The proliferation of SUV models in today’s marketplace means there’s one out there to suit almost anyone’s needs. This is especially true in the luxury categories, where many upscale automakers now offer crossover coupes that share their rugged drivetrains with SUVs but look sportier. Most of the mid-size SUV/crossover coupes come from German luxury brands,... Read More.
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... Read More.
Every year, Las Vegas’s Consumer Electronics Show plays host to some of the world’s most innovative technological innovations. In recent years, automobiles have become a fixture at CES, thanks to the rise of in-car electronics and tech-intensive electric vehicles. Several automakers used the 2022 CES to showcase forthcoming battery-powered production models as well as some... Read More.
So you’re a family driver ready to ditch your aging minivan for a trendier SUV model, but you’re nervous about how much your fuel costs will increase. That’s a valid concern: SUVs and crossovers are often criticized for being less efficient than the minivans and sedans that once dominated the family-car market.However, if you shop... Read More.
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle but are finding that your options for entry-level models seem very different than the last time you went car shopping, you’re not making it up. Several car brands have dropped out of Canada’s traditionally popular subcompact and compact car segments in the last few years, choosing... Read More.
by Chris Chase After the purchase price and maintenance costs, paying for fuel is one of the most expensive aspects of owing a vehicle. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the annual cost of keeping a car or truck fueled up ranges from $1,000 to more than $7,000, depending on the model you choose. With... Read More.
Here’s the latest instalment in our “old versus new” series of used-vehicle articles, where we compare the reliability of two subsequent generations of popular car and truck models. In this article, we look at three vehicles aimed at different audiences. The Toyota Corolla is a compact economy car known for its reliability and fuel efficiency.... Read More.
by Chris Chase Honda redesigned its CR-V compact crossover in 2017, introducing the fifth generation of a vehicle that helped create the segment in the late 1990s. It was the first CR-V with a turbocharged engine, a move that sounds like it was geared toward improving performance, but was really more about reducing fuel consumption.... Read More.
by Lori Straus A cabin air filter will cost you maybe $10 or $20, and replacing your old one will take you about 15 minutes and save you a trip to the garage. The result: Much cleaner air inside the car. What? You didn’t know you had a cabin air filter? Then replace it as... Read More.
by Lori Straus With winter fast approaching, now is a good time to shop for a remote starter if your car doesn’t already have one. This can be a little tricky with older vehicles, but installing an aftermarket remote starter is possible for most makes and models. In this blog post, we’ll cover a few... Read More.