Car Buying Tips, News and Features

Don't Lose Money Selling Your Car

Don't Lose Money Selling Your Car

With used car prices at record highs, now is one of the best times to sell your car. We talked with Melanie Kovach, general manager ... read more »
Don't Lose Money Selling Your Car

Don't Lose Money Selling Your Car

Used car prices are at record highs. That’s not great news if you’re shopping for a used car, but if you want to sell, your ... read more »
NHTSA to Investigate Nissan, Jeep Vehicles for Safety Problems

NHTSA to Investigate Nissan, Jeep Vehicles for Safety Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating owner complaints about Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Altima vehicles. The government agency is looking into 29 consumer ... read more »
Ford Increases Vehicle Prices

Ford Increases Vehicle Prices

For the third time since January, Ford is raising prices on 2011 models. In May, Ford raised prices 0.4 percent, or an average of ... read more »
Test Drive: The Mini Cooper Countryman Gets Family Duty

Test Drive: The Mini Cooper Countryman Gets Family Duty

When I tested the Mini Cooper Countryman S with All4, I wanted to see if it could handle family car duties. The back seat is ... read more »
The Mini Countryman Goes to the Dogs

The Mini Countryman Goes to the Dogs

Thirty-nine percent of households in the U.S. own at least one dog. Like 24 percent of dog owners, I own two. Given that so ... read more »
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Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make us like a car. Take the Suzuki Kizashi, for example. It’s one of the more divisive cars on ... read more »
Nissan 370Z Roadster vs. BMW Z4

Nissan 370Z Roadster vs. BMW Z4

If I told you that a new BMW would cost you less than a comparably-equipped Nissan, would you believe me? Sure, that’s a statement that ... read more »
Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

It’s a question we get a lot here at U.S. News Cars. Given that hybrids and other green cars often cost more than their ... read more »
Best Car Deals for Memorial Day Weekend

Best Car Deals for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is historically when dealers promote sales and discounts. But with increased prices and limited inventory on fuel-efficient new cars and automakers spending ... read more »
How Much Truck Do You Really Need?

How Much Truck Do You Really Need?

Since it’s a holiday weekend, lots of people will be putting their boats back in the water after a long winter of waiting. But do ... read more »
Used Car Trade-in Values Expected to Increase in June

Used Car Trade-in Values Expected to Increase in June

If you’re planning on trading in your used vehicle for a new car or different used vehicle soon, you may want to wait until June ... read more »
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Volkswagen, Hyundai Announce Pricing on 2012 Passat and Genesis

Volkswagen, Hyundai Announce Pricing on 2012 Passat and Genesis

Volkswagen and Hyundai announced pricing this week for their new 2012 sedans. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat will start at $19,995 and the 2012 Hyundai ... read more »
Rankings Update: The Buick Regal and Honda Fit Retake the Top Spots

Rankings Update: The Buick Regal and Honda Fit Retake the Top Spots

We just completed our monthly rankings update, and the addition of some new reliability data shook things up. In the affordable small car class, the ... read more »
Volkswagen Routan: Driver Distraction and Chatty Navs

Volkswagen Routan: Driver Distraction and Chatty Navs

Last week, the New England Motor Press Association and MIT sponsored an excellent roundtable on in-car connectivity. One of the attendees asked the panelists why ... read more »
The Strange New Used Car Math

The Strange New Used Car Math

Used car prices are at their highest levels in 16 years. People are keeping their cars longer, so used car supplies are tight. In order ... read more »
High Gas Prices Will Not Stop Memorial Day Travelers

High Gas Prices Will Not Stop Memorial Day Travelers

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season, and according to AAA, higher gas prices won’t keep Americans off the road. In a press ... read more »
IIHS Recognizes Fuel-Efficient Top Safety Picks

IIHS Recognizes Fuel-Efficient Top Safety Picks

After completing a new round of testing on 13 small cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confidently recommends models that are both Top Safety ... read more »
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May Car Sales: Hyundai Moves to Third Place, Incentive Spending Down

May Car Sales: Hyundai Moves to Third Place, Incentive Spending Down

We’re still a week away from when automakers will report their May 2011 sales, but our friends at TrueCar.com have released some interesting early ... read more »
Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Though gas prices are projected to fall slightly through the Memorial Day weekend, the kind of pain you have to endure at the pump varies ... read more »
The Chevrolet Volt in the Snow

The Chevrolet Volt in the Snow

Most reviews of the Chevrolet Volt dwell on its powertrain and technology, which is understandable. It’s a ground-breaking car. But, once the novelty of traveling ... read more »
Chrysler Pays Back Government Loans

Chrysler Pays Back Government Loans

In an effort to eliminate high-interest debt and regain consumer confidence, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced yesterday that Chrysler has repaid its $7.6 billion ... read more »
EPA Unveils New Fuel Economy Labels

EPA Unveils New Fuel Economy Labels

The government released new fuel economy labels today in an effort to increase awareness about how much car shoppers spend on fuel. The Environmental Protection ... read more »
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec

Recently, I was knocking around D.C. in the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec. In this trim, the $26,750 affordable sports car ... read more »
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Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Today, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is just four cents more than it was on April 24.  Prices seem to be ... read more »
No Cars? No Problem

No Cars? No Problem

It’s a bad time to shop for a new car. Car companies are spending less on discounts and incentives. The aftershocks of the disaster in ... read more »
Car Maintenance that Saves Cash

Car Maintenance that Saves Cash

Many car owners shy away from routine maintenance, heading straight to the repair shop instead. Letting your mechanic do the dirty work while you run ... read more »
Green Car Shootout

Green Car Shootout

According to a J.D. Power and Associates study, most shoppers buy green cars to combat the rising price of gas, not to decrease their ... read more »