Selling pickup trucks is a competitive business in North America: The Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram 1500 full-size trucks are some of the most popular new vehicles in Canada. Full-size models are the stars of the pickup segment, but smaller trucks have made a comeback. The market for mid-size pickups took off... Read More.
Pickup trucks are some of the best-selling new vehicles in today’s marketplace, which is why it seems like they make up half the vehicles you see on the road. If there’s a V8 under the hood, they’re not especially thrifty for everyday use, but the burly V8s popular among pickup drivers have become more efficient... 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.
by Chris Chase Mazda, Toyota and Lexus make today’s most reliable vehicles, according to the results of Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest predicted reliability ranking, published in late November. This annual evaluation is based on data that CR collects in its survey of owners. Those drivers are asked to rate how satisfied they are with 17... Read More.
By Chris Chase Full-size pickup trucks are an important vehicle segment in Canada, with just half a dozen models making up an outsized percentage of the country’s annual new-vehicle sales. You can trace much of the full-size pickup’s popularity to relatively recent improvements in comfort and fuel economy, which have helped make these trucks more... Read More.
By Chris Chase J.D. Power has named Porsche and Dodge the industry’s top brands in the 2020 version of its annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study. The APEAL survey measures which vehicles are most likely to make their owners feel good about their purchase. It’s a less tangible thing than the organization’s initial... Read More.
If you want proof of how much the full-size pickup truck market has changed recently, look no further than what’s under the hoods of some of the most popular models. We’d argue the changes began in 2011, when Ford introduced the F-150’s first EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Ram was next with the segment’s first light-duty diesel,... Read More.
by Chris Chase Commercial work vans are hardly a new concept, but the vans themselves have become more modern in recent years. It’s a transition that began in the mid-2000s when Dodge began importing renamed Mercedes-Benz Sprinters after the DaimlerChrysler merger. Those first Sprinter models created an appetite in North America for workhorse vehicles designed... Read More.