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Best Minivan Deals in July

Minivans don’t always get a lot of respect, but smart car shoppers know they combine the best attributes of sedans and... Read More »

Carter MacLeod and Nick Kurczewski Jul. 12, 2019

48 Vehicles You Can Buy With a Manual Transmission in 2019

There’s nothing quite like dancing on all three pedals, making nicely synchronized downshifts as you dive into a... Read More »

John M. Vincent and Carter MacLeod Jun. 27, 2019

Most and Least Reliable SUVs in 2019

There are a multitude of SUVs in the marketplace, with a range of models so vast that there’s an SUV or crossover to... Read More »

John M. Vincent and Carter MacLeod Jun. 19, 2019

Most and Least Reliable Luxury SUVs in 2019

Today’s luxury SUVs are technology showcases loaded with the latest safety, infotainment, and connectivity systems... Read More »

John M. Vincent and Carter MacLeod Jun. 19, 2019

Redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander: All You Need to Know

The Highlander is Toyota’s second-best-selling SUV and one of the two top-selling three-row midsize SUVs on the market... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Apr. 30, 2019

2019 New York Auto Show: Photo Gallery

If you were to sum up the direction of the auto industry over the past few years it would be: SUVs, electric vehicles... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Apr. 19, 2019

2019 New York Auto Show: Biggest Debuts

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is one of the premier auto shows in the U.S., along with the Los Angeles... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Apr. 17, 2019

Car Insurance: A U.S. News Guide

Car insurance is a financial product that lessens your financial losses in the face of damaging events involving your... Read More »

Carter MacLeod and Jamie Page Deaton Mar. 8, 2019

15 Best Bargain Sports Sedans of 2019

The humble four-door sedan has been a go-to commuter car for generations, though recently the SUV has supplanted it... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 24, 2019

2019 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2019 Kia Optima: Head to Head

The 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Hyundai Sonata are two of the higher-rated sedans in our rankings of midsize cars... Read More »

John M. Vincent and Carter MacLeod Nov. 27, 2018

12 Best Columbus Day Car Deals of 2018

Columbus Day Weekend is here, and with it comes great car financing deals and car lease deals. Read More »

Carter MacLeod Oct. 4, 2018

The Fastest New Cars Under $50K in 2018

Let’s not mince words – $50,000 is a lot of money for a car. However, with the average price of a new car hovering... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Aug. 16, 2018

2018 New York Auto Show: The Best Photos

Start spreading the news: New York put on a big auto show in 2018. Major redesigns of significant models abounded, from... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 29, 2018

The Most Extravagant Debuts at the 2018 New York Auto Show

New York City, America’s financial capital, is the perfect place to show the world’s most exclusive, luxurious, and... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 29, 2018

2018 New York Auto Show: Biggest Debuts

Exciting new products tend to come in waves at auto shows. Sometimes you go to a show and you see debut after debut of... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 29, 2018

Biggest U.S.-Bound Debuts at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show

The big auto shows in the U.S. – Detroit , New York , and Los Angeles – get most of the attention stateside, and for... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 15, 2018

2018 Chicago Auto Show: Photos From the Windy City

Chicago’s McCormick Place may be the largest convention center in the United States, but the Chicago Auto Show has... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Feb. 9, 2018

2015 Chrysler Town & Country Review

The Chrysler Town & Country has an abundance of standard features, a strong V6 engine, and a flexible interior that can... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Sep. 15, 2017

38 Top Safety Pick+ Cars Announced by IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its Top Safety Pick awards today, giving the highest honor, Top... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 8, 2016

Midsize SUVs with Full-Size Features

A couple decades ago, the most popular SUVs were big, truck-based rigs that had tons of space and guzzled gallons of... Read More »

Carter MacLeod and Eric C. Evarts Oct. 5, 2016

Dodge Challenger vs. Dodge Charger

We've all been there. You're at the dealer and you've got two cars in front of you. One is a sports coupe – sexy... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Sep. 26, 2016

What's New: 2017 Mazda6

Fresh off a major refresh for the 2016 model year , Mazda is once again updating its midsize Mazda6 sedan. According to... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Aug. 9, 2016

Best Summer Car Sales in 2016

Summer driving season is here, and it's time for you to get a new set of wheels. It’s good timing: Interest rates are... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jun. 9, 2016

Best Nissan SUV: 2016 Rogue vs. 2016 Murano

So you're looking for a spacious SUV under $30,000 and you've found yourself at your Nissan dealer. There are two SUVs... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jun. 1, 2016

Memorial Day Car Deals for the Thrifty Shopper

Here Are the Best Memorial Day Car Deals Read More »

Carter MacLeod May. 20, 2016

Head-to-Head Comparison: 2016 Dodge Challenger vs. 2016 Dodge Charger

We've all been there. You're at the dealer and you've got two cars in front of you. One is a sports coupe – sexy... Read More »

Carter MacLeod May. 10, 2016

Battle of the Muscle Cars: 2016 Dodge Challenger vs. 2016 Dodge Charger

We've all been there. You're at the dealer and you've got two cars in front of you. One is a sports coupe – sexy... Read More »

Carter MacLeod May. 3, 2016

Head-to-Head Comparison: 2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

If you've considered a three-row midsize SUV in the past few years, chances are you've compared the Toyota Highlander... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Apr. 5, 2016

20 Great Deals on Luxury SUVs

Luxury SUVs provide an upscale driving experience and useful cargo flexibility, making them a popular choice for a wide... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 22, 2016

20 Great Luxury SUV Deals

If you're on a budget, as most of us are, you might not think a luxury SUV is within reach. However, luxury automakers... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 21, 2016

Cheapest SUV Lease Deals in March

We've assembled the best lease deals available on SUVs this March. The SUVs on this list come in all sizes, from... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 15, 2016

Get the Best Deals on Our 2016 Best Cars for Families

We recently announced our 20 picks for the 2016 Best Cars for Families awards . The winners have the best combination... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Mar. 15, 2016

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 »

Carter MacLeod Feb. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Feb. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Feb. 16, 2016

11 Great Car Deals for Presidents Day

Presidents Day usually brings two things to mind: presidential greatness and great deals. Advertisers have fun using... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Feb. 8, 2016

7 Cool Winter Driving Tips

Driving in the winter can be a bear. When snow and ice cover the roads, traction is limited, traffic is slow and... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 25, 2016

9 Cars That Come with Serious Cash Back This January

Many automakers are offering cash back deals this January. Cash back deals are a great way to save money if you're... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 19, 2016

9 Cars with Amazing Cash Back Deals This January

Many automakers continue to offer historically low interest rates when you finance through their company, but what if... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 19, 2016

Top-Ranked Cars with Lease Deals Under $200 This January

When shopping you may feel like you have to sacrifice quality for a good price. That doesn't have to be the case with... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 13, 2016

8 SUV Lease Deals Under $250 a Month This January

Looking for a great SUV with a low monthly payment? You're in luck! We've gathered a list of the eight best SUV lease... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 7, 2016

8 SUV Leases Under $250 This January

With car sales booming and interest rates low, there are a lot of great deals out there. That's great news if you're... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Jan. 7, 2016

9 Biggest 2016 Debuts (and What Reviewers Thought of Them)

The 2016 model year has dozens of all-new or redesigned models, and we've compiled a list of the nine most important... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 29, 2015

9 Most Significant 2016 Models (and Whether They're Right for You)

It seems like every year, automakers release an overwhelming number of new and redesigned models. It can be tough to... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 29, 2015

9 Best Year-End Car Deals

The end of the year is the perfect time to get a great car deal since automakers and car dealers are trying to boost... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 21, 2015

Best End-of-Year Car Deals

As the year comes to a close, automakers and dealerships are pushing to boost their sales numbers and make room for the... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 21, 2015

9 Great Financing Deals for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and car companies are eager to get models out the door before the end of the year. That... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 14, 2015

9 Great New Car Financing Deals for December

The holiday season is upon us and car companies are eager to get models out the door before the end of the year. That... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 14, 2015

9 Small SUV Lease Deals Under $200 This Holiday

You may not think that it's possible to lease an SUV for under $200 a month, but we've found nine SUV lease deals that... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Dec. 7, 2015

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