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Best New Cars to Consider for 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 CarsDirect 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





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.
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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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