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2014 Kia Forte Vs. 2014 Mazda 3: Test Drive Comparison
2014 Kia Forte Vs. 2014 Mazda 3: Test Drive Comparison

The Kia Forte and Mazda 3 were both underdogs in the new-car market some years ago; but these two nameplates are quickly becoming great starting points for all compact-car shoppers, and they're no longer only offering up just niche appeal. Both were given full redesigns for this year—the 2014...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape SE
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6: Quick Drive

Many American families are skipping over mid-size sedans in favor of compact crossovers. And while it only takes some crawling around the interior of these models—and some weekend errands—to ascertain why, there’s an inconvenient truth about them: Many of these smaller utility...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord
Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla, Mercedes CLA: This Week's Most Researched Car Reviews

You might be shopping for a new vehicle this weekend--but what's on the must-drive list? If you're one of The Car Connection's regular readers, it could be one of these ten vehicles. This week, these cars and crossovers were the most researched new vehicles at TCC. Some of them tie directly into...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Cruze reviewed at TotalCarScore.com
Scores From TheCarConnection Rank Rides at TotalCarScore.com

Here at TheCarConnection, we try to provide a little something for everyone: news, recall notices, shopping advice, even political commentary. But at the heart of it all are our new-car reviews, written by TCC's staff of experts. Now, you can find those scores included on a new site called...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: Most Hated Car Of 2011?

There are a lot of great cars in showrooms these days -- and a lot of losers, too. Now, it seems that auto journos have unofficially dubbed one of those less-memorable rides to be the worst of all: the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Even though the CrossCabriolet is fairly new to the...Read More»

2012 Infiniti M35h
Infiniti Set To Offer Consumer Ratings And Reviews On Retail Website

As automakers look for new ways to connect with customers, they are becoming more open. Infiniti is about to be the first automaker to provide consumer ratings and reviews on its retail website. This is very ground breaking, and could set a precedent among automakers. This new initiative launched...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

2012 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Open Doors
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for November 2010

We're plowing through the list of 255-plus vehicles on sale in the 2011 model year here at High Gear Media--and as we cull our latest drives into full reviews, we're watching what you're reading. Each month we scan Google Analytics to see which reviews are most popular. Some of the time, those...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Consumer Reports: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tops Toyota 4Runner

In a test of the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee versus the Toyota 4Runner—vehicles that SUV families will probably cross-shop—the Jeep just trounced the Toyota. That's right. The publication, which buys its own test vehicles and has in the past been accused of having a bias toward Toyota...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V: Special Edition Added, Family Goodness Intact

Honda's CR-V crossover enters what's likely its final model year before a redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V, with no significant changes—only a new Special Edition (SE) model added to the lineup. Although The Car Connection has not yet driven the 2011 CR-V, our editors have put various CR-V models...Read More»

2011 RTR Mustang
Car Dealer Tricks: Getting The Best Deal Possible

Today’s car buyers are using the Internet to make great deals when buying cars from dealers. It’s now become the exception for consumers to pay the full sticker price for new cars. Instead, the norm is to have customers walk into a showroom knowing the dealer’s actual invoice cost...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Will The Latest Sonata Recall Dampen Hyundai's Success?

Readers who follow this website know that I’m a big fan of what Hyundai has been doing in the U.S. market over the last few years. They have worked hard to put out stylish, well-built cars that have garnered positive reviews from those of us in the auto industry and consumers alike. Hyundai...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TheCarConnection's Most Popular Reviews

We know which new cars, trucks and crossovers we like the best--but which ones are your favorites? Here at TheCarConnection, we've begun the labor of love that is reviewing new cars. As always, for the 2011 model year, we're bringing you full reviews that give you our take on styling, performance...Read More»

2007 Ford Explorer 2WD 4-door V6 XLT Front Seats
Top Vehicles For Those Over 6 Feet Tall

I have been test driving several new vehicles and have a problem that many men (and some minority of women) have in terms of functional driving positions and overall "creature comfort". Those of us who are over 6 feet tall span several generations and few manufacturers' actually design vehicles...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Now It Gets Personal Mopar Accessories Flyer

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is just hitting dealer showrooms this month and the reviews have been positive all around. Just to be certain that the buzz doesn't wane, Chrysler has released information from Mopar Accessories to personalize your new Jeep to your tastes. WK2JEEPS, an unofficial...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS
Buying Your Next Car: We Can Help!

BestCarBuyingAdvice.com is dedicated to providing a consumer-oriented perspective of the car buying experience so shoppers will be better informed on how to buy their next vehicle quickly, with less stress, on or below budget. As an ex-Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I’ll show you: The...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD
Review: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

By Tim Healey Forget the pony-car wars. Ford, GM, and Chrysler are engaged in yet another arms race--this one revolving around heavy-duty pickup trucks. Dodge and Ford have already updated their heavy-duty trucks in recent months, and now it's General Motor's turn. Despite downturns in the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
Your Next Vehicle Purchase: Getting More Than A Good Deal

This is an incredible age we live in. The world is changing at breakneck speed, alarming some while exciting others. The good news for car buyers is that amid the turmoil and change are more tools than ever for making a great deal on your next car. Yes, I’m talking about the Internet and the vast...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S
Gift Ideas From Free To Five Thousand for Your Favorite Car Enthusiast

In order from low to high, here are a few good answers to the question of what to buy that special car guy or gal in your life, no matter what your gift budget: High Gear Media websites auto news, reviews, and even what to choose all free! Wash and Drive Put a shine on their sled for only $ 10 or...Read More»

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