Most D.C. drivers aren’t looking to buy an SUV that measures 17.5 feet from nose to tail even in its “short-wheelbase” version. Even fewer are likely to want the extended-length variant that’s 12 inches longer. But some do. Full-size...
For many Northwest residents, a big car is more hassle than handy — a pain to maneuver and park in crowded city conditions. But plenty of families are still more than willing to trade some maneuverability for a roomy interior...
Most crossovers aim to be pretty functional vehicles. Typically high and boxy, they deliver a commanding seating position and ample space for passengers and cargo. This is usually the norm in the subcompact crossover class. While these models tend...
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...
For 30 years, the term “town car” broadly referred to a big, cushy luxury sedan, often chauffeured and painted shiny black. But the ubiquitous sedan that lent its name to that genre — the Lincoln Town Car – was discontinued...
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...
Drive around D.C. in a big silver SUV and few heads are likely to turn, except perhaps to release a few sad climate-change-related sighs. But while it may be anonymous at a glance, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a leading...
Nearly 20 years ago, Volvo eschewed its famously boxy styling in favor of sleeker designs. Leading the way was the Swedish brand’s flagship model, and Volvo changed its name from S90 to S80 for the occasion. Now, with the S80...
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...
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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