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

Families once loved minivans so much that there was a lengthy waiting list for the original people-carrier—and Chrysler is optimistic that they'll rediscover the comfort, efficiency, and (gasp!) style of a minivan once again with the 2017 Pacifica. We think they're onto something, so much so...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Car Connection's Best SUV to Buy 2017

Crossovers have all but replaced the sport-utility vehicles of a generation ago. Most drivers don't know or care about the distinctions. Why should they? Crossovers get the family job done. They're spun from car platforms, have car-like handling, and don't worry themselves so much about off-road...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»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2017

Performance is a trait we rate on every vehicle here at The Car Connection, but some vehicles do it better than others. Far, far better. We've given out our share of 10s this year for high-dollar, hyper-performance machinery that cranks out 0-60 mph times of less than 3 seconds, and top speeds in...Read More»

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

The minivan market is shrinking, in the number of models and in the number of buyers. The minivan itself? It's still big, and big business, especially at Chrysler. Chrysler builds the best minivan on the road today, and we'll be among the first to call the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the Best Minivan To...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Crossover to Buy 2017

You won't have a minivan, something about the stigma of sliding side doors. A traditional off-road-rugged SUV? It's a bit much. Station wagons? Call you when they bring back the Roadmaster, you say? Those vehicles represent the state of the art of family driving, over the past two generations. This...Read More»

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners

Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you in-depth reviews. We also tell you which vehicle is the best overall buy, along with the best in each segment. It's not just us though, we want to hear what you think, and that is how The Car Connection's Driver's Choice awards were created...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup to Buy 2017

Pickup trucks are largely defined nowadays to what's possible rather than what's likely. The arms race for superlatives has overcome domestics to the point of near-absurdity—maxing out capacities on many of the big boys nearly requires a commercial drivers license and a parking space the size...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius: The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2017

Since it was introduced here in 2000, the Toyota Prius has fundamentally changed the way car buyers view fuel efficiency. It's hard to argue that any other car has done more to press the case for eco-friendly cars than has the Prius. But frankly, Toyota's effort had withered after 15 years on the...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
Honda Civic Coupe: The Car Connection's Best Coupe to Buy 2017

Marketing speak tries to tell us that everything from a four-door SUV to a hardtop convertible now can be called a coupe. We're not swayed by those arguments. We know a coupe when we see one, and the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe certainly ticks the right boxes. Short, fixed roof? Check. Two doors? Check...Read More»

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2017

Addition by subtraction can work wonders. Ask anyone who's lost a cell phone for a couple days and they'll say that the world changes the moment they started looking up. We couldn't agree more. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a tossable, likable car with few impediments between driver and road. For that...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Volkswagen Golf: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2017

Should you find yourself walking into a Volkswagen dealer with some questions about the automaker's Golf lineup, you'd better have some time on your hands. That's because the Golf lineup now includes everything from a pedestrian hatchback to a hot-rodded all-wheel-drive sports car to our Best Wagon...Read More»

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

The Chevrolet Bolt EV handily wins The Car Connection's Best Electric Car to Buy 2017. It rendered all other affordable electric vehicles outdated and nearly obsolete the minute it was unveiled. That's what happens in the tech world, which is just what the auto industry is starting to feel like...Read More»

2017 Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover: The Car Connection's Best Luxury Vehicle to Buy 2017

We need more entertainment than rear-seat DVD players. Swathed in leather and wrapped in wood are fine for nouveau riche; old money knows that conquering nature separates the one percent from the one-tenth percent. Refinement, restraint, and rule over all you survey combine to make the Land Rover...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Sedan to Buy 2017

Reports on the death of the sedan have been exaggerated. We struggle to find a classification of cars that present more value than the current crop of mid-size sedans. In most cases, for less than the cost of an average new car, any mid-size sedan will come with a touchscreen, phone connectivity...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
Honda Civic: The Car Connection's Best Economy Vehicle to Buy 2017

Trucks may get all the glory, but economy cars do just as much work. Day in, day out, these famously unfussy machines shuttle tens of millions of us to work, school, stores, chores, parties, and home again with our stampeding dirty shoes and sweaty mutts. Just toss that wrapper in the back seat...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
Best Car to Buy 2017: Previous winners

In just a few days, a new winner of our annual Best Car to Buy award will be crowned. 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...Read More»

The Mendoza Line
Where good cars end and bad cars begin: The automotive 'Mendoza Line'

Right-handed Mario Mendoza stood in the batter's box July 14, 1979, like he had nearly 500 times before that day. The bushy-haired, bespectacled shortstop for the Seattle Mariners had recently traded one coast for the other, going from Pittsburgh the season before to Seattle, which probably better...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»

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