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How to Know if You're Ready to Lease a Car

couple shopping for a car Leasing has undergone a strong revival. But how do you know if you are ready to lease a new car? What timeline should you follow? Does leasing make sense for you if you have only bought new cars before? In 2014, one in four new vehicles was leased, according to data from Experian Automotive (via Automotive News). In the first five months of 2015, that number has jumped to 30 percent, according to figures from IHS Automotive. While there are ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Leasing

Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic: Which Should You Buy?

2015 Mazda3 The Mazda Mazda3 and Honda Civic are perennially near the top of our affordable small car rankings, and the 2015 Mazda3 and 2015 Civic continue the trend. These two critically acclaimed vehicles have a lot in common, but there are some key differences you should keep in mind as you decide which one is better for you. Under the hood, the Mazda3 has the edge when comparing standard horsepower, but the available Civic Si’s 205-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Honda Civic, Mazda MAZDA3, Affordable Small Cars

Summer's Best Car Deals

The 2015 Ford Fiesta When you’re in the market for a car, you can feel pressured to buy on a holiday weekend because carmakers typically offer great new car incentives and discounts around that time. If you missed buying a car over the July Fourth weekend, don’t worry. Car deals for the rest of July, and in some cases, the rest of the summer, are rolling out and there are some great new car deals available. Why are summer new car sales ... continue reading»

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10 Great Compact SUV Lease Deals this July

2015 Nissan Rogue Exterior If you're looking for great lease deals on a new SUV this July, compact SUVs are a good place to start. Many offer lots of space for rear-seat passengers and cargo, and compact SUVs typically cost less than their midsize and large rivals. The best lease deals aren't just available on affordable compact SUVs. Great leasing deals are available on luxury compact SUVs as well. Check out our roundup of these 10 great lease offers below. 2015 Buick ... continue reading»

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10 Used SUVs that Won't Break the Bank

2009 Toyota RAV4 Now is a great time to be in the market for a used SUV. Gas prices are still reasonable and a used SUV could save you money over a new SUV because someone else has taken that initial depreciation hit. Of course, not all SUVs are created equal. Some are going to be more expensive to operate. That’s where the U.S. News Used SUV Rankings come in. The rankings combine scores based on the collective opinion of the ... continue reading»

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