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 Lincoln Navigator
2022 Lincoln Navigator

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Lincoln Navigator? What does it compare to? The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is a luxury full-size SUV based on the Ford F-150 pickup. It’s one of the most polished and posh SUVs we’ve driven. It competes against the Cadillac Escalade, Jeep Grand...Read More»

2022 Ram 1500
Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup that's locked in an annual dogfight against crosstown rivals from Ford and General Motors. Like those other pickups, the Ram 1500 is offered with myriad configurations: multiple powertrains, body styles, trims, and bed lengths are available. This truck's main...Read More»

2022 Ram 1500
2022 Ram 1500

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ram 1500? What does it compete with? The 1500 is Ram’s full-size pickup truck, one that can outperform the heavy-duty trucks of just a few years ago with its powerful V-8 engines, stout four-wheel-drive system, expansive four-door crew cab, and...Read More»

2022 Acura RDX
Acura RDX

The Acura RDX is a luxury compact crossover SUV that commits no sins. With the RDX, Acura has a rival for vehicles like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and Volvo XC60. MORE: Read our 2022 Acura RDX review Smaller than the seven-seat Acura MDX, the RDX rides on a new...Read More»

2022 Acura RDX
2022 Acura RDX

What kind of car is the 2022 Acura RDX? What does it compare to? It’s a five-seat luxury crossover SUV that rocks a strong turbo-4 and edgy looks. It rivals vehicles like the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Is the 2022 Acura RDX a good car? We like its space, its...Read More»

2022 Kia Rio
Kia Rio

The Kia Rio is the South Korean automaker's smallest four-door sedan or five-door hatchback. The newest Kia Rio was launched as a 2018 model, in hatchback or sedan form. The automaker has big plans for the car, including for the first time producing it in North America. The car's dimensions were...Read More»

2022 Kia Rio
2022 Kia Rio

What kind of car is the 2022 Kia Rio? What does it compare to? The Rio sedan and hatchback shore up the Kia lineup as its least expensive vehicles. They’re not crossovers, either, so there’s a sense of novelty about their continued presence in the showroom. The Nissan Versa...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a range of mid-size luxury cars that's equally breathtaking in scope as they are in beauty. Available as a sedan, wagon, coupe, or convertible with four, six, or eight cylinders underhood, it's an astonishing achievement. The common thread through all of them?...Read More»

2022 Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV and it's one of the best-selling vehicles in America, a competitor for cars like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. With the RAV4, Toyota has the right crossover for the right craze. Initially offered as a tall-riding, four-wheel-drive vehicle with more...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»

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