Cherise Threewitt


Cherise Threewitt is a Chicago-based writer and editor with 15 years of experience covering the automotive industry. She started as a freelance contributor to VWvortex fresh out of college, though her interest in cars quickly grew beyond the confines of the Volkswagen enthusiast community.

In addition to U.S. News Best Cars, Cherise has contributed to publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Hagerty Classic Cars, and HowStuffWorks.

Feel free to get in touch with Cherise on LinkedIn.

15 Best Cars for Tall People in 2020

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15 Best Subcompact SUVs for the Money in 2020

The subcompact SUV class enjoys a lot of attention from consumers, and automakers are eager to keep up with demand... Read More »

9 Best Midsize Cars for the Money in 2020

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9 Best Lease Deals Under $200 in March 2020

Whether you’re on a super tight budget, or you’re simply happy with basic transportation, it’s nice to know you can... Read More »

Best 0% APR Vehicle Purchase Deals in March 2020

Financing can help make the right car a little more affordable, but it’s even better if you can find a deal that allows... Read More »

13 Alternatives to the 2020 Subaru Forester

Subaru’s Forester is an endearing compact crossover that combines practicality with an adventurous personality. Though... Read More »

12 Most Reliable 3-Row SUVs in 2020

If you regularly need to transport a large handful of passengers, a three-row SUV is likely the way to go. Spacious... Read More »

8 Best Hardtop Convertibles for 2020

A soft-top convertible, fitted with a cloth or vinyl roof, is a sweet and simple thing. It transforms what could be a... Read More »

2020 Toyota Camry vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Head to Head

It’s tough to be a sedan these days, with cute crossovers stealing most of the glory and showroom space. Automakers are... Read More »

11 Best Compact SUVs for the Money in 2020

If you’re planning to shop for a new SUV or crossover this year, it’s never too early to get started. Small SUVs are... Read More »

The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020

The SUV and crossover market continues to expand with new and recently redesigned models. Even though more choice is... Read More »

The 19 Fastest SUVs in 2020

There have always been a handful of speedy SUVs available for buyers who are into such things – and 2020’s lineup is... Read More »

The 20 Fastest Sedans in 2020

There’s no doubt about it: Sedans simply aren't as popular as they used to be. In 2020, automakers are following... Read More »

The Best Luxury SUVs Under $40K

According to Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price on a new vehicle is $37,169, as of July 2019. Though... Read More »

Cars That Are Almost Self-Driving

Despite some of the news headlines you might see, we’re still a few years away from a true self-driving vehicle... Read More »

12 Best End of Year SUV Deals

The onslaught of holiday-themed car ads might have you rolling your eyes in exasperation, but it must be said, there’s... Read More »

12 Best End of Year Car Deals

All year long, we’ve been calling out the best deals on new vehicles, but one factor stays consistent: December is... Read More »

12 Compact SUVs With the Most Cargo Room

Cargo capacity is one of the key benefits of buying a crossover or SUV instead of a car. Or at least, that’s what SUV... Read More »

What Do Those Dashboard Lights in Your Car Mean?

With each passing year, cars get outfitted with more technology. While that's a blessing from the standpoint of making... Read More »

The Best Black Friday Lease Deals for 2019

If it’s time to find a new vehicle, but you’d prefer not to buy, leasing is always an option. While most of the best... Read More »

The Best Black Friday Car Deals in 2019

Black Friday’s on the way, and it’s time to admit to yourself that you probably have enough TVs and kitchen gadgets... Read More »

12 Best Black Friday SUV Purchase Deals

Auto manufacturers are getting into the holiday spirit with a wide variety of deals. Here, we’ve focused on what you’ll... Read More »

37 Cheapest AWD Cars in 2019

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6 Best Full-Size SUVs for 2019: Photos and Details

It’s understandable that the small and midsize crossover segments are booming. These vehicles provide SUV-like looks... Read More »

2019 Toyota Tundra vs. 2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Head to Head

Pickup trucks enjoy some of the best customer loyalty in the auto industry. This means that buyers tend to choose a... Read More »

2019 Chevy Equinox vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

The compact crossover and SUV segment offers some of the best-selling vehicles in the country, and most major auto... Read More »

2019 Nissan Rogue vs. 2019 Nissan Murano: Worth the Upgrade?

Our head-to-head comparisons often pit vehicles in the same category against one another. However, we understand that... Read More »

Best Columbus Day Deals

This Columbus Day weekend, consumers in search of a new vehicle can expect to see markdowns upon markdowns. For the... Read More »

25 Safest Cars You Can Buy in 2019

Buying a new vehicle based on its safety credentials can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re a regular... Read More »

The Best Four-Door Sports Cars You Can Buy

Sedans and other four-door cars often fly under the radar – not just from a consumer’s perspective, but for the... Read More »

16 Best Affordable Compact SUVs: Photos and Details

It’s hard to resist the lure of an entry-level crossover. They’re convenient and comfortable, providing a good view of... Read More »

20 Best Labor Day Luxury Car Deals in 2019

Summer doesn’t officially end until mid-September, but Labor Day is the unofficial last hurrah across most of the... Read More »

23 Most Comfortable Luxury SUVs You Can Buy

It can be tough to fit a spa day or a massage into a busy schedule, but some luxury SUVs and crossovers can elevate... Read More »

20 Best Labor Day Car Sales for 2019

This article covers the best Labor Day financing and cash back deals. If you're looking for the best Labor Day lease... Read More »

25 Most Reliable Used SUVs Under $10,000

“Used” doesn’t necessarily mean “used up” — shop carefully and you can find an SUV or crossover that still has plenty... Read More »

2019 GMC Acadia vs. 2019 Chevrolet Traverse: Head to Head

The Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia are often thought to be two sides of the same coin, which, as it turns out, is a... Read More »

Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer: All You Need to Know

Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020, addressing many of the issues that led the current 2019 Ford... Read More »

9 Most Fuel-Efficient 3-Row Luxury SUVs of 2019

Luxury SUVs and crossovers typically offer better performance and more power than their mainstream counterparts, and... Read More »

12 Most Fuel-Efficient 3-Row SUVs

Common sense dictates that the more weight you’re carrying around, the more fuel you’re going to burn, so finding an... Read More »

New 2019 Hyundai Veloster N: All You Need to Know

The Hyundai Veloster , first introduced in 2012 , was a good idea that initially fell short of its promise. In terms of... Read More »

20 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2019

The increasing popularity of crossovers and SUVs should surprise absolutely no one. They’re comfortable to drive, great... Read More »

8 Best Luxury Large SUV for Families in 2019

It’s a good year to shop for a new large luxury SUV. The current crop offers configurations to satisfy just about... Read More »

Redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: All You Need to Know

The Mercedes-Benz GLS was introduced in 2006, under the GL nameplate, and was renamed the GLS as part of a facelift for... Read More »

Refreshed 2020 Nissan GT-R: All You Need to Know

The Nissan GT-R, colloquially known as “Godzilla,” is a luxury sports car with a unique attitude. Nissan hasn’t given... Read More »

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar: All You Need to Know

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar made its debut in 2017, slotting between the brand’s Evoque and Sport models. Land... Read More »

Redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback: All You Need to Know

Wagons might be cool again, for the time being, but in Subaru’s eyes, they’ve never been uncool. The Subaru Outback has... Read More »

7 Best 3-Row Luxury SUVs for Families in 2019

In need of a new three-row crossover or SUV for your family this year? The information you need is right here. Families... Read More »

9 Best Midsize Sedans for Families in 2019

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t absolutely need a crossover or SUV to get your family where they need to go. If... Read More »

16 Roomiest SUVs for the Money in 2019

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing your crossover or SUV was a little more spacious, whether for passengers or for... Read More »

Best Trucks for Families

Believe it or not, a truck can be a really great vehicle for a family. The most popular pickup trucks are consistently... Read More »

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