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...
Last week, we tested the Honda Civic — a spacious and fun to drive compact sedan that offers wide appeal at affordable prices. You could argue that the Civic is a bargain in some respects. Most cars with this...
When the Kia Soul hit the market as a 2010 model, it was an unexpected smash hit. In hindsight, though, its strengths were easy enough to pin down: a winning combination of head-turning looks, economy-car pricing and a surprisingly...
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...
Upon hearing the Jeep name, the first image frequently summoned is the Wrangler — the heavy-duty rough-and-tumble model that traces its lineage directly back to World War II military vehicles. But most of Jeep’s latest new models have been crossovers...
When choosing between two size classes of vehicle, there are generally two main factors to consider. First, there's the obvious: Larger vehicles tend to have more space, providing additional room for passengers and cargo. But another consideration is that bigger...
They’re so ubiquitous that they have their own nickname: “CamCord.” That’s the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, which have been America’s two best-selling midsize sedans for most of the last two decades. The Camry has built a sterling reputation...
It takes an attentive eye to spot the updates to the redesigned 2018 Audi Q5. The brand's best-selling product, a compact premium crossover, is entering its second generation with subtle changes to a successful formula. Since its introduction as a...
Traditionally, luxury sedans have included big, powerful engines. High cylinder counts guaranteed smooth, effortless power and an elegant soundtrack. Today, it’s easier than ever to find an almost absurdly powerful luxury sedan. Two recently tested models — the Volvo S90...
Subcompact cars are a great choice for a crowded city. Maneuverable and easy to park, they can be a perfect fit for D.C. Of course, the typical subcompact car is an entry-level vehicle with spartan interior decor, few high-end...

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