Cadillac and Lexus aren’t known as performance brands. Their luxury vehicles are better known as smooth and quiet, not zesty and fun to drive. Both, though, have been working to add spice to their lineups. That’s what you’ll find...
by Andrew Jones Through April 14th, at the Washington Convention Center, the Washington Auto Show brought hundreds of vehicles, from over 35 manufacturers, to engage auto enthusiasts who came from miles around to see the production, concept, luxury, electric, hybrid, exotic...
Historically, American performance cars were focused on the spec sheet: How fast could you go for how little money? Meanwhile, European models were poised and agile, lithe and sleek. The 2019 Buick Regal GS, a mid-size sedan priced from...
It’s easy to think of the Honda Civic as a basic economy car — small, cheap, efficient, and not much else. Even the Civic name is the perfect fit for a “cheap and cheerful” little runabout. But the current...
What separates a luxury car from a mainstream one? Is it the image of a premium brand, and the status that it conveys to yourself and anyone else? Or is it the flashier styling, the more elegant interior, the...
For most cars, it’s tough to make a giant leap in fuel efficiency. Automakers have been carefully calibrating their cars engines, transmissions, weights and aerodynamics to inch up their gas mileage, but progress tends to be incremental. The exception...
In much of the world, the Volkswagen Golf stands at or near the top of the automotive best-seller list. This compact hatchback combines sensible functionality with an upscale driving experience at attainable prices — a winning strategy for many...
When many D.C. families pick out a new car, they’re looking for maximum space efficiency: how much room a vehicle can pack into the smallest possible footprint. But if your parking situation permits, the easiest way to get an...
They’re so ubiquitous that they have their own nickname: “CamCord.” That’s the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, which have been America’s two best-selling midsize sedans for most of the last two decades. The Camry has built a sterling reputation...
In the compact crossover class, many popular models have boosted their focus on flashy styling, sporty performance, and luxury-grade refinement. One popular holdout is the Subaru Forester. Compared to the fairly posh Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, the Forester...

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