When Chrysler, Ford, and Mazda exited the mid-size sedan segment between 2017 and 2021, it seemed like the family car class was on the verge of disappearing altogether. As it turned out, rumours of the family sedan’s imminent death were exaggerated, but there are signs that more attrition could be on the way: Chevrolet and... Read More.
For many years, the compact sedan segment was the anchor of the Canadian new-vehicle marketplace and the source of some of the country’s best-selling vehicles. Compact sedans can no longer boast that kind of sales supremacy, but they remain an important part of Canada’s automotive landscape for their combination of affordable price, efficient performance, and... Read More.
If you’re planning some camping trips this summer, you’ll want to find the right vehicle. Whether you camp in a tent, under the stars, or decide to sleep inside your vehicle, we’ll help you find the perfect match. Best Camping Cars Technically, if all you need is to load up some stuff, you can take... Read More.
About a year ago, we wrote about a few crossovers – utility vehicles designed primarily for paved roads – that have functional tweaks to enhance their off-road abilities. We’re still not sure if this is a short-lived trend or one that will persist as drivers demand more of a middle ground between basic crossovers and... 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.
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.
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.
by Chris Chase If you read OntarioCars.ca regularly, you’ll have seen us mention many times that small cars are disappearing, often to be replaced with subcompact crossovers and SUVs. That’s great for people who like SUVs, and for the car manufacturers who sell them. But what about fuel economy? If you’ve spent decades driving small... Read More.
As automakers continue to add new small crossovers to their lineups, the market for compact hatchbacks is shrinking. But this group of practical and affordable small cars isn’t dead yet: Honda has an all-new Civic Hatchback coming out, and VW has redesigned its GTI sport compact. Kia, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota still have compact hatchbacks... Read More.
The compact sedan class is smaller than it used to be, thanks to the continued popularity of small crossover models. But the cars themselves, while fewer in number, are better than ever. Most come standard with comfort and convenience features you would have paid extra for in the past, and some are as roomy inside... Read More.