Joel Feder, Interactive Content Manager

Joel Feder is Internet Brands Automotive Group’s Interactive Content Manager. He helps oversee the day-to-day operation of Motor Authority along with all things social, video, OEM relations, and manage syndication partnerships across The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports. Feder is a Minnesota native and a graduate from Drake University’s school of business where he served as the university’s first car critic. Feder was born a car guy with a background in business and marketing. While you’re reading this, he’s on his computer or iPhone reporting the latest automotive news.

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Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream
Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream

What is that thing? That’s the biggest question the general public has with Kia’s latest mid-size sedan. Formerly known as the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 was redesigned with a fast roofline and trendy LED lighting that helps it stand out among other mid-size sedans. The 2021 Kia K5 has...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Compare Trucks

The Ford F-150 Raptor has been roaming the planet for years, unchallenged and unrivaled. That all changed last year when FCA (now Stellantis) shoved the Dodge Hellcat’s supercharged V-8 engine into a pickup truck to create the Ram 1500 TRX. Ford responded by launching a new Raptor today. Both...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive  -  Portland, OR
The Car Connection's Driver's Choice 2021 award winners

As we evolve into the next stage of life the auto industry seems to be doing the same with a legendary nameplate going electric: There's now an electric Ford Mustang, and it's called the Mach-E. It's also taking plenty of honors as the top spot in the automotive award season. The Ford Mustang...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021

Just because you can doesn’t mean you will, despite what the ads on television are selling. By our ratings, and the reality most people live in, the Honda Ridgeline is The Car Connection’s Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the Ridgeline mid-size pickup...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
Genesis GV80: Best SUV To Buy 2021

With stunning good looks, the ability to tow up to 6,000 pounds, strong turbocharged engines, and a sumptuous interior, the Genesis GV80 is The Car Connection’s Best SUV To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10, the new GV80 beat last year’s winner, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, by...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride: Best Family Car To Buy 2021

Our praise for the Kia Telluride has been on repeat for the last year and that's for good reason: it's fantastic. The large made-in-America three-row SUV was named The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020, and Kia couldn't build them fast enough to satisfy initial demand. The Kia Telluride earned...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo V60: Best Wagon To Buy 2021

Our highest-rated wagon comes from the company known for wagons. It's a Volvo. The Volvo V60 could almost be called a niche vehicle due to its low sales volume. Spotting one on dealer lots or on the roads would be as rare as spotting a California Condor, but unlike the Condor, Volvo sells the V60...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza
Review update: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited delivers on broken Lexus RX dreams

The Venza nameplate returned to the Toyota showroom as a sleek two-row crossover SUV with a hybrid powertrain that looks and feels as much like a Lexus as it does a Toyota. The 2021 Toyota Venza would fit in a Lexus showroom if the Japanese automaker’s luxury division hadn’t gotten ugly...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Review update: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime makes the perfect stopgap

A lot of America isn’t ready to make the move to a fully electric car. With fast charging networks in their infancy and many people driving farther than across town in middle America, a stopgap is needed on the road to electric cars. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is the perfect...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
It's time to vote for The Car Connection's 2021 Driver's Choice Awards

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 awards are coming soon, which means it's time to turn your attention to the 2021 Driver's Choice Awards. It's your opportunity to pick the most luxurious, prettiest, best-performing, and greenest cars, trucks, and crossover SUVs that came out in 2020. As in...Read More»

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