Subcompact cars are a great choice for a crowded city. Maneuverable and easy to park, they can be a perfect fit for D.C. Of course, the typical subcompact car is an entry-level vehicle with spartan interior decor, few high-end...
Last week, we tested the Honda Civic — a spacious and fun to drive compact sedan that offers wide appeal at affordable prices. You could argue that the Civic is a bargain in some respects. Most cars with this...
As automakers master the art of adding power to small, fuel-efficient engines, folks who prefer extra cylinders and high displacement are finding fewer and fewer options. Once relegated to cheap economy cars, 2.0-liter four-cylinders now sit under the hoods...
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...

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