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...
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...
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...
Jeep celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, but these days just one of its vehicles — the two-door Wrangler convertible — looks much like the classic Army vehicle that formed the basis for the modern brand. Its other vehicles...
When it is designed right, a hatchback can combine all the style of a four-door sedan with a lot more cargo versatility. Whereas a sedan’s trunk is walled off from the passenger compartment, a hatchback lets you fold down...
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...
The midsize sedan market segment is dominated by the best-selling Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, two fine vehicles that deliver a satisfactory ownership experience to hundreds of thousands of customers each year. Consumers uninterested in shopping around can comfortably...
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...
City-dwelling families looking to buy a minivan may react with dismay at the size of today’s models. Although they remain significantly smaller than full-size vans, modern minivans like the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are still among...
Lexus was an early pioneer of the luxury crossover — combining the comfort and fuel efficiency of a premium sedan with the high driving position and handy cargo space of an SUV. The first Lexus RX appeared in 1999,...

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