Brandon Turkus

Automotive Editor

Brandon Turkus is’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.

Recent Contributions by Brandon

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus LC500

    October 16, 2017

    No one actually needs a grand tourer. There’s never a practical reason to buy one. But if you’re crossing continents, there are few vehicles that…

  • Our Take: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

    October 16, 2017

    The redesigned 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT makes landfall in the US not long after the car its based on, the European market i30, debuted across…

  • 2018 Ford Mustang Official Fuel Economy Numbers Released

    October 13, 2017

    While fuel prices remain low, the reality is that a vehicle's fuel economy still plays a key role in the buying process. That's as true…

  • 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Drops Manual Transmission

    October 12, 2017

    While manual transmissions become increasingly rare in mainstream cars, they're still reliably available in performance cars, especially in the $20,000 to $40,000 range, where enthusiasts…

  • Struggling with Chevy Equinox Inventory Amid Strike, GM Continues with Incentives

    October 11, 2017

    Compact crossovers are one of the biggest segments in today’s auto industry, and for General Motors, that means the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is one of…

  • CA Dumps $140M Into EV Rebates, But Could Take Months To Resume Sending Checks

    September 27, 2017

    After halting rebates for electrical vehicles due to a lack of funds in July, California’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, has signed a bill that will…

  • Our Take: 2018 Acura TLX

    September 21, 2017

    One of these days, Acura will figure out how to build a characterful, attractive, fun-to-drive sedan. That day is not today, as the 2018 Acura…

  • Our Take: 2018 Audi A4

    September 15, 2017

    There is no shortage of choice in the compact luxury sedan market. Germany continues to dominate, but Japan remains popular. The United States and Great…

  • Our Take: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

    September 13, 2017

    Between 2009 and 2014, the Hyundai Sonata was one of the most attractive mid-size sedans on the market. Introducing the Hyundai's groundbreaking “fluidic sculpture” design…

  • Our Take: 2018 Jeep Compass

    August 28, 2017

    After years as an automotive also-ran, the 2018 Jeep Compass has transformed into a stylish, well-equipped compact crossover SUV that slots in neatly between the…