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...
Many car enthusiasts in the U.S. have an inferiority complex. They look across the ocean to a field of light, agile, stylish small cars that are wildly popular in Europe yet not offered in this country. They look at the...
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...
It’s easy to think of the Honda Civic as a basic economy car — small, cheap, efficient, and not much else. Even the Civic name is the perfect fit for a “cheap and cheerful” little runabout. But the current...
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...
When SUVs were booming in the 1990s, Subaru jumped into the craze by dressing its Legacy station wagon into the now-famous Outback. Now that the crossover SUV market is overflowing with options, there are few choices left for shoppers who...
Upon hearing the Jeep name, the first image frequently summoned is the Wrangler — the heavy-duty rough-and-tumble model that traces its lineage directly back to World War II military vehicles. But most of Jeep’s latest new models have been crossovers...
For many Northwest residents, a big car is more hassle than handy — a pain to maneuver and park in crowded city conditions. But plenty of families are still more than willing to trade some maneuverability for a roomy interior...
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...
Last week, we tested the Honda Civic — a spacious and fun to drive compact sedan that offers wide appeal at affordable prices. You could argue that the Civic is a bargain in some respects. Most cars with this...

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