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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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, [...]

A light colored 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is muddy in a field.

  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 [...]