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TJ Heffner

An RV towing a car refuels at a gas station
Marine & RVs

You Are Probably Overlooking the Easiest Way To Save Fuel on Your RV

Because pandemic lockdowns have eliminated the use of beachfront hotels and resorts, many families have turned to a more traditional form of vacation; the camper. However, the costs of maintaining an RV, especially as new regulations force manufacturers to modify their engines, can cause unwanted stress when you are supposed to be relaxing. The less-than-stellar fuel economy of RVs …

2020 Subaru Ascent in the snow
Trucks & SUVs

2020 Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander: It’s Too Close To Call

Midsize SUVs represent a leading segment for overall sales. Toyota produces two of the perennial leaders of this class, the 4Runner and the Highlander. The 2020 Toyota Highlander provides surprising luxury, though priced a little above its competitors, but maintains an excellent track record for reliability. However, the 2020 Subaru Ascent is mounting a significant challenge to this long-time …

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid driving through the mountain
Hybrids & Electrics

You Can’t Go Wrong With the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In recent years, automaker Hyundai has pushed the envelope to become more competitive with each automotive sector’s leaders. Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata Hybrid is a perfect example of their capacity to compete with Honda and Toyota. In a market dominated by SUVs and crossovers, the Sonata is a champion to keep sedans into consideration. Though the 2020 Hyundai Sonata presents no over-the-top …

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 driving with another GLC300
Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Has Flaws but There’s a Lot You’ll Like

Mercedes-Benz has represented the gold standard of interior luxury for decades. Despite being a luxury crossover, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 has nothing to apologize for as a representative of the brand. As the automaker introduces the roomier GLE class crossover in 2020 and the sportier GLB luxury subcompact crossover turns heads, the GLC300 has taken a backseat in the commotion. Though competing …

The BMW i8 in the Joe Macari Performance Cars Showroom. The BMW i8 was designed by Benoit Jacob and the production model was unveiled at the 2013 International Motor Show in Germany. It features butterfly doors, head-up display, rear-view cameras and partially false engine noise
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is a Head-Up Display an Essential Car Feature?

Automobile safety and convenience are among the areas that apply technological innovations. Some manufacturers include features like backup cameras as standard features while some keep costs down in base models and provide advanced technologies as added features. Because technology continues to advance in the automotive industry, a wide range of futuristic trends are the norm, …

2021 Genesis G80 parked for its debut
Sedans & Coupes

The New 2021 Genesis G80’s Fuel Economy Makes It More Competitive With Luxury Sedans

Dominating brands in the midsize luxury sedan market include brand names like BMW, Audi, Lexus, and Mercedes as expected. However, the Genesis G80, a relative newcomer to the class made a significant move toward the top in 2020, providing potential buyers with a lower-priced luxury option. Those who purchase the G80 in 2021 will have to pay more, but they’ll receive a …

2020 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition in the city parked next to an apartment building
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Luxury SUVs You Can Buy That Haul 7 People

Regardless of class, seating capacity is among the most common critical features to check off on the SUV buyers’ list. There are plenty of options among midsize and full-size luxury SUVs like the BMW Alpina X7, the Lexus LX470, or Mercedes-Benz GLS to name a few. Though luxury SUVs don’t have to cost more than $50,000, you will pay significantly more to drive …

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo at the beach shore
Trucks & SUVs

The Porsche Macan Tied Itself for Best Luxury SUV

Most car critics have been less than complimentary when discussing the price and available features of the 2020 Porsche Macan. Have car critics given the Macan a fair shake? Car and Driver have a difference of opinion with the auto critics crowd, placing both the Porsche Macan at the top of its Best Compact Luxury SUVs list for 2020. However, buyers …

2020 Buick Enclave Avenir driving through a forest
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Buick Enclave Better Than the Chevrolet Traverse or Honda Pilot?

Consumer Reports placed the 2020 Buick Enclave atop their list of large luxury SUVs, basing their claim on its road-test performance, predicted reliability, and predicted owner satisfaction. However, mediocre overall reliable scores in the model years from 2017 to 2019 leave many critics wondering if the higher-priced Enclave is any better than its two closest competitors Chevrolet Traverse and Honda Pilot. …

2020 Chevrolet Colorado is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Trucks & SUVs

What’s New in the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado?

Chevrolet drives in its banner at the top of the midsize truck heap once more with the 2021 Colorado. There are plenty of must-see updates to this year’s model. Kelly Blue Book (KBB) echoes our observations while adding a few eloquent impressions of their own as they note that the Chevrolet Colorado will outlast the …