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 Hyundai Santa Fe
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe? What does it compare to? The Santa Fe spans the mid-size crossover SUV range with seating for five, a fuel-sipping Hybrid model, and turbo-4 Calligraphy luxury edition. Its competition ranges from the similar Kia Sorento to the Honda...Read More»

2022 Kia Sorento
2022 Kia Sorento

What kind of car is the 2022 Kia Sorento? What does it compare to? With the Sorento, Kia gambles that a small third-row seat will set it apart from its platform-mate, the Hyundai Santa Fe, as well as some of today’s best-selling family wagons—including the Ford Explorer and...Read More»

2021 Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV for full-size friends and full-size toys. It's designed to do what crossovers can't: haul people and big trailers simultaneously. The Expedition is offered in both short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase (Max) versions. With the Expedition, Ford is equipped to take...Read More»

2022 Toyota Highlander
2022 Toyota Highlander

What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Highlander? What does it compare to? The 2022 Highlander sells families on its three rows of seating and its super-efficient Hybrid edition. It’s big but user-friendly, weirdly athletic-looking, flexible for people and cargo, and a good value in...Read More»

2022 Toyota Highlander
Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV with a family focus like Hamburger Helper on a weeknight. It has nearly as much interior room as a Sienna, but critically lacks the sliding doors. With the Highlander, Toyota has a rival for vehicles such as the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Nissan...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive  -  Portland, OR
Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E accomplishes a slew of firsts for the Blue Oval: it’s the company’s first mass-market electric vehicle; the first to wear the Mustang name and badge outside of the coupe, convertible, and hatchback; and the first to compete head-to-head against Tesla. With the...Read More»

2022 Lincoln Aviator
2022 Lincoln Aviator

What kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Aviator? The Aviator slots between the big Navigator and compact Corsair in Lincoln’s luxury-SUV family. It’s a rival for other three-row SUVs such as the Audi Q7 and Kia Telluride. Is the 2022 Lincoln Aviator a good car? We’re not...Read More»

2022 Lincoln Corsair
2022 Lincoln Corsair

What kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Corsair? What does it compare to? The 2022 Corsair packs its compact crossover body with luxurious style and features, and brings plug-in hybrid power to play this year, too. It rivals vehicles like the BMW X3 and Acura RDX. Is the 2022 Lincoln...Read More»

2022 Lincoln Nautilus
2022 Lincoln Nautilus

What kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nautilus crossover SUV goes for quiet luxury, with a knockout interior and top-flight tech features in its five-seat cabin. The mid-size utility vehicle rivals vehicles like the Cadillac XT5, Audi Q5, and...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»

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