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Trucks that tempt you to scream ‘yee-haw!’ The 2014 GMC/Chevy Silverado/ B.C. is truck country and there is a mulSierra ½ ton pickup has gone through titude of products to pick from, whether some monumental changes this year. you are weekend oddjobber or need What an improvement something to haul your over last year, with a very tools to the job site. comfortable and refined Oh, yes, and many folks interior on all trim levels, just like trucks! and three engine choices, As somebody who has the Eco Tec 4.3L V6, 5.3l spent his life around V8, and the 6.2l V8. With trucks you won’t get any so many changes and argument from me on that Can the 2014 enhancements to this count. Toyota Tundra vehicle you will really In the coming months, in my role as truck writer for compete with the big have to wait for my full review on this vehicle in Driveway, I will be testing boys? – This is the the coming weeks to get most of what is available in the complete picture. your local dealerships and year to see. 2014 Ford F-150 telling you about the pros Ian Harwood Ecoboost and cons of each. With more than 100,000 Eco-boost I’ll also be telling you about the latest engines produced monthly, you can bet accessories and we’ll maybe do a little a majority of these engines are finding off-roading together. their way into the 2014 F-150 pickup. Today, I’ve just picked five trucks to give This truck holds the record in Canada you some place to start your search for for highest pickup sales, and at 12.9/9.0 the truck that will suit you best in 2014.
The 2014 Toyota Tundra features a new body style and is powered by either a 4.6 or 5.7-litre engine. L/100 km (city/highway) it keeps the money in your wallet a little longer. 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel This is a much-anticipated truck from Dodge and one I am anxious to see. It has a 3.0 L V6 diesel engine with a torqueflite eight-speed transmission. Not only will it give you 420 lb-ft of torque and plenty of towing capabilities, it will also reduce CO2 emissions and run on B20 Biodiesel. It’s a game changer. 2014 Toyota Tundra New body style this year, impressive hood and fender design. Toyota has also included a Western themed truck
called the 1794 Edition, which happens to be the founding year of a Texas ranch where the Tundra plant is now situated. This truck’s interior is covered with Saddle tan brown leather seats and rich maple wood grain panels throughout. The Tundra is powered by a 4.6 Litre or a 5.7 Litre engine. Can it compete with the big boys? – This is the year to see. 2014 RAM ProMaster After a long run with the Dodge fullsize RAM van there was a void in the marketplace for a spacious cargo van, a void that was quickly gobbled up by the Mercedes Sprinter and the Nissan NV.
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Fun for the right price A vehicle doesn’t have to be exorbitantly expensive, have mega horsepower or a fancy Italian badge on it to be fun to drive. In fact, a lot of people seem to agree with that statement too, since there are a few pocket rockets available on the market that might not compete for the top power specs, but can certainly get the party started.
Ford Fiesta ST ($24,499) If its exterior colour, say the one clad in Green Envy, doesn’t catch your eye, perhaps its exhaust note will. When you rev 1.6L, The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. 4-cylinder, turbocharged, EcoBoost engine of the Fiesta ST, you’ll probably turn some wheelbase cutie is more practical than the heads. Yes, it’s a subcompact but it doesn’t pint-sized version and has more room. And feel like it when you’re working through two more doors! the gears of the six-speed manual transPowering it is a 1.4L, four-cylinder, MultiAir mission. Ford’s newest mini turbo engine that pumps out powerhouse comes with a 160 horsepower and 184 whopping 197 horsepower lb-ft of torque. and 202 lb-ft of torque. It’s Since it’s a bigger car, it the same engine paired with feels bigger to drive. But the Focus ST, but in a smaller visibility isn’t compromised package. If a sport-infused and there are a couple of suspension, gearbox, phegreat gearboxes to choose nomenal handling and host from: a six-speed manual or Alexandra Straub of creature comforts sound a six-speed Euro Twin Clutch good to you, it’s even better automatic transmission. to drive. You just might make
Mazda3 Sport (starts at $15,995) For the 2014 model year, Mazda completely overhauls their number-one selling sedan and hatchback: the 3. Expect more mature (but not dated) styling, a driver-focused cabin and a host of technological gadgetry that makes staying “connected” behind the wheel more user friendly. Of course, without trying to take away focus from the act of driving. Among its features, you’ll find brand new interior and exterior styling along with the their high compression ratio engines, better known as SKYACTIV. Two engines and transmissions are offered. There’s the 2.0L, 4-cylinder SKYACTIV engine with a six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic transmission- available on either the base GX or mid-grade GS models. It produces 155 horsepower. Then there’s a 2.5L, four-cylinder SKYACTIV engine for the GT trim, which only comes with a six-speed automatic. It generates a healthy 184 horsepower. Either is a treat to drive.
2014 Fiat 500L (starts at $19,995) For Fiat fans, if the 500 was too small, here’s your answer: the 500L. The longer
Toyota Corolla (starts at $15,995) No, you’re not reading that wrong. I did include the 2014 Toyota Corolla on my list. Yes, it’s like automotive bread and butter; you always know what you’re getting and it’s very predictable. But with a complete overhaul for 2014, you could say the Japanese manufacturer has added some jam on top to make it sweeter. New styling makes it more desirable to the eyes. It’s still not as exciting as most of its competitors but the 1.8L, 4-cyinder does a bang up job of delivering 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The cabin is quiet and I’ll hand it to Toyota for matching it with a CVT transmission that’s just fabulous.
Kia Soul (starts at $16,995) Kia’s box-mobile continues to deliver strong sales despite angularly-shaped vehicles becoming a trend of the past. Why? Because it has personality. Describing it in one word, I’d say it’s funky. And now, the all-new Soul is built on a bigger platform, increasing legroom up front and in the rear. It’s also quieter on the road when revving its 1.6L, four-cylinder engine. There’s also a 2.0L 4-cylinder available with 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. email@example.com
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The Canadian choice: compact cars and compact SUVs for all budgets. So many cars to choose from, so few words avail2014 Toyota Corolla able in this tight space! Continuing with the Yes, I know compact-car that’s the theme, the complaint of Toyota Corolevery writer la is the third but we truly best selling do have a car in Canada lot of choice but Toyota today. And believes this the quality Toyota believes new model of vehicles can take the this new Corolla can is so much overall sales higher than take the overall sales crown away it ever was crown away from the from the so there is Honda Civic. Honda Civic. much to This new celebrate. In Zack Spencer 2014 model the run-up is made, and to 2014, partly designed, right here I will be testing a lot of in Canada with our needs what’s new and improved. in mind. The Corolla now Today, I’ll just offer you five has a longer wheelbase models to consider adding for amazing interior space, to your shopping list. especially in the back 2014 Mazda3 seat. The dash is wide and flat for ample room and The compact-car segment covered in nice-looking in Canada is the biggest and feeling materials, by far, with more than 20 plus there is an available percent of all vehicles sold. centre screen to use for So, the introduction of the radio and backup the Mazda3 is important camera. Powering the 2014 because it is currently the Corolla is the same 132 hp fourth best seller in this 1.8L engine from the last class. model, with one exception. The outgoing car was The LE Eco model has a already one of the best handling cars and now with modified valve system to improve fuel economy and a lighter and sexier looking pump the power to 140hp. body, this new car is both The biggest change is the eye catching and solid on the road. The base engine is introduction of a continuously variable transmission a 2.0L 4-cylinder with 155 for a greater range of gears, hp, thanks to direct injecimproved economy, and a tion. The larger 2.5L engine smooth drive. puts out a healthy 184 hp. 2014 Volkswagen It is the interior buyers will Golf care most about, and the This new Golf will be made Mazda3 is a nice surprise, in Mexico along side the due to class-leading availBeetle and Jetta sedan and able options and a high will go on sale in the spring level of finish. Starting at of 2014. It is wider and lon$15,995 and running up to ger than the last Golf but $29,895, there is a Mazda3
also significantly lighter and safer. The base engine will be a new turbocharged 1.8L engine with 170 hp but don’t worry the TDI diesel is carried over. The sportier GTI trim is fantastic, with an estimated 225 hp in the Canadian model, thanks to a new 2.0L turbo engine. The interior materials used inside are almost Audi quality. No price yet but building these new cars inside the NAFTA zone will save money and that will be reflected in the price.
2014 Jeep Cherokee The Cherokee is back and it looks nothing like the boxy truck of old. In fact, this new, small SUV is based on the same Alfa Romeo platform used in the Dodge Dart. It is smooth and quiet and a pleasure to drive. The Cherokee is also the first vehicle in the world to be equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 184 hp or the optional 3.2L V6 with 271 hp, for just $1,300 more, offering good value. Not to worry Jeep fans, this new Cherokee is available with three AWD systems.
2014 Nissan Rogue You might notice a trend with my 2014 model choices are all compact cars or compact SUVs. This is the direction Canadians are heading when it comes to buying a new vehicle. With this in mind Nissan has an all-new Rogue compact SUV with enough room inside for three rows of seats and room for seven-passengers. This is practical for people who require extra capacity but don’t want
Above, sportier GTI trim is an option on the 2014 Volkswagen Golf. Left, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
to buy a bigger or more expensive mid-sized or larger SUV. Under the hood is a 2.5L 4-cylinder used in other Nissan products and is matched to a new continually variable transmission featuring more available ratios and reduced friction. The interior is very well executed, with a dash that looks similar to the bigger Pathfinder. It goes on sale just before Christmas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Toyota hopes the 2014 Corolla will overtake the Honda Civic in popularity.
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Premium brands don’t always demand premium prices By Keith Morgan
3-litre TFSI V6 pumps out 333 horses and, with the Premium brands are in aid of six-speed manual demand no matter what the dual-clutch transmission, state of the economy. pushes the all-wheel drive This trend is good for all levels of the market as non-pre- S4 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. mium car makers It’s not just try to offer a Infiniti is an about perforbetter bang for your buck when unabashed fan of mance: the purchasing the Audi… now it’s leather interior is beautifully workaday wheels. looking to pass crafted and Loaded top-ofcomfy to boot, the-line flagship Lexus. which is not models frequently always the case with some nip at the heels of their of today’s leather-upholpremium brand siblings. stered cars. But does Merc have a deal Infiniti is an unabashed fan for you! of Audi. In fact, its brass freThe sporty 2014 Mercedes quently talk publicly about CLA, which stands for wanting to emulate the high Coupe-Light A Class, starts standard set across its range at under $34,000. It sits on by the German manufacthe less-than-sport B250 turer. Now it’s looking to hatchback platform but this pass Lexus and tailgate the sloping roof coupe-style big three German premium four-door sedan is all fun. brands. Under the hood is a 2.0-litre The Infiniti Q50 is the first turbocharged four-cylinder evidence that this is not engine, matched to a 7G some idle threat. It has the seven-speed dual clutch transmission generating 208 fingerprints of four-time F1 champ Sebastian Vettel horsepower for the fronton it though, I am told, not wheel drive machine. It is also fast, as I discovered nearly as many dabs as the at the launch in the South of highly-anticipated Q30 due later next year. France – zero to 100 km/h On looks alone, it demands in 6.7 seconds and a top attention. It sports the popspeed of 240 km/h. Estiular coupe-styling but the mated fuel consumption is sloping rear doesn’t impinge around 6.2L/100kms. It also dramatically on head room performed well on the very for back seat passengers. twisty mountain roads that The base Q50 has a 3.7-litre roll away from the sun-blessV-6 engine putting 328 ed Mediterranean coast. Audi is a powerhouse across horsepower at the car’s disposal. The 6.7 litres/100 its model-range but you can km highway fuel economy is expect to pay premium prican eyebrow-raiser. Starting es for these powerful and sticker price is $37,500, beautifully crafted machines which demands those in the that just eat up the miles, market for a premium brand sorry kilometres, on roads should put the car on their worldwide. Travelling the tire-kicking list. motorways of the U.K., you My next choice might could be forgiven for thinksurprise, but the BMWi3 ing you are in Germany: electric car knocked me out every other car seems to be when I attended its launch either a BMW 3-Series/5-Sethe other week in Amsterries or Audi 3, 4 or 6! dam (featured in the first The 2014 Audi S4 Sedan Driveway). It has a range of would tempt me if I had 160 km, sells for $45,000 53-grand-plus in my jeans. and if you cough up another Load it up and you will soon $4,000 for the gas-powered hit 60 and more. A few days range-extending generator in an S4 recently on a dethe far horizon is the limit! serted high-speed highway One brief mention because south of the border spoiled a full test follows soon. The me. The supercharged
2014 Mercedes CLA
2014 Acura MDX marks the strengthening of this Honda premium brand product in the mid-sized SUV segment. The three-row seven-seater has come under challenge in recent years. The longer all-new body with its lower stance distinguishes it considerably from the outgoing model. With a starting price just below $50,000, it features a solid 3.5-litre, 290 hp V6 that consumes just 7.7 litres of gas on the highway. email@example.com Twitter.com/ChangeGears
Price: $34,000 Engines: 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Transmission: Seven-speed dual clutch
The 2014 Mercedes CLA is a reasonably priced entry into the premium-vehicle market.
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AVAILABLE FEATURES INCLUDE: • PANORAMIC SUNROOF • REARVIEW CAMERA • HEATED FRONT/REAR SEATS
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HWY: 5.6L/100 KM CITY: 8.7 L/100 KMʈ
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AVAILABLE FEATURES INCLUDE:
GDI ENGINE • HEATED FRONT/REAR SEATS • BACKUP CAMERA • INFINITY® AM/FM/XM/ CD/MP3 STEREO WITH 9 SPEAKERS & EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER • PANORAMIC SUNROOF
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PRICE ELANTRA L 6-SPEED MANUAL. $1,000 Ω ATION INCLUDED. ADJUSTMENT , DELIVERY & DESTIN
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6 AIRBAGS • IPOD®/USB/AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS • POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS • ABS WITH TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM • DUAL HEATED POWER EXTERIOR MIRRORS
5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty†† 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty
The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual with an annual finance rate of 0% for 96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $79. $0 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $16,499 (includes $1,000 in price adjustments) at 0% per annum equals $79 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $16,499. Cash price is $16,499. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ʈFuel consumption for 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Sonata SE Auto (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/Santa Fe Sport Sport 2.0T Limited AWD Auto (HWY 8.4L/100KM, City 11.0L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ʕPrice of models shown: 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD/Sonata Limited/ Elantra Limited are $40,259/$30,649/$24,849. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760/$1,650/$1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $10,000/$3,500/$5,250/$1,000 available on 2013 Genesis 5.0L GDI R-Spec (on cash purchases only)/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD (on cash purchases only)/ Sonata SE Auto (on cash purchases only)/ Elantra L 6-Speed Manual. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. ʆGovernment 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). †ΩʕOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.
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Say ‘Hy’ to a handful of new hybrids on the market barely discernible inside the There’s a new breed of cabin. hybrids hitting the streets that are closer in perforPrice: $35,690 mance and price to their Fuel economy: 3.8 L/100km gasoline counterparts. Accelerate (0-100 km/hr): 8.0 s. Not only has the hyBraking (100-0 km/hr): 46.3 m brid driving experience The new Energi version of improved, lighter and the Ford CMAX is a plug-in more compact new battery hybrid, which means it technology takes away can be plugged into the less cargo space and fuel electrical outlet to recharge economy is even better, its battery. especially Stored with plug-in e-power technology. pulled from Hybrids not the grid only save on allows it to gasoline, they be driven also save on further maintenance, (about Hybrids not only especially 34 km) brake-system save on gasoline, in a pure repairs, and they also save on electric-vethey typimaintenance… and hicle mode. cally come Depending with longer they typically come drivetrain war- with longer drivetrain on everyday driving ranties. These warranties. demands, new hybrid CMAX examples are Bob McHugh Energi could all entries actually for 2014 function as Canadian Car an electric vehicle for many of the Year. urban owners. A functional The braking and accelerwagon that can seat five, ation stats are from the the rear seatbacks in the recent Testfest evaluation CMAX Energi also fold flat event. to expand the cargo space. Jetta Hybrid is not just the
top speed of 135 km/hour in e-drive. Stomp on the gas pedal and a 416-horsepower, 3.0-litre V6 gas engine bursts into action and the G-forces can pin you to the seatback. Top speed is now 270 km/hour, but mercifully the brakes (regenerative) are even more powerful at bringing the Panamera S e-Hybrid quickly to a halt. Price: $113,300 Fuel economy: 6.4 L/100km Accelerate (0-100 km/hr): 5.4 s. Braking (100-0 km/hr): 37.7 m
The Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid has a top speed of 270 km/hr.
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†$7,000/$4,500/$3,000 customer cash incentive is available on select remaining new 2013 TL/2013 TSX A-Spec/2013 TSX non-A-Spec models when registered and delivered before November 30, 2013. Total cash incentives consist of: (i) $3,000/$2,000/$3,000 that cannot be combined with lease/finance offers; and (ii) $4,000/$2,500/$0 that can be combined with lease/finance offers. All cash incentives will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Some terms/conditions apply. Models shown for illustration purposes only. Offers end November 30, 2013 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. While quantities last. Offers are only valid for BC residents at BC Acura retailers until November 30, 2013. See your Acura retailer for full details.
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The Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid is a four-door, four seat supercar with a lavishly luxurious interior. The “e” denotes that it’s a plug-in hybrid and it has more than double the electrical power (95 horsepower) of its hybrid predecessor, plus a new li-ion battery pack. Its electric-only driving range is 18 to 36 km and it has a
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The Honda Accord Hybrid is the first full-hybrid from Honda. Its unique two-motor powertrain operates in three distinct driving modes in which the Atkinson-cycle engine is completely de-coupled (EV), used as an electrical generator (Hybrid) or drives the wheels (Engine). The result is incredibly good fuel economy, considering this is a fully equipped (including leather and nav), big sedan. The under-hood powertrain gymnastics are
The hybrid version of the new Infiniti Q50 offers 354 net horsepower making it a high-performance sport sedan. Impressive propulsion comes from the combined efforts of a 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 gas engine and a 50 kW electric motor that’s rated at 67 horsepower, plus an innovative one-motor/ two-clutch motor control system. The Q50 Hybrid is available in both rear-wheel drive and what Infiniti calls Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Precise handling is provided by its four-wheel independent multi-link suspension and an innovative Direct Adaptive Steering with five handling modes.
Price: $28,490-$35,300 Fuel economy: 4.4 L/100km Accelerate (0-100 km/hr): 9.0 s. Braking (100-0 km/hr): 47.1 m
Price: $36,699 Fuel economy: 3.1 L/100km Accelerate (0-100 km/hr): 8.9 s. Braking (100-0 km/hr): 43.0 m
first Volkswagen hybrid; it’s the first hybrid with a turbocharged gas engine and a rapid-shift seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (DSG), instead of the usual CVT automatic. A compact lithium-ion battery pack also takes up less trunk space and even allows a pass-through feature (with fold-down rear seats) for longer items. Preserving Jetta’s sport-sedan qualities, the hybrid’s electric motor boosts powertrain performance and optimizes fuel economy. A clever “power meter” on the instrument panel translates what’s happening under-hood into an easy-to-understand driving efficiency gauge.
Published on Nov 7, 2013