Articles Written By Jodi Lai

2024 Mini Cooper S Convertible Review
By Jodi Lai
September 14, 2023

A fun convertible that’s a delight to drive but not the easiest to live with every day.

2024 Kia EV9 First Drive Review and Video
By Jodi Lai
September 12, 2023

This well executed all-electric SUV is poised to be a game-changer.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Review
By Jodi Lai
August 31, 2023

A truck-based SUV that’s built for towing and hauling.

The Audi R8 GT Exists for the Kids
By Jodi Lai
August 29, 2023

For kids and kids at heart, this supercar is food for the soul.

2024 BMW X5 xDrive50e Review
By Jodi Lai
August 11, 2023

This plug-in hybrid SUV is smooth, powerful, luxurious, and efficient.

2023 Lexus RX 350h Review and Video
By Jodi Lai
August 02, 2023

This popular luxury SUV is squarely focused on comfort, practicality, and efficiency.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review
By Jodi Lai
July 26, 2023

A new Woodland trim makes this hybrid more outdoorsy without sacrificing efficiency.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review
By Jodi Lai
July 24, 2023

This plug-in hybrid SUV offers easy efficiency, no range anxiety, and three rows of seats.

2023 BMW XM Review and Video
By Jodi Lai
June 21, 2023

This flashy plug-in hybrid isn’t perfect for its price, but it’s still astonishing.

2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD Review
By Jodi Lai
June 13, 2023

Extra traction without the penalty on efficiency.

2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron and Q8 Sportback E-Tron First Drive Review
By Jodi Lai
May 22, 2023

With more range and more convenient charging, the Q8 E-Tron expertly balances performance and luxury.

My Mom Was a Trailblazer for Women Car Enthusiasts and She Doesn’t Even Know It
By Jodi Lai
May 12, 2023

At a time when women weren’t considered “real” car enthusiasts, she never questioned that she belonged.

2023 Kia Telluride Review and Video
By Jodi Lai
May 10, 2023

This practical, stylish, and award-winning SUV is built for families on the go.

2023 BMW X7 Review and Video
By Jodi Lai
May 02, 2023

This luxurious three-row SUV does comfort and practicality in style.

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Review
By Jodi Lai
April 21, 2023

Long known as efficient and practical, the redesigned Niro is stylish, too.

Jodi Lai

Jodi Lai

Jodi is an award-winning automotive journalist who has been covering the industry for more than 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson), is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoTrader and the recipient of the prestigious 2022 AJAC Journalist of the Year Award.