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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.

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 Sep. 13, 2019

2019 Lexus RX 350 Review

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 ranks near the top of the luxury midsize SUV class. It offers a silky ride, lots of standard... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 13, 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 Sep. 13, 2019

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Review

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric ranks in the bottom half of the hybrid and electric SUV class. Its a good EV, but it... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 12, 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 Sep. 12, 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 Sep. 12, 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 Sep. 12, 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 Sep. 12, 2019

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid ranks in the bottom third of the hybrid and electric car class. It has a below-average... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 11, 2019

2019 Ford Expedition Review

Large SUVsThe 2019 Ford Expedition excels across the board. Its strong engines, classy cabin, tons of features, great... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 11, 2019

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid finishes in the top half of our hybrid and electric car rankings, largely... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 11, 2019

2019 Land Rover Discovery Review

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery has outstanding off-road capability, a premium cabin, and lots of cargo space. However... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 9, 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 Sep. 6, 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 Sep. 6, 2019

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

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

Ben Koses Sep. 6, 2019

2019 Infiniti QX30 Review

The 2019 Infiniti QX30 ranks poorly among luxury subcompact SUVs. It comes upshort oncargo space and it's less fun to... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 6, 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 Sep. 6, 2019

2019 GMC Terrain Review

The 2019 GMC Terrain places in the middle of our compact SUV rankings. The Terrain is comfortable and upscale, but it's... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 5, 2019

2019 Nissan Versa Review

The affordable 2019 Nissan Versa has decent cargo and passenger space for a subcompact car, as well as a great... Read More »

Ben Koses Sep. 4, 2019

2020 Nissan Altima Review

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

Ben Koses Sep. 4, 2019

2015 Lexus RC Review

The 2015 Lexus RC ranks in the top half of the luxury small car class. Although it has a distracting infotainment... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Toyota Tacoma Review

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma tackles off-road terrain better than most classmates, and it's capable when it comes to towing... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 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 plenty of powerful engines... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Honda Passport Review

The2019 Honda Passport'spowerful V6 engine, composed handling, and ample passenger and cargo space help it earn a high... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Audi TT Review

The 2019 Audi TT has an elegant interior, a comfortable ride, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system, but it lands... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Infiniti Q60 Review

The 2019 Infiniti Q60 ranks near the back of the luxury small cars class. This Infiniti coupe boasts strong engine... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Lexus RC Review

The 2019 Lexus RC ranks in the middle of the competitive luxury small car class. The RC coupe has a quality interior... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 29, 2019

2019 Porsche Macan Review

The 2019 Porsche Macan ranks near the top of the luxury compact SUV class. Its athletic handling, posh cabin, and... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 29, 2019

2020 Buick Envision Review

The 2020 Buick Envision ranks near the bottom of the luxury compact SUV class. It has a lot of standard features and an... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 29, 2019

2017 Honda Civic Review

Outstanding safety scores, a spacious cabin and cargo hold, and driving dynamics that are both engaging and comfortable... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 29, 2019

2019 Kia K900 Review

With few faults, the redesigned 2019 K900 places in the top third of our luxury large car rankings. It has cushy seats... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 28, 2019

2019 Ford Edge Review

The 2019 Ford Edge has some potent engine options, a composed ride, and a comfortable cabin. However, it fails to stand... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 26, 2019

2019 Dodge Durango Review

The 2019 Dodge Durango ranks in the bottom half of the midsize SUV class. It has unwieldy handling, a poor predicted... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 26, 2019

2019 Cadillac XTS Review

The 2019 Cadillac XTS ranks near the bottom of the luxury large car class. It has a large trunk, a spacious cabin, and... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 26, 2019

2019 Kia Cadenza Review

The 2019 Kia Cadenza earnsa top position in our large car rankings thanks to itsupscale interior, long list of... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 23, 2019

2019 Dodge Journey Review

The 2019 Dodge Journey brings up the rear in our midsize SUV rankings. It's doomed by low safety and predicted... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 22, 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 Aug. 22, 2019

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Review

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica ranks near the top of our minivan class. It has nimble handling for a minivan, along with a... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 22, 2019

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan ranks poorly among minivans because it cant keep up with the comfort, convenience, and... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 21, 2019

2019 Jeep Compass Review

The 2019 Jeep Compass finishes in the bottom half of our compact SUV rankings. It's a fairly capable off-roader with a... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 20, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Cruze Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is a highly rated compact car. Anybody can appreciate its comfortable seats, smooth ride, and... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 20, 2019

2019 BMW 7-Series Review

An opulent, spacious, and richly equipped interior, as well as a range of brawny engines, spirited handling, and a... Read More »

Ben Koses Aug. 19, 2019

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