Courtney Jones

Researcher & Writer

Courtney Jones has been a researcher and writer for the U.S. News Best Cars team since 2013.

With comprehensive experience analyzing, researching, and comparing cars, trucks, and SUVs, Courtney provides car-buying advice for a variety of lifestyles and needs. She specializes in helping used-car shoppers find the best vehicle for their money. Courtney is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

Prior to joining U.S. News, Courtney wrote for New Jersey Life magazine, providing consumer and product advice to readers. Courtney earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Seton Hall University

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Review

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas earns a spot in the top half of our midsize SUV rankings, thanks to its balanced ride, great... Read More »

2018 Honda Clarity Review

The 2018 Honda Clarity has a chic interior, a coddling ride, and highly efficient powertrains. However, it’s outshined... Read More »

2018 Volvo XC60 Review

The fully redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60 has an elegant cabin loaded with tons of safety and infotainment features... Read More »

2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 earns a position near the top of our midsize SUV rankings. The CX-9 offers exceptional handling... Read More »

2017 MINI Cooper Clubman Review

The 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman is fun-to-drive car that offers a first-class cabin with plenty of seating and cargo... Read More »

2018 Ford Flex Review

The 2018 Ford Flex finishes just below the middle of our midsize SUV rankings. It boasts a roomy cabin, composed... Read More »

2020 Jaguar I-Pace Review

The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace delivers vigorous acceleration, sharp handling, and a cushioned ride. Add an impressive 234-mile... Read More »

2020 Genesis G80 Review

The 2020 Genesis G80 ranks near the top of the luxury midsize car class. It boasts a lavish cabin, roomy seats, a... Read More »

2020 Kia Forte Review

The 2020 Kia Forte has plenty of standard features, ample trunk space, and good fuel economy. For these reasons and... Read More »

2020 Subaru Impreza Review

The 2020 Subaru Impreza offers a roomy, comfortable interior and a composed ride, but most compact cars rank higher... Read More »

2020 Audi A3 Review

The 2020 Audi A3 ranks in the middle of our luxury small car rankings. It has a well-equipped cabin and a range of... Read More »

2020 GMC Yukon Review

The 2020 GMC Yukon places near the bottom of our large SUV rankings. It boasts a comfortable and well-equipped cabin... Read More »

2020 Audi Q3 Review

The 2020 Audi Q3 earns a spot near the top of our luxury subcompact SUV rankings thanks to its chic cabin, enjoyable... Read More »

2020 Jaguar F-Pace Review

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace sports athletic handling, a range of potent engines, and more passenger space than most rivals... Read More »

2020 Nissan Murano Review

The 2020 Nissan Murano faces tough competition from rivals with sharper handling and fresher cabin styling. For these... Read More »

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan places in the middle of our compact SUV rankings. The Tiguan has a comfortable and... Read More »

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 offers good fuel economy, plush seats, and a comfortable ride. However, its lackluster cabin... Read More »

2020 Hyundai Kona Review

The 2020 Hyundai Kona boasts balanced driving dynamics, a strong turbocharged engine option, and a lovely cabin with a... Read More »

2020 Audi TT Review

The 2020 Audi TT places in the middle of our luxury sports car rankings. It has one of the most attractive, modernly... Read More »

2020 Acura ILX Review

The 2020 Acura ILX places near the bottom of our luxury small car rankings. It has an attractive price and a long list... Read More »

Chase 2020 Auto Loan Review

JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the United States. Chase operates nearly... Read More »

SunTrust LightStream 2020 Auto Loan Review

SunTrust Banks, Inc. is an American banking institution that prides itself on improving the financial well-being of... Read More »

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Review

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport has lots of cargo space and many standard features, but its underpowered engine and... Read More »

2020 Honda Odyssey Review

The 2020 Honda Odyssey ranks near the top of the minivan class thanks to its sophisticated cabin, overall spaciousness... Read More »

2020 Lexus IS Review

The 2020 Lexus IS ranks in the bottom half of the luxury small car class. The IS has premium cabin materials, a refined... Read More »

2020 Ford Fusion Energi Review

The 2020 Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid that suffers from a short all-electric driving range, limited trunk... Read More »

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sits in the top third of our luxury small car rankings. It has potent engines, a ritzy... Read More »

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE combines an opulent, spacious cabin with potent engines and impressive safety and... Read More »

2016 Lincoln MKT Review

The 2016 Lincoln MKT has a wealth of high-tech features and two powerful engine options. However, it places in the... Read More »

2015 Toyota Sienna Review

The 2015 Toyota Sienna places in the top half of our minivan rankings. It has a roomy, upscale interior and strong... Read More »

2015 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2015 Toyota 4Runner’s Unparalleled off-road abilities aren’t enough to offset its rough ride, sparsely equipped... Read More »

2015 Dodge Journey Review

The 2015 Dodge Journey has an underpowered base engine, a poor reliability rating, and limited cargo space. As a... Read More »

2015 Lexus GX Review

The 2015 Lexus GX has a good reliability rating and formidable off-road capability, but a wheezy engine and a low-rent... Read More »

2018 Buick Envision Review

The 2018 Buick Envision places in the middle of our luxury compact SUV rankings. It boasts a wealth of standard... Read More »

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers a robust features list and lots of space, and it has an excellent safety score... Read More »

2015 Kia Sportage Review

The 2015 Kia Sportage delivers peppy engine performance, an attractive interior, and great safety and reliability... Read More »

2015 Toyota RAV4 Review

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 ranks near the bottom of our compact SUV rankings. It has a spacious cabin, a comfortable ride... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze finishes in the top third of our compact car rankings. It boasts outstanding fuel economy, a... Read More »

2015 Honda CR-V Review

The 2015 Honda CR-V ranks in the middle of the competitive compact SUV class. It offers lots of standard features and... Read More »

2018 Kia Sportage Review

The 2018 Kia Sportage earns a good predicted reliability rating, and it boasts a handsome, roomy cabin and a gentle... Read More »

2018 Toyota Corolla Review

The 2018 Toyota Corolla ranks in the middle third of the compact car class. It has a great predicted reliability... Read More »

2017 Jaguar F-Type Review

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type has a chic cabin and a range of vigorous engines. However, it ranks in the middle of the luxury... Read More »

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid places in the middle of our hybrid and electric car rankings. It's sportier than many... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt sits in the top half of our hybrid and electric car rankings. This roomy, feature-rich car has... Read More »

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Review

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that offers a smooth ride and an abundance of standard technology and... Read More »

2017 BMW 6-Series Review

The 2017 BMW 6 Series finishes in the middle of our luxury large car rankings. It's a powerful sedan that features one... Read More »

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle ranks in the bottom half of the subcompact car class. It has brisk acceleration and... Read More »

2018 Toyota 86 Review

The 2018 Toyota 86 ranks near the bottom of the sports car class. Despite its deft handling and good predicted... Read More »

2018 Lexus RC Review

The 2018 Lexus RC ranks in the bottom half of the luxury small car class. It has a lot of standard features, a... Read More »

2017 Lincoln MKT Review

The 2017 Lincoln MKT offers a comfortable ride and a hushed interior, but it ranks in the middle of the luxury midsize... Read More »

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