The 2017 Toyota Prius v doesn't see many changes over the 2016 model, but it does get a small price hike. The price for each trim level will rise by about $350 compared with last year. The big-hatch hybrid v still uses the last-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which means that it has a 1.8L four-cylinder and an electric motor that combine
I've got to admit that I have a bit of a love/hate thing going when it comes to Toyota's oh-so-practical-and-efficient Prius lower-case v. So picking up the keys for a week behind the wheel of the mildly restyled 2015 version left me with a familiar mix of contentment, pleasure and regret. Contentment knowing that I'd be able to easily handle wha
Toyota is adding some new tech to the Prius V for 2018. That suggests that while the hybrid MPV is going away from the US market, it still has some life left north of the border. Meanwhile, Ford is axing their own big-hatch hybrid and EV.
Toyota USA confirmed yesterday that the biggest Prius would end US production and phase out after December.
A couple of weeks ago we told you that the Prius V was going away south of the border, but that we expected it to carry on longer in Canada . Now Toyota has confirmed that the Prius V lives for the 2018 model year, and they've revealed pricing as well.
Add the 2018 Prius V to the short list of cars in Canada, but not the US. Like the 2018 Hy
San Antonio, TX – You thought you didn’t need another compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) – even a hybrid one – but maybe you were wrong. Designed from the ground up as hybrid, the 2017 Kia Niro is both familiar and unlike anything else that’s been done. The name comes from the jamming of near and zero, as in ecological damage (not from the Emp
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Choosing a new ride for your growing family can be hard – but it doesn't have to be! Like almost every other decision in life, the decision can be rendered down to a simple flowchart. Heart surgery, romance, dog-grooming: it's all a matter of boxes and lines.
So here's our take on
J.D. Power is a name costumers have learned to trust. Thanks to their numerous surveys of the automotive industry, the market research company has been become a reference to help determine the owners' level of satisfaction with their vehicle at a time where it seems like no car has flaws anymore. According to their most recent study on vehicle dep
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), better known as the folks who do most of the crash testing videos you see online, have announced their 2017 Top Safety Picks. Around 200 cars, trucks, and SUVs were evaluated, and there were 82 Top Safety Pick Winners. Of those, only 38 model year 2017 vehicles earned the recently revised an
The 2017 Toyota Prius is a collection of the most compelling attributes in a mid-sized car today. It’s comfortable, handles well, performs well, comes loaded with features and tech, and is hilariously easy on fuel. I left a test drive of the latest Prius impressed with how well the machine’s hybrid powertrain blends into the background, and figur
It's the most wonderful time of the year – unless your car or truck has recently been stolen, which seems to be more likely every year, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada's (IBC) latest statistics.
The national organization that represents Canadian insurance companies has released its latest vehicle theft numbers, which indicate that car
There are a lot of different ways for a car to transform itself into an icon, a legend. For some, it’s by being the first of its kind and offering something that captures the automotive spirit. The Mustang, for example, was the seminal Pony Car. It started the genre and continues to dominate its arena.
It is both the poster child and the pill
Kia has announced its all-new Niro hybrid crossover will start at $24,995. The news comes about a year after the Korean automaker first revealed the car at the 2016 editions of the Chicago and Toronto auto shows .
Notably, that price makes the Niro less expensive than both the Toyota Prius V and Ford C-Max , which will be two of the new Ki
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the folks who bring us Top Safety Pick awards, the new small overlap frontal test, and have been working to improve auto safety since 1959, have just released a new safety test and new rankings. This time, it's a look at headlights and how effective they are. North American headlight standards ha
Here is a category that Volkswagen outright owns – a compact wagon with a diesel. That's right, Volkswagen still makes this unicorn, and even if you ignore the diesel component, good luck finding a wagon for sale on a new car lot that isn't luxury car pricing. There is some competition in this dying space, namely the Toyota Prius V, a fair
Might as well cut to the chase. Anyone kicking the skinny tires of a Toyota Prius c will be interested in one thing – parsimonious fuel-sippage. So to the reveal. After a week of buzzing around The 6 (that’s Drake-speak for Toronto) in Toyota’s diminutive hybrid, I saw 5.0 L/100. Impressive.
Being a hatchback, it boasts the usual utility asso