Best Car to Buy 2022

Ford Maverick Hybrid: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2022 winner
Ford Maverick Hybrid: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2022 winner

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is an automotive unicorn. The compact pickup truck costs less than half of the average new utility vehicle, is more efficient than most cars, and is so sought after that you might have as hard a time locating it as you would a unicorn. Even though Ford's smash hit won...Read More»

Ford Maverick: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2022
Ford Maverick: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022

The 2022 Ford Maverick wins The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022 award. The compact pickup truck with a crew cab and a small bed beat out five finalists out of dozens of new or redesigned vehicles we tested in 2021. It met our criteria of costing less than $50,000 and coming standard with...Read More»

2022 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: Best Sedan To Buy 2022

The Honda Accord wins our Best Sedan To Buy 2022 with a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10. That rating ties the Hyundai Sonata, Lexus ES, and Kia K5, which are all newer than the Accord. Last redesigned for 2018, the fastback sedan may be due for a redesign for 2023, yet its graceful style...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic Si
Honda Civic: Best Economy Car To Buy 2022

The Honda Civic wins our Best Economy Car To Buy 2022 award, but the redesigned compact sedan and hatchback hardly look or feel like a budget car. The youthful exuberance of the previous generation gives way to more conservative and confident ends on the 11th-generation model, while the interior...Read More»

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Best SUV To Buy 2022

The all-around SUV king has returned to its thrown. After being dethroned in 2021 by the Genesis GV80 over poor crash-test scores and lack of standard automatic emergency braking, the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee has returned stronger than ever to win back The Car Connection's Best SUV To Buy...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
Genesis GV70: Best Luxury Car To Buy 2022

Genesis has another winner. The newest vehicle from Hyundai's luxury brand, the GV70 compact crossover, claims the top spot in our Best Luxury Car To Buy award, much like the larger Genesis GV80 did for 2021. Like the GV80, the GV70 pulls off the oxymoronic feat of a luxury value. Starting at about...Read More»

2022 Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride: Best Family Car To Buy 2022

For the second year in a row the Kia Telluride wins our Best Family Car To Buy award. The three-row crossover SUV built in the state of Georgia continues to surprise and delight after being named The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 in its inaugural year. Once again, the Kia Telluride earned a...Read More»

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Ice White Appearance Package
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Electric Car To Buy 2022

Last year there was an upset in the electric car realm when an iconic nameplate evolved and was pushed into the next era. The Ford Mustang Mach-E swept several Best Car To Buy awards from The Car Connection along with sister site Green Car Reports. A year later and the Mustang Mach-E still...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
Kia Carnival: Best Minivan To Buy 2022

After five years there's a new pecking order in the minivan universe. At some point every king must fall, and that time has come for the Chrysler Pacifica. Formerly known as the Sedona, the Kia Carnival's features, warranty, comfort, and sport-utility style earned it a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
Subaru Outback: Best Wagon To Buy 2022

Wagon buyers aren't left with many options these days. Even Volvo's moving on. That leaves the best option for those seeking a longroof a vehicle that blurs the lines between crossover SUV and wagons. The Subaru Outback was bested last year by the Volvo V60 and its lifted Cross Country model. But...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Elantra N
Hyundai Elantra N: Best Sports Car To Buy 2022

The Car Connection's Best Sports Car To Buy 2022 combines compact sedan practicality with a raucous driving experience that leaves grins in its wake: the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N. The Elantra N is tied with the Honda Civic as our highest scoring affordable performance car with a TCC Rating of 6.8...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Best Hatchback To Buy 2022

For the second year in a row, the winner of our Best Hatchback To Buy award goes to an electric vehicle. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 earned a high TCC Rating of 8.4 out of 10 based on its style, utility, and electrified powertrain. That blows past the 7.2 rating of last year's winner, the 2021 Nissan...Read More»

2022 Ford Mustang Coastal Limited Edition
Ford Mustang: Best Convertible To Buy 2022

The Ford Mustang continues to evolve, from a V-8 muscle car to an electric superstar in the Mustang Mach-E, which won The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2021 award. It has overshadowed the American icon since its inception last year, and the next gas-powered Mustang expected for 2023 is rumored to...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
Ford Maverick: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2022

It follows that our Best Car To Buy 2022 overall winner—the 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck—would also win its segment. But the Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2022 award necessitates some explaining. The 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck tops our TCC Rating system with a 9.0 out...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Best Coupe To Buy 2022

The coupe has suffered a harder fall than the sedan thus far in this millennium, yet there's still not a better looking car design than the flowing beauty of a coupe. It just doesn't work on most crossover SUVs, which end up looking more like turtles than coupes, and we defy automakers who call...Read More»

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Ice White Appearance Package
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Crossover To Buy 2022

For the second year in a row, the Ford Mustang Mach-E wins our Best Crossover To Buy award. The new wave Mustang's sharp styling, good driving dynamics, 305-mile range, and clever packaging earn it a TCC Rating of 8.5 out of 10, which is the highest rating for any car priced under $50,000. (Read...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata: Best Hybrid To Buy 2022

Exceptional fuel economy no longer belongs to the Toyota Prius alone. The best hybrids channel the best of the Prius while still upholding a degree of style, class, and sophistication lacking in Toyota's dull trailblazer. Based on our ratings, The Car Connection had a five-way tie for the Best...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen ID.4: Best Car To Buy 2022 nominee

The Volkswagen ID.4 ushers in the ID era of electric vehicles at the world's second-largest automaker. A compact crossover with a spacious interior, the ID.4 combines a 260-mile range and a starting price of $41,120, making it nearly $3,000 cheaper than similarly equipped competitors such as the...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Hyundai Santa Cruz: Best Car To Buy 2022 nominee

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz projects a familiar kind of different. The compact pickup truck is less like the 2022 Ford Maverick and more like a modern interpretation of the Subaru Baja from 20 years ago. Its daring design and impressive execution earn it a finalist spot for our Best Car To Buy...Read More»

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