G.R. Whale

G.R. Whale

G.R. Whale has been breaking parts since the ’60s and writing about it since the ’80s, beginning at Four Wheeler Magazine and since published in more than 25 outlets on cars, trucks, aircraft, boats, commercial and recreational vehicles. An IAMA technical writing award winner, he holds a degree in communications, did a brief stint in automotive PR, serves as an off-highway driving instructor and is the Editor-at-Large at Truck Trend. Whale lives outside Los Angeles with speed-freak family and would rather be cooking, rallying or sailing than using any keyboard.

Reviews by G.R. Whale

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    2015 Ford Transit

    Ford Transit is a full-size van available as a passenger van or cargo van. Transit can be configured for a variety of specific uses and offers a choice of roof heights and overall lengths. Millions...

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    2015 Ram ProMaster City

    The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is a new compact van. It comes as a ProMaster City Tradesman cargo van with or without cargo partition, or a five-seat ProMaster City Wagon with...

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    2015 Ford Transit Connect

    The Transit Connect is Ford’s originated-in-Europe compact van. It’s smaller than full-size cargo and passenger vans, including the so-called minivans, such as the Odyssey, Sienna and Town & Country, but larger...

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    2015 Dodge Durango

    The Dodge Durango’s last redesign, for 2011, qualified as a wholesale advance on its predecessor. The current Durango offers a combination of traditional SUV ability with crossover-like comfort, quiet, and features....

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    2015 Lincoln MKC

    Lincoln MKC is a new model, very likely the first Lincoln less than 15 feet long. It joins the ever-expanding spectrum of compact crossovers taking over the luxury market. The new...

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    2015 Jeep Renegade

    Jeep Renegade is the newest entry in the burgeoning small compact crossover utility market. Renegade is built in Italy and comes imbued with the emotion and characteristics you might expect. It...

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    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Jeep Grand Cherokee is the flagship of the brand and for many years was the quintessential SUV. Today, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee seats a family of five, drives well on...

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    2015 GMC Yukon

    The GMC Yukon is all-new for 2015. What hasn’t been obviously restyled or re-thought has been re-programmed, re-calibrated or re-engineered. The biggest news for the 2015 Yukon is more power and...

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    2015 Ford Super Duty

    The Ford Super Duty pickups offer a pair of stout engines and can tow bumper-pull trailers that weigh up to 19,000 pounds or 31,200 with a fifth-wheel setup. Their bold, broad...

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    2015 Ram Heavy Duty

    The 2015 Ram Heavy Duty pickups boast the highest tow ratings among one-ton pickups. Ram HDs offer more engine and transmission choices than competitors and a range of interiors from commercial-friendly...

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    2015 GMC Sierra

    The GMC Sierra delivers stout towing and hauling ability, a quiet cabin, and distinctive styling. GMC Sierra is built on the same platform and shares many mechanical pieces and body panels...

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    2015 Ram 1500

    The Ram 1500 pickup serves the half-ton pickup truck market, among the most contested in all motor vehicles. Permutations are numerous with three engines, two fuels, three cabs, two types of...

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    2015 Dodge Charger

    Extensively revised for 2015, Dodge Charger is America’s four-door muscle car, full of presence and in some cases fury. It looks mean but rides well, is quite practical from a room...

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    2014 GMC Acadia

    Like the related Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia can seat seven or eight, depending on configuration, and haul a big pile of cargo. Inside and out, the Acadia is similar in...

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    2015 GMC Canyon

    All-new, the 2015 GMC Canyon is a scaled down Sierra offering two engines, two cabs and two bed lengths. The percentage lower or smaller than the Sierra depends on what you’re...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

    2015 Chevrolet Colorado

    Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-sized pickup for people who do occasional hauling, tow light trailers, or need four-wheel drive to reach their favorite sporting site. Narrower and lower than a full-size...

  • 2015 Ford F-150

    2015 Ford F-150

    The Ford F-150 offers something for everyone interested in a light-duty pickup, be it for independent business like contractors or landscapers, fleet buyers, or as a second car. Interiors range from...

  • 2015 Kia K900

    2015 Kia K900

    The Kia K900 is Kia’s first rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan brought to the North American market. Proven in the home market where it’s called K9 (like Audi A6, etc.) it comes here...

  • 2014 Dodge Durango

    2014 Dodge Durango

    The Dodge Durango’s 2011 redesign qualified as a wholesale advance on its predecessor and 2014 sees noteworthy advances in Durango evolution. The 2014 Durango is more than merely competitive, offering a...

  • 2014 Ram ProMaster

    2014 Ram ProMaster

    The Ram ProMaster marks Chrysler’s first full-size van since the Dodge B-van that carted so many people to airports and religious retreats. Although ProMaster is new to the American market there...

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