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

  • Acura TL vs. Infiniti G37

    Dec 1, 2015

    With a fusion of technology and luxury, Japanese automobile manufacturers have cornered a market on sport sedans offering the latest convenience features in a fun-to-drive package. Buyers have come to

  • Chevrolet Volt vs. Honda Insight

    Dec 1, 2015

    As the first hybrid to hit the American market, the Honda Insight debuted to much fanfare when the first generation was introduced in 1999. In its initial year, the Chevrolet

  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sportage

    Feb 21, 2015

    There's more to crossover utility vehicle design than simply shrinking an SUV and hoping the public buys it. Crossover buyers demand a sportier look, more luxury and convenience accessories, better

  • Buick LaCrosse vs. Toyota Avalon

    Jan 27, 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

  • Ford Fiesta vs. Mazda Mazda2

    Jan 27, 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

  • Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

    Jan 21, 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,

  • BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7

    Jan 21, 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

  • Ford Escape vs. Buick Encore

    Jan 21, 2015

    As crossovers continue to dominate the crowded SUV market, automakers have appealed to buyers by making them more stylish, fuel efficient and luxurious. See a side-by-side comparison of the Escape

  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Buick Encore

    Jan 21, 2015

    With technological advances, increased performance, better fuel efficiency and enhanced styling, it is quite clear that General Motors maintains a strong commitment to the crossover SUV. But the Chevrolet Equinox

  • Honda Odyssey vs. Nissan Quest

    Jan 20, 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