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Hyundai Accent among top-rated cars of 2020
January 13, 2020

Behold 47 of the top-rated cars for 2020 – Edmunds awards

Outstanding. The word could be used over and over again for 47 of the top-rated cars for 2020 at, ranging from extra-small sedans to exotic sport coupes and electric vehicles. It might be just the place to start if…

Toyota 4Runner
January 3, 2020

Best used cars to buy in 2020 revealed by

Most people will buy used vehicles in 2020. That should not be a surprise considering that the average cost of a new vehicle now exceeds $37,000, which is about $15,000 more than a pre-owned model. And that means a lot…

Woman waving from convertible
December 18, 2019

Most-popular SUVs, other car stories to help you shop in ’20

Year-end lists usually tell you the most-important or most-popular things that happened during the year. We won’t totally break with that tradition, but the most-popular SUVs and other car stories of 2019 also should help you shop for a new…

New car with Christmas ribbon
December 17, 2019

Do people really get cars for Christmas? Yes, no, maybe

Maybe it’s coincidence. But the last four years December has been the No. 1 sales month for cars, trucks and SUVs. So, then, do people really get cars for Christmas or Hanukkah – or is that just a myth created…

Subaru Impreza on the highway
December 13, 2019

What does certified pre-owned mean? Value if you buy right

If you are thinking about purchasing a CPO vehicle this year, you aren’t alone. But what does certified pre-owned mean to you? Value if you buy the right model car, SUV or truck. By the end of the year, nearly…

Honda Passport on rocky terrain
December 11, 2019

Vehicles that hold their value best receive 2020 awards

TrueCar doesn’t have a crystal ball. But the online automotive marketplace still can offer valuable insight for car shoppers. Based on research by TrueCar’s ALG analytics division, 27 vehicles, many of them SUVs or crossovers, received Residual Value Awards for…