Car Buying Tips, News, and Features

What Is a Crossover SUV?

Crossover SUVs are the new minivans. Meant for families, they range from small and sporty to spacious trucks and offer... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jan. 31, 2017

Best Used Cars for Teens

Teens don’t need a fancy car, they just need a safe car. We browsed through our used car rankings to find the best... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Jan. 31, 2017

Luxury Cars From Non-Luxury Brands

There’s a term among the automotive expert circles called the “democratization of features.” It means something that... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 31, 2017

Your 2017 Guide to the Prius Models

Ask anyone on the street to name a hybrid car, and more often than not, they will answer, “Prius,” and with good... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 31, 2017

Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

If you’re shopping for a new car and you’re a devoted iPhone user, consider looking for a vehicle that offers Apple... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Jan. 30, 2017

Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

Android Auto is a simple way to use your smartphone while behind the wheel. A vehicle equipped with Android Auto offers... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Jan. 30, 2017

Best Used Cars Under $20,000

The used car market is better than ever. Great deals can be found in every category, including large sedans , midsize... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jan. 30, 2017

2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Head to Head

Shopping for an SUV doesn’t have to be difficult if you have the right tools. U.S. News equips you with research and... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jan. 27, 2017

Redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: What You Need to Know

Volkswagen is working to move forward from the diesel emissions scandal and is refocusing their United States sales... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Jan. 27, 2017

Refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: What You Need to Know

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the latest iteration of their popular compact crossover, the GLA , at the North American... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Jan. 27, 2017

2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT: Details and Photos

While you would be hard pressed to call the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT a performance beast, it offers spirited... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 26, 2017

How Can I Get a Free VIN Check?

Did you know that every vehicle comes with a unique serial number? The 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 26, 2017

All-New 2018 GMC Terrain: What You Need to Know

GMC gave its best-selling Terrain SUV a full redesign for 2018. Ostensibly a small SUV, the Terrain had been more of a... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jan. 26, 2017

10 Fastest New Cars Under $20,000 in 2017

Car manufacturers like to throw around their models’ horsepower specs — it is, understandably, a point of pride. It’s... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Jan. 26, 2017

2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 Audi A3: Worth the Upgrade?

Based on the data that drives U.S. News Best Cars scoring and ranking, the completely redesigned 2017 Audi A4 is our... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 25, 2017

9 Best Small SUVs of 2016

It seems nearly everyone today is looking for an SUV. If you are one of those people, but are uneasy due to the price... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 25, 2017

Is Rear-Wheel Drive Safe in the Snow?

Most cars sold in the U.S. are either front- or all-wheel drive, and both can be safely operated in snowy or icy... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 25, 2017

All-New 2018 Lexus LS: What You Need to Know

The Lexus LS is the vehicle that brought Lexus into the world in 1990. It was called the LS 400 then, and it was a... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Jan. 25, 2017

All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey: What You Need to Know

Technically speaking, the 2018 Honda Odyssey is an all-new vehicle. It just doesn’t look that way. It has that same... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Jan. 25, 2017

9 Best Cars of 2016

Whether you are looking for a subcompact hatchback for your commute or a large luxurious family sedan, there are... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 24, 2017

All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse: What You Need to Know

Taking inspiration from its big brother, the Chevy Tahoe , the 2018 Chevy Traverse has a longer wheelbase to create... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Jan. 24, 2017

9 Best Luxury SUVs of 2016

If you are looking for a luxury SUV, you have come to the right place. We have ranked the top luxury SUVs, regardless... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 24, 2017

Refreshed 2018 Ford F-150: What You Need to Know

After years of interest, speculation, and in some cases yearning, it has finally happened: The F-150 is getting a... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Jan. 24, 2017

9 Best SUVs of 2016

SUVs are the most popular segment in the market today. Just like cars, they come in all shapes and sizes, from... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 24, 2017

All-New 2018 Toyota Camry: What You Need to Know

The Toyota Camry enters its eighth generation with the 2018 model, and none of the previous seven generations have been... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Jan. 24, 2017

9 Best Hot Hatchbacks of 2017

The hatchback is arguably one of the most versatile and utilitarian body styles for city dwellers and commuting... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 23, 2017

2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Details and Photos

Jeep debuted its ultra-capable Trailhawk trim on the Grand Cherokee concept vehicle at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 23, 2017

2017 Toyota Corolla: What You Need to Know

The Toyota Corolla was redesigned in 2014, making this popular compact car even more competitive, at least in the eyes... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Jan. 23, 2017

9 Fastest Cars in the World

That lurch in your stomach as your car rockets from zero to 60 faster than you can send a tweet, or the freedom you... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 23, 2017

Slowest Cars in the World

It’s a universal truth that no one really likes to go slow. It's boring, frustrating, and you're often the last person... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 23, 2017

January's Best Luxury Car Lease Deals Under $400

Leasing offers you the chance to drive luxury cars for much less than you would have to pay if you purchased the car... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 20, 2017

10 Iconic Cars You Can Buy New

An icon is “…a person or thing worthy of veneration.” While selecting past cars for this honor is made easier by... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 20, 2017

Used Tesla Model S Buying Guide

When Tesla rolled out its new-from-the-ground-up Model S in 2012, it put the world on notice. Here was not just a new... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jan. 20, 2017

2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester are two of the most popular compact SUVs on the market. Though they face stiff... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Jan. 19, 2017

2017 Audi SQ5: Details and Photos

For those looking for a vehicle that is luxurious and sporty, while still practical, the Audi SQ5 may be the answer... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 19, 2017

Affordable Fast Cars of 2017

When it comes to speed and acceleration, there are many cars available that cost around $30,000, and some under... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 19, 2017

9 SUVs That Critics Love

SUVs have become extremely popular and the segment faces fierce competition. If you’re looking for a new one, it’s... Read More »

Steven Loveday Jan. 18, 2017

Mercedes-AMG GLA45: Details and Photos

The Mercedes-AMG GLA45 is a potent combination of functional utility and pure power packed into a compact crossover... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Jan. 18, 2017

10 Best AWD Sedans of 2017

In the past, many automakers did not offer sedans with all-wheel drive. Its added cost – about $2,000 a vehicle – had... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 17, 2017

What Cars Can I Get for Under $20,000: New or Used?

You have $20,000 to spend and want to get the most car for the money. The best car for your budget could be used or... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jan. 17, 2017

10 Most Reliable Car Brands of 2016

Quality and dependability – the words go together like peanut butter and jelly, but what do they mean? The J.D. Power... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 17, 2017

9 Best Off-Road Trucks of 2017

More often than not, modern pickups are used as daily drivers or work vehicles, and manufacturers have responded by... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Jan. 13, 2017

8 Best Four-Cylinder SUVs in 2017

Four-cylinder engines tend to be more fuel-efficient than V6 and V8 power plants. However, just because those engines... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Jan. 13, 2017

Top 5 American Debuts From the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is typically the showcase for America’s automotive brands... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 12, 2017

2017 Ford Focus RS: A Practical Sports Car

Credit for creating the “hot hatch” category, with “hatch” short for hatchback , is generally given to Volkswagen . Its... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 12, 2017

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Everything You Need to Know

We live in the golden age of affordable performance cars. But to call this a “Renascence of the Muscle Car” really... Read More »

George Kennedy Jan. 11, 2017

9 Biggest Debuts of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Each January, the world’s automakers bring their greatest new products to America’s signature Auto Show. The North... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 11, 2017

60 Things You Should See From the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as the Detroit Auto Show, brings thousands of automotive... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 11, 2017

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