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Cody Trotter

Researcher & Writer

Cody Trotter is a researcher and writer for the U.S. News Best Cars team. Since joining the team in 2015, Cody has written hundreds of new and used car reviews. He is a member of the International Motor Press Association and the New England Motor Press Association.

Prior to joining U.S. News, Cody worked primarily as a technical writer and did some sportswriting. Cody earned a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech

You can connect with Cody on LinkedIn.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Review

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid finishes near the top of our luxury hybrid and electric SUV rankings. Fully redesigned... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Kia Niro Review

The 2020 Kia Niro earns a spot in the middle of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. The Niro is fuel-efficient and... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Kia Sorento Review

The 2019 Kia Sorento places in thetop half of our midsize SUV rankings. While there are plenty of reasons to like this... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Review

The all-new 2019 Lexus UX has a stylish interior along with an excellent predicted reliability rating. However,its less... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Lexus UX Review

The 2020 Lexus UX places in the bottom half of our luxury subcompact SUV rankings. It offers a comfortable ride and... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Jeep Renegade Review

The 2019 Jeep Renegade is capable and reasonably athletic, but its sluggish transmission and below-average predicted... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Lexus NX Review

The 2020 Lexus NX 300 finishes in the middle of our luxury compact SUV rankings. This small crossover has an excellent... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Audi Q5 Review

The 2020 Audi Q5 finishes in the top third of our luxury compact SUV rankings. It delivers engaging performance and has... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers excellent off-road prowess, but its handling over pavement cant match... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Honda Ridgeline Review

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline doesn't fit the mold of a typical small pickup. Still, it earns a top spot in our compact... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Review

Although its comfortable and capable, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover ranks in the bottom half of the luxury large SUV... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Review

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado places near the bottom of our compact pickup truck rankings. The Colorado has a lot to... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 24, 2020

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe finishes near the top of our midsize SUV rankings. It has a comfortable interior, plenty of... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 22, 2020

2020 Toyota Prius Review

The 2020 Toyota Prius finishes in the top third of our hybrid and electric car rankings. It gets outstanding gas... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 22, 2020

2020 Kia Telluride Review

The all-new Kia Telluride ranks highly in the midsize SUV class. This three-row vehicle boasts a handsome cabin, a... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 22, 2020

2020 Kia Soul Review

The fully redesigned 2020 Kia Soul ranks near atthe top of the subcompact SUV class. It's spacious and comfortable, and... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 22, 2020

2019 Audi A3 Review

The 2019 Audi A3 places midpack in our luxury small car rankings. It's athletic, fun to drive, and loaded with... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 21, 2020

2019 BMW X6 Review

The 2019 BMW X6 offers well-balanced driving dynamics, confident acceleration, and a posh interior with top-notch... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Review

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC claims one of the top spots in our luxury compact SUV rankings. It delivers on almost every... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia ranks in the top half of the luxury small car class. It has thrilling performance... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2019 Dodge Charger Review

With its beastly engines andnimble handling, the 2019 Dodge Charger delivers thrilling performance, but its poor... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2019 BMW X3 Review

The 2019 BMW X3 finishes in the top third of our luxury compact SUV rankings. While its not a class leader in any one... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2020 BMW X3 Review

The 2020 BMW X3 sits near the top of our luxury compact SUV rankings. This BMW is fun to drive and features a roomy... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

The redesigned 2019 GMC Sierra has an upscale interior and provides ample towing and hauling capability, but it... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

The 2020 GMC Sierra finishes in the middle of our full-size truck rankings. It's powerful, composed, and comfortable... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2020 Ford Escape Review

The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape finishes in the middle of our compact SUV rankings. It has a spacious interior and... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 17, 2020

2019 Audi Q3 Review

The redesigned 2019 Audi Q3 finishes near the top of our luxury subcompact SUV rankings. This small crossover is the... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 16, 2020

2020 Volvo XC60 Review

The 2020 Volvo XC60 finishes in the middle of our luxury compact SUV rankings. It has one of the most upscale and... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 16, 2020

2020 Ford Ranger Review

The 2020 Ford Ranger holds its own in our compact pickup truck rankings. It has just about everything you could want... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 16, 2020

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro finishes in the top half of our sports car rankings. It's athletic and fun to drive, and it... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 10, 2020

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Review

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro finishes in the middle of our sports car rankings. It's thrilling to drive, but in terms of... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 10, 2020

2019 Lincoln MKC Review

In our luxury compact SUV rankings, the 2019 Lincoln MKC stands out as one of the best values thanks to its low base... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 10, 2020

2019 Ford Flex Review

The 2019 Ford Flex ranks low in our midsize SUV rankings. It does a few things well but not enough to stand out in the... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 10, 2020

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata places near the top of our sports car rankings. It's an all-around winner, delivering... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 10, 2020

2020 Jeep Cherokee Review

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee places in the bottom half of our compact SUV rankings. The Cherokee is a terrific off-roader... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 10, 2020

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Review

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse sits in the top half of our midsize SUV rankings. It has three rows of roomy seats and... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 9, 2020

2020 Subaru Legacy Review

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy finishes in the middle of our midsize car rankings. It has an upscale cabin with no... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 9, 2020

2020 Toyota Sequoia Review

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia finishes near the bottom of our large SUV rankings. This is a spacious SUV with lots of room... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 9, 2020

2019 Nissan Titan Review

The 2019 Nissan Titan has a lot going for it, including a smooth ride and an attractive cabin. However, there are... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 9, 2020

2020 Honda Pilot Review

The 2020 Honda Pilot finishes in the top half of our midsize SUV rankings. It's a capable, comfortable SUV, but the... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 9, 2020

2019 BMW 5-Series Review

The 2019 BMW 5 Series fuses luxury, power, and agility in a way few competitors can match, which is why it finishes... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 9, 2020

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is one of the most capable performers in its class, but its not as roomy as some... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 8, 2020

2019 BMW X4 Review

The 2019 BMW X4 earns praise for its sporty handling and spry engine performance, though it gets low marks for its... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

2019 GMC Acadia Review

A below-average predicted reliability rating, subpar cargo space, and a cramped third row help drive the 2019 GMC... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

2020 GMC Acadia Review

The 2020 GMC Acadia sits in the bottom third of our midsize SUV rankings. It's comfortable, and it offers some nice... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

Cadillac Deals: Buy or Lease a Cadillac

There are lease, finance and cash back deals galore available from Cadillac this January. These incentives cover most... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

Lexus Deals: Buy or Lease a Lexus

If you managed to make it through the holidays without breaking the bank, you might be tempted by Lexus incentives this... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

The 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C finishes last in nearly every metric among luxury sports cars. Even performance if we had to... Read More »

Cody Trotter Dec. 24, 2019

2020 Audi A7 Review

The 2020 Audi A7 slots in near the top of our luxury large car rankings. This German sedan does everything well. It's... Read More »

Cody Trotter Dec. 24, 2019

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Review

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek places in the top half of our subcompact SUV rankings. It has a nice interior and a... Read More »

Cody Trotter Dec. 19, 2019

Lexus Deals: Buy or Lease a Lexus

If you managed to make it through the holidays without breaking the bank, you might be tempted by Lexus incentives this... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

Cadillac Deals: Buy or Lease a Cadillac

There are lease, finance and cash back deals galore available from Cadillac this January. These incentives cover most... Read More »

Cody Trotter Jan. 6, 2020

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