John Goreham

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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.

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Most Fuel Efficient SUVs [Gas, Hybrid, & Electric Picks]

Most Fuel Efficient SUV

For many decades a big downside for SUVs was fuel efficiency. The great news for today’s shoppers is that SUVs now come in very fuel-efficient versions. Automakers use a wide variety of technologies to improve SUV efficiency. Transmission technology and hybrid-electric technology were the two prime movers…

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Volkswagen Jetta: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

Volkswagen Jetta Alternatives

Over seven generations, Volkswagen has sold 18 million Jettas. Nobody sells that many cars by making ones people don’t find rewarding. 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…

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Best SUVs By Size [Ranked for 2022]

Best SUV by Size

SUVs range in size, style, and type, from the diminutive Nissan Kicks to the leviathan Chevrolet Suburban. Within each of the size segments, some rise to the top of the class. Each size segment may have buyer priorities that differ somewhat, but everyone wants certain things regardless of size. These include…

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Toyota 4Runner: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

Toyota 4Runner Alternatives

The Toyota 4Runner is a much-loved five or seven-passenger SUV. The rugged 4Runner has built a solid reputation for reliability, durability, and quality. The 4Runner can be a family vehicle or an overlander. The 4Runner really occupies two segments. First, it competes with vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler.…

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Toyota Prius: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

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. Toyota has a plug-in hybrid-electric trim called the Prime, as well as all-wheel drive trims for the snowbelt buyers. Here, we'll highlight some of the best…

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Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

Jeep Wrangler Alternatives

Those looking for off-road adventure, or an all-weather SUV that can do it all, should really start with the Wrangler line. The Wrangler line is so good and has evolved to such a degree that it is hard to find fault with the modern Jeep. So, unlike some of our other lists, this one is…

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Kia Telluride: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

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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Best Small Commuter Cars [Ranked for 2022]

Best Small Commuter Cars

An unreliable and uncomfortable car can make the daily commute even more frustrating, especially with a bulky car that's hard to maneuver. The truth is, smaller more compact commuter cars are a bit easier to manage in many traffic situations. You can alleviate some of the stress from commuting by having a…

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Subaru WRX: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

Subaru WRX Alternatives

The Subaru WRX revolutionized the enthusiast market when it dropped in the United States. Suddenly, young people earning moderate wages had a quick, all-wheel-drive sports sedan that they could not just aspire to but own. The WRX introduced Subaru to new buyers just as its other models like the Outback did.…

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Tesla Model Y: Top Alternatives for 2021/2022

The Model Y crossover shares a lot of what makes the Tesla Model 3 a great sedan, and buyers have rewarded Tesla with a strong demand for this vehicle. The Model Y offers incredible performance, ample space for five, and optional room for seven. In addition to a range of more than 300 miles between…

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