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.

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Toyota Camry: Top Alternatives for 2024

Toyota Camry Alternatives

The Toyota Camry continues to be a top choice for sedan buyers in 2024, offering a blend of reliability, efficiency, and advanced safety features. However, the competition remains fierce in the midsize sedan market, with several rivals offering compelling alternatives. Here's how the Toyota Camry stacks up…

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Chevrolet Equinox: Top Alternatives for 2024

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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Tesla Model X: Top Alternatives for 2024

Tesla Model X Alternatives

The Tesla Model X established a high benchmark for all-electric luxury SUVs when it was introduced in the fall of 2015, despite there being little-to-no direct competition at the time. Since then, the high-end EV utility vehicle market space has become increasingly crowded as automakers have begun more…

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Tesla Model 3: Top Alternatives for 2024

Tesla Model 3 Alternatives

The Tesla Model 3 continues to dominate the under-$50,000 mid-size sedan and hatchback EV segment. Its success is attributed to a combination of performance, technology, and Tesla's extensive Supercharger network. However, the competition has intensified, offering consumers viable alternatives that challenge…

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs Kia EV6: Which Electric SUV Should I Buy?

Hyundai IONIQ5 vs Kia EV6

It would be so easy to call the Hyundai INOIQ 5 and the KIA EV6 twins and leave it at that. After all, they do share the same all-electric platform, utilize the same motor and battery systems, and were released to the automotive marketplace as compact crossover SUVs at nearly the same time. But dig…

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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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Ford F-150 vs Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford F-150 vs Ford F-150 Lightning

Aside from the obvious gasoline versus electric-powered differentiation, are the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-150 Lightning pickups more similar than different? That’s not as easy a comparison as you might think. I found that there are many other ways in which they are true rivals. For starters the F-150 has…

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Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Outback: Which One Suits Your Lifestyle?

Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback

In many ways, the Subaru Crosstrek is like a younger, less sophisticated sibling to the Subaru Outback. Where the subcompact Crosstrek crossover was born just 11 years ago, the mid-size Outback sport utility wagon has been a mainstay in the Subaru lineup for nearly thirty years. I tested both the Subaru…

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Best 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQ Models

Best Mercedes EQ Models

Mercedes-Benz has come on strong in its progress toward an electrified vehicle lineup with the recent introduction of fully electric versions of the S, E, and B-Class models via the brand’s EQ division. Dubbed EQS, EQE, and EQB, these models collectively offer a slew of premium choices for buyers scouring…

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