Jaclyn Trop

Jaclyn Trop is an award-winning journalist and automotive reporter, deciphering the world of sheet metal for the masses. She divides her time among Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York.

She was awarded a Knight-Bagehot fellowship in business and economics reporting from Columbia University, where she also earned a master’s degree in journalism. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fortune, Vogue, Glamour, Newsweek,
Fast Company, Forbes, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, Rolling Stone, Robb Report, Town & Country, U.S. News & World Report, and Refinery 29 among others.

Jaclyn has reported from five continents and eaten ice cream in more than 50 countries. She serves as a U.S. juror to the World Car Awards.

Articles by Jaclyn Trop

Hybrid vs. Plug-In Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles: Understanding the Differences

Choosing an eco-friendly car in today’s market can be downright confusing. Picking the right vehicle is not just about paint color or engine size, but... read more

How Much Does a Tesla Cost and How to Pay for It

Shoppers flock to Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) for their power, style and cutting-edge technology — not to mention their battery-electric credentials. But with so many... read more

How to Get a Car Loan With No Credit History

Getting a car loan may seem next to impossible when you have no credit. But if you’re willing to do the necessary legwork, including offering... read more

Second-Chance Car Loans: What They Are and Where to Find Them

Second-chance car loans allow buyers with bad credit to finance a car. With a second-chance loan, lenders look at more than just your credit score... read more

Questions to Ask When Buying a Car

Whether you’re buying your first car or you’ve been through the process many times, preparing a list of questions to ask can help ensure you... read more

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