Ever since their introduction, automobiles have revolutionized transportation as we know it, rapidly evolving into the advanced vehicles of all shapes and sizes we see today. Whether you view these machines as simple modes of transport from point A to point B, work partners to haul what you need, or even escapes into remote landscapes, they add freedom to our lives. That’s why the Popular Mechanics automotive test team has been hard at work putting cars, trucks, electric vehicles, and automotive accessories through their paces to point you to the best.
We’ve driven hundreds of miles around some of the country’s best roads, trails, and race tracks. Whether that’s howling through the off-road short course at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park here in Pennsylvania or clambering into some of the technical corners at Utah Motorsports Campus, we’ve given each vehicle a proper workout. And the ones that remain below have proven worthy of being called automotive excellence.
Matt Crisara is a native Austinite who has an unbridled passion for cars and motorsports, both foreign and domestic, and as the Autos Editor for Popular Mechanics, he writes the majority of automotive coverage across digital and print. He was previously a contributing writer for Motor1 following internships at Circuit Of The Americas F1 Track and Speed City, an Austin radio broadcaster focused on the world of motor racing. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona School of Journalism, where he raced mountain bikes with the University Club Team. When he isn’t working, he enjoys sim-racing, FPV drones, and the great outdoors.
Will is the deputy editor for gear, leading product coverage for Popular Mechanics.