Most hybrids get their best gas mileage in city driving, given that their electric motors can power the cars gas-free in the sort of gentle acceleration common to stop-and-go congestion or quiet neighborhood streets. And sensible crossovers and hatchbacks...
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...
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...
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...
With its tight parking options, narrow alleys and shortage of unpaved roads, the District has been largely immune to the appeal of full-size pickup trucks. But outside of crowded cities, these vehicles command significant appeal — and, for many...
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...
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...
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...
If you’re interested in a fuel-saving car, you’ve surely considered the Toyota Prius. This iconic hybrid defines its genre, blending everyday versatility with outstanding fuel savings. But while the Prius is roomy and refined for a compact car, some...
When Honda last redesigned its Odyssey minivan, for the 2011 model year, the automaker threw out the old van's familiar boxy shape. That new Odyssey was lower and wider, boasting an aggressive, hunkered-down stance and an unusual window-line that...

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