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George Kennedy

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As a career automotive journalist, George Kennedy has contributed to, edited, and produced for some of the most respected publications and outlets, including Consumer Reports, Boston Magazine, Hemmings Classic Wheels, and Autoblog.

In addition to his contributions to the U.S. News Best Cars team, he continues to contribute to The Boston Globe and Boston.com and is the YouTube host for CarGurus. He brings his unique voice to monthly roundups of car-shopping deals, as well as breakdowns of the best cars, trucks, and SUVs. 

George routinely posts what he's driving on Instagram.

Safest Car Brands of 2019

There was a time when safety was a priority emphasized only by smaller automakers looking to stand out of their... Read More »

George Kennedy Sep. 20, 2019

12 Best Luxury Car Deals in September

Luxury comes in many forms. From sedans to crossovers and SUVs of all sizes, there are many ways to enjoy an upscale... Read More »

George Kennedy Sep. 16, 2019

9 Best Truck Lease Deals in September

We’re happy to announce that football is back. Whether you’re headed to campus, an NFL stadium, or friday night lights... Read More »

George Kennedy Sep. 10, 2019

12 Best SUV Lease Deals Under $300

Fall is a great time for an SUV. Whether you use your ride for tailgating or moving the kids out to college, one of... Read More »

George Kennedy Sep. 9, 2019

19 Best Luxury 3-Row SUVs of 2019: Photos and Details

There was once a time when shopping for a “family vehicle” immediately sent you down the path towards a minivan. Those... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 23, 2019

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2019 BMW 5 Series: Head to Head

Having to choose between the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an excellent problem to have. However, it’s... Read More »

George Kennedy and Liana Madrid Aug. 23, 2019

24 Most Comfortable Luxury Cars in 2019

The priorities of luxury shoppers may have changed over the years, pivoting from plush to performance-oriented, but... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 22, 2019

2019 Porsche Macan vs. 2019 Audi Q5: Head to Head

Luxury compact SUVs are all the rage right now. This is thanks in large part to their combination of utility, upscale... Read More »

George Kennedy Jul. 26, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

The full-size, light-duty truck market is an extremely competitive space, because the people who buy these vehicles use... Read More »

George Kennedy Jul. 16, 2019

2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Ford Edge: Worth the Upgrade?

Ford offers a pair of very competitive two-row SUVs in the Escape and Edge. Both offer plenty of comfort and tech... Read More »

George Kennedy and Brian McHugh Jul. 9, 2019

18 Best Roadsters for 2019

For many drivers, the convertible is the ultimate way to take in the joy of driving, as well as the summer sun... Read More »

George Kennedy Jul. 8, 2019

Refreshed 2020 Lexus GX: All You Need to Know

Who says a luxury car can't also be rugged and capable. In a segment loaded with soft, road-going luxury midsize SUVs... Read More »

George Kennedy Jun. 28, 2019

Best Honda Cars

What defines a car brand’s identity? If it’s Porsche or Jeep , that’s pretty easy – it can be defined by the... Read More »

George Kennedy Jun. 19, 2019

21 SUVs with the Best Towing Capacity

It’s no secret that many SUVs have lost their truck-like capability. For the last two decades, automakers have been... Read More »

George Kennedy Jun. 17, 2019

Refreshed 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: What You Need to Know

The Toyota Tacoma is the cornerstone of the small truck segment. While the Chevrolet Colorado only returned in 201... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 24, 2019

New 2019 Audi RS 5: What You Need to Know

In the Audi performance hierarchy, the mid-engined R8 supercar is king. But beneath that, there exist additional tiers... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 23, 2019

Refreshed 2020 Audi R8: All You Need to Know

The R8 is Audi’s range-topping halo supercar, and also a celebration of the company’s racing success. The production... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 16, 2019

Refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia: All You Need to Know

When you think GMC, you might think of big commercial trucks, but it also has a growing lineup of crossovers and SUVs... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 15, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata: All You Need to Know

The midsize sedan segment has come a long way, and there is no greater example of this evolution than the Hyundai... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 15, 2019

2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner: Head to Head

True SUVs are a dying breed. Most vehicles that carmakers call SUVs are based on platforms shared with cars and... Read More »

George Kennedy Apr. 1, 2019

10 Alternatives to the 2019 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 is one of the best luxury compact SUVs you can buy. It blends substance and style, delivering fantastic... Read More »

George Kennedy Mar. 29, 2019

14 Best Compact Luxury SUVs for the Money

No matter what your budget is, the goal of any car shopper should be to get the most car for your money. This is no... Read More »

George Kennedy Mar. 25, 2019

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2019 BMW X5: Head to Head

The current crossover and SUV market is red-hot. These family-friendly vehicles have become efficient and versatile... Read More »

George Kennedy Mar. 21, 2019

The Best 24-month Lease Deals This March

The auto industry is evolving at a breakneck pace. If you are looking at a new car for the first time in several years... Read More »

George Kennedy Mar. 12, 2019

2019 Toyota 86 vs. 2019 Subaru BRZ: Head to Head

In our modern, risk-averse car market, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are anomalies. Where drivers are becoming less... Read More »

George Kennedy Feb. 27, 2019

2019 WRX STI Lineup

For most drivers, one vehicle will satisfy most of your needs. The typical sedan or crossover is ideal for the daily... Read More »

George Kennedy Feb. 5, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado: Head to Head

When it comes to buying a new pickup, bigger isn’t always better. Witness the recent trend of well-equipped compact and... Read More »

George Kennedy Feb. 1, 2019

10 Alternatives to the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

While Jeep’s most capable vehicle is the Wrangler Rubicon, the “Rubi” can’t compete with the Grand Cherokee on luxury... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 25, 2019

All-New 2020 Jeep Gladiator: What You Need to Know

Ever since the debut of the latest Jeep Wrangler last year, there were rumors of a forthcoming pickup truck. Jeep has... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 18, 2019

14 Fastest New SUVs Under $50,000

There was once a time when you had to choose the attributes you wanted to prioritize in a new car. You had to choose... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 16, 2019

Toyota vs. Lexus: Worth the Upgrade?

Toyota and Lexus owners are quite loyal to their respective brands. As the former is the parent company of the latter... Read More »

George Kennedy Dec. 19, 2018

Cheapest Pickup Trucks on the Market

There are times in our lives when the only tool for the job is a pickup truck. Be it towing, plowing, hauling, or... Read More »

George Kennedy Dec. 4, 2018

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Hyundai Tucson: Head to Head

Compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, and the choices are plentiful. With options... Read More »

George Kennedy Nov. 13, 2018

Best 3-Row SUVs Around $30,000

For many, the minivan is the ideal family vehicle. It has three rows and plenty of space for people and gear. But many... Read More »

George Kennedy Nov. 2, 2018

Alternatives to the 2018 Subaru Outback

The popularity of the wagon has waned from its halcyon days as the family truckster. And yet the Subaru Outback has... Read More »

George Kennedy Oct. 30, 2018

All-New 2019 Ford Ranger: Everything You Need to Know

The Ford Ranger is one of the most recognizable names on American highways and backroads. Since the 1983 model year... Read More »

George Kennedy Oct. 23, 2018

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head to Head

Over the past decade and a half, the SUV market has softened. Once dominated by truck-based SUVs, the majority of... Read More »

George Kennedy Oct. 22, 2018

AWD Minivan: What Are My Options?

Winter is fast approaching, and snowy, icy weather will come with it in many parts of the country. That means roads... Read More »

George Kennedy Oct. 22, 2018

The Most Reliable New Luxury SUVs (and the Least) in 2018

Modern cars and SUVs are loaded with more features than ever before. Bluetooth systems, backup cameras, touch-screen... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 16, 2018

25 Sportiest Compact SUVs in 2018

Compact SUVs offer shoppers the best of many worlds, pairing expanded cargo space and utility with the ride and... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 16, 2018

The Best Small Trucks: Photos and Details

In your daily commute you probably see countless pickup trucks. But how many of them are actually used on the worksite... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 16, 2018

The Best 6-Passenger Luxury SUVs of 2018

Some buyers prefer quality over quantity, and vice versa. That’s how you end up with small luxury cars costing the same... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 2, 2018

Small SUVs With the Best Gas Mileage in 2018

Small SUVs are the hottest-selling cars on the market right now, and why not? They offer solid driving characteristics... Read More »

George Kennedy Jul. 10, 2018

11 Best Pickup Trucks: Photos and Details

Pickup trucks have become more accommodating than ever before. That’s because they are asked to do more than ever... Read More »

George Kennedy Jul. 2, 2018

16 Best 4x4 SUVs of 2018

SUVs have come a long way in the past 20 years. Once simply truck-based vehicles with two or more rows, the modern SUV... Read More »

George Kennedy Jun. 28, 2018

What Is Cadillac Super Cruise?

With autonomous cars making plenty of headlines in the past few years, it might seem like self-driving cars are just... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 23, 2018

The Best New Jeep SUVs

Few automakers have a loyal following quite like Jeep. The brand is synonymous with off-road capability and can date... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 21, 2018

16 SUVs With the Best Towing in 2018

In many ways, the sport utility vehicle is the ultimate compromise of capability and comfort. These vehicles combine... Read More »

George Kennedy May. 15, 2018

9 Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks Under $10,000

Trucks are simply built to last longer than most other cars on the road. A buyer can purchase a truck and own it for... Read More »

George Kennedy Apr. 13, 2018

7 Best Large Cars for Families in 2018

With plenty of minivans and crossovers to choose from, it may seem like the sedan’s days are numbered, but there is... Read More »

George Kennedy Apr. 13, 2018

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