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8 Best Cars to Buy for the New Year

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By Matt Rand of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 10: <p>If the New Year has you thinking about a new set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Using industry sales data, we’ve identified desirable cars and SUVs that haven’t been selling well recently. Slow demand means you’ll have a good chance of negotiating a lower price than usual at the dealership. That same sluggish demand can also incentivize manufacturers to offer budget-friendly <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-car-deals">financing deals</a> and <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-car-deals/car-lease-deals">lease deals</a>, which can help your bottom line.</p><p>Just because these vehicles are in a sales slump doesn’t mean they fall short in terms of quality. In fact, they all have very good scores in U.S. News’ <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/rankings">new car rankings</a>. A few even earned a <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-for-the-money">Best Car for the Money</a> or <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-for-families">Best Car for Families award</a> in 2017. So if you’re looking for strong value in a great new car this January, this list is the perfect place to start your search.</p><p>Keep in mind that our scores are constantly updated as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the U.S. News scores listed here may differ slightly from the ones listed on our <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/rankings">rankings page</a>.</p>

Low Demand, Great Deals, High Quality: A Perfect Setup for Car Buyers to Begin 2018

If the New Year has you thinking about a new set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Using industry sales data, we’ve identified desirable cars and SUVs that haven’t been selling well recently. Slow demand means you’ll have a good chance of negotiating a lower price than usual at the dealership. That same sluggish demand can also incentivize manufacturers to offer budget-friendly financing deals and lease deals, which can help your bottom line.

Just because these vehicles are in a sales slump doesn’t mean they fall short in terms of quality. In fact, they all have very good scores in U.S. News’ new car rankings. A few even earned a Best Car for the Money or Best Car for Families award in 2017. So if you’re looking for strong value in a great new car this January, this list is the perfect place to start your search.

Keep in mind that our scores are constantly updated as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the U.S. News scores listed here may differ slightly from the ones listed on our rankings page.

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