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...
Over its three decades of existence, the Lexus brand has cultivated a reputation for quiet rides, rich leather upholstery, and long-term reliability. This luxury division of Toyota is also sometimes seen as dull, lacking the exquisite driving experience found...
For decades, the Jeep Wrangler has been in its element in the great outdoors — crawling over boulders, powering through heavy mud or cruising along beaches. This focus makes the classic Jeep objectively inferior to other SUVs when you’re driving...
Regular readers of On Autos have seen many subcompact crossovers reviewed in this space. These vehicles deliver the useful cargo space and elevated seating positions of an SUV, and are often available with all-wheel-drive, but they’re particularly small, easy to park and...
Until the 1970s, America’s wealthy drove big Lincolns and Cadillacs. Sure, some quirky Georgetowners may have brought over delicate smaller European cars, but even in the most affluent sections of Northwest, Detroit iron was well represented. Today, the full-size...
With crossovers displacing sedans as many automakers’ best-selling models, Hyundai has taken steps to shore up the heart of its crossover lineup. That’s the newly redesigned 2019 Santa Fe and the updated 2019 Tucson. The compact Tucson and midsize...
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...

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