Rich Taber

Rich Taber has nearly three decades of professional writing experience, including eight years as an automotive columnist for The Standard-Times newspaper, seven years on staff at WheelsTV as a scriptwriter, production manager, and editorial vice-president, and five years as CEO of RPM News Weekly. He has written extensively for numerous regional and local publications and developed public relations products for many non-profit organizations. Having studied both engineering and liberal arts at the University of Notre Dame and worked in audio/visual services, electronic sales, graphic design, and event and entertainment production, he brings a well-balanced skill set to his automotive writing.

Posts by: Rich Taber

Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs [Top Ranked Models for 2024]

Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs

Gone are the days when buying a hybrid vehicle meant sacrificing power, performance, and a modicum of amenities. Not only do today’s hybrids offer more of all the above, but there are more models than ever from which to choose including a bevy of luxury SUV models. Among those, we’ve selected five models…

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Tesla Model S: Top Alternatives for 2024

Tesla Model S Alternatives

If there is any singular electric vehicle that has commanded attention since its inception, it undoubtedly would be the Tesla Model S. Introduced to the marketplace in 2012, the Model S surpassed expectations right from the beginning (it even landed on our list of hardest cars to steal). Since then, nearly…

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Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: Which VW SUV Is Best?

Volkswagen Atlas vs Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Spacious family haven or sporty city conqueror? Unsure which Volkswagen SUV suits your style? We dissect the 2024 Atlas and Cross Sport, comparing size, features, performance, and safety to help you find the option that's right for you. Choose the Atlas if you need maximum cargo space, particularly behind…

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Tesla Model Y: Top Alternatives for 2024

Tesla Model Y Alternatives

As the electric vehicle (EV) market flourishes, many consumers find themselves looking beyond the popular Tesla Model Y for options that better suit their specific needs and preferences. The Model Y's price point, potential delivery wait times, and Tesla's customer service reputation might not meet…

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Toyota RAV4: Top Alternatives for 2024

Toyota RAV4 Alternatives

The 2024 Toyota RAV4 remains a compelling choice in the compact SUV segment, but it faces stiff competition from several rivals. So, where do rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, and Ford Escape aim their efforts to disrupt the dominance of this class leader? Here's a closer look at some…

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Toyota Highlander Trim Comparison: XLE vs Limited

Toyota Highlander XLE vs Toyota Highlander Limited

Of the available trims, the Toyota Highlander XLE is the most popular. Meanwhile, the upmarket Limited easily makes a good case for itself without busting the budget. So, I decided to test both trims to see the difference. Does it make sense to stay with the XLE crowd, or can you make a better choice…

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Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Sonata: Which Is Right For You?

Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Sonata

In comparing the Elantra with the Sonata, Hyundai begs the question, “Are you buying the car you need or the car you want?”. Both offer levels of comfort and efficiency, but after that, there are important differences that separate the popular family-friendly sedans. Will these differences actually…

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Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV vs Hyundai Tucson PHEV

Hyundai Sante Fe PHEV vs Hyundai Tucson PHEV

Navigating the world of plug-in hybrids can feel like choosing your hiking buddy – you need someone who matches your pace, preferences, and gear-carrying capacity. Enter the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV and Tucson PHEV, both offering guilt-free electric miles and gas backup. But which one conquers your…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee: Top Alternatives & Competitors for 2024

Jeep Grand Cherokee Alternatives

In the three decades since it was first introduced, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has earned a reputation as a rugged, all-purpose SUV whose crowning achievement is how elegantly it navigates a sweet spot between family car convenience and adventure-ready capability. That hasn’t stopped competitors, like the Kia…

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Acura RDX vs Acura MDX: Which Is the Better Acura SUV?

Acura MDX vs Acura RDX

When it comes to choosing between Acura’s RDX and MDX models, the decision often boils down to lifestyle preferences and practical considerations. Both vehicles exude a certain style and attitude while offering a competitive range of features. Yet, they present stark differences in performance, size, and…

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