The mid-size pickup truck segment is a relatively new one, effectively created in 2015 when General Motors redesigned its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models. The new trucks were larger and more refined, with interior space that qualified them for the mid-size designation instead of their predecessors’ compact classification. Since then, other small trucks have... Read More.
About a year ago, we wrote about a few crossovers – utility vehicles designed primarily for paved roads – that have functional tweaks to enhance their off-road abilities. We’re still not sure if this is a short-lived trend or one that will persist as drivers demand more of a middle ground between basic crossovers and... Read More.
The more the electric vehicle marketplace grows, the easier it gets to find exactly the type of EV you want. While the segment started out small with compact cars like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, you can now choose battery-powered mainstream and luxury SUVs, small and mid-size cars, and even a full-size pickup... Read More.
As you’ve seen in our previous fuel economy comparison articles, engine technology has done a lot to improve fuel efficiency in all sorts of vehicles, from compact sedans to pickup trucks. In this article, we’ll look at fuel economy in the full-size SUV segment, where domestic and Japanese automakers pair truck-like capability with the flexibility... Read More.
Along with the beginning of spring, March 2022 brought with it news of a new hot hatch from a surprising source, the revival of a classic van with all-electric power, and the first-ever SUV model from a British brand known for super-lightweight sports cars. Toyota’s newest sporty offering will be a 300-hp, AWD version of... Read More.
Is it true? Do hybrid cars need more maintenance? If so, that would make them more expensive to maintain, right? So much for saving on gas, then. In this blog post, we’ll dig a little more into hybrids and maintenance and answer this burning question for you. Types of Hybrid Vehicles First, let’s go over... Read More.
Forgetting to check the maximum payload capacity of your truck and overloading it can be dangerous for both you and your vehicle. But spending time figuring out the maximum payload rating of your truck can be a real pain! Luckily, Ford developed a solution for the F-150: onboard scales. Maximum Payload Rating One of the... Read More.
With so many unique features in vehicles these days, it can make your head spin. We’ve collected and sorted a few of them here in the hopes this article will help you prioritize what’s important to you. Driver Assistance Features With technology advancing as quickly as it is, it’s no surprise that car companies are... Read More.
Shazam! That’s how striking some of the changes are that we’re expecting in the auto industry this year, especially with some of the new models for 2022. In this post, we’ll highlight some major changes in the 2022 electric vehicle market, the lasting effects of the chip shortage, and auto show updates. New Models for... Read More.
January was a big month for big SUVs, with automakers revealing redesigned or updated versions of some of their largest utility models. Jeep revealed the first-ever plug-in hybrid Grand Cherokee (the brand’s second plug-in model), Toyota has done a ground-up redesign of its Sequoia full-size SUV, and Ford is preparing to launch a high-performance Raptor... Read More.