Chris TonnContributor Follow @tonn_chris Send a tip A lifelong Ohioan, Chris grew up around classic rusty sports cars from Japan and England. He’s been covering the automotive industry for nearly 10 years, and is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). A family man, Chris drives a Chrysler minivan, and uses his rusty old Miata as a shelf, until the day it is uncovered as a priceless barn find.
Chris's Recent Reviews
For over two decades, the popular image of a hybrid has been that of a compact camped in the passing lane driving slower than the speed limit.
There’s something absurd about hucking three tons of three-row SUV at an apex curb.
If you’re willing to squint at the lines dividing automotive genres, one might consider the first Chrysler minivan the original crossover.
The driving range one can get with modern, fuel-efficient vehicles is remarkable. The problem remains with human anatomy. Bladder capacity has not kept up with the pace of technology.
Nobody can accuse Honda of being subtle in styling its halo hot hatch.
I don’t know why, but I rarely think about the Nissan Armada. As big, three-row SUVs go, it seems to be lost from general consciousness versus the ubiquitous domestic offerings used so frequently for ride-sharing apps. For the right driver, however, the 2020 Nissan Armada holds a great deal of appeal. Beyond the superb utility…
AutoGuide readers, I need your help. I need you to comment on this review, and make your voices heard to the good folks who run this website. AutoGuide needs to invest in a trailer – preferably with something on it.
Auto reviewers are a weird lot. We pay attention to details that very few car shoppers ever notice, and we are so jaded by the tsunami of high-tech features appearing each week in our driveways that we often forget that a buyer new to the market after a few years will be amazed (or confused)…
I’ve never been a Jeep Wrangler fanatic. While I’ve long appreciated the legendary off-road capabilities of the OG sports ute, I’ve never had the need to exploit those capabilities. To me, the compromises in on-road handling have turned me away.
Typically, the hybrid badge on a tailgate is an instant clue that the car stretching fifteen-odd feet ahead is a total snoozer.
I tried to get mom to buy a Prius. The mileage improvement would be ideal for her short suburban commute.
It seems that I’ve gone soft as I’ve aged. And, as it turns out, so have most things that resemble sports-utility vehicles.
Chris's Recent News Posts
Tonight, Chevrolet revealed the redesigned 2021 Tahoe and Suburban at an event in Detroit. Among many significant detail changes, the new full-size SUVs feature for the first time an independent rear-suspension that improves ride quality along with increased cargo and passenger room. Sharing an overall design similarity with the recently redesigned Silverado, the new…
Imagine an electric car that never needs to be plugged in for a recharge.
Today at the State Fair of Texas, Toyota revealed the updated 2020 4Runner with a special Venture Edition meant to highlight the rugged, go-anywhere nature of the stalwart sports utility.
Your author’s wife has a nasty habit of second-guessing his every move behind the wheel.
Of the roughly 25,000 souls that perish inside a car on American roadways each year, roughly a quarter of those are passengers. Honda has developed a new type of airbag targeted at saving those lives in particular.