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

  • Honda Odyssey vs. Nissan Quest

    Dec 1, 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

  • Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna

    Dec 1, 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

  • 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

  • Nissan 370Z vs. Porsche Cayman

    Dec 1, 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

  • Buick Enclave vs. Toyota Highlander

    Dec 1, 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

  • Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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. Kia Sportage

    Dec 1, 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