Model year after model year, cars just keep getting better. It seems every new vehicle we drive is both more powerful and more fuel-efficient than its predecessor. More comfortable and more fun. More refined, but similarly priced. Choosing a good car is easier than ever, but choosing the best car keeps getting trickier. That's why several times a year we round up category standouts and staff favorites and bring them together in lists that help make car shopping easier.
Popular Now: The All-New Cars for 2015
Can you name 12 midsize sedans? Or 13 compact SUVs? One of the first steps in the journey toward a new car is knowing all your options. And there's no better place to start than our Buyer's Guides. The 10 segments below account for more than 70% of all new cars sold in a year, so there's a good chance your next car is one click away.
Several times a year we gather key models from a popular segment and drive them hundreds of miles over a couple days. For discerning the nuances that distinguish and define today's cars, there's just no substitute for extended back-to-back, side-by-side exposure. What we learn in these comparison tests helps inform our awards and 10 Best lists throughout the year.
Build Your Own List
Want to see this year's most powerful convertibles? Or the most fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2007? The power of our massive database is at your fingertips. Whether you're more interested in safety or performance, new cars or used, our customizable list generator makes it easy to discover the standouts that matter to you.
Kelley Blue Book Awards
Three of our annual lists include shiny hardware, coveted trophies we hand out to the winning automakers at the Los Angeles, Chicago and New York auto shows.