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... Read More.
The proliferation of SUV models in today’s marketplace means there’s one out there to suit almost anyone’s needs. This is especially true in the luxury categories, where many upscale automakers now offer crossover coupes that share their rugged drivetrains with SUVs but look sportier. Most of the mid-size SUV/crossover coupes come from German luxury brands,... Read More.
Subcompact cars are common in today’s luxury car marketplace, conceived by upscale automakers to foster brand loyalty among drivers who are younger and less-affluent than the traditional luxury-car buyer. While today’s entry-level luxury offerings are mostly a mix of small sedans and crossovers, many early upscale subcompacts for North America were hatchbacks. Those are the... Read More.
In this installment in our series of articles aimed at helping you buy a used luxury compact crossover, we’re looking at a handful of the earliest European models to join this now-popular segment. BMW has one of the longest track records in this field, having introduced its X3 in 2004. For this article, though, we’re... Read More.
by Lori Straus Van life has become a lifestyle in the past decade, like minimalist living and the tiny house movement. Only, instead of retaining your apartment or home, or trying to find a place in the city that allows for a tiny home, van life is transitory. You get rid of almost everything, pack... Read More.
Today, upscale European automakers are the only ones that believe there’s some life left in the station wagon segment, mostly because these vehicles are still considered desirable by drivers in their home market. In North America, that means the only station wagons left are sporty premium models whose prices may be out of your reach.... Read More.
In the first two instalments in our high-versus-low series comparing similar mainstream and upscale vehicles, we pitted pairs of new vehicles against each other. This time, we’re switching our focus to the used-vehicle marketplace. In this matchup, our “high” option is the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a compact wagon that packaged some of the brand’s upscale touches... Read More.
by Chris Chase As we discussed in the first instalment in our High vs Low series, upscale automakers have injected a lot more variety into the marketplace in recent years. Much of that change has been driven by the addition of compact models aimed at first-time car buyers or shoppers looking for their first luxury... Read More.
by Chris Chase After the purchase price and maintenance costs, paying for fuel is one of the most expensive aspects of owing a vehicle. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the annual cost of keeping a car or truck fueled up ranges from $1,000 to more than $7,000, depending on the model you choose. With... Read More.
by Lori Straus An important factor in deciding what car you want to buy is what other people think about that car. You’ll likely research reviews, both by professionals and by car owners. A statistic related to review research is brand loyalty: how many people buy from the same brand again? In this blog post,... Read More.