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.

Articles

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 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»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling

The heart of the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that bowed Tuesday at the Chicago auto show is a new diesel engine that Ford hopes will boost fuel economy for the commercial-oriented small van. Available across the line for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon, the new 1.5-liter...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. Jeep is...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster gets new look, lots more tech

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit blends familial features from the Sonata sedan and Elantra GT wagon with its own stylish, odd-ball form. It all seems like a rehash of yesterday's news until you consider the new...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,875, tops out above $53,000

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse aims for the heart of the three-row crossover SUV market in every way: style, substance, and, as it turns out, pricing. Chevrolet today announced that the cheapest 2018 Traverse will start at $30,875 including a mandatory $945 destination charge. That's for the bare...Read More»

Waze and Android Auto
Waze coming to Android Auto, and it's excellent

In the next few weeks, Google will launch an update to its Android Auto service and make the popular Waze navigation service available directly through a compatible vehicle’s infotainment system. If you’re one of Waze’s many devotees, you’re probably doing a happy dance. And...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine

A new Volkswagen Tiguan is coming, and with it, a new generation for the German brand's lauded line of 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Still part of what VW calls the EA888 family, the new Gen 3B will eventually arrive in the Passat and Beetle, although that's only what VW is confirming...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Chevrolet Equinox first drive: A strong third act

The Chevrolet Equinox's revitalization has been long overdue. Compact crossovers are all the rage in America's driveways and Chevy's entry had been out of touch for a few years. The old model could trace its roots back to George W. Bush's first term. Despite some updates, its thirsty engines, its...Read More»

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