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.


2022 Mitsubishi Outlander preview
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander preview

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander? What does it compare to? The 2022 Outlander is the first entirely new Mitsubishi SUV in more than a decade. A seven-seat crossover with an architecture shared by the Nissan Rogue, the 2022 Outlander’s also a rival for the...Read More»

2019 Porsche Macan
Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is a compact crossover SUV and the best-selling vehicle from the automaker. Like the Cayenne before it, the Porsche Macan was an instant hit with shoppers when it made its debut in 2015. With the Macan, Porsche has a rival for vehicles such as the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X3...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat

The VW Passat is a mid-size sedan and one of the biggest in its class that includes the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry. Though a Passat wagon has been available in the past, VW does not currently offer one in the States. The U.S.-spec, mid-size Volkswagen Passat sedan is built in...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid
2021 Kia Sorento

What kind of car is the 2021 Kia Sorento? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kia Sorento is a seven-seat crossover SUV that slots below the big Telluride in the Kia lineup. It’s a rival for vehicles like the Ford Explorer and VW Tiguan, as well as the related Hyundai Santa Fe. Is...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV with seating for up to seven passengers in three rows of seats. With the Sorento, Kia has a crossover to fill a growing need for many families, but it hasn't always been that way. Like the mechanically related Hyundai Santa Fe, the Sorrento started life...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup that's the dressier sibling to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Sierra can be trimmed for work detail, but most will be near-luxury versions, including the Sierra Denali. With the Sierra 1500, GMC has an entrant on the half-ton pickup truck contest, but...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a seven-passenger luxury crossover SUV that does family like prime-time television. With the MDX, Acura competes with vehicles such as the Lexus RX, the Infiniti QX60, and the Buick Enclave. When trimmed out in their most expensive versions, the Nissan Pathfinder and Volkswagen...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossover SUVs pepper the landscape of America like minivans did a generation ago. Many of these seven- and eight-seat crossovers are good—but which of the better efforts really is the best? We’ve driven the 2022 Acura MDX, and found plenty to admire in its suave good looks...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX: Compare Crossover SUVs

Japan’s oldest luxury brands serve up big three-row SUVs that bristle with new attitudes and new technology, but one soars higher in handling and appeal. Which wins us over—the 2022 Acura MDX or the 2021 Lexus RX? The 2022 MDX dives even deeper into Acura’s view of luxury in its...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX

What kind of car is the 2022 Acura MDX? The 2022 Acura MDX is a three-row crossover SUV that’s sold under Honda’s luxury imprint. It can seat up to seven passengers, offers some of the automaker’s most advanced technology and most luxurious features, and comes with a...Read More»

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