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Not bad meaning good: The lowest-rated cars of 2016
Not bad meaning good: The lowest-rated cars of 2016

As far as technological achievements measured only between today and 1940 go, there are no bad cars on the road. When you start measuring modern cars against each other, things start to look a little different. We've rated hundreds of 2017 models this year, and our revised ratings model revealed...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
These were the most researched cars of 2016

Shopping for cars has never been more intimidating for buyers. Along with hundreds of models from which to choose, there are countless trims, packages, and options awaiting further scrutiny from car shoppers once they've landed on a model—assuming they've even made it that far. Before...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Here's how Ford threw away the old Super Duty and started from scratch

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup. For the first three generations of the heavy duty pickup, Ford largely used the same frame it had first developed for the Super Duty range when it split the series...Read More»

Craigslist
12 must-do tips for selling your car on Craigslist

Right now, there's not a better way to reach a huge audience to sell your car than on Craigslist. It's a free website that allows you to list anything from megabuck houses to used tennis shoes to a Ferrari F40, and its format doesn't place significant restrictions on what you can put in your ad...Read More»

2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition
June 2016: Your Best New Car Deals

Don't sweat getting a good deal on a new car. (The scorching summer heat could be another story.) Our partners over at CarsDirect have a great rundown of what's hot on lots right now. Up to 20 percent off of the final price are the hoods of some cars. As always, the best deals are the ones you...Read More»

2016 Cadillac CT6
Takata Recall Grows, Pilot Vs. XC90, 2016 Cadillac CT6 Driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE
The Most Shopped Vehicles Of 2015

One of the ways you’re most likely to find us at The Car Connection, via search, is through our model overview pages, which provide a nice organized hub of information—ideal for when you’re first considering, or “shopping,” a vehicle but not yet sure about particulars...Read More»

2015 Jaguar XKR
The Death List: 17 Cars That Aren't Coming Back For 2016

The best new cars of the 2016 model year are just hitting the streets--cars, crossovers, SUVs, minivans and trucks, like the Honda Civic, Volvo XC90, and Chevy Camaro. Then there's the list of cars headed to their demise--early, or well after their freshness date has expired. Before they're gone...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015
2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t

No doubt about it, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the most important production vehicles to go on sale this year. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Besides being the all-new, long-anticipated second-generation version of Volvo’s roomy three-row utility vehicle (the brand's...Read More»

2015 BMW 4-Series
Thunderbird, Monte Carlo: Coupes Staged For A Comeback?

There’s no shortage of new coupe models on the market this year. With the recent arrival of new two-doors like the BMW 4-Series, Lexus RC, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, and the anticipated arrival of the Infiniti Q60 later this year, it’s tempting to declare that coupes in general...Read More»

2015 BMW X5 M
Best SUVs For Tall Drivers

Not all vehicles with the same shape and exterior measurements are created equally—or built with the same accommodations inside. If you’re exceptionally tall, it’s quite likely you can cite vehicles from your past (or ones you’ve recently test-driven) for which this was...Read More»

2015 Toyota Tacoma
The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015

The Car Connection reviews more than 250 new vehicles each year, and we rate and rank each of them to arrive at a total score. After all that driving, we know well which cars are the best cars to buy -- the ones with the best styling, performance, comfort and utility, safety, features, and fuel...Read More»

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE
The Best Car Features Of 2015

Which car has the most standard features? The best options? A really good infotainment system, or the latest in safety technology? The Car Connection reviews more than 250 new vehicles each year, and we rate and rank each of them on a scale of 1 to 10 in key categories: styling, performance...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Best Car Interiors Of 2015

Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and their belongings. That's...Read More»

2015 Acura MDX
The Most Useful Cars Of 2015

How useful is your car? Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and...Read More»

2015 Jeep Patriot
April 2015: Your Best New-Car Deals

“Never pay retail” echoes the mantra of smart shoppers everywhere—and that definitely applies to most of the new vehicle market. If you’re shopping for new wheels, chances are the models you’re considering are subject to incentives, rebates, or special finance...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

2015 Audi R8 V10
The Best Performance Cars Of 2015

Lurid acceleration, perfect balance, intuitive handling, pine-tar levels of grip--performance means different things to different drivers. And sometimes it means everything. Here at The Car Connection, we rate and review more than 250 new vehicles every year, across six categories including...Read More»

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