Car Buying Tips, News, and Features

Honda CR-V

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 all-wheel drive for those who ... read more »
2012 Honda Accord

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 overall midsize ... read more »
2017 Nissan Maxima

Luxury Cars From Non-Luxury Brands

There’s a term among the automotive expert circles called the “democratization of features.” It means something that was once a rare feature has become ... read more »
2017 Toyota Prius

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 reason. The ... read more »
What Is Adaptive Cruise Control?

What Is Adaptive Cruise Control?

Cruise control is one of the most successful developments in automotive history. Once considered a luxury feature, now you can hardly find a car on ... read more »
What Is a Plug-In Hybrid?

What Is a Plug-In Hybrid?

What powers your vehicle? Gasoline and diesel are the traditional fuels, but hydrogen, natural gas, electricity, and ethanol are all powering passenger vehicles, some even ... read more »
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Apple CarPlay on the 2017 Honda Accord

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 CarPlay. This technology allows ... read more »
Android Auto in the 2017 Honda Accord

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 the technology as part ... read more »
2011 Lexus ES

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 luxury cars, and hybrid cars ... read more »
Subaru Forester

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 reviews to ... read more »
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

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 efforts on the popular SUV market. The ... read more »
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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 International Auto Show. The GLA is the smallest SUV ... read more »
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2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT

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 acceleration compared to the base ... read more »
How Can I Get a Free VIN Check?

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 like a secret password to a ... read more »
2018 GMC Terrain

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 ‘tweener, approaching midsized ... read more »
Mazda3

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 even more impressive when designers and ... read more »
2017 Audi A3 and 2017 Audi A4

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 No. 1 ranked ... read more »
2016 Honda CR-V

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, a ... read more »
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Dodge Charger in Snow

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 conditions when ... read more »
2018 Lexus LS

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 full-size, rear-wheel ... read more »
Honda Odyssey

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 familiar shape and that same ... read more »
Buick LaCrosse

9 Best Cars of 2016

Whether you are looking for a subcompact hatchback for your commute or a large luxurious family sedan, there are several outstanding cars from the 2016 ... read more »
2018 Chevy Traverse

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 more passenger space and smooth out ... read more »
Porsche Macan

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 of size ... read more »
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2018 Ford F-150

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 diesel engine.Yes, for 2018 Ford ... read more »
Honda Pilot

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 truck-like “sport” vehicles to ... read more »
2017 Toyota Camry

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 as focused on driving dynamics ... read more »
Ford Focus RS

9 Best Hot Hatchbacks of 2017

The hatchback is arguably one of the most versatile and utilitarian body styles for city dwellers and commuting suburbanites alike. The upright driving position, easy ... read more »
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

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, Utah, in 2012. The brand, famously ... read more »
2017 Toyota Corolla

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 of consumers. There’s typically a ... read more »
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Dodge Charger Hellcat

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 feel ... read more »
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

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 to arrive ... read more »
2017 Buick LaCrosse

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. This January ... read more »
2017 Chevrolet Corvette

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 hindsight, assigning new ... read more »
2015 Tesla Model S

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 luxury car, but ... read more »
Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4

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 competition from the ... read more »
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2017 Audi SQ5

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. The compact SUV combines ... read more »
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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 $20,000. There’s a new ... read more »
Audi Q7

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 important to do your homework, but ... read more »
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA45

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. Its performance styling and handling combine with a ... read more »
2017 Cadillac CT6

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 been a ... read more »
Lexus ES

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 ... read more »
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2016 Lexus GX

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 Vehicle Dependability Study ... read more »
Chevy Colorado

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 making pickups more powerful, more fuel ... read more »
2017 Lexus NX

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 have four cylinders, it doesn’t mean that ... read more »
2018 Ford F-150

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 to debut their biggest products. The 2017 edition ... read more »
Ford Focus RS

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 Golf GTI was introduced at the 1975 ... read more »
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1

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 undersells just how advanced ... read more »
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Kia Stinger

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 American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is held in ... read more »
2018 Lexus LS 500

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 journalists from around the world to the ... read more »
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