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Car Buying Tips, News, and Features - 2015

Most Improved Cars for 2016

In order to keep things fresh and modern, automakers typically redesign their models every five years. Sometimes these... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 30, 2015

7 Most Improved Cars of 2016

Automakers typically redesign their models every five years or so. Sometimes these redesigns are a hit with the... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 30, 2015

8 Crazy Types of Car Tech

It used to be that most cars needed a key to open the door and turn on the ignition. Now, though, keyless entry and... Read More »

Cherise LaPine Dec. 30, 2015

5 Best Cars for Teens

Because more teens are killed by car accidents every year than by any other cause, it's important to make sure that a... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 29, 2015

5 Smart Cars for Teen Drivers

Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers, with 2,163 teens killed and 243,243 injured in motor... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Dec. 29, 2015

9 Biggest 2016 Debuts (and What Reviewers Thought of Them)

The 2016 model year has dozens of all-new or redesigned models, and we've compiled a list of the nine most important... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 29, 2015

9 Most Significant 2016 Models (and Whether They're Right for You)

It seems like every year, automakers release an overwhelming number of new and redesigned models. It can be tough to... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 29, 2015

9 Best Year-End Car Deals

The end of the year is the perfect time to get a great car deal since automakers and car dealers are trying to boost... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 21, 2015

Best End-of-Year Car Deals

As the year comes to a close, automakers and dealerships are pushing to boost their sales numbers and make room for the... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 21, 2015

7 Great Truck Deals before the New Year

With gas prices at their lowest average since 2009, sales for pick-up trucks have been on the rise, according to The... Read More »

Brian McHugh Dec. 17, 2015

7 Deals on Popular Trucks before the New Year

With gas prices at their lowest average since 2009, sales for pick-up trucks have been on the rise, according to The... Read More »

Brian McHugh Dec. 17, 2015

2016 Best Vehicle Brands: How They Finished on Top

Whether it is performance, comfort, utility or luxury that you want most in your next vehicle, there is an automotive... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 17, 2015

2016 Best Vehicle Brands: Why They're Winners

Whether it is performance, comfort, utility or luxury that you want most in your next vehicle, there is an automotive... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 16, 2015

If Santa Bought an SUV

Noticing an abnormal uptick in visits to the US News Best Autos site from the North Pole, we contacted—who else?—Santa... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Dec. 16, 2015

Santa Needs an Upgrade

Noticing an abnormal uptick in visits to the US News Best Autos site from the North Pole, we contacted—who else?—Santa... Read More »

Martin A Davis Jr Dec. 16, 2015

9 Great Financing Deals for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and car companies are eager to get models out the door before the end of the year. That... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 14, 2015

9 Great New Car Financing Deals for December

The holiday season is upon us and car companies are eager to get models out the door before the end of the year. That... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 14, 2015

Redesigned Mazda CX-9 Aims for Sensible and Sophisticated

The fully redesigned 2016 Mazda CX-9 debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The affordable large SUV gets... Read More »

Brian McHugh Dec. 12, 2015

10 Great Lease Deals on Luxury Cars This Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching you may be wondering what kind of gift to get that special person in your... Read More »

Brian McHugh Dec. 11, 2015

10 Luxury Car Holiday Lease Sales

With the holiday season rapidly approaching you may be wondering what kind of gift to get that special person in your... Read More »

Brian McHugh Dec. 11, 2015

Best Deals on the North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists

The six finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards were announced Tuesday in Detroit. The top... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 9, 2015

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists: Best Finance and Lease Offers

The six finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards were announced Tuesday in Detroit. The top... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 9, 2015

9 Small SUV Lease Deals Under $200 This Holiday

You may not think that it's possible to lease an SUV for under $200 a month, but we've found nine SUV lease deals that... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 7, 2015

9 SUVs You Can Lease for Under $200 This December

You may not think that it's possible to lease an SUV for under $200 a month, but we've found nine SUV lease deals that... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 7, 2015

Redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma: 8 Things You Should Know

General Motors’ introduction of the Colorado and Canyon for 2015 has shaken up the compact pickup truck segment, and... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 2, 2015

Redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma: 8 Key Points to Consider

General Motors’ introduction of the Colorado and Canyon for 2015 has shaken up the compact pickup truck segment, and... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 2, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe: Which Should You Buy?

A redesign for 2016 has vaulted the Honda Pilot from the bottom to the top of our affordable midsize SUV rankings. The... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 25, 2015

Head-to-Head Comparison: 2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

A redesign for 2016 has vaulted the Honda Pilot from the bottom to the top of our affordable midsize SUV rankings. The... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 25, 2015

8 Changes to the Redesigned 2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic is new from the ground up. Honda claims this new Civic is better than the old model in pretty much... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Nov. 23, 2015

The New 2016 Honda Civic: 8 Changes You Should Know About

The 2016 Honda Civic is new from the ground up. Honda claims this new Civic is better than the old model in pretty much... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Nov. 23, 2015

8 New Cars from the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

For two weeks in November, hundreds of thousands of consumers, car enthusiasts and reporters alike flock towards the... Read More »

Brian McHugh Nov. 20, 2015

8 New Cars That Made Their Debuts at the 2015 LA Auto Show

For two weeks in November, hundreds of thousands of consumers, car enthusiasts and reporters flock towards the Los... Read More »

Brian McHugh Nov. 20, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5: Which Should You Buy?

If you’re shopping for a crossover SUV , you have more options than ever, as automakers have recently developed several... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 18, 2015

Head-to-Head Comparison: 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5

If you’re shopping for a crossover SUV , you have more options than ever, as automakers have recently developed... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 18, 2015

9 Fun Facts About the New 2016 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot has been completely redesigned for the 2016 model year, and it comes with significant improvements... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Nov. 16, 2015

Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot: 9 Things You Need to Know

The Honda Pilot has been completely redesigned for the 2016 model year, and it comes with significant improvements... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Nov. 16, 2015

Surprisingly Sporty Cars

Everyone wants a sports car for the speed, the handling, and the sporty looks, but when you own a sports car, you're... Read More »

U.S. News Staff Nov. 13, 2015

7 Undercover Sports Cars of 2015

Sports cars move fast, thrill drivers and attract a lot of attention, some of it from your local law enforcement... Read More »

Cherise LaPine Nov. 13, 2015

Best Deals on Cars for Winter Driving

After last winter's record-breaking snowfall and cold, we won't blame you for thinking you need an SUV to handle... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 12, 2015

The Best Deals on The Best Vehicle Brands

It’s official: the U.S. News Best Vehicle Brand awards have identified the automakers that are the best at making cars... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 12, 2015

The 2016 Best Vehicle Brands

For the first time, U.S. News Best Cars has combed through the data in our rankings and crunched the numbers to find... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 12, 2015

2016 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

When it’s time to buy a new car, you have 36 brands to choose from. Each automotive brand has something to offer, but... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Nov. 12, 2015

Best Deals on the Best Cars for Winter Driving

As winter approaches, car buyers in northern parts of the country may think adding an SUV to their garage is the only... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 11, 2015

7 Smart SUV Alternatives

If you’re shopping for an SUV right now, you’re in for some sticker shock. SUVs and crossovers are currently two of the... Read More »

U.S. News Staff Nov. 11, 2015

7 Smart Alternatives to an SUV

Thanks to low gas prices, SUVs are more popular than ever. That demand is driving up prices and making it tough to... Read More »

Cherise LaPine Nov. 10, 2015

9 Small SUV Lease Deals Under $250

Small SUVs are a great choice for shoppers who want flexible cargo space, a high seating position and available... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Nov. 9, 2015

9 Small SUV Lease Deals Under $250

Small SUVs are a great choice for shoppers who want flexible cargo space, a high seating position and available... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Nov. 9, 2015

Get a New Car Deal on Black Friday

We all love a good Black Friday deal, but this year, instead of elbowing your way through crowds to save a few hundred... Read More »

U.S. News Staff Nov. 9, 2015

The Safest Used Cars Under $20,000

Cars are safer than they’ve ever been, with safety features, like automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot... Read More »

Charles Krome Nov. 4, 2015

2016 Mazda6 vs 2016 Honda Accord: Which Should You Buy?

Looking for a great car? The Mazda6 and Honda Accord are perennial contenders for the top spot in our affordable... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 4, 2015

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