The experts here at Car and Driver have been evaluating and testing hundreds of new cars every year since 1956. From performance metrics such as acceleration times and cornering grip to consumer-oriented insights such as real-world highway mpg and carry-on suitcase capacity, we test it all. With more than a half-century of collected data, and a staff of highly educated car enthusiasts, we don't claim to be the best source of shopping advice. We are the best. Our experts provide detailed car-buying guidance by driving every car that enters the market and analyzing our own test results as well as automaker specifications. Whether you're looking for new or used cars, lease deals or tire specials, our Buyer's Guide has it all.
Best Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and Vans
The Top Winter Tires for Snow DrivingBy Maxwell B. Mortimer and Jon Langston
14 Essentials for Your Car's Winter Survival KitBy Jon Langston and Collin Morgan
How to Keep Your Driveway Snow- and Ice-FreeBy Collin Morgan and Jon Langston
20 Essentials for Your Next Winter Road TripBy Jon Langston
Vehicle Types, Car Body Styles Explained
We break down passenger vehicles into body styles (coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, etc) and explain the basic characteristics of each type.
Best Bang for the Buck
The Cheapest Trucks You Can Buy for 2022By Joey Capparella
10 Cheapest New Cars for 2020By Austin Irwin
15 Cheapest 2021 Luxury Cars and SUVsBy Colin Beresford and Joey Capparella
10 New Small SUVs That are the Cheapest to OwnBy Rich Ceppos
Most Reliable New Cars
J.D. Power surveys reveal these 10 cars have the fewest reported problems within the first 90 days of ownership.
Most Reliable Used Cars
J.D. Power surveys and dependability ratings reveal these cars have the fewest reported problems in the first three years of ownership.
Most Reliable SUVs and Crossovers
We break down small, mid-size, and large SUVs and feature those with the least problems over the last three years based on owner surveys by J.D. Power.
Why Sports Cars Are Often Reliable Used Cars
The long-term reliability of sports cars has experienced a paradigm shift over the last 25 years.
The Best 2023 Full-Size SUVs
These large beasts are useful for shuttling lots of people, hauling tons of cargo, and towing things. See which one is the best in segment.
Every 2023 Compact SUV Ranked from Worst to Best
Ranking the compact crossover SUV segment, from Bronco Sport to Tucson.
Best SUVs of 2023 and 2024
There are plenty of choices in today's popular crossover and SUV segments, and these are the best choices among the wide range of models available now.
Every 3-Row Mid-Size Crossover and SUV Ranked
See where bestselling mid-size SUVs such as the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander rank on this list of three-row SUVs.
Best New Car Lease Deals for March 2023
Slide into a coupe this spring—anything from a Dodge Challenger to a Mercedes-AMG C43 or Toyota Supra. Deals start at $400 and top out just under $1000/month.
Honda, GM Toughen Lease Transfer Restrictions
The chip shortage and demand for used cars both mean car dealerships want to make sure they get their own cars back when the lease term is over.
Honda Launches Used Vehicle Leasing Program
The leasing pilot program will allow those in Southern California and Florida to get flexible leases of certified pre-owned Hondas and Acuras.
Lincoln, Lexus Offer Ultra-Low-Mileage Car Leases
Terms of these leases are perfect for people who don't want to drive much; if you can really commit to drive 5000 miles a year or less, you may find a deal.
Best Pickup Trucks of 2023 and 2024
Whether you're looking for a workhorse or a luxury car with a cargo bed, we've selected the best pickup trucks for every need.
Best Used Trucks for under $10,000
Need to move a lot of earth and keep your car payments low? These used trucks can do it all for less.
How to Buy the Pickup That's Right for You
We examine the pricing pyramid, configuration combinations, tow and payload ratings, and powertrain options.
9 Reasons You Should Buy an SUV or a Truck
There are plenty of options in all sizes, and the increasingly common belief that one needs to own a vehicle that fulfills every possible use case.
Here's Every Automaker's CPO Program
Compare manufacturer CPO deals, warranties, and maintenance plans with this guide to all certified pre-owned vehicle programs from Acura to Volvo.
CPO Car Buying in the Age of Scarcity
Current market conditions are pushing older, more worn vehicles into CPO programs. They may be better than buying new—but with rising used-car prices, there's less value in a CPO than ever.
How CPO Warranties Work
We suss out the key differences between automakers' Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle warranties for you.
Buying a CPO EV Makes A Lot of Sense
You won't have to shoulder the burden of depreciation, worry whether your car's battery is in good shape, or be concerned about major repairs.
Advice, Tips, FAQs
7 Things Not to Do at a Car Dealership
If you do one or more of these 10 things we advise against, it will make getting a good deal harder and an already lengthy process longer.
VW Atlas Recalled, Front Passengers Shouldn't Ride
More than 140,000 2018–2021 Atlas and 2020 Atlas Cross Sport SUVs may have a defect that makes the front passenger airbag shut off even though someone is in the seat.
Honda Stops Civic Type R Sales over Seats
A Honda service bulletin to dealers says one simple weld is responsible for the problem, which could lead to restraint system failures.
Hyundai Veloster Recalled over Fire Concerns
Do you own a Hyundai built between 2012 and 2013? You may want to head to the dealership to get this fixed.
Recall of 450K Hondas for Faulty Front Seatbelts
Honda models from 2018 through 2020 including Accord and Accord Hybrid, CR-V, Insight, and Odyssey vehicles, along with the Acura RDX, are all under recall for the problem.
Payment Support from Automakers amid Pandemic
Automakers are making payment relief options available to current owners to help them keep from missing payments as the coronavirus pandemic causes financial stress.