by Andrew Jones Through April 14th, at the Washington Convention Center, the Washington Auto Show brought hundreds of vehicles, from over 35 manufacturers, to engage auto enthusiasts who came from miles around to see the production, concept, luxury, electric, hybrid, exotic...
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...
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...
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...
Most of today's high-priced convertibles are sports cars, vehicles that dazzle for their exhilarating performance and low-slung bodies. But Mercedes-Benz is keeping an option available for buyers who want the wind in their hair without giving up a comfortable...
Over its three decades of existence, the Lexus brand has cultivated a reputation for quiet rides, rich leather upholstery, and long-term reliability. This luxury division of Toyota is also sometimes seen as dull, lacking the exquisite driving experience found...
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...
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...
As automakers master the art of adding power to small, fuel-efficient engines, folks who prefer extra cylinders and high displacement are finding fewer and fewer options. Once relegated to cheap economy cars, 2.0-liter four-cylinders now sit under the hoods...
Let’s say this upfront: There's generally no practical reason to buy the two-door version of a four-door sedan. The two models usually feel identical from the driver's seat, but the sedans tend to be roomier and less expensive. But that's...

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