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

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

Acura MDX vs Acura RDX

Making a purchase decision between Acura’s RDX and MDX models is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a judgment call on what it means to be practical. Each of these two vehicles exudes style and attitude while offering a competitive range of features, yet they present stark differences in performance,…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee: Top Alternatives & Competitors

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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Subaru BRZ vs Toyota GR86: What’s the Difference?

Subaru BRZ vs Toyota GR86

To say that the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GR86 are cut from the same cloth would be an understatement. A quick look at the numbers seems to indicate that there is barely any difference between them. So, where do we find any differences? Well, besides noting a few nearly insignificant cosmetic…

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Toyota Camry: Top Alternatives for 2022

Toyota Camry Alternatives

With good reason, the Toyota Camry has long set the benchmark by which other midsize sedans are measured. It’s reliable, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable. Yet, in a marketplace where sedans in general no longer occupy the top spot in sales volume, has the Camry…

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Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano: Which Is Right for You?

Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano

The 2022 Nissan Rogue and Murano are enjoyable in their own way, but they are notably different in size, content, and purpose. Nevertheless, there are reasons to prefer one of these 5-passenger crossovers over the other, not because one is better in general, but because each has its distinct personality and…

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Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs [Top Ranked Models for 2022]

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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Best Luxury Compact SUVs [Top Ranked Models]

Best Luxury Compact SUVs

The field of luxury compact SUVs has exploded in popularity over the last quarter-century, with more manufacturers than ever offering models. Out of this fierce competition, a trend has emerged that blends opulence with practicality and style with function in ways that few would have predicted twenty-five…

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Honda Insight vs Honda Accord: How Do They Compare?

Honda Insight vs Honda Accord

Where the Accord has nurtured a stellar reputation going back decades, the Insight started its life some 20-plus years ago as a small, unconventionally designed, aerodynamic two-seat hybrid – the first hybrid, in fact, to have entered the U.S. market. Well, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at the…

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Best New Sedans Under $20,000

Best Sedans Under 20K

Any listing of the best sedans priced under $20,000 presumes that car shoppers looking here have already resigned themselves to foregoing a host of luxuries for the sake of economy. Unfortunately, inflation being what it is, a couple of models that might have made the list in previous years have inched past…

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Chevrolet Equinox: Top Alternatives for 2021/22

Chevrolet Equinox Alternatives

In a marketplace now dominated by crossovers and SUVs of every size, small crossovers such as the popular Chevrolet Equinox draw a lot of attention for their combination of efficiency and economy. There are good reasons to shop around, especially if you’re looking for a compact crossover that delivers a…

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