Sarah Shelton


Sarah Shelton is a writer for the U.S. News Best Cars team. She covers new cars, used cars, and car deals.

As a seasoned automotive journalist, Sarah often provides expert advice and commentary on the automotive industry. She specializes in automotive technology, hybrid and battery electric vehicles, performance vehicles, car buying and selling, and car care, and she tests more than 100 vehicles each year in a variety of settings. Sarah is the secretary of the Northwest Automotive Press Association, and her work can also be found at

You can connect with Sarah on Twitter and Instagram.

2020 BMW 7-Series Review

The 2020 BMW 7 Series strikes a nice balance between luxurious indulgences and driver enjoyment, pairing an... Read More »

2020 Ford Explorer Review

The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer has improved handling, a lineup of peppy engines, and a lengthy list of standard... Read More »

2020 Cadillac XT4 Review

The 2020 Cadillac XT4 places in the bottom half of the luxury subcompact SUV class. The XT4 has lots of room, but it... Read More »

2020 Ram 1500 Review

The 2020 Ram 1500 places near the top of our full-size pickup truck rankings. Its well-rounded attributes include a... Read More »

2020 Jeep Compass Review

The 2020 Jeep Compass is a comfortable, capable off-road vehicle that comes with an outstanding infotainment system... Read More »

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

Few rivals can match the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee when it comes to off-roading prowess or engine power. However, this... Read More »

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Review

The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE provides cutting-edge technology, balanced performance, and an authentically... Read More »

2020 Subaru Forester Review

The 2020 Subaru Forester places in the middle of our compact SUV rankings. It boasts a spacious cabin with lots of... Read More »

2020 GMC Terrain Review

The 2020 GMC Terrain features an impressive set of standard safety features and a handsome cabin, but neither area is... Read More »

2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

A deft blend of lively handling, a high-class cabin, a large cargo hold, and plenty of advanced safety features help... Read More »

2020 Lexus ES Review

The 2020 Lexus ES is refined, comfortable, and spacious. It also earns outstanding predicted reliability and crash test... Read More »

2020 Subaru Ascent Review

The 2020 Subaru Ascent places in the middle of our midsize SUV rankings. It boasts easygoing handling, sure-footed grip... Read More »

2020 Lexus NX Hybrid Review

The 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid boasts lots of standard features, outstanding fuel economy, and an excellent predicted... Read More »

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is an exhilarating sports car that transforms into a comfortable daily driver at the touch... Read More »

2020 Ford EcoSport Review

Despite being nimble and offering a stellar infotainment system, the 2020 Ford EcoSport ranks near the bottom of the... Read More »

2020 Jaguar F-Type Review

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is a beastly sports car disguised as a sleek two-door. It gets top marks for its responsive... Read More »

2018 Ford Fusion Energi Review

The 2018 Ford Fusion Energi places in the bottom third of our midsize car rankings. While this plug-in hybrid features... Read More »

2016 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Review

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid has incredible acceleration, athletic handling, and a stately cabin, yet it sits in the... Read More »

2020 Hyundai Palisade Review

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade makes a splash near the top of our competitive midsize SUV rankings. It has an... Read More »

2020 Acura NSX Review

The 2020 Acura NSX is quick and responsive, and its performance suits all level of drivers. Though this supercar is... Read More »

2015 Lincoln MKT Review

When it comes to value, reliability, and safety, the 2015 Lincoln MKT is a solid buying choice. It places in the top... Read More »

2015 Toyota Prius c Review

The 2015 Toyota Prius c places in the middle of our used hybrid and electric car rankings. While it has a stellar... Read More »

2015 Porsche Cayman Review

The 2015 Porsche Cayman is nimble and fun to drive, pampering travelers with its supportive seats and handsome styling... Read More »

2015 FIAT 500 Review

The 2015 Fiat 500 stands out in a crowded field with its playful styling and lively Abarth models. However, its safety... Read More »

2015 Kia Sedona Review

The redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona has high-tech features and comfortable seating, but its lackluster highway acceleration... Read More »

2020 BMW 8-Series Review

With an emphasis on the driver, the 2020 BMW 8 Series blends powerful engines, athletic handling, and a well-designed... Read More »

2020 Toyota Supra Review

The Toyota Supra is back after a 20-plus year hiatus, and this all-new model ranks near the top of the luxury sports... Read More »

2018 Nissan Leaf Review

The redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf has good range for an electric vehicle, but it falls short of many class competitors... Read More »

2017 Nissan Leaf Review

The 2017 Nissan Leaf is an electric vehicle with an efficient powertrain, lots of interior space, and a comfortable... Read More »

2016 Tesla Model X Review

The 2016 Tesla Model X offers quick acceleration, a spacious interior, and many intuitive tech features. Positives like... Read More »

2016 BMW X5 Review

The 2016 BMW X5 places in the top half of the luxury midsize SUV class, in part because of its powerful engine lineup... Read More »

2017 BMW i3 Review

The 2017 BMW i3 is a fun-to-drive and practical electric car, with energetic acceleration and an airy cabin. It places... Read More »

2017 Tesla Model X Review

The 2017 Tesla Model X finishes in the middle of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. It boasts an impressive... Read More »

2020 BMW 3-Series Review

The 2020 BMW 3 Series is one of the sportiest sedans in our luxury small car rankings, scoring in the top half of our... Read More »

The 14 Fastest Cars for the Money in 2020

Headlines are filled with cars boasting outrageous horsepower numbers and lightning-fast launches. But what often goes... Read More »

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Review

After nearly a decade away, the Ford Escape Hybrid returns for 2020 and places in the middle of our hybrid and electric... Read More »

2016 Porsche 911 Review

The 2016 Porsche 911 has an authoritative engine lineup, exceptional handling, and an elegant cabin. Despite these... Read More »

2018 Porsche Cayenne Review

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne ranks near the top of the luxury midsize SUV class thanks to its balanced ride and handling... Read More »

2016 Porsche Cayenne Review

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne has a comfortable interior, thrilling engine performance, and spry handling. However, it ranks... Read More »

2015 Volkswagen CC Review

The 2015 Volkswagen CC has composed driving dynamics, zippy acceleration, and an upscale cabin, but its cramped rear... Read More »

2016 Toyota Prius c Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius c ranks near the bottom of the highly competitive hybrid and electric car class. It has sluggish... Read More »

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Review

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid finishes near the bottom of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. It's plagued by... Read More »

2018 Kia Niro Review

Available as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, the 2018 Kia Niro has best-in-class fuel economy, superb crash test scores... Read More »

2016 Honda CR-V Review

The 2016 Honda CR-V sits near the top of our compact SUV rankings. It’s one of the most spacious vehicles in the class... Read More »

2016 Scion iM Review

The 2016 Scion iM places in the middle of our compact car rankings. It has a hushed cabin, a list of appealing standard... Read More »

2016 Buick Verano Review

The 2016 Buick Verano places in the top third of our compact car rankings. It boasts a class-leading reliability... Read More »

2016 Toyota Corolla Review

The 2016 Toyota Corolla ranks near the back of the compact car class. The Corolla has a roomy interior and great fuel... Read More »

2017 Ford Fiesta Review

The 2017 Ford Fiesta's agile handling and roomy front seats help it secure a spot in the top half of our subcompact car... Read More »

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ranks in the middle of the competitive full-size pickup truck class. It has strong... Read More »

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC stands out as one of the better compact SUVs in our rankings. This is due in part to its... Read More »

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