#276, John Vincent, U.S. News & World Report, talks Best Cars, Brands, LA Auto Show

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John Vincent is the Senior Editor and Correspondent/Vehicle Testing on the Autos team at U.S. News & World Report. With more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Vincent knows new cars, manufacturers and trends in the industry.

The former long-time newspaper reporter is our guest this week on The Weekly Driver Podcast.

Honda was recently named of the best brand for 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report
Honda was recently named one of the best brands for 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report. Image © James Raia/2023.

Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia talk with Vincent about his publication’s recent release of its Best Cars of 2023 and 2024. Besides individual rankings throughout the spectrum of the industry, the publication also selected Best Car Brand (Honda), Best SUV Brand (Mazda), Best Truck Brand (Ram) and Best Luxury Brand (Rivian).

Vincent details the publication’s methodology and the publication’s site also explains it:

“The Best Vehicle Brand awards are an objective assessment of quality across all of a brand’s offerings in four categories: Cars, SUVs, Trucks and Luxury.

“Brand ratings are based on the U.S. News Best Cars overall scores for each vehicle, which incorporate the consensus opinion of the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data.”

Vincent also discusses his recent attendance at the Los Angeles Auto Show and his analysis of the show including why several mainstream manufacturers and prominent upstart carmakers weren’t there.

Please join us for our informative episode #276 as we talk with one of the automotive industry’s most prominent journalists.

Article Last Updated: November 26, 2023.

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