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Audi A7

Best Audi Cars and SUVs in 2017

We Rank the Best Cars and SUVs From Audi Audi, the luxury brand managed by Volkswagen, offers a full lineup of upmarket vehicles with notable ... read more »
2018 Subaru Crosstrek

All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: What You Need to Know

The Impreza Gets the Crossover Treatment Take an existing model, raise the suspension, add some lower body cladding, and with a minimal investment, you have ... read more »
Volvo XC60

All-New 2018 Volvo XC60: What You Need to Know

2018 Volvo XC60: First Look It’s not often that a 10-year old design remains one of the most popular vehicles in its class, or the ... read more »
Top 10 Reasons Why You Paid Too Much for Your Car

Top 10 Reasons Why You Paid Too Much for Your Car

How This Guide Is Organized 1. Weren't Ready to Buy 2. The Wrong Car 3. Early Adopter 4. Wrong Time of Year 5. Unrealistic ... read more »
Lexus RX 350

The Best Luxury 2-Row SUVs for the Money in 2017

Here Are the Top Contenders From the U.S. News Best 2-Row Luxury SUV for the Money Awards “Affordable luxury” is something of an oxymoron, but ... read more »
Chevy Colorado

Best Compact Pickup Trucks for the Money in 2017

Check Out the Top Small Trucks From the U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards A new truck is one of life’s larger expenses, ... read more »
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2017 Kia Sorento

The 10 Best SUVs Under $40,000

Snag a New SUV for Under $40,000 With a budget of $40,000, you have a tremendous selection of SUVs at your pleasure. Demand for SUVs ... read more »
Alfa Romeo Stelvio

All-New 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: What You Need to Know

Alfa Romeo Introduces Its First SUV Italian automaker Alfa Romeo is jumping on the SUV bandwagon with their first SUV to be sold in America. ... read more »
2017 Chevy Sonic

The 12 Cheapest Cars With Apple CarPlay

Get Tomorrow’s Tech for Yesterday’s Prices You can have your inexpensive car and your Apple CarPlay too. Companies are putting more standard equipment in cars, ... read more »
VW Golf

The 9 Cheapest Cars with Android Auto

High-Tech Features for Low-Tech Prices For a new generation of car buyers, there is stronger loyalty to your brand of smartphone than brand of automobile. ... read more »
2017 Chevrolet SS

8 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast

Race to Work in These Sporty Sedans If you’re like most employees, you spend almost a third of your life at work and another third ... read more »
Alfa Romeo Giulia

The 8 Most Luxurious Small Cars

Luxury Doesn't Have to Come Super Sized A car doesn’t need to be large to feel luxurious. This collection of German, Italian, and Japanese sports ... read more »
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Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape

2017 Ford Edge vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Head to Head

Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape: Which Ford SUV Should You Buy? Ford offers wagon, crossover, and SUV buyers a surprising number of different vehicles. Six ... read more »
2007 Honda Civic

Fastest Used Cars Under $5,000

The Frugal and the Furious If buying a used car on a budget doesn’t sound exciting, don’t despair! Used cars can still pack a punch ... read more »
2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: What Sets It Apart?

Is the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Is Right for You? There is without a doubt a level of rugged, outdoorsy cool that comes with any Jeep ... read more »
Honda Civic

The Cheapest Cars and SUVs With Automatic Braking

High-Tech Safety With Inexpensive Prices Today’s small cars and subcompact SUVs have a lot to offer. Many have a surprising amount of passenger and cargo ... read more »
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR: What You Need to Know

Introducing Toyota’s New “Coupe High-Rider” Subcompact SUV The all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR will present itself this April. The subcompact crossover SUV will ride on the ... read more »
Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Toyota Highlander, Honda CR-V

Sedan vs. SUV: What Fits Your Needs?

Which Works For You: a Sedan or an SUV? Do you want a sedan or an SUV? It seems like a clear choice, but if ... read more »
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2017 Camry vs 2017 Accord

Toyota vs. Honda: Battle of the Brands

Which Japanese Automaker Is Better? Shoppers looking for an affordable and reliable new vehicle have probably considered Toyota and Honda at some point or another. ... read more »
2017 Honda CR-v

Roomiest 2017 SUVs for the Money

These Are 2017's Roomiest SUVs for the Money You’re in the market for a new SUV, you’ve got to watch your budget, and if you ... read more »
CPO and Used Car Discounts

Used Car Deals

Best Used Car Financing Deals Certified Pre-owned (CPO), cars, trucks and SUVs are becoming increasingly popular, both for their prices and the protections that come ... read more »
2012 Buick Verano

Best Used Luxury Cars Under $20,000

Snag One of These Used Luxury Cars for Under $20,000 One option for car shoppers on a tight budget is to look around at inexpensive ... read more »
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Best 2017 Minivans for the Money

Here Are the Top Vehicles From U.S. News' 2017 Best Minivan for the Money Awards The minivan market is a small club these days. As SUVs have ... read more »
2017 Chevy Impala

Best Large Cars for the Money in 2017

Check Out the Top Contenders From the 2017 U.S. News Best Large Car for the Money Awards Budgeting for a new car is not an ... read more »
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2017 Kia Soul

Best Compact Cars of 2017

Top-Quality Cars for a Reasonable Price Compact cars are more than mere commuter cars – they can be as fun, safe, and packed with the ... read more »
2017 Acura MDX

Best 2017 Luxury 3-Row SUVs for the Money

These Are the Best Values in the 2017 3-Row Luxury SUV Class When we set out to identify the Best Luxury 3-Row SUVs for the ... read more »
2018 Chevrolet Equinox

All-New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Everything You Need to Know

The Chevy Equinox Gets a Complete Redesign for 2018 The Chevrolet Equinox was introduced in 2005 as the first the crossover SUV in the Chevrolet ... read more »
Kia Niro

10 Cars With the Most High-Tech Features for the Money

10 Cars With the Best Technology for the Money New car technology continues to advance, with new infotainment options, safety technology, and performance enhancements coming ... read more »
Kia Spectra

10 Cheapest Used Cars

Here Are the 10 Least Expensive Used Cars in Our Rankings While these cars may not be feature-filled, don’t post stellar scores, and surely aren’t ... read more »
2017 Fiat 124 Spider vs 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2017 Fiat 124 Spider vs. 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Head to Head

Which of These Closely Related Roadsters Is Right for You? The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider and 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata are sporty yet affordable roadsters, ... read more »
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2017 Kia Soul

The 9 Best Hatchbacks in 2017

Lots of Space in a Compact Package It’s all about the space in the Best Hatchbacks. A small car with plenty of cargo space is ... read more »
2018 Dodge Durango

All-New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: What You Need to Know

Just Introduced: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT This February, Dodge unveiled the all-new 2018 Durango SRT at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The HEMI-powered Durango SRT ... read more »
Fiat 124 Spider

Best Sports Cars for the Money

Sports Cars That Make Financial Sense If you’re interested in buying a sports car this year, but don’t know where to start, our list of ... read more »
Ford grille and Chevy grille

Ford vs. Chevy: Battle of the Brands

Which Brand Wins This Race Based on Our Rankings? When it comes to American automakers, there may not be a better rivalry than that of ... read more »
Honda Fit

Best Subcompact Cars for the Money

7 Great Subcompact Cars for the Money Big things can be found in subcompact cars. Comfortable, well-appointed interiors, good fuel economy, tech features, clever seating, ... read more »
2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Head to Head

CR-V vs. Escape: Which Should You Buy? The compact SUV segment is one of the most popular in the market today. The Honda CR-V and ... read more »
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2018 Kia Stinger

The Best New Cars Arriving in 2018

Future 2018 Models Set to Arrive in Dealerships As the end of this year’s auto show season approaches, we’ve had a preview of what the ... read more »
2017 Toyota Avalon

Best Hybrid Cars for the Money

These Are the 2017 Best Hybrid Cars for the Money Spend less time in the car showroom and more time enjoying spring weather in a ... read more »
2017 Jeep Cherokee

The Best 2017 Compact SUVs for the Money

We Rank the Best Compact SUVs for the Money Every buyer wants a good deal on the day they buy or lease a car, but ... read more »
Toyota Prius

What Is Regenerative Braking?

The 2017 Toyota Prius hybrid earns EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 54 mpg in the city and 50 on the highway. One of the first questions ... read more »
2017 Nissan Armada

2017's Best Full-Size SUVs

These Are the Top Full-Size SUVs of 2017 While many SUV buyers have migrated to midsize or smaller crossover vehicles in recent years, the market ... read more »
2017 Volvo XC90

The Best 2017 Luxury Midsize SUVs

These Are the Best Luxury Midsize SUVs on the Market Right Now Luxury midsize SUVs are expected to deliver on two fronts: the interior comfort, ... read more »
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Couple Looking Frustrated

6 Ways a Border Tax Could Affect Car Buyers

Import Tax Could Fundamentally Change Car Buying In an effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to America, the new administration and Republican-led congress are looking ... read more »
2017 Smart ForTwo

12 Best City Cars

Urban-Friendly Cars to Excite Your City Drives Driving in the city limits is a whole different ballgame than a highway commute. It can be made ... read more »
2017 Dodge Challenger

Fastest Cars Under $50,000

These Are the Fastest Cars $50,000 Will Buy You don’t need to spend a lot of money to go fast. From the Volkswagen Golf R ... read more »
2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Honda Accord

2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord: Head to Head

Which Midsize Car Is Right for You? For the last several decades, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord dominated the family sedan market. During that ... read more »
2017 Ford Fiesta

Score a Great Deal on These 7 Outgoing 2017 Cars

These 7 Cars Are Due for a Redesign, Which Could Mean Big Savings for You When buying a new car, you are likely looking for ... read more »
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Best 10-Passenger Vehicles

Carry the Whole Team in These 10-Plus Passenger Vans When you have to haul a crew of 10 or more, your vehicle choices are limited. ... read more »
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Audi A4

Cars With the Best Infotainment Systems

Infotainment in 2017: It’s More Than Just a Stereo Modern infotainment systems have evolved to be the hub of many vehicle functions, and are no ... read more »
Ford Expedition

Best Large SUVs for the Money

The 2017 Best Large SUVs for the Money Our Best Large SUVs for the Money award provides the best combination of quality and value while ... read more »
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