Car Buying Tips, News, and Features

Average Auto Loan Rates

Average Auto Loan Rates

There’s no doubt that buying a car is expensive. The average price of a new car is more than $36,000, and a used car ... read more »
The Best Car Insurance Companies

The Best Car Insurance Companies

Making a car insurance claim is usually a pretty bad experience. Your car is probably damaged, or you’ve caused damage to another person’s car or ... read more »
Cheapest Insurance Collage

Cheapest Car Insurance Companies of 2019

There’s just no way around it: Car insurance is something you need. Your state car insurance regulations probably require you to have some sort of ... read more »
Honda CR-V | Mazda Miata | Porsche 911 | Ford F-150

2019 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

Nearly half of all new car shoppers begin looking for a new car with a brand in mind. With over three dozen car, truck, SUV ... read more »
2013 Lexus RX 350

Best Certified Pre-Owned Programs of 2019

There’s no getting around the fact that new cars are expensive. The average price of a new car is over $35,000, with no sign ... read more »
Insurance Collage

Compare Top Car Insurance Companies

There are 263 million vehicles on American roads, and while they all have different needs when it comes to gas and maintenance, every one of ... read more »
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Person calling on cell phone after accident

What Is Collision Car Insurance?

At some point, every car on the road is going to hit something – a pothole, a tree, or another car. The damage from these ... read more »
Honda Odyssey, Ford Expedition, Toyota Camry, Audi A6

2018 Best Cars for Families

Just because a vehicle is marketed as a family car or SUV doesn’t mean it’s actually a good choice for your family. At U.S ... read more »
Audi A3, Honda Fit, Lexus ES, Ford Edge

2018 Best Cars for the Money

When you think about it, it’s not all that hard to find a car you love. Look at the sensuous lines and listen to the ... read more »
Lexus IS

Best Certified Pre-Owned Programs of 2018

The average price of a new car is over $35,000 and doesn’t show any sign of going down. With prices that high, it’s no ... read more »
Cadillac CT6, Honda CR-V, Ford Edge, Infiniti QX60

2017 Best Cars for Families

The U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards highlight the cars, SUVs, and minivans that offer families the space, safety, practicality, comfort, and convenience ... read more »
U.S. News & World Report Best Car for the Money Badge and Collage

2017 Best Cars for the Money

If you're looking our latest winners, click here.It’s easy to find a car that’s inexpensive, so long as you’re willing to make some ... read more »
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Auto Show Floor

Why You Should Care About Auto Shows

You might think that car shows don't matter to you, but every car model on the road earned its stripes on the auto show ... read more »
Best Vehicle Brands

2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

When shopping for a car or SUV, most people start by picking the right brand. While there are certainly brand loyalists who wouldn’t consider buying ... read more »
Autolympics: Which Countries Make the Best Cars?

Autolympics: Which Countries Make the Best Cars?

There’s nothing like the Olympics for fostering cultural understanding, the brotherhood of mankind, and pin trading – lots of pin trading. Let’s be honest, though ... read more »
summer safety

4 Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Cars

The start of summer – that annual jubilee when your kids swap school clothes for swimsuits, and replace math tests with road trips. But before ... read more »
Mazda CX-5

The Daily News Announces Auto Awards

Looking for a car that’s fun-to-drive and goes above and beyond what’s expected in its class? According to the New York Daily News, you should ... read more »
Best Cars for Families

The 2016 Best Cars for Families Awards Are Here

Say what you will about Americans, but two things are true: We have a lot of kids, and we buy a lot of cars. Nearly ... read more »
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The Best Cars for Families

2016 Best Cars for Families

Americans give birth to roughly 13 million kids each year. That’s 13 million kids (in addition to the 71 million who are already here) who ... read more »
2016 Best Car for the Money Awards

2016 Best Cars for the Money

There’s a difference between something that’s a great value and something that just has a low price tag.  That’s especially true when it comes ... read more »
2016 Best Cars for the Money

Behind the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

Here at U.S. News, we update our car rankings weekly so we can give you the most up-to-date picture of what the automotive press ... read more »
Great Lease Deals This February

8 Great Lease Deals This February

Lease deals are a great option for many people who are interested in getting a new car, truck or SUV. Lease offers tend to have ... read more »
February's Best SUV Deals

February's Best SUV Deals

Winter isn’t quite finished with us yet, and that has a lot of people thinking about buying a new SUV.  If you’re one of ... read more »
2016 Lexus RX

The 2016 Best Cars for the Money Awards Arrive Tomorrow

Shopping with an eye toward managing your budget can feel like an exercise in compromise, especially when buying a car. After all, most of us ... read more »
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Cool family cars

6 Frump-Free Family Cars

If you’re a parent, you sometimes emerge from a haze of tantrums, mystery stains, teen-aged rebellion and Doc McStuffins to ask yourself, when was the ... read more »
The Best Deals on The Best Vehicle Brands

The Best Deals on The Best Vehicle Brands

It’s official: the U.S. News Best Vehicle Brand awards have identified the automakers that are the best at making cars, SUVs, trucks and luxury vehicles. While ... read more »
Best Automotive Brands

The 2016 Best Vehicle Brands

For the first time, U.S. News Best Cars has combed through the data in our rankings and crunched the numbers to find out which ... read more »
2015 Best vehicle Brand Awards

2016 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

When it’s time to buy a new car, you have 36 brands to choose from. Each automotive brand has something to offer, but not every ... read more »
labor day car deals

Best Labor Day Car Deals 2015

We’ve assembled the best Labor Day deals on cars, trucks and SUVs to help you save money when you hit the dealership this weekend. Most ... read more »
Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro: Which Should You Buy?

Muscle cars are the stuff straight-line speed dreams are made of, and when it comes to muscle cars, the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro are ... read more »
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rear facing car seat

IIHS LATCH Ratings Aim to Make Installing Car Seats Easier

Once you’ve found the right car seat for your child, you need to install it. Installing a child safety seat is harder than you might ... read more »
New Car Leases Popular with Millennials

New Car Leases Popular with Millennials

New car leases are becoming more and more popular with consumers, with the new car lease rate increasing 41.7 percent in the last five ... read more »
The 2015 Ford Fiesta

Summer's Best Car Deals

When you’re in the market for a car, you can feel pressured to buy on a holiday weekend because carmakers typically offer great new car ... read more »
2015 Honda Fit

How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

There’s no getting around it – cars are expensive. They’re starting to cost more and more, too. Kelley Blue Book reports that the average new ... read more »
The 2015 Ford F-150 lost weight

Why You Want a Lighter Car

Most Americans (nearly 70 percent, in fact) have some weight they need to lose, but we rarely think that our cars could stand to lose ... read more »
2015 toyota prius family

With Low Gas Prices, the Math on Hybrids has Changed

It’s not easy being green when you want to save some green.With the national average price of gas at just $2.80 per gallon ... read more »
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Honda Insight Hybrid Badge

Gas Prices are Low: Does a Hybrid Still Make Sense?

People typically buy hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs because they care about the environment and want to save money on gas. Hybrids usually have higher ... read more »
The Chevrolet Camaro can fit car seats

Convertibles that Fit Child Car Seats

It’s a shame that both Mother’s and Father’s Day fall smack dab in the middle of prime convertible weather. Parents are the people who would ... read more »
2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander: Which Should You Buy?

2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are two of the most popular three-row midsize SUVs on the market. Both SUVs have similar features, specifications and ... read more »
used car deals

Best Used Car Deals Are on Small Cars

Most used car shoppers are looking for a deal, but as used car prices reach higher and higher, deals are becoming harder to find. Harder ... read more »
Honda CR-V Pricing

Get Upfront Pricing and Guaranteed Savings on a New Car

When you go to buy milk, you know how much you’re going to pay – the price is displayed right there on the grocery store ... read more »
Memorial Day Car Sales 2015

Memorial Day Car Sales 2015

This article may be out of date. To see the latest Memorial Day car deals, follow this link.Summer’s coming. Got your sunscreen? Got your ... read more »
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2015 Memorial Day Car Sales

2015 Memorial Day Car Sales

This article may be out of date. To see the latest Memorial Day car deals, follow this link.With Memorial Day coming, summer is officially ... read more »
SUVs with Three Rows

Great Three-Row SUVs

Summer is on its way and that means road trips. Of course you want all your friends to tag along. Splitting the group up into ... read more »
Kid in car seat with low chest clip

Are You Making these Car Seat Mistakes?

Once you’ve gotten the right car seat for your child, you might think that your work keeping your kid safe in the car is done ... read more »
baby in car seat

Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing a Car Seat

You know your child needs to be in a car seat whenever you hit the road, but with so many different types of car seats ... read more »
properly installed car seat

7 Common Car Seat Mistakes that Put Your Kids at Risk

Using a child safety seat is one of the best ways you can protect you child when you’re on the road. Thanks to widespread laws ... read more »
Child in rear facing car seat

Which Car Seat is Right for Your Child?

No matter what your parenting style is, all parents want to keep their kids safe. The problem is, there are as many different products designed ... read more »
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With Strong Car Sales, Shop Small to Get the Best Deals

With Strong Car Sales, Shop Small to Get the Best Deals

Analysts are predicting strong April car sales, but consumers can still get a discount on a new car if they shop for cars that are ... read more »
the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Betting Big on Mainstream Cars

Call 2015 the year of the big car reveal for Chevrolet.Though Chevrolet has had no problems selling its trucks, large SUVs and performance cars ... read more »
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