Everything We (Were Surprised to) Like About the 2019 KIA Optima thumb

Everything We (Were Surprised to) Like About the 2019 KIA Optima

  Since so many automakers seem content in allowing traditional midsize sedans to be erased from existence, it’s refreshing to shift our attention over to one that’s enjoying some praise right now. And while nearly twenty years and nearly four full generations have come and gone since its original introduction, the 2019 KIA Optima feels […]

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The 2019 Kia Optima: Building Upon a Solid Foundation

  Currently in its fourth generation, the Optima has been one of Kia Motors’ most successful offerings for years now, and it doesn’t look to be going anywhere soon. Also available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid variant, the 2019 Kia Optima includes updates which set it apart from the competition. Built in Georgia, the […]

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Start Spreading the News…We’re Talking About the New York & Shanghai Auto Shows! thumb

Start Spreading the News…We’re Talking About the New York & Shanghai Auto Shows!

  Annnnnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence with another round of automotive news headlines – this time for the third week of April. Of course this means highlights from both the refined presentations of the tech-centric Shanghai Auto Show as well as the New York International Auto show, and it’s American-sized portions of everything covered with a […]

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Is 2019 an Automotive Sh*t Show, or the First Step Towards Progress? thumb

Is 2019 an Automotive Sh*t Show, or the First Step Towards Progress?

    Around here, we spend a lot of time reporting on current auto news headlines. But would we really be making a divisive statement if we came out and called out 2019 for what it is? And by that we mean that 2019, in terms of the automotive industry, has been a bit of […]

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Toughness, Power & Utility: the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra thumb

Toughness, Power & Utility: the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra

  Toughness, power, and utility define what makes a good full-size pickup truck, but figuring out which has the best properties can be difficult. Here, we’ll take a look at the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra to see how they stack up in terms of towing, hauling, performance, design, features, and safety. […]

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Battle of The Midsize Pickup Trucks: 2019 Chevy Colorado vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma thumb

Battle of The Midsize Pickup Trucks: 2019 Chevy Colorado vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma

  Interested in a midsize pickup truck? Two vehicles in this class that are commonly compared are the 2019 Chevy Colorado vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma, and with good reason. Both of these vehicles are among the most powerful, capable, and advanced in their class, but only one can be crowned the winner in the battle […]

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A Look at the 2019 Buick Encore vs the 2019 Honda HR-V thumb

A Look at the 2019 Buick Encore vs the 2019 Honda HR-V

  Subcompact SUVs like the 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Honda HR-V are taking over the market. Where once sedan style cars were the choice vehicle for families, SUVs are now dominating the market. Unlike sedan style cars, SUVs are built on a more powerful chassis like that of a truck. Many large auto manufacturers […]

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Auto Shanghai? NYIAS? Sure. But First, the Automotive News Headlines for April 8th thumb

Auto Shanghai? NYIAS? Sure. But First, the Automotive News Headlines for April 8th

Annnnnd we’re back! AutoInfluence here on Friday, April 12th making our way through automotive news headlines for the second week of April – leading up to the highly anticipated one-two punch of Auto Shanghai and the New York International Auto Show. That said, grab a drink and a snack, get comfortable, go to the bathroom […]

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A Look at the 2019 GMC Truck Lineup thumb

A Look at the 2019 GMC Truck Lineup

There has never been a better time than 2019 to be looking for GMC trucks for sale in your area. Having been a reputable truck manufacturer for over 100 years in the United States, GMC has built upon their years of innovation and success to provide a new lineup that is bound to impress even […]

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The Long and The Short of Bad Credit Car Dealerships thumb

The Long and The Short of Bad Credit Car Dealerships

Those with bad credit often feel a sense of dread at the thought of asking for any kind of financial assistance, but what if there was a place willing to leave your past behind and give you the second chance everyone deserves. These places exist, and they are called bad credit car dealerships, but understanding […]

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