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...
Since its first generation appeared nearly two decades ago, the Lexus RX has been an understandably popular choice in Northwest. Posh and comfortable but not ostentatious, and practical without being overly bulky, this midsize premium crossover has checked the...
When the first-generation Kia Soul appeared as a 2010 model, it was an unexpected smash hit. In hindsight, it's easy to see why the Soul was so appealing: This tall little hatchback offered a high seating position, spacious interior,...
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...
If you’re interested in a fuel-saving car, you’ve surely considered the Toyota Prius. This iconic hybrid defines its genre, blending everyday versatility with outstanding fuel savings. But while the Prius is roomy and refined for a compact car, some...
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...
Traditionally, luxury sedans have included big, powerful engines. High cylinder counts guaranteed smooth, effortless power and an elegant soundtrack. Today, it’s easier than ever to find an almost absurdly powerful luxury sedan. Two recently tested models — the Volvo S90...
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...
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...

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