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.
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... Read More.
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... Read More.
February 2022 brought news of several significant new plug-in models, a redesign for one of Canada’s most desirable sport compact cars, and a brand-new compact SUV with off-road aspirations. Kia’s latest electric vehicle is the EV6, which promises to be its most driver-centric battery-powered model yet. Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo revealed details of its first-ever plug-in... Read More.
Shazam! That’s how striking some of the changes are that we’re expecting in the auto industry this year, especially with some of the new models for 2022. In this post, we’ll highlight some major changes in the 2022 electric vehicle market, the lasting effects of the chip shortage, and auto show updates. New Models for... Read More.
The auto industry is a tough crowd: If a vehicle doesn’t live up to sales expectations or no longer fits into its manufacturer’s vision, its days are usually numbered. The end of 2021 brings fewer such casualties than most model years. We counted just six models disappearing from automaker lineups this time, while 2020’s list... Read More.
Import brands have dominated news headlines over the last few weeks with announcements of new and updated models set to arrive in Canada through the first half of 2022. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect from Acura, Mazda, Porsche, Subaru, and Toyota in the coming months. 2023 Mazda CX-50 In January 2022, the... Read More.
The market for subcompact crossovers and SUVs has grown quickly in the last couple of years because, quite frankly, some automakers aren’t giving budget-oriented buyers many other choices. Subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are on their way out and being replaced by crossovers aimed at the same shoppers, only with higher prices. Small-SUV competition is so... Read More.
In 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added a headlight component to its extensive battery of vehicle safety tests, marking the first time any North American organization had evaluated headlight performance in new vehicles. This year, the IIHS combed through the five years of data it has compiled so far in its headlight... Read More.
Last year, Mazda introduced the CX-30 subcompact crossover to fill a gap between its CX-3 and CX-5 SUV models, strengthening the company’s presence in a class where the CX-3 is a bit too small, being based on a tiny Mazda2 hatchback sold in other parts of the world. Despite its similar name, the CX-30 is... Read More.