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Joe Santos

Joe Santos has been an automotive journalist since 2013 and joined MotorBiscuit in 2020. He writes strongly on consumer advice and new cars, and we consider him an asset to readers looking for guidance in buying and selling autos.

Joe earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton, and spent years as a Road Test Editor at Kelley Blue Book, after which he served in various automotive-related roles, including an autonomous vehicle trainer for GM, a vehicle sales manager, and an Audi brand specialist.

Joe’s prized possession is a 2008 Honda S2000 in Laguna Blue Pearl, with which he attends local car meets. Joe is also a content creator for LTD Global, a B2B support firm. He greatly admires writers Dan Neil and Neal Pollack.

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Hybrids & Electrics

Audi E-tron Sportback: What We Know so Far

Since its introduction last year, the Audi e-tron has garnered some good reviews and nestled itself a comfortable spot in the future of electric vehicles. If a household nameplate isn’t enough for the general public to know offhand what an Audi e-tron is, the brand is set to release a newer version of it: the …
2019 Ford Edge ST on display at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

Who Should Buy the Ford Edge ST?

The two-row crossover segment is filled with a competitor roster of vehicles like the Honda Passport, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, and the Ford Edge. However, when most consumers think of crossovers, they’re usually looking for something with enough room for five and all their cargo as well as a relatively decent fuel economy. It’s …
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Renting a Car from Silvercar Worth It?

Do you need to rent a car? And, more importantly, do you like Audis? If you said “yes” to both of those questions, then Silvercar is a great fit for you. Just know that renting a car from Silvercar might cost a little more than other rental agencies, but keep in mind that you are …
White 2020 Acura ILX A-Spec driving down a fall forest road

Is the 2020 Acura ILX Worth Buying?

Since its inception in 2012, the Acura ILX has been the brand’s entry-level sedan offering that competes with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Lexus IS. But how competitive is it? It’s a tough call, however, you would have to look at it from a value standpoint. Sure, the Acura ILX is based on …

Is an Audi S3 Just a More Expensive Volkswagen Golf R?

It’s fairly common knowledge now that Volkswagen is the parent company to Audi and that both model lines share common platforms, parts, and engines. However, it’s not an easy cross-comparison for most of the models. For example, a top-trim Volkswagen Atlas is not the same as an Audi Q7 and an Audi A4 is not …
New Volvo XC40 - exterior

2020 Volvo XC40: Is it Worth Buying?

The subcompact luxury category is filled with quirky, fun competitors like the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, and BMW X1, all of which have gotten good reviews and ratings from car reviewers and consumers alike. Quirkiness aside, the roster in this category is also filled with loads of standard safety and tech features along with well-appointed …
Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai Sonata: Smart Park and Other Cutting-Edge Features

Hyundai has stepped up its design game over the past decade and these improvements are definitely showcased in the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata. All-new for this year, the Hyundai Sonata dons the brand’s new “Sensuous Sportiness” design language. Which we’re guessing means that the new Sonata is equal parts sensual and sporty. Fair enough. A …
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Honda Civic: What’s the Better Value?

The Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta are two of the oldest nameplates in the compact car category. Now in its tenth generation, the Honda Civic boasts new technological features along with the tried-and-true fuel economy and reliability we have come to know and love. The Volkswagen Jetta is in its seventh generation, having gone under …
2020 Hyundai Veloster driving down truck
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N Worth Buying?

The term “hot hatch” has been used for years, which typically refers to any hatchback car that was built for performance. Some may argue that the Volkswagen GTi was the original “hot hatch,” but whatever the case, there have been many performance hatchbacks throughout the years and manufacturers have constantly tried to fill this niche …
Cruise control on steering wheel
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Driver Assist Features Explained

Nearly every new car in the market today have driver-assist features. But what are they? Here is a brief description of some of the most common features you'll come across.
Dark gray 2021 Chrysler Pacifica with AWD drifting through the snow
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Bring on the Snow! The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has a New Look and All-Wheel Drive

A refreshed Chrysler Pacifica showed off its new facelift at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Along with the new look, the 2021 Pacifica is touting a plethora of new features including a next-generation Uconnect infotainment system, a more-premium trim level, and an option for all-wheel drive. This new rendition of Chrysler’s minivan should make it …
An SUV being crash tested to determine it's safety ratings

Five of the Safest SUVs Under $40,000

The rising popularity of SUVs since the mid-1990s has been growing steadily now that manufacturers are focusing much more on technology and in-cabin comfort. However, these are not the only reasons that consumers are interested in mid-size SUVs; utility is of the utmost importance and, for those with families, safety is a key factor. A …

Prototype Honda S2000: Celebrating 20 Years of an Iconic Roadster

The legendary Honda S2000 was an iconic roadster that debuted in 1999 (as a 2000 model) and was an instant hit. During its 10-year run, Honda sold over 66,000 units across the U.S. before it ended production in 2009. The rear-wheel-drive convertible was widely renowned for its high-revving engine, agile handling characteristics, and ultimate reliability. …
Hybrids & Electrics

A Shocking Comparison: 2019 Audi E-Tron vs. 2020 Tesla Model X

Comparing the 2019 Audi E-Tron to the 2020 Tesla Model X is almost like comparing apples to oranges in that each car sits at a different price point, has different battery sizes and ranges, and offer vastly different features. The reality is that some consumers that are in the market for an electric car only …