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Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV gets even sportier for 2019

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.

Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV gets even sportier for 2019
Fuel economy boosted 30 percent in 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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.

Fuel economy boosted 30 percent in 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is roomy and fuel efficient

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is roomy and fuel efficient

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

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is roomy and fuel efficient
2018 Passat keeps Volkswagen styling tradition, beefs up engine

2018 Passat keeps Volkswagen styling tradition, beefs up engine

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

2018 Passat keeps Volkswagen styling tradition, beefs up engine
Volvo’s new XC60 SUV flaunts XC90 flair, in slimmer form

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.

Volvo’s new XC60 SUV flaunts XC90 flair, in slimmer form
Kia Sorento near-luxury midsize SUV is freshened for 2019

Kia Sorento near-luxury midsize SUV is freshened for 2019

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

Kia Sorento near-luxury midsize SUV is freshened for 2019
Tale of Two Toyota SUVs: one big, one small, both long-lived

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

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

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

Acura MDX midsize SUV is luxurious and agile

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

Acura MDX midsize SUV is luxurious and agile
LC 500 puts Lexus back in the high performance coupe game

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

LC 500 puts Lexus back in the high performance coupe game
The Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV is reborn for 2018

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 Crosstrek compact SUV is reborn for 2018
The Subaru Outback is a big hit with Washingtonians

The Subaru Outback is a big hit with Washingtonians

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

The Subaru Outback is a big hit with Washingtonians
The Nissan Titan is a sturdy workhorse with a civilized ride

The Nissan Titan is a sturdy workhorse with a civilized ride

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

The Nissan Titan is a sturdy workhorse with a civilized ride
Preview: Ram Trucks delivers all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup

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

Preview: Ram Trucks delivers all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup
Bravado is what defines the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

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.

Bravado is what defines the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400
Buick expands lineup with all-new Regal TourX model

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.

Buick expands lineup with all-new Regal TourX model
Ford Mustang is still a fantastic beast in 2018

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.

Ford Mustang is still a fantastic beast in 2018
Cruising in the new Mazda6 and Miata is a joy for drivers

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.

Cruising in the new Mazda6 and Miata is a joy for drivers
Redesigned face boosts 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s look

Redesigned face boosts 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s look

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

Redesigned face boosts 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s look
Taking in the movable feast of the Chicago Auto Show

Taking in the movable feast of the Chicago Auto Show

All-new models, updates of existing favorites take center stage at the annual industry meeting.

Taking in the movable feast of the Chicago Auto Show
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