Side row SUV (SUV, Coupe, Vans, Mini­van, Con­vert­ible) (REG CAB, EXT

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sig­ni­fies it was the top-per­form­ing model in its cat­e­gory in J.D. Power’s 2018 Ve­hi­cle De­pend­abil­ity Study, which looked at the num­ber of owner-re­ported prob­lems by the orig­i­nal own­ers of ve­hi­cles af­ter own­ing them for three years.

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We also high­light which ve­hi­cles are built in Canada with a Made in Canada badge. We also high­light which ve­hi­cles won the Best New 2018 awards from the Au­to­mo­bile Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada (AJAC) in their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories. These AJAC cat­e­gories vary from our seven cat­e­gories in this Buyer’s Guide, so there may be mul­ti­ple AJAC win­ners in one sec­tion of this mag­a­zine. five-door) and CONV, de­not­ing a con­vert­ible. but­tons These body styles vary slightly for our SUV cat­e­gories, so we use SUV to mean both crossovers and sport-util­ity ve­hi­cles, Coupe to de­note two-door mod­els, Vans for more work-ori­ented vans, Mini­van for slid­ing-door peo­ple-movers, and Conv for con­vert­ible ver­sions avail­able. Side row PICK-UPS but­tons CAB, DOU­BLE CAB,EXT BOX, HD) For pickup trucks, we break out what types of body styles are avail­able to them as well, with REG CAB de­not­ing Reg­u­lar Cab (win­dow di­rectly be­hind head) mod­els, EXT CAB for ex­tended cab mod­els that of­fer a lit­tle ex­tra space, some­times with a small ex­tra door or back seats. A DOU­BLE CAB de­notes a dou­ble cab model with four full doors and rear bench seats.

We also spec­ify with an EXT BOX no­ta­tion if an ex­tended box/ bed is avail­able, or if a heavy duty HD ver­sion is of­fered.

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No mat­ter where fuel prices are now, fuel ef­fi­ciency is of­ten a key buy­ing con­sid­er­a­tion, be­cause gas prices are very likely to fluc­tu­ate greatly over the course of own­ing any ve­hi­cle – and his­tor­i­cally, the trend is over­whelm­ingly up­ward. For clar­ity, we list Nrcan’s over­all com­bined city and high­way fig­ure in litres per 100 km, which re­flects 55 per cent city use and 45 per cent high­way, us­ing the base model en­gine paired with the au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, since that is typ­i­cally the most com­mon com­bi­na­tion sold.

Full NRCAN fuel ef­fi­ciency fig­ures for ev­ery en­gine, trans­mis­sion and driv­e­train com­bi­na­tion are avail­able at oee.nrcan.gc.ca, or di­rectly here: oee.nrcan.gc.ca/fcr-rcf/pub­lic/in­dex-e.cfm. Hy­brid ex­panded list­ing Speak­ing of mul­ti­ple com­bi­na­tions, we have cre­ated some ex­panded list­ings where we wanted to show mul­ti­ple ver­sions of a ve­hi­cle. This could be be­cause of the many body style or driv­e­train op­tions they of­fer, and of­ten a com­bi­na­tion of these fac­tors. When there is a marked in­crease in fuel ef­fi­ciency for one ver­sion of a ve­hi­cle com­pared to the base model with the au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, we’ve gen­er­ally noted its com­bined fig­ure in the ve­hi­cle’s mini-re­view. CO2 box In recog­ni­tion of in­creased en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and sen­si­tiv­ity, we’ve also pro­vided the Nat­u­ral Re­sources Canada rat­ing on car­bon diox­ide (CO2), which takes the rel­a­tively ob­scure CO2/ km rat­ing for each ve­hi­cle and trans­lates it into a green­house gas “score,” from worst (1) to best (10). An­nual fuel cost box We have also listed Nrcan’s an­nual fuel cost rat­ing, again for that same base model with au­to­matic, which trans­lates the over­all fuel con­sump­tion rat­ing to a spe­cific and com­pa­ra­ble dol­lar fig­ure on how much you’ll spend to fuel it for a year. This fig­ure pre­sumes the ve­hi­cle will travel 20,000 km, based on a fuel price of C$1.09 per litre, so your ac­tual costs will likely vary.

But not by as much as be­fore, since Nat­u­ral Re­sources Canada fi­nally in­sti­tuted a more ac­cu­rate five-cy­cle test­ing pro­gram two years ago, in­stead of the two-cy­cle sys­tem the U.S. be­gan us­ing in 2008. Cana­dian fuel ef­fi­ciency tests are now much more de­tailed, and the re­sults more re­flec­tive of real-world con­di­tions.

And for even more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion, our guide.ig­ni­tion­mag.ca site will fea­ture more list­ings, ex­panded photo gal­leries, and search­able text, plus cus­tom­iz­a­ble search fields that will al­low you to eas­ily find, for ex­am­ple, the small SUV with the most cargo room and the best fuel econ­omy in a cer­tain price range.

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