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 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...
For most of the country, the best three-row crossover is the one with the most room for your family and their stuff. There’s space to stretch out and carry everyone’s luggage.   But many of the roomiest three-row crossovers are also...
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...
City-dwelling families looking to buy a minivan may react with dismay at the size of today’s models. Although they remain significantly smaller than full-size vans, modern minivans like the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are still among...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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