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TJ Heffner

TJ Heffner is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

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White 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace Is ‘Likeable but Flawed’

When you enter into a discussion about the traditional luxury car, Jaguar is among the brands that come to mind. Since its 2013 merger with Land Rover, expectations were high for Jaguar SUV E-Pace, F-Pace, and I-Pace models. However, the British automaker took a terrible hit when their J.D. Power dependability ranking banished them to …
A white 2021 BMW X5 midsize crossover luxury SUV travels on a covered road

BMW’s 2021 Luxury SUV Lineup Earned Plenty of Recommendations

When the subject of luxury cars comes up, BMW is inevitably mentioned. But even as sedans and coupes have become less popular, BMW remains a part of the conversation with its luxury SUVs. In fact, not only have critics begun to rank the BMW X5 over the popular Porsche Cayenne, but BMW’s entire SUV lineup …
BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV on display at Brussels Expo

German Rivals Were No Match for the 2021 BMW X5

A perennial favorite on the luxury sedan list for a long time, BMW is turning heads in the luxury SUV market as well. A top performer on BMW’s 2021 SUV lineup, which has gained considerable attention among auto critics is its midsize offering, the BMW X5. While working to top the midsize luxury SUV list …
A white 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid luxury SUV on display at the 2019 New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Not All Is Well in 2019 Porsche Cayenne Ownership

Few luxury SUVs meet discerning, thrill-seeking owners’ expectations better than the Porsche Cayenne. However, most consumers and critics place Lexus and BMW at the top of the midsize luxury SUV reliability list while giving a less enthusiastic nod to the Cayenne. This could have something to do with issues Cayenne owners have endured before their …
A blue 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 SUV parked on rocks at sunset in mountainous terrain

How Many Miles Will a Jeep Wrangler Last?

Few other vehicles produce the level of off-roading satisfaction as a Jeep. For more than 20 years, the Wrangler has been the most recognizable and popular model in the brand’s lineup. Though several issues continue to dog the Wrangler, few other rides boast this iconic SUV’s longevity on the road, off the road, or anywhere …
Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. U.S. electric car company Tesla in 2019 built its first Gigafactory outside the United States to assemble the Tesla Model 3

The 2021 Tesla Model 3 Beat Out Stiff Competition on This List

When someone brings up the subject of electric cars, it is impossible to leave Tesla out of the conversation, but the Tesla Model 3 is not usually mentioned when discussing luxury sedans, until now. In spite of the fact that the Tesla Model 3 seemed to lack standard features in previous years, the all-electric sedan …
A silver 2021 Honda Insight hybrid sedan parked in front of a red bridge and blue sky

The 2021 Honda Insight Surprisingly Came Out on Top

The competition among compact sedans is tighter than ever. And the 2021 Honda Insight is pushing its way to the top of the heap. Impressing eco-friendly consumers, the hybrid Insight boasts motorcycle-like fuel efficiency without sacrificing the attractive styling other hybrids lack. Those benefits, plus a lower sticker price, have propelled the 2021 Honda Insight …
A dark-red 2021 Nissan Armada full-size SUV drives across a creek on a sunny day

Is the 2021 Nissan Armada Worth the $1,000 Price Hike?

Topping the full-size SUV segment requires a delicate balance of features and sticker price. One competitor scrapping its way to the top is the 2021 Nissan Armada. The redesigned SUV got a face-lift and some much-needed interior upgrades to compete with rivals. But it appears Nissan has upset the delicate feature/sticker price balance. It’s prompted …
An electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is seen at the 2020 New England Auto Show Press Preview at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Too Heavy to Be Too Quick – the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Is it really possible to combine a muscle car with an SUV with an EV? The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an attempt to achieve the impossible. Critics have a favorable view of the Mach-E’s interior, described as an improved copy of the Tesla Model Y. The Mustang Mach-E has made quite an impression on …
A 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with a silver paint job and black racing stripes drives on a racetrack in the desert

Is the Mustang Shelby GT500 Faster Than a Lamborghini?

Arguments about whether American muscle cars or European supercars are better has been ongoing for decades. A standard Ford Mustang, even with plenty of growl in the pipes, can’t compete with the likes of Lamborghini. But the Shelby GT500 is hardly a standard Mustang. The 2020 Shelby GT500 has the horsepower to demand respect from …
A 2018 Recon Envy camper van on display at the 110th-annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 8, 2018.

Recon Campers Is on a Mission to Make Camper Vans More Affordable

For those without the down payment for a larger RV or the space to park one, camper vans are a great way to get started with camping. There are many factors involved in making the right selection and avoiding wasting your money on van life scams. One way to avoid camper-van build mistakes is to …
A parked 2021 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport in Infrared

Did Lexus Miss the Mark With This Model Aimed at Sports Sedan Buyers?

When the first IS series cars from Lexus hit U.S. showrooms in 2000, they made a splash with younger buyers interested in a sportier look. But for many car enthusiasts, Lexus has lagged behind the competition when it comes to keeping the 350’s look relevant. Billed as an affordable thrill ride, the 2021 Lexus IS …
A 2020 Audi S4

The 2021 Audi S4 Doesn’t Really Change Anything, but That’s OK

The SUV has captured most automakers’ imagination, but sedans and sport sedans continue to attract car buyers’ attention. Sedans such as the Audi S4, the sports car people keep the longest, refuse to pass silently into the night. Sport sedans continue to endure for their ability to raise heart rates through higher performance capabilities while …
speed boat with its nose out of the water, exposing the bottom of the boat above the water

Why Do Boats Have Paint on the Bottom?

If you live near a body of water, a boat is a great way to spend some quality family time. Because of their resale value, buying a boat can also be a decent investment. However, you should be prepared to put a decent amount of cash into your boat, because it never pays to be cheap. Protecting your investment …