Zach Doell

Researcher & Writer

Zach Doell is a researcher and writer for U.S. News Best Cars. He joined the Best Cars team in 2016 and helps write and develop the used car rankings. He also covers auto leasing and financing deals and offers car buying advice. His work can also be found on Motor1.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications.

2020 Toyota Yaris Review

The 2020 Toyota Yaris ranks near the top of the subcompact car class. It offers agile handling, a handsome interior... Read More »

2021 Lexus NX Review

The 2021 Lexus NX 300 ranks in the lower half of the luxury compact SUV class. The NX offers a high-end and comfortable... Read More »

2021 Infiniti QX80 Review

The 2021 Infiniti QX80 ranks at the bottom of the luxury large SUV class. The QX80 offers lots of standard features... Read More »

2021 Nissan GT-R Review

The 2021 Nissan GT-R ranks in the bottom third of the luxury sports car class. The GT-R offers searing engine... Read More »

2021 Kia Stinger Review

The 2021 Kia Stinger ranks near the top of the luxury small car class. It has a premium and spacious interior, an... Read More »

2020 Nissan GT-R Review

The 2020 Nissan GT-R ranks near the bottom of the luxury sports car class. The GT-R has ferocious acceleration, and its... Read More »

2020 Kia Stinger Review

The 2020 Kia Stinger ranks near the top of the luxury small car class. It offers a roomy and posh interior, intuitive... Read More »

2021 Chevrolet Suburban Review

The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Suburban ranks in the top half of the large SUV class. The Suburban offers vast seating... Read More »

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas ranks in the top third of the midsize SUV class. It has a spacious interior, user-friendly... Read More »

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser ranks in the lower third of the luxury large SUV class. It has roomy first- and second-row... Read More »

2020 Dodge Charger Review

The 2020 Dodge Charger has refined handling, a powerful engine lineup, and user-friendly tech features. However, it... Read More »

2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner ranks near the back of the midsize SUV class. The 4Runner’s high predicted reliability rating... Read More »

2020 Audi A4 Review

The 2020 Audi A4 ranks in the top half of the luxury small car class. It offers refined engine performance, balanced... Read More »

2020 BMW X5 Review

The 2020 BMW X5 ranks near the top of the luxury midsize SUV class. It has refined handling, strong engine performance... Read More »

2020 Volvo XC90 Review

The 2020 Volvo XC90 has a lovely and spacious interior, lots of standard safety features, and good fuel economy, but it... Read More »

2021 BMW X3 Review

The 2021 BMW X3 ranks at the top of the luxury compact SUV class because of its spacious interior, easy-to-use... Read More »

2020 BMW X4 Review

The 2020 BMW X4 offers powerful engine performance, lithe handling, and an upscale cabin with user-friendly features... Read More »

2020 Jeep Wrangler Review

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler excels off road, but it ranks near the back of the compact SUV class due to its low predicted... Read More »

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata ranks near the top of the sports car class. It offers refined engine performance and poised... Read More »

2020 Toyota C-HR Review

The Toyota C-HR has poised handling, and user-friendly tech features, but it ranks toward the bottom of the subcompact... Read More »

2021 Lexus ES Review

The 2021 Lexus ES ranks near the top of the luxury midsize car class thanks to its composed ride and handling... Read More »

2021 Hyundai Tucson Review

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson ranks in the middle of the compact SUV class. The Tucson has user-friendly features, a... Read More »

2020 Toyota Avalon Review

The 2020 Toyota Avalon ranks highly among large cars. It has pleasant driving dynamics, a spacious and luxe interior... Read More »

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder ranks in the bottom third of the competitive midsize SUV class. It has a peppy V6 engine... Read More »

SUV Deals: Buy or Lease an SUV

There are a number of great SUV deals available this October. These deals cover popular models like the Toyota RAV4... Read More »

Jeep Deals: Buy or Lease a Jeep

Jeep is offering deals this October on its full lineup of SUV and pickup truck models. These incentives include special... Read More »

Mazda Deals: Buy or Lease a Mazda

Mazda is offering great deals this October on many of its car and SUV models. These incentives include special lease... Read More »

Nissan Deals: Buy or Lease a Nissan

Nissan is offering great deals this October on its entire lineup. These incentives include special leases, low-interest... Read More »

2020 Tesla Model Y Review

The 2020 Tesla Model Y ranks near the top of the luxury hybrid and electric SUV class. The Model Y has zippy... Read More »

2020 Tesla Model X Review

The Tesla Model X ranks near the top of the luxury hybrid and electric SUV class thanks to its swift acceleration... Read More »

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Review

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette ranks at the top of the competitive luxury sports car class. It offers searing engine... Read More »

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has strong engine performance, balanced handling, a posh interior, and many... Read More »

2020 Honda Clarity Review

The 2020 Honda Clarity has an upscale and spacious interior, good fuel economy, and composed handling, but it’s held... Read More »

2015 Toyota Prius Review

The Toyota Prius ranks near the top of the competitive compact car class. This hybrid vehicle has excellent safety and... Read More »

2016 Toyota Prius Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius ranks at the top of its class, thanks to its refined ride and handling, handsome interior... Read More »

What Do the Dashboard Lights in Your Car Mean?

Modern vehicles are complex machines. The average new car has over two dozen computer modules working behind the... Read More »

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Review

The 2020 Mini Cooper Clubman has a spacious and upscale interior, zippy performance, and lively handling. However, it... Read More »

2021 Hyundai Palisade Review

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade ranks near the top of the midsize SUV class because of its spacious and high-end interior... Read More »

2016 Toyota Camry Review

The 2016 Toyota Camry ranks near the top of affordable midsize car class, thanks to its spacious interior, cushioned... Read More »

2020 Audi e-tron Review

The all-electric 2020 Audi e-tron ranks in the middle of the luxury hybrid and electric SUV class. The e-tron offers... Read More »

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid ranks in the top half of its class. It combines a pleasant ride and handling with a... Read More »

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer has a roomy interior, an intuitive infotainment system, and lots of standard features... Read More »

2021 Porsche 911 Review

The 2021 Porsche 911 ranks near the top of the luxury sports car class. It has a good predicted reliability rating... Read More »

2021 Kia Telluride Review

The 2021 Kia Telluride ranks near the top of the midsize SUV class thanks to its pleasant driving dynamics, comfortable... Read More »

2020 BMW Z4 Review

The 2020 BMW Z4 has a strong engine lineup, refined handling, a posh cabin, and an above-average predicted reliability... Read More »

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C ranks at the back of the luxury sports car class. The 4C accelerates quickly and feels agile... Read More »

2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Review

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC has composed handling and peppy engine performance. However, it ranks near the back of the... Read More »

2021 Audi A7 Review

The 2021 Audi A7 ranks at the top of the luxury large car class because of its high-end cabin, ample cargo space... Read More »

2021 Jaguar F-Type Review

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type ranks near the bottom of the luxury sports car class. The F-Type has spry handling, robust... Read More »

2020 Audi Q8 Review

The 2020 Audi Q8 has a lovely and spacious interior, composed handling, a great safety score, and many standard... Read More »

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