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A red 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is driving on a city street.

  Crossovers seem like a dime a dozen, with every car manufacturer elbowing to maneuver their own brand of SUV to the front of the line. With so many brands creating new models to fill the gaps in buyer interests, it helps to be able to compare certain brands. Chevy is coming out with the [...]

A red 2020 GMC Sierra 1500, which wins when comparing the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2020 Nissan Titan, is driving with hills in the distance.

  It’s not enough that truck manufacturers make major changes to their vehicles. As a rule, truck drivers tend to be traditionalists, often sticking to one brand and model, with many loyalties passed down from generation to generation, like Yankees vs Red Sox, or USC vs UCLA. That is why it is surprising that Nissan [...]

Three 2019 Chevy Corvettes are racing.

Check out these 8 Used 2019 Vehicles

As 2019 comes to an end and we usher in 2020, you might not be one of those people caught up in the rush for the latest 2020 model year vehicles. Instead, your interests might rest with used cars, in particular, used 2019 models that you can find at a lower price. This is a [...]

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 white 2019 Ford Ranger, which wins when comapring the 2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Nissan Frontier, is shown in the mud.

Road Warriors: Ford Ranger vs Nissan Frontier

  Once more the field of battle stands ready, a hush descends as the world holds its breath and two gladiators of vehicular carnage step forward to clash and fray. Today we’re talking pickups – mid-size pickups to be precise, so don’t expect any heavy-duty destruction in this battle. And yet, mid-size trucks are becoming [...]

Black 1967 Ford Mustang reboot for June 2019

  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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]