Mary Lowry

Subaru goes midsize with the roomy, powerful 2019 Ascent SUV

With seating for eight and a 5,000-pound towing capacity, Ascent gives Subie lovers a new option.

 

Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV gets even sportier for 2019

A re-tuned engine and suspension boost the zoom-zoom factor. Electronic parking brake helps, too.

 

Fuel economy boosted 30 percent in 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The blockbuster midsize sedan is also redesigned for a sleeker, sportier look inside and out.

 

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is roomy and fuel efficient

The midsize sedan seats five and delivers a three-digit mpg equivalent.

2018 Passat keeps Volkswagen styling tradition, beefs up engine

A new turbo 4 and sporty GT variant add some pizzazz to the midsize sedan.

Volvo’s new XC60 SUV flaunts XC90 flair, in slimmer form

The 2018 Volvo XC60 midsize luxury SUV literally saves lives. Three in one day, to be exact.

Kia Sorento near-luxury midsize SUV is freshened for 2019

The SXL AWD model is heartily equipped with deluxe features and driver assistance systems.

Tale of Two Toyota SUVs: one big, one small, both long-lived

Unassuming compact RAV4 and burly 4Runner appeal to diverse buyers.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, NWAPA’s Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year. It was also the winner in both the Extreme and Compact or Midsize categories in the competition. (Northwest Automotive Press Association photo)

Jeep Wrangler is Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

Twenty-six vehicles competed in the group’s annual Mudfest competition near Shelton in early May.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, NWAPA’s Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year. It was also the winner in both the Extreme and Compact or Midsize categories in the competition. (Northwest Automotive Press Association photo)

Acura MDX midsize SUV is luxurious and agile

For 2018, infotainment response time is faster, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are supported.

LC 500 puts Lexus back in the high performance coupe game

It challenges the luxury two-door market with sensational styling and the utmost in engineering

The Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV is reborn for 2018

Now built on Subaru’s global platform, the 2018 Crosstrek has superior ride, handling and comfort.

The Subaru Outback is a big hit with Washingtonians

Altered styling, interior upgrades and new multimedia systems are among the changes for 2018.

The Nissan Titan is a sturdy workhorse with a civilized ride

It offers a comfortable interior, solid construction, ease of handling and stalwart braking.

Preview: Ram Trucks delivers all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup

The sophisticated new 2019 Ram 1500 raises the stakes in the hot and highly competitive truck market

Bravado is what defines the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

The Infiniti Q60 premium sports coupe has powerful performance along with a high level of luxury.

Buick expands lineup with all-new Regal TourX model

Whether you see it as a wagon, an SUV or a crossover, the 2018 Buick Regal TourX is agreeable.

Ford Mustang is still a fantastic beast in 2018

A power boost to the V-8 engine and some tech enhancements make the sports car roar.

Cruising in the new Mazda6 and Miata is a joy for drivers

The sporty MX-5 coupe and 6 sedan do surprisingly well in the snow.

Redesigned face boosts 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s look

In a preview of the SUV, its infotainment system is highlighted among the many changes.