2012 New Car Buying Guides


Each year, the Edmunds.com editors review the latest cars, SUVs, trucks and minivans to see how they stack up against the competition. These new car buying guides provide our editors' expert analysis and recommendations on the leading models in each vehicle segment -- from convertibles to hybrids. Our buying guides can help you learn which models are class standouts before you begin to shop, whether you're searching for a fuel-efficient small sedan, an eight-passenger crossover SUV, a sleek luxury coupe or anything in between.

Vehicle Type

Whether you already know what type of vehicle you want or you're still exploring your options, our 2012 new car buying guides will arm you with the information you need before shopping for a vehicle in any of these categories:

Used Car Resources

10 Steps to Buying a Used Car 10 Steps to Buying a Used Car

The following steps will tell you how to locate, price and negotiate to buy the used car you want.

How To Close a Used Car Sale How To Close a Used Car Sale

Whether you're buying a used car, or selling one, use this handy guide and checklists to help you cover all the bases.

How to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle How to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

While buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is similar to buying any used car, there are significant differences you should be aware of before you go shopping.

Other Vehicles to Consider...

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