Aaron Cole, Managing Editor

Aaron Cole is Managing Editor of Internet Brands Automotive Group’s portfolio of car sites. Forced into early retirement before his 1988 debut bout against “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase for the Intercontinental Championship belt, Aaron was a longtime editor and columnist at newspapers spanning the Louisiana and Gadsden purchases and the Northwest Territories. He’s a proud Colorado native and currently lives in Denver. When he’s not writing about cars, he’s driving them. And when he’s not driving them, he’s probably eating or sleeping because you need to do that too.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars

More crossovers on the street mean that some can take a more direct road to consumers. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe now aims straighter for comfort, while the 2019 Honda Passport heads straight to the mountains. We’ll call it addition by subtraction. In the case of the Passport, never burdened...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Top Safety Pick+ for 2019 X5, McLaren in IMSA, and Rivian plans 6 models: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights The IIHS last week gave the 2019 BMW X5 top marks for its crashworthiness, active safety tech, and optional headlights. Chicago police arrest 16 people for stealing cars from Daimler car-sharing service Police say that the car-theft ring...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata preview

With the new Sonata, Hyundai has returned to form. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata steps out of the current mid-size sedan’s anodyne shape and emerges this year with a racier spin to (possibly) recapture interest. The new sedan goes on sale this spring and will make its debut in North...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Hyundai Venue crossover revealed: Stage is set and the crowd is only getting bigger

Small crossovers like the 2020 Hyundai Venue are cheap cars for a new generation. The tiny Hyundai hatchback that made its debut Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show has a smaller footprint than the Accent sedan and slots below the compact Kona in the automaker's menu of...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue
2020 Hyundai Venue preview

Little crossovers now have a big stage. With the Venue, Hyundai not only has a smaller companion to the Kona crossover, but also a five-door hatchback that may fit in the shadow cast by the big Palisade. The 2020 Hyundai Venue made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue
Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue is a subcompact crossover or hatchback that's smaller than the Kona and among the smallest cars sold by any automaker in the U.S. Despite its short frame, the Venue has four doors (five if you count the liftgate), seats for five people, and a small cargo area. It's front-wheel...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first drive
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV is a familiar name on a new body. The turntable of names for the South Korean automaker now applies to a two-row crossover that used to be called the Santa Fe Sport. A three-row Santa Fe is in the works, and a bigger Santa Fe XL is last...Read More»

Volkswagen Tarok Concept
Will the VW Tarok concept pickup be sold in the US?

It's hardly shaped like one, but the Volkswagen Tarok concept pickup bound for the 2019 New York auto show is a balloon. More specifically, it's a trial balloon for the automaker to gauge appetite and interest in a VW-branded pickup in the U.S. The Tarok is already scheduled to be built and sold in...Read More»

2019 Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a five-door hatchback electric car. It was the first mass-market electric car to be sold in the United States and is now offered in standard Leaf and long-range Leaf Plus versions. The Leaf received a major redesign for 2018, including new and more conventional styling inside and...Read More»

2020 Audi R8
2020 Audi R8 preview

The updated 2020 Audi R8 is supercar that’s serious about its speed. Every model can exceed 200 mph and there’s hardly an ounce of fat on its newly sharpened body. While the R8’s competitors sport dihexahedral somethingorothers, Audi’s approach to performance is...Read More»

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