Car Shopping

At The Road Best Traveled, we navigate your way to the most interesting and relevant auto news and information.

15 key terms to know when buying or leasing a car

Sometimes using industry jargon becomes second nature and we forget that others don’t always speak our language. Most of us are guilty of doing it at one time or another. Like the other day when my daughter’s “dogs were barking” after her “double.” They were “slammed” and “didn’t have enough hands” all day. Thank goodness I used to wait tables or she would’ve had to … Read More

Auto financing for the first-time buyer

If you go online and search “financing my first car” or “first time car buyer” you’ll get roughly 150-250 million results. Give or take. That’s a lot of information to sort through. But the first, and most important thing you need to know is – it is possible to get financed as a first-time buyer. There are just a few things you need to know … Read More

Ultimate U.S. road trips

Road trips are a part of American life, and with the country offering every terrain imaginable, there’s something for everyone to see. According to a recent study, 81 percent of Americans plan to set off on a road trip this summer – so which routes should they take? We’ve looked at data including the highest-rated American byways – main highways, scenic drives, obscure roads, pastoral … Read More

How to find the best vehicle incentives

Shopping for a vehicle involves some big decisions, including how much you will spend. One factor you should take into account is vehicle incentives which can save eligible shoppers hundreds or thousands of dollars up front or over the course of their financing. Incentives come in different forms, have a range of eligibility criteria, may sometimes be combined, and change throughout the year, all of … Read More

Want a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle? 4 things to consider

Electric and hybrid vehicles have been capturing the interest of people for years. As gas prices continue to rise, the idea of not having to pay at the pump is even more appealing. Is now the time to go green? Here are four things to keep in mind. 1. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle tax credit drives prices down While the initial sticker price for … Read More

5 car shopping tips for tax season success

If you’ve decided to put your tax refund toward a new ride, you may now be ready for the fun part – car shopping.* Here are a few tips to help you get the right vehicle with the best deal. Research online Begin by looking at what vehicle or vehicles will meet your needs as well as work with your budget. While shopping for a … Read More

Car trends in the U.S.

The United States is a world-leading car manufacturer, home to some of the most loved and recognizable brands, producing over 8.8 million vehicles a year. The country’s $82 billion automotive industry has also created a nation of car lovers. In fact, as of 2020, there were over 275 million vehicles registered on U.S. roads, an increase of over 10% from 2010. But when it comes … Read More

New generation Grand Cherokee begins an exhilarating ride

It’s more of what you love, and then some. The all-new 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the fifth generation of the do-it-all SUV, is ready to tackle tomorrow’s adventures with style and ability, plus – for the first time – it will offer a range of powerful plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for you to choose from. Following the arrival of the three-row Grand Cherokee L, the … Read More

Gift yourself a new vehicle during the Big Finish

What better way to treat yourself this holiday season than with a brand-new vehicle? The Big Finish Sales Event is your chance to do just that and get a great deal in the process. Chrysler Capital and FCA US are offering you a range of seasonal, wallet-warming incentives including zero percent APR for 72 months1 on select vehicles now through January 3, 2022. Get comfortable … Read More

Ram powers to record-setting quality award win

You can’t beat a new Ram truck. That’s the clear message from buyers who have placed the brand firmly at the top of a prestigious auto ranking – and set an industry record in the process. Ram occupies first place in J.D. Power’s 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS), becoming the first truck-exclusive brand to do so. The study, which analyzes the views of owners at … Read More