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

  • Hertz Orders 100,000 Teslas

    October 26, 2021

    Over a year ago, Hertz filed for bankruptcy right as the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a halt and resulted in millions of Americans losing…

  • 2022 GMC Sierra Getting Ultra-Lux Denali Ultimate Trim

    October 22, 2021

    Pickup trucks aren’t the heavy-duty work vehicles they once were. Instead, they’re nearly as upscale and high-tech as luxury vehicles. While the GMC Sierra 1500…

  • Magnesium Shortage Could Impact Car Production

    October 22, 2021

    First, it was the COVID-19 pandemic, then it was the semiconductor shortage. Together, these two things have turned the automotive industry on its head and…

  • Ford Maverick Hybrid Deliveries Delayed To 2022

    October 22, 2021

    Pickup trucks have become too big and too capable for the majority of shoppers. Even midsize trucks, which were once considered compacts, have grown to…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2022 Cadillac XT5

    2022 Cadillac XT5 Review

    October 22, 2021

    Aging design. On paper, five years may not seem like a lot of time. In the insanely competitive compact luxury segment, that’s an eternity. Against…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2022 Toyota Sienna

    2022 Toyota Sienna Review

    October 22, 2021

    Wide lineup. Minivans are known for being highly flexible vehicles, but the 2022 Toyota Sienna’s lineup showcases just how versatile it is. The entry-level LE…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2022 Honda CR-V

    2022 Honda CR-V Review

    October 22, 2021

    Voluminous cabin. Vehicles continue to grow in size, but the 2022 Honda CR-V continues to be one of the more spacious options in the segment.…

  • 2022 Honda Civic Si Makes Less Power Than Before

    October 20, 2021

    There aren’t many affordable performance cars on the market anymore, but Honda’s looking to keep the segment alive with the 2022 Civic Si. As one…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2022 Hyundai Accent

    2022 Hyundai Accent Review

    October 20, 2021

    Great value. The rise of SUVs has resulted in the disappearance of a lot of subcompact cars. Luckily, Hyundai continues to sell the 2022 Accent,…

  • Toyota Spending Billions To Build EV Batteries In U.S.

    October 19, 2021

    After betting on hydrogen and then stating that hybrids were the way forward, Toyota has changed its tune. Toyota just announced that it’s investing $3.4…

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