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2017 Audi S8 Plus

2017 Audi S8: What You Need to Know

2017 Audi S8 Plus: A Performance Car Masquerading as a Sedate Sedan In the rarified atmosphere where super luxury cars compete, the stylish Audi A8 ... read more »
Acura CPO Buying Guide

Acura CPO Buying Guide

Acura vehicles that are six years old or less and have less than 80,000 miles are eligible for the Acura Certified Pre-Owned program. This ... read more »

2017 BMW M6: What You Need to Know

The M Stands for Fast In BMW nomenclature, the M stands for “Motorsport.” A designation originally reserved for BMW’s racing program in the 1960s and ... read more »
Toyota Camry / Hyundai Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Toyota Camry

Camry vs. Sonata: Which Should You Buy? The Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata are both hitting the market as redesigned models for 2018, but the ... read more »
Volkswagen Arteon

All-New 2019 Volkswagen Arteon: What You Need to Know

Photos and Details of the Volkswagen Arteon Following the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen is making significant strides to move forward and strengthen its brand image and ... read more »
Ford Mustang

The Best Systems to Monitor Your Teen's Driving

These Systems Can Help Your Teen Develop Good Driving Habits Turning kids loose in the car on public roads worries parents more than drug addiction ... read more »
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler CPO Buying Guide

If you’re looking to get a used Chrysler, but don’t want to worry about it breaking down after you leave the dealership, you may want ... read more »
CPO and Used Car Discounts

Used Car Deals

Best Used Car Financing Deals Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars, trucks, and SUVs give you more protection than typical used vehicles. While CPO cars generally cost ... read more »
2017 Honda CR-V; 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Subaru Outback

Outback vs. CR-V: Which Crossover Is Better for You? Sometimes you need one vehicle that can handle your commute, your family, and the dirt road ... read more »
Land Rover Range Rover Velar

All-New 2018 Range Rover Velar: What You Need to Know

A Land Rover That Favors Winding Roads Over Off-Road Trails Land Rover makes the most off-road-capable luxury SUVs on the market, though even Land Rover ... read more »
Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester XT: What You Need to Know

A Compact SUV That Hauls More Than Just Families The Subaru Forester XT fits into a small-but-growing category in the American auto market: the speedy ... read more »
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Dodge CPO Buying Guide

The Dodge certified pre-owned program is the same as all other CPO programs under the Chrysler family umbrella. Every CPO Dodge, from muscle cars like ... read more »
Should I Get a Credit Card From a Car Company?

Should I Get a Credit Card From a Car Company?

You’ve seen the ads: For every dollar you spend on a credit card, you’re that much closer to your dream car. Do credit cards from ... read more »
Audi A5 Sportback

2018 Audi A5 Sportback: What You Need to Know

Audi’s Newest 4-Door Hatchback Audi just completed its family of redesigned A5 models with the addition of the 2018 A5 Sportback and high-performance S5 Sportback. ... read more »
Can I Buy a Car With a Credit Card?

Can I Buy a Car With a Credit Card?

Buying a car with a credit card seems like an awesome idea. Instead of doing a bunch of loan paperwork, waiting for credit approval, and ... read more »
A Guide to 0 Down Lease Deals

A Guide to 0 Down Lease Deals

You've heard that leasing offers an excellent way to get into a new car with lower monthly payments than you'd have to pay ... read more »
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

AWD Cars With the Best Fuel Economy

Fuel Efficiency and All-Weather Traction As more drivers have discovered the advantages of all-wheel-drive traction, having power to all four wheels has become a must-have ... read more »
2017 Nissan Murano

Best Cars to Buy for the 4th of July

Low Demand for These Vehicles Could Mean Big Discounts This Independence Day Before you head to your Fourth of July barbecue this weekend, consider swinging ... read more »
Volvo V90

Best 2018 Vehicles So Far

Which 2018 Vehicles Have the Best Scores in U.S. News Rankings So Far? The second half of 2017 is coming quickly, yet here at U.S. ... read more »
Porsche 911 Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo: What You Need to Know

The Top-Tier 911 Combines Luxury and Horsepower The Porsche 911 Turbo receives a refreshed look for the 2017 model year, but it still shouts "iconic ... read more »
2017 Fiat 124 Spider

9 Best Roadsters for Summer

U.S. News' Top-Ranked Sports Cars With Two Seats and No Top As is the case in every comparison of vehicles by category, this overview of ... read more »
2017 Volvo V90

9 Car Brands With the Nicest Interiors

These Brands Have the Highest Interior Scores in U.S. News Rankings What makes a good interior? It’s more than whether a vehicle hails from a ... read more »
Lexus LC

13 Best Japanese Luxury Cars

These Japanese Cars Are Luxurious and Reliable Lexus, Acura, and Infiniti make up the top Japanese luxury car brands. These upscale cousins of automakers Toyota, ... read more »
Audi TTS

2017 Audi TTS: What You Need to Know

Learn More About Audi’s Performance-Oriented TTS If the versatile and driver-centric Audi TT isn’t enough, consider the Audi TTS a worthy choice. It provides the ... read more »
2017 Porsche Boxster

10 Best 2-Seater Cars

These 2-Seat Sports Cars Top U.S. News Rankings For pure driving fun, it’s difficult to beat a two-seat sports car. Light, nimble, and (usually) powerful, ... read more »
2017 Ram 3500 Limited

8 Most Expensive Pickup Trucks

Luxury and Capability Pickup trucks are work horses, but they can also be show horses. With so many configurations and trim levels available, prices can ... read more »
2018 BMW M5

BMW M5: What You Need to Know

Your Guide to the M5 – Past, Present, and Future The BMW M5 is arguably the definitive performance-luxury sedan. Now it tends to emphasize the ... read more »
2017 Genesis G80

12 of the Quietest Cars You Can Buy

These New Cars Are Quiet as a Library Serenity is a wonderful thing. If a whisper-quiet ride is one of your top car-buying criteria, there’s ... read more »
Porsche Cayman

The Most Affordable Supercars

Supercar Performance at Average Car Prices What defines a supercar? They are usually ultra-expensive sports cars that aim for the pinnacle of street-legal performance, bridging ... read more »
Tesla Model S

The Best 6-Passenger Vehicles

When You Need to Carry the Whole Team Back in the days of front bench seats, just about every vehicle sold claimed it could carry ... read more »
Audi Q7

The 10 Safest SUVs

These 10 SUVs Can Keep Your Family Safe Safety is the first thing many shoppers think about when buying a new car – even more ... read more »
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

12 Best American-Made SUVs

Popular SUVs That Are Made in the U.S. of A. There’s no denying that SUVs and crossovers are the hottest things going in the automotive ... read more »
Should I Buy a Used Fleet Vehicle?

Should I Buy a Used Fleet Vehicle?

Somewhere in your used car buying odyssey, you’ve probably come across a used fleet car for sale. They are often advertised as a great deal ... read more »
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

10 SUVs With the Most Ground Clearance

Which New SUVs Get You Off the Ground? Ground clearance is a key factor in determining a vehicle’s off-road worthiness. Though good ground clearance doesn’t ... read more »
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid: What You Need to Know

The Toyota Camry Hybrid Gets a Makeover The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid arrives in dealerships later this summer alongside its non-hybrid counterpart. The redesigned midsize ... read more »
2017 Volkswagen Golf R

9 Undercover Sports Cars

These Low-Key Family Cars Offer Performance and Practicality Having a family doesn’t mean you have to drive a boring car. You can upgrade the grocery-getting ... read more »
2010 Chevy Camaro

10 Cool Cheap Used Cars

What Are the Coolest Used Cars You Can Buy for Around 10,000? Cheap used cars, particularly at the $10,000-or-less price point, don’t offer advanced safety ... read more »
2018 Toyota Camry

All-New 2018 Toyota Camry: What You Need to Know

America’s Most Popular Sedan Is Redesigned for 2018 The 2018 Toyota Camry is set to arrive at dealers later this summer. The popular midsize sedan ... read more »
Porsche 911

11 Best Lightweight Sports Cars

The Best Way to Add Performance: Add Lightness There are a couple of ways to make a car go fast. Either you can put a ... read more »
2017 Honda CR-V

10 Best 2017 SUVs

Here Are the Top Affordable SUVs in Our Rankings It is a daunting task to choose a new vehicle, and the highly competitive SUV segment ... read more »
Audi Q5

9 Best Luxury SUVS

Here Are the Top Luxury SUVs in U.S. News Rankings For a luxury SUV to reach the top of our rankings, it must have a ... read more »
2017 Chevrolet Sonic

7 Best Small Cars to Buy Now

You Could Score Big Savings on These Slow-Selling Small Cars Right now, the darling of the American automotive market is the crossover SUV, but automakers ... read more »
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

9 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans

These Four-Doors Get the Best Gas Mileage Gas prices today may seem reasonable compared with the sky-high prices paid in the recent past, but that’s ... read more »
2017 Honda CR-V

9 Best Compact SUVs: Photos and Details

The Top Affordable Compact SUVs in U.S. News Rankings Compact SUVs make up one of the hottest segments in the new car market, and why not? ... read more »
BMW 5 Series

The 8 Best Self-Parking Cars

What Are the Highest-Ranking Vehicles With Automatic Parking Systems? Self-parking technology is still in its infancy, but it’s becoming available on a broad range of ... read more »
Kia Soul

The Best New Cars for Less Than $20,000

These New Cars Rank Highly and Are Relatively Inexpensive Buying a car is an expensive endeavor. However, it doesn’t have to be as expensive as ... read more »
Mercedes-AMG SLC43

11 Best German Sports Cars

Vehicles That Can Take on the Autobahn If you’re thinking German sports cars, you’re thinking precision, you’re thinking acceleration, and above all, you’re thinking handling. ... read more »
Chevrolet Camaro

10 Best Supercharged Cars

10 Cars That Give You the Extra Oomph Automakers outfit their sports cars with turbochargers and superchargers to make them faster and more powerful.  Both ... read more »
2017 Toyota 86

10 Cheapest New Sports Cars

Sporty Performance on a Budget You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a nice sports car. For around $25,000, give or take, there ... read more »
2017 Honda CR-V

Most Reliable Cars: Cars That Last Forever

These Are the Longest-Lasting Cars on the Market Predicted reliability ratings are a valuable component of U.S. News’ scoring and ranking data. However, J.D. Power’s ... read more »
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