The sporty cars most popular in Northwest tend to be lithe and posh — meticulously crafted vehicles that deliver more strongly in subjective qualities than in objective power and speed. But for those most concerned about the latter, it’s difficult...
For most of the country, the best three-row crossover is the one with the most room for your family and their stuff. There’s space to stretch out and carry everyone’s luggage.   But many of the roomiest three-row crossovers are also...
For most cars, it’s tough to make a giant leap in fuel efficiency. Automakers have been carefully calibrating their cars engines, transmissions, weights and aerodynamics to inch up their gas mileage, but progress tends to be incremental. The exception...
Most crossovers aim to be pretty functional vehicles. Typically high and boxy, they deliver a commanding seating position and ample space for passengers and cargo. This is usually the norm in the subcompact crossover class. While these models tend...
As electric cars continue to grow in popularity, their manufacturers have been making tremendous gains in battery technology. Most notably, electric vehicles have been seeing a huge boost in the available range per charge. Even a model you wrote...
Drive around D.C. in a big silver SUV and few heads are likely to turn, except perhaps to release a few sad climate-change-related sighs. But while it may be anonymous at a glance, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a leading...
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a notable sports car that's truly fun to drive even in a congested city. Super-quick steering and an eager but not overly powerful engine can bring joy to even everyday conditions, and you don't...
Midsize sedans have long been popular for their combination of spacious interiors, comfortable and quiet rides, reasonable prices and good gas mileage. Buyers of many such models have an option to tweak that formula, though, by paying a few...
When many D.C. families pick out a new car, they’re looking for maximum space efficiency: how much room a vehicle can pack into the smallest possible footprint. But if your parking situation permits, the easiest way to get an...
With crossovers displacing sedans as many automakers’ best-selling models, Hyundai has taken steps to shore up the heart of its crossover lineup. That’s the newly redesigned 2019 Santa Fe and the updated 2019 Tucson. The compact Tucson and midsize...

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