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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. 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 »

Zach Doell Jan. 22, 2020

2020 Toyota Avalon Review

The 2020 Toyota Avalon ranks in the middle ofthe large car class. It has pleasant driving dynamics, a spacious and luxe... Read More »

Zach Doell Jan. 22, 2020

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 Jan. 17, 2020

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 »

Zach Doell Jan. 17, 2020

2020 Dodge Charger Review

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

Zach Doell Jan. 17, 2020

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder ranks in the bottom half of the competitive midsize SUV class. The Pathfinder has a peppy V... Read More »

Zach Doell Jan. 9, 2020

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

Mercedes-Benz has deals this January on most of the cars and SUVs in its lineup. The majority of these deals are... Read More »

Zach Doell Jan. 8, 2020

Jeep Deals: Buy or Lease a Jeep

Jeep is cruising into the new year with deals on its entire lineup of SUVs and pickup trucks. Jeep deals this January... Read More »

Zach Doell Jan. 6, 2020

2020 BMW X4 Review

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

Zach Doell Jan. 6, 2020

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 »

Zach Doell Jan. 6, 2020

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 »

Zach Doell Dec. 24, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Dec. 18, 2019

2020 Infiniti Q50 Review

The 2020 Infiniti Q50 has powerful engines, refined handling, and plenty of seating space. It ranks in the middle of... Read More »

Zach Doell Dec. 17, 2019

2020 Toyota C-HR Review

The Toyota C-HR has a good predicted reliability rating, poised handling, and user-friendly tech features, but it ranks... Read More »

Zach Doell Dec. 12, 2019

2020 Audi Q8 Review

The 2020 Audi Q8 ranks in the upper half of the luxury midsize SUV class. The Q8 has a lovely and spacious interior... Read More »

Zach Doell Dec. 11, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Dec. 10, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Dec. 3, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Dec. 3, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Nov. 26, 2019

Best V6 Vehicles You Can Buy

The V6 engine is somewhat of a dying breed in today’s cars. Automakers are steadily moving toward smaller four-cylinder... Read More »

Zach Doell Nov. 25, 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 Nov. 25, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Nov. 25, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Nov. 22, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Nov. 15, 2019

2020 Volvo S90 Review

The Volvo S90 ranks in the middle of the luxury midsize car class. It features a high-end and roomy cabin, excellent... Read More »

Zach Doell Nov. 11, 2019

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 »

Zach Doell Nov. 6, 2019

2020 FIAT 124 Spider Review

The 2020 Fiat 124 Spider ranks in the middle of the sports car class. It has luxe materials, sporty handling, and a... Read More »

Zach Doell Nov. 1, 2019

2013 BMW X3 Review

The BMW X3 ranks near the top of its class, due in part to its great safety ratings, pleasant ride and handling, and... Read More »

Zach Doell Oct. 23, 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

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

Mercedes-Benz has deals this January on most of the cars and SUVs in its lineup. The majority of these deals are... Read More »

Zach Doell Jan. 8, 2020

Jeep Deals: Buy or Lease a Jeep

Jeep is cruising into the new year with deals on its entire lineup of SUVs and pickup trucks. Jeep deals this January... Read More »

Zach Doell Jan. 6, 2020

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