Articles Written By John LeBlanc

10 Most Affordable New Vehicles in Canada: 2024
By John LeBlanc
May 16, 2024

These are the new cars budget-conscious buyers need to have on their shortlists.

Top 5 Best Mainstream EVs to Consider in Canada: 2024
By John LeBlanc
April 30, 2024

Experts vote on the best affordable EVs available today.

Interest in EVs is Dropping, AutoTrader Survey Shows
By John LeBlanc
April 22, 2024

Data shows interest in hybrids and PHEVs has increased, and prices for new and used EVs are dropping.

Best Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to Consider in Canada in 2024
By John LeBlanc
April 19, 2024

PHEVs balance emissions-free driving with the convenience of gas-powered cars.

Best Hybrids to Buy in 2024
By John LeBlanc
April 04, 2024

Considering a hybrid but don't know where to start? Our experts vote on the best ones available.

Best Mid-Size 3-Row SUVs to Consider in 2024
By John LeBlanc
March 29, 2024

Our experts pick out the best do-it-all family haulers.

Best Compact Luxury SUVs to Consider in 2024
By John LeBlanc
March 28, 2024

Delivering utility, performance, and style, these SUVs are the best five to consider, according to the experts.

Best Small Cars to Consider in 2024
By John LeBlanc
March 14, 2024

These compact cars are all best-in-class, according to AutoTrader’s jury of experts.

Best Compact SUVs to Consider in 2024
By John LeBlanc
March 07, 2024

These compact SUVs were all voted as “best in class” by our jury of experts.

Cheapest New EVs with Over 400 km of Range: 2024
By John LeBlanc
March 05, 2024

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to own a new EV with a long driving range.

Paddle Shifters 101: What They Are and How to Use Them
By John LeBlanc
February 29, 2024

Ever wonder why those flappy paddles exist? We dig into their purpose and their pros and cons.

How AI Might Be Used in Your Next New Car
By John LeBlanc
February 28, 2024

Here’s how artificial intelligence benefits new cars today and how it might impact future vehicles.

Is a Plug-In Hybrid the Right Car for You?
By John LeBlanc
February 20, 2024

PHEVs strike an ideal balance between efficient motoring and go-anywhere flexibility.

How to Do a Winter Road Trip With an EV
By John LeBlanc
February 14, 2024

EVs are totally capable of long winter trips, especially with a bit of extra planning.

7 Useful but Hidden Automotive Features
By John LeBlanc
January 26, 2024

You don’t need to hire an investigator to discover these secret but valuable automotive features.

John LeBlanc

John LeBlanc

John is an automotive writing and communications professional with over two decades of experience as a nationally syndicated automotive journalist and editor for various publications across North America, as well as roles on the corporate communications side of the business. Once the ski season ends, he can be found smiling behind the wheel of his 2006 BMW M Roadster.