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Best New Cars to Consider for 2017

January 5, 2017

This week, Cars.com released a list of 2017 Car of the Year nominees. These are what they consider the best vehicles within six different categories.

If you're shopping for a vehicle within these categories, I urge you to test-drive the recommended vehicle. For example, in the compact SUV category, Cars.com feels the Kia Sportage is best, but a lot of car shoppers ignore this particular model.

I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices dealers are willing to offer in your local area.

Top Nominated Vehicles for 2017

CategoryVehicle
Best Electric Vehicle2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Best Minivan2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Best Convertible2017 FIAT 124 Spider
Best Luxury Sedan2017 Genesis G90
Best Mid-Size SUV2017 GMC Acadia
Best Compact SUV2017 Kia Sportage

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show 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.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- 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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