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Jaclyn Trop

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Jaclyn Trop is an award-winning journalist and automotive reporter. She divides her time among Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York.

She was awarded a Knight-Bagehot fellowship in business and economics reporting from Columbia University, where she also earned a master’s degree in journalism. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fortune, Vogue, Glamour, Newsweek, Fast Company, Forbes, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, Rolling Stone, Robb Report, Town & Country, U.S. News & World Report, and Refinery 29 among others.

Jaclyn has reported from five continents. She serves as a U.S. juror to the World Car Awards.

Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

As top players in the popular small crossover segment, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 rank near the top of our compact... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop and Adrian Taylor Jan. 17, 2020

11 Best 0% APR Purchase Deals in January 2020

Are you experiencing sticker shock when you see new car prices today? Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 14, 2020

12 Best Luxury SUV Leases in January 2020

Why not start the New Year with a new luxury SUV? This month, manufacturers are promoting a range of lease deals... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 14, 2020

The Best AWD Sedans You Can Buy Now

You no longer need an SUV to triumph over inclement weather or adventure off-road. Whether you need to navigate... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 19, 2019

12 Best End of Year Luxury Car Lease Deals

Many 2019 models are priced to move this December, as dealers sweep their showrooms to welcome 2020 versions. Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 12, 2019

10 Best Holiday Car Deals in 2019

December often means snow, holiday shopping, and bargains – especially on new cars. With manufacturers eager to sell... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 11, 2019

10 Best AWD Cars to Buy Before Winter

Unless you’re buying a vehicle built for off-roading, all-wheel drive is typically an optional upgrade that many... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Nov. 27, 2019

12 Best Black Friday Luxury Car Deals in 2019

With Black Friday around the corner, November brings some of the best lease deals of the year. This month, you can find... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Nov. 13, 2019

10 Best Cars for Winter Driving

If you can’t escape winter, you’ll want a car or SUV with decent ground clearance, all-wheel drive, safety features... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 21, 2019

30 Best New SUVs Under $30,000

The latest crop of SUVs are more comfortable, dynamic, and affordable than ever before. From Chevrolet to Volkswagen... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 24, 2019

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Subaru Outback: Head to Head

Over the decades, Subaru has cemented a reputation for making popular all-wheel-drive vehicles that thrive in inclement... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 4, 2019

19 Most Comfortable Cars You Can Buy

This article doesn't cover luxury vehicles. For the Most Comfortable Luxury Cars, click here . Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 16, 2019

15 Best Cars for Recent Graduates in 2019

Recent college graduates may find themselves on a tight budget, but that doesn’t mean they can’t afford a new car. The... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 31, 2019

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2019 Porsche Macan: Worth the Upgrade?

Two decades ago, Porsche’s plan to begin making sport utility vehicles provoked skepticism. Now, the two crossovers in... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 22, 2019

16 Luxury SUVs With the Most Cargo Space

Luxury buyers pay more for their cars because they want brand cachet, high-quality materials, power, and the latest... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 10, 2019

Refreshed 2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63: All You Need to Know

The C 63 is the powerhouse of the entry-level C-Class lineup , available courtesy of Mercedes’ AMG performance... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 22, 2019

What to Do If Your Car Is Flooded: A Step-by-Step Guide

Heavy rains and melting snow have inundated large swathes of the Midwestern U.S., leaving millions of dollars’ worth of... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 8, 2019

2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Head to Head

Buyers searching for a five-passenger sedan will find an abundance of choices. The midsize car segment is crowded with... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 28, 2018

2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Head to Head

Increasingly competitive and surprisingly refined, the compact luxury car segment is attracting more attention as... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 28, 2018

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty: What You Need To Know

Redesigned last year for the first time since its launch 18 years ago, Ford’s F-Series Super Duty line of commercial... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 4, 2017

Honda CR-V Hybrid: What You Need to Know

In April at the Shanghai auto show, Honda debuted its first-ever electrified SUV: a hybrid version of its best-selling... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Nov. 2, 2017

Sunroof vs. Moonroof: What's the Difference?

A Popular Mechanics article published in September 1937 heralded an automotive innovation: the sunroof. “Getting a sun... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Nov. 1, 2017

2018 GMC Terrain vs. 2018 GMC Acadia: Worth the Upgrade?

General Motors’ GMC brand has built a reputation on delivering comfortable, practical SUVs with upscale flair... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 30, 2017

10 Alternatives to the 2018 Audi A4

Maybe you’re in the market for your first luxury car and you have your eye on the compact segment’s most popular... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 19, 2017

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series: Head to Head

Are you deciding between an Audi A5 and a BMW 4 Series ? Lucky you! Both coupes are small but mighty, boasting outsized... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 16, 2017

Audi A4 vs. Audi A5: Head to Head

Audi has become a leader in the luxury small car segment. Its A4 sedan and A5 coupe consistently top the rankings for... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 28, 2017

9 Most Reliable Large SUVs

Large SUV shoppers are a specific breed. They have high expectations for hauling passengers and cargo, and they want to... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 26, 2017

8 Alternatives to the 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra was last redesigned in 2017. The updates made it less barebones and more stylish than before... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 5, 2017

Best Used Luxury SUVs

Contending with today’s heavy markups and steep depreciation, savvy luxury shoppers know that buying a used SUV reaps... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 24, 2017

Tesla CPO Buying Guide

Tesla likes to do everything a little differently. They don’t have dealerships. They don’t have internal combustion... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 17, 2017

Jaguar CPO Buying Guide

The Jaguar certified pre-owned program lets you enjoy the benefits of buying a new Jaguar, such as warranty coverage... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 17, 2017

Honda vs. Hyundai: Battle of the Brands in 2017

Honda and Hyundai have each carved reputations for making inexpensive, reliable vehicles with decent performance and... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 17, 2017

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of the Hyundai Santa Fe , but you may not know that there are actually two Santa Fe models. Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 16, 2017

Land Rover CPO Buying Guide

A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a great alternative for buyers on a budget looking for the peace of mind a... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 16, 2017

8 Sporty New Cars Under $20,000

Budget-conscious buyers searching for a sporty new car have it easy in today’s market. Whether a sedan, coupe, or... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 28, 2017

Best Luxury Car Brand Perks

These days, there’s more to owning a luxury vehicle than a plush interior, a sculpted body, and an envy-inducing hood... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 17, 2017

9 Car Brands With the Nicest Interiors in 2017

What makes a good interior? It’s more than whether a vehicle hails from a luxury brand or a mass-market marque... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 28, 2017

9 Best Luxury SUVs of 2017

For a luxury SUV to reach the top of our rankings, it must have a balance of strong performance, a luxurious interior... Read More »

Brian McHugh and Jaclyn Trop Jun. 21, 2017

9 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans in 2017

Gas prices today may seem reasonable compared with the sky-high prices paid in the recent past, but that’s not... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 20, 2017

10 Best Supercharged Cars

Automakers outfit their sports cars with turbochargers and superchargers to make them faster and more powerful.  Both... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 19, 2017

12 Best Hybrid Cars: Photos and Details

Modern hybrid cars have come a long way since the Toyota Prius launched here in 2000. Now several manufacturers make a... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 16, 2017

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63: What You Need to Know

Founded 50 years ago as a tuning company for Mercedes-Benz vehicles , AMG has since become synonymous with high-octane... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 15, 2017

8 Most Comfortable SUVs of 2017

SUVs are built for long drives, a flock of passengers, and more cargo than you could fit in a car, but not all... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 26, 2017

2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier

In the battle of the pickups, performance is king. That’s why we put the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma compact... Read More »

Brian McHugh and Jaclyn Trop May. 26, 2017

Ford vs. Chevy Trucks: Head to Head in 2017

The Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado are routinely the top two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. Perhaps that’s not... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 26, 2017

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Honda Accord: Worth the Upgrade?

Odds are, if you’ve never personally owned a Honda Civic or Honda Accord, you know several people who have. They are... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran and Jaclyn Trop May. 17, 2017

10 Best AWD Convertibles of 2017

Droptop season is finally here, but your convertible may not need to retire to the garage once summer ends. If your... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 16, 2017

Audi CPO Buying Guide

Audi certified pre-owned vehicles must meet higher standards than non-certified used cars. That’s why Audi’s program... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 2, 2017

2017 Subaru WRX STI: What You Need to Know

The Subaru WRX is the rare sedan that comes standard with all-wheel drive and enviable performance chops. The Japanese... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 2, 2017

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