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Ben Koses

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Ben Koses is a writer for the U.S. News Best Cars team. Since joining the Best Cars vertical in 2017, Ben has worked on new and used car reviews. He has a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College. He is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

2020 Nissan Altima Review

The 2020 Nissan Altima ranks in the middleof the midsize car class. It has a spacious, comfortable interior and strong... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 5, 2019

2020 Infiniti QX60 Review

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 ranks in the middle of the luxury midsize SUV class. It has a robust engine and good fuel... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 5, 2019

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Review

The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS ranks in the top third of the luxury large SUV class. It blasts past the... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 5, 2019

2019 Mazda CX-3 Review

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 ranks in the top half of the subcompact SUV class. It offers arguably the sportiest performance in... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 5, 2019

2019 Infiniti QX80 Review

The 2019 QX80 ranks near the bottom of the luxury large SUV class. Although it has a smooth ride and composed handling... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 5, 2019

2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

With a spacious, upscale interior and dynamic performance, the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid earns a spot near the top of... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 4, 2019

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid places near the top of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. It excels across the board... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 4, 2019

Dodge/Ram Deals

This December is a good time to take advantage of the many Dodge and Ram lease specials or purchase incentives that are... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 4, 2019

Chevrolet Deals: Buy or Lease a Chevrolet

New Chevrolet vehicles are available with several lease deals and special finance offers this December. Some models... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 4, 2019

2020 Kia Optima Review

The 2020 Kia Optima boastsa spacious, premium cabin, an intuitive infotainment system, and a smooth ride, which... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 27, 2019

2019 Nissan Kicks Review

The 2019 Nissan Kicks ranks in the top third of the subcompact SUV class. It has a huge cargo hold, lots of standard... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 27, 2019

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Review

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric ranks in the top half of the hybrid and electric SUV class. Its a good EV with a strong... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 27, 2019

Which Automaker Has the Best Warranty?

Purchasing a new car can be significantly more expensive than buying a gently used car. However, one of the biggest... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 26, 2019

2020 Acura MDX Review

The 2020 Acura MDX ranks in the tophalf of the luxury midsize SUV class, largely because of its strong powertrain... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 26, 2019

2019 Honda Fit Review

A handsome and roomy cabin with a practical, configurable rear seat helps vault the 2019 Honda Fit to a spot near the... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 26, 2019

2020 Lexus RX 350 Review

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 ranks in the top half of the luxury midsize SUV class. It has an abundance of standard safety... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranks in the bottom half of the hybrid and electric car class. It has an upscale interior... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

The 2020 Lincoln MKZ ranks near the bottom of the luxury midsize car class. It has a comfortable ride and a large... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Acura MDX Hybrid Review

The 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid ranks in the bottom half of the luxury hybrid and electric SUV class. It has composed... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Buick Encore Review

The 2020 Buick Encore ranks near the top of the subcompact SUV class, largely because of its perfect predicted... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Lexus LC Review

The 2020 Lexus LC ranks near the top of the luxury sports car class. It boasts animated powertrains, a nice blend of... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 22, 2019

2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

The 2020 Mazda3 sits near the top of our compact car rankings. Its engaging performance and upscale interior help it... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 22, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander finishes near the bottom of our compact SUV rankings. Almost every rival provides better... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 22, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan claims a spot in the top half of our compact SUV rankings. The Tiguan owns a good predicted... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 22, 2019

2020 Honda Civic Review

The 2020 Honda Civic ranks near the top of the compact car class thanks to its dynamic performance and upscale, roomy... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 21, 2019

2020 Kia Sportage Review

The 2020 Kia Sportage features an attractive interior, plenty of easy-to-use technology, and a smooth ride. This level... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 21, 2019

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Review

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has a muscular V6 engine and user-friendly features, but it's relegated to the bottom half... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 21, 2019

2020 Hyundai Elantra Review

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra finishes in the middle of our compact car rankings. It has a lot of positive traits, including... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 21, 2019

2019 Kia Stinger Review

The 2019 Kia Stinger ranks near the top of the luxury small car class, thanks in part to its refined driving dynamics... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 21, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Bolt Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks near the top of the hybrid and electric car class. The Bolt is an electric vehicle... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 15, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Golf Review

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is more athletic than several of its classmates, and it has a spacious interior constructed... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 15, 2019

2020 Mazda Mazda6 Review

The 2020 Mazda6 ranks near the top of the midsize car class, largely on the strength of its spirited performance and... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

The fully redesigned 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has a premium cabin, a refined ride, and exceptional off-road... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Infiniti QX30 Review

The 2019 Infiniti QX30 comes upshort oncargo space, and it's less fun to drive than many rivals... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Thanks to its roomy seating and cargo space, user-friendly features, and refined handling, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2020 Honda Accord Review

With a spacious, upscale interior and dynamic performance, the 2020 Honda Accord ranks near the top of the midsize car... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Subaru Forester Review

The 2019 Subaru Forester brings a lot to the table, including a comfortable ride, user-friendly features, and plenty of... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is equal parts off-road adventurer and comfortable daily cruiser. However, it places in... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Toyota Prius Prime Review

The 2019 Toyota Prius Prime ranks in the top half of the hybrid and electric car class. It has fantastic fuel economy... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 8, 2019

2019 Subaru Impreza Review

The 2019 Subaru Impreza is fairly roomy inside, and its technology is easy to use. However, many rivals have more... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a proficient off-roader with a ritzy cabin and several powerful engine... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Audi A4 Review

The 2019 Audi A4 ranks near the top of the luxury small car class, thanks in part to its dynamic performance, elegant... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Mazda Mazda6 Review

The 2019 Mazda6 ranks in thetop half of the midsize car class. Lively handling, a luxe interior, and peppy engine... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Passat Review

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat ranks in the lower half of the midsize car class. Though ithas a serene ride, spacious... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 MINI Cooper Review

With an exceptional predicted reliability rating, a premium and unique interior, potent engine options, and dynamic... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Porsche Macan Review

The 2019 Porsche Macan boasts athletic handling, a posh cabin, and a top-notch predicted reliability rating. Because it... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ranks near the bottom of the subcompact car class. Although its affordable, the Mirage's... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Hyundai Kona Review

The 2019 Hyundai Kona ranks near the top of the subcompact SUV class. It has a nice cabin with an intuitive... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 7, 2019

2020 Subaru BRZ Review

The 2020 Subaru BRZ ranks in the bottom half of the sports car class. While this coupe is a blast to drive, it cant... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 6, 2019

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross lands near the bottom of the compact SUV class. From engine power and agility to... Read More »

Ben Koses Nov. 6, 2019

Dodge/Ram Deals

This December is a good time to take advantage of the many Dodge and Ram lease specials or purchase incentives that are... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 4, 2019

Chevrolet Deals: Buy or Lease a Chevrolet

New Chevrolet vehicles are available with several lease deals and special finance offers this December. Some models... Read More »

Ben Koses Dec. 4, 2019

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