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

2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars
2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV, or tall wagon—which suits you best? Both the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Soul offer great packaging and cargo versatility. But that's about where the similarities end. They might not be two you'd typically cross-shop, but they're both great alternatives to basic sedans for...Read More»

2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe
2016 Ford Mustang vs. 2016 BMW 4-Series: Compare Cars

The Ford Mustang and BMW 4-Series don’t appear to have much in common, at least not at first glance. They go at it from opposite ends of the enthusiast landscape: The Mustang is the quintessential pony car—an American icon by almost any definition—while the BMW 4-Series is a...Read More»

2017 Ford Edge
2017 Nissan Murano vs. 2017 Ford Edge: Compare Cars

Car shoppers who decide they want a stylish, roomy mid-size utility vehicle—one that drives like a car—and they don’t need a third row, or any rugged pretense, have two solid choices in the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. And if they narrow priorities to vehicles that look conceived...Read More»

2016 Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-Z

With just two seats, the Honda CR-Z is intended to be a sporty hybrid. Accentuating its sporty intent, it has a low-slung cabin and an available manual transmission for more driver involvement in the fuel-efficient process. Competitors for the CR-Z are few and include the Hyundai Veloster, MINI...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S
2016 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2016 Ford Focus ST: Compare Cars

The hot hatch makes tons of sense to someone with a desire for driving excitement but needs more everyday practicality than a dedicated sports car might offer. It's hard to imagine two hot hatches that better manage user-friendliness and driving engagement than the Volkswagen GTI and the Ford Focus...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue: Compare Cars

If you're considering one of the so-called compact crossover models like the Hyundai Tucson or Nissan Rogue, which make great sedan alternatives and good picks for smaller families, chances are you'll find the array of market choices overwhelming. Both of these models compete against the Ford...Read More»

2016 Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V vs. Hyundai Tucson: Compare Cars

Compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson are essentially the new family wagons for many households—and in turn, we've seen almost every automaker step up its game, with progressively better packaging, versatility, and features aimed at the way that these models are truly used...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Sonata
2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

In the mid-size sedan arena, serious contenders are focused on getting the family business done—not stir excitement. Two of the more focused entries are the current Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata. Which one's the better four-door for you? We rate the Sonata at 7.7, while the Camry comes in...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

It's true that economy cars are no longer boring. They haven't all caught up with the taste of today's buyers or with the times, though. The latest Toyota Corolla has taken a leap, in both design and features. Has it advanced enough to tackle one of the most expressive compact sedans you can...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
Lexus RX vs. Lincoln MKX: Compare Cars

Mid-size luxury crossover vehicles like the Lincoln MKX and Lexus RX have developed multiple roles in the market. On one hand, they’re the shape of convenience and elegance—especially to empty-nester types, who have turned to them instead of big luxury sedans. And on the other hand...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.