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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.

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

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 Sep. 27, 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. 19, 2019

2015 BMW X4 Review

With its nimble handling and lively engines, the 2015 BMW X4 is one of the most athletic SUVs in its class. However... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 16, 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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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

2019 Jaguar XJ Review

The 2019 Jaguar XJ blends potent supercharged engines with agile handling. However, it doesn't deliver the same level... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 6, 2019

2015 Volkswagen CC Review

The 2015 Volkswagen CC sits in the bottom half of our luxury midsize car rankings. The CC has a handsome cabin and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 1, 2019

2015 Audi R8 Review

The 2015 Audi R8 has supercar styling and athletic performance, along with an approachable demeanor. But for thousands... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Aug. 1, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 30, 2019

2019 Tesla Model S Review

The Tesla Model S brings a lot to the party, including sizzling acceleration, balanced handling, state-of-the-art... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 24, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 23, 2019

2019 Tesla Model 3 Review

The all-electric Tesla Model 3 drives likes a sports sedan and boasts cutting-edge technology. It places near the top... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 23, 2019

2015 Chevrolet Trax Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax ranks high in the subcompact SUV class, thanks to its exceptional safety score, strong... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 19, 2019

2019 Toyota Corolla Review

For 2019, the sedan version of the Toyota Corolla carries over unchanged. It's a solid car that's packed with goodies... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 10, 2019

2015 Kia Sedona Review

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

Sarah Shelton Jul. 9, 2019

2015 Lexus GS Review

With high safety and reliability ratings, composed handling, and a comfortable ride, the 2015 Lexus GS ranks among the... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 4, 2019

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA places in the middle of our luxury subcompact SUV rankings. It earns points for its spacious... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 2, 2019

2019 Jaguar F-Type Review

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type is an exciting sports car to drive, thanks to its slew of meaty engines and athletic handling... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 1, 2019

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is lively on the pavement and agile on back-country trails. Its handsome cabin... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jul. 1, 2019

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Review

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has a comfortable cabin, excellent fuel economy, and lots of standard features. However... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Porsche Cayenne Review

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is at the front of the class when it comes to sporty handling, brisk acceleration, and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Nissan Altima Review

Commuters will love the 2018 Nissan Altima's cushy front seats, outstanding fuel economy, and excellent safety scores... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Audi A8 Review

A lackluster infotainment system is one of the few strikes against the 2018 Audi A8, which is otherwise opulent and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an outstanding player in the super luxury car segment. The S-Class impresses in many... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chrysler 300 Review

The 2018 Chrysler 300 has lots of passenger space, an outstanding infotainment system, and powerful engines. It places... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota Avalon Review

The 2018 Toyota Avalon places in the top half of our large car rankings, in part because its performance is both... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Lexus LX Review

The 2018 Lexus LX has a superb predicted reliability rating, but it trails much of the competition when it comes to... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid earns high marks when it comes to comfort and luxury, landing it a top spot in our large... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 BMW 4-Series Review

The 2018 BMW 4 Series masterfully blends comfort and luxury with dynamic performance. It places among the best in our... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Audi A5 Review

The 2018 Audi A5 ranks among the best in the luxury small car class. It's one of the sportiest members of the class... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 blends a comfortable cabin with above-average towing and payload ratings. It ranks in... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Kia Niro Review

Available as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, the 2018 Kia Niro has superb crash test scores, lots of space in the back seat... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Audi A4 Review

The 2018 Audi A4 has stunning technology, a beautiful cabin, and lots of standard features. Plus, it's a joy to drive... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

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