Car Buying Tips, News, and Features

Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Macan

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 are known primarily for ... read more »
8 Most Futuristic Cars on the Road Today

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 sci-fi-looking cars are real ... read more »
Oh Deer: Staying Safe When Love Is in the Air

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 any time of year, but ... read more »
Stupid Things We Do Behind the Wheel

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 of things we do ... read more »
Video: Why Traffic Happens (and How to Fix It)

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 screeching halt.You think to yourself ... read more »
Does Your Car Have the Right Headlights?

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 vehicle safety scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway ... read more »
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Chevrolet Volt

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 cars with nimble handling ... read more »
Want To Be a Lyft or Uber Driver?

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 Uber driver app or Lyft equivalent ... read more »
Head to Head: 2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2016 Lexus RX

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 midsize SUV owners, packing ... read more »
2016 BMW X5 vs. 2016 Porsche Cayenne: Head to Head

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 automotive technologies. A perfect example of this is the modern ... read more »
Ford Edge, SUVs

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 current lineup ... read more »
Cars That Cost More Than Your House

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 than the average home, giving ... read more »
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Head to Head: Volvo XC90 vs. Lexus RX

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, performance, and Swedish design. Our No. 8-ranked ... read more »
What's Next for Lincoln?

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, to its upscale family haulers. Its ... read more »
How Car Color Affects Resale Value

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 is due to ... read more »
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The World's Coolest Battery-Electric Vehicles

As we move forward into the future of green-friendly transportation, sustainability, and renewable energy sources, many auto companies are working hard to provide consumers the ... read more »
New Ways to Buy a Used Car

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, there are a number of ... read more »
1955 Chevrolet Nomad

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 vehicles worth $200,000 and ... read more »
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6 Hidden Lease Fees That Could Surprise You

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 can expect vehicle leasing to ... read more »
Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

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 the Takata airbag recall. Still, the ... read more »
Toyota RAV4, compact SUV

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 launching in 1995. Customers found ... read more »
12 Examples of Race Car Technology in Everyday Vehicles

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 they’re hoping for the bragging rights that ... read more »
Chevrolet Malibu, midsize cars

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 the ... read more »
Don't Ignore That Recall Notice

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 recalled. Receiving a recall notice ... read more »
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Your Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Your Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

There are many more efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to gasoline aside from battery power. Some are already being used in vehicles currently on the ... read more »
Best Cars for Back to School

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 shopping for a new ... read more »
Honda Fit, Used Cars

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 buyers a number of safety ... read more »
#ItCanWait: Teens Moved to Tears Over Distracted Driving Story

#ItCanWait: Teens Moved to Tears Over Distracted Driving Story

Distracted driving is dangerous – deadly, in some cases.But that doesn’t stop some young drivers from doing it.In a new video from the ... read more »
Honda Civic Hatchback, hatchback

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, as the aggressively styled ... read more »
Best Cars for Labor Day Road Trips

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. make the most of ... read more »
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Worst Cities to Own a Car

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 insurance premiums ... read more »
BMW i8, electric and hybrid cars

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 hybrids that not only ... read more »
Honda Civic, compact cars

Used Honda Civic Buying Guide

The Honda Civic has long been known for its safety features and reliability. Despite not having Honda’s latest technology or styling, used Civics are worth ... read more »
Leasing vs. Buying

Leasing vs. Buying

Should I buy or lease? Many consumers find themselves asking that question. Leasing a vehicle is a very different transaction than buying one. When you enter ... read more »
Dodge Charger, large cars

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 introduced for the 2015 ... read more »
Sports Cars

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 groups, but getting into racing ... read more »
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Head to Head: 2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

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 their close MSRPs and similar amenities. The ... read more »
9 Classic Cars You Can Drive Every Day

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, there are a number of ... read more »
BMW i8

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 2025, electric vehicles are on the ... read more »
Tesla Battery Unveiled Making the Model S Quicker Than Ever

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.On Tuesday, Tesla announced its newest battery ... read more »
How SUVs Got Their Shape

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 family haulers ... read more »
Best Cities to Own a Car

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 owners face in most major cities. Fortunately ... read more »
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Subprime Auto Loans: Why You Should Avoid Them

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 segment ... read more »
The Biggest Car Recalls in History

The Biggest Car Recalls in History

Toyota, Volkswagen, and General Motors have been in the headlines for leading some of the highest-profile automotive recalls in recent years, but those aren’t necessary ... read more »
Is a Longer-Term Car Loan a Good Deal?

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 by extending the length ... read more »
Honda CR-V, Compact SUVs, Crossover SUVs

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 eventually have ... read more »
How to Avoid Extra Fees When Leasing a Car

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 protect your wallet ... read more »
Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, midsize cars

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. (The Honda Accord is ... read more »
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8 Unique Classic Cars

8 Unique Classic Cars

The world is full of collectors that cherish their Mustangs, Corvettes, and other classic rides. However, there's more to classic car collecting than the ... read more »
2018 Lincoln Navigator Concept

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 position in ... read more »
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