If you’re in the market for a new vehicle but are finding that your options for entry-level models seem very different than the last time you went car shopping, you’re not making it up. Several car brands have dropped out of Canada’s traditionally popular subcompact and compact car segments in the last few years, choosing... Read More.
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... Read More.
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... Read More.
by Chris Chase In 2010, the Porsche Panamera became the closest thing to a sedan the company had ever offered. This four-door car was conceived to compete with German mid- and full-size sedans like the BMW 5 and 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz E- and S-Class. What set the Panamera apart was its fastback body style,... Read More.
by Chris Chase Spring is in the air, which means countless driving enthusiasts will soon be enjoying a summer of fun in the sporty cars they’ve brought out of storage. If the prospect of warm weather and dry roads has you itching for your own two-door toy, allow us to enable you with a reminder... Read More.
By Chris Chase With spring and its promise of warmer weather approaching, we’re turning our attention toward the market for sporty two-door cars. In our last article, we gave you some tips on how to shop for a handful of rear-wheel drive coupes from Scion, Subaru, Hyundai and Nissan. This time, we’ll focus on the... Read More.
by Chris Chase Springtime usually awakens driving-enthusiast fantasies of sports cars and convertibles, but as is the way in today’s marketplace, new SUV and crossover models are making most of the headlines as the weather warms up this year. And there’s a pretty impressive variety of new and redesigned SUVs on their way to Ontario’s... Read More.
by Chris Chase As we discussed in the first instalment in our High vs Low series, upscale automakers have injected a lot more variety into the marketplace in recent years. Much of that change has been driven by the addition of compact models aimed at first-time car buyers or shoppers looking for their first luxury... Read More.
by Chris Chase Late-model vehicles are more dependable than ever, according to the latest data from the auto industry analysts at JD Power, whose 2021 dependability study noted a 10 per cent drop in complaints from owners of three-year-old cars and trucks compared with last year. The study’s three-year timeframe means that 2018 models are... Read More.
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... Read More.