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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Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester crossover SUV is a tall wagon with standard all-wheel drive. The middle child in the Subaru lineup, it's also the automaker's most practical vehicle, with lots of room and a long-lived reputation for durability overshadowing things like styling and luxury touches. Slotted...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
2022 Subaru Forester

What kind of SUV is the 2022 Subaru Forester? What does it compare to? The 2022 Subaru Forester fits like the cross-trainer of crossover SUVs. A mid-size five-seat wagon with standard all-wheel drive, it’s spacious, safe, and serious competition for the likes of the Ford Bronco...Read More»

2021 Toyota Supra
Toyota Supra

The Toyota Supra is a two-door hatchback sports car now in its fifth generation. It returned as a 2020 model after a 21-year hiatus. This time it's developed as a partnership between Toyota Gazoo Racing and BMW. Like Supras of the past, the new Supra is powered by an inline-6-cylinder...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck is built for wide-ranging uses: workaday hauler, small family vehicle, even Baja runner. It is related to the GMC Canyon. Once virtually devoid of competitors, mid-size pickups are enjoying a resurgence. With the Colorado, Chevy competes against pickups...Read More»

2022 Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V compact crossover offers high versatility for a low price. With the HR-V, Honda starts its crossover walk, below the mid-size CR-V and the big three-row Pilot—all new since the 2016 model year. MORE: Read our 2022 Honda HR-V review The HR-V is based on the mechanicals of the...Read More»

2021 GMC Acadia AT4
GMC Acadia

The GMC Acadia mid-size crossover SUV is a family vehicle that is related to the Cadillac XT5. The new version is relatively smaller than the crossover that first debuted in 2007. MORE: Read our 2022 GMC Acadia review With the Acadia, GMC has a popular, family-sized crossover that is better...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross? What does it compare to? The Corolla Cross is the newest, smallest Toyota crossover to sport available all-wheel drive. Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan that lends its name to the effort...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross costs $23,410, but be ready to spend more

With the 2022 Corolla Cross, Toyota ventures even deeper into crossover territory—going smaller in both size and price, in the hopes of making its SUV sales get bigger. The Corolla Cross joins the C-HR, RAV4, Venza, and Highlander in the brand's crossover lineup. Built from running gear...Read More»

2022 Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan that's old enough to be retro-cool again like Zubaz pants. The sedan has been around for a decade, and offers V-6 or V-8 engines. It skips the high-powered V-8s, but can be fitted with all-wheel drive. Big-car, old-school styling and its choices in drivetrains...Read More»

2022 Audi TT
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»

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