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.
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 Chris Chase When SUVs and crossovers first became popular as vehicles for daily driving, they were aimed mostly at buyers seeking off-road or all-weather traction and the general utility that comes with a larger, boxier vehicle. But as utility vehicle sales began to outpace those of cars, automakers realized there was an appetite for... 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 Chris Chase The auto industry is a fickle one. Frequent technology innovations and the changing tastes of car buyers mean a car manufacturer has to work hard to keep its offerings relevant. In this used-car article, we’re taking a look at a handful of cars that made strong starts but fell into obscurity. You... 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.