TCC Best Car to Buy

2013 Hyundai Elantra: Five Stars For Safety, But Will 40 MPG Get An Asterisk?
2013 Hyundai Elantra: Five Stars For Safety, But Will 40 MPG Get An Asterisk?

The Hyundai Elantra's been an unqualified success since it arrived, brand-new, in the 2011 model year. Backed by strong sales and positive reviews, it took home the 2012 North American Car of the Year Trophy, besting the likes of TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012, the Ford Focus, and another...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012

After driving thousands of miles in more than 200 new vehicles in the past year, and rating each one independently, High Gear Media's editors have chosen a winner. TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 is the 2012 Ford Focus. Each year, our team rates each new vehicle we review based on styling...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan, Connecticut, Sept 2011
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Impreza, Camry, Prius, Beetle, Passat

We're almost there -- these five vehicles represent the final nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award. Of course it's because they're arranged in alphabetical order. There's no other reason to put the best-selling passenger car in America in the final bracket, alongside one of...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: M-Class, MINI, Mitsu i, Versa, iQ

We're rolling through the nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, and nearing the end of the list, we're still finding new themes among the group of 25 new cars, crossovers and SUVs that made the field this year. The mass market's well represented on this year's list, and gas...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio SX
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Rio, Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda5, C-Class

Monday's the big day--when High Gear Media names the winners of our three Best Car To Buy 2012 awards. While MotorAuthority mulls over the likes of the Benz SLS AMG, and GreenCarReports debates the merits of the Mitsubishi i, TheCarConnection has a different task at hand: winnowing down the pool of...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang GT
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Mustang, Civic, CR-V, Accent, Veloster

Next week, High Gear Media will announce our trio of Best Car To Buy 2012 award winners. Here at TheCarConnection, the field includes 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs--a great field of new vehicles heavy on sedans and hatchbacks, and somewhat lighter on green machines and minivans than in the...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: TL, Verano, Sonic, 500, Focus

As we get ready to announce the winner of TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, we're faced with a big task: narrowing down the field of 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs. It's not easy, since this year's contenders run in packs, with plenty of sedans and utility vehicles, but not as...Read More»

Best Car To Buy?
TheCarConnection To Name "Best Car to Buy 2012"

We've driven hundreds of vehicles in the past year, including dozens of brand-new models. Now, TheCarConnection--High Gear Media's flagship reviews and news site--is getting ready to name this year's Best Car To Buy. If you're a long-time follower of TCC, you know we rate all mainstream vehicles...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy: The Finalists

It's nearly time to name TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 winner--but before we do, we're cutting down our list of contenders to the finalists. The first TCC Best Car to Buy honoree will be announced tomorrow, as our team prepares wall-to-wall coverage of the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show live...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC Best Car to Buy 2011: The Semi-Finalists

TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award will be announced next week in conjunction with the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show--and with the deadline drawing near, it's time to winnow our list down to the smaller set of contenders. With TCC's numeric ratings in hand, we've lifted half our field into...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011: Green Cars

Whatever your color of politics might be, red or blue, there's little doubt you've been teased by the notion of green cars. Environmentally concerned drivers want the same thing as security hawks: to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Though they get to the same place from different starting...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: SUVs and Crossovers

When SUVs truly ruled the American new-car roost, only a handful of names could be picked out of the best-seller list: Grand Cherokee, Explorer, and the outliers. A decade or so later, it's crossovers that dominate the sales charts, and this year's list of nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: Sedans and Wagons

Work trucks aside, the heart of the U.S. new-car market is for sedans, hatchbacks and wagons under $50,000. TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award will pick one vehicle from among the 40 new or significantly revised cars, crossovers, SUVs and minivans to hit the road this model year. And for...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: Minivans

Today's minivans may be a smaller part of the automotive world than in the past decade, but the big family haulers are back in a big way for 2011. For TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award, we've included nearly every minivan offered for sale in the U.S. for the new model year. It's no...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TheCarConnection To Name "Best Car to Buy 2011"

You've read our reviews, and we've heard your opinions. Now, High Gear Media is bringing it all together as we name our inaugural "Best Car to Buy" winners for the 2011 model year. Our flagship site, TheCarConnection, will announce its Best Car to Buy 2011 award in conjunction with the 2010 Los...Read More»

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