Jim Travers


Jim Travers is a lifelong car enthusiast and a freelance writer, editor, and photographer specializing in all things automotive. His areas of expertise include new and used cars, consumer buying advice, and automotive electronics, technology, and accessories.

A classic car enthusiast and collector, Jim is a regular judge on the car show circuit and author of the Smithsonian Institution’s Extreme Cars. His work has also appeared in Automobile, Autoblog, BBC Autos, Car and Driver, Cars.com, Car Talk, Consumer Reports, Hagerty, The New York Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, Wirecutter, and others.

Jim lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and you can reach him on LinkedIn.

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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Honda Pilot: Head to Head

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2020 Honda Civic Type R: All You Need To Know

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2020 Audi S4 vs. 2020 BMW M3: Head to Head

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The Pros and Cons of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

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2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150: Head to Head

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9 Best Luxury Car and SUV Purchase Deals for July 2020

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Toyota vs. Lexus: Worth the Upgrade?

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16 Most Reliable Midsize SUVs for 2020

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13 Most Comfortable Luxury SUVs You Can Buy in 2020

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Most Reliable Luxury SUVs in 2020

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14 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2020

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The 15 Safest Cars for 2020

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The Best Presidents Day Car Deals in 2020

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The Best Black Friday SUV Lease Deals in 2019

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The Best Black Friday Truck Deals for 2019

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The Best Cars Under $30,000 in 2019

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Best Cheap Car Insurance in Oklahoma

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All-New 2019 Ford Edge ST: What You Need to Know

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