Get the Most Out of Your Vehicle Lease

Deciding whether to lease or finance a new car is a dilemma car buyers face quite often. Car shoppers have long seen leasing as nothing more than a complicated style of renting due to the lack of ownership of the vehicle and restricted mileage. However, there are several favourable perks to leasing a car. Lower monthly payments and in often cases, better cash incentives are starting to win over consumers across Canada. Sacrificing mileage for lower monthly payments is a tradeoff that many consider, especially if you live in a big city, such as Toronto or Vancouver and drive a short distance in your day to day life.

Purchasing a vehicle is one of the largest purchases one makes, ergo, it’s not something one needs to rush into. Leasing a vehicle provides you with the freedom of knowing that you are not committed the vehicle at hand if you are not fully satisfied with it. Leasing is especially favourable amongst car enthusiasts who look to have the newest and best model without spending an arm and a leg. Depending on your individual needs, leasing may be the best option for you when it comes to your next new vehicle.

We’ve gone ahead and derived 3 money saving tips for you to apply on your new lease, check it out!

Figure out what leasing is all about

Before being able to snag a great deal on a lease, you need to know the difference between leasing and financing a brand new car.

The common misconception about the difference between the two is that financing allows you to own a car while leasing doesn’t. This isn’t particularly true, a financer does not completely own the car, it is only theirs once it is paid off in full, including interest. This is even more apparent when the loan term is 60,73 or 84 months long, meaning the vehicle is not yours until 5,6 or 7 years later when the car has depreciated and old enough to sell.

Leasing, however, does not entail you to become the owner of the vehicle but it does let you drive the vehicle for enough time to fall in love and then out of it, on average, a 4-year lifespan with the vehicle. Leasing also gives you the chance to buy the car out at the end of the lease at its depreciated price. So if the car depreciated 60%, then you will only cover that amount in your upcoming monthly payments. You also get the opportunity to lease another car with the dealership, letting you experience the newest tech and advancements in the flagship models.

Change your kilometre Allowance:

An easy way to lower your monthly lease payments is by lowering your kilometre allowance. Of course, you can only do this if your daily commute/schedule allows for it, but the dollars you’ll save is worth considering. Changing your kilometre allowance by only about 4000 KMs can lower your lease by up to $50 dollars and although it may seem like a small amount of money when considering the average 48-month lease, you’ll save $2400 dollars.

Get a dealer invoice price report

Using an online tool like Car Cost Canada’s dealer invoice price report is a great way to save money on your new lease. The website allows you, the consumer, to avoid all the negotiations with the dealership and save as much money as possible.

Instead of going into a dealership and paying hidden fees, Car Cost Canada’s dealer invoice price report presents you with the price the dealer pays for the car and then shows you all the hidden fees that are added onto the vehicle. Car Cost Canada even connects you with a local dealer that works directly with Car Cost Canada, eliminating any awkward confrontations and promoting a friendly, welcoming and cost-efficient transaction. Finally, add a 3% dealer markup and boom – you walk away with the best price possible.

Use these three tips and make sure you save every dollar possible on your brand new lease – remember every dollar counts when you’re in a long-term lease!

What Drive Type will Help you Combat Winter Weather?

The temperatures are dropping, dark clouds fill the sky, night time is falling earlier, you know what that means? Winter is just around the corner and whilst winter is home to many great things such as skiing, tobogganing, candy canes, and warm drinks galore, it is also home to some less-favourable weather conditions. Ice, snow, slush, sleet, rain, and salt riddle the roads in the colder months, hence why switching to winter tires that can grip these surfaces better is imperative. Whilst switching to winter tires is essential and typically the first step once the temperature drops, many don’t consider another key factor that affects a vehicle’s performance in winter: drive-type. There are four drive-types and each one determines how a vehicle drives in various conditions. Doing a throughout vehicle comparison can help you find the best vehicle to combat the harsh winter weather and also provide a smooth, comfortable drive all year-round. The big question now is, what drive-type can withstand winter and all it has to offer?

All-wheel-drive (AWD)

A significant amount of vehicles are AWD and for good reason. AWD vehicles tend to be extremely safe and can easily adapt to a variety of surfaces. An AWD system involves engine power being sent to all four wheels which will give the traction needed to get through snowy roads. In comparison to other types of drive, all-wheel-drive is by far the best when it comes to its ability to combat the road elements winter throws upon us. AWD was once only available in specific makes and models, however, due to its impressive performance, it is now the standard with most makers. All-wheel-drive vehicles are also the easiest to handle in such conditions, making them a great choice, especially for those new to the world of driving. Adorned with a set of quality winter tires, an AWD vehicle is sure to keep you safe even on the harshest winter days.

Front-wheel-drive (FWD)

Front-wheel-drive vehicles weight distribution is shifted towards the front unlike all-wheel-drive vehicles, where the weight is distributed equally amongst all axels. FWD vehicles do an impressive job when put up against winter weather. The weight of the engine sits on top of the drive wheels which allows it to push through some pretty nasty weather. Whilst you will have the ability to safely drive from A to B (which let’s face it, that’s pretty much what we need when driving), you will be sacrificing some performance. Due to the displacement of power being shifted to the front, FWD vehicles typically lack in the speed department. The wheels that steer the car are also responsible for propelling the vehicle which in turn, will cost you some points on the speed and performance scale. Albeit, you most likely don’t want to be doing any high-speed maneuvers in the winter. FWD vehicles are an economical choice for those who like to take it easy, enjoy the drive, and get through some rough weather.

Four-wheel-drive (4WD)

If you’re looking for a vehicle that will take on the toughest of terrains, look no further than a 4WD vehicle. This drive type is typically seen in trucks and all-terrain vehicles. This drive-type works in a couple different ways, operating as a four-wheel-drive or, at times, a 2-wheel-drive vehicle. When in 2WD mode, the vehicle’s traction drops, ergo, lessening the grip the vehicle has on the road. When in full 4WD mode, however, these vehicles are designed to handle various, difficult terrains including deep, heavy snow, slush, mud, and unpaved roads. Similar to a FWD vehicle, 4WD sacrifices speed but makes up for that with its powerful drivetrain. Do consider the fact that 4WD vehicles carry a lot of additional weight and tend to be more costly. If you drive short distances are don’t partake in much or any offroading, you are not getting bang for your buck. If, however, you enjoy off-roading in the summer and just getting through the roads safely in the winter, a 4WD is the vehicle for you.

Rear-wheel-drive (RWD)

Speed, power, performance- all qualities that rear-wheel-drive vehicles possess. Most sports/performance vehicles are RWD, which comes as no surprise when you see the power and speed these vehicles give off. With RWD vehicles, power is sent to the rear wheels, propelling your vehicle from the back when you step on the gas. Whilst this all sounds great, rear-wheel-drive vehicles are the less-favourable when it comes to vehicles fit to endure winter roads. They are infamous for fishtailing and breaking traction on snowy roads and sometimes, simply on wet surfaces. Whilst they are still drivable in the winter and many Canadians who own a RWD adapt to how they work, they require caution and care when driving. They are incredibly fast vehicles and while they will still give you that speed you want on snowy surfaces, it is best to slow down on harsh days to avoid a dangerous fishtail or spinout. If you are all about performance and speed, a RWD vehicle is best suited for you, but keep in mind, you will have to put all that on hold come the winter months to ensure you are in the safest position you can be in.

Every drive-type has its ups and downs. Some perform between on smooth surfaces and others perform better amongst harsh elements. It’s imperative you understand the differences of all the drives prior to purchasing a vehicle to ensure you are getting the best possible vehicle for your situation, your family, your driving experience, and your location.

Need help finding a vehicle that will brace the unpredictable variables of a Canadian winter? We can help! Contact us today and be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way!

From Engine to Electric: BMW’s Dive Into Battery-Powered Vehicles

Electric vehicles are becoming more prevalent, so much so, that you will most likely see at least one on your commute. Electric vehicles work just like your smartphone; plug it in and charge it up and because they contain fewer parts, they are typically cheaper to maintain and run. This is enticing to consumers, of course, giving them peace of mind when it comes to their vehicle, hence, why so many are making the switch to electric. One huge brand to come out with electric and hybrid vehicles is BMW. BMW is known for their advanced technology, pristine attention to detail, and the power their vehicles all hold. With an added touch of luxury, BMW has mastered the craft on constructing visually-appealing, safe, and still powerful electric vehicles. BMW electric cars cost more than the average vehicle, but the overall savings and benefits make the initial fee well worth it.

In recent years, BMW has released a fully electric vehicle and a hybrid. This was a complete 180 for the brand that is so used to making powerful, roaring engines, however, they have mastered the craft. The i3 model is an economical hatchback; great for families or those looking for a luxury, electrical vehicle without spending an arm or a leg. The i8 model, on the other hand, is a hybrid sports model, geared toward car enthusiasts who love the rush of a BMW whilst simultaneously cutting fuel costs. Each car comes with its own unique features and with our dealer invoice reports, we can help you save money on one of these innovative models.

BMW i3

The BMW i3 is unique, to say the least. This hatchback boasts a look like no other, but don’t be fooled by its funky frame, this car is incredibly durable. The performance-oriented car is jam-packed with futuristic features, including an impressive infotainment system. Similar to any other electric device, you simply plug the car in and let it charge. At home chargers are available; taking less than 3 hours to charge from 0%-80% as well as public charging stations, taking less than 30 minutes to charge from 0%-80%. While charging the vehicle takes longer than filling up your tank, the range is impressive with the i3 delivering a 130 to 160 km range and the i3 REx delivering 260 to 290 km, on a single charge.

The i3 is loaded with an abundance of safety features, making it a great family vehicle. From BMW Assist eCall™ to impact sensors to a smart anti-theft alarm system, this vehicle is protected both on and off the road. Despite the fact that the i3 is a Rear-Wheel Drive vehicle, it is surprisingly durable in the winter. Many current owners of the i3 stated they were hesitant about a RWD vehicle in the winter but were pleasantly surprised at it’s handling and traction on those gruesome winter days. The heat pump and insulated battery also protect the vehicle from harsh climates which will aid in reducing energy consumption by approximately 30% as well as aid in keeping your vehicle up and running when most vehicles tend to give up. The i3 is the perfect car for those looking for a great feat of German engineering, families, and those who want to make the switch over to an electric vehicle without paying an arm and a leg.

BMW i8

Power, speed, durability, functionality, aesthetically-pleasing; these, and more, are all the great factors the BMW i8 encompasses. If you are looking for the ultimate luxury, hybrid vehicle, look no further than the i8. This vehicle is a hybrid, meaning it runs off of both fuel and battery power. Whilst the all-electric range pales in comparison to the i3, delivering 53 km on a single charge, it’s range can be extended through the use of fuel. One thing the i8 certainly does not sacrifice is power. Boasting 374 horsepower and 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds, this vehicle is perfect for any car enthusiast or thrill-seeker out there (just don’t race on public roads!).

The i8 is designed for those looking for an upgraded, luxury sports vehicle with its own unique characteristics. The i8 comes loaded with the same safety features as the i3, making it a safe, sports vehicle. The i8 also comes stocked with a powerful 280-watt amplifier, scissor doors, and the unique BMW i “U-shape” brake and headlights, ensuring you will not be missed when you hit the road in this beast. This BMW model cost significantly more than the i3 model, starting at $147, 500 CAD, but rest assured, it is worth every penny. Loaded with power, durability, speed, safety, and luxury, the i8 is certainly the way to go when considering a luxury, hybrid vehicle.

Looking to get your hands on the fast-moving BMW i-series electric/hybrid vehicles? Contact us today and save money on your i3 or i8 purchase!

Best Bang for your Buck Fall Vehicles

Fall has officially begun. Bring out the sweaters, watch the trees change colours and ditch the old summer beater you used for all your trips to the cottage, beach days and late nights, it’s time to get a new car! Were here to help, we’ve handcrafted a list of the best of the best – check out our list of the best new car deals in Canada.  

Best New Compact/Small Car:

Our choice for the best compact car in Canada is the 2019 Honda Fit, starting at an ever so affordable – $15,490 the Fit is a great option for anyone looking at the compact/small car market. Don’t let this compact car fool you, the Honda Fit is packed with features and assistive technology. The car comes fully loaded with Honda sensing technology to ensure you get from point A to point B safely, equipped with Apple Carplay & Android Auto, heated power door mirrors and four different seating modes. Oh, and did we mention – the Honda Fit boasts 7L/100 KM, how’s that for fuel economy?

Honorable Mentions:

2018 Chevrolet Bolt – MSRP Starting From $44,400

2018 Fiat 500L Sport – MSRP Starting From $25,495

2018 Mazda 3 – MSRP Starting From $16,000

2018 Kia Rio –  MSRP Starting From $14,795

Best Luxury Compact/Small Car:

The 2018 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron is the car of the future. Half gas, half electric and is an absolute head turner. The car starts at $40,900, which is surprisingly affordable considering the car has 204 HP and 612 KM on a full charge. The interior of the car is just as futuristic as the exterior; the best part about the Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron is that you get to enjoy Audi’s virtual cockpit and feel guilt free because you’re driving an eco-friendly car!

Honorable Mentions:

2019 B-Class  – MSRP Starting From $35,900

2018 BMW i3  – MSRP Starting From $48,750

Best New Midsize Car:

The 2019 Toyota Camry, starting at $27,850 is the powerhouse in the midsize car division. This isn’t the Camry we’ve all grown to know – Toyota has completely remodeled the car with a sleek, modern design and upgraded the interior with stylish accents and much needed technological advancements. The Camry has a variation for everyone, whether you’re looking for a 2.5-litre hybrid engine or a 3.5-litre V6 equipped with paddle shifters, the 2019 Camry is the midsize you need in your life.   

Honorable Mentions:

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid – MSRP Starting From $33,090

2019 Hyundai Sonata – MSRP Starting From $24,899

2018 Chevrolet Malibu – MSRP Starting From $24,045

2018 Ford Fusion – MSRP Starting From $22,488

Best Luxury Midsize Car:

The 2018 BMW 550i starts at $83,000 and although the price is high, it’s justified. This mid-size has it all, gorgeous from every single angle and can go from 0-100 Km/h in just 4 seconds. That’s fast. Really Really fast. The car has a mind-blowing 455 Horsepower under the hood and is equipped with BMW’s renowned M aerodynamics package. The BMW550i is the perfect ride if you’re looking for both elegance and top of the line performance.

Honorable Mentions:

2018 S6 Sedan  – MSRP Starting From $92,200

2018 BMW M3 Sedan – MSRP Starting From $77,550

2018 BMW M4 Coupe – MSRP Starting From $78,350

2018 Infiniti Q70L  – MSRP Starting From $64,620

2018 A6 Sedan  – MSRP Starting From $61,000

2018 Audi A4 Sedan  – MSRP Starting From  $41,350

Best New SUV:

Ford is Canada’s Best Selling Brand of SUVs and it should come as no surprise that the 2018 Ford Edge is at the top of this list. The Edge starts at an extremely reasonable $32,999 and has been awarded an impressive 5-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Edge is perfect if you’re looking to mix style with practicality. Loaded with features like Available Lane-Keeping and Adaptive Steering the Edge is guaranteed to give you an experience you won’t forget.

Honorable Mentions:

2019 Toyota Sequoia –  MSRP Starting From $60,965

2019 Subaru Ascent – MSRP Starting From $35,995

2018 Toyota Rav4 LE – MSRP Starting From $27,750

2018 Honda CR-V CVT – MSRP Starting From $27,290

2018 Nissan Rogue S – MSRP Starting From $26,298

2018 Hyundai Tucson – MSRP Starting From $24,999

Best New Luxury SUV:

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is the perfect SUV for you if you’re looking for something with both style and everyday practicality. The F – Pace comes in two engine types, either diesel or gasoline. Staying true to Jaguar standards, under the hood we have an ever so impressive V8 550 Horsepower, supercharged engine. It has enough cargo space to pack your family and the groceries in without compromising comfortability, all while driving home safely thanks to its emergency braking, lane keep assist, and front and rear parking aids. The car starts at $51,500, making it our top pick for the best luxury SUV in Canada.

Honorable Mentions:

2018 BMW X6 – MSRP Starting From $73,350

2019 Acura MDX – MSRP Starting From $56,596

2018 Audi Q5 – MSRP Starting From $45,450

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 – MSRP Starting From $39,200

Best Pickup Truck in Canada:

We’re Canadian, so we are used to the harsh weather and it doesn’t intimidate us. When you need to work outside, you need a truck that can perform. The 2018 Ford F-150 is that truck, starting at $30,549. there are upgrades for whatever job you need this beast of a truck for. The truck is just as technologically advanced as it is rugged, loaded with 360 Degree cameras, Cross Traffic Alerts, Pre Collision Assists, and FordPass Connect . The Ford F-150 can boast awards such as; Motor Trend Truck of the year, J.D Power 2018 Power & Performance award and the Kelly Blue Book – Pickup Truck Best Buy of 2018 award. The Ford F-150 is easily the best truck in Canada.

Honorable Mentions:

2018 Nissan Titan –  MSRP Starting From $36,498

2019 Ram 1500 –  MSRP Starting From  $34,595

2019 Toyota Tacoma – MSRP Starting From $31,525

2018 Silverado 1500 –  MSRP Starting From $31,245

Looking to treat yourself to a new vehicle this fall? Contact us here at Car Cost Canada. We will ensure you save money on your next vehicle purchase!

How to Care for your New Car

Now that you are officially a new car owner, how does it feel? Are you excited to drive around and be able to get around the city with ease and convenience?

As exciting as purchasing a new vehicle is, especially with great deals and prices from Car Cost Canada, there are a couple of things to take into consideration so that you know how to best take care of your vehicle during the colder months. Before the freeze of winter comes about, it is a good idea to go for an inspection to see if there are any loose bolts or parts that may require a touch-up.

Keep reading to learn more about specifically what you should take note of:

Air Filter

If you purchased your vehicle during the summer, chances are dust and pollen has accumulated in your air filter. Without a clean air filter, you could potentially face decrease to the airflow, horsepower, and engine performance of your vehicle. Keeping in mind the weather conditions in winter, you do not want to have these issues during those months.

Autumn is the perfect opportunity to give your car some new air, by replacing an air filter. It usually only takes about a half hour and is something a car owner can do on their own. An inexpensive opportunity to maximize your vehicle use.

Battery Checks

Although newer vehicles usually do not run into these issues, it is a good idea to check for any issues that may appear and to adapt of a habit of checking on your battery. A couple years into a vehicle, the battery may start to fail. Having it checked by a local mechanic will ensure that it is in good working order, and if not, they can be fixed before it causes a real issue on the road.

Having jumper cables in your car is also useful in case of emergencies both for you or someone else.

Check your Tires

Ensure that your tires are properly inflated and can provide sufficient wet traction. The winter months come with lots of snow and ice which means that your tires need to be able to withstand that weather. Whether you have all-season tires or winter tires, ensure that you know what tires you have and their capabilities so that if you need to change them before the first snowfall, you do so.

Engine Checks

When you go in for a battery check with your mechanic, have them check the engine as well. You want to ensure that the oil, antifreeze, belts, and hoses are all operating regularly.

The oil should be changed regularly, antifreeze alternates between 2-5 years and hoses should be checked for leaks while belts are checked for signs of stress. Being aware of the state of each of these components will give you an idea of the performance of your vehicle and if any posing dangers lie ahead.

Wiper Blades and Washer Fluid

Usually, wiper blades only last 1-2 years and washer fluid is in constant need of being refilled. You will go through gallons of washer fluid as the autumn weather transitions into messy and cold winter months. Since wiper blades and wash fluid helps to clear your view of your windshield, it is imperative that those get replaced and refilled.

Overall, when it comes to a new vehicle, ensuring that an autumn checkup is completed is the best way to ensure your car is safe on the road. When you purchase a new car, you want to provide the utmost care for it and by following the tips we have provided, you will be able to do so!

If you are looking for a new vehicle and have your eye on purchasing it, check out Car Cost Canada. We are able to provide free dealer invoice reports and help you negotiate the best prices for your new car so that you can drive in style while knowing you saved. Contact our team today for more information.

Car Cost Canada: How does it Work?

Buying a new vehicle comes with new expenses to add which can be challenging, especially when you’re eyeing expensive models. The maintenance fees that come with buying a new car become part of the decision making process and not knowing where to begin the negotiation at a dealership can put you in a difficult position.

Car Cost Canada is able to provide free dealer reports which give details in regards to what you are purchasing, and the various ways you can save money. The basis of a free report comes from the cost at which the dealership gets the vehicles at. Having the knowledge and understanding of that will allow any potential new car buyer to start their negotiation.

The process of getting a report is simple, and can be done electronically via the Car Cost Canada site. When it comes to how exactly it works, that can be broken down into three easy steps:

Step 1: Initiating the Free Report

Once you are on the site, you are able to choose from a variety of brands, makes, and models, to help the report identify exactly the vehicle you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a Honda Civic Coupe, you would be able to narrow down the factors and even choose the model, LX, Touring, EX-T, etc. The following pages would be to identify the specificity of the car: the vehicle colour, paint scheme, seat trim, and other customizations that your vehicle would have.

Step 2: Best Price Formula

Once you have chosen all of your customizations and preferences for your vehicle, you will be redirected to a page where the MSRP and average price that people pay for the same vehicle are shown.

On Car Cost Canada’s end, the best price formula is used to assist in the report making aspect. The formula takes the dealer’s cost, subtracts the incentives you qualify for, adds the dealer markup, and presents the best price. All of that combined will provide a good estimate of where you can aim to start in the negotiation process and provides you with a realistic number that you should aim to get.

Step 3: Partner with a Dealership

At Car Cost Canada, we have a list of top rated and most popular dealerships. Partnering with them, we know that they will provide you with a quality buying experience whilst simultaneously providing you the best price. Using the free dealer report to buy a new car will allow you to leverage that knowledge and use it during the negotiation. Since they are partnered with us, the conversations of whether the prices on our reports are doable will not exist. We are able to contact an associate dealer that can help secure your vehicle at those prices which makes this a hassle free process for you!

Now that you understand the quick process that CCC provides, you can get started by choosing the brand, make, and model you are looking for! Find a vehicle that works best for you and your lifestyle and get a price that works even better!

Contact our Car Cost Canada team today to get more information on the dealer invoice report and how you can leverage that to your benefit.

New Fall Models You Will Want To Get Your Hands On

Seemingly every season there are new vehicles rolling out from various makers. The auto industry is incredibly fast-paced and new features are constantly being introduced, so much so, that entirely new models are often necessary to keep up with the plethora of features. With the fall season approaching, most auto brands are taking the upcoming colder months into consideration, boosting durable and weather efficient vehicles. With these models being very new, the cost tends to be higher. At Car Cost Canada, we can aid you in saving money on a vehicle that will last. Our dealer invoice reports ensure you get the best deal for your new vehicle.

What cars are all the rage this fall?

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a spacious and rugged vehicle. Whether you are looking for a family vehicle, something to withstand various terrains, or perhaps both, the Traverse is the vehicle for you. The car boosts new technology throughout, including a rear vision camera, forward collision alert, and the MyLink display. The Traverse seats up to 8 comfortably, making it the perfect vehicle for a growing family or for those long road trips.

2018 Range Rover Velar S

If you’re looking for a luxury-economy cross, the Range Rover Velar S is the vehicle for you. This midsize SUV is another great vehicle for families, equipped with an abundance of space and safety features. Of course, this vehicle is jam-packed with all the standard, unique Range Rover features and so much more.

2018 Honda Accord

Honda has a great reputation for their continuous lines of functional, economical, and affordable vehicles. The 2018 Honda Accord carries on that reputation for the brand. The 2018 Accord comes equipped with several features including, brake assist, traffic sign recognition, HondaLink, Lane departure warning and more. The 2018 Accord offers the comfort and reliability of all Hondas with an added touch: it’s looks. The 2018 Accord boasts a sleek and modern new look, giving the appearance of a luxury vehicle for a fraction of the cost.

2018 Ford F-150

Looking for something a little more rugged? Look no further than the 2018 Ford F-150. Ford is notorious for creating solid, durable pickup trucks, so it’s no surprise that people are already jumping at the chance to purchase their 2018 F-150. With an aluminum-alloy body and fully boxed steel frame, this pickup is ready to withstand the toughest of terrains. From city roads to mud and rocks, this pickup will provide you a safe a durable ride.

2018 BMW x3

It’s no secret that this German car manufacturer creates reliable luxury vehicles. The 2018 BMW x3 takes the power of BMW to the next level. Similar to the Ford F-150, this vehicle is designed to get you through some tough terrain. The intelligent all-wheel drive can certainly withstand the harsh proponents that a Canadian winter has to offer. With exceptional interior space, this vehicle is perfect for families. It provides safety and comfort without sacrificing that well-known BMW power.

2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is by far the most unique vehicle on this list. Why? The Leaf is a fully electric vehicle. Perfect for the environmentally conscious individual, this car does not require fuel consumption. Simply plug it in, charge up your battery, and hit the road. The 2018 Leaf boosts 40% more range than previous models, allowing you to get further on a single charge. Another key factor surrounding the leaf is the incentives offered by it. Going electric not only saves the environment but can save your hard earned money as well.

Looking to treat yourself to a new vehicle this fall? Contact us here at Car Cost Canada. We will ensure you save money on your next vehicle purchase!

Top Five 2018 Family Cars in Canada

Your family car is going to be a cherished vehicle wherein you’ll spend innumerable exciting adventure trips with your loved ones, creating lifelong memories on the way. It’ll carry an enormous emotional value for each of your family members. So, make sure you dedicate a good amount of time exploring about different options, comparing them based on the cargo and passenger space and look for the best car deals in Canada to save some money.

SUVs rank above all when it comes to a family car due to myriad reasons. Comfort occupies the top place, followed by the cargo space and seating capacity. The integration of the latest entertainment, safety and assist technologies is also equally imperative, such as automatic emergency braking and smart cruise control features. Some SUVs even offer lane keeping assist, teen-driver monitoring, and wireless phone charging. To make things easier for you, here we have listed down the top five 2018 SUVs for your consideration:

2018 Toyota Highlander

The 3-row Highlander is a staple family car known for its easy and comfortable driving. The 3.5 litre V6 model delivers more power and better fuel economy than the 2.7 litre 4-cylinder due to its 8-speed automatic transmission. The interior is well-designed, consisting of enough room in the first 2 rows, and a comfortable third row for the kids. Safety is an essential element of the Highlander’s feature package, encompassing Lane Departure alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (so that speed gets automatically adjusted to keep up with the vehicle ahead of you), and Automatic High Beams.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

This full-size SUV offers a spacious seating arrangement for 9 people, with enough cargo space to store the kids’ biggest toys. If that’s too much for you, go for a custom model that offers 5-passengers seating area to provide you with a comfortable and roomy ride. The rear-view camera and available park assist enable you to maneuver the vehicle easily in tight spaces.

To make the ride enjoyable for everyone in the car, Tahoe offers tri-zone climate control, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, 8.0-inch touchscreen display, and 4G LTE wi-fi. There are multiple power and USB points to ensure every occupant is plugged in and entertained. The safety and security factors have been given the required consideration through features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Safety Alert Seat (which vibrates to inform the driver about approaching objects or vehicles), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

2018 Honda Pilot

When you are trying to strike a balance in the interior space, value, features, fuel economy and refinement, Pilot will give you everything in one clever package. The abundant space will let you haul up to 8 people to the local grocery store, load a week’s grocery and drive back – in the same vehicle. There is enough legroom for the front-seat passenger despite the fact that there is a space-restricting infant seat in the second row. The logically-arranged center console gives a nice touch, along with multiple cup holders, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and multiple USB ports.

Honda Pilot houses plenty of active and passive safety features through its Honda Sensing bundle which is standard on Elite and Touring models and optional on EX and EX-L. The key features as part of Honda Sensing include a rearview camera, right-side camera system (lane watch), automatic collision warning and braking, road departure prevention and adaptive cruise control.

2018 Subaru Outback

This 2-row family car is a smart, practical choice, combining the ride quality of a sedan with the cargo space of an SUV. If your family loves to cruise around the countryside, Outback is your perfect ride- thanks to its 8.7-inches of ground clearance and all-wheel drive and hill descent control feature. The interior has enough space to comfortably accommodate 5 people, plus a huge cargo area of 35 cubic feet behind the rear seats (73 cubic feet with rear seats folded). From a stroller to a complete setup for a Sunday picnic or a rock-climbing trip, the Outback flaunts enough room for everything.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Atlas is a midsize 3-row SUV, with a massive interior, excellent warranty and some of the latest convenience and safety technology available. The low-key styling of the cabin looks classy, and using every row feels extremely easy instead of forcing to get into. Even with 7 people, there is still enough room left for the cargo storage, and when these rows are folded, they can fold really flat. Another plus point is the low liftover height that makes it easy to place gear in the back. The safety technology encompasses 6 airbags, stability control, and a rearview camera, along with options such as lane departure warning and assist, rear traffic alert and all-wheel drive.

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Benefits of an Infiniti

When it comes to purchasing a new car, your choice on the spectrum of expensive luxurious cars to affordable models can differ based on your preferences and your budget. Preferences can range from the brand, model, and make, to the vehicle add-ons, fuel economy, maintenance fees, etc. There are many factors to consider, especially when you are a new car buyer.

With various factors to consider and options to choose from, there is a lot you can do when choosing your next vehicle. Infiniti has been a popular automotive choice this season. However, with a reputation for higher maintenance costs, people often find themselves cornered into choosing other vehicles. This is where Car Cost Canada comes in – with our dealer invoice report system, you are able to see the car at dealer cost which helps you leverage and negotiate a better price point for your purchasing convenience.

If you are considering purchasing an Infiniti and wondering about the costs associated with it, do not worry – the dealer invoice reports that Car Cost Canada provides allows you to save money so that you can focus on your vehicle preferences.

An Introduction to Infiniti Vehicles

When you want the best of everything in a car, Infiniti is the obvious choice. Not only do the Infiniti vehicles ingrain the latest technology, they also flaunt a classy look to give you an escape from the mundane routine. Don’t believe us? Just take a test drive and see for yourself.

Thanks to Infiniti’s new lineup of models, the luxury is now within reach for everyone. Be it an everyday commuter or an eco-conscious thrill seeker, everyone can now revel in the feeling of that luxurious drive. Here is a break-down of Infiniti vehicles to give you a gist of various options available:

Coupes: The Q60 will let you turn heads when it roars down the road. It has received a slew of amazing performance reviews from existing owners, so adventure is automatically promised when you go for this one.        

Sedans: If it’s going to be an everyday drive, Q50 or Q70 will make an awesome choice. After a long, hard day at work, you’d actually look forward to driving your Infiniti. For more space, you can go for Q70L that will grant you the same level of performance without compromising the style quotient.

Crossovers: For hustling through the city traffic, turn to the QX50 or QX50 that will make driving an absolute breeze while still giving more than enough space for your family and luggage. For additional space and power, go for the larger variants of these models.

SUVs: Take pleasure in the massive power and cargo capacity of the new QX80. Combined with luxurious interiors that are almost standard in all Infiniti cars, this model can prove your perfect partner in your thrill-seeking pursuits.

Hybrids: Save fuel at the pump, but not at the cost of the modern luxuries that come with driving an Infiniti car. The Q70 and Q50 sedans come as hybrid options as well, so choose what piques your interests and goes with your budget.

A sneak peek into the exclusive technologies in Infiniti vehicles

One of the very first things that millennials look for when buying a new car is its infotainment system, i.e. entertainment and information technologies integrated in the vehicle. Infiniti has a topnotch InTouch system that will go along every journey you make, through its impressive navigation, entertainment, security and convenience features. With voice or touch commands, you will stay engaged and informed while driving on the road.

The All-Wheel Drive is an intelligent technology that can adapt to varying road conditions pretty quickly. By shifting 50% of the available power to the front wheels, this feature in your Infiniti will ensure you can drive smoothly in the harsh season of winter. The system will revert to the rear wheels when you don’t need the extra traction.

Imagine how easy it would be to drive when there is an in-built car technology that keeps an eye on the road around you! Infiniti Safety Shield will do that for you, protecting you and passengers in the event of a collision. When combined with technologies like Distance Control Assist and Cruise Control, Safety Shield will endow you with added comfort and security. Some other features that you can avail are Blind Spot Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning and more.

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Ways to Save Money: New Car Buyers Edition

Purchasing a vehicle is a process a majority of Canadians go through at a point. In a country of approximately 37 million, around 25 million individuals carry a driver’s license. A commonality amongst ready-to-purchase individuals is a precaution to price. Add-ons and longevity aside, a majority fixate on initial cost. The initial cost of a vehicle typically makes or breaks a consumer’s decision to purchase. Consumers are often looking for the best possible price prior to purchasing a vehicle which is exactly what a dealer invoice report does.

Car Cost Canada offers free dealer invoice price reports to Canadians since 1999. With exclusive options to see add-ons, rebates and unique manufacturer to dealer incentives, Car Cost Canada provides bigger advantages to users with invoice reports. Dealer invoice reports allow car buyers to learn the true wholesale cost price that a dealership would be working with, not just the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price).

The average cost of a vehicle in Canada continues to rise, reaching approximately $33,464, up 3.2 percent from the previous year. A large number of consumers are purchasing a vehicle at the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) without knowing that any other options exist. The difference between invoice cost and MSRP can vary significantly. The savings for a basic, economical vehicle may hover around $500-$600, whereas a high-end SUV could see a $10,000 (or 20%) potential profit margin at the MSRP. The margins between MSRP and dealer invoice can save you a substantial amount of money in regards to the initial cost of the vehicle.

Dealer Invoice reports have proven success in the luxury vehicle market as well, gasconading significant savings. Those in the market for a luxury vehicle such as a BMW, Audi, or Mercedes-Benz, can see savings of 20% off the MSRP. With the price of an average luxury vehicle ranging from $56,505; base model sedan to $83,183; mid-size SUV/crossover, the savings can cut a substantial amount off the MSRP. With the price of luxury vehicles axiomatically higher than the price of a basic, economical vehicle, leasing is inevitable for many.

With that being said, those looking to lease can cut back on the length of their terms, meaningless commitment for their vehicle of choice. Keeping the average cost of a vehicle in mind, 71.5% of Canadians opt for a term of 48 months or greater, compared with 71.3% last year. A lower initial cost can cut back both length of the lease as well as the monthly cost of the lease, taking the pressure off of significant long-term financing.

Car Cost Canada offers comprehensive dealer invoice reports aimed at saving consumers money on their vehicle purchases. A vast amount of Canadians purchase a vehicle at full MSRP, missing opportunities to save money. Dealer invoice reports also provide an in-depth breakdown of rebates and incentives that you may qualify for. Items such as rebates for certain vehicle makes because they are eco-friendly is something that you have to initiate and does not automatically apply to you as you are purchasing the car.

When reviewing your dealer invoice report, it is important to understand the invoice price is only “roughly” what the dealer paid for the vehicle. This is due to the dealer holdback amount that most manufacturers assign to the vehicle. The dealer holdback is a portion of the cost that is collected by the manufacturers but refunded by car makers once the car is sold, as a sales incentive. This information will not be shared during negotiation because this is an incentive for the dealer, additional pocket money for them. While this is beneficial, this is not a huge increase in revenue for them. It is normally 4%-7% of the MSRP. The price point will be this dealer invoice report with the additional sales commission that must be made, any overhead costs, and an extra profit from the sale. Taking that into consideration helps buyers understand the value and what point they can negotiate to.

The dealer invoice report boasts a plethora of options and savings pertaining to the purchase of a new vehicle, whether out right or via a financial term. Over 200,000 Canadians have utilized Car Cost Canada’s dealer invoice reports. With savings anywhere from a few hundred to thousands, the accumulated savings relevant to dealer invoice pricing is staggering. Whether you are looking to purchase your first, new vehicle or looking to upgrade your current one, a dealer invoice report from Car Cost Canada makes the purchasing process simple and will ultimately help you save your hard-earned money.

About Car Cost Canada

Car Cost Canada was the first company to offer dealer invoice prices in Canada and we’ve been Canada’s #1 choice since 1999. Car Cost Canada is a division of Armada Data Corporation, a trusted data company that is publicly traded on the TSX.

Over 500,000 Canadians have utilized Car Cost Canada’s services to save money on their most recent new vehicle acquisition. Our website outlines how consumers can save money by knowing the dealer cost of all new vehicles sold in Canada, current unadvertised incentives, and how the Car Cost Canada national dealer network can positively impact your next vehicle purchase.