It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and THIS is Your Weekly Auto News! thumb

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and THIS is Your Weekly Auto News!

  Annnnd we’re…high? AutoInfluence back with all your automotive news for the week of May 24th even though work is being done in our studios, using some strong-scented chemicals. So bear with us, even if it means listening to Dan giggle indiscriminately while he works around us. Either way, we’re getting a head start on […]

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Like a Rock: GM Trucks

  If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the odds are higher than ever than you’re taking a hard look at a pick-up truck. Once thought of as tools for work and towing, trucks have gone fully mainstream. Helped by overall market shift from sedans to SUVs, trucks now occupy a solid space […]

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Ford’s $850M Electric Buy-in

  Back in March, current auto news headlines seemed all-too-eager to report Ford’s decision to invest $850M in the restructuring of their Flat Rock, MI assembly plant. Amidst the steady string of negative news stories to befall the automotive industry (especially domestic automakers) it never fails to feel refreshing when there’s something positive to report […]

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Moving Mountains: 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 HD vs 2019 Nissan Titan XD thumb

Moving Mountains: 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 HD vs 2019 Nissan Titan XD

The current truck marketplace is perhaps as diverse as it has ever been. On one end, there are multiple mid-size trucks with 4-cylinder engines proven to achieve well over 20 miles per gallon. In the middle, an unparalleled selection of full-size trucks, from spartan single cabs to luxurious crew cabs that regularly retail for over […]

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The Battle Between the 2019 GMC Terrain and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 thumb

The Battle Between the 2019 GMC Terrain and the 2019 Toyota RAV4

  Subcompact SUVs have been growing in popularity with families in recent years. Where a sedan-style car was once preferred, parents are now opting for vehicles with a little more cargo room, power, and capability on the road. SUVs are generally larger cabins built onto the chassis of a truck. This used to mean clunky […]

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Debating the Differences Between the 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Chevy Equinox thumb

Debating the Differences Between the 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Chevy Equinox

  If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you likely have a list of features and specific qualities in mind that will help you make your decision on which make and model to purchase. Purchasing a vehicle is an important decision which will impact your life for years to come. You want to […]

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It’s Your Weekly Auto News, Featuring ‘Space Orange”! thumb

It’s Your Weekly Auto News, Featuring ‘Space Orange”!

Annnnd we’re back… AutoInfluence with all of your automotive news headlines for this week of May 17th. Starting with… Ford Much to the chagrin of stateside enthusiasts, Ford unveiled the wagon-styled variant of the Focus ST, an offering that isn’t available in the U.S. Offering a welcome 58 cubic feet of passenger / cargo space, […]

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Powerful Pickups: 2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Nissan Titan thumb

Powerful Pickups: 2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Nissan Titan

  The truck war for market dominance wages on between automotive manufacturing juggernauts, seemingly with no end in sight. Even the all-electric and autonomous driving future of automobiles cannot deter the consumer demand for mid to large size pickup trucks. The clear benefit of automotive companies focusing primarily on the pickup truck as their money […]

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Toyota’s Hydrogen-Fueled Agenda

  As we approach the end of 2019’s first quarter, we’re seeing an endless onslaught of headlines related to automakers’ restructuring of their lineups around a more timely selection of models. Of course, this means the elimination of slow-moving sedan styles in favor of more popular crossover SUVs, a tech-centric focus on autonomous vehicles and […]

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Buick Luxury or Honda Essentials?

Choosing Between The 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Honda HR-V Trying to decide between the 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Honda HR-V? You’re essentially choosing between a luxury compact SUV and a more simply-built subcompact SUV. While the Encore is more expensive, it offers numerous standard features and incredible luxury touches. However, the 2019 Honda […]

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