Best Car To Buy

Subaru Outback: Best Wagon To Buy 2020
Subaru Outback: Best Wagon To Buy 2020

Our favorite wagon isn't much of a wagon at all. Except when it is. The Subaru Outback does for car buyers what fig jam does for grilled cheese sandwiches. Don't ask us to tell you why we like them, we just do. Now try one for yourself. We gave the Outback a 6.7 TCC Rating thanks to a heavily...Read More»

2020 Genesis G80
Genesis G80: Best Sedan To Buy 2020

The commentatorati can predict the death of the sedan all it wants: With four-doors like the 2020 Genesis G80, we think it's going to be about forever before we give up on the form. The Genesis G80 slips in just below our $50,000 price limit, but at about $44,000, it sets a high-water mark. It's...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro: Best Performance Car To Buy 2020

These are halcyon days for horsepower. The Chevrolet Camaro SS roars into our good graces with high horsepower, a throaty V-8, and low price tag. It's our Best Performance Car To Buy 2020 because nearly nothing else provides that intoxicating mix for less than $38,000. It stretches a canvas for...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia Telluride: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020

With the Telluride, Kia has its best family car ever. Its best highway car ever. Its best interior ever. Cleverly, it’s all wrapped in a three-row package that’s aimed right at slaking America’s SUV thirst—without acting too thirsty. The 2020 Kia Telluride does what great...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2020

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan does something better than every other vehicle on the planet, and we'll exchange words with you over that. Crossover SUVs can't match its flexibility. The new mid-engine Corvette doesn't come as a plug-in hybrid. Ferrari's newest supercars don't have infotainment as...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
Toyota Corolla Hybrid: Best Economy Car To Buy 2020

Prius who? With the 2020 Corolla Hybrid, Toyota has made a case to shoppers for ignoring its hallmark gas-electric hatchback and opting instead for its newest compact economy sedan. The latest Toyota Corolla shows just how serious the company is about dominating economy cars through excellent fuel...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition
Best Car To Buy: What's coming for 2021

Another year, another month spent debating The Car Connection’s annual Best Car To Buy award. This year, it was the 2020 Kia Telluride. Despite hundreds of vehicles tested over thousands of miles over the calendar year, our quarrelsome editorial team didn’t have much debate this year...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia Telluride: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2020 winner

After the dust settled and votes were counted in our Best Car To Buy 2020 competition, the Kia Telluride stood alone at the summit. With the Telluride, Kia has its best family crossover and its best value—right in our wheelhouse. And we think good value among three-row crossovers is harder to...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020: The contenders

After test driving more than 100 new vehicles, our editorial team has come to one conclusion during our Best Car To Buy 2020 award season: There are no bad new cars. With an average transaction price at record highs of about $38,000, there better not be. We're close to naming our Best Car To Buy...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer family
Ford Explorer: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

After a series of delays, recalls, and repairs, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer finally arrived at dealerships late in 2019 with a range of powertrains and loaded with creature comforts for the modern three-row crossover SUV. As the first redesign in nine years in one of the most competitive...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - Best Car To Buy 2020
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling non-truck in America due to its practicality, reliability, AWD capability, and easy-to-use if not outdated technology. More than anything, it is familiar, like the Camry mid-size sedan a decade before it. For the 2019 redesign (which we weren’t able to...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Mazda 3: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Mazda 3 makes our 2020 list because drive opportunities weren’t available until earlier this year. It was worth the wait. The Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback is one of our perennial Best Cars due to its sporty handling and available features list. Mazda...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
Hyundai Palisade: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Though it might be overshadowed by the more muscular, rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade wears the three-row SUV space better on the inside. Our editorial team had plenty of praise for both, and the difference largely comes down to that most subjective element: style...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia Soul: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

What’s in the box? With the Soul, Kia’s always had a stylish answer, and not just a bunch of goop. The 2020 Kia Soul is the latest in the line of roomy, practical hatchbacks for first-time buyers and penny pinchers. This year, the Soul has us thinking style on a budget like...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Legacy: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Sedans may be passé, but value never goes out of style. The 2020 Subaru Legacy is the less-popular sibling to the other Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee: the 2020 Subaru Outback. The Legacy skips the hand-me-downs. It has a mature sedan look that’s understated. The interior is anything...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Outback: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The 2020 Subaru Outback will go through any field, stream, trail, or two-track to tell you that it’s a crossover. The car’s loyal devotees will go just about as far to tell you it’s the wagon versatility that makes it the best kind of crossover—if they admit that it’s...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
Ford Escape: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

It’s been a long time coming, but the new 2020 Ford Escape has some good reasons for its overdue arrival: a new body and interior, new safety technology and infotainment systems, and new hybrid and plug-in models that soar to new fuel economy heights. While the outgoing model had the heart of...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport - Best Car To Buy 2020
Honda Passport: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The Honda Passport wears a familiar name, and sports some familiar running gear, too. It’s a shorter, five-seat cousin to the Honda Pilot that we named our Best Car To Buy 2016. It’s a Best Car To Buy nominee almost by default, then. After a few laps on our north Georgia...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
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»

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