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2020 Lincoln Aviator

All-New 2020 Lincoln Aviator: What You Need to Know

The all-new Lincoln Aviator aims to become a key player in the luxury midsize 3-row SUV category with a sleek design, the availability of a ... read more »
2019 Chevrolet Camaro

14 Most Affordable Supercars

Regular readers of the U.S. News & World Report Best Cars section have probably noticed that we focus on common-sense car shopping advice for ... read more »
2019 BMW X7

All-New 2019 BMW X7: What You Need to Know

The 2019 BMW X7 is the newest model in the brand’s SUV portfolio (though BMW prefers “SAV,” for “sports activity vehicle”). Demand is growing ... read more »
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

12 Best Luxury Car Leases in January 2019

Whether you’re planning to make a fresh foray into the world of the upscale automobile or replace a luxury vehicle you already have, there are ... read more »
Kia Sportage

12 Best Lease Deals Under $200 in January 2019

Out with the old, in with the new. If you’re thinking of a new car to start 2019 right, but a tight budget is holding ... read more »
A thief breaking into a car

How to Prevent Car Theft

There’s a saying about being chased by a bear – you don’t need to outrun the bear, you just need to outrun your friends. Protecting ... read more »
USAA Car Insurance Review

USAA Car Insurance Review

[QuoteWizard-Image-Widget] USAA, short for United Services Automobile Association, has a good reputation as a provider of insurance and other financial services. USAA, which considers its ... read more »
Best Cheap Car Insurance in California

Best Cheap Car Insurance in California

California has the highest population of any state in the country, according to the United States Census Bureau. In 2017, California led the next-closest contender ... read more »
Liberty Mutual Car Insurance Review

Liberty Mutual Car Insurance Review

Liberty Mutual is more than 100 years old, with origins dating to 1912, when it was formed in response to a state law requiring employers ... read more »
Older couple

Best Cheap Car Insurance in Pennsylvania

[QuoteWizard-Image-Widget] According to the 2017 United States Census, Pennsylvania is the fifth most populous state in the country, with a total of 12,805,537 ... read more »
Progressive Insurance Agent

Progressive Car Insurance Review

Long before Flo became Progressive’s perky spokeswoman, this auto insurance company was known for its user-friendly approach to protection and security. Progressive was founded in ... read more »
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

12 Best End of Year Luxury Car Deals in 2018

December is traditionally perceived as one of the best times of the year to buy or lease a new vehicle, for reasons that are as ... read more »
Audi R8

Best Audi Cars and SUVs in 2018

In general, a vehicle from Audi is going to fare pretty well amongst its contemporaries. The German brand offers everything from small, entry-level luxury cars ... read more »
2018 Lexus LC, 2018 Acura NSX

Lexus vs. Acura: Battle of the Brands

If you have ever shopped for a luxury car or SUV, you’ve probably taken a look at an Acura or a Lexus. These two luxury ... read more »
Mazda Miata, Honda Fit, Toyota Camry

26 Best Japanese Cars of 2018

Japanese vehicles are generally known for practicality and reliability, the cornerstones upon which the most prominent Japanese automakers stake their reputations. Of course, there are ... read more »
Cars Made in China in 2018

Cars Made in China in 2018

American automakers such as Buick have told the media that they don’t believe Americans care where their car is built, as long as quality stays ... read more »
Jeep Cherokee | Nissan Pathfinder | Ford Explorer

The Cheapest 4WD SUVs in 2018

Whether you want to spend more time outside or simply look like you do, a four-wheel-drive SUV can help you chase that dream. Even though ... read more »
Lexus LC 500h | Kia Stinger GT | Audi S4

The Best V6 Cars of 2018

Four-cylinder engines, particularly of the turbocharged variety, are finding their way into more vehicles than ever, since they provide a tempting combination of affordability, efficiency ... read more »
Audi R8 | Honda NSX | Porsche Cayenne

Cars That Cost $100,000

According to Kelley Blue Book, the average sale price of a new car at the beginning of this year was $36,270. Triple that price ... read more »
Ram 1500

11 Most Comfortable Trucks

Automakers want you to know that the cabin of a pickup truck doesn’t have to be a penalty box. Sure, there are plenty of them ... read more »
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

21 SUVs With the Most Ground Clearance

Itching to get away from it all? Give off-roading a try. From the driver’s seat of an SUV, you can see nature in all its ... read more »
Subaru Impreza | Hyundai Kona | Jeep Renegade

34 Cheapest AWD Cars in 2018

There are a lot of vehicles available with all-wheel drive under the $30,000 price point. In fact, once we started the research for this ... read more »
2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma: Head to Head

There’s a renewed sense of interest in compact pickup trucks these days, but established competitors still have an edge. The Toyota Tacoma, which was last ... read more »
2018 BMW X1

The Best Luxury SUVs Under $40K in 2018

If you plan to buy a new luxury SUV in the near future, you might be surprised by some of the bargains out there. It’s ... read more »
Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type R

19 Best Hot Hatchbacks in 2018

While most shoppers are obsessing over crossovers, it’s time to consider that the popularity of that segment might owe as much to the history of ... read more »
Nissan 370Z | Volkswagen GTI | Honda Civic Si

30 Fastest Cars Under $30K

If you’re looking for a quick, powerful, and agile new car, you have plenty of options. Some of them might even raise an eyebrow or ... read more »
Cadillac XT5

12 Best Labor Day Car Sales on Luxury Cars

A long weekend and a national holiday make for prime car shopping, and this coming Labor Day, the auto manufacturers are bringing their best. We’ve ... read more »
Kia Soul EV

12 Best Labor Day Lease Specials

Do your summer plans include a new vehicle in your driveway? It’s not too late to make that happen. We found the best lease deals ... read more »
2018 Honda CR-V, 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

The Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are two of the oldest guards in the compact SUV class. They’re both immensely popular, and they start ... read more »
Car insurance

What Is Gap Insurance for a Car?

Now is as good a time as any to take a look at your car insurance coverage, but before you do, ask yourself a few ... read more »
GMC Terrain | Ford Escape | Kia Forte

25 Best Cars Under $25,000

If you plan to shop for a car on a budget of $25,000, you have a lot more choices than you might think. If ... read more »
Auto Insurance Policy

What Car Insurance Discounts Can I Get?

Everyone needs to insure their car, but navigating a car insurance policy can be a headache, especially when it comes to figuring out how you ... read more »
2018 Ford Focus RS, 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, 2018 Honda Civic

We Rank the Best Hatchbacks of 2018

Do you ever find yourself wishing for a little more storage space in your car? For most everyday trips and errands, you really don’t need ... read more »
What Is Comprehensive Car Insurance?

What Is Comprehensive Car Insurance?

[QuoteWizard-Image-Widget] Some people mistakenly think of comprehensive car insurance coverage as “full coverage insurance,” but as far as insurance companies are concerned, there is ... read more »
2013 Jeep Compass | 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman | 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Here Are the Used Cars to Avoid

It can feel like you’re taking a big gamble when you shop for a used car. While you can learn a lot by looking at ... read more »
2018 Dodge Charger Hellcat

The Best Four-Door Sports Cars in 2018

Think about your favorite sports car. If you’re picturing a sleek, low-slung coupe, you’re not alone. Part of the appeal of a sports car is ... read more »
Nitrogen tanks

Nitrogen in Tires: Pros and Cons

Has it ever occurred to you to fill your tires with anything other than air? Because nitrogen is more stable than oxygen, it is common ... read more »
2018 Hyundai Tucson, 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Honda CR-V, and 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

10 Best 2018 SUVs

Crossovers and SUVs continue to drive auto manufacturers’ sales numbers, but not every SUV is a surefire hit. Today’s sport utility vehicles are loaded with ... read more »
These Amateur Mistakes Can Impact Your Safety on the Road

27 Mistakes You're Making While Driving

Think you’re a good driver? Even if you have a squeaky clean record and take pride in your dent- and ding-free car, the chances are ... read more »
2010 Toyota RAV4

Most Reliable Used SUVs Under $10,000

A budget of $10,000 doesn’t go nearly as far on the new car market as it used to, but you can still score quite ... read more »
Lincoln Navigator | Mercedes-Benz GLS | Cadillac Escalade

6 Best Luxury Large SUVs for Families in 2018

If you are trying to determine the best new SUV for your family, we can help you narrow the field, courtesy of our annual Best ... read more »
2018 Honda Accord

10 Best Memorial Day Lease Deals in 2018

Memorial Day, like other holidays, is a popular time to shop for a deal on a new vehicle. We’ve put together a list of the ... read more »
2018 Nissan GT-R

The Best 2018 Memorial Day Car Sales

Memorial Day is nearly here, and this long holiday weekend unofficially marks the beginning of summer. Auto manufacturers always take advantage of this holiday to ... read more »
Ford F-150 | GMC Sierra | Ram 1500

11 Best Trucks for Families

A pickup truck might not be a common choice for a family vehicle, but if you need to make it work, it can be done ... read more »
What Do Those Dashboard Lights in Your Car Mean?

What Do Those Dashboard Lights in Your Car Mean?

As cars get more complicated, manufacturers have to cram more icons onto dashboards and information displays. Some of the newer icons are, to put it ... read more »
2009 Hyundai Genesis

11 Most Reliable Used Luxury Cars Under $10,000

Have $10,000 to spend on a used luxury vehicle? The bad news is that you should be prepared to go back about 10 years ... read more »
Best Cars for Families Collage

5 Best Luxury 3-Row SUVs for Families

We’ve taken a look at all the 3-row luxury SUVs on the market and whittled the list down to the most family-friendly models. Our rankings ... read more »
Honda Odyssey

4 Best Minivans for Families

The minivan is the quintessential family vehicle, yet there is a lot of variety in this small class to satisfy different tastes and budgets. Value ... read more »
Honda CR-V | Volkswagen Tiguan | GMC Terrain

10 Best Compact SUVs for Families in 2018

If you are planning to buy a new compact SUV for your family this year, the following models are the best choices on the market ... read more »
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

All-New 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: What You Need to Know

In early March, Mercedes-Benz previewed the all-new A-Class ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut. This luxury small car was shown in its hatchback body ... read more »
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