Autos: Research

2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible First Look: More Unique Touches

Friday  19:03,   12 january 2018

Union Jack taillight design gives the smallest Mini more flairThe refreshed 2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible don't appear all that different, but look closer and you'll find some cool new touches that add to their bubbly personality. Making their[...]

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ditches its Front Solid Axle for an Independent Suspension

Thursday  20:51,   11 january 2018

Mercedes-Benz doesn’t seem to want to wait for the Detroit Auto Show to talk about its all-new 2019 G-Class which, let’s be honest with ourselves here, looks like every other version of the G-Class that has ever existed since the 1970s. Yet[...]

AWD, 4WD, 4x4: What’s the Difference?

Thursday  19:36,   11 january 2018

The reader emails come strong and hard towards winter every year: “I’m looking at a new crossover. Do I need four-wheel drive (4WD), or all-wheel drive (AWD)?” “Does Subaru make a good 4x4 system?” “Are SUVs AWD or 4WD?” “What’s the best AWD[...]

Used Vehicle Review: Ford C-Max, 2013–2018

Wednesday  19:56,   10 january 2018

<p>With five seats, plenty of headroom, and a flexible cabin, the C-Max Hybrid, and the plug-in C-Max Energi variant aimed to deliver thrifty operation and flexible space</p>Compact hybrid[...]

Cars We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

Tuesday  19:12,   09 january 2018
Motor Trend

It's going to be another good yearPretty high on our list is the mid-engine Corvette. Chevrolet has tortured us long enough with camouflaged prototypes, and we can't wait for this new model that could make 850 hp through a 5.5-liter engine. It's [...]

When Is an Extended Car Warranty Worth It?

Sunday  21:52,   07 january 2018
Consumer Reports

My car salesman was pushing me to buy an extended warranty because I put a lot of miles on my car per year. Is it worth it? "You might be tempted to roll the cost of an extended warranty into you r new car purchase, but that means you're paying [...]

Buying Used: 2014-17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Tuesday  21:41,   02 january 2018

Chevrolet’s very first pickup truck was bound to appeal to the do-it-yourself crowd and future Ikea shoppers.&nbsp;Introduced in 1918, it used the car’s chassis, engine, transmission and the front sheet metal, but customers were expected to[...]

The Rising Popularity of Luxury Automobiles

Thursday  19:55,   21 december 2017

One of the most defining automotive trends in Canada in recent years, aside from the record-breaking number of vehicles sold, is the rising popularity of luxury vehicles.&nbsp;I am referring to top-tier, mid-level and semiluxury brands. Not[...]

Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport Features Cherry Red Roof

Tuesday  17:55,   19 december 2017

Limited edition model headed to the U.K.Mazda first showed off a cherry red-roofed Miata at the recent Tokyo auto show. After receiving positive feedback on this feature, Mazda has added it to the Z-Sport model for the U.K. The automaker says this[...]

What’s a Buick Avenir?

Friday  18:35,   15 december 2017

New Avenir sub-brand boosts Buick’s premium presenceThis ultimate trim package is destined to be shared across nearly all of the Buick lineup, in a manner similar to GMC’s premium Denali[...]

Are We Headed For 'Peak SUV?'

Friday  18:35,   15 december 2017

Perhaps the answer to free-falling sedan sales isn't for automakers to build more crossover SUVs, but to make their sedans more crossover-like.Perhaps an SUV in name only, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is uniquely available as a two-door[...]

What cars do Canadians want from Santa?

Thursday  22:36,   14 december 2017

The answers are both expected and, in some cases, quite surprising , according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). Research Research New Used New & Used Make Model #1 – SUVsSUVs topped all other vehicle types on Santa’s[...]

2019 Jaguar I-Pace First Look: Look Out Tesla, Here Comes Jaguar

Tuesday  18:05,   12 december 2017
Motor Trend

<p>Jag takes us for a ride in an I-Pace prototype</p>Jaguar engineers took time out from final calibration testing to give us a ride around Los Angeles in one of the first I-Paces built using production tooling. We weren't allowed behind the[...]

Care by Volvo, a new all-inclusive subscription service

Friday  21:06,   08 december 2017

After BOOK by Cadillac and Porsche Passport , Volvo is launching their own vehicle subscription service.&nbsp;The Swedish brand made the announcement this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and Volvo Canada also confirmed the service would[...]

Mojitos and Lift Kits: The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Is All Ready for Mopar Parts

Thursday  18:06,   07 december 2017
Car and Driver

Mojitos and Lift Kits: The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Is All Ready for Mopar PartsThe two kitted-out Wranglers at the L.A. auto show aren't limited-edition decal jobs—although you can be assured those will soon follow. They're sample creations using[...]