Crossovers and SUVs are the focus of this month’s roundup of new vehicle announcements, and like January’s headlines, nearly all of those new models incorporate electrification. Among mainstream automakers, Mazda and Toyota are ready to roll out their newest mid-size, three-row crossovers, both of which will offer hybrid powertrains, while Volkswagen and Subaru have revised... Read More.
If you’re keen on saving energy (and money) while driving, you’ve probably tried efficient driving techniques, like gentle acceleration and deceleration. But what if you could ease the strain on your car by avoiding the brakes altogether? In this article, we’ll cover what one-pedal driving is, which vehicles have it, some of its benefits, and... Read More.
In this month’s notable auto news headlines, we learn the first details of Ferrari’s first-ever SUV model, the Purosangue, which eschews high-tech hybrid technology for an old-school V12 engine. Meanwhile, the BMW XM SUV continues the brand’s transition away from combustion engines as its first high-performance M model with an electrified powertrain. Nissan is making... Read More.
If gas prices are making you rethink your decision about switching to an electric vehicle, consider a hybrid. Out of the three types of hybrid vehicles (full, mild, and plug-in), we recommend plug-in hybrids as a great option for those interested in EVs but not ready to make the transition to all-electric. To help you... Read More.
Many Canadians find automatic cars easier to drive, but some still prefer the higher level of driver involvement that comes with a manual transmission. Although many new cars aren’t being produced with manual transmission as standard equipment, more options are still out there than you may think. If you’re considering a manual transmission in your... Read More.
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.
If you’re planning a summer full of road trips, you’ll need the right vehicle. Your search should factor in things like how many passengers you’ll have, how far you intend to go, and how much you’ll be packing. In this post, we’ll look at some of the best road trip vehicles to help you find... Read More.
This month, our auto industry news roundup goes back to the future with initial details of a Delorean EV concept inspired by the car that starred in the 1980s time-travel movie franchise. If you’d rather stay in the present day, Toyota has updated its Corolla lineup for 2023 with more powerful hybrid powertrains, and a... Read More.
Previously, we discussed how to find the most fuel-efficient vehicle by class. In this post, we’ll look at some vehicles with a long driving range on one tank of fuel or, in the case of electric vehicles, one full battery charge. First, let’s go over some terminology. Fuel efficiency refers to how much fuel (gas,... Read More.
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) continue to dominate automotive news headlines, with Toyota’s first mainstream BEV, the BZ4X, set to arrive imminently at its Canadian dealerships, while BMW’s first-ever fully electric 7 Series will be here by the end of the year. Meanwhile, a Mercedes-Benz electric concept recently completed a 1,000-km journey on a single charge,... Read More.