Eileen Falkenberg-Hull


Eileen Falkenberg-Hull is a regular contributor to U.S. News Best Cars. She strongly believes that the best cars aren’t just those that are highly rated but also the ones that hit the nail on the head for what their intended buyer is looking for.

Much of Eileen’s time is spent test-driving the freshest vehicles in the industry, attending press conferences, interviewing high-level auto industry executives, listening to product presentations, and walking the floor at auto shows.

She’s the writer of Automotive Minute in American City Business Journals, co-host of Let’s Talk Wheels on SB Nation Radio and the Let’s Talk Wheels network, contributor to Trucks.com, and a founder and the vice president of the Texas Motor Press Association

You can connect with Eileen on Twitter.

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21 Great Vehicles That Fit 3 Car Seats Across in 2019

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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5: Head to Head

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2019 Toyota Sienna: Head to Head

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2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Lexus RX: Head to Head

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21 Best Luxury Small Cars for the Money in 2019

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All-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade: What You Need to Know

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Redesigned 2020 Volkswagen Passat: All You Need to Know

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2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Head to Head

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12 Cheapest Hybrid Cars in 2018

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2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 GMC Acadia: Head to Head

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2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Worth the Upgrade?

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