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A blue 2020 Kia Telluride is driving through a river in front of mountains.

Introducing the 2020 Kia Telluride

  Next year's models are starting to pop up already, and along with them comes the 2020 Kia Telluride. Designed in the spirit of adventure and named after a town in the Rocky Mountains, the Telluride is meant to be the perfect all-around crossover sport utility vehicle. Boasting a bunch of standard features as well [...]

A red 2019 Ford Edge ST is taking a corner with a city skyline in the distance.

  What do you look for in a great car? A great style? The perfect finely tuned engine? Plenty of intuitive safety and infotainment features? A lot goes into finding the right car, and with so many factors at play, and so many manufacturers and models to deal with, it can be difficult to sift [...]

A white 2020 Kia Soul is parked in front of foggy mountains.

The Hopefully Soon to be Iconic Kia Soul

  What do the Jeep Wrangler, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Kia Soul have in common? Mechanically, not much.  You are not likely to see a Beetle doing any off-roading, and there were probably not many Wranglers at Woodstock in 1969. One is American, one German and one Korean. So what, if anything, do they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

  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 [...]

The front of a blue 2020 Kia Forte is shown.

Leasing a New Kia: Is It Right For You?

For buyers looking to get into a new Kia, lease deals may be a more attractive option than buying outright. Leasing is perfect for drivers who are inclined to trade in the car every few years in order to stay in a newer vehicle, or those who don't drive many miles in a given year. [...]

A black 2019 Buick Encore is shown in front of a bay.

The 2019 Buick Encore or 2019 Mazda CX-3?

Trying to decide between the 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Mazda CX-3? Both the Encore and CX-3 are excellent vehicles in the subcompact SUV class. They are stylish, advanced, easy to maneuver and offer plenty of onboard technology. However, there are some major differences between these two SUVs. Each vehicle features varying standard features, performance [...]

Lexus RC F as featured in Men in Black International and this week's current auto news.

Fathers Day, ’Death Wobbles’ and Tariffs Dodged

Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence here with all of your automotive news going into Fathers Day Weekend. But before we get to the individual headlines, a quick follow-up on last week’s threat of tariffs being placed on Mexican manufacturing - a story which all but moved forward mere minutes after we had posted the previous episode [...]

A silver 2019 Kia Forte is driving around traffic cones in Allentown, PA.

Can the 2019 Kia Forte Change Our Mind?

It’s been just over a decade since we got our first look at the first-gen KIA Forte, an offshoot of the very same Hyundai Elantra that had pretty much failed to captivate our hearts. Fueled by our general lack of enthusiasm for the brand as a whole, it was unlikely that the Forte (in any [...]