John Goreham

John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. John's focus areas are technology, safety, and green vehicles. In the 1990s, he was part of an academic team that built a solar-electric vehicle from scratch. His was the role of the battery thermal control designer. After earning his engineering degree, John also completed a marketing program at Northeastern University. For 20 years, he applied his engineering and sales talents in the worlds of semiconductor manufacturing, biopharmaceutical production, and automotive electronics supply chain. Always a writer,  John has published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer. In addition to online publications such as Car Talk, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers, and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites.

Posts by: John Goreham

Toyota Prius: Top Alternatives for 2024

Toyota Prius Alternatives

The Toyota Prius is the de facto hybrid car standard for the world. In its third decade of sales, the Prius is still a formidable competitor. However, as the automotive landscape evolves with more electric and hybrid options, consumers looking for alternatives to the Prius have a variety of choices in 2024.…

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Chevy Bolt & Bolt EUV: Top Alternatives for 2024

Chevrolet Bolt EUV Alternatives

Considering the Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV's limited interior space and unique design, we examine alternatives that offer extended warranties, more room, and varied aesthetics. We'll compare top contenders like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Volkswagen ID.4, highlighting their strengths for those considering their…

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Volkswagen Jetta: Top Alternatives for 2024

Volkswagen Jetta Alternatives

We’ve driven Jetta base model sedans that were among the most satisfying to drive of any small car we’ve tested. VW is unmatched in its ability to create an affordable car that feels like it was stolen off a pricier assembly line. Here is our list of alternatives to the Volkswagen Jetta. Read about how…

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Most Reliable SUVs [Winners in Each Segment]

Most Reliable Overall SUVs

After much research, our expert editors have found that one brand or manufacturer doesn’t dominate in the SUV reliability arena. Rather than pigeonholing ourselves to one overall winner, we’ve broken our six picks into size breakdowns to help you find the perfect SUV for your needs. Check out our full…

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Top Alternatives for 2024

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Alternatives

In the competitive hybrid SUV market, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid stands out for its efficiency and reliability. Yet, the 2024 model year brings several strong contenders from Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia, each offering unique features and benefits. Let's dive into the top alternatives to the RAV4 Hybrid,…

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Most Reliable Subcompact SUVs [Top Ranked Models]

Most Reliable Subcompact SUV

Subcompact SUVs are often a recent college grad’s commuter vehicle. When your paid vacation is five or ten days per year, you certainly don’t want to spend any of them taking your car in for repairs. Reliability plays a big role in determining our list of the best SUVs. Small SUVs are also great family…

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Toyota Corolla vs Camry: Which Is Right for You?

Toyota Corolla vs Camry

In this comparison, we delve into the specifics of Toyota's leading sedans: the compact Corolla and the midsize Camry. Both vehicles are celebrated for their reliability, safety, and value, but they cater to different preferences and needs. Choose the Toyota Corolla if you seek an affordable, efficient, and…

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Subaru WRX: Top Alternatives for 2024

Subaru WRX Alternatives New

The Subaru WRX transformed the enthusiast car market upon its release in the United States, offering young people with moderate incomes the chance to not only dream about but also purchase a fast, all-wheel-drive sports sedan. Like the Outback, the WRX helped Subaru attract new customers. Subaru now has the…

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Kia Telluride: Top Alternatives for 2024

Kia Telluride Alternatives

If an auto expert suggested ten years ago that Kia would reset the bar for the three-row SUV segment, it would have elicited more than a few laughs. Kia’s progress was steady in small quirky vehicles, but it hadn’t had a breakout hit with large vehicles. Yet. Kia did reset the bar, and the Telluride…

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Subaru Forester: Top Competitors & Alternatives for 2024

Subaru Forester Alternatives New

The Subaru Forester is a leading compact two-row crossover in America, especially in cold-weather markets where it often becomes the top-selling vehicle of its category. Besides offering best-in-class visibility and standard all-wheel drive like all Subaru crossovers, the Forester provides additional…

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