Bengt Halvorson, Senior Editor

Bengt is the Editor of Green Car Reports and is Internet Brands Automotive Group’s Senior Editor specializing in green vehicle coverage. He has been reporting on cars and the auto industry for more than 20 years, and efficiency concerns, policy, and electric-car enthusiasm from Portland for nearly as long. Bengt has written for many news, technology, and lifestyle outlets, consulted on powertrain tech, tracked collector-car prices, led panels about electric vehicles, and won awards for his coverage of consumer affairs. He holds degrees in Applied Physics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan and was, earlier in his career, a writer at the UK publication Autocar and an editor at Automobile Magazine. Bengt was most recently the environmental editor for Car and Driver, where he helped to nudge the gearhead/enthusiast publication toward greater EV awareness. Prior to that he was a part of this group’s predecessor, High Gear Media (and also of Green Car Reports’ inception). Bengt also serves as a juror for the North American Car and Truck of the Year accolades.

Articles

Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima: Compare Cars
Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima: Compare Cars

In today’s fiercely competitive market for mid-size sedans, shoppers are just as likely to consider the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima as longer-established nameplates like Accord, Camry, or Malibu. That’s no surprise; these two models both earned their place in the top tier fair and...Read More»

2017 Subaru WRX STI
2017 Subaru WRX vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Compare Cars

Practicality and a storied performance pedigree don't often go together; but the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX are two models that offer an impressive amount of both. Yet how these two cars get there is very different. The two aren't so much sport sedans as four-door performance cars...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2017 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

If you want a pickup that’s more manageable and maneuverable—and perhaps more fuel-efficient—than a full-size truck, the market is gradually coming back to life after years of stagnation. And the recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are both prime examples of...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Equinox
2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2017 GMC Terrain: Compare Cars

Chevrolet took its time to build a compact crossover SUV—but when it did the Equinox became a hit, thanks to generous proportions and a nifty sliding second-row seat. It even spawned a GMC edition, the boxy and rugged-looking Terrain. Between those two GM utility vehicles, which one's better...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

If you need a vehicle that can tackle all the family business, yet be good on gas, fit easily in parking sports, and not cost too much, a compact crossover SUV usually ends up as the best choice. Among those, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are two of the more popular entries on the market. Which is...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Compare Cars

The Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are two luxury utility vehicles that seem perfectly sized and designed for couples or smaller families. Both measure around 183 inches long, with mid-size cabins and offer a range of powertrain choices and luxury upgrades. With no effort lost to rugged...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X6 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

When the kids head off to college, you might not mind making the move to something that flaunts your affluence a little more—something just a little bit more ostentatious. That move used to be made by putting a big touring coupe in the garage; but times have changed, and it’s now more...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are mid-size luxury sport-utility vehicles that both manage to straddle many of the sometimes-conflicting priorities of SUV shoppers. The X5 and M-Class, which is what the GLE was called up until this past year, were two of the market’s first luxury...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class both aim to seduce busy, affluent parents with premium ambiance, real luxury-vehicle cabins, and performance that might help them forget the grind of the commute and child ferrying. At the same time, and in some ways, they’re both rugged minivan...Read More»

2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Toyota Sienna vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey: Compare Cars

Minivans used to be the go-to vehicles for busy families, but today they’ve largely been replaced in that role by larger crossover utility vehicles. So what happened? Well, the truth is, if you can put aside your silly image ideas that SUVs somehow make you look more adventurous, minivans are...Read More»

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