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.
by Chris Chase These days, few vehicle segments are more competitive than the compact luxury crossover SUV class. These models are popular for combining refinement, performance and practicality with accessible prices. The dominant entries come from European and Japanese brands, while North America’s luxury automakers are more recent converts. And all of those companies now... Read More.
By Lori Straus Consumer Reports published their first safety ratings for vehicles with driving assistance in 2018. Both years, Cadillac’s Super Cruise came out on top. What is it about Cadillac’s driver assistance feature that the magazine loves? In this blog post, we’ll share the highlights of the article and explain the basics of automated... 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.
by Chris Chase Last month, J.D. Power released its 2020 initial quality study (IQS), the auto industry research firm’s annual snapshot of how happy new-vehicle buyers are with their purchases. Kia repeated its 2019 top-spot finish among mainstream brands, but this time in a tie with Dodge. While we’re not surprised to see Kia top... Read More.
by Chris Chase Eight-cylinder engines are out of fashion in many vehicle segments, thanks to modern technology that allows six-cylinder motors — and even some four-cylinders — to make as much power as V8s used to be known for. Still, a V8 remains one of the most straightforward ways to generate the power needed for... Read More.
by Chris Chase As a mainstream vehicle type, the luxury SUV is a modern invention. Previously, large upscale utilities existed on the fringes of the marketplace, with the oldest models coming from humble roots. Land Rover’s Range Rover began in the 1970s as a rugged means of traversing the English countryside, and the original Mercedes-Benz... Read More.