When SUVs were first becoming part of the mainstream automotive marketplace, buyers loved their tough, heavy-duty image. The first crossovers offered the same truck-like looks, but were derived from popular passenger cars to offer superior on-road drivability and comfort. Today's...
Many of today's compact sedans no longer seem to warrant the label of “economy car.” Rapidly increasing standards for refinement, comfort and in-cabin technology have turned such models as the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Cruze into small but...
For 30 years, the term “town car” broadly referred to a big, cushy luxury sedan, often chauffeured and painted shiny black. But the ubiquitous sedan that lent its name to that genre — the Lincoln Town Car – was discontinued...
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...
It's not easy to find a more fuel-efficient car than a Prius. Toyota's gas-electric hybrid is now in its fourth generation, and its EPA ratings have climbed with each new iteration. Most of today's Priuses are rated for a...
When fitting a car into a small parking space, every inch can count. That's one reason so many city drivers gravitate toward hatchbacks over sedans — not only do they offer additional cargo flexibility, but they're not as long...
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 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...
Generally if you want to fit seven passengers into your car, you need one that’s fairly large and expensive. Most midsize or large crossovers with three rows of seats have a base price at or above $30,000, and minivans...
There are multiple ways to get a roomy car. Various automakers have become adept at space-efficiency techniques that offer ample interior volume in a relatively compact package. But the most tried-and-true method is to get the largest vehicle. That's...

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