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2019 GMC Acadia vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

  Here we are again, pitting yet another middle of the road mid-size SUV against another middle of the road mid-size SUV. In this case, it is the 2019 GMC Acadia vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. In most lists of the best mid-size SUVs, you won’t see either of these vehicles anywhere near the top. While [...]

Rendering of 992 Porsche 911 GT3 as featured in this week's edition of AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News

FCA & Nissan Merger (plus Ford & GM Merger?)

    Annnnnnd we’re back…AutoInfluence easing the month of May right out the door with this week’s current automotive news headlines. But first, let’s address the elephant in the room, the rumored merger of Ford and General Motors. Unless you’re living under a rock, those of you who follow our weekly headlines in real-time are [...]

Action Shot of 2019 RAM 1500 Rebel Named "Texas Off-Road Truck of the Year" as featured in AutoInfluence's Weekly Automotive News for the week of May 24th, 2019

  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 [...]

A black 2019 GMC Sierra is shown driving through a puddle from behind in the woods.

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 [...]

A black 2019 GMC All terrain edition is parked in front of a bridge

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 [...]

A grey 2019 GMC Terrain is parked in the driveway of a modern house.

  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 [...]

Lexus LC 500h prototype in Space Orange, as featured in this week's Automotive News headlines for the week of May 17th

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, [...]

The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 as featured in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for May 10th

Annnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence on Mothers Day Weekend with all your automotive news headlines since…well, since seven days ago. Why? Because we want to be just as dependable as your mom is, except you can damn well bet that we’re not gonna clean up after you. Ford / Lincoln While an official unveiling of the [...]

A black 2019 GMC Terrain SLE is parked.

  The market for subcompact SUVs like the 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been exploding in recent years. The market for sedan-style cars is dwindling, and families are more and more frequently opting for a subcompact SUV to transport their kids around. With increasingly good engine options and available features, it’s no [...]

2019 Chevy Camaro SS Prior to Changes Being Made for 2020 as Reported in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News from April 27th to May 3rd

    Annnnd we’re back…AutoInfluence kicking down the door to the month of May with all your automotive news. But don’t worry. We promise we’ll rehang the door once we’re done here (it’s the least we could do, since we forget to say hi to your mom in last week’s episode…) Ford / Lincoln This [...]