2014 Toyota Corolla S: Five Things We Like
2014 Toyota Corolla S: Five Things We Like

Toyota has, for at least a couple of decades and several generations of modest, evolutionary change, played it safe with the best-selling Corolla. But with the all-new 2014 Corolla, the automaker has gotten smart; realizing that it was losing too many sales to stylish, sportier models like the Ford...Read More»

Vintage Porsche 914
Notorious: Nine Cars With Undeserved Bad Reputations

In automotive history, there's no shortage of cars that were poorly conceived, built, designed, and/or engineered—and for one or many reasons, fully deserving of their bad rap. For those, you won't need to search long to find long lists of the worst, least reliable, or even most annoying cars...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
The 10 Most Fascinating Cars Of 2015

Cars have become so seemingly identical, so reliable, and so regulated that they're boring. You might find some who'll argue that. But anyone who simply takes a trip out to a couple of new-car showrooms will find that's actually far from the truth. Many of today's production cars offer expressive...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
The Car Connection's 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2013

This year we've been busy with video. Yes, we said video, because we've had all sorts of new videos hit our YouTube channel in 2013. From new vehicle reviews and first drives to auto-show walkarounds, and even a few videos from our long-term test cars, we've covered it. If you like cars and are...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg
The Car Connection's 10 Most Researched Vehicles Of 2013

It's hard to believe, but we are about to close the book on 2013. It's been a banner year for new cars. From storied nameplates such as the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Mustang, to updated family vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Optima, we've kept you up to date on all the latest news...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
Best Car To Buy 2014: The Truck Nominees

Are you a Ford, Chevy, GMC, or Ram guy? Or is it a Nissan or Toyota that you prefer to load up for a weekend in the woods? To a certain segment of America, what kind of truck you drive says a lot about you. Meanwhile, to another group, pickups are workhorses, and what's used at construction...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
Best Car To Buy 2014: The Hatchback Nominees

It's safe to say that hatchbacks are back, and a growing part of the market. With a number of bold, practical small hatches like the Fiat 500 and the MINI Cooper, as well as sleek, long fastbacks with hatches like the Audi A7 and Tesla Model S, there are plenty of ways that American shoppers are...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
Best Car To Buy 2014: The Crossover Nominees

If you want a family vehicle, there's arguably no better choice than a wagon—or a crossover, to expand our horizons to all the tall-wagon shapes that have become widely popular over the past decade. In any case, they're vehicles that have a cargo-friendly rear hatch and are designed to move...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
Best Car To Buy 2014: The Sedan Nominees

After a banner year in 2013, when many of the best-selling family sedans on the market were replaced (think Accord, Fusion, and Altima), the 2014 model year brings forth a number of other important new sedans on either end of the size spectrum. This year's sedan nominees for our Best Car To Buy...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
10 Laws That Drive Drivers Crazy

Motor-vehicle laws are intended to keep everyone safe, without unnecessarily hindering or restricting. At least in the purest intent, that's how they're supposed to work. But as you've probably found, there are plenty of driving-related laws that can push drivers to fits—whether it's for the...Read More»

TCC Best Car To Buy 2014
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014: The Nominees

The summer and fall months this year have been especially busy, as our High Gear Media editors have had to contend with another record year for vehicle launches. While other areas of the economy still might have been sputtering, the auto industry has been speeding confidently ahead—rolling...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
The Best Back To School Cars For 2013

It's finally that time of year--when schoolgoers of all ages get very sad, when parents breathe a sigh of relief. It's time to go back to school, and the kids are almost set: tablets, new sneakers, a sweet backpack. Wait, did you forget something? How about a new set of wheels? School time is a...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Chevrolet Cruze, 2013 Ford Focus, 2013 Honda Accord: This Week's Top Sedan Reviews

The Car Connection is here to help. Not with your taxes, not with cleaning your garage either, sadly. But car shopping? We've got that. We review more than 250 vehicles a year, providing you with the most comprehensive reviews on the Internet. From quick takes to simple likes and dislikes, to...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2013 Ford Focus: This Week's Top Reviews

What makes a car great? Is it a sum of all its parts, or is it something more? Each year we review over 250 new vehicles to bring you the most extensive test drives possible--an in-depth look at how vehicles rate against the competition. From pickup trucks and SUVs to sports cars and family sedans...Read More»

2013 Aston Martin DB9
The Most Beautiful Cars of 2013

What makes a car beautiful? Sometimes it's undeniable--a lissome look, a crushworthy stance, a peerless cabin. In other cases, it's a purity of form that's as close to ideal as possible, given the chosen duty. We define it both ways at The Car Connection. As we review more than 250 new vehicles...Read More»

2014 Cadillac XTS
2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport priced from $63,020: Most Powerful V-6 In Its Class

Back in May, Cadillac announced some updates for the 2014 XTS full-size sedan. One of the major items was a newly available twin-turbocharged V-6 engine option. Today Cadillac announced that the engine will be used in the XTS Vsport model, priced from $63,020 including destination. The Vsport...Read More»

2014 Toyota 4Runner
2014 Toyota 4Runner Reviewed, Cadillac Recall, #askTCClive Announced: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we reviewed the 2014 Toyota 4Runner and Cadillac recalled the 2013 SRX crossover. Ford announced it's going to stop producing cars in Australia, and we discussed four convertibles with good gas mileage. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

Money, money, money
Vehicles Under $50k That Hold Their Value The Worst

Affluent status-seekers pay quite the premium to get into exclusive luxury cars—like the $119,975 Jaguar XJL Supersport or $216,205 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG. You'd think that the image and prestige of such models would be sought-after on the used-car market, too. But the moment these models...Read More»

2013 Nissan Versa Sedan
Misers' Models: The Ten Cheapest Cars To Own

Back in the 1980s, the Yugo GV sold for a base price of just $3,990. Even adjusted for inflation, from 1986 to 2013 (about $8,400 in today's money), that's a steal—and one that did indeed prove irresistible for more than 140,000 thrifty Americans. Yet for the most part, the GV—for...Read More»

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