by Chris Chase For the final instalment in our series of articles about buying a used compact luxury SUV, we’re examining the “other” half of the European slice of this vehicle segment. While BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo helped establish the compact luxury SUV category, later entries from Land Rover, Porsche, Jaguar, and Alfa Romeo... Read More.
In the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment’s early days, they were some of the least fuel-efficient mainstream models you could buy, as many of them were based on truck platforms. A move toward crossover SUV models that share underpinnings with cars helped reduce their fuel consumption, making them cheaper to run and boosting their popularity.... Read More.
For our second article about buying a used compact luxury crossover, we’re taking a look at the segment’s Japanese competitors. The Acura RDX was Japan’s first small upscale SUV model at its 2007 introduction. Acura redesigned it into a second generation in 2013 – the version we’re looking at today – and a third-gen model... Read More.
by Chris Chase Ram, Dodge, and Lexus are this year’s top-ranked brands for initial quality, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS), which was pubished August 31. As well, seven models from the Hyundai Motor Group’s Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands were rated best in their vehicle segments, the most for any car... Read More.
Last year, Mazda introduced the CX-30 subcompact crossover to fill a gap between its CX-3 and CX-5 SUV models, strengthening the company’s presence in a class where the CX-3 is a bit too small, being based on a tiny Mazda2 hatchback sold in other parts of the world. Despite its similar name, the CX-30 is... Read More.
Armoured vehicles are tailored to their individual customers and are truly custom built with varying degrees of bulletproof glass and accessories. In this blog post, we’ll cover five different categories of armoured vehicles: cash in transit, emergency response vehicles (ERV) or special purpose, limousines, armoured SUVs, and armoured sedans. Prices are not shown for most... Read More.
The Government of Canada has declared that all vehicle sales by 2040 will be electric vehicles (EV). But for that to happen, the next 19 years have to see a large influx in the adoption of EVs. Until now, each province has only seen an increase of single-digit percentages year over year. The leading issue... Read More.
Compact crossovers are among Canada’s most popular new vehicles, favoured for their combination of practical interior space and affordable fuel economy. So far in 2021, the segment’s best-selling models are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, and Nissan Rogue, which means you’re probably seeing a lot of them on the road. Perhaps... Read More.
Some cars have unique names that are instantly recognizable. These names are not just decided overnight: car manufacturers spend tons of money in product planning with each vehicle to develop names that match concept and appeal to consumers. Some nameplates that are really well known don’t last due to a myriad of reasons, but some... Read More.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more affordable as the technology improves and the cost of making EV-specific components like batteries and motors comes down. But while new electric vehicle (EV) prices are decreasing, they are still more expensive than comparable gas and hybrid models and may be out of reach even with government rebates. One... Read More.