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 Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs

Higher-priced mid-size crossovers now get all the luxury touches, but does the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy or the 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line do premium better? If you’re paying more than $40,000 for a non-prestige-badged crossover, it’s hard to overlook this new duo. Still...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a five-passenger crossover SUV. The Santa Fe name has been used for several different crossovers; it now only appears on the mid-size vehicle slotted between the Tucson compact and the three-row Palisade. MORE: Read our 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe review With the latest Santa Fe...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size crossover SUV featuring more potent gas engines, new hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, and a snazzy top Calligraphy trim. Larger than the Tucson compact crossover but...Read More»

2018 Audi TT RS
Audi TT

The Audi TT blurs the line between sporty coupes and convertibles and true sports cars. It's a two-door luxury vehicle now in its third generation, after a 2016 reboot. Audi added a high-powered, track-ready TT RS for the 2018 model year. It features a 394-horsepower turbo-5 and a magnetic ride...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision
2021 Buick Envision

What kind of car is the 2021 Buick Envision? What does it compare to? The 2021 Buick Envision five-seat crossover SUV enters its second generation this year with a new body and interior, new running gear, more standard safety features, and a new top Avenir trim. Smaller than the Buick...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Corsair Reserve
2021 Buick Envision vs. Lincoln Corsair: Compare Crossover SUVs

Buick’s lovely new Envision crossover bristles with big spec-sheet energy, from its turbo-4 power to its wide-screen infotainment. Is it enough to dethrone the Corsair, Lincoln’s best small SUV yet? The 2021 Buick Envision five-seat crossover SUV enters this model year while it also...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package
Buick Envision

The Buick Envision is a five-seat mid-size crossover SUV that slots between the bigger Enclave and the smaller Encore GX. It's the first Chinese-built vehicle to be sold by an American brand in the U.S. The Envision fills a void in the Buick lineup and suits up to take on some important and...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class preview

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class? What does it compare to? The 2022 Mercedes C-Class is a four-door luxury stalwart that anchors the classic Benz lineup of rear-drive sedans. New this year, the revamped 2022 C-Class gets a stunning new cabin and even more safety...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: Compare Cars

It’s a tussle between the 2021 Toyota Corolla and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra for big fuel-economy ratings—but which compact sedan wins over drivers once they’ve left the gas station? We have a verdict, but it goes without saying: your mileage may vary. The Corolla has low-key...Read More»

2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is a five-door hatchback that adapts the 911's shape onto a very practical full-size body. The Panamera competes with cars such as the Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A7, and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. MORE: Read our 2021 Porsche Panamera review For 2018, the Panamera lineup grew...Read More»

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