The mid-size pickup truck segment is a relatively new one, effectively created in 2015 when General Motors redesigned its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models. The new trucks were larger and more refined, with interior space that qualified them for the mid-size designation instead of their predecessors’ compact classification. Since then, other small trucks have... Read More.
As you’ve seen in our previous fuel economy comparison articles, engine technology has done a lot to improve fuel efficiency in all sorts of vehicles, from compact sedans to pickup trucks. In this article, we’ll look at fuel economy in the full-size SUV segment, where domestic and Japanese automakers pair truck-like capability with the flexibility... Read More.
Have you noticed more pickup trucks on the road lately? We certainly have. According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), pickup trucks were four of the top 10 bestselling new vehicles in the first half of 2021 in Canada. Whereas passenger car sales dropped by 7.8% in the first quarter this year compared to the same... Read More.
Is it possible? Can a car actually power a house? We’re getting there. In this article, we’ll show you a couple of technologies already in development for Canadians that can at least help you out during a power outage. Bi-Directional Charging and Discharging Let’s clarify a few basics. First, to charge electric vehicles (EVs) and... 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.
The 2022 model year will be a big one in the pickup truck segment. We’ve already told you about the forthcoming Ford F-150 Lightning, which will be among the first all-electric pickups when it goes on sale next spring, followed by battery-powered trucks from Rivian, Tesla, and GMC. But there are also changes coming to... Read More.
by Chris Chase Ram, Dodge, and Lexus are this year’s top-ranked brands for initial quality, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS), which was pubished August 31. As well, seven models from the Hyundai Motor Group’s Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands were rated best in their vehicle segments, the most for any car... Read More.
Compact crossovers are among Canada’s most popular new vehicles, favoured for their combination of practical interior space and affordable fuel economy. So far in 2021, the segment’s best-selling models are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, and Nissan Rogue, which means you’re probably seeing a lot of them on the road. Perhaps... Read More.