Mark Elias

Mark Elias is a writer and photographer specializing in automotive topics ranging from new and used cars to classics and motorsports. His first car was a Matchbox Jaguar D-Type. From there, things have only become larger. During his professional career, he has been a staff photographer for the Associated Press, a contract photographer for Bloomberg News, and a contributor to automotive outlets ranging from Autoweek, Automotive News, Excellence (Porsche), Bentley magazine, Autoevolution, Leftlanenews, and more. He is proud to be an AutoTrader contributor.

2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5: Which Is Better?

The 2021 Subaru Forester includes standard all-wheel drive, while the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has AWD as an option.

2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Kia Sportage: Which Is Better?

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2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Acura RDX: Which Is Better?

Two of the leading luxury compact crossover SUVs go head-to-head.

2021 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5: Which Is Better?

Two capable compact crossover SUVs face off.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2021 Kia Seltos: Which Is Better?

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport and the 2021 Kia Seltos are the perfect companions for new urban dwellers and recent empty nesters.

2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Kia K5: Which Is Better?

The 2021 Honda Accord is an established player in the midsize sedan segment, while the 2021 Kia K5 replaces last year’s Optima.

2021 Nissan Kicks vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue: Which Is Better?

The Nissan Kicks offers a larger interior while the Hyundai Venue offers a good feature set with excellent powertrain warranty.

2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue: Which is Better?

Which of these subcompact crossover SUVs is the better choice?

2021 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue: Which is Better?

This comparison pits the subcompact Hyundai Venue and Chevy Trax crossover SUVs.

2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue: Which Is Better?

Which subcompact SUV is better: Mazda's CX-3 or Hyundai's Venue?
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