A few years ago, automotive journalists frequently cried out for more diesel-powered passenger cars to be sold in the U.S. Such vehicles offered the alluring promise of strong acceleration yet outstanding gas mileage, and steady engineering improvements that have...
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...
Volkswagen has largely missed the booming demand for crossovers in the U.S. While most automakers have offered a seven-passenger SUV-looking car for years, VW instead chased smaller niches with the luxury five-seat Touareg and the upscale compact Tiguan. But now,...
Upon hearing the Jeep name, the first image frequently summoned is the Wrangler — the heavy-duty rough-and-tumble model that traces its lineage directly back to World War II military vehicles. But most of Jeep’s latest new models have been crossovers...
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...
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...
Volvo was once considered the premier purveyor of family cars — and it still is, in some circles. Known for safety and practicality, the Swedish automaker has also amped up its style, luxury and technology. The redesigned 2018 XC60,...
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...
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...
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...

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