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TJ Heffner

TJ Heffner is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

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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 Dodge Challenger and Charger parked in a hangar
Sedans & Coupes

The Dodge Demon Is the Most Powerful Challenger Ever

Known for his obsession with power on Tool Time, even Tim Allen was impressed by the incredible power of the 2018 Dodge SRT Demon present in Jay Leno’s Garage. Touted by Leno as “the most powerful muscle car on the planet,” the Demon’s rule of the streets has ended. A June 2019 announcement of the Demon’s discontinuation made by the …
2021 Toyota GR Supra in blue and white parked on a track with overcast skies
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Are Manual Transmissions Dying and What Will Kill Them Off Completely?

Parents who dread the process of teaching a teen how to drive a car with a manual transmission should prepare to do their happy dance. Other than the 2021 Ford Bronco, select SUVs, and several sports cars, it appears that the manual transmission is dying. What reasons are behind manual transmissions dying out, and what will kill them off completely? …
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

Which 2020 Toyota Tacoma Trim Is Right for You?

The Toyota Tacoma has earned a place in the spotlight among compact trucks by meeting the needs and expectations of its owners. To keep up with compact truck owner demands, Toyota made some significant changes to the 2020 Tacoma that were not present in the 2019 model. These improvements provide potential owners with a broad …
2021 Honda Odyssey parked in front of palm trees
Tips, Tricks & Trends

These Are the Safest and Most Affordable Hondas You Can Buy

Whether shopping for a teen who just got their driver’s license or searching for a replacement for an existing family vehicle, many buyers place safety at the top of the list right beside affordability. Automakers like Toyota and Honda have a reputation for providing a wide range of sedans to vans and safety features at a price you can …
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 …
Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 parked with a seaside view
Trucks & SUVs

Spend $100K for a 603-HP Family SUV in the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

Buyers have to be careful when shopping for a luxury SUV because a lot of automakers cut corners and sell an inferior product at a luxury price. Mercedes-Benz has cut back on passenger car production and transferred its trademark for gold-standard luxury and superior engineering to the more popular and lucrative SUV/crossover market. Though no one is complaining about …
Visitors look at Chevrolet's next generation Spark car during a press preview of the Seoul Motor Show
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Chevy Spark Is Home to a Dying Feature

Chevrolet struggled in the first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19 woes. However, there were two bright spots among its 2020 line of cars. In spite of a less-than-favorable critique from Consumer Reports, one of Chevy’s cars that produced first-quarter sales was the Chevy Spark. Looking at the production of 2021 cars, Chevrolet looks to …
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. …
Chevrolet Traverse, rival to the Nissan Pathfinder, seen at the New York International Auto Show

How Does the 2020 Chevy Traverse Stack Up Against the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2020 Chevy Traverse has made a significant impression on Consumer Reports automotive critics. In contrast, its classmate, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder missed out on much of the praise the SUV has enjoyed in the past. Due to affordability and their three-row layout, both are good candidates as reliable family transportation, but which one is …
1937 Chevy Suburban
Trucks & SUVs

The Chevy Suburban Holds an Unusual Yet Impressive Record

The price for a gallon of gas in 1935 was 19 cents, the average house cost a little more than $4,000, and the sticker price on the average car was $760. Into this world where a dollar went a lot further, Chevrolet introduced their Suburban Carryall with a $675 price tag. The world has seen …
2020 Hyundai Palisade is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show

The Hyper-Luxurious 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Is Here

To the surprise of many auto critics, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade shook up Hyundai’s closest rival by topping the Kia Telluride. The automaker’s new midsize SUV accelerated to the top of its class, stacking up awards and turning heads away from some of the segment’s most sought after models. Hyundai refuses to back off the …
The Subaru logo attached to the grill of a snow-covered Subaru Outback in New Mexico.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Fuel Pump Failure Leads to Another Subaru Lawsuit

Subaru automobiles rank among the most dependable on the road, recognized for longevity, low cost to own, and maintaining their resale value. With Subaru models like the Forester and Crosstrek securing places among the top SUVs in 2020, it is rather inconvenient that the automaker has to endure another recall issue – this time a …
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is presented during the press preview of the 2015 New York International Auto Show

The 2020 Chevy Spark Struggled to Do Anything Well

While it is no secret that 2020 was a rough year for Chevy’s reliability, the lackluster performance of the 2020 Chevy Spark stands out as a possible omen for the nameplate. In spite of taking the top ranking among U.S. News’ Cheapest Cars of 2020, many automotive critics speculate that the Spark is among the …
The three millionth vehicle produced at at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Redline Edition, waits to roll off the assembly line

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Is a Cheap Way to Get A Lot of Cargo Space

A major deciding factor for choosing one SUV over another includes its capacity to accommodate passengers, which draws potential buyers toward three-row models. In addition to adequate passenger space, many shoppers also want plenty of cargo space. When it comes to exceptional cargo space, Chevy is one automaker to turn to. The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse …
Mitsubishi Outlander
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Mitsubishi Outlander

Most critics praise the overall reliability of the Mitsubishi Outlander, but to provide guidance to those who place a priority on safety, requires a more critical look at the overall safety of this compact SUV.
A silver 2020 Tucson is displayed on stage after its launch at the Auto Expo 2020

Avoid the 2020 Hyundai Tuscon’s Base Trim Level

Shoppers in the compact SUV market have an abundance of makes and models to choose from, which leaves some car critics scratching their heads when it comes to the 2020 Hyundai Tucson’s lack of flair when it comes to its base trim level. When competing with other Hyundai SUV options like the larger Santa Fe …
The rear of a white precursor of the 2020 Kia Optima on display at the Annual Chicago Auto Show

The 2020 Kia Optima Is 1 of the Most Reliable Cars for Families

Whenever car owners and car critics discuss the reliability of midsize sedans, several names linger at the top of their list. However, U.S. News has singled out the 2020 Kia Optima as the new reliability leader among midsize sedans, even beating out Toyota Camry. The standard features in the base model of the Optima also …