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Sarah Shelton

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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 HybridCars.com.

You can connect with Sarah on Twitter and Instagram.

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 »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 9, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 6, 2019

2019 Dodge Challenger Review

The 2019 Dodge Challenger ranks highly among sports cars on the strength of its impressive cabin and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 5, 2019

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport impresses with its off-road capability and luxurious flair, but it ultimately... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 5, 2019

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Review

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

Sarah Shelton Dec. 5, 2019

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

The 2019 Range Rover Velar offers refined on- and off-road handling, peppy engine performance, and a high-end interior... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 5, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 3, 2019

2019 BMW Z4 Review

The redesigned 2019 BMW Z4 is better than its previous generation, with sportier performance and a larger cabin that... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 3, 2019

2019 Mazda CX-9 Review

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in the midsize SUV class. It earns a top ranking thanks to... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 27, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 26, 2019

2019 Lexus GS Review

The 2019 Lexus GS combines comfortable seats and a gentle ride with a robust engine lineup and a great predicted... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 26, 2019

2019 Volvo V90 Review

Luxurious accommodations and high-tech features make the 2019 Volvo V90's cabin one of the nicest in the class, but... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Hyundai Palisade Review

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a great choice for households in search of a three-row SUV with a comfortable ride, cool... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 25, 2019

2020 BMW 7-Series Review

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

Sarah Shelton Nov. 25, 2019

2020 Lexus NX Hybrid Review

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

Sarah Shelton Nov. 25, 2019

2019 Lexus LC Review

The 2019 Lexus LC places among the best in our luxury sports car rankings, in part because of its polished performance... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 22, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 22, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 20, 2019

2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

The 2020 Volkswagen Golf fuses lively handling with a high-class cabin. It boasts supportive seats, a large cargo area... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 15, 2019

2020 Lexus ES Review

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

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Genesis G80 Review

The 2019 Genesis G80 excels across the board. Well-equipped, lavish, refined, and offering three lively engine options... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

A sublime interior, cutting-edge technology, and well-rounded performance help the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class secure a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Volkswagen GTI Review

The 2019 Volkswagen GTI earns a spot near the top of our compact car rankings. It's one of the most well-rounded cars... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Lexus ES Review

The redesigned 2019 Lexus ES ranks in the top third of the luxury midsize car class, largely thanks to its... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

2019 Toyota Highlander Review

The 2019 Toyota Highlander ranks highly in the midsize SUV class largely on the strength of an excellent predicted... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

2020 Subaru Forester Review

The 2020 Subaru Forester places in the top third of our compact SUV rankings, thanks in part to its spacious cabin and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 14, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 8, 2019

2019 Kia Rio Review

Lively handling, a handsome interior, and some of the highest safety scores in the class help the 2019 Kia Rio place... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Toyota Prius Review

It may not offer a lot of driving excitement, but the 2019 Toyota Prius is a well-rounded hybrid car thats now... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 7, 2019

2020 Subaru Ascent Review

The 2020 Subaru Ascent places in the top third of ourmidsize SUV rankings thanks to itseasygoing handling, sure-footed... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Genesis G70 Review

The 2019 Genesis G70 ranks near the top of the competitive luxury small car class, thanks to its lovely interior, lots... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 7, 2019

2019 Subaru BRZ Review

The 2019 Subaru BRZ provides a lot of driving enjoyment for its price point and has enough cargo space for an extra set... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 6, 2019

2019 Maserati Levante Review

The 2019 Maserati Levante places in the bottom half of the luxury midsize SUV class. It has authoritative engines... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 1, 2019

2019 Lexus ES Hybrid Review

The Lexus ES Hybrid is fully redesigned for 2019, with more power, nimbler handling, and a full suite of advanced... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 1, 2019

2019 Ford Fiesta Review

The 2019 Ford Fiesta places near the middle of our subcompact car rankings. It's one of the top choices in the class... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 1, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado's best attributes include its lineup of compelling engines (including a turbodiesel) and a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 1, 2019

2019 Ford Mustang Review

The 2019 Ford Mustang pairs muscular engines with superb, athletic handling. Thanks to its comfortable cabin and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Nov. 1, 2019

The 21 Best Plug-In Hybrids of 2019

A plug-in hybrid is one of the smartest types of green cars you can buy. These vehicles are typically more... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 31, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 30, 2019

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA features a base powertrain that's refined, energetic, and fuel-efficient. Lackluster... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 29, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 28, 2019

2019 Acura NSX Review

The 2019 Acura NSXs hybrid powertrain delivers excellent acceleration, and its high-tech handling components provide a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 28, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 24, 2019

2019 Buick Enclave Review

The 2019 Buick Enclave has ample cargo space, user-friendly technology, and welcoming seating. However, it ends up in... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 18, 2019

2019 BMW 3-Series Review

The BMW 3 Series is known as a driver's car, and the redesigned 2019 3 Series sedan continues that tradition. Among its... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 18, 2019

2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review

With the 2019 I-Pace, Jaguar proves that it can build a battery electric vehicle that's as thrilling, polished, and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 18, 2019

2019 Toyota Tundra Review

The 2019 Toyota Tundra has a powerful V8 engine and lots of driver assistance technology, but it lags behind most class... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 18, 2019

2019 Cadillac Escalade Review

Despite being brawny and capable of towing more than most other full-size SUVs, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade struggles to... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 11, 2019

2020 Jeep Compass Review

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

Sarah Shelton Oct. 11, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Oct. 11, 2019

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