This boxy Chrysler road warrior has ploughed through many generations since it was launched in 1983. Still today, its functional contours pay dividends in its light and airy interior. However, 2017 was its final iteration, when it was seamlessly replaced by the Chrysler Pacifica.
Long a popular choice with Canadian families wanting a simple, efficient, and budget-friendly set of wheels, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Wagon still meets these needs, particularly in the Atlantic Provinces. Designed mainly to transport groups of people at an affordable price, it can cost thousands of dollars less than its competitors.
Plenty of Room to Stretch Out
Even at this bargain price, the Grand Caravan doesn’t skimp on its features, which include zoned climate control, heated mirrors, a central touchscreen display, with a rear-view camera (for models produced later in the year).
The interior of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Wagon has plenty of [...]
Excitement is running high among drivers in Canada. That’s because Porsche Cars Canada has just announced its plans for an action-packed Porsche Experience Centre in Pickering, where customers and fans can experience the Porsche brand hands-on, up-close and personal.
This brand park will be slotted into the Durham Live entertainment complex, which is coming off the drawing board for this town in the Greater Toronto area. Planned as Canada’s own scaled-down version of Las Vegas, this massive new destination will feature multi-use facilities that include:
a concert hall;
a movie studio;
a convention centre;
300 hotel rooms;
a mix of restaurants; and
some 40,000 square metres of retail space.
Opening Scheduled for 2024
Slated to open in 2024, its attractions will range from fun for kids to sophisticated adult entertainment. One of its main draws will be the Porsche Experience Centre: a self-contained brand park where guests can explore cutting-edge automotive technology and vehicle [...]
The elegantly angular lines of the 2020 Elantra Limited follow in the footsteps of its hugely successful 2019 model. The marque’s top-seller that year, this compact sedan is becoming a golden goose for Hyundai.
While sticking to largely the same working formula, the main differences in the 2020 models are mechanical. Both automatic and six-speed manual transmissions are replaced by Hyundai’s innovative continuously variable transmission.
For buyers concerned with maintenance costs, an outstanding advantage of the Hyundai Elantra range is its ten-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Practical but unexciting, this could save them thousands of dollars over the course of a decade.
Far lower than Canada’s comparatively high average fuel consumption of 8.6 Leg/100 km, the SEL, Value, and Limited models post a budget-friendly 6.5 Leg/100 km. All are fitted with the same four-cylinder 2.0 L engine, rated at 132 pound-feet of torque, with a useful 147 hp.
All about affordability, the 2019 Nissan Sentra S is a smart choice for buyers seeking an economic but reliable used car for driving around town. Featuring a honeycomb grille with a metal V-frame, its design leans towards sporty and aerodynamic, enhanced by halogen headlights.
Safe and Practical
With a reliability rating of 4.0 out of 5.0, it ranks fourteenth in the compact segment. Among the more sensible compact cars, it’s straightforward to drive, with a smooth and comfortable ride, particularly in urban areas. Its user-friendly controls are intuitive, with no need to navigate hi-tech interfaces.
Overall, the 2019 Nissan Sentra S has a great safety track record. Rated as Good in almost every category for 2019, the IIHS ranked its 2018 predecessor as a Top Safety Pick. Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot monitor with a rear cross-traffic alert.