Joel Patel

Automotive Editor

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Recent Contributions by Joel

  • Ford F-150 Electric To Be Cheaper To Own Than Gasoline Version

    September 18, 2020

    The Ford F-150 Electric has to be one of the most important vehicles from the brand in its nearly 117-year history. Ford has been slow…

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Overview

    September 17, 2020

    What's New The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is all-new for the model year. It’s good timing, as more competitors have joined the segment. The GLA is…

  • 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Receives Multi-Flex Tailgate

    September 17, 2020

    One of the more innovative features found on the GMC Sierra 1500 when it arrived as an all-new model in 2019 was its MultiPro tailgate.…

  • Kia To Offer 7 New Electric Vehicles By 2027

    September 17, 2020

    While Hyundai is set to launch a new IONIQ brand for its electric vehicles, Kia also has some major plans for its electric future. Kia…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2021 Subaru Ascent

    2021 Subaru Ascent Review

    September 16, 2020

    Safety for all. The Subaru Ascent was already one of the safest midsize crossover SUVs in the class, but the 2021 model ups the ante…

  • Nissan Z Proto Shows Off Retro Design, Twin-Turbo V6

    September 16, 2020

    Nissan finally revealed the upcoming replacement for the aging 370Z sports car in concept form with the Z Proto. Nissan claims the Z Proto is…

  • 2021 Hyundai Venue Drops Manual Transmission

    September 16, 2020

    The number of available SUVs on the market with a manual transmission just shrunk by one. Hyundai’s dropping the standard six-speed manual transmission in the…

  • 2021 BMW X3 Overview

    September 15, 2020

    What's New The 2021 BMW X3 adds Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, and more active safety features for the new model year. The plug-in hybrid…

  • 2021 Lexus RX Overview

    September 15, 2020

    What's New Not much changes for the 2021 Lexus RX following last year’s refresh. It now comes with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and power-folding…

  • 2021 Ford Ranger Gains Off-Road Tremor Package

    September 15, 2020

    While U.S. consumers are still waiting for Ford to come out with a Ranger Raptor, which is reportedly in the works, the American automaker continues…

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