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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

You can connect with Sarah on Twitter and Instagram.

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 Sep. 13, 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 Sep. 13, 2019

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe places near the top of our competitive midsize SUV rankings. For 2019, the 2-row Hyundai... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 13, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 13, 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 Sep. 12, 2019

2015 Infiniti Q70 Review

The 2015 Infiniti Q70 earns praise for combining a comfortable and spacious cabin with energetic powertrains and nimble... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 11, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 11, 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 Sep. 11, 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 Sep. 11, 2019

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 Sep. 11, 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 Sep. 11, 2019

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

For a spacious compact SUV with a luxurious flair and the ability to take on tough off-road trails, you can't beat the... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 9, 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 Sep. 6, 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 Sep. 6, 2019

2019 Subaru Outback Review

Despite some powertrain weaknesses, the 2019 Subaru Outback ranks in the top half of the wagon class because of its... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 6, 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 Sep. 6, 2019

2019 Volvo XC60 Review

The 2019 Volvo XC60 has one of the richest interiors in the class, with relaxing seats and an appealing number of... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 4, 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 Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Porsche Cayman Review

The 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman ranks near the top of the luxury sports car class. It offers crisp driving dynamics... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 30, 2019

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has some positives: namely, a base powertrain that's refined, energetic, and fuel-efficient... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 30, 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 Aug. 29, 2019

2016 Honda Civic Review

The 2016 Honda Civic ranks among the best used compact cars thanks to an upscale interior, pleasant handling, and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 2019

2019 BMW 2-Series Review

The 2019 BMW 2 Series ranks near the top of competitive luxury small car class. The 2 Series offers excellent engine... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 28, 2019

2019 Lexus IS Review

The 2019 Lexus IS ranks in the middle of the competitive luxury small car class. The IS has a quality interior, refined... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 26, 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 Aug. 26, 2019

2019 Acura RLX Review

In addition to a comfortable cabin and fuel-efficient powertrains, the 2019 Acura RLX has a long list of standard... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 26, 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 Aug. 23, 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 Aug. 22, 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 Aug. 22, 2019

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

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

Sarah Shelton Aug. 22, 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 Aug. 21, 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 Aug. 21, 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 Aug. 21, 2019

2019 FIAT 500L Review

The 2019 Fiat 500L ranks near the bottom of the wagon class. Its lazy engine, poor fuel economy, lack of safety... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 20, 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 Aug. 20, 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 Aug. 19, 2019

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a top choice among hybrid and electric cars. It has a lively powertrain, a solid... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 19, 2019

2015 Toyota Prius c Review

The 2015 Toyota Prius c places in the top third of our subcompact car rankings, thanks to its roomy cabin, large cargo... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 19, 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 Aug. 16, 2019

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Review

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Suburban offers more cargo space than most rivals, and it has three rows of roomy seats... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 16, 2019

2015 Volvo XC70 Review

The 2015 Volvo XC70 has a serene ride, a quality interior, relaxing seats, and a sizable cargo area. However... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 15, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 12, 2019

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