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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Cadillac Escalade: Top Alternatives for 2023

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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Toyota C-HR vs Honda HR-V: Which Is a Better Value?

Toyota C-HR vs Honda HR-V

Toyota and Honda have been going at it nearly as long as Ford and Chevrolet. The rivalry is not so much about sports cars, though. Instead, these two heavyweights throw down in the commuter-car arena. The most affordable match-up? The Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V. We just had to test each vehicle for…

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Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride: Which Is the Better SUV?

Hyundai Palisade vs Kia Telluride

Two of the hottest three-row SUVs on the market right now are built by Hyundai and Kia - and they share far more than their parent companies may care to let on. But are the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride mere exercises in badge engineering? We decided to test both vehicles to see for ourselves.…

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Honda HR-V vs CR-V: Which Crossover Is the Best?


Small crossovers rule supreme these days, to the extent they have been fragmented into various specific size classes and price ranges. Case in point: the Honda HR-V and CR-V. The CR-V name is likely a familiar one. At the time of its release, it was an automotive pioneer feeling out the viability of a…

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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 Trucks [Ranked for 2023]

Best Trucks

Pickup trucks are among the hottest, most competitive segments in the business. The relentless one-upmanship among brands has set the bar higher than ever, and buyers now expect workhorses that are equal parts capable, comfortable, and versatile. So which trucks are the cream of the crop? And which are best…

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Ford Mustang: Top Alternatives for 2023

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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Best Commuter Cars [Ranked for 2023]

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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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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