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...
In much of the world, the Volkswagen Golf stands at or near the top of the automotive best-seller list. This compact hatchback combines sensible functionality with an upscale driving experience at attainable prices — a winning strategy for many...
In the rapidly advancing automotive marketplace, it’s sometimes easy to lose track of clever new features that can greatly enhance the ownership experience. And at the same time, some items that sound good on paper can actually prove to...
It takes an attentive eye to spot the updates to the redesigned 2018 Audi Q5. The brand's best-selling product, a compact premium crossover, is entering its second generation with subtle changes to a successful formula. Since its introduction as a...
There are lots of cars these days with “Sport” in their names. Sometimes “Sport” means “flashy-looking.” Sometimes it’s used as a diminutive, to indicate a smaller vehicle or the base model with the fewest options. On the redesigned 2017 Hyundai...
Subcompact cars are a great choice for a crowded city. Maneuverable and easy to park, they can be a perfect fit for D.C. Of course, the typical subcompact car is an entry-level vehicle with spartan interior decor, few high-end...
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...
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...
As cars are redesigned over the years, it's typical for them to grow in size — giving the automaker a roomier interior to boast about, and keeping up with competing vehicles that have already done the same. When the...
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...

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