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...
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...
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...
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...
Midsize sedans have long been popular for their combination of spacious interiors, comfortable and quiet rides, reasonable prices and good gas mileage. Buyers of many such models have an option to tweak that formula, though, by paying a few...
When fitting a car into a small parking space, every inch can count. That's one reason so many city drivers gravitate toward hatchbacks over sedans — not only do they offer additional cargo flexibility, but they're not as long...
Many of today's compact sedans no longer seem to warrant the label of “economy car.” Rapidly increasing standards for refinement, comfort and in-cabin technology have turned such models as the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Cruze into small but...
With SUVs pulling away from passenger cars as the default choice for more buyers, it is not too surprising that most of them are more like cars than trucks. Best-sellers like the compact Honda CR-V, midsize Kia Sorento or...
There's no shortage of spacious, practical luxury vehicles these days. Most fall into the premium crossover segment, and while many such models avoid the traditionally boxy look of an old-school SUV, they're clearly taller and bulkier than a passenger...
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...

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