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...
The first hybrid sold in the United States was the 2000 Honda Insight. It backed up its innovative combination of gasoline and electric propulsion with futuristic space-pod styling. But its high price and two-seat capacity set it back against...
Most of today’s subcompact crossovers are brimming with personality. There are sporty models like the Fiat 500X, Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3. There are rugged ones like the Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek. And there are those that make...
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...
While economy cars tend to be popular as simple, affordable transportation, Mazda has added further appeal to its entry in this class. The Mazda3, sold as a sedan or five-door hatchback, makes use of its compact size to provide...
While pitching the redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry to a group of automotive journalists, the automaker's marketing team conceded that the country's best-selling midsize sedan was widely considered to be a little boring. That's all changed, Toyota assured the crowd...
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...
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...
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...
An automaker's flagship luxury sedan offers more than just some extra legroom. Especially when it's newly released, it's a showcase of the best qualities and amenities the brand can offer. It's a big four-door that illustrates what the company's...

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