Best Car To Buy

Best Car To Buy: What’s coming for 2022
Best Car To Buy: What’s coming for 2022

Humanity and automakers welcome 2021 with red-hot car sales in the first quarter and even more exciting cars to come. Chip shortages and supply-constrained delays have pushed some 2021 models back in the calendar year, but the class of 2022 is shaping up to be sharp. Popular favorites such as the...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021

Just because you can doesn’t mean you will, despite what the ads on television are selling. By our ratings, and the reality most people live in, the Honda Ridgeline is The Car Connection’s Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the Ridgeline mid-size pickup...Read More»

2021 Ford Escape
The Car Connection’s Safest New Cars of 2021

Safety might not be the sexiest attribute sought by new car shoppers, but like fuel economy, it is one of the most important. The Car Connection’s annual list of the safest cars includes vehicles that earn five-star ratings from the NHTSA, at least a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, and come...Read More»

2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0
The Car Connection's Best-Performing Cars Of 2021

People buy cars for different reasons. For many of us, they provide simple point A to point B transportation. Some of us, though, appreciate how much fun they can be. At The Car Connection, we reflect fun in the performance category of our rating system. Some hard numbers play into our performance...Read More»

2021 Lexus LC
The Car Connection's Best-Looking Cars of 2021

Now that we've handed out this year's Best Car To Buy 2021 awards, it's time to get into the weeds. We've sifted through our data from rating and reviewing more than 200 new cars this year, and looked down the Styling column for the cars, crossovers, and SUVs with the best style. They're...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2021

The best utility vehicle of the year also happens to win The Car Connection's Best Minivan To Buy 2021 award, and for the fifth year in a row, the winner is the Chrysler Pacifica. Prized for its versatility, roominess, refinement, standard features, and superior practicality compared to SUVs, no...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2021

The Ford Mustang Mach-E beat out nine other finalists out of dozens of contenders to win The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 competition. The electric crossover SUV won two segment categories, Best Electric Car To Buy and Best Crossover To Buy, as well as being our overall winner. For the...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021. The Mach-E has the styling cues of its pony car namesake, the roominess of a crossover SUV, and the performance that bridges the gap between them. With a 300-mile range that rivals only the Tesla Model Y and a price that...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride: Best Family Car To Buy 2021

Our praise for the Kia Telluride has been on repeat for the last year and that's for good reason: it's fantastic. The large made-in-America three-row SUV was named The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020, and Kia couldn't build them fast enough to satisfy initial demand. The Kia Telluride earned...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Best Sedan and Best Hybrid To Buy 2021

Last year, in this very space, The Car Connection's editors picked a high-powered, expensive luxury car as our favorite four-door. This year, we're going in the opposite direction. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is our choice for Best Sedan To Buy 2021. It also won our Best Hybrid To Buy 2021, edging...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra Hybrid: Best Economy Car To Buy 2021

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, more than any of our other Best Car To Buy 2021 nominees, helps make the idea of the economy car relevant for a new generation feeling the pinch of 2020. The “Economy Car” term carries over from an era when air conditioning was deleted and wind-up...Read More»

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition
Honda Civic Type R: Best Sports Car To Buy 2021

Buying a car isn't all about responsibility and practicality. Fun can enter into the equation, and we think it often should. A good sports car can provide an escape, deliver a thrill, and help heal the soul. If bought right, it can also be practical for everyday needs. The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive  -  Portland, OR
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Electric Car To Buy 2021

The Mustang is a symbol of freedom and escape and, well, everyone has a Mustang story. With the Mustang badge, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover SUV needed to be good. And it is. What separates the Mach-E is that it’s a very good vehicle compared to cars with gas tanks or not...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
Genesis GV80: Best SUV To Buy 2021

With stunning good looks, the ability to tow up to 6,000 pounds, strong turbocharged engines, and a sumptuous interior, the Genesis GV80 is The Car Connection’s Best SUV To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10, the new GV80 beat last year’s winner, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, by...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Crossover To Buy 2021

A Mustang winning a Best Crossover award? Believe it. The times they are a changing, and no vehicle represents those changing times better than the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover SUV. The harbinger is a great car now, too, winning not only our Best Crossover and Best Electric Car To...Read More»

2021 Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf: Best Hatchback To Buy 2021

The 2021 Nissan Leaf probably isn't the first car you think of when it comes to hatchbacks, but with a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10 (read more about how we rate cars), it is our highest rated hatchback and winner of our Best Hatchback To Buy 2021. Celebrating its tenth birthday, the first...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Best Coupe To Buy 2021

The Car Connection's Best Coupe To Buy 2021 can also be had as a sedan or convertible, but for our money, the 2021 Mercedes C-Class ranks the highest as a coupe and still falls under our $50,000 price cap to qualify for the award. Barely. With a punchy turbo-4 and German engineering matched only by...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang convertible
Ford Mustang: Best Convertible To Buy 2021

The Ford Mustang is a lot of things: American icon, muscle car, pony car, fastback, and now an electric car with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. It's easy to overlook the Mustang in one of its best forms, however, as a convertible. With a 6.2 out of 10 TCC Rating (read more about how we rate cars)...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo V60: Best Wagon To Buy 2021

Our highest-rated wagon comes from the company known for wagons. It's a Volvo. The Volvo V60 could almost be called a niche vehicle due to its low sales volume. Spotting one on dealer lots or on the roads would be as rare as spotting a California Condor, but unlike the Condor, Volvo sells the V60...Read More»

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