Most D.C. drivers aren’t looking to buy an SUV that measures 17.5 feet from nose to tail even in its “short-wheelbase” version. Even fewer are likely to want the extended-length variant that’s 12 inches longer. But some do. Full-size...
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...
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...
The subcompact crossover market segment has exploded with options in recent years, with more automakers providing mini-SUVs that are a size smaller than the best-selling Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape.  Such vehicles make perfect sense in D.C. Compact...
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...
The most popular cars in Europe tend to be small, fun to drive and luxurious for their size — not necessarily in terms of high-end features, but in the design and quality of their interiors, and the sophistication of...
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...
It’s hard to break into a market where an established competitor has such strong name recognition. Among gas-electric hybrids — vehicles whose gasoline engines are assisted by an electric motor — everyone knows the Toyota Prius. Similarly, the Nissan...
When you look for an entry-level luxury sedan, perhaps the first way to narrow down your list is to consider what level of sporty performance you desire. Most models in this class fall into the category of “sports sedan”...
There are lots of cars these days with “Sport” in their names. Sometimes “Sport” means “flashy-looking.” Sometimes it’s used as a diminutive, to indicate a smaller vehicle or the base model with the fewest options. On the redesigned 2017 Hyundai...

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