An Acura Certified, Preowned Vehicle – The Ultimate No-Brainer thumb

An Acura Certified, Preowned Vehicle – The Ultimate No-Brainer

The world of searching for and purchasing used vehicles has changed dramatically in the past 20 years.  It used to be that buying a used car was a nerve-wracking experience that involved high-pressure sales tactics and a leap of blind faith that the vehicle wouldn’t turn out to be a lemon.  Fortunately, those times are […]

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Rundown: The 2019 GMC Canyon thumb

Rundown: The 2019 GMC Canyon

Shopping for a new truck, like the 2019 GMC Canyon, is all about looking at your options, analyzing each possible detail and spec for the kind of truck you want, and then finding the one that ticks off all (or at least most) of your boxes. Sometimes that can be easy: the planets just align, […]

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Rundown: The 2019 Toyota 4Runner thumb

Rundown: The 2019 Toyota 4Runner

For many years, the Toyota 4Runner has been one of the leading names in off-road SUV design and functionality, and that reputation is well-earned. The 4Runner is clearly designed to travel off the road and handle just about any rough conditions a person might reasonably (or even unreasonably) want to drive through. Even though the […]

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette – 60 Years Of Classic American Muscle thumb

2019 Chevrolet Corvette – 60 Years Of Classic American Muscle

There a handful of words in the automotive lingo that get a gearhead’s blood running faster than low viscosity engine oil. One of those words is Corvette. For more than 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has been an icon of the sports car industry. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette looks to continue this tradition and uphold […]

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Rundown: The 2019 Jeep Wrangler thumb

Rundown: The 2019 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is something special, but in a lot of ways, it makes absolutely no sense. Now calm down Jeep lovers – I’m not disparaging your beloved company nor am I criticizing the Wrangler’s design or function. From a practical standpoint, however, it’s a two-door mini-SUV with a convertible top and fold-down windshield – […]

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Genesis G70 is the 2019 MotorTrend Car of the Year thumb

Genesis G70 is the 2019 MotorTrend Car of the Year

    Today on AutoInfluence, we take a look at MotorTrends’s 2019 Car of the Year, the Genesis G70. Unbiased, it’s hard not to give Hyundai the credit that they deserve in terms of refining their image over the past three decades. For those of us old enough to remember the puzzling automotive landscape of […]

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Road Warriors: Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150 thumb

Road Warriors: Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150

Ask someone to name an “American full-size pickup truck,” and there’s a good chance the answer will be either the Chevy Silverado 1500 or the Ford F-150. These are the quintessential American pickups, and even though there are more powerful heavy-duty options available, for most truck owners, these are the ones they want. So let’s […]

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Road Warriors: GMC Sierra 1500 vs Toyota Tundra thumb

Road Warriors: GMC Sierra 1500 vs Toyota Tundra

If you are looking at pickup trucks, unless you are only interested in heavy-duty models, at some point you will definitely come across the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Toyota Tundra. They are two of the leading pickups on the road when it comes to straightforward trucks that get the job done during the week […]

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11 Things You Need to Know about Ford & GM’s 10-Speed Transmission thumb

11 Things You Need to Know about Ford & GM’s 10-Speed Transmission

The desire to increase efficiency out of drivetrains is hardly limited to the design and re-engineering of engine builds, with many transmissions being modified to include additional gearing. And the introduction of the long-awaited Ford/GM 10-Speed Transmission might just be the best depiction of that intent. First announced back in 2013, the partnership between Ford […]

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD in High Definition thumb

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD in High Definition

In case you were wondering, the “HD” stands for “Heavy Duty,” not “High Definition.” In a high tech world dominated by high definition televisions, monitors and smartphones, it is an easy connection to make. But in the world of heavy-duty trucks, the 2019 Chevy Silverado HD is the heaviest of heavy hitters. What exactly makes […]

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