By some definitions, Subaru's most popular compact car isn't actually a car. That best-seller is the Crosstrek — essentially an all-wheel-drive hatchback with some off-road-focused styling details and an elevated ground clearance. Subaru calls the Crosstrek a crossover, marketing it...
An automaker's flagship luxury sedan offers more than just some extra legroom. Especially when it's newly released, it's a showcase of the best qualities and amenities the brand can offer. It's a big four-door that illustrates what the company's...
When choosing between two size classes of vehicle, there are generally two main factors to consider. First, there's the obvious: Larger vehicles tend to have more space, providing additional room for passengers and cargo. But another consideration is that bigger...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
There are multiple ways to get a roomy car. Various automakers have become adept at space-efficiency techniques that offer ample interior volume in a relatively compact package. But the most tried-and-true method is to get the largest vehicle. That's...
The first day of spring was a cruel joke for everyone. That was especially true this year, when the District was preparing for snow, eventually receiving more than four inches. But it was truest of all if you have a...
High seating positions and spacious interiors have made crossovers endearing alternatives to sedans in pretty much every market segment. Buyers who are looking for a fun premium vehicle now have yet another crossover option: the all-new Jaguar F-Pace. The F-Pace...

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