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Lifestyle Recommendations 2017

Best Cars for First-Time Drivers 2017

By Kelsey Mays on January 3, 2017

First-time drivers need safe, reliable cars that don't break the bank. We look at coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs and pickup trucks that co Read More
Best Cars for Big Families 2017

By Jennifer Geiger on January 3, 2017

Large families need a car that can comfortably carry six or more and their stuff, so we consider wagons, crossovers, SUVs and minivans. Read More
Best Cars for Driving Fun 2017

By Joe Wiesenfelder on January 3, 2017

We try not to dwell in this list on ultra-expensive exotic cars, but rather on everyday drivers that provide a sense of fun and control. Read More
Family Car of the Year Nominees 2017

By Cars.com Staff on January 3, 2017

Our experts look at safety, fuel economy, comfort and ride. Read More
Play Car of the Year Nominees 2017

By Cars.com Staff on January 3, 2017

We try not to dwell in this list on ultra-expensive exotic cars, but rather on everyday drivers that provide a sense of fun and control. Read More
Best Cars for Commuters 2017

By Joe Bruzek on January 3, 2017

Workaday stiffs need reliable cars that offer comfort and good mileage. We pick from coupes, sedans, hatches, wagons, minivans, pickups and Read More
Best Cars for Sun Lovers 2017

By William Jackson on January 3, 2017

Sun lovers are often looking to get a tan behind the wheel. We consider anything with a removable top, be it convertibles or soft-top SUVs. Read More
Eco-Friendly Car of the Year Nominees 2017

By Cars.com Staff on January 3, 2017

Someone has to save the world, not to mention save money. We include hybrids, diesels and even a few fuel-sipping gas-only car   Read More
Best Cars for Small Families 2017

By Jennifer Newman on January 3, 2017

Small families often look at sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans. Our experts look at safety, fuel economy, comfort and ride. Read More
Best Luxury Cars 2017

By Aaron Bragman on January 3, 2017

To pick candidates for this category, we drive dozens of cars, considering luxury features, driving refinement, styling and prestige. Read More
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