Car Buying Tips, News and Features

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-Benz C-Class

April's Best Used Car Deals

Here Are This Month’s Best Used Cars If you plan to buy a used car in the near future, now is a great time to ... read more »
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 »
Volvo XC60

Best SUV Deals in April

This April’s Best New SUV Financing Offers A nice, new crossover or SUV is a significant purchase, well worth the time to research. When you’re ... 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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
Nissan Murano

2017 Nissan Murano: Best 2-Row SUV for the Money

2017 Nissan Murano Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best 2-Row SUV for the Money The highest horsepower ratings and the most glowing critics’ reviews ... read more »
2017 Lexus RX

2017 Lexus RX: Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money

2017 Lexus RX Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, ... read more »
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2017 Lexus ES

2017 Lexus ES: Best Luxury Midsize Car for the Money

2017 Lexus ES Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best Upscale Midsize Car for the Money If the start of a new year means it’s ... read more »
Buckling Up

States With the Safest Driving Laws

Don't Get Pulled Over in These States  Have you ever received a traffic ticket for an offense you didn’t know was illegal, or a speeding ... read more »
States With the Most Dangerous Driving Laws

States With the Most Dangerous Driving Laws

Be Careful When Driving Through These States Experienced cross-country travelers know that, as they move from one state to another, the sights and sounds change ... read more »
What Is a Blind Spot Monitor?

What Is a Blind Spot Monitor?

One of the first things we’re taught when we learn to drive is to check our mirrors constantly. We’re supposed to check our rearview and ... read more »
2012 Honda Accord

Best Used Cars for Teens

These Used Cars Are Safe and Affordable Choices for a Teenager Teens don’t need a fancy car, they just need a safe car. We browsed ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
2017 Chevy Camaro

The Best Cars Made In America

These Are the Best Cars Made In the USA (They're Not Necessarily From American Brands) Some of our readers might be surprised to discover that ... read more »
Mazda3

10 Fastest New Cars Under $20,000

Cars That Can Burn Rubber for Under $20,000 Car manufacturers like to throw around their models’ horsepower specs — it is, understandably, a point of ... read more »
2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla: What You Need to Know

2017 Toyota Corolla: A Significant Refresh The Toyota Corolla was redesigned in 2014, making this popular compact car even more competitive, at least in the ... read more »
2017 Lincoln Continental

Best 2017 Luxury Cars

These Are the Top Luxury Cars for 2017 Whether your 2016 was bad or good, it’s time for a fresh start. Kick off 2017 in ... read more »
Ford Fusion, Mazda6

2017 Ford Fusion vs. 2017 Mazda6

Mazda6 vs. Fusion: Sporty and Spacious The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Mazda6 are midsize sedans that can accommodate five passengers. The Mazda6 and Fusion are ... read more »
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2016 Chevy Colorado

How Much Truck Do You Really Need?

Bigger Isn't Always Better Now is a great time to shop for a new pickup or work truck. They’re getting more powerful, more efficient, and ... read more »
2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Honda Civic

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Head to Head

2017 Corolla vs. 2017 Civic: Which Compact Is Right for You? The 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Honda Civic are compact, five-passenger, front-wheel drive sedans. ... read more »
Toyota Tundra

Best Year-End Truck Deals

Best Truck Deals to End 2016 Winter is well underway in most parts of the country, and it’s a better time than ever to buy ... read more »
People Shaking Hands Over A Car Contract

How to Get Out of a Car Lease

Tips to Get Out of Your Car Lease Leasing is often advertised as an affordable way to get into a nicer car than you might ... read more »
The Roomiest Cars for Families

The Roomiest Cars for Families

Cars From Every Class With the Most Room for Your Family Shopping for a new family vehicle isn’t quite as simple as making sure there’s ... read more »
The College Student and Grad Guide to Car Discounts

The College Student and Grad Guide to Car Discounts

Car Discounts for College Students and Grads School is expensive, and money’s tight for a lot of college students and recent college graduates. One of ... read more »
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What Is a Crew Cab?

What Is a Crew Cab?

It’s a good time to be a truck enthusiast. There’s a lot going on in the pickup truck segment, with manufacturers tweaking their lineups with ... read more »
All-Wheel Drive: Do You Need It?

All-Wheel Drive: Do You Need It?

Winter is here, and if you don’t already own a vehicle with all-wheel drive, you are probably getting pressured to buy one. Car commercials, friends ... read more »
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