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...
Most car-buying decisions require carefully weighing various tradeoffs. A common one: interior space versus gas mileage. Understandably, the roomiest vehicles on the market are not typically fuel economy standouts — it takes a big, thirsty engine to power a...
In the compact crossover class, many popular models have boosted their focus on flashy styling, sporty performance, and luxury-grade refinement. One popular holdout is the Subaru Forester. Compared to the fairly posh Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, the Forester...
There are two main types of consumers who will likely consider upgrading from a mainstream seven-passenger crossover to a model from a premium brand. One type demands a drastic upgrade — an all-out luxury experience fitted into the boxy shape...
The Kia Niro can be considered a compact station wagon, or a tall hatchback. Kia calls it a subcompact crossover. But whatever you call it, the Niro is a versatile, fuel-efficient option that’s sized right for city driving. The Niro first...
When the Kia Soul hit the market as a 2010 model, it was an unexpected smash hit. In hindsight, though, its strengths were easy enough to pin down: a winning combination of head-turning looks, economy-car pricing and a surprisingly...
The subcompact crossover market segment has exploded with options in recent years, with more automakers providing mini-SUVs that are a size smaller than the best-selling Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape.  Such vehicles make perfect sense in D.C. Compact...
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...
When choosing between two size classes of vehicle, there are generally two main factors to consider. First, there's the obvious: Larger vehicles tend to have more space, providing additional room for passengers and cargo. But another consideration is that bigger...
They’re so ubiquitous that they have their own nickname: “CamCord.” That’s the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, which have been America’s two best-selling midsize sedans for most of the last two decades. The Camry has built a sterling reputation...

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