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Buyer's Guide

The experts here at Car and Driver have been evaluating and testing hundreds of new cars every year since 1956. From performance metrics such as acceleration times and cornering grip to consumer-oriented insights such as real-world highway mpg and carry-on suitcase capacity, we test it all. With more than a half-century of collected data, and a staff of highly educated car enthusiasts, we don't claim to be the best source of shopping advice. We are the best. Our experts provide detailed car-buying guidance by driving every car that enters the market and analyzing our own test results as well as automaker specifications. Whether you're looking for new or used cars, lease deals or tire specials, our Buyer's Guide has it all.

Best Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and Vans

And How to Buy One
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10Best Cars for 2023

By Car and Driver

Winter Driving

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The Top Winter Tires for Snow Driving

By Maxwell B. Mortimer and Jon Langston
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14 Essentials for Your Car's Winter Survival Kit

By Jon Langston and Collin Morgan
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How to Keep Your Driveway Snow- and Ice-Free

By Collin Morgan and Jon Langston
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20 Essentials for Your Next Winter Road Trip

By Jon Langston
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Best Bang for the Buck

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Advice, Tips, FAQs

I just bought a new car!

Payment Support from Automakers amid Pandemic

Automakers are making payment relief options available to current owners to help them keep from missing payments as the coronavirus pandemic causes financial stress.

By Colin Beresford
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With Used Cars In Demand, Sellers See Opportunity

By Sebastian Blanco
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Car Buying: Keeping the Dealers at a Distance

By Jonathon Ramsey
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Incentives Automakers Are Offering on New Vehicles

By Colin Beresford
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FAQ for Car Shoppers and Owners during COVID-19

By Annie White and Car and Driver
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