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Ronald Montoya

Senior Consumer Advice Editor & Content Strategy

Ronald Montoya has worked in the automotive industry since 2008. He has written over a thousand car related articles and bought and sold over 100 vehicles over the course of his career. Ronald is a senior consumer advice editor and content strategy at Edmunds and has also contributed to the Associated Press. He has also been featured on ABC, NBC and NPR on a number of car shopping topics. He got his start in the auto industry by taking a part-time job at a car dealership, where he worked in the service and accounting department.

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Car News

The changes aren't extensive, but the 2025 Genesis GV80 has a number of small tweaks that make this easy-to-like SUV even better.

By Ronald Montoya

2025 Genesis GV80 First Drive: A Little More Compelling

Car Buying

Should you buy a redesigned vehicle or stick with the outgoing model for a better price? Check out our story to find out which is the better option for you.

By Ronald Montoya

Should You Buy a New Car From This Year or Last?

Car Buying

Buying a car with cash can be the ideal scenario for many car shoppers, but it may not always net you the best deal on the car. Here's what to know when paying cash for a car.

By Ronald Montoya

Buying a Car With Cash

Car Maintenance

Cutting your losses on an old car for a new one can be a tough call. Finances, preferences and emotions all play a role. Here’s how to make an informed decision.

By Ronald Montoya

Should I Fix Up or Trade Up My Old Car?

Car Maintenance

Even if old tires pass the eye test, they can still pose a danger, leading to blowouts and tread separation. Don’t wait for a catastrophe to replace old tires.

By Ronald Montoya

How Old — and Dangerous — Are Your Tires?

Car News

The 2024 Kia EV9 is the latest three-row electric SUV on the market. How does it compare in terms of size and value to the Tesla Model X and Y?

By Ronald Montoya

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy a Kia EV9 Instead of a Tesla Model X or Y

Car Maintenance

Vinyl wraps are a great way to mix up the look and color of your car without committing to a more expensive and more permanent paint job.

By Ronald Montoya

Should I Wrap My Car?

Car Buying

Edmunds experts explain how to locate, price and negotiate to buy the used car you want.

By Ronald Montoya

10 Steps to Buying a Used Car

Car Maintenance

Advances in key technology have made vehicles more difficult to steal, but the price has been costlier key replacements.

By Ronald Montoya

The High Cost of Car Key Replacement