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2018 Ford Fiesta
2018 Ford Fiesta

The 2018 Ford Fiesta bears the brunt of The Car Connection’s objective ratings. Small cars just don’t fare as well in categories like comfort and safety, by nature. Even in fuel economy, the smallest cars often lose out to larger cars with better aerodynamics. That said, we...Read More»

2018 Ford Focus
2018 Ford Focus

The 2018 Ford Focus has broad appeal, maybe too broad to digest at a glance. Commuting daily? There’s a Focus for that. Into the gas-mileage lifestyle? There’s one of those, too. How about shredding tires as a part of your daily ablutions? Check. The Focus family runs the...Read More»

2018 BMW M2
2018 BMW M2

The most basic of the M cars, the M2 might also be the best. That’s because it delivers sensation with performance, making it a true driver’s car. In this case, less is more. The M2 is offered as just one model, with one engine, two transmissions, few options, and a minimum...Read More»

2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Ford Explorer

In a lineup of cars and trucks that includes crazy uncle Shelby and cousin Raptor and a litter of baby RSs and STs, the 2018 Ford Explorer takes on the role of mom. Go ahead and have fun, it’s happy to do the shopping and the carpool, no matter what the weather holds. Someone has...Read More»

2018 BMW M4
2018 BMW M4

The 2018 BMW M4 may not have the most familiar-sounding name, but it’s the latest in a long line of practical, high-performance cars from the German automaker. We’ve rated it a 7.6 out of 10, a score based on its blistering performance, fantastic handling, and luxurious...Read More»

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid starts with great bones. The hybrid sedan borrows its good looks and superlative safety record from the Kia Optima sedan and adds a fuel-efficient powertrain that tops more than 40 mpg combined. For those reasons, the 2018 Optima Hybrid earns a heady 7.3...Read More»

2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion’s a winner. Want proof? Look at our Best Car To Buy 2013 page and tell us we’re wrong. We picked it as our favorite new car that year, and today the Fusion still brims with confident ride and handling, pretty proportions, and lots of tech gadgetry. Now in the...Read More»

2018 Ford Edge with SEL Sport Appearance Package
2018 Ford Edge

Ford’s crossover SUV lineup has some of the most familiar badges. The Ford Edge is one of the newer names in the bunch. Introduced in 2007, it’s now in its second generation, an unqualified success carved out of the slim space between the small Escape and the three-row...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the full-size flagship of the brand and the car against which other luxury vehicles are measured. This generation made its debut for the 2014 model year and for 2018 it gets an update that includes 6,500 new parts, not including three new engines. It...Read More»

2018 Mini Countryman
2018 Mini Countryman

The 2018 Mini Countryman is the automaker’s compact crossover and first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Charged (literally and figuratively) with moving the British icon into more driveways with a more practical, taller-riding crossover, the Countryman has a large task. Good...Read More»

2018 Mini Cooper
2018 Mini Cooper

Come for the style, but you’ll have to stay for the substance. Most buyers are attracted to the 2018 Mini Cooper for its underdog attitude and myriad customization possibilities. But that honeymoon will end, and the Mini’s approach to performance and hatchback versatility...Read More»

2018 Cadillac XTS
2018 Cadillac XTS

The 2018 Cadillac XTS is a pleasant, modern interpretation of traditional big-car values. It’s a fine machine, a full-size cruiser that reminds us of another era without the dated nostalgia, so we’ve rated it at a 7.2 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The 2018...Read More»

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