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.
Top Nominated Vehicles for 2017
|Best Electric Vehicle||2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV|
|Best Minivan||2017 Chrysler Pacifica|
|Best Convertible||2017 FIAT 124 Spider|
|Best Luxury Sedan||2017 Genesis G90|
|Best Mid-Size SUV||2017 GMC Acadia|
|Best Compact SUV||2017 Kia Sportage|
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).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, 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 ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid