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12 Best Hybrid Cars

12 Best Hybrid Cars

Jaclyn Trop | U.S. News & World Report These Are the Top Hybrid Cars in Our Rankings Modern hybrid cars have come a long way since the Toyota Prius launched here in 2000. Now several manufacturers make a gas-electric version of their bestselling sedans and SUVs, from the Toyota Avalon sedan to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan to the lavish Porsche Cayenne. U.S. News & World Report evaluated of dozens of data points to determine which hybrids sit atop the heap. Read ahead to learn more about the best hybrid cars. Keep in mind that U.S. News scores are constantly updated based on the latest expert reviews and data. Read more atRead entire story

11 Best Electric Cars

11 Best Electric Cars

Steven Loveday | U.S. News & World Report Check Out the Best Electric Cars Available Today The list of available all-electric vehicles is growing at a steady clip as more automakers introduce new models. Electric car range is growing as well, and prices are coming down. Remember that purchasing a fully electric vehicle entitles you to up to a $7,500 federal tax credit – at least for now. You can get in an electric car (EV) like the Ford Focus Electric, Volkswagen e-Golf, or Hyundai Ioniq for around $22,000 after the federal rebate. This is lower than the average new car price in the…Read entire story

4th of July SUV Deals

4th of July SUV Deals

Cherise Threewitt | U.S. News & World Report The Best SUV Financing Deals for Independence Day It’s the best time of year for fireworks, picnics, and new SUVs. Automakers are ringing in the 4th of July with special financing and cash back deals on some of the best sport utility models on the market. We’ve rounded up the best low interest rates and rebates available through the holiday weekend. If you’re looking to take advantage of a low APR for a long time, now might be the time to buy. The most enticing SUV deals this holiday weekend include options for families of all sizes. Even better, most of these offers aren&rsquo…Read entire story

10 Best SUV Lease Deals Under $300

10 Best SUV Lease Deals Under $300

Eric C. Evarts | U.S. News & World Report June’s Best SUV Leases Under $300 per Month If you need an SUV and can’t afford to spend too much, automakers are offering a slew of great lease deals this June. As the roaring car market has begun to ease off the accelerator, automakers have begun to boost sales incentives, even on popular SUVs, so you can get anything from a capable small SUV to something with three rows of seats and all-wheel drive for less than $300 a month. Hyundai lets you keep the cash back offers, even when you lease. (We’ve…Read entire story

9 Cheapest Lease Deals This June

9 Cheapest Lease Deals This June

Cherise Threewitt | U.S. News & World Report These Cars Offer the Lowest Monthly Payments If you want to kick off this summer with a new car, you can do it for a lot less money than you probably expect. This month’s lease deals have some real bargains, for as little as $109 a month. As you probably expect, most of these cheap leases are compact or subcompact cars, but there’s nothing wrong with that. These small cars are an efficient way to enjoy driving a new vehicle for a few years while still saving money. If you’re in the market for a new car, and you’re on a …Read entire story

8 Most Comfortable SUVs

8 Most Comfortable SUVs

Jaclyn Trop | U.S. News & World Report SUVs With the Nicest Interiors and Features SUVs are built for long drives, a flock of passengers, and more cargo than you could fit in a car, but not all crossovers are created equal. U.S. News & World Report continually evaluates dozens of expert reviews to assign a score to the interior of almost every SUV on the market. This way you’ll know which vehicles offer the most space, comfort, and technology for your buck. Read the following slides to find out which SUVs get the highest scores for cabin comfort. Read more at U.S. News & World ReportRead entire story

10 Best Cars to Buy This Memorial Day

10 Best Cars to Buy This Memorial Day

Matt Rand | U.S. News & World Report Low Demand for These Vehicles Could Mean Big Discounts This Holiday Weekend 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 vehicle before the busy summer driving season hits, Memorial Day weekend is a great time to bring home a new set of wheels at a great price. To ramp up demand on slow selling models, several manufacturers are offering low prices and high incentives, and luckily for you, we’ve done the digging and come up with a list of the best cars to shop for over the long weekend. Using industry…Read entire story

2017 Ford Focus ST: What You Need to Know

2017 Ford Focus ST: What You Need to Know

Steven Loveday | U.S. News & World Report Learn More About Ford’s Second-Hottest Focus The 2017 Ford Focus ST is one of two performance-oriented “hot hatch” variants of the Focus hatchback. While not as athletic or powerful as the all-wheel-drive Focus RS, it provides enthusiasts with a welcome balance of utility, performance, and sporty good looks at a reasonable price. The Focus ST remains mostly unchanged for the 2017 model year. It was added to the Focus’ lineup in the summer of 2012 as a 2013 model. Since then, the third-generation compact hatchback hasn’t been significantly redesigned. Although the ST underwent some updates in 2015, including refreshed interior and exterior styling, an upgraded infotainment system, and optional all-season tires. The ST is …Read entire story

Refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata: What You Need to Know

Refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata: What You Need to Know

Cherise Threewitt | U.S. News & World Report Significant Updates for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best entries in the midsize car class. It’s the winner of our 2017 Best Midsize Car for the Money award and a finalist for the 2017 Best Midsize Car for Families award. The current Sonata was introduced as a 2015 model, and considering the accolades it’s collected, it probably could have coasted along a while longer before a midcycle refresh, but the stakes are high in this category. The 2017 Sonata covers all the basics needed to succeed in the class: a low entry price, comfortable five-passenger seating, good cargo capacity, strong safety scores, and above-…Read entire story

All-New 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything You Need to Know

All-New 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything You Need to Know

James MacPherson | U.S. News & World Report Sports Car Performance in a Midsize SUV Never shy when the time comes to introduce one of its new vehicles, Fiat Chrysler exceeded expectations at the unveiling of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York International Auto Show in April. The Trackhawk, not to be confused with any Trailhawk, which is the label Jeep applies to its most capable off-road models, is a sport utility vehicle meant for high performance, on-road travel. It is, said Michael Manley, Head of the Jeep brand, simply the fastest, most powerful SUV ever produced. He then stepped aside and allowed a Jeep Trackhawk that…Read entire story

Refreshed 2018 Volkswagen Golf: What You Need to Know

Refreshed 2018 Volkswagen Golf: What You Need to Know

Cherise Threewitt | U.S. News & World Report An Updated Look and Feel for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf If you attended the 2017 New York Auto Show in April, you may have gotten a glimpse of the refreshed VW Golf lineup. The basic Golf hatch has been around for a few decades, yet it’s still one of the most popular models in the brand’s lineup, with fun driving dynamics to spice up its more practical attributes. The 2017 Golf was a finalist for our Best Compact Car for Families award. The Golf was last redesigned for the 2012 model year, although the model’s current generation has received small and steady updates over the years. That said, this refresh does feel slightly overdue, since many…Read entire story

New Dendrobium hypercar concept teased

New Dendrobium hypercar concept teased

Meet the all-electric Dendrobium concept – Singapore’s first hypercar. The zero-emissions two-seater comes from electric mobility experts Vanda Electrics and will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7. Singapore-based Vanda Electrics’ technical partner is Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group, which also includes Williams Martini Racing. Dendrobium’s high-tech componentry will be clothed in an eye-catching body featuring an automatic roof and doors which open in a synchronised manner resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower – a type of orchid native to Singapore. The interior of the Dendrobium will feature the finest Scottish leather from the Bridge of Weir Leather Company, which sources the best hides from the best…Read entire story

Skoda Octavia vRS review

Skoda Octavia vRS review

The Skoda Octavia isn’t the Czech car maker’s biggest-selling car globally for nothing. Good looking, spacious, well-equipped and fantastic value for money, it’s hard to fault. Then to cap it all, the Octavia is also available in sport vRS spec – a hidden gem of a car if ever there was one. Available as a hatchback or estate, I tested the vRS 230 hatch, priced from £26,580. Looking seriously cool in Meteor Grey, it boasts crisp, smart lines and more than a hint of aggression thanks to an all-black ensemble of 19-inch ‘Xtreme’ allow wheels, rear spoiler, door mirrors, front grille and…Read entire story