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

  • 2014 Ram 1500

    2014 Ram 1500

    For 2014, Ram 1500 is available with a diesel engine, making it the first half-ton pickup to offer a modern, clean diesel engine option (though there was a light-duty diesel option...

  • 2014 Ford Super Duty

    2014 Ford Super Duty

    The Ford Super Duty pickups offer a pair of stout engines and can tow bumper-pull trailers that weigh up to 18,500 pounds or 24,700 with a fifth-wheel setup. Their bold, broad...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD

    2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD

    The Chevrolet Silverado HD (and GMC Sierra HD) is the least truck-like of the heavy-duty pickups. Apples to apples Silverado HD usually has a better ride, more precise steering and quieter...

  • 2015 GMC Sierra HD

    2015 GMC Sierra HD

    The GMC Sierra HD rolls into the 2015 model year looking like a new truck: The 2015 GMC Sierra HD gets new sheetmetal, a new cab, and interior and infotainment systems...

  • 2014 Toyota Highlander

    2014 Toyota Highlander

    The Toyota Highlander is completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. A three-row crossover sport-utility vehicle, Highlander has seats for seven or eight assuming at least a couple are kids, decent...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe

    2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe

    Where celebrities hanker to be seen in Los Angeles, Jaguar introduced the new Coupe version of the F-TYPE so they can't be seen as easily as in a convertible. The spiritual...

  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

    2014 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

    A long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover goes on sale early this year, including a luxurious and exclusive Autobiography Black model. Eight inches is the magic number at Range Rover, that...

  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is all-new for 2014. The 2014 Range Rover Sport aims to match Range Rover's flair with driving dynamics more suitable to a big premium sedan...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD

    The Chevrolet Silverado HD is the least commercial of the heavy-duty pickups, with a smoother ride, more precise steering, and more carlike interior, yet its capability is on par with the...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado

    The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is the next generation of Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle. Although some things look and sound familiar, like the three engines that are all-new despite being the same size...

  • 2013 GMC Sierra HD

    2013 GMC Sierra HD

    GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickups are well suited to real-world use and abuse. They can haul tons of brick and cement and tow the concrete pump, then turn around to be...

  • 2013 Ram Heavy Duty

    2013 Ram Heavy Duty

    The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty models, the 2013 Ram 2500 and 2013 Ram 3500, have reset the bar for pickup truck towing and further advanced the luxury heavy-duty pickup. Changes applied...

  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    2014 marks a mid-life refreshment for Grand Cherokee. All 2014 Grand Cherokee models come with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous 5-speed. And a new EcoDiesel V6 engine is...

  • 2013 GMC Acadia

    2013 GMC Acadia

    The GMC Acadia can seat seven or eight and haul a big pile of cargo. Acadia has been updated for the 2013 model year. For 2013, the front and rear styling...

  • 2013 Fisker Karma

    2013 Fisker Karma

    The Fisker Karma is a new plug-in hybrid luxury sedan launched as a 2013 model. The Karma is the first, and perhaps the last, car from the company started by Henrik...

  • 2014 Jaguar XFR-S

    2014 Jaguar XFR-S

    A new Jaguar XFR-S goes on sale this summer. The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S sedan is a serious piece of machinery aimed squarely at BMW's M5, Mercedes's E63 AMG, Cadillac's CTS-V and...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

    2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

    Finding an empty niche in the car business is rare, but Mercedes-Benz has identified one in the super-ute category and fills it with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, the biggest, baddest...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

    2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

    Introduced in the land of wretched excess at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the fifth in the Black Series and the top of...

  • 2014 Porsche Cayman

    2014 Porsche Cayman

    A new Porsche Cayman goes on sale next spring. The 2014 Porsche Cayman echoes the changes to the 2013 Boxster, a new vehicle that is lower and longer yet lighter and...

  • 2013 Ram 1500

    2013 Ram 1500

    You'll be forgiven for thinking the 2013 Ram 1500 looks vaguely familiar. In fact, the sheetmetal is all the same and surface changes are minor. However, most of what lies beneath...

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