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.

Decoding MPG-e

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Best Midsize Car Deals in March

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Family Cars with the Best Value

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The 2015 Best Cars for Families Awards

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Cars, Cats and Canines

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How to Find the Right Car Seat

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Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

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Skip Heavy Coats When Kids are in Car Seats

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The 2015 Best Cars for the Money Awards

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2015 Best Cars for the Money

The U.S. News 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards help take the guesswork out of car shopping by highlighting the cars... Read More »

Used Car Prices are Falling; Should You Buy Now?

New car sales in 2014 were strong, and the trend is expected to continue in 2015. That’s bad news for new car shoppers... Read More »

Why You Should Buy a Used Car Now

Strong new car sales in 2014 have grabbed headlines, but if you’re a used car shopper, who cares about new car sales... Read More »

Like That Rental Car? Don't Buy It

Every once in a while, you go on vacation and end up really liking the car you rent. It’s quiet, drives great, has... Read More »

How to Save Money on a New Car Now

Auto Sales for December 2014 were strong, and they closed out a record-setting year for new car sales in the United... Read More »

New Year's Resolutions for Car Buyers

According to a study done by the University of Scranton, the three most popular New Year’s resolutions this year are... Read More »

The Best Resolutions for Car Buyers in 2015

Almost half of Americans make some sort of New Year’s resolution. While quitting smoking, dropping some weight and... Read More »

Best Holiday Car Deals of 2014

You may feel like you’ve done enough buying for the holidays, but if you’re thinking about getting a new car, now is... Read More »

Best Car Sales and Discounts for December

With some analysts expecting new car sales to hit 16.5 million, 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for people who... Read More »

Here's How to Buy a Car

The U.S. News Best Car Rankings have been helping you find the right car for seven years. We’ve also provided you... Read More »

New Car Feature Worth Getting: Backup Camera

When you’re buying a new car, it’s tempting – and sometimes smart – to save money by skipping pricey optional features... Read More »

Black Friday Car Deals of 2014

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Best Cash Back SUV Deals in November

Cash back offers are the most exciting type of new car deal. Sure, low- or no-interest financing may save you money in... Read More »

Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $20,000

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Best Car Sales, Discounts and Deals for November

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Best Used SUVs to Buy Now

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Top Teen Driving Safety Tips

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raises awareness... Read More »

Best Small Car Deals in October

Perhaps the best things about small cars is the tiny bite that take out of your wallet. Not only do small cars tend to... Read More »

How Big Brother Gets in Your Car

By now, most of us realize that when we go online, we give up some privacy. Anyone who’s browsed for something on... Read More »

The Best Compact SUVs for Resale Value

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How You Can Make Money on Your Car Lease

One of the most attractive things about leasing a car is that you don’t have to worry about it losing value. When the... Read More »

Best and Worst Cities for Buying a Used Car

If you live in the Sacramento area and are looking for a used car, you have our sympathies. The Sacramento area is the... Read More »

Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue

Though the Honda CR-V has been at the top of our compact SUV rankings for a long time, the Nissan Rogue has just... Read More »

Honda CR-V vs. GMC Terrain

The Honda CR-V and GMC Terrain are two compact SUVs with a lot in common. Most car reviewers agree that both give... Read More »

Best Small SUV Deals

When you’re doing your back-to-school shopping, don’t forget to pick up a small SUV . Compact SUVs make great family... Read More »

Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5

Car shoppers tend to look at compact SUVs because they like the extra cargo space and higher driving position that... Read More »

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

Midsize SUVs like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are the family-car of choice for many buyers, and with good... Read More »

Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Civic is a consistently top-ranked affordable small car that has strong reliability and safety ratings, as... Read More »

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester: Which Should You Buy?

Compact SUV buyers are looking for value and utility, and the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester have plenty of both... Read More »

Best 4th of July Car Sales of 2014

Looking for 2015 deals? Check out the  Best 4th of July Car Sales 2015 . Read More »

2014 Honda CR-V and 2014 Ford Escape: Which Should You Buy?

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Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular small cars on the market. However, other models are... Read More »

Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick+

People looking for a compact SUV with top safety ratings have yet another option to choose from. The 2014 Nissan Rogue... Read More »

The 2014 Best Cars for Families Awards

Let’s compare buying a family car to buying a fun little convertible. If you’re shopping for a convertible, all you... Read More »

Highlights from the 2014 Best Cars for Families

The fact that we can now buy cars with Wi-Fi, vacuums, satellite TV and refrigerated storage spaces says something... Read More »

Flat February Car Sales Could Mean Good Deals for Shoppers Who Act Fast

The artic chill that some automakers felt in their January sales continued into February for some brands, but that... Read More »

General Motors Expands Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is expanding a recall of some of its small cars . The recall is due to a problem with the ignition... Read More »

Full-Size SUVs Bet on Fuel Saving Tech

It used to be that large SUVs were all about capability. They were the vehicles buyers chose because they needed V... Read More »

The 2014 Best Cars for the Money

This morning, we released our 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards. The awards are one of our favorite projects here at... Read More »

2014 Best Cars for the Money Highlights

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Winter Weather Freezes New Car Sales

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