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.

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 »

2020 Porsche Taycan Review

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

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Review

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric ranks in the bottom half of the hybrid and electric SUV class. The Kona boasts peppy... Read More »

2019 Buick Envision Review

The 2019 Buick Envision has a good predicted reliability rating, a roomy interior, and easy-to-use features, but it... Read More »

2016 Tesla Model S Review

The Tesla Model S ranks very high in the luxury large car class, thanks to its refined handling, roomy interior, and... Read More »

2016 Kia Soul Review

The 2016 Kia Soul ranks near the top of the very competitive 2016 compact car class. The Soul has roomy seating and... Read More »

2017 Tesla Model S Review

The Tesla Model S ranks highly among luxury hybrid and electric cars. This classy all-electric vehicle has a long... Read More »

2013 Chevrolet Volt Review

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt delivers confident acceleration and a longer all-electric driving range than most plug-in... Read More »

2019 Jaguar F-Type Review

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type ranks in the lower third of the luxury sports car class. It has zesty driving dynamics, a posh... Read More »

2020 Audi A4 Allroad Review

The 2020 Audi Allroad ranks near the top of the wagon class. It has a spacious, high-end interior, a great safety... Read More »

2020 FIAT 124 Spider Review

The 2020 Fiat 124 Spider ranks near the bottom of the sports car class. It has a luxe interior and balanced... Read More »

2021 Toyota Supra Review

The 2021 Toyota GR Supra ranks in the middle of the competitive luxury sports car class. It offers rewarding handling... Read More »

2019 Cadillac XTS Review

The 2019 Cadillac XTS ranks in the bottom half of the luxury large car class. The XTS boasts a roomy interior, a silky... Read More »

2019 Mercedes-Benz GT Review

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT ranks near the top of the luxury sports car class. The GT boasts lithe handling, sizzling... Read More »

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Review

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE ranks near the top of the luxury midsize SUV class thanks to its strong engine performance... Read More »

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranks in the middle of the luxury midsize car class. It offers composed handling, strong... Read More »

2019 Volvo XC90 Review

The 2019 Volvo XC90 offers an excellent safety score, lots of standard features, an airy and elegant interior, and... Read More »

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 ranks in the middle of the full-size pickup truck class. The Sierra offers strong engine... Read More »

2019 BMW 5-Series Review

The 2019 BMW 5 Series ranks at the top of the luxury midsize car class thanks to its refined handling, lineup of zesty... Read More »

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ranks in the upper half of the full-size pickup truck class. It offers refined... Read More »

2019 Nissan Maxima Review

The 2019 Nissan Maxima has a great safety score, peppy engine performance, and user-friendly tech features, but its... Read More »

2019 Volvo S60 Review

The 2019 Volvo S60 ranks in the middle third of the luxury small car class. The S60 offers balanced handling, lively... Read More »

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen ranks near the top of the wagon class. The SportWagen has composed handling, good... Read More »

2019 Jaguar F-Pace Review

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace ranks in the top third of the luxury compact SUV class. It offers punchy engines, athletic... Read More »

2019 Jaguar E-Pace Review

The Jaguar E-Pace ranks in the top half of the luxury subcompact SUV class. The E-Pace has solid engine performance... Read More »

2019 Maserati Levante Review

The 2019 Maserati Levante ranks near the back of the luxury midsize SUV class. The Levante offers powerful engine... Read More »

2019 Nissan Frontier Review

The 2019 Nissan Frontier ranks at the back of the compact pickup truck class. It has a cheap and cramped interior, a... Read More »

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA ranks toward the back of the luxury subcompact SUV class. It offers a good predicted... Read More »

2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

The 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid ranks in the top third of the hybrid and electric car class, thanks to its balanced ride and... Read More »

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid ranks near the top of the hybrid and electric car class. It has good safety and predicted... Read More »

2019 Porsche 911 Review

The 2019 Porsche 911 ranks near the top of the luxury sports car class. The 911 has balanced handling, strong engine... Read More »

2019 Lexus LX Review

The 2019 Lexus LX ranks in the bottom half of the luxury large SUV class. The LX boasts a quality interior, many... Read More »

2019 Infiniti QX80 Review

The 2019 Infiniti QX80 has muscular engine performance and composed handling, but it ranks at the back of the luxury... Read More »

Best Three-Row SUVs of 2020

SUVs have soared in popularity over the last decade, and it’s easy to see why. Today’s sport utility vehicles are... Read More »

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