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Toyota Corolla

Redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan: All You Need to Know

The all-new, 12th-generation 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will join the Corolla hatchback, Camry, Prius, and C-HR on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. The ... read more »
Honda Passport

2019 Honda Passport: All You Need to Know

The original Honda Passport was a tough, body-on-frame SUV that was actually a badge-engineered Isuzu Rodeo. Honda phased it out after the 2002 model year ... read more »
2019 Ford Mustang

15 Best Sports Cars Under $40K

Every new vehicle in our mainstream sports car rankings has a starting price under $40,000. In fact, you can choose many models in an ... read more »
2019 Toyota Sienna

10 Best Minivan Deals This January

There are only a handful of new minivans available today. However, all six options are worthy choices for a new family vehicle. To find the ... read more »
2018 Volvo V60

12 Best Luxury Car Deals in January 2019

While it might not sound like fun to go car shopping in the cold winter weather, low customer volume at dealerships means manufacturers are compelled ... read more »
2019 Kia Stinger

The Best 24 Month Lease Deals in January 2019

How about a brand-new vehicle with a short-term commitment? Take advantage of a 24-month leasing incentive this January and set your sights on an updated ... read more »
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Hyundai Santa Fe

12 Best SUV Deals for January 2019

Are you looking for new SUV to tackle the winter weather? Automakers are offering outstanding financing rates and cash back specials on highly rated crossovers ... read more »
2019 Subaru Forester

13 Best SUV Lease Deals This January

What better way to ring in the new year than with an exceptional deal on a brand-new SUV? This month, there are still some 2018 ... read more »
2019 Ram 1500

8 Best Truck Leases in January 2019

Winter is here and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of a terrific manufacturer-sponsored lease incentive on a brand-new pickup truck. Automakers are in ... read more »
20 Best Self-Parking Cars in 2018

20 Best Self-Parking Cars in 2018

The list of advanced driver assistance systems is forever growing and technology is improving. Today, some cars come standard with a long list of active ... read more »
2018 Ford Expedition

18 Most Reliable 3-Row SUVs in 2018

At U.S. News Best Cars, we factor each vehicle’s J.D. Power predicted reliability rating into its overall score. We do this because even ... read more »
2018 Ford F-150

12 Best End of Year Truck Deals in 2018

As the holidays draw near and the year comes to a close, it’s high time to take advantage of an incredible deal on a brand-new ... read more »
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Kia Soul

12 Best End of Year Car Deals

The end of the year is fast approaching. Before you know it, the holidays will come and go and you’ll be back to the daily ... read more »
2019 Honda Civic, 2019 Acura RDX

Acura vs. Honda: Worth the Upgrade?

Acura is Honda’s luxury brand. Needless to say, its cars cost more and are designed for a smaller market. Are Acuras worth the extra money ... read more »
Lexus Logo vs. BMW Logo

Lexus vs. BMW: Battle of the Brands

How does Lexus – Toyota’s luxury marque – stack up against German luxury brand BMW? These two automakers have a lot in common, especially when ... read more »
Jeep Grand Cherokee

12 Best Black Friday SUV Purchase Deals for 2018

The holidays are almost here and Black Friday is the perfect time to get moving on your gift shopping. While you’re out taking advantage of ... read more »
Volkswagen Atlas | Toyota Highlander | Chevrolet Volt

25 Cars With the Best Safety Features

Every year automakers add more standard and available advanced driver assistance technologies to many vehicles in their lineups. Some features are becoming more commonplace in ... read more »
2019 Porsche Cayenne

20 Cars With the Best Infotainment Systems in 2018

Vehicle technology has come a long way over a short period of time. It wasn’t long ago that you could only get a fancy infotainment ... read more »
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Infiniti QX50

20 Most Luxurious SUVs of 2018

While most luxury SUVs are clearly a big step ahead of mainstream SUVs when it comes to interior quality, some provide extravagance that’s at a ... read more »
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec, 2019 Ford Mustang GT

20 Fastest Affordable Cars in 2018

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a car with plenty of acceleration, corner-carving prowess, or a combination of both. There are a ... read more »
2018 Honda CR-V

20 Best Four-Cylinder SUVs in 2018

Most compact and subcompact SUVs aren’t built for speed. In fact, many of these vehicles are criticized for their lackluster powertrains. However, there are some ... read more »
2019 Ford Mustang, 2018 Audi TT, 2018 Mazda3, 2018 Tesla Model S

25 Sporty Cars With Great Gas Mileage

A sporty car doesn’t have to be a gas guzzler. New engine technology, improved transmissions, superior aerodynamics, and lightweight materials mean that a car can ... read more »
Kia Rio

Cheapest Cars With Automatic Emergency Braking

Many of today’s cars and SUVs offer features that were once only found in luxury vehicles. This means you can get technologies like automatic emergency ... read more »
Mitsubishi CPO Buying Guide

Mitsubishi CPO Buying Guide

Most Mitsubishi vehicles that are five years old or newer are eligible for the Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned program, as long as they don’t exceed 60 ... read more »
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2018 Chevrolet Colorado, 2018 GMC Canyon

2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2018 GMC Canyon: Head to Head

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon both fare well in our compact pickup truck rankings. In fact, they’re tied for the third spot and are ... read more »
2018 Ford Escape

31 Most (and Least) Reliable Small SUVs in 2018

SUVs have garnered much interest among the U.S. car-buying public. They’re practical, capable, and stylish. An SUV allows you to take advantage of some ... read more »
2018 Honda CR-V

Best American-Made SUVs

SUVs and crossovers are extremely popular in the U.S. and the long list of models is forever growing. We feature over 100 SUVs in ... read more »
Ford Fusion | Honda Accord | Chevrolet Malibu

30 Best Choices for a Used First Car

Each person’s idea of a perfect used first car will differ. Some people get their first car at the age of 16, likely as a ... read more »
2018 Audi A5

BMW vs. Audi: Battle of the Brands

Audi and BMW are two fantastic luxury brands that both offer plenty of highly ranked cars and SUVs. These vehicles require a premium investment, so ... read more »
2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

15 Most Fuel-Efficient 3-Row SUVs of 2018

It’s not difficult to find an SUV with room for the whole family and all their gear. However, some of these large vehicles can cost ... read more »
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2018 Lexus RX 350

15 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury 3-Row SUVs of 2018

In general, luxury 3-row SUVs will cost you more to fuel than their non-luxury counterparts, as well as most vehicles in other classes. However, engine ... read more »
2019 Kia Sportage

28 Best Choices for a New First Car

There’s not one perfect first car for everyone. Many variables make this a subjective topic. If you’re a teenager and your parents are buying your ... read more »
2018 Honda Odyssey, 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, 2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Cadillac CTS, 2018 Mazda CX-5

12 Best Labor Day Car Sales in 2018

Sadly, when Labor Day arrives, the end of summer nears. However, an outstanding deal on a new car is something you can look forward to ... read more »
2018 Buick Enclave, 2018 Honda Odyssey, 2018 Ford Expedition

The Best 6-Passenger Vehicles of 2018

Growing families need loads of space – not only for passengers, but also for cargo. Most of today’s cars offer only two bucket seats up ... read more »
2018 Tesla Model S, 2018 Nissan Leaf, 2018 Chevrolet Bolt

Electric Cars With the Longest Range in 2018

Have you been considering switching to an electric car? Many automakers are beginning to bring electric vehicles (EVs) to market, battery technology is improving, and ... read more »
Tesla Model S and Model X charging

What Is MPGe?

MPGe is the abbreviation for “miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent.” It’s an energy efficiency metric that was introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ... read more »
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2018 Hyundai Ioniq

26 Best Commuter Cars

What makes a top-notch commuter car? If you use your car primarily for driving to and from work every day, it likely transforms into an ... read more »
2014 Honda CR-V, Mechanic changing oil, odometer

Used Car Mileage Guide: What to Expect as a Car Ages

Buying used can save you money, and you won’t suffer the huge depreciation that begins as soon as you drive a new car off the ... read more »
BMW 3 Series | Jaguar XE | Nissan Rogue Hybrid

24 AWD Cars and SUVs With the Best Gas Mileage in 2018

All-wheel drive is a popular feature, especially among those who live in hilly areas or locations that experience snowy weather. While all-wheel-drive vehicles have benefits ... read more »
2018 Ford Expedition

6 Best Large SUVs of 2018: Photos and Details

There’s not a wide variety of choices when it comes to full-size SUVs. In fact, there are only six on the market today, and three ... read more »
Hyundai Tucson | Honda CR-V | Mercedes-Benz GLC

21 Safest SUVs

Safety is a top consideration for most car shoppers. Those choosing an SUV over a car may rank safety even higher on their list of ... read more »
2018 Lexus RX Hybrid Best Hybrid SUVs

10 Best Hybrid SUVs of 2018: Photos and Details

Today’s SUVs are much more fuel-efficient than those of the past, and now the growth of the hybrid SUV segment is upping the ante. Many ... read more »
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Woman in self driving car

How Close Are We to a Self-Driving Car?

Just about every major automaker is working on some level of self-driving technology. Of course, some companies are much further along than others with technological ... read more »
2012 Lexus RX 350

10 Most Reliable Used Luxury SUVs Under $20,000

SUVs are among the most popular vehicles in the U.S., due to their versatility and enticing styling. You get some of the benefits of ... read more »
2018 Chevrolet Colorado

9 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks

Trucks buyers may not put fuel-efficiency at the top of their priority list, probably because performance and versatility are paramount when buying a utility vehicle ... read more »
Kia Optima

17 Safest Cars of 2018

Safety is among the top priorities of most car shoppers. Of course, price, features, visual appeal, performance, and reliability are all important when shopping for ... read more »
2018 Ford Edge

10 Best Memorial Day SUV Purchase Deals in 2018

Automakers are always looking for an opportunity to attract buyers with exceptional deals. Holidays like Memorial Day provide a perfect reason to announce great purchase ... read more »
Ford Expedition

10 Best Memorial Day SUV Lease Deals in 2018

While Memorial Day doesn’t mark the official beginning of summer, it may as well. The holiday to pay homage to our fallen heroes usually results ... read more »
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Chevrolet Suburban | Chevrolet Tahoe | Lexus RX 350

13 Most Reliable Used SUVs Under $20,000

There are many reliable used SUVs on the market for less than $20,000, and some are only a few years old. While performance, interior ... read more »
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Most Reliable Used Luxury Cars Under $20,000

Luxury cars aren’t cheap and they tend to depreciate quickly. This means that as soon as you purchase a new luxury car, it loses a ... read more »
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