To many Americans, a small car isn’t a luxury car. Why pay a lot of money for something small when you could buy something big? Northwest residents, though, have benefited greatly from the explosion of small luxury crossovers. These...
The most popular cars in Europe tend to be small, fun to drive and luxurious for their size — not necessarily in terms of high-end features, but in the design and quality of their interiors, and the sophistication of...
Lexus was an early pioneer of the luxury crossover — combining the comfort and fuel efficiency of a premium sedan with the high driving position and handy cargo space of an SUV. The first Lexus RX appeared in 1999,...
The first hybrid sold in the United States was the 2000 Honda Insight. It backed up its innovative combination of gasoline and electric propulsion with futuristic space-pod styling. But its high price and two-seat capacity set it back against...
The subcompact crossover market segment has exploded with options in recent years, with more automakers providing mini-SUVs that are a size smaller than the best-selling Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape.  Such vehicles make perfect sense in D.C. Compact...
When you look for an entry-level luxury sedan, perhaps the first way to narrow down your list is to consider what level of sporty performance you desire. Most models in this class fall into the category of “sports sedan”...
For an economical way to drive around town, it’s pretty hard to beat a hybrid. Unlike gas-powered cars, most hybrids get better mileage in the city than on the highway. At low speeds, their small electric motors can help...
When SUVs were booming in the 1990s, Subaru jumped into the craze by dressing its Legacy station wagon into the now-famous Outback. Now that the crossover SUV market is overflowing with options, there are few choices left for shoppers who...
For most of the country, the best three-row crossover is the one with the most room for your family and their stuff. There’s space to stretch out and carry everyone’s luggage.   But many of the roomiest three-row crossovers are also...
Volkswagen took its Golf hatchback and stuck in a powerful engine from its premium Audi brand in 1976. This was the birth of the “hot hatch” — the transformation of a humble hatchback economy car into a zesty performance...

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