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.


Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is a five-passenger, compact crossover SUV. It was redesigned for the 2018 model year to be more comfortable, but the new Equinox is still true to its roots. The 2018 model marks the third generation of the Equinox; it remains available in front- or all-wheel drive and now...Read More»

2022 GMC Terrain
GMC Terrain

The GMC Terrain is a compact crossover related to the Chevrolet Equinox. The mid-size Terrain seats five and features a useful sliding second-row seat that gives it a more flexible cargo and passenger arrangement than many other vehicles in its class. MORE: Read our 2022 GMC Terrain review With the...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Equinox
2022 Chevrolet Equinox

What kind of car is the 2022 Chevy Equinox? What does it compare to? The Equinox is Chevy’s compact crossover SUV. Rated to seat five, and rigged with a turbo-4 engine and available all-wheel drive, it parks at the intersection of Practical St. and Value Rd. Pit it against a Ford...Read More»

2022 Mini Countryman
Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman is the biggest Mini money can buy. It's a charming crossover with plenty of style, and competes in an ultra-competitive set with the Buick Encore, Fiat 500X, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. The Countryman is loosely related to the BMW X1. MORE: Read our 2022...Read More»

2022 Toyota 86
2022 Toyota 86

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota GR86? What does it compare to? The 2022 Toyota GR86 2+2 sports coupe returns for a second generation in partnership with Subaru and its flat-4 rear-wheel-drive twin, the BRZ. It’s an effortless car to drive on the track, but it’s...Read More»

2022 Cadillac XT6
Cadillac XT6

The Cadillac XT6 is a three-row luxury crossover from General Motors. Larger than the two-row XT5 crossover but smaller than the Escalade SUV, the XT6 is meant to entice well-heeled families with generous helpings of tech and leather. The XT6 is related to the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave...Read More»

2019 Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper compact hatchback was made famous with the original 1960s Mini, penned by Alec Issigonis, and revived in 2002 under its latest owners. Since its revival, the BMW-owned Mini brand has expanded from its three-door hatchback original to encompass a five-door hatchback, a convertible...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Veloster

The Hyundai Veloster is a compact hatchback that spans the range from regular to extra hot. It's a four-door, but not like you might be thinking. On the passenger side the Veloster has two doors, but on the driver side, only one. In the back, it's a hatchback. The unusual layout is supposed to help...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Veloster N
2022 Hyundai Veloster N

What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Veloster? What does it compare to? Like our worst-best friend, the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N goads us to drive faster and corner harder. We’re a sucker for it, every time. It’s quirky, quick, and quintessentially...something. It’s...Read More»

2021 Toyota Avalon XSE Nightshade
Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs

We give the latest Toyota Avalon sedan a high TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 for its great interior space and its miserly hybrid edition—but Toyota's giving it the Heisman. A report in Automotive News (subscription required), and Toyota confirms, that the company will cancel the big four-door...Read More»

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