Car Buying Tips, News and Features

2016 Ford Escape

Fun-to-Drive Crossovers Under $30K

You may think trading in your car for an SUV means giving up on having any fun behind the wheel, but there are actually some ... read more »
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

8 Sporty SUVs Under $30K

You often have to sacrifice a fun drive to get the high ride height and flexible cargo space offered by SUVs, but there are some ... read more »
oscar nominees drive

What the Oscar Nominees Drive

Oscar nominees may be swathed in haute couture and dripping in diamonds when they walk the red carpet, but you may be surprised to see ... read more »
Oscar Nominee

Drive Like an Oscar Nominee

As they roll up to the red carpet, the Oscar-nominated elite are most often emerging from behind the tinted glass of a stretched limousine. But ... read more »
2016 Lexus NX

10 Luxury Cars and SUVs that Won't Break the Bank

You may think a luxury vehicle is way out of your price range, but there are actually plenty of relatively affordable cars and SUVs wearing ... read more »
leasing a car

Lease a Car Like a Pro

Leasing a car can seem almost too good to be true. Compared to a new car loan, a car lease can get you in the ... read more »
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2016 Acura RDX

Most Affordable Luxury Cars and SUVs of 2016

There’s no doubt you need to have deep pockets to bring home some luxury cars, but there are plenty of relatively budget-friendly vehicles wearing a ... read more »
Safest SUVs

8 SUVs With the Highest Safety Ratings

Safety ratings are a key part of our rankings at U.S. News Best Cars, because we know how important they are to new car ... read more »
Safest SUVs

2016 SUVs With the Best Safety Ratings

We talk a lot about build quality and performance on our site, but for many new SUV buyers, no characteristic is more important than safety. ... read more »
2016 Hyundai Tucson

10 Great Budget-Friendly SUVs

Crossover SUV sales are up 10.3 percent over last year, according to data from the Wall Street Journal. Crossovers appeal to a lot of ... read more »
2016 Kia Sorento

Most Affordable SUVs of 2016

Crossover SUVs offer a higher ride height and more flexible cargo space than cars, and over the last year, crossover sales have increased 10.3 percent ... read more »
Pickup Truck Deals

Get a Great Deal on a New Truck

We've rounded up seven great deals on trucks that are currently on the market. These pickups offer performance and comfort in a wide variety ... read more »
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Credit repair

7 Ways to Clean up Your Credit before Buying a New Car

With some car dealers hyping their ability to get an auto loan for anyone – even if you have bad credit – car shoppers can ... read more »
certified pre-owned

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

Walking through a used car lot, it can be difficult to tell which car will be a reliable ride – and which one is hiding ... read more »
6 Ways to Tell Your Car is Making You Undateable

6 Ways to Tell Your Car is Making You Undateable

If your track record for getting a second date is terrible, or if your social life seems to have hit a slump, you may need ... read more »
Is Your Car Making You Undateable?

Is Your Car Making You Undateable?

If you're looking to make a good first impression on your date, don't underestimate the importance of your car. Beyond your smile and your wardrobe, ... read more »
2016 Cadillac CTS

Best Deals on Luxury Vehicles This February

Although you might think a luxury vehicle is out of your price range, the following purchase and lease incentives may make you think twice. With ... read more »
2016 Lexus NX

8 Great Deals on Luxury Cars and SUVs This Month

Luxury cars and SUVs generally offer higher-quality cabins, more standard and available tech features and stronger engine options than their more affordable counterparts. They may ... read more »
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2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Best Cars for the Money Best Deals

The 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight the cars, trucks and SUVs that have the best combination of positive reviews and long-term value ... read more »
2016 Best Car for the Money Awards

2016 Best Cars for the Money

There’s a difference between something that’s a great value and something that just has a low price tag.  That’s especially true when it comes to ... read more »
2016 Best Cars for the Money

Behind the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

Here at U.S. News, we update our car rankings weekly so we can give you the most up-to-date picture of what the automotive press ... read more »
car shows

4 Upcoming Auto Shows

Car shows create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for car shoppers. All the major automakers are present, and they all bring the bulk of their vehicles currently ... read more »
Presidents Day Car Deals

11 Great Car Deals for Presidents Day

Presidents Day usually brings two things to mind: presidential greatness and great deals. Advertisers have fun using images of Washington and Lincoln to sell everything ... read more »
Drive Like a Presidential Candidate

Drive Like a Presidential Candidate

Each of the presidential candidates in this year's election have traveled their own road as they make their way towards the White House. Some came ... read more »
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Great Lease Deals This February

8 Great Lease Deals This February

Lease deals are a great option for many people who are interested in getting a new car, truck or SUV. Lease offers tend to have ... read more »
The Best Deals on the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

The Best Deals on the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

The 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight the cars, trucks and SUVs that have the best combination of positive reviews and long-term value ... read more »
2016 Honda Pilot

Best SUV Lease Deals

Winter isn’t quite finished with us yet, and that has a lot of people thinking about buying a new SUV.  If you’re one of ... read more »
February's Best SUV Deals

February's Best SUV Deals

Winter isn’t quite finished with us yet, and that has a lot of people thinking about buying a new SUV.  If you’re one of them, ... read more »
2016 Lexus RX

The 2016 Best Cars for the Money Awards Arrive Tomorrow

Shopping with an eye toward managing your budget can feel like an exercise in compromise, especially when buying a car. After all, most of us ... read more »
Super Bowl, SUV, tailgating

SUVs for Super Bowl Tailgating

Nothing goes better with football than tailgating. And for the Super Bowl, you’ll want a great SUV for throwing your party. Which model is best ... read more »
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no haggle price

What Does 'No-Haggle Price' Mean?

For car shoppers, the most painful part of the process is negotiating a price. Many buyers have previously suffered through an interrogation-like experience, waiting for ... read more »