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Best Hybrid, Plug-in, and Electric Cars of 2019

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, a day when clean energy, sustainability, and reducing your carbon footprint fleetingly... Read More »

Matt Rand and Kevin Linder Apr. 16, 2019

U.S. News’ Best Cars of 2019

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to buy a great new car, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gone through our... Read More »

Matt Rand Jan. 10, 2019

10 SUVs You Should Buy Now

Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler recently announced they’ll be drastically scaling back production of cars in... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 30, 2018

2018 Best New and Used Cars for Teens

Crash test scores, active safety features, and reliability aren’t high on the list of priorities for many teenage... Read More »

Matt Rand and Kevin Linder Aug. 20, 2018

6 Best Pickup Trucks to Buy This Summer

The best pickup trucks on the market today not only have the capability to tow your boat and haul everything you need... Read More »

Matt Rand Jun. 21, 2018

7 Most Improved Cars of 2018

The automotive landscape is constantly evolving. A redesign is a chance for a vehicle to get ahead of the curve and... Read More »

Matt Rand Jun. 15, 2018

Best Hybrid and Electric Cars of 2018

Sunday is Earth Day, a day when people across the globe celebrate their commitment to environmental protection. There... Read More »

Matt Rand and Mel Anton Apr. 17, 2018

U.S. News' Best Cars of 2018

New year, new car. If that is your motto for 2018, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gone through our car, SUV, and... Read More »

Matt Rand and Mel Anton Jan. 4, 2018

2018 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

With cars, trucks, and SUVs being sold by over 35 brands in the U.S., choosing the right one can be a challenge. Sure... Read More »

Matt Rand and Mel Anton Nov. 28, 2017

2017 Best New and Used Cars for Teens

New drivers may want a car that’s luxurious or athletic, but parents should prioritize safety and reliability when... Read More »

Matt Rand and Mel Anton Oct. 24, 2017

Best SUVs to Buy This Fall

If you have a family road trip planned for Columbus Day weekend, or maybe a camping or hiking trip up in the mountains... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 28, 2017

Best Cars to Buy This Fall

Although it still feels like summer in most parts of the country, fall weather is almost here. The changing season can... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 14, 2017

The Best Bargains in Used Cars Right Now

Car shoppers on a budget may want to consider buying a used vehicle. Used cars have lower sticker prices than new cars... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 30, 2017

9 Best Luxury Cars and SUVs to Buy Now

Luxury cars and SUVs generally offer more standard and available tech features, ritzier cabins, and stronger engine... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 24, 2017

Best Cars to Buy for the 4th of July

Low Demand for These Vehicles Could Mean Big Discounts This Independence Day Read More »

Matt Rand Jun. 29, 2017

The Best Cars and SUVs No One's Buying

Just because a vehicle drives well, has a spacious and attractive interior, and receives critical acclaim doesn’t mean... Read More »

Matt Rand Jun. 1, 2017

10 Best Cars to Buy This Memorial Day

Frequent drives to the beach, lake, or park over the summer can rack up miles on your car. If you’re looking for a new... Read More »

Matt Rand May. 24, 2017

Best Car Brands to Buy Now

With a daunting number of brands and models to choose from, there’s almost certainly a car out there that delivers on... Read More »

Matt Rand May. 19, 2017

Best Used Luxury Cars and SUVs to Buy Now

New cars come with all the latest tech and connectivity features and the peace of mind of a manufacturer warranty... Read More »

Matt Rand May. 4, 2017

Best Cars to Buy This Spring

Snow storms are in the rearview mirror for most parts of the country, and that’s good news for drivers. If the clear... Read More »

Matt Rand Mar. 30, 2017

Best Redesigned Cars and SUVs to Buy Now

The latest tech and safety features, upgraded cabin materials, more fuel-efficient engines, and sleeker exterior... Read More »

Matt Rand Mar. 16, 2017

Best Family Cars to Buy Now

The best family vehicles on the market have roomy seating to keep the whole clan comfortable, lots of cargo space to... Read More »

Matt Rand Mar. 9, 2017

Best Luxury SUVs to Buy Now

Luxury SUVs offer the expansive visibility and flexible seating and cargo space you’d expect of a utility vehicle, plus... Read More »

Matt Rand Feb. 23, 2017

Top-Ranked Cars to Buy for 2017

We all want to start off the New Year on a high note. The following cars and SUVs are doing just that, as they... Read More »

Matt Rand Jan. 6, 2017

Best Cars to Buy Before the New Year

The end of the year is one of best times to buy a car , so if you’ve been holding out for a new vehicle, now could be a... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 29, 2016

Best SUVs to Buy This Holiday Season

An SUV in the driveway with a big bow on it is near the top of many people's wish list every holiday season. If you’re... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 6, 2016

Best Small Crossover SUVs to Buy Now

With flexible cargo space, a high ride height, and a carlike ride, it’s easy to see why Americans bought more crossover... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 23, 2016

Best Winter-Ready Cars to Buy Now

As some parts of the Northeast are digging out from a storm that dumped 20 inches of snow , it’s time to start thinking... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 22, 2016

Best SUVs for Buyers

SUVs are hot these days. In fact, while sales of cars have declined 8.9 percent so far in 2016, SUVs and crossovers... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 18, 2016

Best Cars to Buy in November

As winter weather approaches, demand for SUVs is soaring, while dealerships struggle to sell sedans and hatchbacks. In... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 11, 2016

Best SUVs to Buy in November

There’s no snow on the ground yet in most parts of the country, but you’ll want to be prepared when it arrives. Adding... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 8, 2016

Best SUV Deals for November

With winter weather fast approaching, adding a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive SUV to your garage may be a wise... Read More »

Matt Rand Nov. 3, 2016

Best Midsize SUVs to Buy Now

Midsize SUVs are more nimble and fuel-efficient than large SUVs but offer more seating and cargo space than smaller... Read More »

Matt Rand and Mel Anton Oct. 28, 2016

Upscale Vehicles You Should Buy Right Now

There’s no doubt that buying a luxury vehicle will put a bigger dent in your bank account than opting for a more... Read More »

Matt Rand Oct. 24, 2016

2016 Best Cars for Teens

With school back in full swing, teenage drivers are on the road once again. Between getting to and from school, as well... Read More »

Matt Rand and Mel Anton Oct. 21, 2016

Save Big on These Slow-Selling Cars in Hot Classes

Car buyers’ preferences are constantly evolving. Vehicles that were flying off dealer lots five years ago may be... Read More »

Matt Rand Oct. 14, 2016

What Do Baseball Stars Drive?

The MLB Postseason is underway, with the Cubs looking to break the curse of the Billy Goat, the Indians looking to win... Read More »

Matt Rand and Brian McHugh Oct. 6, 2016

Save Big on a Great Car for Your Teenager

Handing over the car keys to your teenager can be frightening for parents. Even if you trust your kids, knowing they’re... Read More »

Matt Rand Oct. 6, 2016

9 Luxury Cars and SUVs You Should Buy Now

There’s no doubt that buying a luxury vehicle will put a bigger dent in your bank account than opting for a more... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 28, 2016

Get a Great Deal on These Slow-Selling Cars and SUVs

Just because a vehicle has engaging performance, a top-notch interior, and critical acclaim doesn't mean it's always... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 26, 2016

Best Cars for Teens

Summer is a dangerous time for teenage drivers. When not in school, teens spend more time behind the wheel, and they’re... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 26, 2016

7 Affordable Used SUVs With Three Rows

Whether you’re shuttling the kids and their friends to soccer practice or heading out on a weekend trip with a crowd, a... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 23, 2016

The 10 Worst Cities to Own a Car

If you’re a car owner and you live in one of the cities in this slide show, you’re probably used to paying high... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 21, 2016

8 Best Midsize SUVs to Buy Now

Midsize SUVs occupy an appealing middle ground in the booming crossover market. They have more seating and cargo space... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 20, 2016

Get a Great Deal on These Outgoing Cars and SUVs

While 2017 is still a few months away for most of the world, 2017 has arrived for the auto industry, and that means the... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 20, 2016

September's Best Cash Back New Car Deals

The best cash back new car deals save you thousands of dollars off the purchase price of your new vehicle. As summer... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 9, 2016

Worst Cities to Own a Car

If you’re a car owner and you live in one of the cities in this slide show, you’re probably used to paying high... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 25, 2016

Best Cities to Own a Car

Stifling congestion, scant parking, and sky-high insurance and tax rates are a few of the unpleasant realities car... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 23, 2016

10 Small SUVs You Should Buy Now

With flexible cargo space, a high ride height, and a carlike ride, it’s easy to see why Americans bought more crossover... Read More »

Matt Rand Aug. 17, 2016

10 SUVs with the Best Deals

With so many great crossover SUVs on the market, it’s never been easier to find one that fits your needs. Finding one... Read More »

Matt Rand Jun. 1, 2016

U.S. News Best Price Program

Save money. Find the best local price on your new car.