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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.

2018 Ford F-150 Review

In a very competitive class, the 2018 Ford F-150 stands out as one of the best and most well-rounded full-size trucks... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Honda Odyssey Review

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is one of the top picks in our minivan rankings. It's not only capable and composed on the... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Hyundai Kona Review

The 2018 Hyundai Kona earns its place as one of our top-ranking subcompact SUVs in part because of its wonderful... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage may have one of the lowest total cost of ownership scores in its segment, but its... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Subaru Outback Review

The 2018 Subaru Outback boasts an excellent safety score, standard all-wheel drive, and lots of room for your crew and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Volkswagen Golf Review

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf is a fun-to-drive hatchback, with variants that run the full-performance gamut, from... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 GMC Acadia Review

The 2018 GMC Acadia is a respectable midsize SUV, with a premium interior and smooth handling. However, this GMC ranks... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 GMC Canyon Review

The 2018 GMC Canyon is one of the best in our compact pickup truck rankings, thanks in part to its attractive interior... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Kia Rio Review

Spirited driving dynamics, a comfortable interior with user-friendly features, and an outstanding predicted reliability... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 GMC Terrain Review

The redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain has one of the nicest cabins in the class, brimming with high-quality materials and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Acura ILX Review

The 2018 Acura ILX is one of the least expensive cars in the luxury small car class. It finishes toward the bottom of... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Porsche 911 Review

Few cars can match the performance or the prestige of a 2018 Porsche 911. Its midpack standing in our luxury sports car... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Audi TT Review

The 2018 Audi TT places in the middle of our luxury sports car rankings. It has a sophisticated interior, cutting-edge... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Review

Commuters will appreciate the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze's exceptional fuel economy, excellent predicted reliability rating... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 BMW X5 Review

The 2018 BMW X5 ranks in the top third of luxury midsize SUV class. It combines a luxurious cabin with exceptionally... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Jaguar XF Review

Although the 2018 Jaguar XF's potent engines and dynamic handling make it a joy to drive, an abundance of shortcomings... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Infiniti Q70 Review

The 2018 Infiniti Q70 has a comfortable interior, lively powertrains, and balanced handling. Drawbacks such as dated... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Jun. 28, 2019

2015 Chevrolet Malibu Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu finishes in the top third of our affordable midsize car rankings. This sedan has excellent... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Apr. 24, 2019

2015 Hyundai Elantra Review

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra places in the middle of our compact car rankings. It has lots of cargo space and a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Apr. 16, 2019

2017 BMW X5 Review

The 2017 BMW X5 is both graceful and powerful, achieving the hard-to-reach middle ground between luxury and sport. This... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 20, 2019

2016 Dodge Journey Review

The 2016 Dodge Journey seems more affordable than most midsize SUVs, but a thirsty engine and a shaky expected... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 13, 2019

2016 Buick Verano Review

The 2016 Buick Verano offers a calm ride, an excellent reliability rating, and a hushed cabin made with high-quality... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 13, 2019

2016 Honda HR-V Review

The 2016 Honda HR-V is one of our top-rated subcompact SUVs thanks in part to its comfortable ride, spacious seats, and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 13, 2019

2016 Volvo XC70 Review

Youll find one of the nicest cabins in the class with the 2016 Volvo XC70. Its brimming with luxurious materials and an... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 13, 2019

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan has one of the most powerful engines among minivans, and its available Stow 'n Go seats... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Kia Sedona Review

The 2016 Kia Sedona offers plenty of active safety features and fares well in crash tests. However, it has poor driving... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Chrysler Town & Country Review

The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country has a lengthy standard features list, versatile cabin, and capable V6 engine. However... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Honda Odyssey Review

The 2016 Honda Odyssey leads the pack in our minivan rankings. Standout qualities include excellent safety scores, a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has an upscale interior, muscular powertrains, and excellent off-road capabilities... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has user-friendly features and a high-end interior, plus it's available with either two or... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Ford Fusion Energi Review

The 2016 Ford Fusion Energi has its upsides an impressive interior, responsive handling, lively acceleration in the... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 BMW Z4 Review

The 2016 BMW Z4 offers a roomy cabin for two, zippy acceleration, and a smooth ride. Because its handling isn't quite... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Porsche 911 Review

The 2016 Porsche 911 places at the top of our luxury sports car rankings. Its world-class handling, elegant cabin... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 Audi A5 Review

The 2016 Audi A5 has an elegant cabin and balanced handling, but its cramped rear seats and dated tech features pull it... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 BMW 4-Series Review

The 2016 BMW 4 Series leads the pack when it comes to performance, inducing excitement through its punchy engines and... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 11, 2019

2016 BMW X6 Review

The 2016 BMW X6 is a joy to drive and sports a lavish interior. The coupelike styling helps this midsize SUV stand out... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Porsche Cayenne Review

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne delivers adept performance both on and off road. It also has a comfortable, driver-oriented... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Acura MDX Review

The 2016 Acura MDX offers nimble handling for an SUV, along with a winning combination of robust power and good fuel... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

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 »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Lincoln MKZ Review

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ (along with the MKZ Hybrid) is a sensible buy, with a smooth ride and low ownership costs... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Audi A6 Review

The 2016 Audi A6 does a spectacular job of balancing performance and comfort. It falls slightly behind a few rivals... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Lexus LX Review

The 2016 Lexus LX places in the top half of our luxury large SUV rankings. It pairs a luxurious, comfortable cabin with... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Cadillac Escalade Review

The 2016 Cadillac Escalade has a powerful V8 engine and an elegant, plush interior. However, a handful of minor... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Audi A7 Review

The 2016 Audi A7 features a luxe interior, generous cargo space, muscular engines, and balanced handling. But its... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Audi Q5 Review

The 2016 Audi Q5 has athletic handling, a wide range of potent engines, and a roomy and upscale interior... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Volvo XC60 Review

The 2016 Volvo XC60's cargo space, comfort, and safety features make it a great choice for a family vehicle. That said... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

2016 Infiniti QX50 Review

The 2016 Infiniti QX50 is one of the few vehicles that combine the functionality of an SUV with the performance of a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Mar. 8, 2019

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