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.

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

Mercedes-Benz is offering deals this April on many of its luxury car and SUV models. These incentives include purchase... Read More »

Nissan Deals: Buy or Lease a Nissan

Nissan is offering deals this April on almost all of its car, truck, and SUV models. These Nissan incentives include... Read More »

Jeep Deals: Buy or Lease a Jeep

Jeep is offering deals this month on its full lineup of vehicles. These Jeep deals include cash discounts, low-interest... Read More »

2020 Infiniti Q50 Review

Despite its powerful engines, refined handling, and ample seating space, the 2020 Infiniti Q50 ranks in the bottom half... 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 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 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 »

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 »

2020 FIAT 124 Spider Review

The 2020 Fiat 124 Spider has a luxe interior and balanced performance, but thistwo-seat convertible ranks inthe bottom... 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 »

2020 Honda Clarity Review

The 2020 Honda Clarity has an upscale and spacious interior, good fuel economy, and composed handling, but its held... 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 »

Chase 2020 Auto Loan Review

JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the United States. Chase operates nearly... Read More »

Capital One 2020 Auto Loan Review

Capital One is one of the most well-known banks in the country. And aside from its local branches, credit cards with... Read More »

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

The 2020 Range Rover Velar has an elegant cabin, brawny engine performance, and composed handling, but its infotainment... Read More »

2020 BMW X7 Review

The 2020 BMW X7 ranks in the top half of the luxury large SUV class. It combines strong engine performance and composed... 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 »

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 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 »

2020 Volvo S90 Review

The Volvo S90 ranks in the bottom half of the luxury midsize car class. Although it offers a high-end and roomy cabin... Read More »

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ranks in the middle of the hybrid and electric SUV class. It has a peppy yet... Read More »

40 Best SUVs Under $40,000 for 2020

It’s a good time to shop for an SUV. Consumer tastes have shifted in recent years, moving from cars to sport utility... Read More »

2020 Porsche Panamera Review

The 2020 Porsche Panamera ranks near the top of the super luxury car class, thanks to its strong engines, well-balanced... Read More »

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 »

2020 Dodge Charger Review

The 2020 Dodge Charger has refined handling, a powerful engine lineup, and user-friendly tech features. However, it... 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 BMW X4 Review

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

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS ranks in the middle of the competitive luxury large car class. It has a stunning interior... Read More »

2020 Infiniti QX50 Review

The 2020 Infiniti QX50 has an upscale and spacious interior. However, a transmission that performs poorly and a complex... 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 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 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 Mercedes-Benz GT Review

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GT ranks in the top third of the highly competitive luxury sports car class. It offers muscular... Read More »

2020 Porsche Taycan Review

The 2020 Porsche Taycan ranks near the topof the luxury hybrid and electric car class. It has a high-end cabin... Read More »

2020 Jeep Wrangler Review

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler excels off road, but it falls short of its compact SUV rivals when it comes to predicted... 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 »

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 »

2018 Honda Fit Review

The 2018 Honda Fit offers roomy seating, a relatively spacious cargo area, great fuel economy, and terrific safety... Read More »

2016 Honda Accord Review

The 2016 Honda Accord finishes in the bottom half of the midsize car class. Though it boasts a spacious interior and a... Read More »

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is thrilling to drive, but it places near the back of our luxury sports car rankings because of... Read More »

2018 Infiniti Q50 Review

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 finishes in the bottom half of our luxury small car rankings. It handles well and offers powerful... Read More »

2016 Volvo S60 Review

The 2016 Volvo S60 offers peppy engines, good fuel economy, refined handling, and superb safety ratings. However, its... Read More »

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 »

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

The 2015 Mercedes S-Class ranks among the best super luxury cars. This flagship Mercedes has an elegant cabin, lots of... Read More »

2018 Infiniti QX60 Review

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

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The 2016 Range Rover Sport finishes in the bottom half of our luxury midsize SUV rankings. While it has great... Read More »

2015 Ford Fiesta Review

The 2015 Ford Fiesta ranks in the top third of the subcompact car class thanks to its stellar handling and... Read More »

2015 GMC Acadia Review

The 2015 GMC Acadia ranks in the top half of the midsize SUV class. The Acadia boasts a roomy, well-trimmed interior... Read More »

2015 Dodge Durango Review

The 2015 Dodge Durango ranks in the top third of the midsize SUV class. It has a potent engine lineup, composed driving... Read More »

2018 Audi Q7 Review

The 2018 Audi Q7 is one of the highest-ranked luxury midsize SUVs. It has great driving dynamics, strong engines, good... Read More »

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