Anthony Sophinos

Automotive Editor

A lover of all things automotive, Anthony has been writing about cars in one way or another since high school. Besides his CarsDirect work, he also dabbles in fiction and travel writing. When he's not putting pen to paper, you can probably find him roaming a junkyard or driving his Mazda Miata.

Recent Contributions by Anthony

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2022 Kia Carnival

    2022 Kia Carnival Review

    April 28, 2021

    What's in a name? The Kia Sedona was a minivan mainstay for years. As the minivan market fragmented into expensive and posh or cheap and…

  • 2022 Land Rover Defender Overview

    April 23, 2021

    What's New Almost two years in and we still have a hard time believing the Defender has been reborn. This icon, unavailable on American shores…

  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Overview

    April 20, 2021

    What's New Cynics will see the Jetta GLI as just another trim level of the Jetta sedan, but Volkswagen gives it enough of a reworking…

  • 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Overview

    April 20, 2021

    What's New The Rogue Sport is Nissan's middle ground, a five-seat crossover SUV that has more room than the city-sized Kicks but not as unwieldy…

  • 2021 Ford Transit Connect Overview

    April 1, 2021

    What's New Cargo vans that measure anything less than full-size are in short supply these days. If you're put off by the big vans, one…

  • 2021 Chrysler Voyager Overview

    March 31, 2021

    What's New In its second year on the market, the Chrysler Voyager adds automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning to its optional SafetyTec driver-assist bundle.…

  • 2021 Nissan Kicks Overview

    March 31, 2021

    What's New For 2021, the Nissan Kicks gets a mild mid-cycle refresh that brings standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the base model, more…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2021 Jeep Gladiator

    2021 Jeep Gladiator Review

    March 31, 2021

    Wrangler style, pickup capabilities, Jeep cool. For a long time, midsize trucks weren't hip. Before the first factory-built Toyota Tacoma TRDs or Chevrolet Colorado ZR2s,…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2021 Kia Rio

    2021 Kia Rio Review

    March 25, 2021

    Anodyne decency. Small cars don't get much more generic than the Kia Rio. It doesn't matter whether you're looking at it, sitting in it, or…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

    2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

    March 25, 2021

    VW's big deal. It feels like forever ago now, but we'd all be remiss to forget the infamous Dieselgate scandal that rocked Volkswagen back in…

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