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The Best New Cars by Category

March 3, 2016

Thinking of purchasing a new car this year? Then you'll want to read this!

Consumer Reports recently named what they consider the 10 best vehicles on the market in the United States based on performance, reliability, safety and owner satisfaction. Vehicles on the list include the Honda Fit, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Impala, Kia Sorento, and Ford F-150. The full list is below.

Thinking about adding one of these Best of 2016 vehicles to your garage? I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see what local dealers are offering.

CategoryVehicleOverall ScoreOverall MPGPrice as Tested
Best Subcompact CarHonda Fit6733$19,025
Best Compact CarSubuaru Impreza77-7926-27$21,345-$22,345
Best Midsized CarToyota Camry83-8426-38$24,089-$32,603
Best Small SUVSubaru Forester8326$27,145
Best Luxury SUVLexus RX78-8122-29$51,630-$57,565
Best Sports Car Under $40KMazda MX-5 Miata7934$29,905
Best Large CarChevrolet Impala8122$39,110
Best Midsized SUVKia Sorento8421$37,915
Best Pickup TruckFord F-15076-7716-17$45,750-$46,755
Best MinivanToyota Sienna78-8019-20$35,810-$38,201

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and Edmunds are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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