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A red 2019 GMC Canyon Denali is in front of a desert canyon.

  When it comes to pickup trucks, utility is the name of the game. Sure, these vehicles can cart you from place to place like anything else. But few other vehicles provide the level of cargo space and power that a pickup truck can give. The pickup truck caters to a driver who wants their [...]

A red 2019 GMC Canyon, which wins when comparing the 2019 GMC Canyon vs 2019 Nissan Frontier, is on a lake shore.

  Are you one of the growing number of people looking at a pickup truck as an everyday vehicle? If so, you have quite the market to choose from. Most every automaker out there has at least one pickup truck in its lineup, and some have multiple. Some are known for their pickup trucks and [...]

A man with a backpack is closing the trunk of his 2019 black GMC Acadia.

  When you get behind the wheel of a modern SUV there are a lot of things you ought to expect. Cargo space and durability are only the tip of the iceberg. When you examine what makes a great SUV ‘great’ with a fine-toothed comb, you’ll find that there are more factors at play. There [...]

Concept image of the all-electric Ford F-150, currently in development, as included in AutoInfluence's Weekly Auto News

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of July 26th. This includes the all-electric F-150, the Silverado 1500 Diesel, and California Emissions standards taking home a big win thanks to a few automakers in particular. In fact, let’s get that last one out of the way [...]

Two black GMC Acadias are parked at a dealership.

2019: The GMC Acadia vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

  Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls. Gather around as we discuss the title-fight that is the current midsize SUV market. The 2019 GMC Acadia vs Jeep Grand Cherokee is a battle for the ages. While both SUVs are more than respectable at what they do, these vehicles do have some key differences. When you [...]

Interior of the 2020 Audi S8 as featured in AutoInfluence Current Auto News for the week of July 12th.

  Did you miss us? We missed you. That’s right, AutoInfluence is back after a two week break and there’s plenty of current auto news to cover - from everyday industry headlines to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Q2 Truck Sale shootout to the impactful death of two industry giants, there’s plenty [...]

A black 2019 GMC Acadia is parked in front of a glass building.

Road Warriors: GMC Acadia vs. Honda Pilot

  It is time, ladies and gentlemen, for two vehicles to do battle, to be pitted against each other in the arena of automotive bloggery. You’d typically have to go to a Michael Bay movie to see this kind of car-on-car vehicular violence, but not today; here the carnage is complimentary and the only thing [...]

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of June 28th. And FINALLY. What a week it was! We have rumors of one iconic muscle cars’s retirement, FCA change-ups, Tesla firefighting, results of this year’s American Made Index, Porsche electrification and the rumor of one model’s death [...]

A red 2019 GMC Canyon is parked in front of red rocks.

The pickup truck exists within a league of their own as a master of utility, while at the same time offering a level of power that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Drawing the attention of road-trippers, cargo-haulers, and horsepower junkies, it’s clear that the pickup truck isn’t going anywhere. Two vehicles that embody what [...]

A black 2019 GMC Acadia is parked in front of tall trees in the forest.

The 2019 GMC Acadia and 2019 Ford Explorer

  Drivers who are interested in space, style, and functionality have many options to choose from. When looking at the different vehicles on the market, GMC and Ford models often catch drivers’ eyes. If comparing the 2019 GMC Acadia vs 2019 Ford Explorer, potential buyers will notice that each of these SUVs have some similarities, [...]