by Chris Chase Mazda, Toyota and Lexus make today’s most reliable vehicles, according to the results of Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest predicted reliability ranking, published in late November. This annual evaluation is based on data that CR collects in its survey of owners. Those drivers are asked to rate how satisfied they are with 17... Read More.
by Chris Chase Depreciation is a term you’ll see mentioned frequently at OntarioCars.ca, given our focus on the used vehicle market. It’s the rate at which a car or truck loses value after it’s purchased new. Where depreciation is concerned, all vehicles are not created equal. A vehicle’s rate of depreciation depends on a number... Read More.
by Lori Straus Pickup trucks aren’t always the best choice for daily driving. It can be difficult to comfortably seat all your family in them, even if they have a second row. In addition, the lack of a bona fide trunk can make retrieving your bags difficult. We’ve collected lists of top vehicles with tow... Read More.
If you want proof of how much the full-size pickup truck market has changed recently, look no further than what’s under the hoods of some of the most popular models. We’d argue the changes began in 2011, when Ford introduced the F-150’s first EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Ram was next with the segment’s first light-duty diesel,... Read More.
Hauling anything behind your vehicle is not a task to be taken lightly, whether your plan is to tow a camper, a boat or a simple utility trailer. After the financial outlay (which is significant if you’re buying a boat or RV), you have to then get the hang of driving your new rig. However,... Read More.
Viewed on the map, Canada is significantly larger than the United States. But our relatively small population means that carmakers’ decisions about which vehicles they sell here are largely driven by the desires of U.S. buyers. From an economics point of view, it is most cost-effective for a company to sell the same cars in... Read More.
by Lori Straus Although car safety has increased dramatically over the years, safety ratings still show some cars are overall safer to drive than others. In this blog post, we’ll share with you tips for evaluating a vehicle’s safety as well as a few recent listings of the safest cars on the market. What to... Read More.
by Chris Chase Despite their high profile in the media, electric vehicles make up a small percentage of vehicle sales. For the most part, that’s because many drivers aren’t sure if an EV would suit their lifestyle. But another thing that has hurt take-up is the perception that charging an electric vehicle at home would... Read More.
by Chris Chase If you’ve got questions about battery-powered cars, you’re not alone. Every time I review an electric vehicle (EV), I can count on at least one stranger asking about some aspect of the ownership experience. The most common question after “How far will it go on a charge?” is “How long does it... Read More.
by Chris Chase The 1990s and 2000s saw automakers embrace retro vehicle designs in a bid to attract buyers with fond memories of cars they had owned decades earlier. Among the results of that trend were the Volkswagen New Beetle of the late 90s and the fifth-generation Ford Mustang introduced for 2005. But not all... Read More.