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.

The 12 Pickup Trucks with the Most Luxurious Interiors in 2020

Anyone who has been shopping for a truck recently probably knows that prices have steadily been climbing. You can still... Read More »

What Do the Numbers on Tires Mean?

When discussing the handling characteristics of a car, we often talk about suspension setups and all-wheel drive, but... Read More »

10 Cheapest Four-Wheel-Drive SUVs in 2020

Part of the popularity of SUVs is their capability – real or perceived. Many of these crossovers tout ruggedness, but... Read More »

Best Used Sports Cars in 2020

Sports cars, by their very nature, are not practical. Most cars are selected for their utility, functionality, or... Read More »

Best Audi Cars and SUVs in 2020

Among the three major German luxury brands, each one is associated with a particular attribute. BMW has been known for... Read More »

Best Truck Purchase Deals

Trucks are designed to do it all. Whether you need a commuter car, a mobile office, or a worksite workhorse, modern... Read More »

10 Best Used Convertibles Under $10K

A convertible top can add a lot of fun and character to an otherwise unexciting car. Don’t believe us? Consider a... Read More »

Best Toyota Vehicles in Our Rankings in 2020

The Toyota lineup is chock full of safe and reliable cars, trucks, and SUVs. Every one of their vehicles comes with... Read More »

10 Alternatives to the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

When it comes to space, power, and versatility, few SUVs rival the Chevrolet Tahoe . Car-based crossover SUVs are more... Read More »

The 10 Most Affordable Supercars in 2020

A supercar can be defined as any ultra-high-performance exotic car. That definition leaves a lot of room for... Read More »

The 10 Safest Luxury Midsize SUVs of 2020

Modern luxury SUVs are the ultimate no-compromise vehicles. They offer spacious seating, refined driving dynamics, and... Read More »

The Best Off-Road Trucks of 2020

Many trucks are used for towing, hauling, and general work site duties, but many more spend their lives on the highway... Read More »

2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Audi A4: Worth the Upgrade?

As luxury brands go, Audi puts an especially heavy emphasis on technology. It defines their interiors, and even... Read More »

The 13 Best Lightweight Sports Cars of 2020

A high-horsepower car will throw you back in your seat as you rocket forward in a straight line, but what happens when... Read More »

The Fastest American Cars of 2020

For many performance enthusiasts, there comes a sense of pride in owning a high-powered American vehicle. From modern... Read More »

2020 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2020 Dodge Challenger vs. 2020 Ford Mustang: Muscle Car Battle

If you are a fan of American muscle cars, this is an age-old debate. From drag strips to comparing horsepower, car... Read More »

2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63: What You Need to Know

AMG is the performance division of Mercedes-Benz. It started life as an independent outfit, tuning and modifying... Read More »

The Most Affordable Turbocharged Cars of 2020

Turbocharging is an incredible tool for automakers. First popular in aircraft engines, the turbo would compress the... Read More »

14 Roomiest SUVs for the Money in 2020

If you need cabin space, there are plenty of large SUVs that are spacious and versatile. But those big SUVs also cost a... Read More »

2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Head to Head

Within the General Motors family of brands, if you need a spacious midsize SUV and don’t want to break the bank, the... Read More »

2020 Porsche Macan vs. 2020 Audi Q5: Head to Head

Modern luxury SUVs seemingly do it all. They have refined-yet-versatile interiors, and many boast a combination of... Read More »

Best Honda Cars in 2020

Though technically a Japanese automaker, Honda is interwoven to the fabric of the modern American car market. Much of... Read More »

Honda vs. Subaru: Battle of the Brands in 2020

Honda and Subaru. When you think of automakers with full lineups of practical, efficient, and safe vehicles, these two... Read More »

15 Best Bargain Sport Sedans of 2020

Sports cars and trucks are more powerful than ever these days. The powertrain technology that allowed engines to become... Read More »

The 15 Fastest Affordable Cars in 2020

There’s an adage among some performance driving enthusiasts: “It’s better to go fast in a slow car than slow in a fast... Read More »

The 13 Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Trucks

Pickup trucks are among the only vehicle segments where seemingly excessive horsepower is a necessity. A sports car... Read More »

Best V8 SUVs on the Market in 2020

Since the turn of the century, great strides have been made in the ways of engine technology. Direct injection... Read More »

Should I Pay Cash for a New Car?

You’ve probably heard it from a thrifty parent or relative; “If you can pay cash for a car, you totally should do... Read More »

13 Fastest New SUVs Under $50,000 in 2020

There was once a time when SUVs were slow and lumbering vehicles, designed for getting people out to remote places. But... Read More »

14 Best SUVs for Towing 2020

Sport utility vehicles have gotten softer and softer over the past two decades. The demand for more compliant... 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 »

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... 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 2019

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 in 2019

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 in 2019

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... 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 »

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