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The Best New Cars by Category

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 CarsDirect 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

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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 Network

Select 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).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About The Author

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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