Brandon Turkus

Brandon’s path towards the auto industry started when he was very young. As a toddler, the metro Detroit native delighted in sneaking into the garage and tweaking the wiper settings, turn signals, and HVAC levels to surprise his parents when they started the car. In 1988, he almost ran over a neighbor after he popped his dad’s Dodge Omni 024 into neutral and rolled it down the driveway. Before age five, he annoyed his parents by naming passing cars based on their headlights or engine note. In the years since, Brandon has grown into a certified geared with a disturbing adoration for weird and unreliable British and French cars. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon wrote for Autoblog and Motor1.


2018 Infiniti Q50
2018 Infiniti Q50

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is the automaker’s most popular vehicle and returns this year after a modest restyling and reshuffling of its trim levels. The major changes include new front and rear bumpers, some light, stylish interior refinements, and a reshuffled trim lineup. These...Read More»

2018 Infiniti QX80
2018 Infiniti QX80

Refreshed but in need of a redesign, the 2018 Infiniti QX80 lumbers into the new model year with a more attractive face, a still-lovely interior, and a charming V-8 engine. But aging technology and an old-fashioned powertrain—and while we don't base our ratings on it, vastly newer...Read More»

2018 Cadillac Escalade
2018 Cadillac Escalade

Time and competitors have caught up to the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. In a bid to stay relevant with consumers, it's going to take more than bling to keep buyers back. Alongside a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade continues with a lavish cabin, a new color...Read More»

2018 Audi A3
2018 Audi A3

A luxurious alternative for Volkswagen Golf owners that are looking for a more prestigious ride without an appreciable increase in vehicle size, the 2018 Audi A3 soldiers on with minor equipment changes. The 2018 Audi A3 scores a solid 7.2 out of 10, thanks to a class-leading feature...Read More»

2018 Acura TLX
2018 Acura TLX

The 2018 Acura TLX mid-size luxury sedan improves on a recent new design with a new face this year and a sporty-looking appearance package. But it's the sedan's balance and powertrain that should win over outright looks. The TLX earns a 6.8 on our overall scale thanks to its comfort and...Read More»

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Cadillac CT6 preview

The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is the brand's current all-around star. This stylish technological leader has fresh styling, one of the industry's most advanced semi-autonomous driver-assist systems, and for 2019, a new twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. As cool as a 550-hp luxury sedan is, the...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4, 2018 New York auto show
Cadillac XT4

The Cadillac XT4 takes GM’s all-American luxury brand into new and uncharted waters. It’s a direct challenge to the hordes of compact premium crossovers fielded by brands such as Lexus and Audi–and it’s also Cadillac’s smallest vehicle in a generation. Available in...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4
2019 Cadillac XT4 preview

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 compact crossover is the most important new vehicle from Cadillac in nearly a decade. Destined to challenge the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the XT4 has not only the requisite alphanumeric name, but also a spritely 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine...Read More»

2018 Genesis G80 Sport
2018 Genesis G80

The 2018 Genesis G80 starts off the new year with a Sport version that's truth in advertising. That version of the G80 gets a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 that's new to the G80, but the whole lineup gets a raft of powertrain tricks and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The net...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Ford Fusion adds safety tech, allegedly new styling

Look closely. Look really, really closely. A nip here, a tuck there, and oh yeah, a whole bunch of active safety tech. That's the gist of the refreshed 2019 Ford Fusion, a midsize sedan that still represents a big chunk of the pie for Ford Motor Company. These light updates keep the Fusion...Read More»

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