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...
City-dwelling families looking to buy a minivan may react with dismay at the size of today’s models. Although they remain significantly smaller than full-size vans, modern minivans like the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are still among...
Since its first generation appeared nearly two decades ago, the Lexus RX has been an understandably popular choice in Northwest. Posh and comfortable but not ostentatious, and practical without being overly bulky, this midsize premium crossover has checked the...
Most hybrids get their best gas mileage in city driving, given that their electric motors can power the cars gas-free in the sort of gentle acceleration common to stop-and-go congestion or quiet neighborhood streets. And sensible crossovers and hatchbacks...
Driving many sporty cars in town can be an exercise in frustration. Performance-oriented suspensions slam their way over potholes, and big engines only tempt speed-camera tickets. Such is the case with the Lexus RC F, a sports coupe that...
Visit Rome today, and you'll probably encounter more Jeeps than the Italian capital has seen since 1945. Most of these are the subcompact Renegade, a spunky, boxy little crossover that's filled with reminders of Jeep's World War II heritage...
In the rapidly advancing automotive marketplace, it’s sometimes easy to lose track of clever new features that can greatly enhance the ownership experience. And at the same time, some items that sound good on paper can actually prove to...
When SUVs were first becoming part of the mainstream automotive marketplace, buyers loved their tough, heavy-duty image. The first crossovers offered the same truck-like looks, but were derived from popular passenger cars to offer superior on-road drivability and comfort. Today's...
Many of today's compact sedans no longer seem to warrant the label of “economy car.” Rapidly increasing standards for refinement, comfort and in-cabin technology have turned such models as the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Cruze into small but...
Across the country, many buyers have decided that compact crossovers are the most sensible blend of versatility and value — especially as their fuel efficiency, refinement and driving dynamics continue to improve. In the city, they have the added...

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