Jeep celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, but these days just one of its vehicles — the two-door Wrangler convertible — looks much like the classic Army vehicle that formed the basis for the modern brand. Its other vehicles...
Let’s say this upfront: There's generally no practical reason to buy the two-door version of a four-door sedan. The two models usually feel identical from the driver's seat, but the sedans tend to be roomier and less expensive. But that's...
Over its three decades of existence, the Lexus brand has cultivated a reputation for quiet rides, rich leather upholstery, and long-term reliability. This luxury division of Toyota is also sometimes seen as dull, lacking the exquisite driving experience found...
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...
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...
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...
When the first-generation Kia Soul appeared as a 2010 model, it was an unexpected smash hit. In hindsight, it's easy to see why the Soul was so appealing: This tall little hatchback offered a high seating position, spacious interior,...
Generally if you want to fit seven passengers into your car, you need one that’s fairly large and expensive. Most midsize or large crossovers with three rows of seats have a base price at or above $30,000, and minivans...
Volkswagen took its Golf hatchback and stuck in a powerful engine from its premium Audi brand in 1976. This was the birth of the “hot hatch” — the transformation of a humble hatchback economy car into a zesty performance...
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...

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