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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2021 Genesis G70
2021 Genesis G70

What kind of car is the 2021 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? With the 2021 G70, Genesis has a legitimate luxury sedan rival for compact cars such as the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Is the 2021 Genesis G70 a good car? It’s very good, bordering on great. We give it a...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV that can seat up to nine, stow their gear, and still tow heavy loads with ease. It's the automaker's largest vehicle and shares its running gear with the Chevy Tahoe, the GMC Yukon, and the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The Suburban even...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5

A new face is just the beginning for one of the automaker’s most popular models, the 2021 Kia K5 marks a new era for the South Korean brand. We give it a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The 2021 K5 is longer, lower, and wider than the sedan it...Read More»

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra

What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Sentra? What does it compare to? The 2021 Nissan Sentra returns mostly unchanged since a redesign for the 2020 model year. It’s a four-door compact sedan with an upscale look and new layers of refinement. We compare it to the Honda Civic, Mazda...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Hyundai Palisade

The cramped battle wagons and cruddy minivans of the past have been passed. Enter plush crossovers like the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, with digital screens and wireless technology and quilted leather, all meant to cosset up to eight people in style. With the Palisade, Hyundai has built one...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»

2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Honda Pilot

The 2021 Honda Pilot gets a few changes for the new model year, before a replacement arrives likely for 2022. It’s still the family-savvy three-row crossover that won our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and still one of the best values of all the vehicles that can seat up to eight...Read More»

2021 Honda CR-V (CR-V Hybrid)
2021 Honda CR-V

The 2021 Honda CR-V looks innocuous enough. You’d be hard-pressed to tell that it’s one of the reasons so many sedans have dried up and blown away. With the CR-V, Honda does well in all facets of family-wagon performance, so long as the acceleration bar’s not set too...Read More»

2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Honda HR-V

Pert and perky, the 2021 Honda HR-V is no lumbering SUV; it’s hardly a crossover, though its front-wheel-drive hatchback essentials can be fortified with all-wheel drive. The 2021 HR-V carries over from the year before unchanged, but it’s alone at the bottom of the Honda...Read More»

2021 Honda Civic
2021 Honda Civic

The Coupe is gone, Si is on hiatus—but the 2021 Honda Civic still lures us with its winning formula of fuel economy, crash safety, and driving verve. Sold in LX, Sport, EX, Touring, and Type R editions, we give the 2021 Civic a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10. (Read more about how we...Read More»

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