Our Automotive Features Archive is your comprehensive guide to the U.S. News Car Rankings.  Check back often for articles tailored to your interests and explanations of our rankings.  Whether you're looking for the best car for a road trip, your daily commute or for your teen, you'll find our expert advice here.

These are our features published in 2008. To see more current features, visit our archives for 2009 and 2010.

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What the Auto Bailout Means for You - Dec. 9, 2008

Six Cars That Could Save the Big Three - Aug. 22, 2008

Finance

The 0% Financing Craze: A Good Deal? - Nov. 12, 2008

5 Ways to Make Sure You Qualify for New Car Financing - Nov. 6, 2008

5 Ways to Get the Best Deal in a Down Market - Oct. 22, 2008

Best Times of Year to Buy a Car - Sept. 30, 2008

Is Driving Worth It? - Aug. 12, 2008

Should You Lease a Car or Buy New? - July 31, 2008

Best and Worst New Cars Under $13K - June 20, 2008

Affordability and Practicality

Most Fun-to-Drive Cars for the Money - Dec. 11, 2008

The Best Interiors for the Money - Dec. 11, 2008

How "Affordable" is Your Affordable Small Car? - Dec. 4, 2008

7 Great Non-SUVs for Bad Weather - Dec. 3, 2008

Why an SUV Might Make Sense for You - Oct. 17, 2008

What to Drive When You Retire - Sept. 2, 2008

What to Drive as You Age - Aug. 12, 2008

8 Safe Cars Your Kid Will Want to Drive - Aug. 8, 2008

Finding a Small Car with Lots of Room - Aug. 8, 2008

Sport Without Sacrifice - July 3, 2008

Great Convertibles Under $25K - May 6, 2008

Great Cars for Lousy Weather - Feb. 26, 2008

The Thrifty Fifty - Jan. 16, 2008

Surprise! Great Cars You Might Overlook - Nov. 6, 2007

Green Cars and Gas Mileage

8 Electric Cars You Could Drive in the Future - Sept. 3, 2008

The 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars - Aug. 29, 2008

How to Convert Your Car into a Hybrid - Aug. 22, 2008

Where Gas is 12 Cents a Gallon - July 23, 2008

Surprising Gas Guzzlers and Savers - May 29, 2008

Is Going Green Worth It? - May 28, 2008

Luxury Cars with the Best Gas Mileage - May 27, 2008

10 Easy Ways to Save Over a Grand on Gas - May 7, 2008

Cars with the Most Thrill Per Gallon - April 22, 2008

Pop Culture

Best Cars for Tailgate Parties - Oct. 3, 2008

Top 7 Cars You Can't Buy in the U.S. - Aug. 19, 2008

Which Way Does Your Car Vote? - July 24, 2007

Coolest New Car Features - July 17, 2008

American Idols: Patriotic Cars You Can Own - June 27, 2008

More Celebrity Cars You Can Afford - June 16, 2008

Is Your Car a Republican or Democrat? - March 26, 2008

Best and Worst Lists

Best Cars for Where You Live - Sept. 22, 2008

Best Cars for the Outdoors - Sept. 8, 2008

Best New Cars for Summer 2008 - Aug. 4, 2008

Best and Worst Hybrid Cars - June 2, 2008

Best and Worst Hybrid SUVs - June 2, 2008

Best and Worst Affordable Midsize SUVs - May 13, 2008

Best Cars for Your Body Type - May 6, 2008

Best Sports Cars You Can Afford - March 21, 2008

Best and Worst Upscale Cars - March 21, 2008

Best and Worst Midsize Cars - March 19, 2008

Best Cars for Young People - March 11, 2008

Best and Worst Affordable Compact SUVs - March 10, 2008

Best and Worst Cars for Your Commute - March 10, 2008

Best Cars for Road Trips - March 6, 2008

Best and Worst Affordable Small Cars - Feb. 29, 2008