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This test simulates stop and go traffic, runs for approximately 31 minutes and includes 23 stops over roughly 17 km. The average vehicle speed is 34 km/h, with a top speed of 90 km/h. The highway test is a mix of open highway and rural road driving. The test is roughly 13 minutes long, covers about 16 km and doesn't include any stops. Average vehicle speed is 78 km/h with a top speed of 97 km/h. This test runs for about 10 minutes with an average speed of 78 km/h and a top speed of 129 km/h and is about 13 km long. The vehicle makes four stops with an acceleration rate of 13.6 km/h per second. With this test, the ambient temperature of the test cell is set to 35C and the vehicle's climate control system is used to lower the cabin temperature. The test runs for about 10 minutes and covers 5.8 km with five stops. Average vehicle speed is 35 km/h with a top speed of 88 km/h.
Better accuracy – Natural Resources Canada states boldly on its website, `your fuel consumption will vary,' which remains true, but the estimates it provides via the five-cycle test are now more in line with real-world driving habits. With that said, the data is designed for comparison purposes only.
More transparency – the change in testing methods was largely driven by consumer demand, which means the five-cycle test has helped to keep pressure on the manufacturers to back up their fuel consumption and emissions claims.*
More information – the current Energuide label contains much more information than it did before – vehicle type, class range and CO2 ratings, etc. – which can help new car buyers make more informed decisions. Some of the calculations manufacturers use to determine fuel consumption ratings have been updated, so 2017 model year figures may differ slightly from 2016 for the same vehicle. This doesn't mean the vehicle is less fuel efficient now than it was before, but rather the testing methods used to determine the ratings have changed to better reflect advanced technologies such as hybrid powertrains and turbocharged engines that are becoming more prevalent in the Canadian new car market.
Study, which looked at the number of owner-reported problems by the original owners of vehicles after owning them for three years.
3 Automobile Journalists Association of Canada We also highlight which vehicles won the Best New 2017 awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada in their respective categories (see detailed report starting on page 30). These AJAC categories vary from our seven categories in this Buyers' Guide, so there may be multiple AJAC winners in one section of this magazine.