Nate Parsons

Features Editor

Nate Parsons is the features editor for the U.S. News Best Cars team. He focuses on car insurance and car financing content. He joined the U.S. News Best Cars team in 2014 as an intern. Since then, Nate has worn many hats: writing automotive reviews and slideshows, producing content, crafting press releases, and assisting in scoring. 

In his current role, Nate edits articles and works with a team of freelancers to help consumers learn everything from the difference between buying and leasing to the cheapest car insurance companies in the country. His expert advice has been featured in outlets such as Reviews.com and Cover.

Prior to joining U.S. News, he spent a year in AmeriCorps and graduated from Ohio University. Nate is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

Should I Get an Auto Loan From a Credit Union?

As you look for a car loan, the odds are good you’ve seen credit unions interested in your business. Your town probably... Read More »

2016 Ford Edge Review

The 2016 Ford Edge is one of the roomiest and best-handling crossovers in the class, helping it secure a place in the... Read More »

2016 GMC Acadia Review

The 2016 GMC Acadia has a roomy and comfortable interior, generous cargo space, and great safety and reliability... Read More »

2015 Toyota Venza Review

The 2015 Toyota Venza finishes in the bottom half of our midsize SUV rankings. It has above-average safety and... Read More »

2016 Mazda CX-5 Review

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is one of the highest-ranked and most fun-to-drive compact crossovers in its class. Precise... Read More »

2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf ranks in the top half of the compact car class. It blends poised performance with a posh... Read More »

2016 Mazda Mazda3 Review

The 2016 Mazda3 ranks near the top of the compact car class because it has an upscale interior, athletic performance... Read More »

2016 Hyundai Elantra Review

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra ranks in the middle of the compact car class. While it has decent handling and plenty of... Read More »

2016 Kia Rio Review

The 2016 Kia Rio finishes in the middle of our subcompact car rankings. It's fairly sporty by class standards, and it... Read More »

Certified Pre-Owned Cars: What You Need to Know

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, but you’re on a tight budget, a late-model used car may be a wise choice... Read More »

Certified Pre-Owned Cars vs. Non-Certified Used Cars

After choosing to buy a used car instead of a new one, you have to make a choice: should you buy a certified pre-owned... Read More »

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It’s easy to forget that the price tag is only one part of the total cost of buying a used vehicle. Another significant... Read More »

2013 Dodge Challenger Review

Although the 2013 Dodge Challenger offers potent powertrains and a spacious interior, higher-ranking rivals provide... Read More »

2015 BMW 2-Series Review

The 2015 BMW 2 Series is one of the highest-ranked luxury small cars. It combines lively engine power with an engaging... Read More »

2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5: Head to Head

The Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 are tied at the top of our competitive compact SUV rankings . These rivals both... Read More »

17 Best Cars With Automatic Emergency Braking

Over the last few years, safety features have spread from the domain of only expensive vehicles down to being standard... Read More »

10 Best Lightweight Sports Cars

There are a couple of ways to make a car go fast. Either you can put a massive engine under the hood, like in a Dodge... Read More »

2019 Subaru Impreza vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: Head to Head

Subaru’s Crosstrek subcompact SUV and Impreza compact car are essentially fraternal twins. The Crosstrek is an Impreza... Read More »

2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat offers an accommodating interior and a potent available V6 engine. However, it falls short... Read More »

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class checks all the boxes that matter in a super luxury car, securing its place at the top of... Read More »

2016 MINI Cooper Countryman Review

The 2016 Mini Countryman's exceptional crash test scores and reliability rating paired with its upscale interior and... Read More »

2016 MINI Cooper Review

The 2016 Mini Cooper has a nice selection of engines and body styles, but its relative high cost of ownership keeps it... Read More »

2016 Honda Fit Review

As one of the most well-rounded models in the class, the 2016 Honda Fit is right at home among the best subcompact cars... Read More »

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ranks near the bottom of the affordable sports cars class because it isn't as nimble as... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro ranks near the top of the sports car class thanks to its excellent reliability rating... Read More »

2016 Dodge Durango Review

The 2016 Dodge Durango's powerful engine choices and agile handling give it a leg up in the class, but ultimately, its... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Traverse Review

Overall, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is a well-rounded SUV, like many rivals in the competitive midsize SUV class. Its... Read More »

2016 Audi A4 Review

The 2016 Audi A4 ranks near the top of its class. It is one of the most well-rounded luxury small cars on the market... Read More »

2016 Cadillac SRX Review

The 2016 Cadillac SRX has a luxe interior, a smooth ride, a refined V6 engine, and many advanced safety features, but... Read More »

2016 Lexus GS Review

The 2016 Lexus GS has top-tier safety and reliability ratings that help it place near the top of our luxury midsize car... Read More »

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranks in the middle of the luxury large SUV class. It boasts a terrific reliability... Read More »

2016 GMC Yukon Review

The 2016 GMC Yukon stacks up well to most rivals. However, its reliability rating is low for the class, keeping it in... Read More »

2016 Ford Expedition Review

The 2016 Ford Expedition ranks near the top of the large SUV segment thanks to its above-average safety score, high... Read More »

2016 Chrysler 300 Review

The 2016 Chrysler 300 has many strengths – good handling, a potent engine, a comfortable ride – but it sports low... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Impala Review

There's a lot to like about the 2016 Chevrolet Impala, but its low-for-the-class reliability rating pulls it toward the... Read More »

2016 Nissan Maxima Review

The 2016 Nissan Maxima's poised performance, high-end interior, and top-tier safety and reliability ratings help it... Read More »

2016 Jeep Cherokee Review

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is very capable off road and has a high-end interior, but its bottom-of-the-barrel reliability... Read More »

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan offers poised performance, a plush interior, and above-average reliability ratings, but its... Read More »

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ranks near the bottom of the class due to its low reliability rating, unrefined base engine... Read More »

2016 Nissan Rogue Review

The 2016 Nissan Rogue has a stylish interior and a lot of cargo space. It's also one of the few vehicles in this... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado fights for a top spot in our 2016 compact pickup truck rankings. It boasts well-rounded... Read More »

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ford F-150: Head to Head

Full-size pickup trucks make up one of the most popular segments on the market. It seems like all across America... Read More »

2019 Jaguar F-Type R: All You Need to Know

Introduced in 2013, the Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat luxury sports car that is considered the spiritual successor to... Read More »

2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu: Head to Head

Manufacturers are adept at turning out well-rounded midsize cars that combine spaciousness, fuel economy, cargo space... Read More »

Which Toyota Prius Model Is Right For You?

The Toyota Prius . Love it or hate it, this fuel-sipping compact launched the U.S. hybrid car market when it... Read More »

21 SUVs With the Most Horsepower in 2018

Over the last several years, SUVs have overrun the rest of the auto industry due to their popularity with buyers. It’s... Read More »

7 Best Convertibles: Photos and Details

It doesn’t matter who you are; it’s impossible to not enjoy yourself in a convertible. These top-down cars literally... Read More »

16 Best Luxury Convertibles: Photos and Details

Do you dream of cruising a sun-drenched stretch of highway, with the wind blowing through your hair, your hands at the... Read More »

Best 2018 Luxury Cars Under $50,000

When you think of luxury vehicles, you probably imagine high speeds, high-quality interiors, and high prices to match... Read More »

2013 Lexus IS Review

Critics said the 2013 Lexus IS has sharp interior styling and first-class cabin materials, but they were disappointed... Read More »

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