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...
The last time The Current reviewed a Ford Focus, the tested vehicle came with one of the smallest engines available in the U.S.: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder. Yet even with so little power, this compact car delivered a respectable degree...
If you’re interested in a fuel-saving car, you’ve surely considered the Toyota Prius. This iconic hybrid defines its genre, blending everyday versatility with outstanding fuel savings. But while the Prius is roomy and refined for a compact car, some...
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...
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a notable sports car that's truly fun to drive even in a congested city. Super-quick steering and an eager but not overly powerful engine can bring joy to even everyday conditions, and you don't...
Traditionally, luxury sedans have included big, powerful engines. High cylinder counts guaranteed smooth, effortless power and an elegant soundtrack. Today, it’s easier than ever to find an almost absurdly powerful luxury sedan. Two recently tested models — the Volvo S90...
The subcompact crossover market segment has exploded with options in recent years, with more automakers providing mini-SUVs that are a size smaller than the best-selling Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape.  Such vehicles make perfect sense in D.C. Compact...
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...
When fitting a car into a small parking space, every inch can count. That's one reason so many city drivers gravitate toward hatchbacks over sedans — not only do they offer additional cargo flexibility, but they're not as long...
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...

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