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.
Looking to cruise through the warm weather in style while still maintaining a budget? In this post, we’ll look at some popular roadsters under $20,000 that are perfect for the sunny months. Mazda Miata MX-5 First released in 1989, the Mazda Miata MX-5 is a light-weight convertible that practically screams “summer.” Its sleek design and... Read More.
So you’re a family driver ready to ditch your aging minivan for a trendier SUV model, but you’re nervous about how much your fuel costs will increase. That’s a valid concern: SUVs and crossovers are often criticized for being less efficient than the minivans and sedans that once dominated the family-car market.However, if you shop... Read More.
If you want to trace the origins of the subcompact crossover segment, you don’t have to go very far back in time. The Subaru Crosstrek (originally the XV Crosstrek) and Mitsubishi RVR created this now-popular category in the early 2010s. It took a few years for other automakers to catch up, but now, just about... Read More.
As some mainstream automakers phase out cars in favour of more popular utility models, they’re shifting their sporty vehicle focus onto crossovers aimed at enthusiastic drivers. So far, Ford has been among the brands most keen to add on-road performance to their SUVs, with ST versions of the mid-sized Edge and Explorer. Hyundai will be... Read More.
by Chris Chase Mazda has officially been in business in Canada since 1968, but the Japanese company is much older than that, tracing its roots to its founding in Hiroshima in 1920. So this year the brand is celebrating its centennial with a series of special editions, including this one, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 100th... Read More.