Kevin Linder

Research Analyst

Kevin Linder is a research analyst for the U.S. News Best Cars team. He works with automotive research and data to produce the vertical’s car rankings and write buying advice for car shoppers.

Before joining the autos team, he worked as a reporter for the Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

2021 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

With so many cars and SUVs to choose from, beginning with a brand can be a useful place to start your search. That... Read More »

Best Certified Pre-Owned Programs of 2021

As advanced safety and infotainment technologies become standard in more new vehicles, prices will keep rising. The... Read More »

2020 Best New and Used Cars for Teens

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23 Cheapest Cars With Adaptive Cruise Control in 2020

Once exclusive to the industry’s most expensive vehicles, driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control (ACC... Read More »

Best Trucks for the Money in 2020

Simply put, pickup trucks dominate the North American car market. Several full-size trucks , in particular, have been... Read More »

Most Reliable Cars for Families in 2020

Some factors stand above all others when it comes to the ideal vehicle for family duty, like space for passengers and... Read More »

Best Luxury SUVs for Families in 2020

When it comes to capable family haulers, SUVs of all sizes rapidly continue to grow in popularity. With such strong... Read More »

2020 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

Choosing the right vehicle can be tough, since buyers have to choose from more than 35 brands that sell cars, trucks... Read More »

Best New and Used Cars for Teens 2019

Crash test scores, dependability, and accident-avoidance technology probably aren’t high on the list of priorities for... Read More »

Best Hybrid, Plug-in, and Electric Cars of 2019

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, a day when clean energy, sustainability, and reducing your carbon footprint fleetingly... Read More »

2018 Best New and Used Cars for Teens

Crash test scores, active safety features, and reliability aren’t high on the list of priorities for many teenage... Read More »

U.S. News Best Price Program

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