The new Toyota Sequoia is unveiled during the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California
Trucks & SUVs

The 1 Toyota Vehicle Nobody Wants to Buy

Sometimes things just hang around too long, and this seems to be the case for the Toyota Sequoia. This full-size SUV hasn’t been redesigned for a long time, and its sales are starting to suffer. Here’s a look at where the Sequoia stands and some hope for the future. Toyota Sequoia sales The Toyota Sequoia …

2018 Subaru Ascent is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Crossover & Midsize

How Reliable Is the Subaru Ascent?

After a lackluster performance by their original crossover effort, the Tribeca, Subaru’s second family crossover was successfully released in 2019. The 2019 Subaru Ascent impressed reviewers as one of the safest models on the market, and the 2020 model has received a solid score of 8 out of 10 from U.S. News for overall performance. Unfortunately, Subaru …

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport at the Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

How Reliable Is the Volkswagen Atlas?

Although it’s a newer vehicle, the Volkswagen Atlas isn’t holding up very well to the reliability surveys conducted by Consumer Reports. In fact, it has the lowest overall reliability score possible. But what exactly is the problem — and does the Atlas have any redeeming qualities? Official reliability rating  According to Consumer Reports, the projected …

The 2019 Nissan Murano at AutoMobility LA
Crossover & Midsize

Does the Nissan Murano Have Apple CarPlay?

The Nissan Murano stands out thanks to its stylish exterior styling and comfortable, luxurious interior. As Nissan’s first crossover SUV, it’s one of the oldest models in the midsize SUV segment. But technology-wise, Nissan hasn’t left the Murano back in the early 2000s since the automaker has kept its infotainment and safety features current. If buyers …

The 2019 Nissan Murano at AutoMobility in LA
Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the Nissan Murano?

Nissan’s SUVs aren’t the most popular in the segment. Despite being a good car overall, the Nissan Pathfinder can’t keep up with its competition. The redesigned Nissan Armada also failed to make a huge impact on sales. The Nissan Murano remains unchanged for the 2020 model year, though it did get an exterior refresh last …

2021 Rivian R1T
Hybrids & Electrics

Rivian’s Electric Pickup Truck Will Cost Less Than Expected

In recent months, the electric pickup truck market has gained new competitors. Hummer’s coming back in all-electric truck form, and GM’s Lordstown plant has been recommissioned for electric pickup production. Perhaps that’s the motivation behind Rivian’s latest announcement. Fresh off the heels of new investments and feature introductions, the company has revealed the R1T electric …

Suzuki Samurai
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 90s Scandal Consumer Reports Hopes You Forgot About

The automotive world is no stranger to scandals. Some are the result of genuine product flaws or company misrepresentation, such as with Takata’s airbags and Volkswagen’s diesel vehicles. Others, though, like Audi’s unintended acceleration debacle, stemmed from driver error as much as product design. Which begs the question: which category does the Consumer Reports scandal …

The Honda logo on a new car
Autos

How Many Japanese Automakers Are There?

Pretty much every gearhead is familiar with the “Big Three” of automakers. GM, Ford, and Chrysler currently reign supreme as the most popular auto companies in the United States. GM holds the title of 4th largest automaker worldwide. The F-150, Ford’s flagship pickup truck, was even the best-selling vehicle of 2019. However, the best-selling passenger …