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Buying & Leasing a Car

Kiplinger's 2007 Auto Buyer's Guide

Resources you need for making smart car-buying decisions.

Shopping for a new car in the New Year? You won't suffer from a dearth of choice. In fact, for Kiplinger's annual buyer's guide, we rated 487 autos -- among which more than 60 are new or redesigned this year. With that many to select from, we're sure there's a car that's perfect for you, your family and your pocketbook.

To help you make a smart choice, we've identified the 2007 models that drive to the top of the pack in every price range. Here, we show you the hottest hybrids, the best values in luxury sedans and the SUVs worth owning -- and everything in between. Plus, we arm you with the tools you need to hit the showroom and strike a good deal.


KIPLINGER'S 2007 PICKS
Our favorites offer something for everyone. View slides shows of the winners.



2007 AUTO BUYER'S GUIDE
We'll help you make the right choice.



GET THE BEST DEAL
Be on sound footing when you shop for a new car. Know how the process works and how dealers make their money.



TEST-DRIVE SCORECARD
Print out this scorecard and take it on your next road test.




WHEN LEASING MAKES SENSE Understand the advantages of a lease, how to design your own, how to find expert help.