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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

2016 Audi A7 Review

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

2016 Acura RDX Review

The 2016 Acura RDX provides a great balance of interior practicality, engine power, and handling composure. It sits... Read More »

2016 Porsche Macan Review

The 2016 Porsche Macan is a superb SUV, with thrilling performance and a handsome interior among its standout... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Suburban Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Suburban has a premium cabin and ample power, whether youre towing a trailer or carting around a... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe has one of the best cabins in its class. But this large SUV is more than just a pretty face... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet SS Review

Part sports car, part four-door sedan, the 2016 Chevrolet SS is a superb choice for spirited drivers looking for... Read More »

2016 Ford F-150 Review

The 2016 Ford F-150 has excellent towing capabilities, outstanding handling, powerful engines, and top-notch available... Read More »

2016 Jeep Wrangler Review

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is an affordable SUV for off-road enthusiasts. However, its mixed crash test scores... Read More »

2016 Subaru Forester Review

The 2016 Subaru Forester has lots of seating and cargo space. It also comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is... Read More »

2010 Ford Escape Review

The 2010 Ford Escape delivers all the compact SUV basics. However, flaws like a poor reliability rating keep it ranked... Read More »

2017 Nissan Frontier Review

A relatively low price and an excellent predicted reliability rating make the 2017 Nissan Frontier a good value. It's... Read More »

2017 Subaru WRX Review

With its potent engines, nimble handling, and standard all-wheel drive, the 2017 Subaru WRX stands out from its compact... Read More »

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is refined, lively, and expected to be more reliable than most competitors. With a cramped... Read More »

2017 Nissan 370Z Review

The 2017 Nissan 370Z's has unbridled performance thanks to its forceful V6 engine and athletic handling. However, the... Read More »

2017 Mazda Mazda6 Review

The 2017 Mazda6 is a delight inside and out, with its outstanding driving dynamics and upscale cabin. It also has an... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet SS Review

The 2017 Chevrolet SS blows away the competition with its potent acceleration and dynamic handling. It also has... Read More »

2017 Toyota Sienna Review

Busy, active households will love the Toyota Siennas convenient, well-built interior, ample cargo room, and available... Read More »

2017 Subaru Crosstrek Review

The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek boasts lots of cargo space, standard all-wheel drive, and good fuel economy. However, it has... Read More »

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Review

From an economical commuter car, to a safe family four-door, to a lively performance-focused sedan there's a 201... Read More »

2017 BMW X4 Review

The 2017 BMW X4 puts the spotlight on performance, alluring spirited drivers with a mouthwatering selection of engines... 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 Kia Optima Review

The 2017 Kia Optima places in the top third of our midsize car ranking. It has superb safety ratings, comfortable... Read More »

2017 Hyundai Azera Review

The 2017 Hyundai Azera is a large sedan with an impressive list of standard features, along with excellent safety and... Read More »

2017 MINI Cooper Review

When it comes to spirited performance, the 2017 Mini Cooper is the front-runner among its subcompact car competitors... Read More »

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, and its available second-row Stow 'n... Read More »

2017 Cadillac Escalade Review

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is one the largest luxury SUVs you can buy, with a robust V8 engine and an upscale cabin... Read More »

2017 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a marvelous off-road SUV, but it is limited when it comes to creature comforts. This is part... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Review

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado does well in our used compact pickup truck rankings. This well-rounded truck is both... Read More »

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

With its oversized cargo hold and exceptional fuel economy, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a great choice for... Read More »

2017 Acura MDX Review

The 2017 Acura MDX offers superb value, with top-notch safety scores and tons of standard features. However, a subpar... Read More »

2017 Honda Odyssey Review

The well-built, spacious 2017 Honda Odyssey is one of the best minivans you can buy. However, it tends to have higher... Read More »

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has lower ownership costs than many other small SUVs. It's also relatively... Read More »

2013 Scion xD Review

The 2013 Scion xD comes equipped with an appealing list of standard features. It also has excellent reliability and... Read More »

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid has solid reliability and safety ratings, but its uninspiring performance and tiny trunk... Read More »

2013 GMC Yukon Review

The smooth, comfortable 2013 GMC Yukon places near the top of our full-size SUV ranking. It has seating for up to nine... Read More »

2013 Honda CR-Z Review

Part efficient hybrid, part sports coupe, the 2013 Honda CR-Z occupies a unique niche. Emphasizing fun over... Read More »

2013 Honda Crosstour Review

Slotting somewhere between a hatchback and an SUV, the used 2013 Honda Crosstour offers comfortable seating for five in... Read More »

2013 Hyundai Veloster Review

With its distinctive profile and well-equipped cabin, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster looks to be sporty and fun. However... Read More »

2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

With its robust V8 engine options and composed handling, the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 stands tall among the best full-size... Read More »

2013 Lincoln MKZ Review

Lincoln fully redesigned the MKZ and MKZ Hybrid for 2013, but it still settles toward the bottom of our rankings... Read More »

2013 Volvo XC90 Review

The 2013 Volvo XC90 has an impressive safety score, but its so-so rear seats, uninspiring performance, and cumbersome... Read More »

2014 Toyota Tacoma Review

The 2014 Toyota Tacoma has lower ownership costs than rivals and many standard features. It has a smooth-shifting... Read More »

9 Best Things About the McLaren 570S Spider

Even the mere mention of a McLaren induces reverence. When it comes to road cars, most know this British carmaker for... Read More »

2015 Mazda Mazda5 Review

The 2015 Mazda5 will never be prom queen of the minivans. It lacks many of the bells and whistles of other vans, but... Read More »

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