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

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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 and SUVs smart buys this August.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled August's list of the Best Cars to Buy Now. To make U.S. News' monthly list, a car must meet three criteria: declining sales, strong manufacturer incentives and excellent scores in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings.

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"Cash back deals are always popular with consumers, but they're not popular with carmakers this month," says Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. "Still, with low- and no-interest financing and strong lease offers, buyers can find excellent deals on well-reviewed cars and a few less-popular SUVs and crossovers."

This month, U.S. News Best Cars has identified eight cars and SUVs that not only offer hefty savings but are also a pleasure to own.

August 2018: The Best Cars to Buy Now

Model

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

Available Deal

Hyundai Sonata

8.6

0% financing for 60 months plus $1,000
cash back; lease for $199 per month
for 36 months with $2,199 due at signing

Toyota Prius

8.5

0.9% financing for 60 months; lease for
$249 per month for 36 months with
$3,699 due at signing

Subaru Forester

8.5

0% financing; lease for $249 per month
for 36 months with $1,749 due at signing

Jaguar F-Pace

8.3

1.9% financing for 36 months plus $1,000
cash back; lease for $489 per month for
36 months with $4,495 due at signing

Nissan Maxima

8.5

0% financing for 60 months; lease for
$249 per month for 36 months with
$4,129 due at signing

Mazda MX-5 Miata

9.1

$2,500 cash back or 0.9% financing for 72
months plus $1,000 cash back

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

8.6

Lease for $399 per month for 36 months
with $4,247 due at signing

Dodge Durango

8.4

0% financing for 36 months plus up to
$1,000 cash back; lease for $229 per
month for 36 months with $2,309 due at signing

 

The cars on the U.S. News list of Best Cars to Buy Now have either year-over-year sales declines or slower-than-average sales growth, indicating a good negotiating position for shoppers. Vehicles on the Best Cars to Buy Now list are available with low interest rates and cash back offers, as well as special lease deals. Finally, all cars on the list have an overall score of at least 8.3 (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 August 31, 2018, according to manufacturers' sites. In some cases, they extend to September 2018.

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.

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, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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