Nick Kurczewski


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.

The Cheapest V8 Cars on the Market in 2020

There is something raw and visceral about pressing the gas pedal and unleashing the power and bellow of a V8 engine... Read More »

The 9 Best Hardtop Convertibles for 2020

Hardtop convertibles are here to the rescue – or, at least here to tempt anyone in the mood for some extra driving fun... Read More »

The 8 Cheapest Sports Cars of 2020

Shopping for a sports car is easier – and less costly – than you may have thought possible. In fact, of the eight... Read More »

Best 2-Seater Cars in 2020

In these uncertain times, what better way to social distance and minimize crowd size than from behind the wheel of a... Read More »

12 Best Luxury SUV Lease Deals in September 2020

The monthly cost to lease a luxury SUV is lower than ever, thanks to tempting offers on a wide variety of popular... Read More »

The Best 3-Row SUVs Around $30,000 in 2020

Finding that perfect SUV often means searching for one that can accommodate all the people in your life, not to mention... Read More »

12 Cars That Cost Around $100,000

When it comes to vehicles at this level, the car or truck in question is bound to have lots of power, tons of luxury... Read More »

2020 Ford Mustang GT350: What You Need to Know

The Ford Mustang has been one of the most popular sports cars ever since it first arrived all the way back in 1964... Read More »

The 14 Best AWD Convertibles for 2020

Shopping for a convertible doesn’t mean having to settle for a car that’s only usable when the weather is perfect... Read More »

How Much Towing Capacity Do I Really Need?

Towing doesn’t have to be a mysterious science of guesswork and estimation. In fact, once you know what you’ll... Read More »

Recommended Tire Pressure: 11 Things You Need to Know

Maintaining your tires is the single most important thing you can do to insure the safety of your car, truck, or SUV... Read More »

12 Most Expensive Pickup Trucks

Pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 , Toyota Tacoma , Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado are known for being rugged... Read More »

The 17 Best Luxury SUVs Under $50,000 in 2020

Buying a luxury SUV doesn’t have to mean skipping your mortgage payments or cashing in that college fund. For less than... Read More »

Best Minivans for Families in 2020

Minivans are the Swiss Army knives of the auto world. They offer tons of passenger space, lots of cargo room, and the... Read More »

The 12 Most Luxurious Trucks in 2020

If you think pickup trucks are purely bare-bones work conveyances, think again. Modern pickups are filled with enough... Read More »

14 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast

The only thing worse than a stressful daily commute is putting up with the hassle of a clunker car. You’re fed up and... Read More »

12 Sporty Cars With Great Gas Mileage in 2020

If the car you’re considering is fast and fun to drive, you’ll pay for that privilege at the fuel pump. At least... Read More »

13 Best Trucks for Towing

Towing capacity is a major reason many people decide to put a pickup truck in their garage or driveway. Thanks to their... Read More »

14 SUVs with the Highest Ground Clearance

Taller is better, especially if you need a high-riding vehicle with enough ground clearance to tackle any driving... Read More »

14 Best-Looking New Cars of 2020

Buying a new car or truck is one of the biggest financial decisions many people will make in their lifetime. Second... Read More »

Understanding the 2020 Porsche 911 Lineup

The Porsche 911 is considered by many people to be the best sports car on the planet, period. This isn’t idle... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

14 Best Luxury Cars Under $50,000 in 2019

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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... Read More »

15 Best Cars for Tall People in 2019

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 »

11 Best Luxury Cars for Tall People in 2019

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Best V8 SUVs on the Market in 2019

We Rank Every SUV With a V8 Engine Read More »

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 »

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 »

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... Read More »

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