It’s no secret that North Americans, including Canadians, prefer large vehicles, like SUVs and pickups, to smaller ones, like compact sedans or minis. Our analytics data seems to confirm this since Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are some of the most searched new vehicles on Unhaggle.com. Many argue that one of the key reasons for the popularity of big vehicles is that they are safer, but we wonder if that’s actually true. Read More
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Considering the amount of recalls that have hit the auto industry in the last few years (read: there was a record high in 2014 with nearly 600 recall notices in Canada alone, and 8 million vehicles affected by faulty ignition switches and airbags), it’s no wonder people are skeptical on the reliability of modern cars. Read More
If we’re going to talk luxury cars, then we’ve first got to understand what the word “luxurious” means in relation to the automobile world. Once upon a time, Unhaggle asked if luxury cars were really worth the cost and it was there that the definition was revealed – a luxury car is an ideal. It looks good, feels good, drives well and while you might not actually need the thing, it’s pretty nice getting to park one in your driveway year round. Read More
The best way to look at Mercedes-Benz’s classes is by examining them as vehicle subsets as opposed to single models with different trim levels. Why? Because each vehicle in a class can be separated into trims of its own. For instance, the E550 in the E-Class can be configured as either a 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet or Coupe, while the G63 in the G-Class can be either a regular G63 or G63 AMG SUV. That’s why comparing vehicles within a class makes a lot of sense. Read More
Compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles among modern families. They are comfortable, spacious and stylish, which makes them much more attractive than minivans and less rugged than standard SUVs. So, when faced with a choice between two excellent luxury crossovers, like the Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q3, you may feel reasonably overwhelmed. Read More
Pitting two luxury brands against each other feels like forcing two celebrities to arm-wrestle, which means that no matter who wins, we’ll feel bad for the other side. All right, maybe we don’t really feel bad for celebrities at all (especially bad celebrities), but choosing between two phenomenal vehicle brands isn’t exactly easy. In this comparison, the 2014 Lexus IS 250 gets to compete against the brand-spanking-new Audi A3, which the German automaker introduced for this year.
If you’re like us, then you’re probably pulling your hair out in an attempt to decide which one is better. So, let’s compare the two and see which one wins: Read More
Our review score: 9.5 / 10
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class may be the exact same vehicle as its predecessor, but with such a terrific selection of powertrains and unprecedented interior comfort, it’s almost impossible to dislike it.
Mercedes has redesigned the GLK-Class recently and just last year endowed it with a very efficient diesel four-cylinder engine. This means that the German company had absolutely no reason to revamp this compact, five-passenger crossover for 2015. So, if you already own the 2014 model and for some strange reason you are inkling to switch to the newest version, don’t – because they are nearly identical. Read More
Hatchbacks are slowly but surely becoming all the rage these days – mainly due to their practicality and affordability. That’s why when you are forced to choose between two hatchbacks that are as impressive as the Hyundai Elantra GT and Mazda3, you might find yourself in a somewhat challenging situation. But, don’t fret – we’re here to compare the two vehicles and give you a proper winner. Read More
Comparing vehicles in the same segment isn’t always easy since they often seem far too similar to be easily distinguished, and compact vehicles (like sedans, coupes or wagons) are no exception. Take the 2014 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte for instance – they look so alike that they almost seem like twins. Upon closer inspection, however, you can unearth several notable differences, along with pros and cons that can easily sway you in the opposite direction.
We’re here to compare these two compacts to make sure you make the most informed decision possible. Here we go: Read More
Most people know there are dangers existing behind the wheel, but it’s easy to forget that it is the experienced driver who feels like he’s seen it all. While some drivers are definitely better than others, mistakes happen to everybody and none are exempt to that rule. Furthermore, public roads are just that: public. You are not the only one driving on the road, which means you have to take into account other drivers as well, while expecting them to make mistakes.
Keeping in mind that there are some actions you can take in order to reduce your risk of getting into car accidents. Read More