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All-New 2018 Hyundai Kona: Everything You Need to Know

It’s no secret – American shoppers love SUVs. The higher ride height, flexible cargo space, and improved fuel economy... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan. 16, 2018

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Ford Focus: Head to Head

There are lots of practical reasons to shop for a compact car . They’re usually more fuel efficient than larger... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec. 4, 2017

2018 GMC Terrain vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Head to Head

It’s no secret that manufacturers of different brands build vehicles that are almost identical, but with different... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 28, 2017

9 Alternatives to the 2018 Audi Q3

The luxury subcompact SUV category is small but growing, and the 2018 Audi Q3 is an early entrant in the class. Its... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 17, 2017

2018 BMW M3 vs. 2018 Audi S4: Head to Head

The 2018 Audi S4 and 2018 BMW M3 are very close competitors. They are both near the top of the luxury small car class... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov. 16, 2017

Chevy vs. Dodge: Battle of the Brands

Chevrolet and Dodge have century-long histories in America, which means shoppers bring that history – for better or... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 30, 2017

11 Alternatives to the 2018 Porsche Cayenne

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is ranked near the top of the luxury midsize SUV class thanks to its high-quality interior... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 30, 2017

2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Audi Q5: Head to Head

While both of these brands operate under the Volkswagen umbrella, the 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Porsche Macan luxury... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 24, 2017

2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Head to Head

Lots of people wonder if switching to a hybrid vehicle is worth it, and the question becomes more interesting when... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct. 16, 2017

10 Best Used SUVs Under $20,000

There are many reasons to shop for a used SUV, and there are many used SUVs that can meet your needs. From off-road... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep. 20, 2017

9 Alternatives to the 2017 Mini Cooper

People love the Mini Cooper for it’s distinctive, slightly retro style, its famously fun go-kart handling, and its... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep. 1, 2017

The Fastest Used Cars Under $30K

The need for speed doesn’t always agree with the need to pay rent or put food on the table. But that doesn’t mean... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug. 22, 2017

2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Subaru Outback

Sometimes you need one vehicle that can handle your commute, your family, and the dirt road that leads to the cabin or... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul. 5, 2017

Dodge CPO Buying Guide

The Dodge certified pre-owned program is the same as all other CPO programs under the Chrysler family umbrella. Every... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul. 3, 2017

8 Most Expensive Pickup Trucks

Pickup trucks are work horses, but they can also be show horses. With so many configurations and trim levels available... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jun. 27, 2017

9 Undercover Sports Cars

Having a family doesn’t mean you have to drive a boring car. You can upgrade the grocery-getting station wagon to have... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Jun. 22, 2017

Best V8 SUVs

The SUVs on this list all have V8 engines, though they use them differently. Some of the more truck-like SUVs use them... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 25, 2017

12 Best V6 Cars of 2017

Many consumers – and regulators – are concerned with fuel efficiency in a new car. This has led to engine developments... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 25, 2017

11 Safest Car Brands of 2017

Safety is among the top characteristics people are interested in when it comes to new cars. Modern vehicles are far... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 25, 2017

9 Cheapest Luxury SUVs in 2017

As small SUVs and crossovers become more popular with buyers globally, luxury manufacturers are moving into the space... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 22, 2017

Refreshed 2018 Subaru Outback: What You Need to Know

The 2018 Subaru Outback gets a refresh inside and out. The exterior emphasizes the Outback’s rugged, outdoorsy... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 16, 2017

Cadillac CPO Buying Guide

Basically, any Cadillac built since 2010 is eligible to be certified as a pre-owned vehicle, even if it isn’t being... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 11, 2017

10 Cheapest All-Wheel Drive Cars in 2017

Whether you want all-wheel drive for the performance on dry pavement or the capability in harsh conditions, it’s almost... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 10, 2017

9 Fastest New SUVs Under $50,000 in 2017

When SUVs first hit the market a couple decades ago, they were usually lumbering beasts meant to haul families and... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 10, 2017

10 Sportiest Compact SUVs of 2017

When the sport utility vehicle become popular in the 1990s, the sport part of the name referred to the activities the... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 9, 2017

2017 Volkswagen Golf R: What You Need to Know

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is the most powerful, best-handling Golf in the Volkswagen family. Its engine far outstrips... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler May. 2, 2017

2017 Chevy Corvette Z06: What You Need to Know

The Corvette has been America’s sports car for decades, so it’s not at all shocking that the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 26, 2017

6 Best Diesel SUVs of 2017

Diesel has taken some hits to its reputation in recent years, due in part to the recent Volkswagen scandal . But... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 19, 2017

2017 Honda Pilot: Everything You Need to Know

The 2017 Honda Pilot ranks highly in the competitive midsize SUV category . These vehicles are extremely versatile... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 11, 2017

2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Head to Head

When shopping for a 3-row midsize SUV, the 2017 Toyota Highlander and 2017 Ford Explorer are likely to make the short... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 3, 2017

Best Luxury 2-Row SUVs for the Money

We used the overall score of each vehicle, the starting price, and the likely cost of ownership to determine the... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Apr. 3, 2017

5 Best Full-Size Trucks for the Money

In order to rise to the top of the 2017 Best Full-Size Trucks for the Money list, a pickup has to have a high overall... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 30, 2017

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: What Sets It Apart?

There is without a doubt a level of rugged, outdoorsy cool that comes with any Jeep Wrangler . Right out of the... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 27, 2017

Best Compact Cars of 2017

Compact cars are more than mere commuter cars – they can be as fun, safe, and packed with the latest technology as... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 23, 2017

The Best 2017 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Luxury midsize SUVs are expected to deliver on two fronts: the interior comfort, design, and materials should be top... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 20, 2017

9 Best Subcompact SUVs: Photos and Details

Subcompact SUVs are relatively new to the market, but they are quickly growing in popularity. They tend to have lower... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 10, 2017

2017 Ford Edge: Best 2-Row SUV for Families

Finding the best vehicle for your family is tricky business. Like Golidlocks, some are too big, some are too small, and... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 7, 2017

2017 Subaru Outback: Best Wagon for Families

Shopping for a vehicle that fits your family comfortably and has the features you all need can take a lot of time... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar. 7, 2017

11 Cars Made in Mexico

Brands that manufacture goods in Mexico are nothing new, especially automotive manufacturers, but the political heat... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 27, 2017

All-Wheel Drive vs. Front-Wheel Drive

Most vehicles on the road today have front-wheel drive (FWD), meaning all the power from the engine goes to the front... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 24, 2017

8 Fastest American Cars of 2017

When you think of fast cars, European supercars are likely to spring to mind, but there are several American cars that... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 22, 2017

11 Best Used Cars Under $15,000

Finding a good used-car value when you’re on a budget can be challenging. Balancing safety and reliability with a price... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 22, 2017

7 Smart Alternatives to an SUV

SUVs of all sizes are regaining popularity, but they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. There are plenty of reasons to buy... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 21, 2017

Best Presidents Day Lease Deals

Winter months can be a great time to find a new car. Bad weather means dealerships are less busy, and new models... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 14, 2017

2017 Chevy Colorado: Best Compact Truck for the Money

To determine the Best Compact Truck for the Money , we looked at each candidate’s U.S. News ranking as well as total... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 7, 2017

2017 Ford F-150: Best Full Size Truck for the Money

It’s tough to find the sweet spot between a low price and a great truck. On one end are low-quality materials and less... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 7, 2017

Your Guide to Cheap Used Electric Cars

One sign that the electric vehicle market is maturing is the number of models available as used cars. Five or ten years... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb. 1, 2017

Biggest New Car Debuts of 2017

There are two big trends in new cars for 2017: SUVs and electrified vehicles . Those might not seem compatible, but... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec. 28, 2016

U.S. News Best Price Program

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