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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Kia Forte
Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is a compact sedan with mid-size interior space and above average fuel economy. The Forte replaced the Spectra in 2010 and immediately gave Kia credibility among small compacts with the Forte's better shape and updated hardware. MORE: Read our 2022 Kia Forte review A new Forte bowed...Read More»

2022 Kia K5
2022 Kia K5

What kind of car is the 2022 Kia K5? What does it compare to? A five-seat sedan with a new face and a new name (formerly, it was the Optima), the 2022 Kia K5 competes with cars like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata. Is the 2022 Kia K5 a good car? Sold in LX, LXS...Read More»

2022 Ford Bronco Sport
2022 Ford Bronco Sport

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport? What does it compare to? The Bronco Sport compact crossover SUV fills the space between the curvy car-adjacent Escape and the bricklike, truck-based Bronco. It’s a rival for vehicles like the Jeep Compass and Cherokee and the...Read More»

2022 Kia Forte
2022 Kia Forte

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Forte? What does it compare to? The Forte has a big cargo hold and room for five, but it’s not a crossover. The four-door rivals other sedans hanging on during the SUV onslaught; it’s aimed at cars like the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic...Read More»

2022 Land Rover Range Rover
2022 Land Rover Range Rover

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover? What does it compare to? The Range Rover created the luxury-SUV niche now filled with vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, BMW X7, and Cadillac Escalade. The Range Rover remains at the pinnacle; you’d have to spec...Read More»

2022 Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover

The Land Rover Range Rover is a full-size luxury SUV that's good enough for royalty (British, chiefly) or to rally across the spine of South America. With the Range Rover, Land Rover offers a supercharged V-6 or V-8 engines, or a turbodiesel V-6. A longer wheelbase model was added that underscores...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Elantra N
Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra is a sedan that makes efficiency and affordability are its top priorities, although it has turned heads in the last few years with out-there style. MORE: Read our 2022 Hyundai Elantra review With the Elantra, Hyundai has a rival for vehicles such as the Honda Civic, Toyota...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Elantra N
2022 Hyundai Elantra

What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Elantra? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Elantra compact four-door casts a long styling shadow over rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. It’s brash on the outside, underbaked inside, but has a welter of powertrain choices that...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid
2022 Ford Maverick

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Maverick? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Maverick joins Ford’s pickup family as its smallest, newest member. There’s not an ounce of feigned utility in the new Mav: it may be the only vehicle that can lure drivers out of other...Read More»

2022 GMC Hummer EV
2022 GMC Hummer EV preview

GM will revive the Hummer nameplate in the 2022 model year with the GMC Hummer EV, an all-electric pickup truck with a 0-60 mph time in the three-second range and a price tag of more than $100,000. Lower priced models will follow for subsequent model years and so will an SUV. The Hummer...Read More»

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