Premium vs Economy Mercedes-Benz B-Class vs Kia Rondo

In the first two instalments in our high-versus-low series comparing similar mainstream and upscale vehicles, we pitted pairs of new vehicles against each other. This time, we’re switching our focus to the used-vehicle marketplace. In this matchup, our “high” option is the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a compact wagon that packaged some of the brand’s upscale touches

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Crossovers Designed for Off-Roading

by Chris Chase Crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) were originally conceived to capitalize on the popularity of truck-like SUVs while offering car-like fuel economy and driving feel. In the last few years, though, automakers have started building off-road-friendly CUV options that bridge the gap between comfortable daily drivers and rugged SUVs. If a crossover with some

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2021 NRCan Most Efficient Electric Cars

If you’ve been following our coverage of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) list of the most efficient vehicles, you’ve probably read our articles about the conventionally powered car and SUV/truck models that use the least fuel. For our third and final instalment, we’re moving into the newer territory of plug-in electric vehicles. NRCan splits the list

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NRCan Most Fuel Efficient 2021 Trucks

by Chris Chase Welcome to the second instalment in our series of articles detailing Natural Resources Canada’s most fuel-efficient vehicles for the 2021 model year. In our introductory story, we told you about the top-ranked car models. This time around, we’re looking at the pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers that offer the lowest fuel consumption

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Japanese Mid-Sized Luxury SUVs

By Chris Chase Despite their long history in the sector, Japanese automakers have less experience building upscale vehicles than European or American manufacturers. However, that hasn’t stopped Japan’s car companies from staking their claim in the profitable luxury vehicle segments. Honda established its Acura brand in 1986, while Nissan and Toyota rolled out their Infiniti

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Old vs New, Toyota, Ford, BMW

Here’s the latest instalment in our “old versus new” series of used-vehicle articles, where we compare the reliability of two subsequent generations of popular car and truck models. In this article, we look at three vehicles aimed at different audiences. The Toyota Corolla is a compact economy car known for its reliability and fuel efficiency.

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