When Mitsubishi first launched the Outlander Sport crossover in 2011, most prospective buyers saw one primary appeal: price. It was smaller and less expensive than a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 — then among the most diminutive crossovers a person...
What separates a luxury car from a mainstream one? Is it the image of a premium brand, and the status that it conveys to yourself and anyone else? Or is it the flashier styling, the more elegant interior, the...
For many Northwest residents, a big car is more hassle than handy — a pain to maneuver and park in crowded city conditions. But plenty of families are still more than willing to trade some maneuverability for a roomy interior...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The last time The Current reviewed a Ford Focus, the tested vehicle came with one of the smallest engines available in the U.S.: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder. Yet even with so little power, this compact car delivered a respectable degree...
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...
It’s easy to think of the Honda Civic as a basic economy car — small, cheap, efficient, and not much else. Even the Civic name is the perfect fit for a “cheap and cheerful” little runabout. But the current...

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