Across the country, many buyers have decided that compact crossovers are the most sensible blend of versatility and value — especially as their fuel efficiency, refinement and driving dynamics continue to improve. In the city, they have the added...
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...
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...
When you look for an entry-level luxury sedan, perhaps the first way to narrow down your list is to consider what level of sporty performance you desire. Most models in this class fall into the category of “sports sedan”...

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