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2017 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2017 Porsche Macan: Head to Head

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace and 2017 Porsche Macan are at the top of our luxury compact SUV rankings . Though both brands... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt and Jaclyn Trop Aug. 31, 2016

8 Most Futuristic Cars on the Road Today

Looking at some of the cars on the road today, you might think you’re in a science fiction film. But, these... Read More »

Sanjay Salomon Aug. 31, 2016

Oh Deer: Staying Safe When Love Is in the Air

Fall means crisper weather, a new school year, and mating season for animals. Animals can suddenly appear on the road... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 31, 2016

Stupid Things We Do Behind the Wheel

Reading emails and texting are at the top of the list of what’s considered distracted driving, but there are a number... Read More »

Evelyn Kanter Aug. 31, 2016

Video: Why Traffic Happens (and How to Fix It)

There’s nothing worse. You’re heading down the highway when, suddenly, traffic brings what was a smooth drive to a... Read More »

Darian Somers Aug. 31, 2016

Does Your Car Have the Right Headlights?

Nearly half of vehicle deaths occur in low-light conditions. However, real-world headlight testing is not included in... Read More »

Steven Loveday Aug. 31, 2016

12 Best City Cars for 2016

Driving in the urban jungle requires different talents from a new car than driving in the suburbs or the country. Small... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 31, 2016

Want To Be a Lyft or Uber Driver?

Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft make it easy to become an Uber Partner or Lyft driver. You simply download the... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 30, 2016

Head to Head: 2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2016 Lexus RX

The Lincoln MKX and Lexus RX , both completely redesigned for 2016, are striving to keep up with the demands of luxury... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 30, 2016

2016 BMW X5 vs. 2016 Porsche Cayenne: Head to Head

It is incredible to consider how automakers constantly defy vehicle segments through advanced engineering and... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 30, 2016

Ford SUV Buying Guide

So you’re in the market for an SUV and Ford is your choice automaker. Well, Ford offers a variety of SUVs in its... Read More »

Steven Loveday Aug. 30, 2016

Cars That Cost More Than Your House

In 2015, the median US home price was about $187,000. Numerous automakers offer cars with higher starting price points... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Aug. 30, 2016

Head to Head: Volvo XC90 vs. Lexus RX

Volvo’s comeback started with the fully redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV, which won critical praise for its comfort... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 29, 2016

What's Next for Lincoln?

Ford keeps banging out the hits, from its best-selling F-150 pickup, to its range of affordable compacts and hybrids... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Aug. 29, 2016

How Car Color Affects Resale Value

Color matters. The color you choose for your new car can affect both the cost of ownership and its resale value. This... Read More »

Evelyn Kanter Aug. 29, 2016

The World's Coolest Battery-Electric Vehicles

As we move forward into the future of green-friendly transportation, sustainability, and renewable energy sources, many... Read More »

Steven Loveday Aug. 26, 2016

New Ways to Buy a Used Car

U.S. News' used car listings offer a wide range of car-buying options, along with our rankings and advice . However... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Aug. 26, 2016

11 Old Cars Worth Over $200k

Jay Leno has them. So does Lil’ Wayne. And Missy Elliott. But celebrities aren’t the only ones that appreciate classic... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Aug. 26, 2016

6 Hidden Lease Fees That Could Surprise You

The number of leased vehicles on the road has doubled over the last five years. Assuming the trend continues, consumers... Read More »

Sanjay Salomon Aug. 26, 2016

Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

Thanks to an onslaught of scary news reports since mid-to-late 2014, most consumers have probably heard by now about... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Aug. 26, 2016

Used Toyota RAV4 Buying Guide

Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota RAV4 compact SUV has been a staple in the brand’s crossover lineup since... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 26, 2016

12 Examples of Race Car Technology in Everyday Vehicles

Automakers spend millions of dollars each year in racing venues ranging from off-road rallies to Formula One. While... Read More »

John Vincent Aug. 26, 2016

Used Chevrolet Malibu Buying Guide

The Chevrolet Malibu has been a reliable seller for GM since it was introduced in the mid-'60s as the top trim level of... Read More »

Evelyn Kanter Aug. 26, 2016

Don't Ignore That Recall Notice

You open your mailbox and see it sitting there: a letter from the manufacturer stating that your vehicle has been... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 26, 2016

Your Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

There are many more efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to gasoline aside from battery power. Some are... Read More »

Steven Loveday Aug. 26, 2016

Best Cars for Back to School

Whether you’re a student, teacher, or parent, the new school year is sure to bring challenges. If it’s time to start... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Aug. 26, 2016

Used Honda Fit Buying Guide

Now in its third generation, the Honda Fit has been sold in North America since 2006. The five-door hatchback offers... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Aug. 26, 2016

#ItCanWait: Teens Moved to Tears Over Distracted Driving Story

Distracted driving is dangerous – deadly, in some cases. Read More »

Darian Somers Aug. 25, 2016

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Revealed

Honda Civic enthusiasts have been waiting years for a hatchback to return to our shores, but the wait is nearly over... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 25, 2016

Best Cars for Labor Day Road Trips

Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer in many parts of the country, is approaching quickly. Families across the U.S... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Aug. 25, 2016

Worst Cities to Own a Car

If you’re a car owner and you live in one of the cities in this slide show, you’re probably used to paying high... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 25, 2016

High-Performance Hybrids and EVs

Electric and hybrid cars are all about saving money – or are they? Plenty of automakers are offering electric cars and... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Aug. 25, 2016

Used Honda Civic Buying Guide

The Honda Civic has long been known for its safety features and reliability. Despite not having Honda’s latest... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Aug. 25, 2016

Leasing vs. Buying

Should I buy or lease? Many consumers find themselves asking that question. Leasing a vehicle is a very different... Read More »

Sanjay Salomon Aug. 25, 2016

Used Dodge Charger Buying Guide

The first thing to know about the Dodge Charger is that it can be had with a 707-horsepower engine, which Dodge... Read More »

Tully Corcoran Aug. 25, 2016

Race Cars You Can Drive Every Day

Every car lover dreams of getting on a track. The speed and sounds of motorsport are inspirations for many enthusiast... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 25, 2016

Head to Head: 2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

The 2016 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Hyundai Elantra are both compact sedans that often compete head-to-head, thanks to... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Aug. 24, 2016

9 Classic Cars You Can Drive Every Day

Many auto lovers who invest in classic cars want to enjoy them every day but don’t believe that’s possible. However... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Aug. 24, 2016

The World's Coolest Hybrid Cars

With the government’s Corporate Annual Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards calling for fuel economy in excess of 50 mpg by... Read More »

Steven Loveday Aug. 24, 2016

Tesla Battery Unveiled Making the Model S Quicker Than Ever

Elon Musk’s efforts to keep pushing the envelope further when it comes to electric cars continued this week. Read More »

Darian Somers Aug. 24, 2016

How SUVs Got Their Shape

If you’re in the market for a new car, there’s a good chance you have looked into at least one SUV. From full-size... Read More »

George Kennedy Aug. 23, 2016

Best Cities to Own a Car

Stifling congestion, scant parking, and sky-high insurance and tax rates are a few of the unpleasant realities car... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 23, 2016

Subprime Auto Loans: Why You Should Avoid Them

It has been said that the first step in getting yourself out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. But there’s a... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 23, 2016

The Biggest Car Recalls in History

Toyota, Volkswagen, and General Motors have been in the headlines for leading some of the highest-profile automotive... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 22, 2016

Is a Longer-Term Car Loan a Good Deal?

You’ve dreamed of buying that perfect SUV, and the dealer shows you a way to make your monthly payment affordable just... Read More »

John Vincent Aug. 22, 2016

Used Honda CR-V Buying Guide

If you’re like most Americans, you or somebody in your family has a Honda CR-V , used to have a Honda CR-V, or will... Read More »

Tully Corcoran Aug. 22, 2016

How to Avoid Extra Fees When Leasing a Car

The biggest factors in finding the best lease deal are the term, monthly payment, and the amount due at signing, but to... Read More »

John Vincent Aug. 19, 2016

Head to Head: 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 Honda Accord

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata and 2016 Honda Accord are two of the most affordable and reliable midsize sedans on the market... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Aug. 19, 2016

8 Unique Classic Cars

The world is full of collectors that cherish their Mustangs, Corvettes, and other classic rides. However, there's more... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Aug. 19, 2016

2018 Lincoln Navigator Concept

If the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is even close to the concept model unveiled at the 2016 New York Auto Show , its low... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Aug. 19, 2016

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