Jamie Page Deaton

Executive Editor

Jamie Page Deaton is the executive editor of the U.S. News Best Cars team. A juror for the North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards, she is regularly turned to for expert commentary on the automotive industry and buying advice for everyday car shoppers.

As part of the team that launched the U.S. News Car Rankings in 2007, Jamie developed the U.S. News Best Cars review format and new car rankings methodology. Since then, she has overseen the addition of used car rankings, and she leads the team’s annual Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money, and Best Cars for Families awards. Jamie has a bachelor's degree from the College of William & Mary and a master's degree from the University of Delaware.

You can connect with Jamie on LinkedIn.

Should I Get an Auto Loan From a Credit Union?

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Average Auto Loan Rates in May 2019

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Best Cars for Families in 2019

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2019 Best Cars for the Money

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2019 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

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2018 Best Cars for Families

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2018 Best Cars for the Money

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2014 Toyota Prius Review

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Best Certified Pre-Owned Programs of 2018

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2017 Best Cars for Families

The U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards highlight the cars, SUVs, and minivans that offer families the space... Read More »

2017 Best Cars for the Money

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Why You Should Care About Auto Shows

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2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

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Autolympics: Which Countries Make the Best Cars?

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4 Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Cars

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The Daily News Announces Auto Awards

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The 2016 Best Cars for Families Awards Are Here

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2016 Best Cars for Families

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2016 Best Cars for the Money

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Behind the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

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8 Great Lease Deals This February

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February's Best SUV Deals

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The 2016 Best Cars for the Money Awards Arrive Tomorrow

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6 Frump-Free Family Cars

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The Best Deals on The Best Vehicle Brands

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The 2016 Best Vehicle Brands

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2016 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

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2015 Ford Mustang vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro: Which Should You Buy?

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New Car Leases Popular with Millennials

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Summer's Best Car Deals

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Why You Want a Lighter Car

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With Low Gas Prices, the Math on Hybrids has Changed

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Gas Prices are Low: Does a Hybrid Still Make Sense?

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Convertibles that Fit Child Car Seats

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2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander: Which Should You Buy?

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Memorial Day Car Sales 2015

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2015 Memorial Day Car Sales

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Great Three-Row SUVs

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Are You Making these Car Seat Mistakes?

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Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing a Car Seat

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U.S. News Best Price Program

Save on your monthly payments! Find the best local prices on your next car.