There's a big safety benefit to buying the newest car you can afford. When you buy a new car, you're ensuring you're getting a car that's up to the most recent safety standards in both crash testing and in safety technology. A new car compared to a used car from even five years ago can have big safety advantages with things like more airbags, a more rigid construction, and more advanced technology like a backup camera which is now mandatory on every new car sold in the U.S.
A redesigned Audi A3 and Audi S3 are coming to the U.S., but it appears the vehicles are delayed until the first half of 2021, which means they’ll likely be 2022s. In any case, when the new car makes its way to the States it will have appealing new styling, an upgraded interior with new tech, and an electrified powertrain for improved performance and efficiency.
Redesigned this year, the 2021 GMC Yukon comes in standard and extended-length versions, the latter known as the Yukon XL. With this new SUV, GMC dramatically increases interior space, making it more comfortable for passengers and more accommodating of cargo. Naturally, in addition to SLE and SLT trim, the popular Denali returns, along with a new AT4 off-road model.

An electric vehicle with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and a 5-door sportback design for maximum utility, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is positioned as an SUV by the automaker. You can be the judge as to whether it meets the standard. Four trims and two battery packs offering up to 300 miles of range make this Mustang-influenced EV a clear Tesla competitor. 

When the time comes to close the used-car sale, there are a few important items to take care of. Have the seller get a smog test for the car if your state requires one. Check the registration to ensure it is current. Make sure the seller gives you the title (also called a "pink slip"). If the owner still owes money on the vehicle, you may have to contact his or her bank or credit union to complete the transfer of ownership. Some states require the seller and buyer to complete a bill of sale. This document is good to have in case you are pulled over and haven't yet registered the vehicle. To prevent any hassles like that in the first place, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles as soon as possible to register the vehicle in your name and pay any appropriate taxes.


A sibling to the just-launched Land Rover Defender 110, the new Defender 90 is shorter in length, smaller in size, and cheaper in price, but is no less capable when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. Plus, thanks to a front-center jump seat, it carries up to six people. Two turbocharged engines are available, each paired with permanent 4-wheel drive.
Redesigned this year, the 2021 GMC Yukon comes in standard and extended-length versions, the latter known as the Yukon XL. With this new SUV, GMC dramatically increases interior space, making it more comfortable for passengers and more accommodating of cargo. Naturally, in addition to SLE and SLT trim, the popular Denali returns, along with a new AT4 off-road model.
Like Carvana, CarMax offers a wide selection of new and used vehicles at fixed, no-haggle prices. The company has both curbside pickup and home delivery services in many locations. The site makes it simple to find different autos by make, model, features, mileage and number of previous owners. Vehicle history reports are provided through AutoCheck.
With the demise of the Regal, Buick is now a premium SUV company. The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision occupies the compact slot in the lineup, and it’s a handsome thing, inside and out. With a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the latest in safety and infotainment systems, and an available luxury Avenir trim level, expect more people to envision themselves in a Buick.
The used-car market is like a huge haystack, and while it may seem tough to find that needle, a bit of online research cuts the legwork and speeds up the process considerably. The good news is that you're already on the right page to start. From here, you can either input the car you want or scroll to the "Select a Make" section and click on an automaker you're interested in. You'll then get a list of cars to choose from. And on the left side of the inventory page, you'll find several ways to filter the choices.
The used-car market is like a huge haystack, and while it may seem tough to find that needle, a bit of online research cuts the legwork and speeds up the process considerably. The good news is that you're already on the right page to start. From here, you can either input the car you want or scroll to the "Select a Make" section and click on an automaker you're interested in. You'll then get a list of cars to choose from. And on the left side of the inventory page, you'll find several ways to filter the choices.
A thorough vehicle inspection can shed light on potential problems or tell you whether the car has been in an accident. Don't hesitate to bring your mechanic to see the car or to request a mobile inspection. Take the car for a spin to listen for any unusual noises and to see if you like the way it drives. If you are an audiophile, now is also the time to test-drive the audio system.
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Minivans might be down, but they’re not out. And after letting a decade pass without a redesign, the 2021 Toyota Sienna is all-new for the year. Bold in terms of style, Toyota takes a different path in terms of powertrain, making all Siennas fuel-efficient hybrids. All-wheel drive remains available, and Toyota packs the new Sienna with lots of family-friendly features.
CarFax is well known for providing comprehensive vehicle history reports that detail all previous damage and ownership history. It works with over 28,000 dealerships nationwide to sell a variety of used cars. You can sign up for alerts on recalls and necessary maintenance reminders to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. The accompanying mobile app receives strong reviews from users.
What is a redesigned car model? Redesigned models are vehicles that have been completely or substantially redesigned or re-engineered in a way that they look and drive nothing like the vehicle they replace. Redesigned cars for 2021 include the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Rogue. Often, car companies will refer to an updated vehicle as a redesign when it actually isn’t. We won’t include such models, like the 2021 Honda Odyssey, in this guide.
Read Edmunds reviews and best vehicle lists, such as those for best midsize sport-utility vehicles, best sport sedans and best pickups. Then narrow your choices, settling on the vehicle that fits you best, whether that's a minivan or a subcompact. Shopping online is the fastest way to get a great deal, so these steps assume that's what you are doing.
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