Best Car To Buy

Best Car To Buy 2019: Meet the runners-up
Best Car To Buy 2019: Meet the runners-up

The 2019 Subaru Forester wowed us enough during our annual Best Car To Buy testing to take home our biggest award of the year. It wasn't an easy task for the Forester to nudge its way ahead during our testing. This year's field was one of the most competitive in recent history, with a range of...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019

Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. It’s our Best Car To Buy 2019 and it’s our first repeat winner, following up on the 2014...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Best Car To Buy 2019: What didn't make the cut

Whittling through the list of new cars this year for our Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees was no easy task. Nearly every major automaker debuted at least one redesigned model, touting it for its safety, its performance, its spacious interior, or its innovative features. Our staff spent weeks debating...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Best Car To Buy 2019: Previous winners

We'll soon announce The Car Connection's top award: Best Car To Buy 2019. As its title suggests, the award goes to the new car we think best handles the realities of everyday life. Our staff picks the winner based on a variety of criteria. Best Car To Buy 2019 isn't a car for enthusiasts or one...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees

Wander through any suburban neigborhood and you'll see plenty of full-size pickups parked in driveways waiting to be loaded up for baseball practice or a run to Safeway. That's why the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are obvious candidates for our top award, Best...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
Subaru Ascent: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

Until the 2019 Ascent, Subaru stood by idly watching Outback and Forester owners with growing families trade in their crossover SUVs for Toyota Highlanders and Honda Pilots. The 2019 Subaru Ascent gives those owners reasons to stay loyal to Subaru—and not just because it has seating for eight...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

With its 2018 XC40, Volvo steps out of its comfort zone. Not only does the XC40 not look like anything else in the Swedish automaker's lineup, it may turn the entire new-car buying process into something totally different. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner The XC40...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
Honda Insight: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

The Honda Insight proves that sedans might just have a future after all. This four-door sedan is well-priced, with a spacious interior full of the latest safety and convenience tech, and it's even good looking. Oh, and did we mention that most versions of the 2019 Insight are rated at 52 mpg...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first drive
Hyundai Santa Fe: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

With its sharp styling, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe stands out among crossover SUVs lined up at carpool or in the Target parking lot. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner Its squinting headlights are just one of the reasons it earned a nomination to our Best Car To Buy...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
Ram 1500: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

Pickup trucks that double as family haulers are nothing new. With its comfortable ride, strong mild-hybrid engine options, and first-class interior, the 2019 Ram 1500 makes other full-size trucks feel like yesterday's chuck wagons. Ram knows that truck buyers are fiercely loyal. They make Cubs and...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

At first glance, the 2019 Subaru Forester doesn't seem like it should be a nominee for our Best Car to Buy 2019. It looks a whole lot like last year's model, which isn't much different from the Forester that won our top award back in 2014. The difference, as they say, is in the details. MORE: Read...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019

What shoppers consider a "family car" has evolved considerably since the early days of horseless carriage. Today, families are as likely to load kids and gear into pickup trucks as they are mid-size sedans or three-row crossover SUVs. This year's nominee list for our biggest award reflects that...Read More»

2018 Honda Civic
Honda Civic: The Car Connection's Best Economy Car to Buy 2018

Frugal doesn't have to be dreary. Case in point: the 2018 Honda Civic, our Best Economy Car to Buy 2018. Admittedly, it doesn't entirely feel right for us to call the Civic an economy car any more since it's essentially a scaled-down version of our overall Best Car to Buy 2018, the Honda Accord...Read More»

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2018

Convertibles usually are the auto industry paragons of bloatware. Cut down a coupe but add in more weight for bracing, throw in some leather, don't forget ventilated seats, and hey, how about a big engine to overcome all that added mass? The Mazda MX-5 Miata chuckles at all that frippery as you...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2018

Our praise for the Chrysler Pacifica this year—and last—has been prolific and effusive. From Green Car Report's Best Car to Buy 2018 for the hybrid variant, to our Best Minivan to Buy 2018 and Best Hybrid to Buy 2018, we're not shy in admitting our fondness for the Pacifica. But perhaps...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018

Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. Perhaps that's why more automakers are paying attention to the unusually small segment and offering high-zoot wagons that coddle buyers with luxurious amenities—at a significantly higher price. One wagon...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Sedan to Buy 2018

If the 2018 Honda Accord is the sedan's last hurrah as the industry flocks toward crossovers, it's a phenomenal parting shot. Not only did we name this redesigned four-door our Best Car to Buy 2018, it's also our Best Sedan to Buy 2018. A clean-sheet redesign for 2018 sees the Accord lineup lose...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018

In the performance-car world, a big V-8 and rear-wheel drive go a long way toward activating our salivary glands. Anyone can do that for more than $50,000. There's one car that delivers thundering power and amazing rear-drive handling, and slips it in under the $40,000 wire. It's a car that...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive
Honda Civic Coupe: The Car Connection's Best Coupe to Buy 2018

The Honda Civic comes in more flavors than Yoplait. Picking one is hard to do, and nearly all of them are sweet—we're still talking about the cars. Our colleagues at Motor Authority have extolled the virtues of the Honda Civic Type R by naming it their Best Car to Buy 2018, but we have...Read More»

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