Martin Padgett, Editorial Director

Martin Padgett is Internet Brands Automotive Group’s Editorial Director. He oversees the words that skim across the Group’s portfolio of automotive destinations, which include The Car Connection, Motor Authority, Green Car Reports, and New Car Test Drive. Padgett is a native of Washington, D.C., an honors undergraduate of Duke University, and an MFA from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Padgett is a 30-year veteran journalist, and a former editor at Car and Driver magazine, with other writing credits at AutoTrader, Edmunds, Automobile, Stuff, Outside and BusinessWeek. Padgett is a juror for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards and is the author of three books. While you’re reading this, he’s on a computer or his iPhone to keep track of what’s going on in the car world.


2021 Hyundai Ioniq
2021 Hyundai Ioniq

What kind of car is the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is a five-seat hatchback that comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric versions. It’s an excellent value and one of the most efficient cars you can buy. As such, it’s a rival for...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Accent
2021 Hyundai Accent

What kind of car is the 2021 Hyundai Accent? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Accent is a small four-door sedan that competes with other economy cars like the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa, and small hatchbacks like the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Venue. Is the 2021 Hyundai Accent a good...Read More»

2020 Buick Enclave
Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave is a full-size luxury crossover SUV with seating for up to seven passengers. It's the largest vehicle offered by Buick and a flagship for the premium brand. With the Enclave, Buick has a vehicle to rival SUVs such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. For 2021, the big...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon and Hurricane Sally
First drive: The 2021 GMC Yukon weathers Hurricane Sally

When the test-car fleet crew drops the 2021 GMC Yukon to me on Tuesday, September 15, I’m still optimistic. “I think you made it just in time,” I joke. Sally is a tropical storm much further down the Gulf Coast at that point, but I’m aware of it. I track it on my phone all...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a family-focused crossover SUV that seats five in relative comfort. With the Edge, Ford has a rival for vehicles such as the Nissan Murano, the GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox, even the Lexus RX. MORE: Read our 2021 Ford Edge review The new Ford Edge The latest Ford Edge arrived for...Read More»

2021 Ford Ranger equipped with Tremor Off-Road Package
Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is a mid-size pickup that made its debut in 2019, although the name applied to compact pickups until 2011. Now fully a mid-sizer, the Ranger competes against the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier. For 2021, Ford added a off-road-ready Ranger Tremor...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
2021 Lincoln Aviator

What kind of car is the 2021 Lincoln Aviator? It’s a large luxury crossover SUV with up to seven seats. It sits between the smaller Corsair and bigger Navigator in the Lincoln lineup, and compares to SUVs such as the Cadillac XT6 and Audi Q7. Is the Lincoln Aviator a good car? We...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon Denali
2021 GMC Yukon

What kind of car is the 2021 GMC Yukon? What does it compare to? The 2021 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV from the truckmaker and its biggest to date. Available in Yukon and long-body Yukon XL form, it’s a rival for the related Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, the Ford Expedition and...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon Denali
GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV that's similar to the Chevy Tahoe or Suburban. The GMC Yukon is available in standard- or long-wheelbase configurations, called the Yukon XL. Both are related to the full-size GMC Sierra pickup and all can haul plenty of people and gear. With the Yukon, GMC has a...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Navigator
2021 Lincoln Navigator

What kind of car is the 2021 Lincoln Navigator? What does it compare to? The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is a luxury full-size SUV that can seat up to eight passengers. It’s a big, stylish cruiser married to an all-weather towing machine, one that makes no apologies for its opulence...Read More»

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