Best Car To Buy 2019: Meet the runners-up

13 Nov
2019 Subaru Ascent first driveThe 2019 Subaru Forester wowed us enough during our annual Best Car To Buy testing to take home our biggest award of the year. It wasn't an easy task for the Forester to nudge its way ahead during our testing. This year's field was one of the most competitive in recent history, with a range of excellent crossover SUVs, a thrifty hybrid sedan, and...

Subaru Forester: The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2019

12 Nov
2019 Subaru ForesterSome crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. It’s our Best Car To Buy 2019 and it’s our first repeat winner, following up on the 2014 model’s title. MORE: Read our 2019 Subaru...

Best Car To Buy 2019: What didn’t make the cut

6 Nov
2020 Volvo V60 Cross CountryWhittling through the list of new cars this year for our Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees was no easy task. Nearly every major automaker debuted at least one redesigned model, touting it for its safety, its performance, its spacious interior, or its innovative features. Our staff spent weeks debating which cars deserved to make the final cut to be...

Best Car To Buy 2019: Previous winners

5 Nov
2018 Honda AccordWe'll soon announce The Car Connection's top award: Best Car To Buy 2019. As its title suggests, the award goes to the new car we think best handles the realities of everyday life. Our staff picks the winner based on a variety of criteria. Best Car To Buy 2019 isn't a car for enthusiasts or one that puts eco-friendliness above all else. It can't...

Subaru Ascent: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

31 Oct
2019 Subaru Ascent first driveUntil the 2019 Ascent, Subaru stood by idly watching Outback and Forester owners with growing families trade in their crossover SUVs for Toyota Highlanders and Honda Pilots. The 2019 Subaru Ascent gives those owners reasons to stay loyal to Subaru—and not just because it has seating for eight passengers. The 2019 Ascent is spacious, good to...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees

31 Oct
2019 GMC SierraWander through any suburban neigborhood and you'll see plenty of full-size pickups parked in driveways waiting to be loaded up for baseball practice or a run to Safeway. That's why the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are obvious candidates for our top award, Best Car To Buy 2019. MORE: Read our 2019 Chevrolet...

Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

30 Oct
2019 Volvo XC40With its 2018 XC40, Volvo steps out of its comfort zone. Not only does the XC40 not look like anything else in the Swedish automaker's lineup, it may turn the entire new-car buying process into something totally different. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner The XC40 takes what we like so much about Volvo's other...

Honda Insight: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

29 Oct
2019 Honda InsightThe Honda Insight proves that sedans might just have a future after all. This four-door sedan is well-priced, with a spacious interior full of the latest safety and convenience tech, and it's even good looking. Oh, and did we mention that most versions of the 2019 Insight are rated at 52 mpg combined? MORE: Read our 2019 Honda Insight review...

Hyundai Santa Fe: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

25 Oct
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first driveWith its sharp styling, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe stands out among crossover SUVs lined up at carpool or in the Target parking lot. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner Its squinting headlights are just one of the reasons it earned a nomination to our Best Car To Buy competition this year. The Santa Fe costs less than...

Ram 1500: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

24 Oct
2019 Ram 1500Pickup trucks that double as family haulers are nothing new. With its comfortable ride, strong mild-hybrid engine options, and first-class interior, the 2019 Ram 1500 makes other full-size trucks feel like yesterday's chuck wagons. Ram knows that truck buyers are fiercely loyal. They make Cubs and Red Sox fans seem wishy-washy. To bring them into...