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2024 BMW 7-Series tops this week’s new car news and reviews

Before we break for the holiday, we assessed the nine finalists for our Best Car To Buy 2024 award that will be announced Jan. 3, 2024. It’s a great list for shoppers, but a tough call for our five editorial judges to agree on, ranging from the value-oriented 2024 Chevy Trax to the evolutionary 2024 Kia EV9 three-row crossover SUV. We also recapped some of the 2024 changes to some of Britain’s finest vehicles. 

Here’s what moved us. 

Reviews

2024 Land Rover Range Rover review

The 2024 Land Rover Range Rover may be the original luxury SUV, but it looks to the future with its plug-in hybrid tech. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.4 out of 10. 

2024 Land Rover Range Rover Sport review

Boasting top-notch road manners and stellar turbo power, the Range Rover Sport would be a true flagship if not for its even more impressive big brother. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10. 

2024 BMW 7-Series review

The BMW 7-Series comes with gas, hybrid, and electric powertrain options, each with lots of power and luxury. It also handles well, earning it a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10.

2024 Land Rover Range Rover Velar review

The Velar luxury SUV boasts impressive powertrain choices, refined performance, and styling that never seems to grow old. It’s a 7.0.

2024 Jaguar F-Pace review

Many rivals offer better value, but the 2024 Jaguar F-Pace is lovely inside and out, with a range of powertrains and sophisticated road manners that earn it a 6.6 out of 10. 

2024 Lexus IS review

Sharp handling, good cabin quality, and performance choices ranging from a turbo-4 to a grunty V-8 earn the compact sedan a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10.

New car news

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander vs. 2023 Honda Pilot

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander vs. 2023 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2024 finalist

The Pilot still benefits from one of the more spacious passenger and cargo areas—perfect for family-duty—while Honda’s updated its styling, features, and drivability. 

Toyota Grand Highlander: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2024 finalist fits the family

The Grand Highlander competes against two other three-row SUVs, as well as hybrid and electric cars for our top award. 

Automatic emergency braking now standard on nearly all new cars

The voluntary agreement to implement the technology could prevent 42,000 rear-end crashes annually.  

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid, PHEV cost at least $1,030 more

The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of Kia’s compact crossover cost more than last year’s redesigned model. 

Kia EV9: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2024 finalist grows the EV family

It’s not cheap, but the three-row Kia EV9 packs a per-passenger EV punch.

Nissan Ariya: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2024 finalist heralds a comeback

The Ariya electric crossover stands out as Nissan’s best product, but is it enough to be the Best Car To Buy 2024?

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