Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more affordable as the technology improves and the cost of making EV-specific components like batteries and motors comes down. But while new electric vehicle (EV) prices are decreasing, they are still more expensive than comparable gas and hybrid models and may be out of reach even with government rebates. One... 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.
by Chris Chase SUVs and crossovers have become so common that it’s easy to forget these vehicles were originally created to be utilitarian above all else. But despite many SUVs having evolved into stylish and refined daily drivers, you should still be able to expect some utility from them. If generous interior space is at... Read More.
If you’re waiting for electric vehicle prices to drop closer to those of conventional gasoline models, we hope you’re patient. EV prices are dropping, but it’s happening slowly. Regardless of what type of vehicle you want, you won’t find much for less than $40,000 – at least, not before any government rebates available in your... Read More.
Convertibles have long been objects of automotive desire, and in the 2000s automakers saw an opportunity to combine the romance of open-top driving with the refinement of a fixed roof in convertibles with folding hardtops. The retractable hardtop trend was not limited to any one country’s auto industry. The segment was dominated by domestic and... Read More.
by Chris Chase In 2010, the Porsche Panamera became the closest thing to a sedan the company had ever offered. This four-door car was conceived to compete with German mid- and full-size sedans like the BMW 5 and 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz E- and S-Class. What set the Panamera apart was its fastback body style,... 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 Car insurance is there to protect you if you make a mistake that damages another person’s vehicle or property or, in a worst-case scenario, injures someone. It also helps shield you from liability if you’re involved in a crash with someone who is driving without insurance. Even though it’s illegal to drive... Read More.
By Chris Chase Marking the beginning of a new year was particularly poignant as we flipped our calendars from 2020 to 2021 in the hopes of better things to come. After a brief hiccup early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the auto industry is just about back to normal and ready to roll out all kinds... Read More.
By Chris Chase Some of today’s best-known small cars, like the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Rabbit, first came to North America as hatchbacks. These cleverly designed cars helped establish a market for modern compact vehicles on this continent, after the rudimentary VW Beetle paved the way. After automakers expanded their small-car offerings with sedans, hatchbacks... Read More.