Martin A Davis Jr

Senior Editor

Martin Davis is a senior editor on the U.S. News Best Cars team. He is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

Martin oversees the writing team responsible for the U.S. News Used Car Rankings, which help consumers make good buying decisions by summarizing key features, providing pricing information, detailing recalls, and highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each model.

Martin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He also completed coursework for a doctoral degree at the University of South Carolina

You can connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

Mazda Deals: Buy or Lease a Mazda

This May, Mazda has excellent lease, finance, and cash back deals on most of the 2019 and 2020 models in its lineup. If... Read More »

Acura Deals: Buy or Lease an Acura

This May, Acura is offering finance and lease specials on its lineup of cars and SUVs. Advertised lease deals have... Read More »

16 Best Used Cars Under $15,000

When money is tight, finding a good car can be a challenge. We’ve put together a list of 16 vehicles that have an... Read More »

2015 Lexus LX Review

The 2015 Lexus LX places near the top of our luxury large SUV rankings because of its solid off-road chops and... Read More »

Best SUVs for Tailgating

The NFL regular season kicks off this weekend. Fans everywhere will flock to their local coliseums to watch their... Read More »

Mercedes Sprinter and Metris Vans

Mercedes-Benz shook up the U.S. passenger- and cargo-van markets this February when it introduced the new-for-201... Read More »

SUVs for Super Bowl Tailgating

Nothing goes better with football than tailgating. And for the Super Bowl, you’ll want a great SUV for throwing your... Read More »

5 Ways to Keep Your Windshield Clear in Winter

It’s a part of winter driving that happens all too often: You got the ice off the outside of the windshield, but inside... Read More »

If Santa Bought an SUV

Noticing an abnormal uptick in visits to the US News Best Autos site from the North Pole, we contacted—who else?—Santa... Read More »

Santa Needs an Upgrade

Noticing an abnormal uptick in visits to the US News Best Autos site from the North Pole, we contacted—who else?—Santa... Read More »

Redesigned 2016 Mazda Miata Recaptures the Fun of the Original

The new 2016 Mazda Miata hit dealerships in August. This fourth-generation model, according to MX-5 Vehicle Line... Read More »

Diesel Cars: Pros and Cons

Last week Volkswagen announced it has stopped selling its diesel cars in the United States because it cheated on U.S... Read More »

Car Technology: Touch Screens with Haptic Technology

“Haptic” technology. Even car buyers who are savvy to all the connectivity advancements that are pouring into today’s... Read More »

Best Lease Deals for Under $200 in September

If you need a new car but don’t want to pay more than what many people around the country spend for electricity every... Read More »

The Top Subcompact SUVs

Automakers are betting big on even smaller SUVs. Building on the overwhelming popularity of small SUVs, Honda, Jeep and... Read More »

2015 Nissan Rogue vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5: Which Should You Buy?

The 2015 Nissan Rogue has become a hot seller in the United States over the past year, and the 2015 Mazda CX-5... Read More »

Affordable Lease Deals for Luxury Cars and SUVs this Summer

People like luxury cars and SUVs for more than their comfort. These models tend to have strong engines, more advanced... Read More »

U.S. News Best Price Program

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