U.S. News & World Report Identifies the 8 Best Cars to Buy Now


Slow sales, good performance in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings and significant incentives make these cars, trucks and SUVs smart buys this September.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled September’s list of the Best Cars to Buy Now. To make U.S. News’ monthly list, a car has to meet three criteria: declining sales, strong manufacturer incentives and excellent scores in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings.

“Consumers are not only in a strong negotiating position with these vehicles, but they can also take advantage of some great incentives,” says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “Every vehicle on the list also has great reviews from the automotive press, hitting the sweet spot of quality and value that makes a new car a smart choice.”

This month, U.S. News Best Cars has identified 8 cars, SUVs and trucks that are sure to fit any lifestyle. Consumers can expect significant savings on everything from fuel-sipping hybrids, rugged trucks, sports cars and family SUVs.

September 2017: The Best Cars to Buy Now



U.S. News Best Cars
Rankings Score
(Out of 10)

Available Deal

2017 Buick LaCrosse


0% financing for up to five years or lease for $299 per month for 39 months with $6,109 due at signing for FWD models

2018 Chevrolet Malibu


0% financing for up to six years or lease for $189 per month for three years with $4,039 due at signing on LT models

2017 Ford


0% financing for up to three years

2017 GMC


0% financing for up to five years

2018 Hyundai Sonata


0% financing for up to five years or $6,750 cash back on gasoline models and $3,500 cash back on hybrid and plug-in hybrid models

2017 Kia Sorento


0% financing for up to five and a half years, plus $1,000 cash back, or up to $4,000 cash back, depending on model

2017 Mazda6


0% financing for up to five years, plus $1,000 cash back

2017 Toyota Prius


0% financing for up to six years, plus up to $1,000 cash back in some regions


The cars on the list of U.S. News Best Cars to Buy Now have an average year-over-year sales decline of nearly 24 percent, which is well over the roughly 4 percent sales decline the industry as a whole has seen so far in 2017. The Best Cars to Buy Now list also takes advantage of rising incentive spending, with low interest rates and cash back offers. Finally, all cars on the list have an overall score of at least 8.5 (out of 10) in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings.

Deals listed are from manufacturers’ sites using representative ZIP codes. Deals may vary depending on location, the buyer’s credit score and other factors. Deals are valid through September 30, 2017, according to manufacturers’ sites. In some cases, they extend to October 3, 2017.

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars had more than 65 million visitors over the past year, with the majority actively shopping for a car. Eighty percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.

Media Contact: Anna Beth Jager, 202-823-4831, [email protected]

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Real Estate, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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