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The Death List: 17 Cars That Aren't Coming Back For 2016
The Death List: 17 Cars That Aren't Coming Back For 2016

The best new cars of the 2016 model year are just hitting the streets--cars, crossovers, SUVs, minivans and trucks, like the Honda Civic, Volvo XC90, and Chevy Camaro. Then there's the list of cars headed to their demise--early, or well after their freshness date has expired. Before they're gone...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015
2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t

No doubt about it, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the most important production vehicles to go on sale this year. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Besides being the all-new, long-anticipated second-generation version of Volvo’s roomy three-row utility vehicle (the brand's...Read More»

2015 BMW 4-Series
Thunderbird, Monte Carlo: Coupes Staged For A Comeback?

There’s no shortage of new coupe models on the market this year. With the recent arrival of new two-doors like the BMW 4-Series, Lexus RC, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, and the anticipated arrival of the Infiniti Q60 later this year, it’s tempting to declare that coupes in general...Read More»

2015 BMW X5 M
Best SUVs For Tall Drivers

Not all vehicles with the same shape and exterior measurements are created equally—or built with the same accommodations inside. If you’re exceptionally tall, it’s quite likely you can cite vehicles from your past (or ones you’ve recently test-driven) for which this was...Read More»

2015 Toyota Tacoma
The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015

The Car Connection reviews more than 250 new vehicles each year, and we rate and rank each of them to arrive at a total score. After all that driving, we know well which cars are the best cars to buy -- the ones with the best styling, performance, comfort and utility, safety, features, and fuel...Read More»

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE
The Best Car Features Of 2015

Which car has the most standard features? The best options? A really good infotainment system, or the latest in safety technology? The Car Connection reviews more than 250 new vehicles each year, and we rate and rank each of them on a scale of 1 to 10 in key categories: styling, performance...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Best Car Interiors Of 2015

Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and their belongings. That's...Read More»

2015 Acura MDX
The Most Useful Cars Of 2015

How useful is your car? Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and...Read More»

2015 Jeep Patriot
April 2015: Your Best New-Car Deals

“Never pay retail” echoes the mantra of smart shoppers everywhere—and that definitely applies to most of the new vehicle market. If you’re shopping for new wheels, chances are the models you’re considering are subject to incentives, rebates, or special finance...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

2015 Audi R8 V10
The Best Performance Cars Of 2015

Lurid acceleration, perfect balance, intuitive handling, pine-tar levels of grip--performance means different things to different drivers. And sometimes it means everything. Here at The Car Connection, we rate and review more than 250 new vehicles every year, across six categories including...Read More»

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
The Most Beautiful Cars Of 2015

Which cars are beautiful? Plenty of vehicles are undeniably handsome, or good-looking, or at least styled well. And then there are those that deserve a pile-on of adjectives: timeless, crushworthy, gorgeous. Those cars merit some special attention--and at The Car Connection they merit the highest...Read More»

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)
NY Auto Show Roundup: Live Photos Of 11 Production Models That Matter

The New York International Auto Show has the the best-attended public days of any of the nation’s car shows. It’s also the end of what we call “auto-show season,” and it leads into the typically busier springtime, when dealerships and auto malls bustle with shoppers. The NY...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
Six Points: Twin-Scroll Turbo Tech In The 2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge, for which we posted our first driving impressions this past week, has been fully redesigned to fit right in with Ford’s latest lineup of cars and crossovers, and reengineered to have a far more refined yet responsive freel from the driver’s seat. Two of the three...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)
The Car Connection's Best Sedans To Buy 2015

For decades, sedans were choice family vehicles for Americans. Then that role was largely passed over to crossover utility vehicles and minivans And that's left sedans with more latitude in terms of design and styling. And it's definitely brought a new generation of sedans that are more...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
The Car Connection's Best Wagons To Buy 2015

Wagons, perhaps even more than minivans, are among the most polarizing vehicles on the market. While we see them as sensible, sporty, and even sexy, the American market has met most wagons of recent years with a collective shrug. And while sport-wagon and rugged-wagon twists on the familiar formula...Read More»

2015 BMW 7-Series
The Car Connection's Best Hybrids To Buy 2015

Over the past fifteen years, hybrids have evolved, graduating from standalone, far-out models exhibiting maximum gas mileage to what's now the more common way to see a hybrid badge: on a special variant of an existing model. Yes, the Prius remains a hybrid icon today, but there are plenty of other...Read More»

2015 BMW 7-Series
The Car Connection's Best Diesels To Buy 2015

If you have long-distance commuting needs, tend to do a lot of highway trips, or have towing needs, chances are a diesel vehicle would be a very good fit for your household. And after a dearth of diesels earlier this decade, there are now at last plenty of choices on the market—especially if...Read More»

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Supercharging in Rocklin, California, Feb 2015
The Car Connection's Best Electric Cars To Buy 2015

Electric cars are a revolution in motoring; they're clean and quiet, and the driving experience can be unbelievably fun and perky. Yet they're certainly not viable for every household. If you've decided to narrow the field of prospects to all-electric vehicles, it's likely you've done a lot of...Read More»

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