Jonathan Elfalan

Jonathan Elfalan

Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing

Jonathan Elfalan has worked in the automotive industry since 2005. As a senior manager of vehicle testing at Edmunds, Jonathan has tested and reviewed thousands of cars and written thousands of car-related articles over the course of his career. Jonathan got his start testing cars for Road & Track magazine as a newly minted mechanical engineer grad from University of California, Irvine, and has also contributed to Motor Trend and the Associated Press. He likes to say he learned to drive a manual transmission in a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle but often omits that it was his family's 1991 Toyota Previa.

Car News

Edmunds tested the all-new 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT to see how far it goes on a full battery charge. Its official EPA-estimated range is 232 miles, but EV range can vary in the real world. Here's how Audi's performance-oriented electric sedan fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT Beats EPA Range by 53 Miles

Car News

We get our hands on the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, a small pickup truck based on a car-like SUV foundation. Our test vehicle features a potent turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four and a slick dual-clutch automatic transmission. Want to know how it drives and performs? Check out our track results!

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: The 2022 Santa Cruz Doesn't Care If You Don't Think It's a Truck

Car News

Edmunds tested the all-new 2022 Audi e-tron GT to see how far it goes on a full battery charge. Its official EPA-estimated range is 238 miles, but EV range can vary in the real world. Here's how the Audi's slick-looking GT fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2022 Audi e-tron GT Beats EPA Range by 35 Miles

Car News

We paid good money to rent a 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid to see what a 1,020-horsepower, all-wheel-drive electric car could achieve in the real world. This test was not done on a prepped surface, nor was it supervised or controlled by any employees of Tesla. Here's what you can expect if you decide to go Plaid.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: The Tesla Model S Plaid Is the Quickest Car We've Ever Tested

Car News

Edmunds hits the road in Volvo's first all-electric SUV, the 2021 Volvo XC Recharge, to see how far it goes on a full battery charge. Its official EPA range is 208 miles, but EV range can vary in the real world. Here's how the new electric Volvo fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric SUV Beats EPA Range by 32 Miles

Car News

Edmunds hits the road with the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Bolt to see how far it goes on a full battery charge. The EPA says 259 miles, which is identical to the previous model's rating, but real-world EV range can vary significantly. Here's how the new Bolt fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2022 Chevy Bolt Tops EPA Range by 7%

Car News

Edmunds hits the road with the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 to see how far it goes on a full battery charge. The EPA says 260 miles, which would make it the new range leader among mainstream EVs, but real-world EV range can vary significantly. Here's how the ID.4 Pro fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

Is the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro the New Range King Among Mainstream EVs?

Car News

Edmunds hits the road with the 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range to see how far it goes on a full battery charge. The EPA says 326 miles, but real-world EV range can vary significantly. Here's how the Model Y Long Range fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range Falls Just Short of EPA Range

Car News

There's a lot to love about the sporty new 2021 Acura TLX Type S. Edmunds drives it and finds out if it has the chops to compete with today's best performance cars.

By Jonathan Elfalan

Speed and Luxury: We Drive the New 2021 Acura TLX Type S

Car News

Edmunds hits the road with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 to see how far it goes on a single charge. The EPA says 305 miles, but real-world EV range can vary significantly. Here's how the Mach-E fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 Beats EPA Range by 39 Miles

Home EV Charging 101

Apr 21, 2021 3:15 PM GMT+0000

Fuel Economy

Looking to buy an electric vehicle? Well you're going to need a way to charge it at home. Here's what you need to know.

By Jonathan Elfalan

Home EV Charging 101

Car News

Edmunds hits the road with the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 to see how far it goes on a single charge. The EPA says 250 miles, but real-world EV range can vary significantly. Here's how the ID.4 fared in our testing.

By Jonathan Elfalan

TESTED: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Beats EPA Range by 15%

Testing Tesla's Range Anxiety

Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM GMT+0000

Car News

When we published our real-world Edmunds EV range test, Tesla challenged our finding that its vehicles fell short of their EPA range estimates. Was the challenge valid? Here's the test we conducted to find out.

By Jonathan Elfalan

Testing Tesla's Range Anxiety

Car News

Does the Tesla Model Y really have more driving range than the Porsche Taycan? Edmunds explains why the EPA numbers can vary widely from your actual experience, especially with electric vehicles. The phrase "your mileage may vary" has never been more apt.

By Jonathan Elfalan

Tesla Model Y vs. Porsche Taycan: Real-World Range Test

2021 Polestar 2 Review

Nov 12, 2020 7:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

New cars come out all the time. But how about a new car from an all-new brand?

By Jonathan Elfalan

2021 Polestar 2 Review