Aaron Cole, Managing Editor

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2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan costs $32,800 to start; your move, big guys
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan costs $32,800 to start; your move, big guys

Kia's first salvo into sport sedan territory will start at thousands less than its likely competitors. The 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,800, including destination, at its base trim level and will run up to $52,300 for a Kia Stinger GT2 equipped with all-wheel drive, the automaker announced...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2018

Our praise for the Chrysler Pacifica this year—and last—has been prolific and effusive. From Green Car Report's Best Car to Buy 2018 for the hybrid variant, to our Best Minivan to Buy 2018 and Best Hybrid to Buy 2018, we're not shy in admitting our fondness for the Pacifica. But perhaps...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018

Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. Perhaps that's why more automakers are paying attention to the unusually small segment and offering high-zoot wagons that coddle buyers with luxurious amenities—at a significantly higher price. One wagon...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC90
2018 Volvo XC90

The 2018 Volvo XC90 successfully transformed the conservative automaker into a luxury brand with a crossover worth coveting. That’s thanks to its elegant exterior, beautiful interior, efficient powertrains—and oh yeah, it’s thousands less than comparably equipped...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona

Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. The plan promises to bring to market new body styles, including the subcompact Hyundai Kona that will go on sale in March, but...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive
Honda Civic Coupe: The Car Connection's Best Coupe to Buy 2018

The Honda Civic comes in more flavors than Yoplait. Picking one is hard to do, and nearly all of them are sweet—we're still talking about the cars. Our colleagues at Motor Authority have extolled the virtues of the Honda Civic Type R by naming it their Best Car to Buy 2018, but we have...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s story this year isn’t told here; a new plug-in hybrid is (finally) available in the U.S. It matches an inline-4 with a 12-kilowatt-hour battery and electric motors and is one of the few plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market. According to...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport skips the refrigerator-on-wheels looks for a sleeker shape for better fuel economy, but it’s still a Land Rover underneath. None of the above is a bad thing, by the way. The Land Rover earns a 7.3 before fuel economy and safety are factored in...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Minivan to Buy 2018

Chrysler didn't invent the family, they just made having one much easier. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is the successor to the Town & Country minivan and it was well worth the wait. New last year, it was The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 so it shouldn't come as any surprise that it's this...Read More»

2018 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup Truck to Buy 2018

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline lives in the world most of us would recognize, where we don't drop cinder blocks from high-rises, scramble heavy equipment up a mountainside, or tow Saturn Vs on a Tuesday. Daily uses for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline include hauling more than 1,400 pounds in the bed (it's wise...Read More»

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