Back in May, a story broke that the Integra 2023 would be Acura’s last vehicle with an internal combustion engine. Is Acura actually moving away from ICE cars? We cover everything in this article. What Is an Internal Combustion Engine? Combustion involves releasing energy by mixing fuel and air. In the case of an internal... Read More.
The proliferation of SUV models in today’s marketplace means there’s one out there to suit almost anyone’s needs. This is especially true in the luxury categories, where many upscale automakers now offer crossover coupes that share their rugged drivetrains with SUVs but look sportier. Most of the mid-size SUV/crossover coupes come from German luxury brands,... Read More.
Import brands have dominated news headlines over the last few weeks with announcements of new and updated models set to arrive in Canada through the first half of 2022. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect from Acura, Mazda, Porsche, Subaru, and Toyota in the coming months. 2023 Mazda CX-50 In January 2022, the... Read More.
In 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added a headlight component to its extensive battery of vehicle safety tests, marking the first time any North American organization had evaluated headlight performance in new vehicles. This year, the IIHS combed through the five years of data it has compiled so far in its headlight... 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 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... Read More.
by Lori Straus If you’re the type of driver who tries their best to buy one car and keep it for longer than a decade, what car should you buy? Every year, iseecars.com, an automotive research firm, releases results of the cars that have been kept the most by a single owner for at least... Read More.
By Chris Chase Introduced in 2015, the Acura TLX is the brand’s mid-sized luxury sedan model. It replaced the TL, a car that spanned four generations between the mid-1990s and 2014. While this first-generation TLX looks plainer than its predecessor, its drivetrain promised better performance. A then-new four-cylinder option came with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission,... Read More.
Buying a used car can feel a bit like wandering through the Wild West. How do you know whether the seller you’re dealing with is being honest about the vehicle you’re buying? Still, the used marketplace is tempting with its lower prices compared to new vehicles, especially if you’re looking for a car or truck... Read More.
Every new auto industry model year is a reminder that just because a vehicle is popular doesn’t mean it will stick around forever. The end of 2020 will see several well-known cars vanish from Canada’s marketplace, including a few mainstream favourites. Unsurprisingly, most of the cars disappearing from showrooms this year are sedans and hatchbacks,... Read More.