Randall Heinitz

Automotive Editor

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Randy Heinitz has written online automotive news and classic car profiles since 2010. He also covers auto shows in Southern California, and writes about automotive maintenance, repair and insurance issues.

Recent Contributions by Randall

  • Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

    Sep 28, 2015

    As the public looks for better fuel economy and improved drivability they often move to smaller crossover SUVs. But some buyers need more space than the popular compacts can offer,

  • Buick Enclave vs. Toyota Highlander

    Aug 20, 2015

    As the SUV market diversifies into crossovers and people movers, many manufacturers are creating vehicles that blend luxury and technology features to attract a larger buying segment. This is certainly

  • Buick LaCrosse vs. Toyota Avalon

    Apr 29, 2015

    As both Buick and Toyota set their sights on sleek luxury flagships, the Buick LaCrosse and Toyota Avalon have evolved into contemporary style icons that continually benefit from improved performance

  • Nissan 370Z vs. Porsche Cayman

    Apr 29, 2015

    A decision between German engineering and Japanese technology is not an easy one. When those qualities are the characteristics of enviable sports cars, the decision becomes even more difficult. See

  • BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7

    Apr 29, 2015

    When it was introduced for 2000, the BMW X5 was promoted with the label Sport Activity Vehicle. By removing the word "utility" from the the usual SUV designation, BMW let

  • Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna

    Apr 29, 2015

    Despite roots based in the typical bland styling of almost all minivans in the early 1990s, neither the Toyota Sienna nor Honda Odyssey has retained any of the design cues

  • Honda Odyssey vs. Nissan Quest

    Apr 29, 2015

    When Honda and Nissan introduced their first minivan models in the early 1990s, the people-movers not only looked very similar, they looked like most of the other minivans on the

  • Ford Fiesta vs. Mazda Mazda2

    Apr 29, 2015

    Comparing the Ford Fiesta and Mazda Mazda2 makes us realize how much fun frugal, entry-level cars have become. Although these two subcompacts are based on the same platform, their manufacturers

  • RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    Apr 29, 2015

    While taking turns receiving Truck of the Year awards, the RAM 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have become American icons. Each offers the durability one would expect from a truck

  • Hyundai Tucson vs. Buick Encore

    Apr 29, 2015

    If stylish good looks and the availability of all-wheel drive are important when choosing a crossover SUV, then it would be hard to find better candidates than the Hyundai Tucson