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2017 Cars To Buy


Announced plans to update its 5-Star Safety Ratings program and encourage automakers to produce cars with better crash protection and new crash avoidance technologies to save more lives and reduce passenger and pedestrian injuries.




2017 cars to buy



In general, used cars are cheaper than new cars. But both have increased dramatically in price over the last few years. New car payments have jumped from a monthly average of $554 in 2019 to $667 in 2022, an 18.5% difference. Used cars also saw a drastic jump from $391 on average to $515, a 27.4% difference.


Even as self-driving, or autonomous, cars inch (on their own) closer to reality, every automaker has put their best and brightest together to create some highly compelling reasons to shop for a new car. And perhaps what's most impressive this year is that our selections for The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 award range the gamut.


Over the last year, we've test driven hundreds of new cars. If it's on sale today, our staff has driven it. We've evaluated it. We've ridden in it. We've sat in the front seats, the back seats, and even the third row. We've taken them on long highway jaunts. We've hit our favorite canyon roads. We've visited shopping malls and we've visited strip malls.


2017 Audi A4: Although the A4 may not look that different than before, it rides on an all new platform and boasts a tech-heavy interior that simply blows its rivals out of the water. And the late announcement that the A4 will be available with a 37 mpg powertrain (at a lower price point) and (although not together) a 6-speed manual transmission simply add to its appeal.


2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Once upon a time, Chrysler produced the industry's best minivan... and then the competition caught up and surpassed the originator of the breed. Well, Chrysler's back, with a new van and a new name. It's good, really good. Even those of us on the staff who have no justifiable need for a minivan find ourselves smitten with this ultimate people-hauler.


2017 Buick LaCrosse: Subtly sexier than its chunky predecessor, the LaCrosse is remarkably polished and it boasts a great interior. Not only that, but this four-door is an especially good value at the low end. Buick's back, and the LaCrosse is its best model yet.


2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Its name may be a little awkward, but the Jaguar F-Pace is a terrific crossover from a brand that has never had an offering in this segment. As enjoyable to drive on a twisty road as the brand's sedans, the F-Pace adds extra utility that buyers have long demanded.


2017 Jaguar XE: Forget about the last time Jaguar tried to play in the compact sedan segment. The XE is so composed that it reminds us of what BMWs used to be. That's heady praise, and it's all wrapped up in an attractive wrapper. And it appeals to our frugal minds like no Jaguar before by offering a commendable value against segment stalwarts from Germany and Japan.


2017 Kia Cadenza: Kia inches closer and closer to genuine luxury territory every day. Although the Cadenza may not be the brand's actual flagship, this model is its de facto style and refinement leader. For just over $40,000, you can net a Cadenza that's as stylish and well appointed inside as brands costing well into six figures.


2017 Mazda CX-9: Who said that three-row crossovers had to be dull and uninspiring? Certainly not Mazda. Though we liked its predecessor, it was definitely getting long in the tooth. The CX-9 retains, and improves upon, the old CX-9's fun spirit but adds in a much-needed dose of real-world usability and fuel economy.


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Though there are pricier models in the Benz stable, the E-Class is the brand's real bread-and-butter, and it shows. Not only is it great to drive, it's amazing to not drive. You read that right: The E-Class is as close to autonomous driving as we've come so far.


2017 Volvo S90: Taking everything we love about the brand's XC90 crossover but condensing it to a palatable, and rather svelte, sedan, the S90 is exceptionally good in every way. It's elegant in a simple way that helps it stand out from the German "default" luxury sedans, but this capable sedan gets by on way more than just its good looks.


The last time APR for used cars surpassed 9.6% was in early 2010, according to Edmunds. But back then, the average amount financed for a secondhand purchase was $17,282. In October it was nearly double, at $30,707.


Vehicle prices have surged over the last two years as manufacturers struggled with parts shortages, leaving dealers with a dwindling supply of cars to sell. Inventories have slowly recovered this year, finally giving buyers more cars to choose from just in time for higher interest rates to create a new hurdle.


Although cars are still absurdly expensive compared to before the pandemic and are expected to stay pricy for the foreseeable future, there are signs that the market is cooling off. Caldwell told Insider that a rising supply of new vehicles will bring prices down for both used and new models, but improvement will be slow-going.


Anyway I just bought a new car the represents 40% of my income. Including this loan my debt to income ratio is 18% so its very easy for me to make payments. The deprecation metrics everyone uses on new cars are *usually* flawed. This is because they are based on MSRP and up until the pandemic no one ever purchased a car for MSRP. With many brands it was typical to pay 15% below MSRP. So any deprecation metric based on MSRP (which they all are) was just worthless. Below is my experience buying a brand new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2018 and trading it in a month ago


Sam, an update to the business vehicle article covering vehicles as business write-offs when purchased vs leased, as well as how frequently and how many vehicles someone can write-off/justify based on revenue, etc., would be cool! Americans love cars. Always a fun and informative topic.


I think this is the right time to buy a new car, as we have to consider multiple factors:1. Old cars are depreciating much less than usual, almost 30-40% increase in price2. The interest rates on older cars are much higher than new cars. I got a deal from Hyundai for 0% apr, as opposed to 6-9% on used cars3. Resale value of new car will be higher in the coming future as well, since last 2-3 years there has been such low production (this is a bet)


I work for honda stamping, cars have changed little in the last ten years in construction, your 10 year rule for safety is nonsense, since 2005 cars have peaked in safety your rule made sense in the 90s but not now. In fact the electric gizmos in new cars mean they will age poorly look at how CVT transmissions fail so early compared to a basic 4 speed auto made 10 years ago.


28 years later I bought my second sports car (I have other family cars) which of course costs a lot more money. The new sports car is faster, safer, flashier, and even a sound investment as used models are still trading at MSRP due to strong demand.


Sounds like good arbitrage! I forget, after living in CA since 2001, we have different car rules here. I sold one of my old cars due to not wanting to pay $500 to fix it to pass smog. It was a 14-year old Land Lover.


I currently use a salary sacrifice scheme (UK based) to hire a brand new car for 3 years. Maybe the new cars you see are not being bought outright, but are in use via a tax efficient method? This avoids costs for repairs associated with older cars and importantly saves on tax payments. I feel like its a good deal but interested in your opinion on this.


I pay 222 a month for my brand new 2022 Kia Forte I purchased last March. I traded in a 2017 Kia Rio that was worth 7500 on a trade in. I knew my car would never be worth more than what it was at the time last year. I got the LXS trim level, step above base, for not much more money. Sticker was 21,100 dollars.


Auto executives have told investors that these very profitable months have made them realize they may have been making too many cars before. At some points in 2019, there were 4 million cars waiting to be sold; the current stockpile is around a million vehicles.


The regulation delivers multiple benefits that grow year by year. By 2030, there will be 2.9 million fewer new gas-powered vehicles sold, rising to 9.5 million fewer conventional vehicles by 2035. In 2040, greenhouse gas emissions from cars, pickups, and SUVs are cut in half, and from 2026 through 2040 the regulation cuts climate warming pollution from those vehicles a cumulative total of 395 million metric tons. That is equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gases produced from the combustion of 915 million barrels of petroleum.


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The US used-car inventory is becoming both younger and pricier. The market has seen a strong shift toward later-model vehicles. Our analysis projects that, between 2017 and 2022, the used-vehicle profile will become increasingly younger, with major drop-offs occurring in cars seven years and older as more people trade up from older, less expensive vehicles (Exhibit 2).


We estimate that the number of used vehicles three years old or less will increase from 51 percent of the total in 2017 to about 60 percent in 2022. A key part of this age shift will likely result from the greater supply of off-lease vehicles, many of which fall into the category of newer certified preowned (CPO) vehicles. 041b061a72


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