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The Best New Cars by Category
March 3, 2016Thinking 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 CarsDirect to quickly see what local dealers are offering.
|Category||Vehicle||Overall Score||Overall MPG||Price as Tested|
|Best Subcompact Car||Honda Fit||67||33||$19,025|
|Best Compact Car||Subuaru Impreza||77-79||26-27||$21,345-$22,345|
|Best Midsized Car||Toyota Camry||83-84||26-38||$24,089-$32,603|
|Best Small SUV||Subaru Forester||83||26||$27,145|
|Best Luxury SUV||Lexus RX||78-81||22-29||$51,630-$57,565|
|Best Sports Car Under $40K||Mazda MX-5 Miata||79||34||$29,905|
|Best Large Car||Chevrolet Impala||81||22||$39,110|
|Best Midsized SUV||Kia Sorento||84||21||$37,915|
|Best Pickup Truck||Ford F-150||76-77||16-17||$45,750-$46,755|
|Best Minivan||Toyota Sienna||78-80||19-20||$35,810-$38,201|
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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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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