Honda Civic: The Car Connection’s Best Economy Car to Buy 2018

17 Nov
2018 Honda CivicFrugal doesn't have to be dreary. Case in point: the 2018 Honda Civic, our Best Economy Car to Buy 2018. Admittedly, it doesn't entirely feel right for us to call the Civic an economy car any more since it's essentially a scaled-down version of our overall Best Car to Buy 2018, the Honda Accord. Sure, it still checks the boxes in terms of being...

Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection’s Best Convertible to Buy 2018

17 Nov
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RFConvertibles usually are the auto industry paragons of bloatware. Cut down a coupe but add in more weight for bracing, throw in some leather, don't forget ventilated seats, and hey, how about a big engine to overcome all that added mass? The Mazda MX-5 Miata chuckles at all that frippery as you chuck it into corners. No one loves a ragtop Mustang...

Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection’s Best Family Car to Buy 2018

17 Nov
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall GalleryOur 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 more than the rest, the Pacifica earned its...

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

16 Nov
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagenWagons 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 manages to stay true to those roots by offering the...

Honda Accord: The Car Connection’s Best Sedan to Buy 2018

16 Nov
2018 Honda AccordIf the 2018 Honda Accord is the sedan's last hurrah as the industry flocks toward crossovers, it's a phenomenal parting shot. Not only did we name this redesigned four-door our Best Car to Buy 2018, it's also our Best Sedan to Buy 2018. A clean-sheet redesign for 2018 sees the Accord lineup lose its slow-selling coupe and its thirst V-6 in favor...

Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection’s Best Performance Car to Buy 2018

16 Nov
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LEIn the performance-car world, a big V-8 and rear-wheel drive go a long way toward activating our salivary glands. Anyone can do that for more than $50,000. There's one car that delivers thundering power and amazing rear-drive handling, and slips it in under the $40,000 wire. It's a car that MotorAuthority named its Best Car To Buy for 2016. Our...

Honda Civic Coupe: The Car Connection’s Best Coupe to Buy 2018

15 Nov
2017 Honda Civic Si First DriveThe 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 effusive praise for the two-door tang. Make ours Key...

Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Car Connection’s Best Hatchback to Buy 2018

15 Nov
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EVHatchbacks make perfect sense as economy cars. They do a bang-up job as sporty runabouts too, when pressed. When they're pressed into duty as the planet's defenders, well, that's when we like hatchbacks best. Our pick for the Best Hatchback To Buy 2018 is the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Chevy's first mass-market electric car does some fascinating things...

Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Car Connection’s Best Electric Car to Buy 2018

15 Nov
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVThe Chevrolet Bolt EV is our Best Electric Car to Buy once again. Last year, we pointed out that the Bolt EV rendered all other affordable electric vehicles "outdated and nearly obsolete," and it remains the case. What's most surprising is the way that the Bolt EV remains the segment leader a year on, even though a new Nissan Leaf will be in...

Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Car Connection’s Best Car to Buy 2018

15 Nov
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVThe Chevrolet Bolt EV is our Best Electric Car to Buy once again. Last year, we pointed out that the Bolt EV rendered all other affordable electric vehicles "outdated and nearly obsolete," and it remains the case. What's most surprising is the way that the Bolt EV remains the segment leader a year on, even though a new Nissan Leaf will be in...