Ron Montoya

Ron Montoya

Senior Consumer Advice Editor

Ron Montoya's part-time job at a car dealership while studying journalism in college paid off in more ways than one. It gave him the opportunity to learn about how things work behind the scenes. He now writes content that helps people navigate the car buying process. Ron also has experience buying and selling many vehicles, ranging from a 16-year-old Lexus ES300 for $3,700 to a $145,000 Tesla Model X.

Car News

We've rounded up the best cash-back incentive offers or no-interest loans from automakers for April 2021.

By Ron Montoya

Top Picks for Special Finance Rates and Cash Offers for April 2021

What Happens When Your Volkswagen ID.4 Dies?

Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM GMT+0000

Car News

What happens when your Volkswagen ID.4 dies, and how can you get through this crisis safely? We fully depleted an ID.4's battery to find out. Read on for all the details.

By Ron Montoya

What Happens When Your Volkswagen ID.4 Dies?

Car News

Start 2021 with a no-interest loan or cash-back incentive. We've rounded up the best offers from automakers for February.

By Ron Montoya

Top Picks for Special Finance Rates and Cash Offers for March 2021

Car News

The all-new Bolt EUV has plenty of things going for it, but there's a reason Chevy doesn't call it an SUV. Three reasons, in fact.

By Ron Montoya

3 Reasons Why the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Isn't an SUV

Car News

Ever dream of your car talking to you while LED lights pulsate in time to the digitized speech? The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has got you covered. Find out what other cool features it has on Edmunds.

By Ron Montoya

Three Intriguing Tech Features on the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Car News

Start 2021 with a no-interest loan or cash-back incentive. We've rounded up the best offers from automakers for February.

By Ron Montoya

Top Picks for Special Finance Rates and Cash Offers for February 2021

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2020

May 21, 2020 9:00 PM GMT+0000

Car News

Edmunds has crunched the numbers to find the best deals this Memorial Day weekend on cars and SUVs. With thousands of dollars off MSRP and big incentives on multiple models, there are plenty of savings to be had.

By Ron Montoya

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2020

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Is your lease is ending during the coronavirus pandemic? We've collected automakers' COVID-19 policies on extensions, deferrals and other options and can help you figure out what to do next.

By Ron Montoya

What to Do if Your Lease Expires During Coronavirus

Car News

We're answering the most common questions about car shopping, buying, and ownership during the coronavirus pandemic - from buying online to making your next payment to taking special care to clean your vehicle.

By Ron Montoya

Coronavirus FAQs for Car Shoppers and Owners

Car News

We get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa to find out why it's no longer America's cheapest car.

By Ron Montoya

The 2020 Nissan Versa Is Good Enough to Not Be the Cheapest

Car News

Toyota is partnering with the Carma Project in the hope that word of mouth and prizes will improve the rate of recall repairs for the dangerous Takata airbags.

By Ron Montoya

Can an Incentive Plan Speed Up Takata Airbag Recall Repairs?

Best Year-End New Car Deals for 2017

Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM GMT+0000

Car News

December is one of the best times to buy a new car. Here are 17 vehicles that are great deals and worth your consideration.

By Ron Montoya

Best Year-End New Car Deals for 2017

Car News

Used-car shoppers searching for a deal are favoring higher-mileage vehicles, but they're in short supply, according to Edmunds research.

By Ron Montoya

Used-Car Shoppers Find Mismatch Between Needs and Inventory

Car News

Dads at Edmunds talk about their favorite car features and our editors suggest what they might want in their next car, minivan or SUV.

By Ron Montoya

Edmunds Dads on Car Features They Love and Car Features They Want

Best of CES: 5 Nearly Here Car Tech Trends

Jan 19, 2017 2:00 PM GMT+0000

Car News

From AI co-pilots to in-car payments, here are five near-future car tech trends from CES 2017.

By Ron Montoya

Best of CES: 5 Nearly Here Car Tech Trends