Buyer's Guide

  • Free EV charging perks for car buyers? Here's what each automaker offers

    Owners of the new Audi E-Tron GT are in for a great deal of free charging, as they’re getting three years of totally free charging on the Electrify America charging network. The soon-to-launch Q4 E-Tron gets a relatively minor amount of free charging, as Audi is offering new buyers of that crossover 250 kWh of charging at Electrify America over the first two years of ownership. New buyers of BMW EVs will receive a $100 credit toward charging at EVGo’s charging stations.

  • 7 Best Hybrid Cars (and the Prius isn't one)

    With the auto industry pivoting toward complete electrification, it shouldn't be surprising that the development of new hybrid cars has basically screeched to a halt. Toyota/Lexus makes the bulk of them, while only Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Ford offer them at all.

  • Get ready for winter with these great deals from Tire Rack

    Winter is coming, and if you're looking for some deals to help you prepare your vehicle for the cold months ahead, we've got you covered with some great offers from Tire Rack. Until November 8, you can take advantage of this Tire Rack promotion that could get you up to a $70 Visa reward either by mail-in or online rebate with the purchase of four new select Cooper brand tires. This deal will be around until November 8 and it could get you up to an $80 Bridgestone Visa Prepaid Card by mail, or up to $120 if you have a Tire Rack credit card that you're planning on using for the purchase.

  • Least expensive cars to insure in America

    When it comes to the lowest car insurance premiums, a minivan takes the top spot on this list filled with Jeeps, Subarus, Hondas, and Mazdas.

  • 10 car features people want most (and 7 they want least)

    Buyers really want heated seats, and steering wheels. The annual study surveyed 90,000 recent car buyers to see which features were on their must-have lists.

  • Most American Cars | Honda Makes the Top 10 List

    Ford's iconic coupe takes the number one slot pretty convincingly this year, with 88.5% of its components coming from U.S. or Canadian sources. Appropriately, though perhaps confusingly, 21 models made the top 10 list in 2021. The top-ranked Mustang is a perfect example; The automatic drops into into a tie for 10th, right next to the EcoBoost model and Ram's 1500 Classic with the 3.6L V6.

  • Best 3rd Row SUVs of 2021 and 2022

    If you plan on using a vehicle's third row a lot, let us at least make the suggestion that a minivan would be a smarter bet than anything you're going to see on this list of best three-row SUVs. The best do a particularly good job of being family friendly without looking like a drab transportation appliance, although really, you can't go wrong with any of the mainstream three-row SUVs. Note that we define crossovers as SUVs since most buyers use the terms interchangeably, but acknowledge that "crossover" is literally a vehicle with a car-like unibody structure as opposed to the truck-like, body-on-frame construction that traditionally has defined "SUV."

  • America's most stolen cars in 2020

    America's most popular car is also America's most stolen car in 2020. The Ford F-150 and its Super Duty F-Series siblings again topped the list of the 10 most stolen cars in the United States, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and vehicle thefts alarmingly jumped by 11% in 2020. NICB explained that it compiles its annual "Hot Wheels" report by analyzing vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement agencies to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

  • Best new cars for under $20,000

    Well, there are actually only nine cars in that price bracket. It's a compact sedan, which means it's significantly more spacious than the usual subcompact cars available in this price bracket. It comes standard with a six-speed manual, but you can get a CVT for an extra $900, and it still fits the budget at $19,785.

  • Have luxury cars really improved that much in the past decade?

    This particular car didn't have blind-spot warning or adaptive cruise control, but with the right options checked, it could have. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be nice, but they can also cause enough headaches that it can be easier to use the car's native systems … including a 10-year-old BMW X5's. There are also more USB ports now and wireless charging, which is pretty clutch with Bluetooth Audio.

  • AAA study shows total cost of new car ownership goes up again in 2021

    The average price of a new car keeps going up, but what does this translate to in yearly out-of-pocket costs? AAA just released a study that aims to answer this question. You may already be familiar with the idea — AAA performs this study (Your Driving Costs) every year and has done so since 1950.

  • 11 best electric cars and SUVs | Our top choices in three price segments

    There are so many electric cars, SUVs and even trucks on the horizon, that it's only a matter of time before we get a chance to drive something great enough to be included on this list of best electric cars (and to supplant one of the current choices). The EUV has considerably more backseat space, a vaguely more SUV-ish shape, subtle styling differences and eight fewer miles of range.

  • Best tools you need to quickly evaluate a used car

    Sam Fiorani, VP of global vehicle forecasting at Auto Forecast Solutions, said, "The quality of vehicles has improved so much that a 150,000-mile Toyota Camry brings serious money." Ideally, when you've found a dealer or a private seller with a car you want at the price you want, you know what to look for.

  • 16 cars now cost more to buy used than new

    The average price of a new car ($41,263 last month) is higher today than ever before. Unfortunately for those looking to save a few bucks by buying used, the average price of used cars is way up in 2021, too, and for a variety of reasons. In fact, according to a new study by iSeeCars.com, some lightly used models are actually selling for more money than they did when brand-new on the showroom floor.

  • 11 best hybrid SUVs for 2021 and 2022

    If you're searching for the best hybrid SUV, the truth is there actually aren't that many choices. While there's an endless sea of those powered solely by gasoline, those that add batteries and superior fuel economy to the mix are few and far between. The top-selling and top-rated Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are not only available as hybrids, for instance, but are actually at their most appealing as hybrids.

  • Best SUVs of 2021 and 2022

    The Kona continues to prove that a subcompact SUV can be fun to drive. It's certainly not the most spacious model, but its sharp handling, distinctive styling and attractive cabin with user-friendly tech help it stand out from the crowd.

  • 17 Best Luxury SUVs for 2021 and 2022

    Once upon a time, the idea of a luxury SUV meant a Range Rover, and even that was pretty agricultural by modern standards. Today, there is a staggering number of luxury SUVs available in every shape, size and price point. There are electric luxury SUVs like the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace, as well as gas-swilling, high-performance SUVs like the BMW X5 M and Mercedes-AMG G 63.

  • 11 Best Small SUVs of 2021 and 2022: Compact, midcompact and subcompact

    What is the best small SUV? This basically leaves us with three sizes of small SUV: compact, subcompact and the newest growing sub-segment that fits in between them. It doesn't really have a universally accepted name yet, so we're going with the suggestion by Autoblog reader John Prince: the midcompact SUV.

  • 2022 Land Rover Defender Review | Keeps what's great and adds a V8

    The 2022 Land Rover Defender is proof that you can have a super-capable off-road vehicle on the trails without getting beat up on the morning commute. All it takes is money, and even though the Defender starts at a higher price point than the Wrangler, Bronco and 4Runner, all of those models can creep right into the Land Rover’s territory with options. None are graced with the same refined road manners as the Land Rover, however.

  • 2022 Cadillac CT4 Review | Blackwing, price, mpg, pictures

    Cadillac’s most compact and frugal four-door is perhaps its most compelling, as evidenced by its place among our favorite sport sedans. This small sedan ostensibly competes with the growing class of sub-compact luxury sedans, yet its rear-drive layout and sophisticated chassis are more akin to European offerings a size larger. The CT4’s chassis makes an excellent case for itself against the benchmark BMW 3 Series, and the Blackwing adds M3-like power to that already-phenomenal platform.

  • 2022 Cadillac CT5 Review | An athlete in a fine suit

    The Cadillac CT5‘s mission is to compete on equal footing with the sport sedans built by the German trio of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz along with Japanese brands Acura, Infiniti and Lexus. The 2022 Cadillac CT5 (along with its smaller sibling, the CT4) represents the end of the line for Cadillac’s gas-burning four-doors. The CT5 is larger than its price point suggests.

  • 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Review | What's new, price, pictures, mpg

    It would be easy to dismiss the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport as just the cheaper and smaller crossover Bronco. Cheaper and smaller have their advantages, and by being a crossover, the Bronco Sport is more comfortable, a lot quieter and more maneuverable than its big brother. Instead of focusing on off-roading as the reason for your journey, the Bronco Sport is for those who might have to off-road on the way to wherever they're going.

  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Review | What's new, Hybrid mpg, price, pictures

    Variety and customization are the name of the game these days, and while the 2022 Toyota RAV4 is hardly a make-your-own, bespoke creation, it does offer an unmatched variety of models for different tastes and needs. The latter is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and it's terrific. Fuel economy is exceptional, and the driving experience sets a nice balance between comfort and response.

  • 2022 Ford Maverick Review | A smaller truck can be a smarter truck

    The Maverick is peerless, with its small stature and a standard hybrid powertrain. The closest competitor is the also-new Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Maverick leans into the fact that it’s a pickup, and built by a company that’s been selling countless pickups for many, many decades.

  • 2022 Ram 1500 Review | Still great, but is it still best?

    The 2022 Ram 1500 remains every bit the exceptional pickup it's been since being completely redesigned three years ago. From the humble Tradesman all the way up to the indulgent Limited (with the stupefying Ram TRX on its own high-octane plane of existence), the Ram is a thoughtfully designed truck with distinctive features and a compelling lineup of build combinations. Last year's updated Ford F-150 saw the addition of a hybrid powertrain Ram can't match, plus chassis refinements that wipe out much of the Ram's previous on-road advantages.

  • 2022 Subaru Forester Review | Updated for the great outdoors

    Most compact SUVs are marketed in a way that encourages you to envision fun family outings spent taking advantage of their all-wheel drive and enhanced practicality in the great outdoors. Let's face it, though: relatively few families will actually do that, and some compact SUVs frankly wouldn't be very good at it. The 2022 Subaru Forester is the real deal, though, and its owners are far more likely to actually live the life the owners of other SUVs only envision.