Car buying resources
Buying a car often means crunching a lot of numbers to find the best deal. Our resources and calculators help make that part of the car buying experience easier. You can estimate your monthly car payment, determine affordability, calculate depreciation, and even see if leasing or buying a car is a better fit for you.
Car buying calculators
How much car can you afford?
Our calculator will show you how much you should spend on a car to avoid going over your budget.
How much will your car loan be?
Calculate your monthly car loan payment based on your purchase price, down payment, trade-in value, and more.
Leasing vs. buying a car
Use this calculator to find out if the total cost of leasing or buying a car makes more sense for you.
How much will your car depreciate?
Our car depreciation calculator can help you ballpark your car's value over the next six years.
Other car buying resources
Resources for evaluating a car's safety
Your car's safety should be one of the most important factors driving your car shopping decision. These resources can help you choose a car that's safe to drive:
- IIHS top safety picks: Browse the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top picks for safest vehicles in each size category, going all the way back to 2006 model year vehicles.
- NHTSA vehicle safety ratings: Look up the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's safety ratings for new and older model vehicles.