Crossover vs Car Fuel Economy

Among the many casualties of the auto industry’s transition to crossovers and SUVs is the subcompact car, which has largely disappeared from Canada’s new-vehicle market as subcompact crossovers have become the new entry-level offerings in many automakers’ portfolios. One effect of this change is that there are no longer many new vehicles you can buy

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Vehicles that are Great for Road Trips

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

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Vehicles with Long Range on One Tank on Fuel

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,

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CBB Best Residual Awards

Canadian Black Book (CBB) has announced the winners of its first-ever Best Residual Value Awards, which recognize the new car, truck, and SUV models expected to retain the most resale value in the future. CBB says the Best Residual Value Award program predicts how much of its original MSRP a new vehicle will retain after

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Used Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are starting to gain serious traction in the marketplace, thanks to the recent high-profile introductions of crossovers like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. But all three of those brands got their start in the electric vehicle segment with plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), which combine limited electric range with a

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How Do You Find the Most Efficient Vehicle by Class?

Aside from safety and reliability, one of the most important factors car buyers look for in their next vehicle is fuel efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll help you find the most efficient vehicles by class. What Is Fuel Efficiency? Fuel efficiency, also referred to as fuel economy, is a measurement of how many litres

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More Crossovers Designed for Off-Roading

About a year ago, we wrote about a few crossovers – utility vehicles designed primarily for paved roads – that have functional tweaks to enhance their off-road abilities. We’re still not sure if this is a short-lived trend or one that will persist as drivers demand more of a middle ground between basic crossovers and

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Gas vs Electric

The more the electric vehicle marketplace grows, the easier it gets to find exactly the type of EV you want. While the segment started out small with compact cars like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, you can now choose battery-powered mainstream and luxury SUVs, small and mid-size cars, and even a full-size pickup

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Hybrid Hatchbacks Used

Of all the technologies automakers have come up with to help drivers save on fuel costs, nothing works as well as a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. A conventional hybrid whose battery is charged solely through regenerative braking is a more affordable route to fuel savings than a plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle, which are more

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Unique Features in Vehicles

With so many unique features in vehicles these days, it can make your head spin. We’ve collected and sorted a few of them here in the hopes this article will help you prioritize what’s important to you. Driver Assistance Features With technology advancing as quickly as it is, it’s no surprise that car companies are

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