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Highlights from the New York Auto Show

2018 Buick Regal TourX

The Auto Show season might officially start in the fall with the Los Angeles Auto Show in December but there are still new arrivals to be seen when the New York Auto Show rolls around in April.

Consumer Reports Top Autos for 2017

2017 Toyota Yaris iA - Consumer Reports Top Subcompact

Reliable, safe, and satisfying – that’s what it takes to be chosen as one of Consumer Reports’ top picks for any given year. The autos need to have performed well in both track tests and extensive owner surveys. They are ranked based on scores from the road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

Here are the top picks for each category:

Best Ranked Minivans

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

If you need to regularly move a lot of people, and perhaps cargo too, you could look for a three row SUV and get a large vehicle that requires an equally large amount of gas, or you might try to look past the stereotypes and check out a minivan. Most minivans get better fuel economy than similarly sized SUVs and they can be very versatile, with advanced safety features and entertainment options. U.S.

Detroit Auto Show

2018 Kia Stinger GT

Every year in January the North American International Auto Show convenes in Detroit, showcasing all of the latest in automotive technology for this year and years to come. Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce all skipped the show this year and so there were fewer supercars to ogle but that doesn’t mean there weren’t standouts.

Here are 5 of the most talked about vehicles from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Best Selling Vehicles of 2016

Best-Selling 2016 Ford F-Series Truck

With the year winding down and auto dealers strongly pushing incentives to finish the year strong this is a great time to shop for a new vehicle. You might even be able to get a tax deduction depending on your profession. This was a solid year for car sales and it looks like overall it will be the seventh straight year of rising sales thanks in part to extremely low finance rates. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the three top selling vehicles are trucks. The rest of the top ten is made up mostly of Toyota and Honda vehicles with the Nissan Rogue sneaking in at number 10.

Early Gift Ideas for Auto Enthusiasts

Head Up Display for Safer Driving

If you are working on gift lists for family and friends this year you might have an auto enthusiast to buy for. There are plenty of brand specific gifts you can pick up but here are a few ideas you may not have thought of from accessories for your car to services and experiences.

Fastest Selling Cars in America

2016 Ford F-150 - Best Selling Vehicle in U.S.

For the past few years car dealers and manufacturers have been reveling in strong sales due to pent up demand from the recession of 2008. Sales are beginning to slow down but some vehicles are still selling fast. So fast in fact that Bloomberg put together a list of all of the vehicles that sell faster than once every 100 seconds and 11 made the list. The Ford Escape barely missed the cut at 101 seconds.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the top three vehicles are trucks.

Not to Miss Safety Features for Your New Car

Blind Spot Detection for Safety

Most automotive experts agree that new vehicles today are safer than ever before thanks to a slew of new safety features introduced over the past several years. All cars have standard features like airbags included on even the base models but which new safety features are really worth spending more for a higher trim level or adding as part of an option package?

Here are the top 5 new safety features that you shouldn’t pass on:

Best 2016 Models to Consider Now

2016 Chrysler 200

As we head into fall car dealers are eager to make deals on outgoing 2016 model year vehicles to make room for the new 2017 model year. There are loads of deals to be had and AutoBuying101.com can help you find the best prices on any new vehicle you might desire but some of the best deals you’ll find are on vehicles that will be discontinued this year or completely redesigned for 2017.

Five 2016 Vehicles to Consider Buying Now:

Cars NOT to Buy in 2016

2016 Dodge Dart

With summer in full swing and school starting a few months from now, you might be ready to shop for a new car to take advantage of rebates and advertised specials.  There are plenty of great cars to choose from but there are also several you would do best to avoid. Thankfully, Forbes has published their annual list of “13 New Cars to Avoid for 2016”.  

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