2018 Ford EcoSport review with video

The basics: Starting price: $22,099 + tax As tested: $27,599 + tax Over average fuel economy: 6.9 L/100 kms (in the 1-litre models), 9.6 L/100 kms (in the 2-litre models) Competitors: Chevrolet Trax, Honda HRV, Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR, etc Ford came out with an interesting bit of news last month. The company announced that it’s pretty much getting out […]

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Plus

The basics: Base price: $31,999 + tax (SE) As tested: $36,499 + tax (Limited) Average fuel economy over a week: 2.8 L/100 kms (84 US MPG) Competition: Honda Clarity, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius Prime, etc. Well, the time is quickly approaching for the Karchut family to replace our Volvo station wagon. And after covering our roof with solar panels, we’re […]

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2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid review with video

The basics: Base price: $39,900 + tax As tested: $43,900 + tax Average fuel economy over a week of driving: Competition: Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius Prime, VW e-Golf, etc. In case you haven’t noticed, the plug-in hybrid movement is really starting to pick-up steam. We’re seeing manufacturers from Chevy to Volvo coming out with viable options […]

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Mechanical March: Synthetic versus conventional oil

For part three of our Mechanical March series, Justin Knibbe from Knibbe Automotive in Calgary talks about what makes synthetic oil different. Why is it so much more expensive? Why do some cars require it while others don’t? And is it worth splurging on high quality motor oil if your car’s user manual doesn’t specifically say that you need to […]

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