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Alex L. Dykes

The Touareg That Should Have Been | 2020 Atlas Cross Sport First Drive

Don’t get me wrong, the Touareg was a great vehicle, it’s just that America wasn’t really interested in an expensive off-road focused luxury SUV with an Audi …

The Other Alex Asks: Do I Need AWD?

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Can A Hybrid Tow? We Put A RAV4 Hybrid To The Test

Just how well can a RAV4 Hybrid tow up-hill with a trailer a hair over-weight? Better than we expected actually. (Note: white the RAV4 Hybrid in America is rated …

"Sport" Doesn't Always Mean "Sporty" | 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Nissan’s tweener crossover got a mild refresh for 2020. Does that make it a compelling alternative to a Compass, Crosstrek or other CUVs that slot between …

Our RAV4 Hybrid Has a 7-Pin Trailer Connector Now!

Wiring up the RAV4 with a 7-pin harness wasn’t as big of a pain as I thought. Admittedly we didn’t complete the “whole enchilada” because I use a wireless …

AoA Live! Burning Questions Answered Here

For AOA stickers, send a self-addressed, postage paid envelope to Dyklaine, LLC Alex On Autos PO Box 573 Redwood Estates, CA 95044 Discount for Merch …

Weight Distribution Hitches Explained – How They Work, Why You Need One

Today we delve into the black magic that is the weight distributing hitch, also called “load leveling hitch” or “weight distribution hitch.” This is the ultimate trifecta …

RAV4 Hybrid Hitch Install – FINALLY!

Thanks TorkLift for the hitch for our long term RAV4 Hybrid! In this video we install the hitch which was a fairly easy process. Stay tuned for some towing videos …

Your Avalon AWD Prayers Are Answered | 2021 Toyota Avalon AWD

The AWD Avalon is the answer about 30% of you have been asking for. The downside is that it’s also the least powerful Avalon in the lineup meaning you’ll be …

The Toyota Camry Finally Gets AWD (again) | 2020 Toyota Camry AWD Quick Spin

The Nissan Avalon AWD proved to be enough of a success that Toyota is hopping into the AWD sedan game with the 2020 Camry leaving shoppers with 3-4 …