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...
For an economical way to drive around town, it’s pretty hard to beat a hybrid. Unlike gas-powered cars, most hybrids get better mileage in the city than on the highway. At low speeds, their small electric motors can help...
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 of today's high-priced convertibles are sports cars, vehicles that dazzle for their exhilarating performance and low-slung bodies. But Mercedes-Benz is keeping an option available for buyers who want the wind in their hair without giving up a comfortable...
By some definitions, Subaru's most popular compact car isn't actually a car. That best-seller is the Crosstrek — essentially an all-wheel-drive hatchback with some off-road-focused styling details and an elevated ground clearance. Subaru calls the Crosstrek a crossover, marketing it...
The first day of spring was a cruel joke for everyone. That was especially true this year, when the District was preparing for snow, eventually receiving more than four inches. But it was truest of all if you have a...
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...
On a daily basis, most of us are confronted by the rapid advancements in small display screens. Our phones and tablets are bright, crisp and responsive, and they offer wide-ranging and constantly updating applications. Most of today's cars haven't kept...
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 two main types of consumers who will likely consider upgrading from a mainstream seven-passenger crossover to a model from a premium brand. One type demands a drastic upgrade — an all-out luxury experience fitted into the boxy shape...

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