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Best Car to Buy 2018: Meet the "dark horse" candidates
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»

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»

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»

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»

2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 GMC Terrain: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

With its 2018 Terrain, GMC has officially bid adieu to the boxy, "professional grade" look that briefly characterized its crossovers. There's a lot more to the 2018 Terrain than just its unconventional looks, which is why it was an easy decision to make it a candidate for our Best Car to Buy 2018...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

Take the sublime Volvo XC90 crossover, leave it in the dryer a little too long, and flip its 9 upside down. You wind up with the 2018 Volvo XC60, a five-seat crossover that feels more exclusive and luxurious than its price tag suggests. Starting around $42,500, the 2018 XC60 range undercuts some...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

The Honda Accord is the automotive equivalent of an industry bellwether, but it has never been the dressiest or the most advanced mid-size sedan. That's all changed for 2018 with the introduction of the 10th generation Accord. It's far more shapely, for one, with its sleek fastback-like shape...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

The Volkswagen Tiguan used to be the automotive equivalent of Vegemite: it worked over there, but not here. For 2018, Volkswagen has thoroughly redesigned its Tiguan with American buyers—rather than European families—in mind. Yes, there are better cup holders. Yes, the seats are wider...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

Forget the old family truckster: the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is an affordable crossover with a refined personality and an upscale feel available at a reasonable price point. That's high praise for a family hauler that easily meets the criteria for The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2018. The 2018...Read More»

2018 Buick Enclave
Buick Enclave: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

Straddling the line between mass-market and luxury, the Buick Enclave offers families a pleasingly and shapely upmarket take on three-row transportation. It took nearly a decade for Buick to revamp its Enclave, but the wait was worthwhile. The sleek, curvy Enclave's exterior styling is echoed by a...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi Q5: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

With its high-tech options and cossetting ride quality, the Audi Q5 is a thoughtful, conservative reinvention of the automaker's compact luxury crossover. The latest Q5 is essentially a tall wagon version of the automaker's Audi A4 sedan, which was a strong contender for last year's Best Car to Buy...Read More»

The Car Connection Best Car To Buy
One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018

It's been a wild year for the new car industry. Self-driving cars are on the horizon—nearer by the day—but we're not ready to give up the driver's seat just yet. Over the last year, our team has tested out hundreds of new cars. If it's on sale today, our staff has driven it. We've...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017

Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. We travel around the country and around the world to be among the first to sample new cars. We drive our friends and families around in our hometowns with weekly test drives...Read More»

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

Chevrolet's ardent claims that its first mass-market electric car isn't a car at all—it's a small crossover, according to them—won't sway us. We know a hatchback when we see one, and the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the best hatchback for this year. Calling it The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

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