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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 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 »

Courtney Jones Oct. 18, 2019

Buick and GMC Deals: Buy or Lease a New Buick or GMC

Buick and GMC are offering a number of appealing deals on new cars, trucks, and SUVs this October. Nearly every Buick... Read More »

Courtney Jones Oct. 3, 2019

Mazda Deals: Buy or Lease a Mazda

Mazda has great specials this October, with plenty of options for both lessees and buyers. If you plan to purchase... Read More »

Courtney Jones Oct. 3, 2019

2020 Jaguar F-Pace Review

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace has exceptionally athletic handling, a range of potent engines, and more cabin and passenger... Read More »

Courtney Jones Oct. 1, 2019

2019 Audi Q5 vs. 2019 BMW X3: Head to Head

Luxury compact SUVs combine some of the best aspects of other car classes. They’re a great midpoint between large... Read More »

Liana Madrid and Courtney Jones Sep. 25, 2019

2015 Lexus GX Review

The 2015 Lexus GX has an above-average reliability rating and formidable off-road capability, but a wheezy engine and a... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 17, 2019

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan ranks in the middle of the highly competitive compact SUV class. It has an upscale cabin and... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 17, 2019

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has a roomy cabin and agile handling. Though its interior is plagued with dull... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 17, 2019

2015 Infiniti Q50 Review

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 has a strong engine, engaging handling, and a well-appointed, upscale cabin. However, it places... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 17, 2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler Review

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler has unrivaled off-roading capabilities, but its unrefined nature, limited features, and high... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 13, 2019

2015 Dodge Journey Review

The 2015 Dodge Journey's underpowered base engine, poor reliability rating, and limited cargo space earn it a spot near... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 13, 2019

2015 Nissan Leaf Review

The 2015 Nissan Leaf is roomier and more upscale than most compact cars. It also has a stellar reliability rating and... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 12, 2019

2015 Lexus ES Hybrid Review

The 2015 Lexus ES Hybrid finishes near the top of the luxury midsize car class. It earns praise for its a roomy and... Read More »

Courtney Jones Sep. 12, 2019

2015 Honda Civic Review

The 2015 Honda Civic earns a midpack ranking in the competitive compact car class. The Civics cabin is made with... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 29, 2019

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid ranks in the bottom half of the highly competitive midsize cars class. It has a... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 26, 2019

2017 Honda Accord Review

The 2017 Honda Accord comes well-equipped, and it has a comfortable ride and a quick-shifting transmission. However... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 26, 2019

2014 Honda Accord Review

The 2014 Honda Accord ranks in the middle of the midsize car class. It offers spry handling and a spacious, upscale... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 26, 2019

2015 BMW X1 Review

The 2015 BMW X1 ranks at the top of the luxury subcompact SUV class. It has robust engine power and handles like a car... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 5, 2019

2015 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2015 Toyota 4Runner has unparalleled off-roading abilities in the midsize SUV class, but it stumbles as a daily... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 5, 2019

2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Review

The 2015 Lexus RX Hybrids refined performance, spacious cabin, and cushy ride make it one of the most pleasant luxury... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 5, 2019

2015 BMW 3-Series Review

An elegant cabin, outstanding handling, and strong engines push the 2015 BMW 3 Series to the top half of the luxury... Read More »

Courtney Jones Aug. 1, 2019

2015 Chrysler Town & Country Review

The 2015 Chrysler Town & Country sits in the middle of the minivan class. It features lots of technology and a... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jul. 19, 2019

2015 Audi A6 Review

The 2015 Audi A6 sits in the top half of the luxury midsize car class. It features lively handling, a perfect safety... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jul. 12, 2019

2015 Chrysler 300 Review

The 2015 Chrysler 300 offers potent engines and an upscale cabin that's loaded with tech features. Despite these... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jul. 12, 2019

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Review

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sits in the middle of the highly competitive compact car class. Although it has roomy seats... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jul. 11, 2019

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan ranks near the bottom of the minivan class. It has below-average safety scores, a subpar... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jul. 8, 2019

2018 Toyota Yaris iA Review

The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA ranks near the top of the subcompact car class. It has a good predicted reliability rating... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jul. 3, 2019

2018 Buick Regal Review

The 2018 Buick Regal ranks in the bottom third of the midsize car class. While it has a decent powertrain and an... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Audi Q5 Review

The 2018 Audi Q5 has balanced handling, capable engines, and an opulent cabin with many features, but its below-average... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has a roomy cabin, an uncomplicated infotainment system, and solid handling. However, an... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Review

The fuel-efficient 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has a spacious interior, user-friendly features, and solid performance... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Kia Sorento Review

The 2018 Kia Sorento ranks near the top of the midsize SUV class. It has a tranquil ride and a modern cabin with... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota Highlander Review

The 2018 Toyota Highlander ranks in the top third of the midsize SUV class, thanks to its upscale cabin, strong... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a highly ranked midsize SUV, thanks to its comfortable ride, numerous standard features... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Dodge Charger Review

The 2018 Dodge Charger is roomy and offers unrivaled power and performance dynamics in the large car class. However... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Honda Clarity Review

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

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota Sequoia Review

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia has a solid predicted reliability rating, strong engine, roomy cabin, and cavernous cargo hold... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Dodge Challenger Review

The 2018 Dodge Challenger earns a high ranking in the sports car class because of its supremely powerful engine... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Buick Envision Review

The 2018 Buick Envision is a high-ranking luxury compact SUV. It boasts a wealth of standard features, an outstanding... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has a spacious, upscale interior and excellent towing and hauling capacities. It lands midpack... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Jeep Renegade Review

The 2018 Jeep Renegade finishes in the bottom third of our subcompact SUV rankings. Its a better off-roader than its... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle ranks near the bottom of subcompact car class. It lags rivals in most areas, including... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Maserati Levante Review

The 2018 Maserati Levante has some of the best driving dynamics in the luxury midsize SUV class, but its cabin... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota Camry Review

The 2018 Toyota Camry ranks among the best midsize sedans thanks to an abundance of standard features, pleasant driving... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

Along with its excellent off-road ability, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has one of the most opulent cabins in... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Volvo XC60 Review

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

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Infiniti QX30 Review

The 2018 Infiniti QX30 has a solid powertrain and an elegant interior with many standard features. However, its limited... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Dodge Durango Review

The 2018 Dodge Durango offers robust engines, intuitive technology, and lots of cargo space. However, its below-average... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic ranks near the top of the subcompact car class thanks to its large cargo capacity, many... Read More »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

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 »

Courtney Jones Jun. 28, 2019

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