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What to Do If Your Car Is Flooded: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hurricane Florence has inundated large swathes of the Eastern U.S., leaving millions of dollars’ worth of property... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 18, 2018

2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Head to Head

Buyers searching for a five-passenger sedan will find an abundance of choices. The midsize car segment is crowded with... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 28, 2018

2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Head to Head

Increasingly competitive and surprisingly refined, the compact luxury car segment is attracting more attention as... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 28, 2018

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty: What You Need To Know

Redesigned last year for the first time since its launch 18 years ago, Ford’s F-Series Super Duty line of commercial... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 4, 2017

Honda CR-V Hybrid: What You Need to Know

In April at the Shanghai auto show, Honda debuted its first-ever electrified SUV: a hybrid version of its best-selling... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Nov. 2, 2017

Sunroof vs. Moonroof: What's the Difference?

A Popular Mechanics article published in September 1937 heralded an automotive innovation: the sunroof. “Getting a sun... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Nov. 1, 2017

2018 GMC Terrain vs. 2018 GMC Acadia: Worth the Upgrade?

General Motors’ GMC brand has built a reputation on delivering comfortable, practical SUVs with upscale flair... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 30, 2017

10 Alternatives to the 2018 Audi A4

Maybe you’re in the market for your first luxury car and you have your eye on the compact segment’s most popular... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 19, 2017

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series: Head to Head

Are you deciding between an Audi A5 and a BMW 4 Series ? Lucky you! Both coupes are small but mighty, boasting outsized... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Oct. 16, 2017

2018 Audi A4 vs. 2018 Audi A5: Head to Head

Audi has become a leader in the luxury small car segment. Its A4 sedan and A5 coupe consistently top the rankings for... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 28, 2017

9 Most Reliable Large SUVs

Large SUV shoppers are a specific breed. They have high expectations for hauling passengers and cargo, and they want to... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 26, 2017

10 Most Reliable Used Cars Under $10,000

Everyone knows that if you want to score a bargain, your best bet is to buy used. But if that car or truck can’t be... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 21, 2017

8 Alternatives to the 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra was last redesigned in 2017. The updates made it less barebones and more stylish than before... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 5, 2017

Best Used Luxury SUVs

Contending with today’s heavy markups and steep depreciation, savvy luxury shoppers know that buying a used SUV reaps... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 24, 2017

Tesla CPO Buying Guide

Tesla likes to do everything a little differently. They don’t have dealerships. They don’t have internal combustion... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 17, 2017

Jaguar CPO Buying Guide

The Jaguar certified pre-owned program lets you enjoy the benefits of buying a new Jaguar, such as warranty coverage... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 17, 2017

Honda vs. Hyundai: Battle of the Brands in 2017

Honda and Hyundai have each carved reputations for making inexpensive, reliable vehicles with decent performance and... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 17, 2017

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of the Hyundai Santa Fe , but you may not know that there are actually two Santa Fe models. Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 16, 2017

Land Rover CPO Buying Guide

A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a great alternative for buyers on a budget looking for the peace of mind a... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Aug. 16, 2017

8 Sporty New Cars Under $20,000

Budget-conscious buyers searching for a sporty new car have it easy in today’s market. Whether a sedan, coupe, or... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 28, 2017

Best Luxury Car Brand Perks

These days, there’s more to owning a luxury vehicle than a plush interior, a sculpted body, and an envy-inducing hood... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jul. 17, 2017

9 Car Brands With the Nicest Interiors in 2017

What makes a good interior? It’s more than whether a vehicle hails from a luxury brand or a mass-market marque... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 28, 2017

9 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans in 2017

Gas prices today may seem reasonable compared with the sky-high prices paid in the recent past, but that’s not... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 20, 2017

10 Best Supercharged Cars

Automakers outfit their sports cars with turbochargers and superchargers to make them faster and more powerful.  Both... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 19, 2017

12 Best Hybrid Cars: Photos and Details

Modern hybrid cars have come a long way since the Toyota Prius launched here in 2000. Now several manufacturers make a... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 16, 2017

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63: What You Need to Know

Founded 50 years ago as a tuning company for Mercedes-Benz vehicles , AMG has since become synonymous with high-octane... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jun. 15, 2017

8 Most Comfortable SUVs of 2017

SUVs are built for long drives, a flock of passengers, and more cargo than you could fit in a car, but not all... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 26, 2017

Ford vs. Chevy Trucks: Head to Head in 2017

The Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado are routinely the top two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. Perhaps that’s not... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 26, 2017

10 Best AWD Convertibles of 2017

Droptop season is finally here, but your convertible may not need to retire to the garage once summer ends. If your... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 16, 2017

Audi CPO Buying Guide

Audi certified pre-owned vehicles must meet higher standards than non-certified used cars. That’s why Audi’s program... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 2, 2017

2017 Subaru WRX STI: What You Need to Know

The Subaru WRX is the rare sedan that comes standard with all-wheel drive and enviable performance chops. The Japanese... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop May. 2, 2017

What's the Best Month to Buy a Car?

If you’re planning on ponying up for a new car this year, know that certain months may be lighter on your wallet than... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Apr. 27, 2017

9 Best New Cars for Recent College Grads

Saddled with student loans, small salaries, and short credit histories, many recent college graduates must add one more... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Apr. 24, 2017

9 Best Cars to Buy Used

New cars lose their value notoriously quickly, depreciating as soon as you drive off the lot. That’s why used models... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Apr. 17, 2017

Honda vs. Acura: Worth the Upgrade in 2017?

Honda manufactured cars and trucks – and before that, motorcycles and engines – for nearly 25 years before it decided... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Apr. 13, 2017

Best Large SUVs for Families in 2017

Our Best Large SUVs for Families accommodate the needs of large broods for all stages of family life, from bringing... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Apr. 4, 2017

5 Reasons You Didn't Get That Car Loan

Applying for a car loan may seem like a mysterious process. You complete reams of paperwork, submit it to a loan... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 31, 2017

6 Things You Should Do Before You Sell Your Car

Selling your car may seem like a daunting experience. You need to know the market and pick a Goldilocks price. You’ll... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 31, 2017

The 8 Most Luxurious Small Cars

A car doesn’t need to be large to feel luxurious. This collection of German, Italian, and Japanese sports cars can... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 28, 2017

The Fastest Cars Under $50K in 2017

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to go fast. Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 20, 2017

Best Large SUVs for the Money

Our Best Large SUVs for the Money award provides the best combination of quality and value while featuring low... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 17, 2017

All-New 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: What You Need to Know

This summer, Hyundai will reinvigorate its Elantra GT nameplate with a dramatic redesign. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 15, 2017

2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Porsche Cayenne: Head to Head

The BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne are standouts in a competitive category that includes attractive and much less expensive... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 15, 2017

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Head to Head

It’s hard to shop for a midsize SUV without considering two of the segment’s American-made mainstays: the Jeep Grand... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 13, 2017

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: Best Large SUV for Families

To earn the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Large SUV for Families award, a vehicle has to be safe, comfortable... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 7, 2017

2017 Kia Soul: Best Compact Car for Families

Whether you’re shopping the minivan segment or the compact car segment, it’s important to find a vehicle that fits your... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Mar. 7, 2017

Electric Cars With the Longest Range in 2017

The idea of breezing past gas stations without leaving a carbon footprint behind appeals to electric car enthusiasts... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 27, 2017

11 Fast Trucks: 2017 Pickups That Really Haul

Methodical and slow, pickup trucks are more tortoise than hare. But the latest crop of engines shows that a truck can... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 27, 2017

2017 Best 2-Row SUVs for the Money

We've already announced the winner of the Best 2-Row SUV for the Money award and written about why it won. Now, we're... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Feb. 21, 2017

How Can I Get a Free VIN Check?

Did you know that every vehicle comes with a unique serial number? The 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Jan. 26, 2017

U.S. News Best Price Program

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