Best Car To Buy

2016 Mazda CX-9: Best Car to Buy Nominee
2016 Mazda CX-9: Best Car to Buy Nominee

It's the answer to the question that every car enthusiast with a family has ever asked: The Mazda CX-9 is a truly polished, fun-to-drive crossover capable of seating six in comfort or seven in a pinch. Sure, this isn't the first go-around for the CX-9, which was genuinely enjoyable to hustle...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90 R-Design
2017 Volvo S90: Best Car to Buy Nominee

We were ready to write off Volvo just a few years ago. Today? There may not be a car brand with a brighter future, and the company's luxurious S90 flagship sedan is perhaps the best evidence of that yet. Following in the footsteps of the similar, but equally impressive Volvo XC90, the S90 is a...Read More»

2017 Kia Cadenza
2017 Kia Cadenza: Best Car to Buy Nominee

The 2017 Kia Cadenza isn't by any means the brand's first outing into the luxury car world, but it's certainly the brand's best effort yet. A near facsimile of what Lexus used to offer, the Cadenza doesn't necessarily advance the luxury game—but it does prove that the Korean automaker's push...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Somewhere in the last 20 years, the Audi A4 went from BMW alternative to the default compact luxury/performance sedan. Redesigned from the ground up for 2017, even though it doesn't necessarily look like it, the A4 has advanced its cause considerably. It's one of the most high-tech vehicles you can...Read More»

2017 Jaguar XE V6 S
2017 Jaguar XE: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Yes, Jaguar has been down this path before—the compact car segment. But the new-for-2017 Jaguar XE represents a thorough rethink of its strategy, something that simply wasn't possible more than 15 years ago when the X-Type first hit the road. DON'T MISS: Our 2017 Jaguar XE expert review But...Read More»

2017 Fiat 124 Spider
Best Car To Buy 2017: Here's what didn't make the cut

Each year, our collective staff puts thousands of miles on the year's crop of new cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. Truthfully, there's not a genuinely bad car on the road today like, say, the Yugo you could buy new a few decades ago, but a handful inevitably stand out as brilliant pieces of...Read More»

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One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2017

The candy store that is the new car industry has never had more alluring choices for consumers than today. Even as self-driving, or autonomous, cars inch (on their own) closer to reality, every automaker has put their best and brightest together to create some highly compelling reasons to shop for...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2016

The 2016 Honda Pilot is a turnaround success story. When it was new in 2003, it was one of the best family vehicles of its day--but a 2009 redesign turned it into a trucky and less refined crossover SUV. That's all in the past now. The 2016 Pilot is suave, slick, with great utility and safety to...Read More»

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Best Car To Buy 2016: The Nominees

Each year we spend thousands of miles in the year's crop of new cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. Some are brilliant pieces of engineering or marketing or styling--some all of the above. Now that we've told you of the vehicles that just missed the final round of competition, it's time to show you...Read More»

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Best Car To Buy 2016: The New Vehicles That Missed The Cut

Each year we spend thousands of miles in the year's crop of new cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. Some are brilliant pieces of engineering or marketing or styling--some all of the above. And some fall shy of the mark. Part of the task of choosing our Best Car To Buy is figuring out which vehicles...Read More»

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The Car Connection To Name Its Best Car to Buy 2016

We've driven the newest vehicles for the 2016 model year, and now, it's nearly time for us to name The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2016. Over the course of the past year, The Car Connection's editors have reviewed and rated the entire fleet of mass-market new vehicles--more than 260 of them...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2015

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is feature-packed, polished, secure, and spacious. It’s outgrown its niche appeal, while dollar for dollar, it’s an irresistible value in today’s new-car market. And it’s The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2015. The Legacy follows the 2011...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
2015 Ford Mustang: Readers’ Pick For Best Car To Buy

The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2015remains under lock and key for one more day; but in the meantime, over the past ten days we’ve asked you which one you’d choose to win the award—and it’s the 2015 Ford Mustang. The fully redesigned 2015 Mustang has generated...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
2015 Subaru Outback: Best Car To Buy Nominee

The 2015 Subaru Outback isn’t just a crossover, or a wagon. It’s a lifestyle, and it’s far better described or classified by the types of people who will be buying it than by its dimensions or competitive set. The Outback has always been that way, and it’s always been the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
2015 Subaru Legacy: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Sedan drivers have been moving over to crossovers in droves; but the 2015 Subaru Legacy gives them plenty of reasons to reconsider. The Legacy now offers everything that traditional mid-size sedan shoppers have traditionally wanted, and it adds standard all-wheel drive—a feature that’s...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: Best Car To Buy Nominee

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class lands in one of the areas of ‘rapid expansion’ for the vehicle market. It's a relatively small yet luxurious crossover wagon that doesn’t profess to any level of rock crawling but offers at least a little bit more utility and versatility—and...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Best Car To Buy Nominee

The Mercedes-Benz C-Classuntil recently had to serve several roles—as the entry point for the brand’s U.S. lineup, and as its smallest model here, a compact luxury sedan. Consider how it was positioned as a sport sedan sometimes and a conservative luxury model otherwise, and it was...Read More»

2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Lincoln’s best hope for the future is to go contemporary—and it has the right idea with the new 2015 MKC, a model that seems designed to reach California car shoppers in a way that the brand hasn’t in decades. The MKC isn’t particularly innovative; it isn’t any design...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco
2015 Hyundai Sonata: Best Car To Buy Nominee

The fully redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata is a very different sedan than the radically remade 2011 model that nudged in alongside mid-size mainstays like the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord. In fact, with the calmer design, more laid-back demeanor, and almost obsequoius look and feel...Read More»

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