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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How much should I tow with my crossover SUV?
How much should I tow with my crossover SUV?

Just because you can tow 5,000 pounds doesn’t mean you should. Many popular three-row crossover SUVs such as the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas have maximum tow ratings set by their manufacturers of 5,000 pounds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should hook up 5,000 pounds of...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 Turbo
2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Mainstream compact sedans are no longer penalty boxes. We’ve come a long way, baby. Two of the better choices in the compact segment are the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3, but both break out of the box for different reasons. The 2021 Mazda 3’s TCC Rating of 6.7 edges the 2021 Hyundai...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

Off-roading and adventure seeking is a lifestyle. Not everyone cares, but those who do inevitably consider the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler as their overlander of choice. The decision becomes a crossroads. These two legendary icons created cult followings long before Tesla made such a thing...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossovers have become the hottest thing in suburbia since Five Guys spread across the nation. The 2021 VW Atlas and 2021 Kia Telluride are two large popular family crossover SUVs with lots of space for families. The former keeps things simple while the latter punches above its price...Read More»

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Yes, car seats expire and here's why

We hear it all the time: "Car seats don't actually expire. That's just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff." It doesn't matter how many times we hear it; it's still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid's safety could depend on you recognizing that fact...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD
Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line bristles with personality

It doesn’t take much to look expressive or exciting in a class that’s comparable to wheat bread. Compared to bland bread like the Nissan Murano, Honda Passport, and Ford Edge, the 2021 Kia Sorento stands out in the bread box. The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento has a TCC Rating of 6.8 out...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum
Review update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum shifts upmarket

The Nissan Rogue has been playing the value card for well over a decade, but the compact crossover took a sharp upscale turn this year to be more than just your Uber driver’s ride. Redesigned for 2021, the Rogue has stiff competition from the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Mazda...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid generates value through its generator

“Artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands,” Steve Jobs said in the biopic of the same name. Like Jobs, Ford’s leading the pickup race with the innovative 2021 F-150 Hybrid while the other truck makers are hacking to keep pace. Ford spokesperson Dawn McKenzie told me that...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Navigator
2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator: Compare SUVs

Cadillac’s latest Escalade comes out swinging this year with a wall of OLED screens, proven V-8 power, and a fancy air suspension system. Is this all enough to knock the luxurious Lincoln Navigator from its American SUV throne? The difference comes down to how you want your luxury full-size...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»

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