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Car Buying Tips, News, and Features - 2014

New Year's Resolutions for Car Buyers

According to a study done by the University of Scranton, the three most popular New Year’s resolutions this year are... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 30, 2014

The Best Resolutions for Car Buyers in 2015

Almost half of Americans make some sort of New Year’s resolution. While quitting smoking, dropping some weight and... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 30, 2014

Best Holiday Car Deals of 2014

You may feel like you’ve done enough buying for the holidays, but if you’re thinking about getting a new car, now is... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 23, 2014

Best Used Compact SUVs Under $20,000

Compact SUVs give you lots of seating and cargo space in a relatively small package, so they're equally at home in the... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Dec. 19, 2014

Redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma Ready for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota has given a first glimpse of the redesigned 2016 Tacoma, which will debut at the North American International... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Dec. 18, 2014

Best Car Sales and Discounts for December

With some analysts expecting new car sales to hit 16.5 million, 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for people who... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 16, 2014

2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2015 North American International Auto Show is next month, and finalists for the North American Car and... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Dec. 12, 2014

Should you Buy or Lease your Next New Car?

The holidays are a great time to buy a car. Since the year is coming to a close, automakers are offering some enticing... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Dec. 11, 2014

As Prices Drop, Holidays are the Best Time to Buy a Used Car

If you’ve been thinking about buying a used or certified pre-owned car, now could be a great time to buy. CarGurus... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Dec. 10, 2014

Here's How to Buy a Car

The U.S. News Best Car Rankings have been helping you find the right car for seven years. We’ve also provided you with... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 9, 2014

Car Insurance Center

If you're going to drive, you have to have car insurance. That also means that you probably have questions about it... Read More »

Dec. 8, 2014

Car Insurance Glossary

ACTUAL CASH VALUE -- A form of insurance that pays damages equal to the replacement value of damaged property minus... Read More »

Philip Moeller Dec. 8, 2014

Car Insurance Secrets: Repair Parts

Most car repair parts are invisible once they're installed. More to the point, most people couldn't tell the difference... Read More »

Philip Moeller Dec. 8, 2014

Filing a Car Insurance Claim

While you hope you never need to use your car insurance policy, odds are that you will. When you have an accident or... Read More »

Philip Moeller Dec. 8, 2014

Car Insurance Discounts

While you don't want to skimp on car insurance, you don't want to pay more than you have to. Here's a list of common... Read More »

Philip Moeller Dec. 8, 2014

Car Insurance Costs

Car insurance is priced based on you and your driving record, your car and where you live and drive, plus on any... Read More »

Philip Moeller Dec. 8, 2014

What You Should Know About Car Insurance

Most people don't know much about car insurance beyond the fact that you pretty much have to have it. Insurance isn't... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 8, 2014

Best Small Car Financing Deals in December

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now over, there are lots of great car deals on small cars this December. The... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Dec. 5, 2014

Midsize SUV Lease Deals Under $350 in December

If you need an SUV big enough to fit your family, presents and your luggage for your holiday road trip, a midsize SUV... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Dec. 5, 2014

New Car Feature Worth Getting: Backup Camera

When you’re buying a new car, it’s tempting – and sometimes smart – to save money by skipping pricey optional features... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Dec. 2, 2014

Negotiating Tips for the Best Black Friday Car Deal

If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on your next new car, you might want to skip the ruckus at big-box stores... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Nov. 26, 2014

Black Friday Car Lease Deals 2014

Now that Black Friday starts Thanksgiving evening, retailers are trying harder each year to get you to spend your... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Nov. 25, 2014

Black Friday Car Deals of 2014

You could risk getting trampled at a big box store to save $20 on a blender your Mom will say she loves but will only... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 24, 2014

Subcompact SUV Competition Heats Up with Debut of 2016 Honda HR-V

Honda is joining the subcompact SUV game with the 2016 HR-V , which made its official debut Wednesday at the Los... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Nov. 21, 2014

2016 Mazda CX-3: Mazda Makes its Move on the Subcompact SUV Segment

As automakers continue to build even smaller compact SUVs, shoppers who want the utility and capabilities of an SUV in... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Nov. 20, 2014

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Priced from $37,415

Volkswagen has announced that the redesigned 2015 Golf R will start at $37,415, including destination. The Golf R was... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Nov. 19, 2014

Best Cash Back SUV Deals in November

Cash back offers are the most exciting type of new car deal. Sure, low- or no-interest financing may save you money in... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 18, 2014

2015 Ford F-150 Priced From $26,615

Ford fully redesigned the 2015 F-150 , and pricing starts at $26,615 (including $1,195 for destination). This price is... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Nov. 14, 2014

Best Zero Percent Financing Car Deals for November

Everyone wants a low car payment, and lengthening your loan term or looking for a better financing rate are two ways to... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Nov. 13, 2014

Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $20,000

Low gas prices are pushing a lot of car shoppers to consider a larger SUV. While midsize SUVs don’t get as good fuel... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 11, 2014

Best Used Trucks Under $25,000 to Buy Now

The best-selling vehicle in the U.S. is a pickup truck, and it’s easy to see why. Trucks are available with four-wheel... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Nov. 7, 2014

Best Car Sales, Discounts and Deals for November

Even if you still have a Halloween candy hangover, many retailers have moved on to Christmas (sorry, Thanksgiving... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 6, 2014

Compact SUV Lease Deals Under $250 in November

Black Friday is a little over three weeks away, and if you’re in the market for a new small SUV, the good news is that... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Nov. 4, 2014

Best End of the Month Car Sales for October

Many of the best car sales this October are valid through Monday, so there is still time to get some “daylight savings... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Oct. 31, 2014

Luxury for Less: Used Upscale Cars under $20,000

You want the most bang for your buck in your next vehicle, and with a used car, you typically get more for your money... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Oct. 30, 2014

Best Used SUVs to Buy Now

Not too long after the jack o’ lanterns hit the compost pile and your obnoxious uncle goes in for a second helping of... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Oct. 28, 2014

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Gains New Infotainment and Driver Assistance Features

Subaru announced yesterday that both the XV Crosstrek and the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid are receiving some new... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Oct. 24, 2014

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Priced from $30,395

Nissan said this week that the 2015 Pathfinder starts at $30,395 (including an $885 delivery fee) and is on sale now... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Oct. 23, 2014

All-new 2015 Lexus NX Priced from $35,405

Lexus has announced that the all-new 2015 Lexus NX 200t will start at $35,405 (includes a $925 destination charge)... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Oct. 22, 2014

Top Teen Driving Safety Tips

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raises awareness... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Oct. 21, 2014

Best Cash Back and Zero Percent Financing Deals for October

As automakers look to clear their lots of 2014 models to make room for the 2015s, now is a great time to get... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Oct. 17, 2014

Tesla Motors Reveals All-Wheel Drive Model S, Autopilot System

Tesla Motors announced yesterday that it will build an all-wheel drive version of the Model S electric car. The... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Oct. 10, 2014

Best Lease Deals for October

Most October lease deals feature low monthly payments with at least a couple thousand dollars down, though a few lease... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Oct. 9, 2014

Best Small Car Deals in October

Perhaps the best things about small cars is the tiny bite that take out of your wallet. Not only do small cars tend to... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Oct. 7, 2014

Best SUV Lease Deals Under $299 for October

If you're shopping for a new compact SUV or midsize SUV , there are lots of great October lease deals on SUVs that have... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Oct. 3, 2014

Updated 2015 Honda CR-V Priced From $23,320

The 2015 Honda CR-V goes on sale nationwide today, and Honda has announced that it offers a number of updates... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Oct. 1, 2014

How Big Brother Gets in Your Car

By now, most of us realize that when we go online, we give up some privacy. Anyone who’s browsed for something on... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 30, 2014

2015 Subaru Impreza Gets MPG Boost, Standard Rearview Camera

Subaru announced yesterday that the Impreza is getting a host of updates for the 2015 model year, including a standard... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Sep. 26, 2014

What Lower Used Car Prices Mean for You

There’s good and bad news for car shoppers. Used car prices have fallen for the fourth straight month, according to... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 25, 2014

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