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Kristen Hall-Geisler

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Kristen Hall-Geisler is a freelance automotive writer living in Oregon. Her work has appeared over the past decade in The New York Times, TechCrunch, HowStuffWorks, Popular Science, and, of course, U.S. News Best Cars. In addition to learning about the safest minivans on the market and finding out what to expect from new cars like the Kia Telluride, Kristen also can help you find the cheapest auto insurance in your state

She is the author of Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self and Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories.

2019 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5: Head to Head

Compact SUVs are popular for a whole lot of great reasons. They’re roomy enough for most families, while being small... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 15, 2019

Best Diesel Cars and SUVs of 2019

Diesel engines have never been as popular in the United States as they have been globally. It’s challenging to create a... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 4, 2019

7 Best Hardtop Convertibles of 2019

When we think of convertibles , we most often picture a soft top, either cloth or vinyl, folding back to open up the... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler and Brian McHugh Jun. 4, 2019

10 Alternatives to the 2019 Kia Soul

The 2019 Kia Soul is one of the best compact cars out there. It combines the maneuverability and composed ride of a car... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 2, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat: Head to Head

The Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Jetta have both been around for ages, and both have their fans. If you’re one of... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 29, 2019

17 Safest Midsize SUVs

There are nearly two dozen midsize SUVs on the market now. They provide the space and capabilities many families... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 26, 2019

8 Safest Luxury Midsize SUVs

With price tags above $40,000, luxury midsize SUVs set expectations high. Shoppers want a great driving experience, a... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 26, 2019

12 Best Midsize Cars for the Money in 2019

While manufacturers scramble for a piece of the growing SUV market, many well-known midsize cars continue to offer a... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 18, 2019

15 Best Subcompact SUVs for the Money in 2019

Subcompact SUVs are gaining in popularity, thanks to their versatility. They’re small enough to maneuver on city... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 15, 2019

15 Most Expensive Pickup Trucks

Anyone who has shopped for a truck knows the endless ways that they can be configured. You can choose different seating... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 21, 2019

The Safest Minivans on the Market

Minivans are built for safety, not sportiness. They’re meant to haul families and friends to school or postseason pizza... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 19, 2019

All-New 2020 Kia Telluride: What You Need to Know

Ten years ago, Americans couldn’t get rid of their large SUVs fast enough. In 2008, the auto industry was in crisis and... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 13, 2019

10 Best Truck Deals for Presidents Day 2019

We’re deep into winter, and it’s been a rough one in many locations across the country. Maybe you’re thinking of... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 12, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE: All You Need to Know

The completely redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE debuted at the Paris Auto Show in October 2018. This luxury midsize... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan. 18, 2019

Redesigned 2019 Mazda3: All You Need to Know

Mazda introduced the Mazda3 in 2004, and it has been a stalwart for the brand throughout the years in both sedan and... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan. 17, 2019

2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth: All You Need To Know

The 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is the most energetic trim of the Italian sports coupe. Compared to the base 124 , it... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler and Brian McHugh Jan. 4, 2019

2019 Lexus RX L: All You Need to Know

The Lexus RX L, the 3-row version of the popular Lexus RX midsize crossover, was introduced for the 2018 model year... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler and Brian McHugh Jan. 4, 2019

Pickup Trucks With the Most Luxurious Interiors

Pickup trucks continue to climb in popularity, thanks in part to their versatility. No longer relegated to construction... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec. 4, 2018

Honda vs Subaru: Battle of the Brands

Honda has been a favorite of American car shoppers for decades, and some of its longest-lived models are still some of... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 15, 2018

Lexus vs. Acura: Battle of the Brands in 2017

Lexus and Acura are luxury brands from two of the most popular auto manufacturers in the world: Toyota and Honda... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 14, 2018

Nice Cars That Won’t Break the Bank

We often hear about technology filtering down from expensive luxury cars to more affordable models. But there’s... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 1, 2018

17 Cheapest Cars With Adaptive Cruise Control

It hasn’t taken long for advanced safety technologies to move from something few people had heard of to a feature many... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 24, 2018

10 Alternatives to a 2018 Honda CR-V

It’s not at all strange to be a big fan of the 2018 Honda CR-V (pictured above). We named it the Best Compact SUV for... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 15, 2018

2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Subaru Outback: Head to Head

The 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Subaru Outback have a lot in common. They have all of the latest safety technologies... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 15, 2018

The Best 10-Passenger Vehicles

Most of us are happy enough to drive around solo in our subcompact SUVs , commuting to and from work while listening to... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep. 26, 2018

23 Most Reliable Luxury Cars

When you think of luxury car shopping, the first criteria to come to mind might be leather upholstery, or a cushioned... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep. 24, 2018

18 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Photos and Details

There’s a spectrum of luxury midsize SUVs on the market today, with some emphasizing sporty performance and others... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep. 21, 2018

14 Best Luxury Compact SUVs: Photos and Details

As small SUVs and crossovers gain popularity, manufacturers are adding more models that mix city-friendly size with the... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug. 31, 2018

The Best 8-Passenger Luxury SUVs in 2018

Whether you have a large family or a team to transport, sometimes only an SUV with eight seats will do. If you’re going... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug. 30, 2018

12 Best Labor Day SUV Deals in 2018

Labor Day weekend feels like our last chance at a last hurrah before school, work, and holiday obligations fill our... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug. 13, 2018

7 Best New Cars Under $15,000

It might seem impossible to find a brand-new car for used-car money, but it can be done. These cars tend to be... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul. 30, 2018

6 Best Full-Size SUVs of 2018: Photos and Details

Crossover SUVs are gaining ground in the marketplace for their versatility, but for some tasks, only a full-size SUV... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul. 27, 2018

20 SUVs With the Most Cargo Space in 2018

There are lots of reasons that SUVs are popular. They have a higher seat height for a more commanding view of the road... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul. 6, 2018

10 Best 4th of July Luxury Car Deals

The Fourth of July holiday falls smack in the middle of the week this year, so many of us will be taking a little extra... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler and Brian McHugh Jul. 3, 2018

7 Best Sports Car Purchase Deals for June 2018

Driving a sports car in the summertime is as refreshing as breaking out your shorts and sandals after a long, dreary... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jun. 12, 2018

16 Best Used Lexus Models

Maybe you’re a Lexus loyalist, or a Toyota fan looking for an upgrade to the luxury level. Or maybe you’re shopping for... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 31, 2018

Most Reliable Used Luxury SUVs Under $10,000

It is possible to find a great used luxury SUV for less than five figures, but it’s likely going to be an older model... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 22, 2018

13 Best Crossover SUVs in 2018: Photos and Details

The crossover category is as popular as it is hard to pin down. It’s taller than a wagon, smaller than a full-size SUV... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 17, 2018

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Head to Head

The compact SUV category is very competitive, and manufacturers know it. There are nearly twenty vehicles in our... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 17, 2018

Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families

Families are tough customers. They require enough space for everybody and their stuff, high levels of reliability and... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 29, 2018

2018 Best Luxury Midsize Cars for Families

The competition in the luxury midsize cars category is fierce. Many of these cars are at the top of their game, with... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 27, 2018

25 Cars With the Best Gas Mileage in 2018

Whether you’re trying to save a buck or save the earth, fuel economy is a big factor for many car shoppers. Cars with... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 22, 2018

Refreshed 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: What You Need to Know

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show , and while there are many changes to this... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 21, 2018

2019 Audi A6: What You Need to Know

The 2019 Audi A6 made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2018. It may not look much different from the outgoing... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 19, 2018

2018 Toyota Tundra vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado: Head to Head

Full-size pickup trucks can be tricky to shop for. They are endlessly configurable, with different cab and bed sizes... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 16, 2018

2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Nissan Altima: Head to Head

The 2018 Toyota Camry got a full and much-needed redesign this year, with improvements to its exterior design, interior... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 15, 2018

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Lexus NX: Head to Head

It can be confusing when you’re shopping for a new vehicle and the models you’re most interested in use the... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 14, 2018

Best Minivans for the Money in 2018

The minivan class is small, but competition is fierce. Buyers are shopping for family-friendly features that don’t... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 20, 2018

All-New 2019 Honda Insight: What You Need to Know

When the 2019 Honda Insight concept was shown at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2018, you might have thought the name... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 2, 2018

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