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.

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Honda Pilot: Head to Head

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U.S. News' Best Car Brands of 2021

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10 Alternatives to the 2021 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is consistently one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States. If trucks and crossover SUVs... Read More »

The Fastest Sedans in 2020

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10 Best Alternatives to the 2021 Mini Cooper

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Best Sports Car Finance and Lease Deals in November 2020

Depending on where you live, a new sports car might not be the most logical purchase right now, but a good deal can be... Read More »

The Best Black Friday Car Deals in 2020

Black Friday will likely look a little different this year, but it’s still a prime time to shop for a car. As usual... Read More »

10 Best Cars for Young Drivers

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The 10 Best Used Luxury Cars Under $30,000 in 2020

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12 Best Columbus Day Car Deals of 2020

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2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Telluride: Head to Head

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2020 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5: Head to Head

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13 Affordable Family Cars in 2020

If you’re in the market for a new family vehicle, chances are you’ve thought long and hard about whether you actually... Read More »

16 Best Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars for 2020

That’s right, rear-wheel drive is awesome. And in a world where front-wheel drive rules for cost savings and... Read More »

The Best Luxury SUVs Under $40K in 2020

If you’re shopping for a new SUV for the first time in a while, you may be noticing a little bit of bloat. A lot of new... Read More »

Best Sports Cars Under $40K

In general, a sports car doesn’t come cheap, but there are a handful of exceptions to that rule. If you earmark $40,000... Read More »

15 Safest Small SUVs of 2020

Most subcompact and compact SUVs offer an endearing combination of versatility and value, which helps explain why these... Read More »

The 14 Most Luxurious SUVs in 2020

If you’ve ever driven a luxury vehicle that promised great performance, but had uncomfortable seating or a dull... Read More »

The Best Labor Day Lease Deals in 2020

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The 14 Best 8-Passenger SUVs in 2020

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Head to Head: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2020 Porsche 911

If you’re shopping for a sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911 don’t seem like natural rivals. Classic... Read More »

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo: What You Need to Know

Porsche’s iconic luxury sports car was fully redesigned for the 2020 model year, and 2021 sees the release of the... Read More »

The Best Off-Road SUVs in 2020

On the road and in dealer showrooms, it’s hard to escape the ubiquity of the almighty SUV. Yet despite the SUV’s roots... Read More »

The 15 Best Luxury Cars and SUVs for Tall People in 2020

There are some cars that just aren’t made for tall people, but that doesn’t mean you need to drive in misery if you... Read More »

Best Cars With Automatic Emergency Braking in 2020

Thanks to federal regulations, automatic emergency braking will be mandated in all new cars over the next couple of... Read More »

2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 BMW X3: Head to Head

The European manufacturers really have the luxury SUV formula down to perfection. Audi and BMW represent two of the... Read More »

Honda vs. Hyundai: Battle of the Brands in 2020

Honda, one of the Japanese automakers known primarily for its practical and reliable vehicles, offers a fine-tuned... Read More »

Roomiest Small Cars in 2020

A small car isn’t necessarily a penalty box, at least if you shop prudently. If you’re looking for a subcompact or... Read More »

15 Best Cars for Tall People in 2020

Long torso? Legs for days? If you buy your clothes in the “big and tall” section, you’re probably used to the average... Read More »

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

Crossovers continue to get most of the automakers’ advertising dollars and showroom floor space, but they’re hardly the... 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 »

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

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The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020

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The 19 Fastest SUVs in 2020

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12 Best End of Year Car Deals

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12 Compact SUVs With the Most Cargo Room in 2019

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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 »

37 Cheapest AWD Cars in 2019

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

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

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

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

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25 Safest Cars You Can Buy in 2019

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The Best Four-Door Sports Cars You Can Buy

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