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The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014: The Nominees
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014: The Nominees

The summer and fall months this year have been especially busy, as our High Gear Media editors have had to contend with another record year for vehicle launches. While other areas of the economy still might have been sputtering, the auto industry has been speeding confidently ahead—rolling...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
The Best Back To School Cars For 2013

It's finally that time of year--when schoolgoers of all ages get very sad, when parents breathe a sigh of relief. It's time to go back to school, and the kids are almost set: tablets, new sneakers, a sweet backpack. Wait, did you forget something? How about a new set of wheels? School time is a...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Chevrolet Cruze, 2013 Ford Focus, 2013 Honda Accord: This Week's Top Sedan Reviews

The Car Connection is here to help. Not with your taxes, not with cleaning your garage either, sadly. But car shopping? We've got that. We review more than 250 vehicles a year, providing you with the most comprehensive reviews on the Internet. From quick takes to simple likes and dislikes, to...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2013 Ford Focus: This Week's Top Reviews

What makes a car great? Is it a sum of all its parts, or is it something more? Each year we review over 250 new vehicles to bring you the most extensive test drives possible--an in-depth look at how vehicles rate against the competition. From pickup trucks and SUVs to sports cars and family sedans...Read More»

2013 Aston Martin DB9
The Most Beautiful Cars of 2013

What makes a car beautiful? Sometimes it's undeniable--a lissome look, a crushworthy stance, a peerless cabin. In other cases, it's a purity of form that's as close to ideal as possible, given the chosen duty. We define it both ways at The Car Connection. As we review more than 250 new vehicles...Read More»

2014 Cadillac XTS
2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport priced from $63,020: Most Powerful V-6 In Its Class

Back in May, Cadillac announced some updates for the 2014 XTS full-size sedan. One of the major items was a newly available twin-turbocharged V-6 engine option. Today Cadillac announced that the engine will be used in the XTS Vsport model, priced from $63,020 including destination. The Vsport...Read More»

2014 Toyota 4Runner
2014 Toyota 4Runner Reviewed, Cadillac Recall, #askTCClive Announced: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we reviewed the 2014 Toyota 4Runner and Cadillac recalled the 2013 SRX crossover. Ford announced it's going to stop producing cars in Australia, and we discussed four convertibles with good gas mileage. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

Money, money, money
Vehicles Under $50k That Hold Their Value The Worst

Affluent status-seekers pay quite the premium to get into exclusive luxury cars—like the $119,975 Jaguar XJL Supersport or $216,205 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG. You'd think that the image and prestige of such models would be sought-after on the used-car market, too. But the moment these models...Read More»

2013 Nissan Versa Sedan
Misers' Models: The Ten Cheapest Cars To Own

Back in the 1980s, the Yugo GV sold for a base price of just $3,990. Even adjusted for inflation, from 1986 to 2013 (about $8,400 in today's money), that's a steal—and one that did indeed prove irresistible for more than 140,000 thrifty Americans. Yet for the most part, the GV—for...Read More»

BMW Pathfinder "micronavigation" system prototype
Sat Nav Is Distracting, Even When You're Not Looking At It

Mapping technology is hugely important nowadays. (Well, except Apple Maps, which is hugely hilarious.) But a new study implies that mapping devices can actually inhibit drivers' ability to see what's right in front of them -- and not for the reasons you think. According to The Telegraph, the study...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart SXT
Back To School: The Car Connection Picks Eight For Your Teen

While you may be out new-car shopping for yourself this coming weekend, it's just as likely you'll be looking for something to give to your teen driver. It's a fact of modern life for many families: to get to all the day's duties--everything between work and school--sometimes, you need a second, or...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
August 2012 Car And Truck Sales: The Best (And Worst) Selling Vehicles

If you’d just emerged from a a decade-long slumber and stumbled upon August new car sales numbers for the U.S. market, you’d probably think we were in a time of prosperity instead of plagued by ongoing economic malaise. After all, the domestic big three automakers posted double-digit...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
July 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

July, it seems, was an odd month for car sales. While some manufacturers (like Chrysler) posted serious gains over last July, other automakers (like GM and, surprisingly, Ford) posted a downturn in sales compared to last year. There are no real surprises in this month’s Winners column, as...Read More»

Thief Stealing a Car
Four Things Car Thieves Love To See

Car theft is on the decline--and today, the chances that your vehicle will be stolen are lower than any time in the past 15 years. The FBI estimates that in 2010, some 737,142 vehicles were stolen in the U.S., a drop of more than 7 percent from the year before. The National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
June 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

History, it’s said, is doomed to repeat itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in June's new car sales, particularly the monthly list of best (and worst) selling vehicles in the U.S. market. As with May’s numbers, the big winners seemed to be trucks and fuel-efficient sedans, while...Read More»

1994 Dodge Ram
Patriot Acts: The Most Important American Cars Of The Past 25 Years

When history takes a look at the brand-new cars (and trucks) of the past 25 years, it won't be kind to many of them. So many nameplates failed to launch, a whole dealership in a parallel universe could be filled with the copies that went quietly to fleet sales or corporate use. That parking lot...Read More»

Wrapped gift  Image: Flickr user asenat29
Cars And Colognes: What Dad Doesn't Want For Fathers' Day

Fathers' Day is this Sunday, June 17, so if you haven’t already hit the internet in search of the perfect gift, you’ll likely be shopping locally or paying dearly for expedited delivery. When it comes to choosing the right gift, there are a few absolutes. Even if dad still wears a tie...Read More»

2012 Ford Taurus
2012 Family Cars With Blind-Spot Monitors

With safety technology such an important family car consideration, finding the right vehicle that meets all your requirements and offers advanced safety features that aren’t cost-prohibitive is often a difficult task. One safety technology that’s probably worth the cost is the...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
Mid-Size SUVs With Forward Collision Avoidance Systems

Families looking to buy vehicles with safety features that pay off may want to take a good look at mid-size SUVs offering forward collision avoidance systems. Volvo XC60 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just recognized the Volvo XC60 luxury mid-size crossover SUV’s City...Read More»

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