Matt Harper

Automotive Editor

A lifelong automobile enthusiast and writer, Matt has reviewed hundreds of new car models, from economy rides to luxury roadsters. He knows what matters most to buyers, and guides them through the decision process as if they were spending his own money.

Recent Contributions by Matt

  • 2016 Buick Verano YMM Overview

    The poster car for luxury on a budget, the Verano promises greater refinement and comfort than the rest of the compact class. The Verano succeeds well enough in its

  • 2016 Ford Expedition YMM Overview

    While smaller SUVs have been all but replaced by car-based crossovers, the biggest of the breed are still very much alive. Full-size rigs like the Expedition are simply too

  • 2016 RAM 3500 YMM Overview

    The beastliest RAM you can buy, the 3500 is designed for that slice of buyers who need maximum grunt from a pickup. Sure, you can dress it up into

  • 2016 Jeep Patriot YMM Overview

    The Patriot keeps fooling us by bouncing back year after after. But we can now say with certainty that 2016 will be the last outing for the compact crossover,

  • 2016 Jeep Compass YMM Overview

    One of four compact crossovers available from Jeep, the Compass distinguishes itself with a bargain price and the ability to leave the road when the mood strikes. If that

  • 2016 Chevrolet Suburban YMM Overview

    Fresh from last year's successful redesign, Chevrolet's largest SUV bounces back with only details changes. As always, the Suburban caters to drivers who need space and capability on a

  • 2016 Chevrolet Impala YMM Overview

    Today's Impala delivers what you expect in a full-size American car: abundant passenger room, a stress-free ride, and overall running smoothness. What sets the current model apart from its

  • GMC Canyon vs. Toyota Tacoma

    Aug 25, 2015

    The original GMC Canyon, last offered in 2012, didn't quite measure up to benchmark midsize pickups like the Toyota Tacoma. But the GMC returns in all-new form this year for

  • Our Take: 2016 GMC Terrain

    GMC's strong-selling compact crossover continues to woo buyers with rugged good looks and strong family values. This year's updates ensure the Terrain stays fit to battle in this hotly

  • Our Take: 2016 FIAT 500X

    Fiat's first legitimate crossover, the compact 500X adds a touch of ruggedness and some much-needed utility to a lineup otherwise populated by charming anti-cars. It's the most mainstream Fiat