Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide is a freelance writer from Portland, Oregon. Jeff covers new cars, motor sports, and technical topics for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. Additionally, Jeff is the author of eight published books on automotive topics, including photo histories of Portland International Raceway and Portland Speedway. His current automotive passion is divided between his 1976 Mini Cooper and his 1920 Model T Ford. His daily driver is a Mazda Miata, because duh.

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Nissan's value-packed Kicks is small enough to be nimble, and big enough to be usable

The 2019 Nissan Kicks is among the best of the new crop of subcompact crossovers. Call it a hatchback for the next generation, because that’s really what it is. All the reasons that Gen-Xers loved their hatchbacks are still here in the…
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Range Rover’s all-new Evoque gets a big upgrade without losing its soul

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has been redesigned from a clean sheet of paper. A new chassis, a new tech-packed interior, and a new mild hybrid drivetrain make the compact Evoque even more of a Range Rover than it was before.
Cars

There’s finally a way to retrofit your old car with modern crash-avoidance tech

New cars routinely come with a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) designed to prevent or mitigate collisions. Several companies offer products designed to retrofit ADAS to older commercial and personal vehicles.
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By adding features, tech, and all-wheel drive, Mazda puts the 3 in a class of one

Since its introduction in 2003, Mazda’s compact Mazda3 has been a mainstay of the brand’s driver-oriented strategy. Mazda now plans to move upmarket, and the all-new 2019 Mazda3 offers some clues about how that’s going to work.
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The Nissan Rogue is smart, handsome, and practical. What’s not to love?

Year after year, Nissan’s Rogue compact crossover is a consistent best-seller, outpacing Honda’s CR-V, and even Toyota’s mighty RAV4. We looked for the reasons why people love the 2019 Nissan Rogue, and found them.
Cars

Road Rave: Taking the guesswork out of public EV charging stations

Public EV charging stations are in their wild west phase: there are many different companies, variable charging speeds, and different formats. Chargeway wants to make it all easy, and put every charging station on a free app. It just might…