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Chevrolet Equinox 2024

Comparing Compact SUVs: Domestic vs. Import for 2024

When considering a compact SUV, it’s essential to compare offerings from both domestic and international car manufacturers. This helps make a well-informed choice, striking the right balance between performance, space, efficiency and value. Today, we compare the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox, 2023 Ford Escape, 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2024 Honda CR-V. Performance and Efficiency 2024 Chevrolet Equinox: Engine: Turbocharged Gas I4, producing 175 hp @ 5800 RPM and 203 lb-ft torque between 2000-4000 RPM. Fuel Efficiency: EnerGuide Estimate for the highway is 7.9 L/100 km. Emissions: 207 G/km of CO2. Transmission: 6-speed automatic. 2023 Ford Escape: Engine: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3, delivering 180 hp @ 6000 RPM and 199 lb-ft torque @ 3000 RPM. Fuel Efficiency: EnerGuide Estimate for the highway is 6.9 l/100 km. Emissions: 197 G/km of CO2. Transmission: 8-speed automatic with OD. 2023 Toyota RAV4: Engine: 2.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder, DOHC with Dual Variable Valve Timing, generating

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Discovering the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Balanced Act in the Canadian Compact SUV Market

Regarding compact SUVs, it’s often difficult to find that sweet spot between utility and style, fuel economy and performance. Yet, the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan seems to have found a comfortable niche in the market. As the SUV market in Canada continues to grow, consumers are spoiled for choice. But where does the Tiguan fit in? Overview The Tiguan rests under VW’s larger Atlas model, boasting European elegance, agile handling, and a thoughtful design. While it may not be a speed demon, the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion All Wheel Drive ensure an efficient and confidence-inspiring ride. The interior balances function with understated style, and for those who need extra seating, a third row is available, albeit with limited legroom. Interior and Cargo The Tiguan is one of the few compact SUVs that offers an optional third row of seating. Note this feature is best reserved for

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EV Battery on a Car frame

Understanding EV Battery Life: A Cautious Approach

The wave of electric vehicles (EVs) is steadily cresting, promising more sustainable transportation. While many are quickly hopping on this eco-friendly bandwagon, some of us tread a bit more cautiously with emerging technologies. The battery, often dubbed the heart of an EV, is a focal point of curiosity and sometimes concern. Let’s dive deeper into the intricacies of EV batteries to ensure we’re genuinely harnessing their potential. One term frequently mentioned in EV circles is Depth of Discharge (DOD). DOD measures how much of a battery’s stored energy has been used. For example, if your battery’s capacity is 100 kWh and you’ve used 50 kWh, then the DOD is 50%. While this might sound technical, understanding DOD is straightforward. Using the battery frequently but not depleting it too much (i.e., maintaining a low DOD) extends its lifespan. With this knowledge in hand, it’s also good to note that storing your

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Unveiling the 2024 Ram 1500: A Deep Dive into Canadian Automotive Excellence

We’re here to show you some automotive excellence with the 2024 Ram 1500. In this feature-packed article, we’ll take you on a thrilling ride through the heart of this vehicle, exploring its superb design, next-gen technology, unmatched capabilities, and unwavering commitment to safety. Buckle up as we unravel the secrets behind this automotive masterpiece, tailored for the Canadian marketplace. Captivating Design: Turning Heads at Every Turn The 2024 Ram 1500 has mastered the art of making an entrance. With an exterior that demands attention and an interior that pampers, this truck strikes a perfect balance between rugged and refined. A winner of design accolades, it transforms the ordinary into extraordinary. Luxurious interiors, genuine leather, and Class Exclusive rear reclining seats redefine comfort and elegance. Technology That Takes the Lead: Where Innovation Meets Intuition Step into the future with the advanced Uconnect® 5 multimedia system in the 2024 Ram 1500. Boasting

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What’s New with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado? A Look into the Future of Trucks

Welcome to a deep-dive into the much-anticipated 2024 Chevrolet Silverado, a vehicle that brings together heritage and modernity. In the world of heavy-duty, hard-working trucks, the Silverado lineage stands tall, and the 2024 model aims to uphold this tradition. Available in various trims and cab sizes, the 2024 Silverado caters to a range of needs and budgets, with prices starting at an accessible $44,899 and going up to $83,999 for the luxury trim. But what else does this incarnation of the Chevrolet flagship bring to the Canadian market? Under the Hood: Powertrain Options and Towing Capacity First, let’s explore under the hood. The Silverado offers a wide range of powertrain options, including a 2.7-litre four-cylinder at 310 horsepower and 430 pounds of torque, a turbodiesel 3.0-litre six-cylinder with 305 horsepower and 495 pounds of torque. A 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque reflecting its robust capabilities

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Dodge Hornet Front View

Dodge Hornet: A New Buzz in the Compact Crossover Segment for Canada

In 2023, Dodge has thrown its hat into the ring of the compact crossover segment with the all-new Hornet. Nestled just below the mid-sized Durango in Dodge’s lineup, the Hornet is set to compete with the likes of the Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-50, and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Available in several trims, including the GT AWD ($38,770 CAD), GT Plus AWD ($44,770 CAD), R/T PHEV EAWD ($53,295 CAD), and the R/T Plus PHEV EAWD ($59,295 CAD), there’s a Dodge Hornet to match various budgets and preferences. Trims and Technology: The Hornet’s entry into this competitive segment marks a significant step for Dodge. Its GT model, available in both base and GT Plus trims, comes well-equipped with a host of standard features. Among them, a large 10.3-inch infotainment display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 17-inch aluminum wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and dual-zone automatic climate control set the stage for a tech-rich

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Front Shot of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Exploring the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Power, Design, and Innovation

With a line-up that ranges from the robust Laredo 4×4, priced at $55,045, to the luxurious Summit Reserve 4×4, also offered at $77,045, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee appeals to a broad audience in the Canadian marketplace. But what makes this vehicle stand out? Engine: Power Meets Efficiency At the heart of the 2023 Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s new inline-six engine, aptly named “Hurricane.” This engineering marvel is replacing the old V8 and is expected to deliver between 420 to a massive 500 horsepower in its high-performance version. The familiar 3.6-liter V6, producing 293 horsepower, continues to be a reliable option for base models. The cherry on top is a hybrid powertrain based on a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that offers a combined output of 375 horsepower. Every powerplant in the lineup is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, ensuring smooth and efficient power delivery. Interior: Luxury Meets Utility Inside the

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Ford F-150 Lightning Towing

The Ford F-150 Lightning: Redefining Power and Practicality in the Canadian Automotive Landscape

Let’s delve into the world of electric trucks, focusing on a new electrifying addition to the Canadian marketplace, the Ford F-150 Lightning. Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s get a sense of the pricing: XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5.5′ Box: $79,000 LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5.5′ Box: $90,000 Platinum 4WD SuperCrew 5.5′ Box: $121,000 Remember, you can also uncover the Invoice Price for free, giving you even more control over your purchasing decision. Now, onto the good stuff! The Electric Revolution: F-150 Lightning: With the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), Ford has stepped up with the F-150 Lightning, bringing together the ruggedness and reliability of the classic F-150 with the eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness of electric power. The Lightning defies typical F-150 expectations. Floor the accelerator and you’ll encounter an instantaneous, forceful torque that pulls you back into your seat as if you’ve been rear-ended by a Peterbilt truck. Power and Performance

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Chevrolet Equinox 2024

Comparing Compact SUVs: Domestic vs. Import for 2024

When considering a compact SUV, it’s essential to compare offerings from both domestic and international car manufacturers. This helps make a well-informed choice, striking the right balance between performance, space, efficiency and value. Today, we compare the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox, 2023 Ford Escape, 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2024 Honda CR-V. Performance and Efficiency 2024 Chevrolet Equinox: Engine: Turbocharged Gas I4, producing 175 hp @ 5800 RPM and 203 lb-ft torque between 2000-4000 RPM. Fuel Efficiency: EnerGuide Estimate for the highway is 7.9 L/100 km. Emissions: 207 G/km of CO2. Transmission: 6-speed automatic. 2023 Ford Escape: Engine: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3, delivering 180 hp @ 6000 RPM and 199 lb-ft torque @ 3000 RPM. Fuel Efficiency: EnerGuide Estimate for the highway is 6.9 l/100 km. Emissions: 197 G/km of CO2. Transmission: 8-speed automatic with OD. 2023 Toyota RAV4: Engine: 2.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder, DOHC with Dual Variable Valve Timing, generating

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Volkswagen Tiguan Featured image

Discovering the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Balanced Act in the Canadian Compact SUV Market

Regarding compact SUVs, it’s often difficult to find that sweet spot between utility and style, fuel economy and performance. Yet, the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan seems to have found a comfortable niche in the market. As the SUV market in Canada continues to grow, consumers are spoiled for choice. But where does the Tiguan fit in? Overview The Tiguan rests under VW’s larger Atlas model, boasting European elegance, agile handling, and a thoughtful design. While it may not be a speed demon, the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion All Wheel Drive ensure an efficient and confidence-inspiring ride. The interior balances function with understated style, and for those who need extra seating, a third row is available, albeit with limited legroom. Interior and Cargo The Tiguan is one of the few compact SUVs that offers an optional third row of seating. Note this feature is best reserved for

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EV Battery on a Car frame

Understanding EV Battery Life: A Cautious Approach

The wave of electric vehicles (EVs) is steadily cresting, promising more sustainable transportation. While many are quickly hopping on this eco-friendly bandwagon, some of us tread a bit more cautiously with emerging technologies. The battery, often dubbed the heart of an EV, is a focal point of curiosity and sometimes concern. Let’s dive deeper into the intricacies of EV batteries to ensure we’re genuinely harnessing their potential. One term frequently mentioned in EV circles is Depth of Discharge (DOD). DOD measures how much of a battery’s stored energy has been used. For example, if your battery’s capacity is 100 kWh and you’ve used 50 kWh, then the DOD is 50%. While this might sound technical, understanding DOD is straightforward. Using the battery frequently but not depleting it too much (i.e., maintaining a low DOD) extends its lifespan. With this knowledge in hand, it’s also good to note that storing your

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Unveiling the 2024 Ram 1500: A Deep Dive into Canadian Automotive Excellence

We’re here to show you some automotive excellence with the 2024 Ram 1500. In this feature-packed article, we’ll take you on a thrilling ride through the heart of this vehicle, exploring its superb design, next-gen technology, unmatched capabilities, and unwavering commitment to safety. Buckle up as we unravel the secrets behind this automotive masterpiece, tailored for the Canadian marketplace. Captivating Design: Turning Heads at Every Turn The 2024 Ram 1500 has mastered the art of making an entrance. With an exterior that demands attention and an interior that pampers, this truck strikes a perfect balance between rugged and refined. A winner of design accolades, it transforms the ordinary into extraordinary. Luxurious interiors, genuine leather, and Class Exclusive rear reclining seats redefine comfort and elegance. Technology That Takes the Lead: Where Innovation Meets Intuition Step into the future with the advanced Uconnect® 5 multimedia system in the 2024 Ram 1500. Boasting

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What’s New with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado? A Look into the Future of Trucks

Welcome to a deep-dive into the much-anticipated 2024 Chevrolet Silverado, a vehicle that brings together heritage and modernity. In the world of heavy-duty, hard-working trucks, the Silverado lineage stands tall, and the 2024 model aims to uphold this tradition. Available in various trims and cab sizes, the 2024 Silverado caters to a range of needs and budgets, with prices starting at an accessible $44,899 and going up to $83,999 for the luxury trim. But what else does this incarnation of the Chevrolet flagship bring to the Canadian market? Under the Hood: Powertrain Options and Towing Capacity First, let’s explore under the hood. The Silverado offers a wide range of powertrain options, including a 2.7-litre four-cylinder at 310 horsepower and 430 pounds of torque, a turbodiesel 3.0-litre six-cylinder with 305 horsepower and 495 pounds of torque. A 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque reflecting its robust capabilities

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Dodge Hornet Front View

Dodge Hornet: A New Buzz in the Compact Crossover Segment for Canada

In 2023, Dodge has thrown its hat into the ring of the compact crossover segment with the all-new Hornet. Nestled just below the mid-sized Durango in Dodge’s lineup, the Hornet is set to compete with the likes of the Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-50, and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Available in several trims, including the GT AWD ($38,770 CAD), GT Plus AWD ($44,770 CAD), R/T PHEV EAWD ($53,295 CAD), and the R/T Plus PHEV EAWD ($59,295 CAD), there’s a Dodge Hornet to match various budgets and preferences. Trims and Technology: The Hornet’s entry into this competitive segment marks a significant step for Dodge. Its GT model, available in both base and GT Plus trims, comes well-equipped with a host of standard features. Among them, a large 10.3-inch infotainment display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 17-inch aluminum wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and dual-zone automatic climate control set the stage for a tech-rich

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Front Shot of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Exploring the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Power, Design, and Innovation

With a line-up that ranges from the robust Laredo 4×4, priced at $55,045, to the luxurious Summit Reserve 4×4, also offered at $77,045, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee appeals to a broad audience in the Canadian marketplace. But what makes this vehicle stand out? Engine: Power Meets Efficiency At the heart of the 2023 Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s new inline-six engine, aptly named “Hurricane.” This engineering marvel is replacing the old V8 and is expected to deliver between 420 to a massive 500 horsepower in its high-performance version. The familiar 3.6-liter V6, producing 293 horsepower, continues to be a reliable option for base models. The cherry on top is a hybrid powertrain based on a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that offers a combined output of 375 horsepower. Every powerplant in the lineup is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, ensuring smooth and efficient power delivery. Interior: Luxury Meets Utility Inside the

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Ford F-150 Lightning Towing

The Ford F-150 Lightning: Redefining Power and Practicality in the Canadian Automotive Landscape

Let’s delve into the world of electric trucks, focusing on a new electrifying addition to the Canadian marketplace, the Ford F-150 Lightning. Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s get a sense of the pricing: XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5.5′ Box: $79,000 LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5.5′ Box: $90,000 Platinum 4WD SuperCrew 5.5′ Box: $121,000 Remember, you can also uncover the Invoice Price for free, giving you even more control over your purchasing decision. Now, onto the good stuff! The Electric Revolution: F-150 Lightning: With the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), Ford has stepped up with the F-150 Lightning, bringing together the ruggedness and reliability of the classic F-150 with the eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness of electric power. The Lightning defies typical F-150 expectations. Floor the accelerator and you’ll encounter an instantaneous, forceful torque that pulls you back into your seat as if you’ve been rear-ended by a Peterbilt truck. Power and Performance

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