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Joel Patel

I started covering the automotive industry while attending George Mason University. Since then, my work has been featured on Autoblog, Autoweek, Digital Trends, Carfax, CarsDirect, U.S. News & World Report and more. I have a soft spot for convertibles and wagons, especially those that can fit all of my pit bull's belongings. Beyond covering cars, I enjoy trying local beer, finding new places to eat and watching movies. I currently reside in Baltimore and am a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Work Truck With a Regular Cab

Should You Buy a Work Truck?

If you’re in the market for a pickup truck but you’re turned off by the high-priced options, you might want to consider a work truck.

2021 Ford Bronco SYNC 4

2021 Car Infotainment System Guide

Car infotainment systems have come a long way in recent years, with larger screens, more features, and smart assistants. Here’s how the best affordable and luxury brands’ interfaces compare.

Audi RS6 Avant

Best Luxury Station Wagons in 2021

Is there an automotive unicorn quite as fascinating as the luxury station wagon? Sourced entirely from companies in Europe (where wagons are more popular), these cars are built for American luxury shoppers who want to stand out from the crowd, and want luxury-SUV space with luxury-sedan performance.

2020 Subaru WRX / Photo Credit: Subaru

14 Best AWD Sedans in 2021

The Best AWD Cars in 2021 If you live somewhere with frequent inclement weather, all-wheel drive (AWD) can provide an extra sense of security and…