In a same approach Consumer Reports ranks a slightest arguable vehicles any year, a group also determines those that have exhibited a fewest problems. Based on responses to questionnaires sent to a members, CR compiles a information and weighs a astringency of any problem to emanate a “predicted trustworthiness score” for any vehicle.
That measure is afterwards sum with CR’s lane testing, as good as a owners compensation consult formula and reserve data, to calculate an altogether measure for any vehicle. While a list next competence demeanour like a paid announcement from Toyota, these are CR’s 10 many arguable new vehicles for 2018, starting with a many reliable.
A true, body-on-frame design underpins a Lexus GX that it shares with a Toyota 4Runner. Last year, Lexus introduced a rested lineup of ascent packages, including a Technology Package, that bundles Lexus’ reserve and doing systems. The SUV comes in a bottom reward version, starting during $74,400, powered by a 4.6-litre V8 with 301 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft. of torque, and corresponding to a six-speed automatic.
Toyota Prius C
Refreshed in 2016, a Toyota Prius C is powered by a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine, putting out 78 horsepower. Paired to a electric motor, a Prius C puts out 99 net horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. A invariably non-static delivery sends energy to a front wheels, while fuel economy is rated during 4.9 L/100 kilometres in a city and 5.5 on a highway, all for a starting cost of $22,260.
Toyota Prius Prime
A plug-in hybrid able of 35 kilometres on battery energy alone, a Toyota Prius Prime — introduced in 2017 — can strike 135 km/h though assistance from a small, on-board gasoline engine, a 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle 4 cylinder with 40 per cent thermal efficiency, a top of any inner explosion engine. That, says Toyota, is good for 1.8 Le/100 kilometres and a sum operation of 1035 kilometres. Recharging a $33,000 Prius Prime requires 5.5 hours with a unchanging 120-volt outlet, or dual hours and 10 mins with 240 volts.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
The loveable small Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster, upgraded with a 181-horsepower, 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder this year, starts during $32,900 and can be had with possibly a soft- or hardtop. In 2017, Mazda followed introduced a RF (Retractable Fastback), expanding a MX-5’s functionality by a further of this electrically powered hardtop roof. While a six-speed involuntary is available, a six-speed primer brings out a best in this two-seater.
At only $16,790 to start, a Toyota Corolla is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder that delivers 132 horsepower — 140 in a LE Eco indication — and joined with possibly a six-speed primer or a invariably non-static transmission. A long-lived favourite in Canada for 50 years, Toyota bolstered a Corolla lineup this year with a redesigned hatchback, starting during $20,980
Slightly smaller than a renouned RX, a Lexus NX starts during $44,050. It comes in dual versions — a 300 and 300h. The 300 is built around a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235-horsepower, routed to all 4 wheels by a six-speed involuntary transmission. The 300h uses is Lexus’ Hybrid Drive with a 2.5L Atkinson-cycle engine, delivering adult to 194 net horsepower and 152 lb.-ft. of torque, corresponding to a CVT and all-wheel drive.
Named a 2017 Green Car of a Year by a Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), a Toyota Prius comes in 3 trim levels, starting during $27,650 and commanding out during $32,965. A 1.8-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine and dual motor/generators send energy by an electronically tranquil invariably non-static delivery for a sum outlay of 121 horsepower and 105 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is rated during 4.4 L/100 kilometres city and 4.6 highway.
The Honda Fit perceived a pointy new demeanour for 2018, and updated record and accessible reserve facilities to go along with a new Sport trim. A 1.5L DOHC four-cylinder, and a choice of possibly six-speed primer or invariably non-static transmissions, earnings 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. from a Fit’s 1.5-litre 4 cylinder. Fuel economy is rated during 8.1 L/100 kilometres in a city and 6.6 on a highway.
The Kia Sedona minivan offers seven- and eight-passenger seating options, starting during $28,495. Seven trim levels are available, commanding out during $47,865 for a SXL+. All Sedonas get a 3.3-litre V6 with 276 horsepower tuned for extended mid-range torque, interconnected to a six-speed Sportmatic transmission.
Starting during $37,000, a Toyota Highlander offers room for adult to 8 and a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive. All trims come customary with Toyota’s multi-feature modernized reserve package. Gasoline models are powered by a 295-horsepower, 3.5L V6 joined to an eight-speed involuntary transmission. Hybrid models also get a 3.5L V6, though partner to an electronically tranquil invariably non-static transmission.