Anthony Sophinos

Anthony Sophinos has been infatuated with cars for as long as he can remember, and that passion has fueled his journey from nerdy gearhead to professional writer and content creator who covers all things automotive. His byline has appeared at CarsDirect, New Car Test Drive, iSeeCars, and other online publications. To read more of his work, visit When he's not penning articles, you can find Anthony outside biking, hiking, or exploring New England in his Miata (in the summer, of course).

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Ford Mustang: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

Ford Mustang Alternatives

The Ford Mustang is America’s quintessential sporty coupe. It can be surprisingly affordable or prohibitively expensive. One thing is universal: its ability to bring smiles to drivers and passersby alike. But is it perfect? On many accounts, no. In its efforts to be all things to all people, the Mustang is…

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Cadillac Escalade: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

Cadillac Escalade Alternatives

The Cadillac Escalade is about as big and brash as they come: it stretches up to nearly 19 feet long, features 38 inches worth of screens, seats up to eight, and is decked out with all the frippery one expects of a six-figure luxury SUV. With its widespread appeal ranging from musicians to Hollywood stars…

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Best Commuter Cars [Ranked for 2022]

Best Commuter Car

Crossovers and SUVs may be in the limelight right now, but sedans are by no means down and out. In fact, they’ve gotten better than ever: between their performance, styling, and efficiency, the current crop of both mainstream and luxury four-doors are as well-rounded and sophisticated as they’ve ever…

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Toyota Tacoma vs Ford Ranger: Which Is the Better Midsize Truck?

Toyota Tacoma vs Ford Ranger

In some ways, this could be a David vs. Goliath matchup: the Toyota Tacoma - a long-standing favorite among midsize trucks and a perennial best-seller - versus the Ford Ranger, which in its current form was brought from overseas markets to do battle with the Japanese heavyweight. Yet Ford is no scrappy…

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Dodge Charger vs Challenger: What’s the Difference?

Dodge Charger vs Dodge Challenger

While the rest of the world starts to transition towards hybrid and electrified cars, Dodge is happily lost in its own world of honking V-8 engines, prodigious tire smoke, and old-school American muscle. The Charger and Challenger are the two models in their lineup that most effectively drown out the quiet…

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Best SUVs [Top Ranked Models]

Best SUVs

Commuting or vacationing, moving or remodeling, off-roading or mall-crawling - an SUV can handle it all. And with the proliferation of models encompassing all sizes and price points, there’s certainly a model out there that’s right for you. So how do we define an SUV? Traditionally, the term meant a…

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Best AWD Sports Cars [Top Ranked Models]

Best AWD Sport Cars

All-wheel drive, once a novelty, has come to nearly every class of car - from compact sedans to minivans to - you guessed it - sports cars. Among other benefits, all-wheel drive factory hot rods offer serious grip and all-season performance. For more performance, check out the benefits of nitrogen-filled…

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Kia Telluride vs Sorento: Which Is a Better Value?

Kia Telluride vs Kia Sorento

Kia has been on a winning streak lately, particularly with their SUVs. The big, three-row Telluride continues to earn heaps of praise from journalists thanks to its luxury aspirations and everyday price. The new Sorento tries to follow the same philosophy, down to the three rows of seating. So what’s the…

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Best Cheap Commuter Cars [Top Ranked Models]

Best Cheap Commuter Car

Even in this era of remote work, it's an inescapable reality that we have to travel on a frequent or daily basis. And when you trace that route every day, you want to do so in a car that is, above all, cheap to run. We looked at the market to find the best affordable…

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Best Comfortable Commuter Cars [Top Ranked Models]

Best Comfortable Commuter Car

Do you have a long slog to the office or worksite - and is your back reminding you of it every time you pull yourself out of your car? When you’re tired and just need to get to work or get home, you want a comfortable car. Luckily, most cars these days are pretty comfortable…

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