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Comparisons – Eco-friendly and gas-friendly vehicles

2015 Toyota Yaris and 2015 Nissan Micra – Comparison

We were all quite excited when we heard that the Micra was coming back to Canada; this was a cool, compact model that had been making waves as the March in other markets, and as compact cars became hotter sellers here, it looked to be the right time for the Micra to return. Arrive it did, to Canada and not the ...

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. 2013 Lexus ES300h

Lexus versus Lincoln

Lexus has long dominated the rather small eco-friendly luxury market. Their lineup, now offering five hybrid models, includes the 2013 Lexus ES300h that was completely redesigned in 2012. On the other hand, Lincoln is trying to change the image that consumers have of the brand, and this year they’re offering a new MKZ with a personality and driving behaviour that is nothing ...

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The safest hybrid vehicles

Although several organizations evaluate the safety of new vehicles on a yearly basis, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is considered to be a leader in this field.   For the purpose of this article, we reviewed the assessments conducted by the IIHS on hybrid models, included the ones offering a hybrid version, to determine which of them are ...

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2014 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage – Battle of the microcars

Vehicles like the Mitsubishi Mirage or the Chevrolet Spark can really experience success in North America, especially when compared to Europe. For example, Quebecers are fond of small cars and for several reasons, but fuel economy and the simplicity of driving these vehicles in an urban environment are without a doubt among the factors behind the success of this segment. ...

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vs. 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen surprised quite a few people when the automaker announced that it would offer a hybrid version of its Jetta compact sedan. It was odd for several reasons, the first being that the German manufacturer was not recognized for its hybrid technology. Add to that, Volkswagen already had an efficient version of the Jetta: the venerable TDI. Whatever the case, the ...

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