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

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»

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»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Car Connection's Best Electric Car to Buy 2018

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is our Best Electric Car to Buy once again. Last year, we pointed out that the Bolt EV rendered all other affordable electric vehicles "outdated and nearly obsolete," and it remains the case. What's most surprising is the way that the Bolt EV remains the segment leader a year...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Car Connection's Best Hatchback to Buy 2018

Hatchbacks make perfect sense as economy cars. They do a bang-up job as sporty runabouts too, when pressed. When they're pressed into duty as the planet's defenders, well, that's when we like hatchbacks best. Our pick for the Best Hatchback To Buy 2018 is the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Chevy's first...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT
Best Car to Buy 2018: Meet the "dark horse" candidates

By all accounts, the 2018 Honda Accord is a fantastic mid-size sedan. It's no surprise, then, that there was little disagreement among the Internet Brands Automotive staff that it deserved our top award. But each of us was enamored with at least one other new car this year. Any of these "dark...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Minivan to Buy 2018

Chrysler didn't invent the family, they just made having one much easier. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is the successor to the Town & Country minivan and it was well worth the wait. New last year, it was The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 so it shouldn't come as any surprise that it's this...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2018

Take our Best Car to Buy 2017—the Chrysler Pacifica—and add a hybrid-electric powertrain capable of providing 30 or more miles of electric-only driving. You have a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly family hauler, an easy shoo-in for The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2018. We love the...Read More»

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Car Connection's Best SUV to Buy 2018

Every year, The Car Connection ranks and rates hundreds of new vehicles, to recommend the very best to you. This year, we've chosen the 2018 Honda Accord as our overall Best Car To Buy 2018. Among the ranks of SUVs, we've gone with an old favorite: the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While crossovers...Read More»

2018 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup Truck to Buy 2018

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline lives in the world most of us would recognize, where we don't drop cinder blocks from high-rises, scramble heavy equipment up a mountainside, or tow Saturn Vs on a Tuesday. Daily uses for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline include hauling more than 1,400 pounds in the bed (it's wise...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC60: The Car Connection's Best Crossover to Buy 2018

Each year The Car Connection gives the Best Car To Buy award for vehicles that we'd recommend to anyone. Our overall winner this year was the 2018 Honda Accord. In a very narrow vote, it beat out our Best Crossover To Buy 2018, the Volvo XC60. With its bigger XC90, Volvo reset the notion of what a...Read More»

2017 Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover: The Car Connection's Best Luxury Vehicle to Buy 2018

Few vehicles can conquer more of our planet than the Land Rover Range Rover. But we're not just talking about this ultra-luxury SUV's off-road ability. Sure, it'll make pebbles out of boulders and puddles out of rivers, but the Range Rover is just as at home in the wilds of the Kalahari as it is...Read More»

2017 Ford GT
The Car Connection's Driver's Choice 2018 award winners

It's that time of year where the air turns brisk, snow looms in the forecast, turkeys are fearful they'll end up on your table, and awards are given out for the best of the best in the auto industry. With Driver's Choice awards, The Car Connection puts you in the driver's seat as you choose the...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018

Each year at The Car Connection we drive and rate hundreds of cars to help tell you what's best. We've driven them all this year: family cars to basic commuter cars, but only one car can be our Best Car to Buy 2018. So what is it? The 2018 Honda Accord. Let’s start with what the new Accord...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
Best Car to Buy 2018: Previous winners

Soon, we'll crown a new winner of our annual Best Car to Buy award. It will join an elite list of vehicles we have picked over the last few years for previous iterations of the award, which we bestow on the new car that we think best meets the needs of mainstream consumers. Unlike sister sites...Read More»

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