Your Shortcut to the Right Vehicle

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 2018

See the new and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs of 2018. (Or look further ahead to see what's coming for 2019.)


Best Used Cars, Trucks and SUVs


Buyer's Guides

Can you name 11 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.


Comparison Tests

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.


...Or 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.

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