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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

10 SUVs With the Most Ground Clearance

Which New SUVs Get You Off the Ground? Ground clearance is a key factor in determining a vehicle’s off-road worthiness. Though good ground clearance doesn’t ... read more »
2010 Chevy Camaro

10 Cool Cheap Used Cars

What Are the Coolest Used Cars You Can Buy for Around 10,000? Cheap used cars, particularly at the $10,000-or-less price point, don’t offer advanced safety ... read more »
BMW 5 Series

The 8 Best Self-Parking Cars

What Are the Highest-Ranking Vehicles With Automatic Parking Systems? Self-parking technology is still in its infancy, but it’s becoming available on a broad range of ... read more »
2017 Ford Explorer

4th of July SUV Deals

The Best SUV Financing Deals for Independence Day It’s the best time of year for fireworks, picnics, and new SUVs. Automakers are ringing in the ... read more »
Hyundai Elantra

9 Cheapest Lease Deals This June

These Cars Offer the Lowest Monthly Payments If you want to kick off this summer with a new car, you can do it for a ... read more »
2017 Volkswagen Alltrack

Best Lease Deals Under $300 This June

The Best Lease Offers Under $300 per Month for June 2017 Every month, we look for the best lease deals being offered by auto manufacturers. ... read more »
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2017 Lexus RC F

2017 Lexus RC F: What You Need to Know

The High-Performance Version of the Lexus RC Coupe Is Ready for the Racetrack The 2017 Lexus RC, a four-passenger compact luxury coupe, is a safe ... read more »
2017 Acura RDX

13 Best New Luxury SUVs Under $40,000

Which New Luxury SUV Is Right for You? If you’re shopping for a new luxury SUV this year, you don’t need an astronomical budget. Sure, ... read more »
Volvo CPO Buying Guide

Volvo CPO Buying Guide

Volvo vehicles are eligible for pre-owned certification if they are five years old or newer, and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer ... read more »
2017 Jeep Renegade

12 Most Affordable SUVs of 2017

What’s the Most Affordable SUV on the Market? The market for SUVs is growing at a rapid clip, with several new models being introduced just ... read more »
2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata: Head to Head

Optima vs. Sonata: Which Midsize Sedan Should You Buy? The Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are midsize sedans with a lot of shared DNA. Hyundai ... read more »
2018 BMW M4

2018 BMW M4: Everything You Need to Know

A Modest Facelift for 2018 The BMW M4 is the high-performance variant of the 4 Series. The 4 Series consists of a coupe, a convertible ... read more »
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GMC Canyon

11 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks

Which Pickup Trucks Have the Best Fuel Economy? It should come as no surprise that to buy a truly fuel-efficient pickup truck, some sacrifices must ... read more »
2017 Chevy Tahoe vs 2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2017 Ford Expedition: Head to Head

Tahoe vs. Expedition: Which Large SUV Should You Buy? The Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition have more in common than not. These cross-town rivals are ... read more »
2018 Ford Mustang

Redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang: Everything You Need to Know

A Hefty Refresh and Some Surprising News Even a classic design can get stale, especially when competitors are constantly pushing the boundaries of style and ... read more »
2018 Hyundai Sonata

Refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata: What You Need to Know

Significant Updates for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best entries in the midsize car class. It’s the winner ... read more »
2017 Audi TT RS

All-New 2018 Audi TT RS: What You Need to Know

Meet the Strongest TT Audi had a few big announcements at the New York International Auto Show in April. The German manufacturer introduced the new ... read more »
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

14 Best-Looking New Cars

Here Are the Most Attractive Cars on the Market Today Over the last year or so, we’ve seen some really good-looking new cars – enough ... read more »
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Why Does Horsepower Matter?

Why Does Horsepower Matter?

Horsepower is a standard measurement, whether you’re talking about a car or a shop vac, and the term is so commonplace that it’s easy to ... read more »
VW Golf

Refreshed 2018 Volkswagen Golf: What You Need to Know

An Updated Look and Feel for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf If you attended the 2017 New York Auto Show in April, you may have gotten ... read more »
How to Buy a Car at an Auction

How to Buy a Car at an Auction

Car auctions are a method of buying a used vehicle that often gets overlooked – sometimes for good reason. Going to car auctions can be an ... read more »
2013 VW Beetle

May's Best Used Car Deals

These Are May’s Best Used Car Deals If you’re looking for a used car this spring, a certified pre-owned, or CPO, car might be the ... read more »
Fiat 500 Abarth

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth: What You Need to Know

Fiat Abarth Is Italian for Small and Fast As far as sporty hot hatches go, the Fiat 500 has been kind of a letdown. After ... read more »
2017 BMW X1

8 Most Luxurious SUVs

Which Luxury SUV Has the Best Interior? It’s nice, but not enough, to say that an SUV has comfortable seats or decent legroom. The luxury ... read more »
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What Is OnStar?

What Is OnStar?

OnStar is both a telematics system and a subsidiary of General Motors that owns the telematics system. The telematics technology is probably what comes to ... read more »
Porsche Boxster

8 New Cars That Will Be Classics One Day

What Is a Classic Car, Anyway? What you’re about to read here is not actual investment advice or a suggestion that you buy any of ... read more »
Mercedes-Benz X-Class

9 Coolest Concept Cars of the Past Year

We Round Up the Coolest Concept Cars in Recent Memory If you’re planning to attend any auto shows this year, make sure to spend some ... read more »
Honda Accord Hybrid

9 Cars With the Best Gas Mileage

Spend More Time in Your Car and Less at the Pump Changes might be coming to automakers’ corporate fuel economy requirements, but for the time ... read more »
Jeep Renegade

Best New SUVs Under $20,000

Top Tier SUVs for Bottom Tier Prices The increasing popularity of subcompact SUVs means there are plenty of new and affordable options for buyers who ... read more »
2017 Kia Cadenza

Best Large Cars for Families in 2017

The Top Scorers From U.S. News' Best Large Cars for Families Awards If you’re considering buying a new sedan for your family this year, you’ve ... read more »
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Mercedes Certified Pre-Owned Buying Guide

Mercedes Certified Pre-Owned Buying Guide

If you don’t have the budget for a brand new car, but you’re intrigued by Mercedes-Benz’ combination of luxury and performance, you have options. Take ... read more »
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

9 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000

You Don't Need to Spend Money on a Luxury Car to Get a Comfortable Interior If you’re one of the many Americans who spends more ... read more »
Top 10 Reasons Why You Paid Too Much for Your Car

Top 10 Reasons Why You Paid Too Much for Your Car

How This Guide Is Organized 1. Weren't Ready to Buy 2. The Wrong Car 3. Early Adopter 4. Wrong Time of Year 5. Unrealistic ... read more »
2017 Camry vs 2017 Accord

Toyota vs. Honda: Battle of the Brands

Which Japanese Automaker Is Better? Shoppers looking for an affordable and reliable new vehicle have probably considered Toyota and Honda at some point or another. ... read more »
2017 Fiat 124 Spider vs 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2017 Fiat 124 Spider vs. 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Head to Head

Which of These Closely Related Roadsters Is Right for You? The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider and 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata are sporty yet affordable roadsters, ... read more »
2018 Dodge Durango

All-New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: What You Need to Know

Just Introduced: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT This February, Dodge unveiled the all-new 2018 Durango SRT at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The HEMI-powered Durango SRT ... read more »
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Fiat 124 Spider

Best Sports Cars for the Money

Sports Cars That Make Financial Sense If you’re interested in buying a sports car this year, but don’t know where to start, our list of ... read more »
Audi A4

Best Luxury Small Cars for the Money

The 2017 Best Luxury Small Cars for the Money Automakers have recently stepped up the game when it comes to small luxury cars. As competition ... read more »
2017 Chevy Traverse

8 Best 3-Row SUVs

These Are the Best 3-Row SUVs on the Market Right Now If a five-passenger vehicle doesn’t meet your needs anymore, it’s time for an upgrade, ... read more »
Infiniti QX50

Best Luxury Compact SUVs of 2017

These Are the Best Luxury Compact SUVs of 2017 Consumers who have recently shopped for a compact luxury SUV might have noticed that it seems ... read more »
2017 Chevy Malibu

2017 Chevrolet Malibu: Best Midsize Car for Families

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best Midsize Car for Families Choosing a car to suit the needs of your family ... read more »
2017 Kia Cadenza

2017 Kia Cadenza: Best Large Car for Families

The 2017 Kia Cadenza Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best Large Car for Families The U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards are intended ... read more »
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Hyundai Tucson

9 Best SUVs Under $30,000

These Crossovers Offer Quality and Value If you’re shopping for a new crossover or SUV for less than $30,000, you might have more options than ... read more »
Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Head to Head

Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue: Which Compact SUV Is Right for You? The Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V are popular compact SUVs with seating for ... read more »
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Fast Cars to Meet Your Need for Speed

Channel Your Inner Maverick and Goose With spring just around the corner, it’s understandable if cabin fever is reaching its peak. There are few finer ... read more »
2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Head to Head

Which Compact Car Will Come Out on Top? The 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Hyundai Elantra are both front-wheel drive compact sedans with seating for ... read more »
Toyota Highlander

Cheapest SUVs With a DVD Player

9 SUVs With a DVD Player That Won't Break the Budget If you’ve endured too many family road trips with a back row full of ... read more »
Volvo XC90

Car Crash Test Results: What You Need to Know

What Actually Goes On in a Car Crash Test? If you’ve browsed through our car reviews, you’ve probably noticed the Safety page, which contains results ... read more »
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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Best Presidents Day Lease Deals Under $200

Lease a New Car for Under $200 This Presidents Day If you’re in need of a cheap lease deal, a holiday weekend is a great ... read more »
Dodge Charger

Best Muscle Car Deals for February

February's Best Muscle Car Deals Winter isn’t the best time to drive a new muscle car, but with deals like these, the season shouldn’t stop ... read more »
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