By historical standards, the Jeep Cherokee has been a thoroughly mainstream vehicle since 2014. Once a boxy, hardily utilitarian SUV, the more recent Cherokee chased the sales success of the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape by becoming a car-based...
Many car enthusiasts in the U.S. have an inferiority complex. They look across the ocean to a field of light, agile, stylish small cars that are wildly popular in Europe yet not offered in this country. They look at the...
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 Kia Niro can be considered a compact station wagon, or a tall hatchback. Kia calls it a subcompact crossover. But whatever you call it, the Niro is a versatile, fuel-efficient option that’s sized right for city driving. The Niro first...
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...
When it is designed right, a hatchback can combine all the style of a four-door sedan with a lot more cargo versatility. Whereas a sedan’s trunk is walled off from the passenger compartment, a hatchback lets you fold down...
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...
With SUVs pulling away from passenger cars as the default choice for more buyers, it is not too surprising that most of them are more like cars than trucks. Best-sellers like the compact Honda CR-V, midsize Kia Sorento or...
It has become safe to assume that Korean cars offer respectable quality at affordable prices. Hyundai and its sister brand Kia have always sold inexpensive vehicles, and they have approximately matched the leading competitors for years. But that does not mean...
When Mitsubishi first launched the Outlander Sport crossover in 2011, most prospective buyers saw one primary appeal: price. It was smaller and less expensive than a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 — then among the most diminutive crossovers a person...

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