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Road Trips and Car Travel

What’s happening to gas prices across Canada now?

Gasoline prices could reach their highest level in a decade this summer

Gasoline prices for Canadian drivers have been on a near-constant increase for the past year, now topping $1.30/litre on average. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Travel Fuel Economy Jun 20, 2018, 8:40 AM

Car Hammock makes easy work of resting in a cabin

Setting up in 5 minutes, it provides a comfortable place to stretch out Read More

Car Travel Auto Accesories Jun 17, 2018, 5:30 PM

Volkswagen to begin autonomous parking project

Studies say drivers spend more than 40 hours a year looking for parking Read More

Autonomous Driving Car Travel Apr 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

Audi to integrate toll collection into rearview mirrors

Audi first company to offer integrated toll transponders on select cars Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry Car Travel Feb 21, 2018, 3:30 AM

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Chrysler Pacifica official vehicle of Canada Day

Made-in-Canada 7-seaters used as shuttles for Ottawa Canada Day events Read More

Car Travel Jun 24, 2017, 10:30 PM

Cross-country convertible road trip celebrates Canada 150

What better way to celebrate our big summer birthday than with the top down

We visited all 10 provincial capitals in six days on our cross-country tour of Canada driving Mercedes-Benz’s lineup of convertibles. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry People Car Travel Jun 15, 2017, 10:40 AM

Adventure drive of a lifetime along Norway's fjords

Rally named after character from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Inaugural Slartibartfast starts from Louwman Museum in The Netherlands, works way through Denmark, Sweden and Finland, and back down along Norwegian coast. Read More

Car Travel Car Nuts May 15, 2017, 10:30 PM

21 classic exotic cars that could be yours

RM Sotheby’s auction coincides with Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

RM Sotheby’s 2017 Amelia Island auction features a wealth of exotic sports cars to suit a broad range of tastes and budgets. Read More

Car Travel Car Nuts Luxury Cars Mar 6, 2017, 12:50 PM

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10 cars to impress your date on Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is a time to up your game and impress the object of your affection

We’ve put together a list of vehicles to buy, rent or borrow that will 'wow' your date on Valentine's Day. Read More

New Cars Car Travel Car Nuts Feb 8, 2017, 11:25 AM

McLaren goes ice driving

Pure McLaren Arctic Experience is set for January 2017 in Finland

Program runs between January 15 and February 3, at a cost of about $20,000 Canadian per person for a 3-night event. McLaren owners get first bookings. Read More


Nissan Leaf goes on epic road trips

Nissan wants to dispel range anxiety keeping many people from EVs

Leaf managed 400 km around the various routes to showcase economy (especially on the wallet, where it’s rated at about $4.25 Canadian per 100km). Read More

Car Travel Auto Industry People Aug 28, 2016, 2:30 PM

BMW sets up car-sharing service in Seattle

ReachNow allows users to book BMW i3s and Mini Coopers, among others

Using the ReachNow app, registered users simply search and book the nearest car, then return it to any city parking area without paying parking fees. Read More


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Range Rover creates once-in-a-lifetime road-trip

Driving adventure spans 5 continents and 8 countries in 21 days

“This itinerary represents the definitive drive adventure, in the definitive vehicle,” says Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director. Read More


Lamborghini readies 2016 instruction schedule

Track and ice driving instruction available on four continents, for a hefty fee

Course puts up to 44 drivers (24 in the Intensivo stream and 20 in Avanzato) through exercises in acceleration, braking, oversteering and slalom runs. Read More

Car Nuts Car Travel Dec 18, 2015, 5:30 PM

Honda promotes children’s literature

Survey shows 69% of parents concerned children aren’t reading enough

The new Honda Road Readers app (for Apple and Android) grants free access to children’s audiobooks in order to expose children to great literature. Read More

Car Travel Auto Technology Dec 8, 2015, 9:30 PM

ROAD TEST - Chev Camaro cruising the Pacific north-west

Sixth-generation Camaro V6 takes lengthy Pacific-coast trip in stride

Reduced weight, more power, improved dynamics make a positive impression on a 2-day, 1,140-km quest to find new roads. Read More


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Riding the 'Tail of the Dragon' in a BMW M6

318 curves in just 11 miles (18 km), billiard-table smooth, and no intersections

The 'Tail of the Dragon' is one of the best-known and most popular roads for sports bikes and cars in the eastern United States. Read More


DRIVEN: 2016 Honda Pilot ideal for family vacation

Honda's new Pilot is solidly in the running for the ultimate family vehicle

While the scope of competition is vast in the mid-size SUV class, the all-new Honda Pilot easily earns a spot on the must consider list. Read More

New Cars Car Travel Aug 19, 2015, 12:45 PM

Lower gas prices equal more driving for Canadians

One in seven Canadians will drive more this summer because of low gas prices

Ontarians are the most likely to drive more as a result of lower gas prices, while those from Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the least likely. Read More

Car Travel Car Care Fuel Economy Jul 9, 2015, 7:40 AM

DRIVING JOBS: The good, the bad and the really ugly!

Even if you love to drive, not all driving jobs are to be coveted

Here's a summary of some of the best and worst driving jobs we can imagine, along with some pros and cons and pay rates for each. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Industry Car Travel Jun 30, 2015, 11:35 AM

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The worst road trip vehicles for the best drives

Our tongue-in-cheek suggestions for the worst possible vehicles for specific trips

There are road trips and there are road trips, and the vehicles that may be best for some can be the worst for others. Read More

Car Travel Auto Industry People New Cars Apr 17, 2015, 11:50 PM

Road-tripping to the sun in a 2015 Kia Sedona

The third-generation Sedona has all the right stuff to compete in the minivan segment

Kia's new Sedona is a sleek and well-engineered minivan that cossets its human cargo and consumes distances like a transcontinental streamliner. Read More


Autonomous driving could make you sick

Study suggests motion sickness could be major problem

A recent study says motion sickness may become a big autonomous driving issue, afflicting current drivers who can’t stomach being a passenger in a car. Read More

Auto Technology Car Travel Car Safety Apr 13, 2015, 12:05 AM

BMW, VW sign on to EV-charging corridor project

Strategically located charging stations planned for U.S. west and east coasts

With the recently unveiled plan, electric vehicle owners might be able to fast charge their EV’s batteries to 80 percent capacity within a rest break they would take from driving the long distance to their intended destination. Read More

Green Cars Car Travel Jan 25, 2015, 10:25 PM

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GMC Canyon adds child seat innovation

New mid-size pickup can now accommodate a child seat in the jump-seat area

The jump-seat cushion in extended-cab Canyons can be extended to accommodate a child seat by inserting the head rest horizontally into the seat base. Read More

Car Safety Car Travel Apr 30, 2014, 4:00 PM