Joel Patel

Joel Patel

Joel is a dog lover, a foodie, and an automotive junkie. He’s usually tinkering away on one of his latest Craigslist finds or trying to find a new food spot on the weekends. His love for all things with an engine emerged at a young age, as he watched his father work on cars and has been obsessively chasing after them ever since. When not near a car or writing about one, he’s gaming, attending a baseball game, traveling, or watching a movie.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Midsize SUVs don’t have to be boring

Seating seven has never looked or felt as good as it does with the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Bringing more standard tech features to go along with a near luxurious look and a lively chassis, the CX-9 remains a strong option in the combative segment.
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2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback review

The 2019 Toyota Corolla appears at a time with many manufacturers are declaring the small car dead. Toyota clearly didn’t get the memo as they’ve released an all-new car to take on this moribund segment.
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2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate AWD Review

The refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson may be one of the more affordable compact SUVs on the market, but there are more safety features than before as standard, as well as a hint of luxury.
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2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review

With good looks and an athletic chassis, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one of the better looking and handling crossovers. Mazda’s baby CUV struggles as a daily driver, lacking the interior space, usability, and comfortable ride of its…
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium review

With enough tech to make villains jealous, the Volkswagen Jetta punches above its class as a forward-thinking sedan. Spacious, comfortable, and efficient, the Jetta is a refined offering. German refinement comes with a serious attitude.
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2019 Toyota Camry XLE V6 review

The Toyota Camry offers space for people and gear and it cruises effortlessly. These attributes once made sedans the king of the car market, but it's no longer enough. The tech matters, too. Luckily, the Camry has tricks up its sleeve.