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.
By Chris Chase Like any new technology, buying an electric vehicle can be an intimidating prospect the first time around. But while there are some major differences between owning and driving an EV and a gas-powered car, most of the used-EV buying process will be familiar if you’ve bought a used car or truck before.... Read More.
by Chris Chase Last month, J.D. Power released its 2020 initial quality study (IQS), the auto industry research firm’s annual snapshot of how happy new-vehicle buyers are with their purchases. Kia repeated its 2019 top-spot finish among mainstream brands, but this time in a tie with Dodge. While we’re not surprised to see Kia top... 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.