George Kennedy

Contributor

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.

12 Best Sports Car Deals for March 2020

Sports cars are not the most pragmatic vehicles: SUVs are more versatile and subcompact cars are more budget-conscious... Read More »

12 Best Luxury Car and SUV Leases for March 2020

Winter is almost over, and you can almost smell the spring air. Those other smells? Oh, that’s premium leather... Read More »

The 13 Fastest Cars

You’re never too old to have a wish list. For some, that list is dominated by exceptionally fast cars. There are more... Read More »

10 Most Expensive SUVs for 2020

We live in an amazing time for the car industry. Vehicle segments continue to get more specialized. In the past... Read More »

15 Most Reliable Luxury Cars in 2020

When buying a luxury car, there should be a certain set of expectations. It should have plenty of standard features... Read More »

The 18 Best Luxury 3-Row SUVs in 2020

Sometimes, quality-vs-quantity is an “either/or” concept. Luckily, that’s not the case when it comes to three-row... Read More »

The Best Four-Door Sports Cars of 2020

Sports cars are the ultimate expression of driving enjoyment, but they aren’t always the most sensible vehicles. A... Read More »

13 Most Comfortable Trucks in 2020

Trucks have changed immensely over the years. Once simple, rugged tools for farms and work sites, pickups have adopted... Read More »

2020 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2020 GMC Canyon: Head to Head

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are built on the same platform, and offer mostly the same features, engines, and... Read More »

Honda vs. Acura: Worth the Extra Cash?

As automotive experts, one thing we are asked quite often is, “Hey, isn’t ‘Brand Y’ just the luxury version of ‘Brand... Read More »

Cheapest Sports Cars of 2020

Performance comes in many forms. From a high-powered muscle car to a more nimble roadster, as long as you have a need... Read More »

Fast Used Cars Under $20,000

Fast cars are not always the most practical vehicles on the road. Nimble sports cars and V8 muscle cars are purchases... Read More »

13 Best Hot Hatchbacks on the Market Today

Hatchbacks are typically economy-minded cars. However, their nimble and low-slung platforms also lend themselves to... Read More »

Small SUVs With the Best Gas Mileage

There was once a time when buyers had to choose between a vehicle that was fuel-efficient and one that was capable... Read More »

2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5: Worth the Upgrade?

Though technically not a luxury brand, Mazda has a lineup of vehicles that exceed the expectations of a typical daily... Read More »

2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2019 Honda Civic: Head to Head

When it comes to affordable daily commuting, few vehicles offer more value than compact cars. Once a segment defined by... Read More »

The Best Off-Road SUVs of 2019

Look around on the road today, the SUVs reign supreme. But how are these modern crossovers so efficient, safe, and easy... Read More »

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 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 »

25 Most Expensive Cars on the Market in 2019

In August of 2018, a vintage 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction for an astonishing $48 million, making it the most... Read More »

Safest Car Brands You Can Buy in 2019

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

19 Best Luxury 3-Row SUVs: 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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