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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.

Acura Deals: Buy or Lease an Acura

Acura offers financing and lease deals on many of its models this January. Advertised finance deals are 1.9% for up to... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Jan. 8, 2020

Porsche Deals

This January, Porsche continues to offer lease deals on select models. Advertised leases are available for the201... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Jan. 7, 2020

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Sep. 13, 2019

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Sep. 6, 2016

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Apr. 13, 2016

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Feb. 2, 2016

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Jan. 22, 2016

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Dec. 16, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Dec. 16, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Oct. 8, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Sep. 30, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Sep. 22, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Sep. 15, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Sep. 10, 2015

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 remains... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Aug. 26, 2015

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 »

Martin A Davis Jr Jul. 27, 2015

Porsche Deals

This January, Porsche continues to offer lease deals on select models. Advertised leases are available for the201... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Jan. 7, 2020

Acura Deals: Buy or Lease an Acura

Acura offers financing and lease deals on many of its models this January. Advertised finance deals are 1.9% for up to... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Jan. 8, 2020

U.S. News Best Price Program

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