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Nick Kurczewski

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Based in Newark, New Jersey, 15-year autos journalist Nick Kurczewski lives and breathes all things automotive. Nick enjoys helping people find the ideal car or truck for their driving needs and budget.

Upon graduating from Longwood University in 2000, Nick found himself living and working in Paris, France, where he wrote about the European automotive market. When work returned him stateside, he continued writing for leading automotive publications across a range of subjects, from consumer advice and classic car profiles, to coverage of first-drive events and auto shows around the globe. His work can be found on Forbes, Edmunds, Autoblog, Road & Track, Gear Patrol, NY Daily News, and Motor1 in addition to U.S. News Best Cars. He is also the First Vice President for the International Motor Press Association.

12 Best Lease Deals Under $300

The holidays are over and the time for New Year’s resolutions has officially begun. But don’t worry, we have an idea... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 16, 2020

2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head to head

Among midsize SUVs, few have more name recognition than the hugely popular Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. These... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 15, 2020

2020 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Toyota Tundra: Head to Head

The full-size pickup truck market is fiercely competitive for one very good reason: People buy a whole lot of trucks... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Dec. 31, 2019

10 Cheapest Four-Wheel-Drive SUVs

Having added grip on the road when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate is a big reason many car shoppers look for a rugged... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Dec. 26, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2020 Ram 1500: Head to Head

The Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 are fierce rivals in the hotly contested field of full-size pickup trucks. The... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Dec. 17, 2019

Most Reliable Used Luxury Cars Under $20,000

Picking up a used luxury car doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet for the privilege of a fancy badge on your... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Dec. 12, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Honda Pilot: Head to Head

The Honda Pilot and Volkswagen Atlas are three-row SUVs that prioritize cabin space, cargo room, and a comfortable... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 27, 2019

14 Best Luxury Cars Under $50,000 in 2020

When you’re looking for a little luxury in your life, the last thing you want is a car or SUV that doesn’t live up to... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 27, 2019

25 Sportiest Compact SUVs in 2019

When shopping for a new SUV, chances are good that passenger space, cargo room, safety equipment, and strong fuel... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Oct. 30, 2019

Best Minivan Deals in October

Minivans don’t always get a lot of respect, but smart car shoppers know they combine the best attributes of sedans and... Read More »

Carter MacLeod and Nick Kurczewski Oct. 10, 2019

23 Best Hatchbacks of 2019: Photos and Details

Hatchbacks can blend some of the best attributes of a small SUV with the added value and fuel savings of an economy... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Sep. 18, 2019

14 Sportiest SUVs Under $30,000

When shopping for a new SUV, lots of practical considerations come to mind, such as safety ratings, cargo space, and... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Aug. 28, 2019

Refreshed 2020 Cadillac XT5: All You Need to Know

The Cadillac XT5 is a luxury midsize SUV that, until the introduction of the smaller XT4 and three-row XT6, was... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Aug. 13, 2019

Refreshed 2020 Lexus RX L: All You Need to Know

With the original RX, introduced way back in 1998, Lexus was one of the first automakers to create a luxury SUV that... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jul. 8, 2019

Refreshed 2020 Lexus RX: All You Need To Know

The Lexus RX has long been a great choice in the midsize luxury SUV market, a segment filled with respected rivals like... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jul. 8, 2019

15 Best Cars for Tall People

Car shopping can give you a headache when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for in the first place. Now... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jun. 14, 2019

11 Best Luxury Cars for Tall People

You might be able to reach the top shelf in every grocery store, but being tall isn’t always an advantage. For example... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jun. 14, 2019

Redesigned 2019 Ram Rebel: All You Need to Know

When Ram redesigned its 1500 pickup truck , the range gave shoppers everything they wanted, from fully-modernized... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 28, 2019

15 Best Memorial Day SUV Deals

This Memorial Day weekend is a great time to start a long-term relationship with that SUV you’ve had your eye on for... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 24, 2019

33 Roomiest Small Cars in 2019

A small car doesn’t have to skimp on practicality or everyday comfort. When searching for the perfect vehicle for not a... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 21, 2019

20 Roomiest Sedans

When buying a new car, no one wants a vehicle that’s going to cramp their style, or their necks and knees. Having... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 17, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Ford Escape: All You Need to Know

Recently, Ford decided to eliminate most cars from its lineup in order to focus more on SUVs and pickup trucks. The... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 15, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa: All You Need To Know

The 2020 Nissan Versa is no longer content to be known simply as being basic transportation with a rock-bottom base... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 15, 2019

15 Best Memorial Day SUV Lease Deals

Are you ready for a great deal on a brand-new SUV this summer? Memorial Day marks the beginning of vacation season for... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski May. 14, 2019

All-New 2020 Tesla Model Y: What You Need to Know

The Tesla Model Y is an electric SUV with available all-wheel drive and a maximum driving range of 300 miles per... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Apr. 15, 2019

14 Best German Sports Cars

When your country is linked by a highway network with no speed limit, the cars you make have to be pretty special... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Mar. 28, 2019

16 Fastest V6 Cars

Let’s admit it: Having a powerful engine under the hood of your car can be tons of fun. When the traffic light turns... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Mar. 27, 2019

The Best V8 SUVs on the Market

We Rank Every SUV With a V8 Engine Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Feb. 22, 2019

2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Head to Head

Small differences matter a lot, especially when comparing two highly practical, economical, and safety-conscious... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Feb. 22, 2019

Redesigned 2019 BMW 3 Series: All You Need to Know

BMW has given the 3 Series sedan a complete redesign for the 2019 model year. The changes are needed to keep it at the... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Feb. 15, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Range Rover Evoque: All You Need to Know

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is the kind of SUV that turns heads wherever it goes, thanks to its dramatically low... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Feb. 15, 2019

2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition: All You Need to Know

The Lexus RC F is four-wheeled proof that this Japanese luxury brand offers much more than a reputation for reliability... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Feb. 14, 2019

10 Alternatives to the 2019 Subaru Forester

The 2019 Subaru Forester is probably best known for its boxy profile and for coming standard with all-wheel drive... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 25, 2019

2019 Nissan Altima vs. 2019 Honda Accord: Head to Head

There is an open secret in the car world: While SUV sales remain red hot, the underappreciated midsize sedan is safer... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 25, 2019

10 Alternatives to the 2019 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular three-row midsize SUVs available today. A spacious cabin, long list of... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 24, 2019

Honda vs. Mazda: Battle of the Brands

Honda and Mazda have excellent reputations for offering practical cars and trucks for every type of budget. What sets... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 22, 2019

Redesigned 2019 BMW Z4: All You Need to Know

The 2019 BMW Z4 is a new take on a familiar convertible theme for the German automaker. After being absent from the BMW... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 22, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Porsche 911: All You Need to Know

The 2020 Porsche 911 is a luxury sports car tasked with adapting to a modern world, while still keeping true to more... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Jan. 17, 2019

2019 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander: Head to Head

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Toyota Highlander are two extremely capable SUVs, though they live at polar opposites... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski and Liana Madrid Jan. 2, 2019

22 Best Cars From American Brands

The best cars and trucks from American automotive brands come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Dec. 20, 2018

17 Best AWD Convertibles

Winter can mean everything from holiday parties with garish sweaters, to cooler temperatures that force you to put your... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Dec. 17, 2018

23 Best Cars Made in America

Some car shoppers prefer the comfort of heated and ventilated front seats, a crystal-clear audio system, and the... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 16, 2018

2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

The Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 are two of the most popular models in one of the automotive market’s hottest sales... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 14, 2018

10 Alternatives to the 2019 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is a practical and reliable SUV, one that emphasizes passenger comfort, safety, and versatility when it... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 12, 2018

12 Best Black Friday Lease Deals in 2018

Relax, you can have your turkey and nine hours of sleep, too. That’s because getting a great lease deal on a brand-new... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 12, 2018

2018 Ford Explorer vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander: Head to Head

The Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander have been extremely popular choices in the midsize SUV game for a number of... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Nov. 1, 2018

Nissan vs. Toyota: Battle of the Brands

Car shopping is often a confusing process, and it can become even more complicated when your search is narrowed to a... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Oct. 29, 2018

15 Cheapest Luxury SUVs

When shopping for a luxury SUV, there are plenty of good choices that might surprise you by their overall... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Oct. 25, 2018

The 17 Most Powerful Pickup Trucks

Horsepower isn’t everything, but it can mean a lot when you have a job to do. That’s why having plenty of available... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Oct. 24, 2018

Which Minivans Get the Best Gas Mileage in 2018?

Minivans are the Swiss Army knives of the automotive world, they can do just about anything you ask of them. A typical... Read More »

Nick Kurczewski Oct. 19, 2018

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