Hybrid Hatchbacks Used

Of all the technologies automakers have come up with to help drivers save on fuel costs, nothing works as well as a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. A conventional hybrid whose battery is charged solely through regenerative braking is a more affordable route to fuel savings than a plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle, which are more

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Used Compact Luxury Hatchbacks

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

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2021 & 2022 Hatchbacks You Can Buy Now

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

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How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Vehicle

by Chris Chase Despite their high profile in the media, electric vehicles make up a small percentage of vehicle sales. For the most part, that’s because many drivers aren’t sure if an EV would suit their lifestyle. But another thing that has hurt take-up is the perception that charging an electric vehicle at home would

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Most Fuel Efficient 5 Year Old Cars

In the last decade, the auto industry has responded to consumer demands for more fuel-efficient vehicles with a variety of technological solutions. These have included innovations like direct fuel injection, turbocharging, and engines and transmissions with low-friction internal components. And then, of course, there are hybrid drive systems, which save fuel by relying partly on

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ALG 2020 Canadian Residual Value Awards

By Chris Chase Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) published its 2020 Canadian vehicle residual value awards in January, naming Toyota and Porsche its top brands for this model year. These annual awards recognize the vehicles that ALG’s industry watchers predict will hold their value best as they age; the company calculates residual value (also known as

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Same Car Different Name

by Chris Chase Using one vehicle platform to underpin different models is not a new practice in the auto industry. It gives a car maker a common starting point for a variety of vehicles and reduces R&D costs. A single platform might be used by different brands owned by the same parent company. Sometimes, companies

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