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New 2022 Kia EV6 targets Canada’s $45k electric sweet spot

2022 Kia EV6
2022 Kia EV6 adds size, sophistication and plenty of style to Canada’s electric vehicle mix.

Four new mainstream volume-branded electrics hit the market last year, including the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai Ioniq5, Mazda MX-30, and Volkswagen ID.4, and all start under sub-$45,000 sweet spot. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Kia’s new 2022 EV6 will do the same, entering the Canadian market at $44,995.

Of course, offering a base trim under $45k allows Canada’s national iZEV rebate to kick in, as well as various provincial rebates, and that can add up to a significant amount. Consumers in BC can save up to $8,000, for instance, while the national rebate can add up to $5,000 more. That brings the price down to $32k (plus freight and fees), and therefore well within most buyers’ budgets.

2022 Kia EV6
Strong performance and competitive range estimates come standard.

Of course, the Nissan Leaf, regular Bolt and new Bolt EUV can be had for even less, as can the Mini Cooper SE, Hyundai Ioniq and Kona electrics, and Kia’s own Niro and Soul electrics, but the EV6 adds size, sophistication and plenty of style to the mix, not to mention performance and range, arguably making it worth the extra coin.

The EV6, which shares underpinnings with Hyundai’s Ioniq5 and Genesis upcoming GV60, mostly mirrors the former model’s pricing structure from beginning to end. The aforementioned base model comes with Standard Range power and a single-motor RWD layout. A Long Range RWD version increases the price to $52,995, while adding a second motor for AWD pushes the price up to $54,995. Additionally, the Long Range AWD model can be had with a GT-Line Package 1 for 57,995, and right at the top of the line is a Long Range AWD with GT-Line Package 2 for $61,995.

2022 Kia EV6
The EV6′ interior looks upscale and filled with tech.

To be more specific, the base EV6 with RWD incorporates a 58.0 kWh battery with a 125kW rear motor that makes it capable of up to 373 km of range. The Long Range RWD trim increases the battery size to 77.4 kWh and the rear motor to 168kW for up to 499 km of range, while the two AWD power units utilize the same 77.4 kWh battery as the just-noted trim, but the first version gets a 74kW front motor and a 165kW rear motor for up to 441 km of range, while the most formidable combination combines a 160kW front motor with a 270kW rear motor for up to 499 kms of range.

2022 Kia EV6
Rear seat roominess appears plentiful.

Trims in mind, the new EV6’ gets a 12.3-inch standard centre display, while Canadian buyers are also treated to a standard heat pump system for maintaining range during cold conditions.

All of the expected advanced driver assistance and convenience features are on the menu as well, including forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot avoidance assist, automated parking assistance, driver attention warning, intelligent speed limit assist, highway driving assist, navigation-based smart cruise control-curve, and high beam assist.

2022 Kia EV6
Cargo capacity looks generous.

Additionally, the new EV6 incorporates ultra-fast DC charging at 800V and 400V, without the need for a separate controller. This allows the battery to be recharged to 80 percent in only 18 minutes.

What’s more, the EV6 can be upgraded with a Vehicle to Load (V2L) option, which transforms the new crossover into a direct power source for just about anything. This means you can plug in your personal electronics, appliances for camping, tools for working, and more. You can even recharge another electric vehicle.

The new 2022 Kia EV6 will arrive at Kia Canada dealerships next month.

Robo Dog | The All-Electric Kia EV6 (1:10):

The Kia 2022 Inspiration Journey | Kia EV6 (1:41):

The Kia EV6 used to break the world record (1:47):

18-Minute Charge Time | The Kia EV6 (0:15):

Up to 300 Mile Range | The Kia EV6 (0:15):

All-New Electric Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD Race Inspired | 2022 Kia EV6 (0:30):

All-new Electric Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD Jet | 2022 Kia EV6 (0:30):

Story credit: Trevor Hofmann

Photo credits: Kia

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Toyota redesigns Sequoia SUV with powerful hybrid drivetrain

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone
Toyota has completely redesigned its full-size Sequoia, shown here in new top-tier Capstone trim.

Toyota just revealed its totally redesigned third-generation Sequoia, which will go on sale this summer as a 2023 model.

The new Sequoia is once again based on the Tundra pickup truck, a vehicle that was all-new last year for this 2022 model year. The 2023 Sequoia shares some styling elements with its more utility-oriented partner, but is for the most part its own design.

To be specific, the new Sequoia’s grille isn’t as bold, and arguably better for it. It shares more cues with the highly popular Tacoma, plus the RAV4, and doesn’t visually stray too far away from the Highlander and new Corolla Cross either. No doubt the new Sequoia’s look hints at the upcoming 4Runner, an SUV we should also see in updated form this year.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Limited
The new Sequoia can tow up to 9,000 lbs.

All in all, the new Sequoia looks tough and rugged, yet refined enough for both dad and mom. Flowing rearward from the big, bold grille is a hood that domes powerfully at centre, and further features heavy-duty, matte plastic, louvre-like garnishes on its rear corner edges when upgraded with “TRD PRO” trim. In fact, the latter trim makes itself known on the sides of those garnishes, in place of smaller, chromed “i FORCE MAX” signage in the same spot for other trims. Visually separating the new Capstone trim line are chrome embellishments on the doors above the rocker panels. Those sides are now more deeply sculpted than before, while the Sequoia’s rear styling certainly won’t offend traditional SUV buyer’s tastes.

2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
Most should be pleased with the new Sequoia’s styling, not to mention its 4×4 prowess.

A total of five trims will be available upon launch, including TRD Off-Road, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and Capstone, the latter introduced with the latest Tundra. Capstone represents an even more luxurious level above Platinum, boasting a unique black and white motif inside, much of which is covered with high-quality semi-aniline leather, while Toyota has improved soundproofing as well.

Incidentally, the i-Force Max engine, which is available as an option in the new Tundra, comes standard with the Sequoia. What’s more, it isn’t a V8, but a 3.5-litre hybrid V6 capable of a whopping 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. It feeds all that muscle down to a four-wheel drive system through a 10-speed automatic gearbox that comes fitted with Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Limited
The Sequoia’s rear design is simple, clean and inoffensive.

The hybrid component is a generator motor positioned between the internal combustion portion of the drivetrain and the transmission. This is a well-tested solution, so we can expect Toyota’s legendary hybrid reliability and longevity included with this powertrain’s improved fuel economy.

Being that all Sequoia trims will get the same engine, performance differences come down to the suspension. Some will be optimized for handling and comfort, while others will prioritize off-road capability, but all should provide ample handling chops and overall stability to keep all that engine power in check on when the road starts to wind.

2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
Each trim level gets its own design details.

To achieve the new Sequoia’s manoeuvrability, the already improved Tundra chassis design received fine tuning, particularly to the independent front suspension setup and rack-mounted electronic power steering system, that latter reportedly enhancing feel. A multi-link rear suspension has also been added, improved over the previous Sequoia’s, while buyers can also add an adaptive variable suspension to the mix, which includes Comfort, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom settings to the Drive Mode Select system’s menu. A height-adjustable air suspension with load levelling is optional too, this feature particularly helpful when loading and unloading.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone
The new standard 3.5-litre hybrid V6 makes towing easier thanks to 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque.

Hauling in mind, the new Sequoia is now capable of towing up to 9,000 lbs (4,080 kg) of trailer, which is nearly 22-percent more weight than today’s version. Backing this up (literally) is a Tow Tech Package that was first offered with the new Tundra, featuring a Trailer Backup Guide and Straight Path Assist, the latter automatically using the steering system to keep the trailer straight when reversing. The power mirrors also include powered extensions for seeing around the sides of wider loads.

Standard Sequoia features include a heated steering wheel and front seats, Toyota’s breathable Softex leatherette upholstery, a large panoramic sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and the TSS 2.5 suite of safety features.

2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
Upper trims, like this TRD Pro, feature a large 14-inch centre touchscreen.

A 14-inch centre touchscreen is available, improving the Sequoia’s digital experience with features like a Panoramic View Monitor to ease parking, while a digital display rear view mirror is available as well, as is a colourful digital driver’s display.

The new 2023 Sequoia’s interior is laid out much like the outgoing model. It comes standard with three rows including a middle bench, with second-row captain’s chairs being optional. New is a third row that not only reclines, but slides back and forth up to 150 mm (6.0 in), while a handy adjustable hard-shell parcel shelf improves cargo area flexibility. It can be expanded to cover the rear seatbacks when folded, resulting in a completely flat loading floor. The shelf can be fitted back into the floor for carrying taller cargo, or alternatively it acts as a cargo cover when raised higher.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone
A large panoramic sunroof comes standard.

As far as sales go, Toyota is likely looking to loyal 4Runner, Highlander, and of course Sequoia owners as buyers for the new SUV, plus ex-Land Cruiser owners in the U.S. News about the new model will definitely cause some buzz here in Canada, but Sequoia sales have been so few and far between that it may take some time to raise awareness.

Toyota Canada sold 418 Sequoias last year, which was less than half of its all-time Canadian high of 912 unit-sales in 2010. Comparison to General Motors’ Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon success hardly seems relevant at this point, with the two brands’ collective deliveries totalling 15,307 units, or roughly 36.5 times as many full-size SUVs than Toyota. On a more positive note (to Toyota), that’s a lot of market share for the Japanese brand to nibble away at, and this new Sequoia should make a significant dent.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Limited
An adjustable cargo shelf provides a flat loading floor.

Something domestic SUV shoppers should consider is retained value, which was highest for the Sequoia in the Canadian Black Book’s “Full-size Crossover-SUV” category, while Toyota’s largest SUV also owned the top “Large SUV/Crossover” spot with Vincentric’s Best Value in Canada Awards. Additionally, the Sequoia earned a best-possible position in J.D. Power and Associate’s 2021 Initial Quality Study.

We should expect to see more Sequoias on the road starting this summer.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Overview | Toyota (7:07):

2023 Toyota Sequoia | Undeniable Capability, Unmistakable Presence | Toyota (2:17):

Story credit: Trevor Hofmann

Photo credits: Toyota

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Porsche Taycan is now the Official Safety Car of the 2022 Formula E season

2022 Porsche Taycan Official Formula E Safety Car
Porsche’s Taycan Turbo S is now the Official Safety Car of the 2022 Formula E racing series.

The 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will get underway this weekend in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before making its way to nine different cities ahead of the final race in Seoul, Korea on August 14. Along with the cars, teams and drivers, one new addition will remain constant throughout the season, the Porsche Taycan Official Safety Car.

“We’re proud that Formula E has entrusted a Porsche with this task – one that is important for the safety of its drivers,” said Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “With the Taycan Turbo S as the official safety car, we’re making an important contribution to track safety and also underlining the importance of Formula E for Porsche Motorsport.”

2022 Porsche Taycan Official Formula E Safety Car
Expect the 750-hp Taycan Turbo S Safety Car to deal with on-track issues quickly.

The ninth FIA-sanctioned race of the season will be held in Vancouver, Canada this year, from June 30 through July 2, alongside the Canadian E-Fest, which is a unique festival that combines a creative business conference on sustainability with an esports tournament, plus more. Tickets, which start at only $70, can be acquired directly from the Canadian E-Fest website.

The Canadian E-Fest event will be set up in Vancouver’s False Creek area, next to city centre business and residential districts, but unlike the Champ Car race weekends held there 18 years-plus prior, there shouldn’t be any complaints about noise violations from local residents, due to the near silent operation of the Formula E cars.

Canadian E-Fest
The track map and surrounding Canadian E-Fest event will remind any long-term Vancouverite of the old Molson Indy Vancouver.

“Formula E is delighted the Porsche Taycan Turbo S will serve as the Championship’s safety car from Season 8,” said Jamie Reigle, CEO of Formula E. “The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the pinnacle of high-performance electrified vehicles and will light up Formula E city racetracks around the world. In designing the Formula E safety car, Porsche reimagined the critical on-track safety function to be a powerful symbol of the championship’s commitment to an electrified future and the unity of the competitors in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.”

The 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S that serves as the base for the new Formula E Safety Car is whisper quiet as well, and that’s despite 750 hp (with Overboost) and 774 lb-ft of torque. The car can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in only 2.8 seconds when its Launch Control feature is engaged, plus it moves off the line to 160 km/h in a scant 6.1 seconds. The new Taycan Turbo S starts at $218,000, but it’s possible to get into a 2022 Taycan for as little as $119,900.

Story credit: Trevor Hofmann

Photo credits: Porsche

Formula E: make it matter in season 8 (0:45):

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New Acura MDX Type S tops $80k

2022 Acura MDX Type S
The new MDX Type S promises much better performance the regular version.

If you purchased a brand new, fully-loaded Acura MDX last year, you would’ve paid a maximum of $69,400, plus freight, fees and taxes, or about $1,100 less than the much more advanced MDX Sport Hybrid when last available in 2020. Now, however, two new trims are pushing the 2022 MDX’ price up to and beyond the $80k threshold, but nevertheless we think a lot of Canadian luxury utility buyers will be willing to part with $10k more in order to take home the sportier Type S variant.

The new 2022 Acura MDX Type S, which is now available from $79,000 (or $81,500 including destination fees), adds a number of key upgrades that are well worth the extra cost. Specifically, the Type S gets a more potent engine good for 65 additional horsepower and 87 lb-ft of extra torque, which results in a grand total of 355 hp and 345 lb-ft of twist, while the performance-focused family hauler also features an Active Exhaust system in order to make it sound as fast as it is.

2022 Acura MDX Type S
This badge means there’s 355 hp and 345 lb-ft of torque behind the grille.

There’s no change in engine displacement, but the 10-speed automatic transmission connected to that 3.0-litre V6 has been beefed up inside, plus enhanced with quicker shifting gear increments, and rev-matched downshifts. What’s more, a performance-tuned version of the Japanese luxury brand’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system optimizes the uprated high-performance rubber underneath.

Those tires are special self-sealing all seasons, wrapping around a set of 21-inch twinned five-spoke alloys boasting black-painted pockets, and visible through those rims are aggressive Brembo brakes that incorporate big 363-mm front discs with four-piston fixed calipers.

2022 Acura MDX Type S
Unique wheels frame a big set of Brembo brakes, aiding stopping power.

Acura’s first-ever adaptive air suspension helps maintain stability under braking as well as mid-corner, thanks to three unique damping profiles exclusive to the MDX Type S. The brand’s Integrated Dynamics System was improved as well, with special Sport+ and ride height-increasing Lift modes. As exciting as all this sounds, let’s not forget the three-row crossover SUV is a family-first shuttle after all, a point Acura wanted to keep clear by mentioning in their press release that even this sporty Type S will provide “a smooth, comfortable ride.”

2022 Acura MDX Type S
Special quilted leather upholstery enhance the Type S’ interior.

Type S buyers wanting more luxury can ante up for the Ultra Package that, for $4,000 more includes 16-way powered front seats with nine massage settings, plus quilted leather upholstery, and a 1,000-watt ELS Studio 3D surround-sound audio system boasting 25 speakers that include LED-illuminated door speakers, high-performance PrecisionDrive carbon-fibre speakers, and CenterParquet. This package increases the price of the MDX Type S by $4,000 to $83,000 (or $85,500 with destination), which is well into German luxury SUV territory.

As far as external visuals go, the 2022 MDX Type S receives a modified front fascia featuring an open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille design for enhanced engine cooling, while an exclusive front splitter sets the front lower section apart from lesser MDX trims. Additionally, the rear diffuser gets the Type S treatment too, thanks to four exhaust outlets.

Built in East Liberty, Ohio, the 2022 MDX Type S is joined by the TLX Type S sport sedan and NSX Type S mid-engine sports car in the 2022 Acura lineup. We should also expect to see a Type S variant of the upcoming Integra sport sedan, which will be replacing the ILX later this year.

MDX Type S Introduction (0:49):

Acura Type S Turbo V6 – Development Story (8:25):

Acura Type S Lineup (0:30):

Story credits: Trevor Hofmann

Photo credits: Acura

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Your Electric Cars for Sale in Canada Buyers Guide

As more Canadian’s warm up to the idea of choosing a battery electric vehicle (BEV) as their next new car or light truck the range of available vehicles is rapidly expanding.

While the average selling price of new BEV’s are higher than the overall market average, more affordable choices are becoming available.

The list of vehicles below represents the currently available new cars and light trucks. We will add additional models as they become available. Watch for the addition of the Chevrolet Silverado EV, Ford 150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, GMC Hummer EV SUV and new BEV’s from Mercedes Benz and Nissan.

2022 Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron is a compact luxury SUV that combines the Ingolstadt, Germany-based carmaker’s edgy design language and high-quality execution with a fully
electric power unit.

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Audi e-tron GT

Sized similarly to the A7, the Audi e-tron GT is based on Porsche’s Taycan and is therefore a dedicated electric four-door
coupe targeting the Tesla Model S in the luxury mid-size category.

2022 Audi e-tron GT

2022 Audi e-tron Sportback

The Audi e-tron Sportback directly targets the swoopy Tesla Model Y, providing the German brand’s sharp styling with full-electric propulsion in the compact luxury SUV-coupe segment.

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback

2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback

Audi’s e-tron S Sportback builds on the sleeker SUV-coupe body style of the luxury automaker’s e-Tron BEV, with stronger performance overall.

2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback

2022 Audi Q4 e-Tron

The Q4 e-tron is Audi’s entry-level battery electric vehicle (BEV) in Canada, smaller and more affordable than the compact luxury e-tron.

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback

The Q4 e-Tron Sportback is a sportier SUV-coupe styled version of the regular all-electric Q4 e-Tron subcompact luxury SUV.

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback

2022 Audi RS e-Tron GT

Based on Porsche’s Taycan, the RS e-Tron GT is more potent version of Audi’s regular e-Tron GT, a mid-size four-door coupe that targets Tesla’s Model S.

2022 Audi e-tron RS GT

2021 BMW i3

This is the last year for BMW’s funky i3, a subcompact BEV-powered hatchback featuring a carbon-fibre body and the option of a gasoline-powered range-extender engine.

2021 BMW i3

2022 Chevrolet BOLT

Redesigned for 2022, Chevrolet’s Bolt is a plug-in battery electric-powered subcompact hatchback that benefits from a few SUV styling details.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

All new for 2022, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV is a battery-powered subcompact crossover SUV, positioned slightly above the regular Bolt EV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Now in its second model year, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E pulls its name and many styling cues from the legendary Mustang pony car but gets all-electric power and an SUV body style.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 takes the brand’s edgy styling to new electrified levels, while adding 800-volt DC fast charging for an 80-percent charge in just 18 minutes, plus over 480 km of range.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2021 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric, which will be discontinued at the close of 2021, shares its design with hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The all-electric model has a range of more than 270 km.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2022 Hyundai KONA Electric

The Kona has been a massive hit for Hyundai. Available with gasoline and all-electric power, the latter version is capable of driving more than 400 km on a full charge.

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

2022
Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar’s I-PACE crossover was early to the luxury electric category but delivered
impressive luxury and strong performance two motors making 394 hp and 512 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Kia
Niro EV

Kia’s Niro comes in regular gasoline-powered form, plus as a plug-in hybrid and a pure EV, with the latter capable of driving 385 km on a single charge.

2022 Kia Niro EV

2022 Kia Soul EV

The Soul is available as a regular gasoline-powered subcompact crossover, plus as a 100-percent battery-powered EV capable of driving 383 km between charges.

2022 Kia Soul EV

2022
Mazda MX-30

The MX-30 compact crossover, Mazda’s first EV, can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in about 36 minutes with a Level 3 DC 50-kW fast charger, resulting in 161 km of combined city/highway range.

2022 Maxda MX-30

2022 MINI Cooper SE

Based on Mini’s smallest 3-Door hatchback, the Cooper SE is an all-electric subcompact good for up to 183 km of range and 80-percent of fast-charging in only 35 minutes.

2022 Mini 3 Door

2022
Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s LEAF has long been an EV best-seller, with the latest second-generation model capable of up to 363 km of range with its larger 62 kWh battery.

2022 Nissan Leaf

2022
Polestar 2

Polestar is Volvo’s new electrified sub-brand, with its first “1” plug-in hybrid luxury coupe finishing up production and the new “2” crossover sport sedan EV good for up to 400 km of range.

2022 Polestar 2

2022
Volvo XC40 Recharge

Based on the XC40 subcompact luxury SUV, also available in gasoline-power and as a plug-in hybrid, the XC40 Recharge BEV has a range of 359 km and takes a minimum of 33 minutes to charge up to 80 percent.

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge

2022
Tesla Model 3

Canada’s best-selling electric car, the Tesla Model 3 is a BMW 3 Series-sized luxury sedan capable of 3.3 seconds to 100 km/h and 576 km of range in top-line
trim.

2022 Tesla Model 3

2022
Tesla Model Y

Canada’s best-selling electric crossover SUV, the Model Y is compact in size yet
mighty powerful, dashing to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and capable of driving
up to 531 km on a single charge.

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022
Tesla Model S

Tesla’s first practical car, the Model S holds many racetrack records for performance, even sprinting to 100 km/h in just 2.1 seconds, despite being a comfortable mid-size luxury sedan with up to 637 km of range.

2022 Tesla Model S

2022
Tesla Model X

Tesla’s first crossover SUV, the Model X uses powered gull-wing doors for rear entry, plus can sprint to 100 km/h in only 2.6 seconds and drive up to 536 km on a single charge.

2022 Tesla Model X

2021
Volkswagen ID.4

The stylish new Volkswagen ID.4 is a new battery-electric compact crossover SUV that provides up to 400 km of pure-electric driving range in AWD-enhanced Pro trim. Additionally, ID.4 buyers get three years of free unlimited fast charging at Electrify Canada stations.

2021 VW ID.4

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2021 Mazda CX-5: Trusted Mainstream Name, Premium Next-Level Experience

The Mazda brand is one synonymous with premium luxury without the premium cost, and that’s with no expense spared when it comes to performance, comfort, and both the driver and passenger experience. Through attention to detail, the recurrent use of premium materials, KODO design language and feature set, it’s no wonder that the Mazda CX-5 is regarded as one of the most dependable and fun-to-drive compact SUV models on the market.

Today, let’s get behind the wheel, pop the hood, and get to know the 2021 version of this icon further.

Practical Comfort-Focused Features

With heated and multi-adjustable seating options for the driver and all passengers, built-in electronic stability control, and fine leather-trimmed upholstery, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is not only a smoother ride but a more soothing and comfortable one. Specific trims like the GT model receive added bonuses including heated rear seats and a built-in premium sound system by Bose – one that you won’t soon forget upon hearing it. Sunroof options are also available. With five different trim levels to choose from including Sport, Touring, Grant Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature, there are even more ways to narrow down your needs and wants to find the right CX-5 for your use case and budget. 

Navigation Innovation

Depending on the trim model that interests you, a bevy of state-of-the-art navigation features will be included. From dedicated blind-spot monitoring, stop-and-go functionality, an active driving display (found on the GT model), and parking sensors to optional all-wheel-drive configurations and more, you won’t be short on conveniences. Each feature is optimized to be anything but intrusive, paired with seamless infotainment incorporating Mazda Connect services. Drivers and passengers alike also benefit from keyless entry, built-in cruise control, and user inputs that are easy to manage without being overwhelming. It’s not just about giving more options – it’s about encouraging you to make full use of them to improve your experience, safety, and comfort on or off the road.

Top-Notch Performance in All Trim Levels

We know many of you are keen on numbers, and rightly so. The 2021 CX-5 features a 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G DOHC 16-valve l4, six-speed automatic engine along with four-wheel ABS. This configuration can be found on almost all models, though the GT can be custom-ordered with an optional 2.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers up to 310 pounds per foot of torque and 252 horsepower. Other onboard performance features include driveline traction control, Smart City brake support, a tire pressure warning system, rear cross-traffic alerts, e-parking brakes, and electronic stability control.

Regardless of which trim you opt for, know that this is a pure-blooded Mazda. That means exceptional fuel efficiency, with an average of 24 miles per gallon in the city, 30 for highways, and 26 combined. It also means, thanks to the Skyactiv technologies and navigational features we touched on earlier, that each ride will be smoother with highly responsive handling. And, with a focus on exterior aerodynamics and interior comfort, ambient noise and vibrations are kept to a minimum in the cabin even in busy environments – perfect for a stress-free daily commute or road trip through a new-to-you city.

Mazda Hallmarks on Full Display

Mazda has always been a brand focused on never settling. Good design and innovation means never staying still, instead, continuing to search for improvement. In many ways, the company’s design and engineering teams carry forward a passion for a welcoming, efficient, smooth ride for all. The 2021 Mazda CX exemplifies this approach with further refined feature sets, premium touches, and optimized performance.

All in all, now’s a great time to consider a recent or brand-new Mazda given the strides the company has made with its proven blend of innovation and sensible design. The latest Mazda CX-5 is tangible proof of this in action. We’re sure that each year to come will bring continued refinement of the beloved mainstream compact SUV – a vehicle that challenges the preconceptions of its class and looks, feels, and performs anything like one.

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Current Automotive Market Conditions in Canada (April 2023)

We continue to hear from CarCostCanada® members every day as the work through the new car and light truck purchasing process. Our Recommended Dealers are also sharing their feedback as they strive to help Canadians acquire a new vehicle.

Based on recent data and our analysis of the Canadian automotive market, the industry continues to experience supply and demand challenges. Several factors have combined to continue the shortage of new vehicles in Canada. These include recent parts shipment disruptions, manufacturers focusing on building inventory in their biggest markets (U.S., Europe & China), and the highest Canadian immigration numbers in history (more new Canadians means more demand for passenger vehicles). These factors have caused prices to rise significantly, with some models seeing Canadian price increases of over 10% in the past year alone.

Truck inventories have been the first to rebound. Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, RAM 1500 and RAM 1500 Classic, and Ford F-150 models are now more available on dealership lots. Meanwhile, small car inventory is still slow to return. Most Subaru and Mazda models and the famous Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla still see back orders, with many of the more popular trims seeing 4-to-12-week factory orders. In the popular Compact SUV segment, virtually all popular models, including the Toyota RAV4, Honda CRV, and Subaru Forrester, are still experiencing backorders. On a brighter note, supply is slowly increasing for these popular sport utility vehicles. The backorder delays today are far shorter than six months ago. PHEV vehicles are the exception, with RAV4 Prime, Kia Niro PHEV, Hyundai’s Santa Fe, and Tucson Plug-In Hybrid models all still experiencing extended wait times.

According to several industry reports and our market study, the shortage of new vehicles caused a surge in demand for used cars, driving prices up significantly in that market. Used car prices in Canada hit a record high in 2021, up 34% from pre-pandemic levels.

A scan of Canadian dealership websites shows that many dealers continue to have limited inventory “in stock” and available for immediate delivery, with several models completely sold out. “Backordered” popular models (especially anything with an EV/PHEV/Hybrid designation) are the norm at many brands. Compared with scans from previous years, we see inventory availability has been decreasing steadily over time. However, just recently, in spring 2023, some signs of inventories are on the rise. One possible reason is consumers are canceling their long-awaited orders more than ever. These order cancellations have created an unusual situation where sometimes a car arrives, the customer doesn’t want it, and suddenly, the dealer has something to sell.

Occasionally, undesirable equipment causes these otherwise popular and back-ordered vehicles to “sit” on the lot, waiting for the “right” buyer. An example is the Ford Lightning all-electric pickup, which many dealers now have in stock because the almost $100,000 vehicle was “de-contented” by the factory and is missing key features, such as a sunroof, heated steering wheel or massaging seats, all of which were standard and available on the older F-150. Some consumers tell us they are holding on to their older vehicles and waiting until the manufacturers can supply the features and equipment they want at a reasonable price.

However, the Canadian automotive market still struggles to keep up with demand, and prices remain broadly elevated. While some analysts predict supply chain disruptions will ease in the coming months, we will see how quickly the industry will recover from the challenges that have plagued it for the past two years.

CarCostCanada® continuously reviews the auto market’s overall (macro) state and more local and specific (micro) supply concerns based on location, make, model, and style. Use a CarCostCanada Report to understand a fair price in today’s market. Contact us anytime to get specific and actionable advice for your situation.

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See how Mike saved over $5,000 on his new Audi S4

Buying a car, even if it’s not your first, is a big decision. You have a lot to think about and you want to make sure you don’t forget anything. Most of all, you want to make sure you pay the right price for what you really need.

Making the right decision can be easier and save you thousands of dollars just by using CarCostCanada. In fact, they offer free price reports that help most Canadians negotiate when buying a new car. Canadians across the country are now sharing their stories to show how anyone can save thousands of dollars on their next new car purchase by using CarCostCanada’s services.

This week, let’s take a look at Mike’s story and find out how he saved over $5,000 on his new Audi S4 with CarCostCanada’s free price report.

Saving more even on a high end car

Mike is a 28 year old active man from Toronto, Ontario. He works in finance and is often on the road meeting new clients. However, he also enjoys playing baseball on the weekends and getting together with friends for a beer after work. Mike is single, has no children.

Following a recent promotion, Mike wanted a new car to match his success. So, to make sure he was making the right decision, Mike decided to shop around with the help of CarCostCanada. A friend of his told him about the online price reports of CarCostCanada and said it would not only help him find the perfect car, but also save him a lot of money.

Getting the best price on a new car in 3 easy steps

In 3 easy steps, he was able to build his price report online. First, he built and priced his new car using CarCostCanada’s free report tool, just as he would have done on the manufacturer’s website.

Once the price report was generated, he obtained the best price formula for his specific model by taking the dealer cost minus the incentive plus the dealer margin to see what the best possible price would be.

Finally, the tool helped him find the nearest dealer and meet with one of their professional representatives to get the best price and an exceptional buying experience.

Mike was looking for a car that would make a good impression when he met new clients and went out with his friends. He decided to go with the Audi S4, the car of his dreams, which is a young and good looking car, just like him.

Finally, in the process of buying his new car, Mike was able to save over $5000.

2021 blue Audi S4

About CarCostCanada

Since 1999 we have provided Canadian New Car Buyers with access to our proprietary Dealer Invoice Price Reports.

Complementing the Dealer Invoice Price Reports, we also have an in-house team of automotive professionals with over an accumulated 100 years of experience and a Canada-Wide New Car Dealer Network.