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2020 Subaru Outback: Reviews, Photos, and More

This 2020 Subaru Outback review shares the features and benefits of this popular midsize SUV. Standard features like all-wheel drive and advanced driver-assistance technology are covered, as well as the Outback's rugged capability and comfortable interior.

Reviews and Comparisons Friday, January 31, 2020
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130 Best Used Cars for 2020: Ranked by Type & Price

Car shopping in 2020? Start with our complete rundown of the best used cars for 2020 shoppers—all ranked by type or price, and based on CarMax sales data—to see which vehicle is ready to sit on your driveway.

Rankings Thursday, January 23, 2020
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60 Best Cars for the Money for 2020: Ranked by Price

Get a head start on your car shopping with this list of the 60 best cars for the money for 2020 shoppers, based on average CarMax prices and sales data from May 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. Explore vehicles with average prices of $10K and beyond to help make choosing the right car easy.

Rankings Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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10 Best AWD Cars for 2020: Reviews, Photos, and More

Interested in purchasing an all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicle? AWD cars can boost your confidence in all types of weather conditions. Check out this list of the 10 best AWD cars for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

Rankings Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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8 Best Times to Buy a Used Car

If you're undergoing a big life change, like getting hitched, adding to your family, or starting a new job, you might also be feeling the itch to refresh your ride. If so, read on to learn more about the best times to buy a used car to help you on your search for the right car for you.

Buying a Car Friday, December 6, 2019
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2019 Subaru Outback: Reviews, Photos, and More

The 2019 Subaru Outback blends the smarts of a wagon with the capability of a midsize SUV. Take it off the beaten path with all-wheel drive, loads of space for your gear, and elbow room for up to five. Explore all that it offers in our 2019 Subaru Outback review.

Reviews and Comparisons Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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AWD vs 4WD: Which to Choose

Do you know the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? This article explains these two systems and gives examples of the best AWD and 4WD vehicles available based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

Buying a Car Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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10 Best AWD Cars for 2019: Ranked

Did you know that you can still enjoy all-wheel drive (AWD) in a stylish sedan? AWD cars blend style, practicality and great handling into one package. Check out our list of the 10 best AWD cars for 2019, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

Rankings Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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30 Best Cars Under $30,000: Ranked

Interested in making a sedan your next vehicle? These cars, ranked based on CarMax sales data (from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019), offer a comfortable ride and excellent features for average prices under $30,000.

Rankings Thursday, August 29, 2019
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AWD Cars with Great Gas Mileage

If you're looking for a vehicle that will let you bypass stops at the pump while being rugged and durable enough to take on unforgiving terrain, an AWD car is a great choice. Check out our list of our most fuel efficient AWD cars based on CarMax vehicle data and fuel economy estimates from fueleconomy.gov.

Rankings Monday, October 8, 2018
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Best AWD Car: The Subaru Outback

The versatile Subaru Outback seems to be everywhere these days. They’re piloted by all kinds of owners — not just outdoorsy types! The Outback is our top-selling, best AWD car, based on sales data from September 1 through April 30.

Reviews and Comparisons Monday, June 18, 2018
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Best Used Cars for Summer

Looking for the right car or SUV for summer? Here’s a handful of ideas for vehicles that we think would make great summer cars.

Rankings Monday, June 18, 2018
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