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Best New Cars for 2014
March 6, 2014Consumer Reports recently revealed their top picks for the best new cars of 2014.
Evaluating test performance, reliability, and safety, Consumer Reports determined what they consider the best of the best in 10 vehicle categories. At the top of the heap is the Tesla Model S, which they named the Best Overall vehicle for 2014 based on the car's innovative features.
Other winners include the Subaru Impreza for best compact car, Honda Accord for best mid-sized sedan, BWM 328i for best sports sedan, and Ram 1500 for best pick up truck.
If you're considering any of these top picks, make sure to use TrueCar to find local dealers who are most willing to negotiate on these vehicles.
|Category||Winner||Price As Tested|
|Best Overall||Tesla Model S||$89,650|
|Compact Car||Subaru Impreza||$21,345|
|Midsized Sedan||Honda Accord 4-cyl.||$23,270|
|Green Car||Toyota Prius||$26,750|
|Luxury Car||Audi A6||$56,295|
|Sports Sedan||BMW 328i||$43,195|
|Small SUV||Subaru Forester||$26,814|
|Midsized SUV||Hyundai Santa Fe||$36,290|
|Pickup Truck||Ram 1500||$42,810|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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- Gregg Fidan
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