Over the last decade, many upscale car manufacturers have expanded their lineups with lower-priced models to attract shoppers who want the image a luxury vehicle projects as much as the posh features they come equipped with. But that doesn’t mean upscale brands are ignoring the demand for top-line prestige models. That’s especially true on the... Read More.
What’s the Difference Between a Full, Mild, and Plug-in Hybrid
For those interested in electric vehicles (EVs) but worried about range anxiety, a hybrid can be an ideal alternative. But how do you pick the right one? Let’s go over the differences between full, mild, and plug-in hybrids to help you find your perfect match. Full Hybrid Vehicles Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) typically come... Read More.
Mid-Sized Sedan Comparison
When Chrysler, Ford, and Mazda exited the mid-size sedan segment between 2017 and 2021, it seemed like the family car class was on the verge of disappearing altogether. As it turned out, rumours of the family sedan’s imminent death were exaggerated, but there are signs that more attrition could be on the way: Chevrolet and... Read More.
Compact Sedan Comparison
For many years, the compact sedan segment was the anchor of the Canadian new-vehicle marketplace and the source of some of the country’s best-selling vehicles. Compact sedans can no longer boast that kind of sales supremacy, but they remain an important part of Canada’s automotive landscape for their combination of affordable price, efficient performance, and... Read More.
Automatic vs. Manual Transmission
The debate between automatic and manual transmissions (a.k.a. stick shift) has lasted decades and will probably always be a topic of conversation among auto enthusiasts. When you set out to buy a new car, one of the first things you should consider is what kind of transmission you want. To help you decide, we’ve made... Read More.
Family Friendly PHEVs
A few years ago, it looked like plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) would be the way of the future for the hybrid model segment. But the pace at which battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology is advancing means PHEVs may end up being a blip in the growth of the plug-in vehicle marketplace. Still, PHEVs offer a... Read More.
Comparison: Electric vs Gas, for Road Trips
Wondering how much fuel will cost you on a road trip? A big factor is what kind of car you’re driving. A regular gas-powered car runs on an internal combustion engine (ICE) whereas an electric vehicle (EV) relies on a battery pack. Let’s look at how you can calculate the average cost to fuel an... Read More.
SUV Coupe Comparison
In the late 2000s, BMW created the SUV coupe vehicle segment with the X6, which combined the existing X5 SUV’s ground clearance and all-wheel traction with a sleeker body. The mid-size X6’s success prompted BMW to expand its SUV coupe offerings in 2015 with the compact X4, which was based on the already-popular X3 model.... Read More.
What Does It Cost to Charge Your Vehicle on the Road?
Thinking about trading in your gas-powered car for an electric one? Then you’ve probably wondered how much it’ll cost to keep it running. To get an accurate estimate, it’s useful to understand different charging levels, how to find charging stations, and what incentives can help you with your EV purchase. What Are Charging Levels? EV... Read More.
Crossover vs Car Fuel Economy
Among the many casualties of the auto industry’s transition to crossovers and SUVs is the subcompact car, which has largely disappeared from Canada’s new-vehicle market as subcompact crossovers have become the new entry-level offerings in many automakers’ portfolios. One effect of this change is that there are no longer many new vehicles you can buy... Read More.