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

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 »

Zach Doell Oct. 11, 2019

Jeep Deals: Buy or Lease a Jeep

Jeep is cruising into the fall season with great deals on its full line of SUV models, plus the all-new2020 Gladiator... Read More »

Zach Doell Oct. 2, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Deals: Buy or Lease a Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is offering deals this October on almost every 2019 model in its lineup. These deals include special... Read More »

Zach Doell Oct. 2, 2019

2020 BMW X2 Review

The 2020 BMW X2 offers strong engines, balanced handling, user-friendly features, and a lovely cabin. However, it ranks... Read More »

Zach Doell Sep. 20, 2019

2015 Nissan GT-R Review

The 2015 Nissan GT-R has sharp handling and blistering acceleration, but it ranks toward the back of its segment due to... Read More »

Zach Doell Sep. 17, 2019

2015 Jaguar XJ Review

The 2015 Jaguar XJ offers athletic handling and powerful engine options, but it ranks at the back of its class because... Read More »

Zach Doell Sep. 16, 2019

2015 Infiniti QX80 Review

The 2015 Infiniti QX80 ranks in the back half of the luxury large SUV class. It has brawny engine performance, refined... Read More »

Zach Doell Sep. 13, 2019

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA ranks near the bottom of the luxury small car class. The CLA has snappy engine performance... Read More »

Zach Doell Sep. 12, 2019

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has a potent V6 engine and user-friendly features, but it ranks at the back of its class... Read More »

Zach Doell Sep. 11, 2019

2018 Honda Civic Review

The Honda Civic ranks in the top third of the highly competitive compact car class. The Civic has excellent driving... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 29, 2019

2014 Honda Civic Review

The 2014 Honda Civic has solid reliability and safety ratings, a premium interior, refined handling, and zippy engines... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 29, 2019

2016 Honda Accord Review

The 2016 Honda Accord impresses with its roomy interior, refined driving dynamics, and great safety scores. That said... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 26, 2019

2015 Volvo V60 Review

The 2015 Volvo V60 ranks in the lower half of the wagon class. The V60 has balanced handling, zippy turbocharged... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 19, 2019

2015 Subaru BRZ Review

The 2015 Subaru BRZ ranks in the middle of the sports car class. This coupe boasts agile handling and good safety... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 15, 2019

2015 Nissan 370Z Review

The 2015 Nissan 370Z has a powerful engine and lithe handling, but it ranks near the bottom of the sports car class... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 12, 2019

2015 Volvo XC60 Review

The 2015 Volvo XC60 ranks near the bottom of the luxury compact SUV class. The XC60 has a spacious cabin and great... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 1, 2019

2015 Subaru Outback Review

The 2015 Subaru Outback ranks near the top of the wagon class. The Outback has an expansive cargo area, comfortable... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 1, 2019

2018 Honda CR-V Review

The 2018 Honda CR-V ranks near the top of the compact SUV class. It has a quality interior, lots of passenger and cargo... Read More »

Zach Doell Aug. 1, 2019

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

The 2015 Mercedes S-Class ranks in the middle of the super luxury car segment. This flagship Mercedes has an elegant... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 11, 2019

2018 BMW 3-Series Review

The 2018 BMW 3 Series ranks in the top half of the competitive luxury small car class. The 3 Series has a roomy and... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 8, 2019

2018 Porsche Macan Review

The 2018 Porsche Macan ranks in the middle of the luxury compact SUV class. It has strong engine performance, rewarding... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 8, 2019

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

The Range Rover Evoque ranks poorly in the luxury subcompact SUV class. It boasts a richly appointed cabin, but it's... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 5, 2019

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Review

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover ranks near the bottom of the luxury large SUV class. It boasts a roomy and high-end... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 3, 2019

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

The Range Rover Velar boasts a comfortable ride, potent engine performance, and a high-end cabin with plenty of space... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 3, 2019

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The Range Rover Sport has refined driving dynamics, superb off-road capability, powerful engine options, and an elegant... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 3, 2019

2018 Ford Fusion Review

The 2018 Ford Fusion ranks in the top third of the midsize car class. The Fusion has a spacious and well-trimmed cabin... Read More »

Zach Doell Jul. 2, 2019

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio ranks near the bottom of the luxury compact SUV class. The Stelvio has athletic handling... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

The Kia Optima Hybrid ranks in the middle of the competitive midsize car class. The Optima Hybrid has a lovely... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ranks in the middle of the competitive midsize car class. The Sonata has an upscale... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranks in the top half of the midsize car class. This sedan has an upscale and roomy... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Mazda CX-9 Review

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 ranks near the top of the midsize SUV class. The CX-9 has a luxurious cabin, pleasant handling... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 FIAT 124 Spider Review

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider ranks in the middle of the competitive sports car class. It touts great driving dynamics and... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Nissan Armada Review

The 2018 Nissan Armada ranks in the middle of the large SUV class. The Armada has balanced handling, strong engine... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Camaro Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ranks near the top of the sports car class, thanks to its muscular engine performance... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Chevrolet Suburban Review

The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban has a comfy interior, lots of cargo space, strong engine performance, and user-friendly... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Kia Cadenza Review

The 2018 Kia Cadenza is a high-ranking large car that boasts good safety and predicted reliability ratings, a spacious... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Buick LaCrosse Review

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse ranks at the top of the large car class. The LaCrosse has excellent safety and predicted... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Ford EcoSport Review

The 2018 Ford EcoSport ranks near the back of the subcompact SUV class. The EcoSport is easy to maneuver and park, but... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Cadillac CT6 Review

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 ranks in the middle of the luxury large car class. The CT6 has a spacious cabin, enjoyable... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Honda HR-V Review

The 2018 Honda HR-V ranks in the top half of our subcompact SUV rankings. It has a roomy cabin for the class and a... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Audi A7 Review

The 2018 Audi A7 ranks in the top half of the luxury large car class. The A7 has a quality interior, balanced handling... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Infiniti QX60 Review

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 ranks in the middle of the luxury midsize SUV class. The QX60 has a roomy cabin, good safety... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Jeep Wrangler Review

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler ranks near the back of the compact SUV class. The Wrangler has exceptional off-road ability, but... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Jeep Cherokee Review

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee ranks near the back of the competitive compact SUV class. It has an upscale interior, great... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota RAV4 Review

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 ranks in the bottom third of the compact SUV class. The RAV4 has a spacious cabin, a comfortable... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota Tundra Review

The 2018 Toyota Tundra ranks near the back of the full-size pickup truck class. The Tundra has strong engine... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Jaguar F-Pace Review

The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace offers enjoyable handling, a roomy interior, and strong engine performance. But its poor... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner ranks near the back of the midsize SUV class. The 4Runner has a strong engine, excellent... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Subaru WRX Review

The 2018 Subaru WRX ranks near the back of the competitive compact car class. The WRX has spry driving dynamics... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Review

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder ranks near the back of the midsize SUV class. The Pathfinder has good safety scores, a... Read More »

Zach Doell Jun. 28, 2019

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