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The Car Connection's Best Electric Cars To Buy 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»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Six Reasons To Pick The VW Golf R Over The Subaru WRX STI

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R might very well be the most accessible, livable car to offer both all-weather traction from all-wheel drive, plus 0-60 mph acceleration in less than five seconds—especially if you limit the contenders to those with an under-$40,000 price tag. What it starts with is...Read More»

New Ford GT, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Six Vehicles With The Most Eye-Catching Lighting

Old-style filament bulbs, ancient technology as they are, are finally being given notice in new cars. They’re being replaced at a rapid rate by light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which are bringing not just better efficiency and an improved service life, as well as one other welcome benefit...Read More»

2015 Toyota Highlander
Five Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

Let’s just go ahead and say it: There’s a dearth of high-efficiency vehicles on the U.S. market that offer a third row of seating. There are plenty of good hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicles that could work well for families and still gas mileage (or MPGe, if you’re...Read More»

Cadillac dealership
What The Top Automotive Stories Of 2014 Mean For You In 2015

If you stop by an auto dealership this week, it’s likely you’ll find it bustling. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always one of the busiest of the year. As sales continue to reach record levels, it’s a good time take stock of how far the economy and our consumer...Read More»

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

If you want a new vehicle with three rows of seating, and you’re on a tight budget, your options can become surprisingly limited. ALSO SEE: Is The Ford F-150 America's Favorite Luxury Vehicle? Affordability is the issue. There's no dearth of vehicles offering a handy third row and seating for...Read More»

diesel filling nozzle
Five Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Diesels

Opting for the fuel-efficient diesel version of some cars or trucks could save you a lot of money. Or not at all. Vincentric, a company that specializes in assessing total cost of ownership, just made those calculations, and found that diesels as a whole cost more over the long run (considering...Read More»

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
Out Of Their League: 6 Vehicles With Shocking Sticker Prices

If you’re not headed to the dealership intending to buy a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser, you might find it quite shocking to see that it costs more than most of the Lexus lineup. What the Land Cruiser, as well as a lot of vehicles that might seem priced unusually high, has is a well-respected...Read More»

2015 Lexus GS 450h
Eight Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Hybrids

If you like the Lexus GS 350, but you feel compelled to ‘go green’ with a hybrid, picking the GS 450h hybrid version instead isn’t going to save you money. In fact, it’ll cost you an estimated $8,155 more to own over the course of five years. That’s because paying...Read More»

The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2015
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2015: The Nominees

It's been another frantic new year in the auto industry--record recalls haven't slowed down a record number of introductions this year, with automakers rolling out redesigned versions of familiar nameplates, as well as plenty of all-new entries. From that pool of new and restyled vehicles, it's our...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ
SUVs With Captain's Chairs Plus Third-Row Seats: Shopper's Shortlist

In vehicles with three rows of seating, it's often hard to make everyone happy. And while fitting three across in a second row before trying to fit people in a third row probably makes the most sense, from a design standpoint (with many vehicles narrowing near the back for wheel wells or other...Read More»

2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013
Six Car Styling Cliches Of 2014

Automotive styling tastes can be more fickle than fashion; and it only takes a quick look at how cars are seen as a sort of extended fashion statement here in the U.S. to understand why. ALSO SEE: 2015 GMC Yukon Video Road Test Most shoppers want a vehicle that fits in, yet one that stands out just...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla S  -  Driven, February 2014
2014 Toyota Corolla S: Five Things We Like

Toyota has, for at least a couple of decades and several generations of modest, evolutionary change, played it safe with the best-selling Corolla. But with the all-new 2014 Corolla, the automaker has gotten smart; realizing that it was losing too many sales to stylish, sportier models like the Ford...Read More»

Vintage Porsche 914
Notorious: Nine Cars With Undeserved Bad Reputations

In automotive history, there's no shortage of cars that were poorly conceived, built, designed, and/or engineered—and for one or many reasons, fully deserving of their bad rap. For those, you won't need to search long to find long lists of the worst, least reliable, or even most annoying cars...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
The 10 Most Fascinating Cars Of 2015

Cars have become so seemingly identical, so reliable, and so regulated that they're boring. You might find some who'll argue that. But anyone who simply takes a trip out to a couple of new-car showrooms will find that's actually far from the truth. Many of today's production cars offer expressive...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
The Car Connection's 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2013

This year we've been busy with video. Yes, we said video, because we've had all sorts of new videos hit our YouTube channel in 2013. From new vehicle reviews and first drives to auto-show walkarounds, and even a few videos from our long-term test cars, we've covered it. If you like cars and are...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg
The Car Connection's 10 Most Researched Vehicles Of 2013

It's hard to believe, but we are about to close the book on 2013. It's been a banner year for new cars. From storied nameplates such as the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Mustang, to updated family vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Optima, we've kept you up to date on all the latest news...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
Best Car To Buy 2014: The Truck Nominees

Are you a Ford, Chevy, GMC, or Ram guy? Or is it a Nissan or Toyota that you prefer to load up for a weekend in the woods? To a certain segment of America, what kind of truck you drive says a lot about you. Meanwhile, to another group, pickups are workhorses, and what's used at construction...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
Best Car To Buy 2014: The Hatchback Nominees

It's safe to say that hatchbacks are back, and a growing part of the market. With a number of bold, practical small hatches like the Fiat 500 and the MINI Cooper, as well as sleek, long fastbacks with hatches like the Audi A7 and Tesla Model S, there are plenty of ways that American shoppers are...Read More»

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