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...
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...
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...
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...
With crossovers displacing sedans as many automakers’ best-selling models, Hyundai has taken steps to shore up the heart of its crossover lineup. That’s the newly redesigned 2019 Santa Fe and the updated 2019 Tucson. The compact Tucson and midsize...
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...
While pitching the redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry to a group of automotive journalists, the automaker's marketing team conceded that the country's best-selling midsize sedan was widely considered to be a little boring. That's all changed, Toyota assured the crowd...
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...
Most car-buying decisions require carefully weighing various tradeoffs. A common one: interior space versus gas mileage. Understandably, the roomiest vehicles on the market are not typically fuel economy standouts — it takes a big, thirsty engine to power a...
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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