Car Buying Tips, News and Features

Volvo XC60

All-New 2018 Volvo XC60: What You Need to Know

2018 Volvo XC60: First Look It’s not often that a 10-year old design remains one of the most popular vehicles in its class, or the ... read more »
2017 Chevrolet SS

8 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast

Race to Work in These Sporty Sedans If you’re like most employees, you spend almost a third of your life at work and another third ... read more »
Should I Buy a Turbocharged Car?

Should I Buy a Turbocharged Car?

Lately, it seems that turbocharged engines have become all the rage as automakers chase increasingly stringent fuel economy standards. Turbochargers are known for boosting horsepower ... read more »
BMW X5 / Lexus RX

2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Lexus RX: Head to Head

X5 vs. RX: Which Luxury Midsize SUV Is Right for You? The BMW X5 and the Lexus RX are both luxury midsize SUVs, although they ... read more »
What Is Ford MyKey?

What Is Ford MyKey?

Ford’s MyKey system is like a babysitter in your car. It’s designed to help any teenage drivers stay safe by following the rules and limiting ... read more »
FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

Front-wheel drive (FWD) versus rear-wheel drive (RWD) may be the most contentious automotive debate since Ford versus Chevy, or trucks versus cars. The two technologies grew up on ... read more »
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Kia Sportage

9 Best 2017 SUVs and Crossovers

Best SUVs and Crossovers of 2017 SUVs and crossovers didn’t get to be the go-to family vehicles in America for nothing. Crossovers and modern SUVs ... read more »
Toyota Tacoma

Best Lease Deals on Trucks This March

March's Best Pickup Truck Lease Deals Whether you’re heading to the woods for a camping trip, or looking to brighten up your yard, Spring is ... read more »
BMW X3

2017 BMW X3: Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families

The 2017 BMW X3 Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families Just because you have a family and need a ... read more »
Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado

2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Chevrolet Colorado: Head to Head

Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevrolet Colorado: Which Compact Pickup Is Right for You? As big pickups keep getting bigger, smaller pickups have become all the rage, ... read more »
2017 S90 Animal Detection

Today's High-Tech Car Safety Features and What They Do

Advanced Safety Systems That Can Prevent Car Accidents Lots of ordinary cars that you can buy today have all the hallmarks of a self-driving car: ... read more »
Fiat 124 Spider

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Best Sports Car for the Money

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Is U.S. News & World Report’s Best Sports Car for the Money The Best Sports Car for the Money in 2017 ... read more »
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2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger: What You Need to Know

Introducing Kia's Newest Luxury Contender  The Stinger is a sporty large hatchback in the mold of the Audi A7 or the Tesla Model S (though ... read more »
Honda CR-V

What Is a Crossover SUV?

Everything You Need to Know About Crossover SUVs Crossover SUVs are the new minivans. Meant for families, they range from small and sporty to spacious ... read more »
2018 GMC Terrain

All-New 2018 GMC Terrain: What You Need to Know

Introducing the Redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain GMC gave its best-selling Terrain SUV a full redesign for 2018. Ostensibly a small SUV, the Terrain had been ... read more »
2015 Tesla Model S

Used Tesla Model S Buying Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Used Tesla Model S When Tesla rolled out its new-from-the-ground-up Model S in 2012, it put the ... read more »
Shaking Hands

12 Tips for Negotiating at a Car Dealership

How to Get the Best Deal at the Car Dealership  Consumers hate little more than shopping at a car dealership – except maybe going to ... read more »
What Is a VIN Number?

What Is a VIN Number?

If you go to register or insure a car, someone is bound to ask you for its VIN. Short for Vehicle Identification Number, the VIN ... read more »
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Used Car Salesman

Used Car Dealership: 8 Warning Signs You're at a Bad One

Buyer Beware: Signs You're at a Bad Dealership Used car dealers have a well-earned reputation for shadiness, with their plaid jackets, high-pressure sales tactics, and ... read more »
10 Things to Look For When Buying a Used Car

10 Things to Look For When Buying a Used Car

Important Tips for Buying a Used Car Buying a used car can be like skating on thin ice. You never know what pitfalls you’re likely ... read more »
2018 Lexus LC

2018 Lexus LC 500: Latest Pictures and Facts

Check Out the All-New Lexus LC Coupe, Lexus' Range-Topping 2-Door With its new LC 500 coupe, Lexus is going upscale. They’re gunning to compete with ... read more »
Collage of 2016 Toyota Camry and 2017 Honda Accord

Head to Head: Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry

2016 Camry vs. 2017 Accord: Which Is the Better Midsize Sedan? As two of the most popular midsized sedans, the Honda Accord and the Toyota ... read more »
2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Worth It to Upgrade?

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Volkswagen Passat The compact Jetta and the midsized Passat are Volkswagen’s two sedan mainstays. Both are on the big side ... read more »
These Cars Changed the Automotive World Forever

15 Most Groundbreaking Cars of All Time

These Cars Changed the Automotive World Forever Cars have always been fashion statements, as well as tools. Several have been more influential than others, however, ... read more »
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What to Do If You Lose Your Car Keys

What to Do If You Lose Your Car Keys

Losing your car keys in 2016 can be an expensive proposition. With the widespread adoption of keyless ignition and keyless entry, most cars now come ... read more »
The Most Reliable SUVs on the Market

The Most Reliable SUVs on the Market

The Most Reliable SUVs on the Market You can buy the coolest, craziest car on the market and show it off to all your friends. ... read more »
12 Bad Moves That Jack Up Your Car Insurance

12 Bad Moves That Jack Up Your Car Insurance

Save Money by Avoiding These Common Car Insurance Mistakes  No matter how much you pay for car insurance, it’s one of the few products you ... read more »
The 10 Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure

The 10 Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure

Cars With the Most Expensive Insurance The list of most expensive cars to insure is littered with high-performance sedans and sports cars – some known ... read more »
Top 10 Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

Top 10 Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

Cars to Buy If You Want the Cheapest Insurance  Insurance premiums can be a significant factor in determining the cost of ownership of your car. ... read more »
Used Ford Explorer Buying Guide

Used Ford Explorer Buying Guide

Which Used Explorer is Right For You? The Ford Explorer is the vehicle that arguably started the SUV craze. Until it came along, SUVs were ... read more »
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We Rank the Best Compact Cars of 2016

We Rank the Best Compact Cars of 2016

These Compacts Offer a Lot for a Little Compact cars aren’t what they used to be – thank heaven! They’ve grown up to be as ... read more »
What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

No matter how your car performs on the road or what its other capabilities are, its ultimate job comes down to safety: How does it ... read more »
Why Are Manual Transmissions Disappearing?

Why Are Manual Transmissions Disappearing?

Where are the manuals? That's the question more driving enthusiasts are asking as fewer and fewer automakers offer three pedals. Manual transmissions used to ... read more »
Head to Head: Infiniti QX60 vs. Lexus RX 350

Head to Head: Infiniti QX60 vs. Lexus RX 350

Which Should You Buy? The Infiniti QX60 and the Lexus RX 350 are two mainstays among popular midsize luxury SUVs. That doesn't mean that they ... read more »
8 Best Used Hatchbacks

8 Best Used Hatchbacks

Practical and Parkable Hatchbacks are like the Rodney Dangerfield of cars: Too often they get no respect. They can be the perfect cars, not just ... read more »
New Cars for 2017

New Cars for 2017

2017's All-New Cars Improvements in automotive technology move at a fast pace, with new innovative car features being introduced all the time. So, even though ... read more »
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Eight Incredibly Luxurious Sedans Fit for Sultans

Eight Incredibly Luxurious Sedans Fit for Sultans

Cars Fit For The Red Carpet Imagine that you just received your invitation to the Oscars. Now it’s time to decide how you want to ... read more »
Best CPO Programs

Best CPO Programs

Top Certified Pre-Owned Programs Driving home in a new car can be one of life’s great pleasures—as long as you don’t look too closely at ... read more »
10 Ways the Dodge Challenger Updates the 1970s

10 Ways the Dodge Challenger Updates the 1970s

The Dodge Challenger: A Modern Throwback  The ‘70s are back in style – in fashion, architecture, and the environment. If you want to ride around ... read more »
12 Things You May Not Have Known About the Tesla Model S

12 Things You May Not Have Known About the Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Guide The Tesla Model S is redefining what Americans expect of cars. The Model S is a roaring-fast, high-performance, all-electric vehicle that’s ... read more »
Ten Cars That Are In Desperate Need of an Update

Ten Cars That Are In Desperate Need of an Update

Cars That Are In Need of An Update Huge cash rebates, zero-percent financing, cheap lease deals, and low monthly payments can be huge lures to ... read more »
7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Gas Mileage

7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Gas Mileage

Seven Simple Things to Improve Your Gas Mileage There’s no good reason to spend more on gas than absolutely necessary – especially during the season ... read more »
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8 SUVs That Need an Update

8 SUVs That Need an Update

8 SUVs That Have Gone the Longest Without an Update SUVs have come a long way in the last 10 years. Most are now based ... read more »
New Ways to Buy a Used Car

New Ways to Buy a Used Car

U.S. News' used car listings offer a wide range of car-buying options, along with our rankings and advice. However, there are a number of ... read more »
BMW i8, electric and hybrid cars

High-Performance Hybrids and EVs

Going Green Doesn't Mean Going Slow Electric and hybrid cars are all about saving money – or are they? Plenty of automakers are offering electric ... read more »
Alfa Romeo 4C, sports cars

8 Reasons You Want an Alfa Romeo 4C

Why an Alfa Romeo 4C Belongs in Your Driveway The Alfa Romeo 4C is the reason you want a sports car. If you're looking for ... read more »
Why Kids Need Car Seats

Why Kids Need Car Seats

Car seats save lives, just as seat belts do. However, many parents tend to be frustrated by child seats, because they can be difficult to ... read more »
Why Tesla's Autopilot Isn't Really Autopilot

Why Tesla's Autopilot Isn't Really Autopilot

Rumors of the self-driving car have been greatly exaggerated. Researchers from Detroit to Silicon Valley are working feverishly to develop autonomous vehicles, but whatever reports ... read more »
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Tesla Model S

Top Six States to Own a Tesla

The Six Best States for Tesla Owners Owning a Tesla sounds easy, as long as you can afford it. It’s one of the few electric ... read more »
Best Minivans for the Money

Best Minivans for the Money

Minivans get no respect. The people movers have been around more than 30 years and it seems the kids who grew up climbing through the ... read more »
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