There are lots of cars these days with “Sport” in their names. Sometimes “Sport” means “flashy-looking.” Sometimes it’s used as a diminutive, to indicate a smaller vehicle or the base model with the fewest options. On the redesigned 2017 Hyundai...
It’s hard to break into a market where an established competitor has such strong name recognition. Among gas-electric hybrids — vehicles whose gasoline engines are assisted by an electric motor — everyone knows the Toyota Prius. Similarly, the Nissan...
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...
With its tight parking options, narrow alleys and shortage of unpaved roads, the District has been largely immune to the appeal of full-size pickup trucks. But outside of crowded cities, these vehicles command significant appeal — and, for many...
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...
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...
The sporty cars most popular in Northwest tend to be lithe and posh — meticulously crafted vehicles that deliver more strongly in subjective qualities than in objective power and speed. But for those most concerned about the latter, it’s difficult...
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 midsize sedan market segment is dominated by the best-selling Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, two fine vehicles that deliver a satisfactory ownership experience to hundreds of thousands of customers each year. Consumers uninterested in shopping around can comfortably...
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...

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