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 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue: Compare Cars
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»

2017 GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon vs. Lincoln Navigator: Compare Cars

Both among just a few full-size, body-on-frame SUVs on the market, the GMC Yukon and Lincoln Navigator are uniquely American—and American-sized. They’re quite luxurious, too. Although Lincoln’s traditional luxury rival is Cadillac, with the ascension of the Cadillac Escalade as a...Read More»

2017 Toyota Highlander
2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Compare Cars

While shopping for a three-row, seven-seat crossover or SUV, you're likely to include one of the best-sellers in that group: the Toyota Highlander. But it's also worth considering another model offering a relatively sporty driving experience: the Mazda CX-9. We like them both, but for very...Read More»

2016 Toyota 4Runner
2017 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2017 Jeep Wrangler: Compare Cars

The Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler are relics of another era—or you might simply want to call them survivors. They stand as rugged counterpoints to the high-riding, high-roof, ubiquitous all-wheel-drive passenger cars that are now commonly termed crossover utility vehicles. And for the most...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Compare Cars

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are two models that busy households are likely to consider as their core family vehicle. Both of these models have quite the nameplate recognition in the U.S.; and both have a heritage built allusions to a rugged lifestyle. Today these two deliver that to...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion Sport
2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Ford Fusion: Compare Cars

Do you mainly want a roomy four-door sedan with good comfort and plenty of features for the money? Or are you willing to pay a little extra for a sedan that’s sporty and distinctive, has a hybrid badge, or is especially tech-focused? While there are plenty of choices other than the Nissan...Read More»

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