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.

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2022 Ford Escape
2022 Ford Escape

What kind of car is the 2022 Ford Escape? What does it compare to? The 2022 Escape five-seat compact crossover SUV takes on bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V, not to mention Ford’s own Bronco Sport. Is the 2022 Ford Escape a good SUV? The Escape...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross? What does it compare to? The Corolla Cross is the newest, smallest Toyota crossover to sport available all-wheel drive. Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan that lends its name to the effort...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel
Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the full-size pickup from the bowtie brand. It's locked in a perennial dogfight with crosstown rivals Ford and Ram. Related to the GMC Sierra 1500, the Silverado no longer is just the working man's truck in the GM family. Luxury-leaning top trims and off-road ready...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX Type S
2022 Acura MDX

What kind of car is the 2022 Acura MDX? What does it compare to? The 2022 Acura MDX is a three-row crossover SUV. Sold under Honda’s luxury imprint, the new MDX rivals the Infiniti QX60, Buick Enclave, Hyundai Palisade, and Volvo XC90. Is the 2022 Acura MDX a good car? Redesigned...Read More»

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV? What does it compare to? The electric-only EQS SUV—in EQS 450+ SUV and EQS 580 4Matic SUV trims—carries up to seven people, can come with a wow-worthy digital-heavy interior, and has the performance, too. It’s a...Read More»

2022 Genesis G70
2022 Genesis G70

What kind of car is the 2022 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan seats five. It wears a luxury badge and cops to it with luxury features and lots of technology. It’s a legitimate rival for the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series, more so than dated...Read More»

2022 Toyota C-HR
2022 Toyota C-HR

What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota C-HR? What does it compare to? The C-HR plays the part of a compact crossover, according to Toyota’s dealer websites, but it’s a front-drive hatchback by our measure, one with an exaggerated style that isn’t backed up with hyper...Read More»

2022 Toyota RAV4
2022 Toyota RAV4

What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota RAV4? What does it compare to? With the RAV4, Toyota hits a bulls-eye for compact crossover SUV styling and features, though interior space misses some key marks by mere inches. Its Prime plug-in is a gem, and that makes it a rival for the Ford Escape...Read More»

2022 Ford Ranger
2022 Ford Ranger

What kind of car is the 2022 Ford Ranger? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck may not have a toothpick or a bottle opener, but it’s as close as Michigan gets to building a Swiss Army knife. Right-sized for daily driving, its pickup bed and off-road...Read More»

2022 Audi Q5 (SQ5)
2022 Audi Q5

What kind of car is the 2022 Audi Q5? What does it compare to? The Q5 is Audi’s mid-size, five-seat crossover SUV, flanked by the smaller Q3 and the bigger Q7/Q8 duo. With its hybrid and sporty editions, the Q5’s an all-around player that rivals vehicles like the BMW X3...Read More»

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