Joel Patel


Joel Patel is a freelance auto writer for U.S. News & World Report. Taking a consumer-first approach to covering the auto industry, he enjoys focusing on ways consumers can save money on their next purchase. From finding the best lease deals to helping you choose a car that excels at commuting, he’s constantly looking for ways to help shoppers searching for a car.

Joel’s work has appeared in numerous automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Autoblog, Digital Trends, and CarsDirect

You can see which car Joel’s currently reviewing on Instagram, follow his car antics on Twitter, and connect with him on LinkedIn.

12 Best SUV Lease Deals for June 2020

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12 Best Cars for Lyft and Uber Drivers in 2020

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12 Best SUV Lease Deals Under $300 in May

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15 Used Cars That You Should Avoid

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The Best Looking SUVs of 2020

How good something looks is usually a subjective thing. Everyone has a different idea as to what they think looks good... Read More »

12 Quietest SUVS in 2020

Automakers go through a lot of trouble and testing to ensure their vehicles’ respective cabins are hushed at all... Read More »

12 Cheapest Luxury Cars and SUVs in 2020

In the past, luxury cars were often the largest cars on the road. Nowadays, high-end vehicles are available in all... Read More »

The Best Luxury SUVs for 2020

Luxury vehicles come in all shapes and sizes these days. While true luxury motoring was once confined to large sedans... Read More »

11 Best End of Year Truck Deals in 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, automakers are offering excellent deals on brand-new pickup trucks as dealers make some room... Read More »

2019 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Ford Focus: Head to Head

Take a look at modern compact vehicles and things look drastically different from 10 years ago. Modern compacts are... Read More »

2019 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Worth the Upgrade

Hyundai, like a lot of other automakers, offers a plethora of SUVs for consumers to choose from. If you’re in the... Read More »

10 Most Expensive SUVs in 2019: Photos and Details

SUVs are more popular than ever, allowing automakers to release more luxurious and more powerful models than ever... Read More »

20 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury SUVs

Modern luxury SUVs are do-it-all machines. They have spacious cabins that are loaded with tons of convenience features... Read More »

25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019

Safety plays a major role in every automotive purchase, as it very well should. With some luxury vehicles on this list... Read More »

11 Best Midsize Sedans Right Now: Photos and Details

Midsize sedans aren’t as popular as they once were, but the body style still has a lot to offer consumers. Whether... Read More »

20 Most Reliable 3-Row SUVs (and the Least)

These days, SUVs in all shapes and sizes have become the go-to options for families. Gone are the days when minivans... Read More »

13 Most Reliable 3-Row Luxury SUVs in 2019

Modern luxury SUVs are pushing boundaries for opulence, safety, and performance. As automakers continue to pile on the... Read More »

15 Smallest Cars on the Market

For urbanites and drivers that prefer to have vehicles that are easy to drive, small cars are some of the best options... Read More »

25 Best Commuter Cars

As commutes get longer, getting into an excellent commuter car can transform how you get to and from work every day... Read More »

All-New 2020 Lincoln Corsair: What You Need to Know

Unveiled at the 2019 New York Auto Show , the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is a replacement for the MKC , Lincoln’s compact... Read More »

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