Cheryl Jensen, Editor

Cheryl Jensen has some unusual ways to spend a vacation—like driving from Paris to Beijing, mostly off-road, or motoring through dense Central American jungles. Whether reporting on her exotic journeys or offering insightful reviews, Jensen’s work frequently can be found on The Car Connection, as well as in such national publications as Better Homes and Gardens, Car and Driver, AutoWeek, American Woman Motorscene, The New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal, Robb Report, Open Road, Wheels (in Australia), the Chicago Tribune, and The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and its Newhouse News Service. Prior to establishing herself as an auto writer, she worked in marketing communications at the Cleveland Clinic, an academic medical center, for more than seven years and was manager of the Clinic's product line communications. Before that, Ms. Jensen wrote a nationally syndicated weekly column dealing with families and aging issues and co-authored the book, The Complete Guide to Health Insurance: How to Beat the High Cost of Being Sick, published in hardcover by Walker and Company and in paperback by Avon. Along with her husband, Chris — also a well-known auto writer —Jensen lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Articles

1999 Jaguar S-Type Review
1999 Jaguar S-Type Review

Jaguar's S-Type luxury sport sedan will go on sale here in the spring, adding a third line to the product range. The new model is built on a completely new platform that it will share with the new Lincoln LS. The rear-wheel-drive S-Type has a double-wishbone suspension and a choice of two engines...Read More»

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee represents the first redesign of the Grand Cherokee since it was introduced in 1992. It has a new, more rounded look and a slightly more luxurious interior. Although its wheelbase is unchanged, the new Grand Cherokee is 4.0 inches longer, 2.0 inches higher and 1.5...Read More»

echo Toyota
A New Genesis

Toyota is looking past the baby boomers, past the Generation Xers and seeking information out of the mouths of babes. Well, 5-year-olds anyway, and teen-agers, too. The baby-boom generation has been good to automakers in general and Toyota in particular. In fact, Don Esmond, vice president and...Read More»

Volvo- jensen article
Getting A Grip

In the frozen reaches of Quebec Province's Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, Volvo is trying to eliminate the heartless rules of winter Darwinism. You know winter Darwinism. That means the people who are most likely to survive winter driving are those who actually understand what "turning into the...Read More»

S80 1999 Volvo
A pain in the neck?

A new seatback and head restraint design introduced in the 1999 Volvo S80 sedan offers significant improvement against whiplash injuries, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, say Insurance Institute officials, the S80’s innovative Whiplash Protection System, or WHIPS...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture
Utes score poorly in crash tests, Part II

They’re becoming more popular by the day, and because of their rugged looks and image, many consumers believe they’re also safer than conventional passenger cars. But a series of new crash tests suggest some of today’s most popular compact and subcompact sport-utes may not meet expectations...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 safety car
Cute Utes score poorly in crash tests, Part I

The new group of small sport-utilities may be increasingly popular, but they offer a disappointing lack of crash protection, according to a recent series of tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "As a group, clearly they are not doing very well," said Brian O'Neill, the president of...Read More»

1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS
1998 Volkswagen Passat

The redesigned 1998 Passat sedan is a new breed of Volkswagen — the most refined, best-driving vehicle it has ever sold in the United States, Volkswagen of America executives assert. But beyond that, it is a key part of Volkswagen's plan to recast its image in the United States. It marks an...Read More»

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