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About Jeffrey N. Ross


Jeffrey N. Ross has been an automotive writer for more than a decade. A true enthusiast, he spent his childhood playing with Matchbox cars, bloodied his knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic, and now reviews the latest models. So he's spent most of his life in, around, or under vehicles. Jeffrey has a passion for anything with an engine (or electric motor), and has just as much fun carving corners on a race track as he does off-roading. 



Recent articles


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Critical Maintenance: What Your Tow Vehicle Needs

Learn about the critical maintenance checks every towing vehicle needs before hitting the highway. 

Oct 14, 2020


Exterior view of one of the best trucks for towing fifth wheels

Top Five: Trucks for Towing Fifth Wheels

If you want to stand out from the crowd, these appearance packages from popular automakers are just the ticket.

Oct 13, 2020


Exterior view of one of the best cars for towing travel trailers

Top Five: Cars for Towing Travel Trailers

Enjoy the top five cars for towing small travel trailers, perfect for a short vacation or a long haul drive.

Oct 13, 2020


Exterior view of one of the best cars for towing travel trailers

Six Pack to Go: Six Great Cars for Flat Towing

Find great cars that can tow a flat trailer, everything from the Honda Accord to the surprising Nissan 370Z.

Oct 13, 2020


Exterior view of one of the coolest appearance packages

Coolest Appearance Packages

If you want to stand out from the crowd, these appearance packages from popular automakers are just the ticket.

Jun 29, 2019


Recent test drive reviews


Exterior view of the 2020 BMW M340i

2020 BMW M340i Review

Take a performance-tuned chassis, a sporty and tech-filled interior, and a competition coupe flavor and what do you have? The BMW M340i, which isn't all-new for 2020, but does offer some sporty trim packages.

Derek Shiekhi | Sep 16, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

Toyota rolled out yet another fuel-efficient vehicle, and its latest addition to the party is the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Sep 17, 2019


See the body of the 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAD

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAD Review

Range Rover introduces its new sub-brand, Velar, a performance-leaning line of crossovers for automotive enthusiasts.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 17, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Toyota Avalon Limited

2020 Toyota Avalon Limited Review

Toyota may not be a luxury car line, but the Toyota Avalon Limited trim takes its four-door offering to the next level.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 12, 2019


See the exterior of the 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade Review

The all-new Sienna offers a stylish package for families looking to move beyond the "soccer mom" vibe of yore.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 12, 2019


See the exterior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review

With bold looks and a naturally aspirated and powerful V6 engine, the 2019 Toyota Camry XSE is most impressive.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Apr 15, 2019


See the exterior of the 2020 Toyota Tundra Limited CrewMax 4x4

2020 Toyota Tundra Limited CrewMax 4x4 Review

Take the 2020 Toyota Tundra Limited CrewMax 4x4 off the road to see what it's really made of.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Apr 15, 2019


See the exterior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review

Check out the upgrades offered to off-road enthusiasts in the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 21, 2019


See the body of the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Review

Just as Fiat and Maserati have done in recent years, BMW is slowly rebuilding its lineup here in the U.S. After a 20-year absence, BMW made its triumphant return in 2014 with the 4C, which was quickly followed up by the topless 4C Spider.

Mike Musto | Oct 29, 2019


See the body of the 2019 Acura NSX

2019 Acura NSX Review

Find your local AutoNation dealership to grab factory off-road race trucks (Ford F-150 Raptor), factory drag racers (Dodge Challenger 1320) and even factory road-racing cars, like the 2019 Acura NSX.

Derek Shiekhi | Nov 04, 2019


Exterior view of the 2020 Hyundai Venue

2020 Hyundai Venue Review

Where the new Venue really looks the most promising is in its market versatility, where it further blurs the lines between hatchbacks like the Kia Soul and crossovers like the Nissan Kicks. 

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 21, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Hyundai Venue

2020 Hyundai Sonata Review

It was clear that tech played an important role in the launch of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 21, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

See what the fuss is all about in Volkswagen's mid-size crossover,  the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 28, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Lexus RC F

2020 Lexus RC F Review

Lexus refreshed the RC F for 2020 and packed a muscle-car classic with a peppy V-8 engine.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 26, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus ES 300h Review

If you're missing the days of a good, old-fashioned highway cruiser, then the 2020 Lexus ES 300h is the car for you.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 26, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Lexus LX 570

2020 Lexus LX 570 Review

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 combines off-road capability with the luxury expected of a Lexus.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 25, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Review

All new for the 2020 model year, Chevrolet's heavy-duty Silverado lineup is bigger, stronger, and bolder than its predecessor.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 20, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line

2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Review

Cars like the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line exist to show that life isn't always better with added ground clearance.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 19, 2020


See the exterior of the  2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited

2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited Review

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited offers 3rd row seating and luxurious interiors to compete with the biggest names on the market.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Aug 19, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review

Performance upgrades abound in the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, making the next great adventure just a drive away.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 22, 2019


See the body of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse High Country AWD

2020 Chevrolet Traverse High Country AWD Review

Discover how the Chevrolet Traverse High Country AWD trim pampers its occupants with luxury interiors and top-of-the-line features.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Aug 18, 2019


See the exterior of the 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAD

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAD Review

Range Rover introduces its new sub-brand, Velar, a performance-leaning line of crossovers for automotive enthusiasts.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 17, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate Review

The 2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate brings attitude and agility to the crowded crossover segment.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Aug 11, 2020


Exterior view of the 2019 Lexus LC 500

2019 Lexus LC 500 Review

A production run of just 500 units meant the 2019 Lexus LC 500 cars were quickly tucked away by collectors.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Apr 21, 2020


Exterior view of the 2019 Lexus LS 500

2019 Lexus LS 500 Review

Within the span of a year, Lexus completely redesigned its original sedan offerings. See how the 2019 Lexus LS 500 F Sport fared against the competition in the luxury sedan segment.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Arp 20, 2020


See the exterior of the 2019 Lexus UX 250h Review

2019 Lexus UX 250h Review

Before you go thinking that small size and affordable price means a sacrifice in luxury, give the Lexus UX a chance.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Apr 20, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX Review

The 2020 Acura RDX carries over unchanged for the 2020 model year. To get a closer look at Acura's compact CUV, we spent a week with the 2020 Acura RDX decked out with the stylish and sporty A-Spec package.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Apr 15, 2019


See the exterior of the 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAD

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAD Review

Lexus surprised us with an all-new model for a segment it has never competed in - meet the Lexus NX.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Apr 11, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Review

Camarao trim levels offer a distinctive look, but it was the SS that was criticized the most. Chevrolet updated this car after just one model year, and that's what we got to test out with this 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Jeffery N. Ross | Feb 22, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Review

The 2020 Honda Civic Sport Touring delivers features not available on the sport compact.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Feb 02, 2020


Exterior view of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review

Hyundai launched its hybrid hatchback for the 2017 model year, and the lineup has since grown to include the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and Ioniq Electric.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Jan 08, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland

2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland Review

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland takes on the scenic routes offered at the 2019 Jeep Beach Jam in Panama City, FL.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Nov 4, 2019


See the exterior of the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Review

We say our final farewell to this beloved car with a week in the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition SE.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 31, 2019


See the exterior of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Review

For the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, that was accomplished with the all-new Rock Creek Edition combining a more rugged appearance with trendy blacked-out exterior styling.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 29, 2019


See the exterior of the 2019 Nissan Rogue SL FWD

2019 Nissan Rogue SL FWD Review

The current Nissan Rogue continues to keep pace with the best of the compact crossover segment such as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 25, 2019


See the exterior of the 2019 GMC Terrain Denali

2019 GMC Terrain Denali Review

The Denali aims to capture the hearts and minds of customers looking for a luxury crossover SUV. Did they succeed? Find out in this review.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 24, 2019


See the exterior of the 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V Review

The Honda CR-V just celebrated its 20th birthday last year with a ground-up redesign, with an all-new fifth-generation Honda CR-V released for the 2018 model year.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Oct 24, 2019


See the exterior of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line

2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line Review

Compared to a lot of the three-row crossovers out there, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is its more rugged, SUV-like exterior styling.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 24, 2019


See the body of the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST is a full-size SUV that paints a pretty picture into its Rally Sport Truck trim.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Oct 22, 2019


See the body of the 2020 Toyota CH-R

2020 Toyota CH-R Review

Toyota continues to make changes to its entry-level crossover, by expanding on the model lineup in 2019, and refreshing the exterior design for 2020.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Oct 21, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4 Review

The new RAV4 is bigger, roomier, and more stylish than its predecessors, and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is also more efficient.

Jeffrey N. Ross  | Oct 21, 2020


See the body of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Review

A competitor to the F-150, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a powertrain that is sure to beat the Ford truck to the punch.

Jeffrey N. Ross | Oct 21, 2019

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