The most durable second-hand models, only two cars

The American website has unveiled the 20 most durable second-hand models. Among these models there are only three cars while the other 17 are sport utility vehicles and full-size vans.

Only the Honda Accord, Toyota Avalon and Subaru Legacy have been named among the Ford F-250 Super Duty (the most durable), Dodge Durango Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Ford Explorer, among others.

To build its list, has compiled data on more than 30 million used models. The site then checked which models had reached more than 320,000 kilometers. The 20 models are based on the percentage of vehicles that have exceeded this mileage.

The safest hybrid cars

Although several organizations annually evaluate the safety of new waterproof car cover, the Insurant Institute for Highway Safety is considered one of the leaders in this field. We took a look at the IIHS assessments of hybrid models or at least offering a hybrid version to determine which ones were the safest.

The IIHS assigns a rating of Good (Best), Acceptable, Poor or Poor in five crash tests including the new minimal overlap collision test to assess the consequences of a collision between the front-left corner of the vehicle. a vehicle and another vehicle or a fixed object. This test has been running for a little over a year and has resulted in several vehicles losing the Best Safety Plus designation, the best mention given by the IIHS.

To obtain this designation, a car must obtain a score of Good in all evaluations except the one of minimal overlap where the minimum score is Acceptable. All vehicles on this list were designated Best Safety + Choice.

In addition, the IIHS has been evaluating for a few months the ability of a car to avoid a collision because of its active safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, the lane change prevention system, or the safety device. collision warning. Models get a rating of Basic, Advanced or Superior based on their collision avoidance technologies.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius received a Good score on each of the evaluations with the exception of the minor overlap test where it scored Acceptable. She earned an Advanced rating for her ability to prevent collisions.

Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Honda Accord achieved 5 perfect scores in the IIHS evaluations. She got a mention of Basic regarding her technologies that prevent accidents.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2014 Honda Accord achieved 5 perfect scores in the IIHS evaluations. She got a mention of Basic regarding her technologies that prevent accidents.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion was rated four times well in crash tests while the IIHS gave it a rating of Acceptable in the minimal overlap collision test. With regard to her ability to prevent collisions, she obtained the Basic rating.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid gets four good grades and an acceptable score awarded after the minimal overlap collision test. As for her ability to prevent accidents, she gets the Basic rating.

Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is the only car on this list to receive a Superior rating for these collision avoidance technologies. She scored Acceptable in the minimal overlap test and well in the other four assessments.

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

The Acura RLX receives a score of Good in each of the collision tests including the one with minimal overlap while receiving Advanced in collision avoidance.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Highlander scored four mentions well in collision evaluations while the IIHS gave it a rating of Acceptable in the minimal overlap collision test. He earned Advanced in assessing his ability to prevent collisions.

It is important to mention that with the exception of the Toyota Prius, the IIHS may have evaluated traditional gasoline engine versions of the models listed above. That being said, hybrid versions have the same safety features as their combustion engine counterparts.

Cars to see at the Montreal Auto Show

The 2014 Montreal International Auto Show opens today at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal. Until January 26th, you will be able to contemplate an array of new cars 2014 and 2015 in addition to several concepts, and even try plug-in electric and hybrid cars thanks to CAA-Quebec.

If you are looking for a budget car, here are the models to watch on the floor of the 46th Montreal Auto Show.

Acura RLX Hybrid Sport SH-AWD

As you may have guessed by reading its nomenclature, the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is a hybrid version of Acura’s flagship flagship sedan, the RLX. The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is equipped with all-wheel drive, which makes it an economical economy car for winter travel.

Audi A3

The new compact Audi has just entered the market. The big difference between this model and the older generation of the A3 is that it is now a sedan and not a hatchback as it was before.


BMW’s first electric car, the BMW i3, will be unveiled as a Canadian premier at the Montreal Auto Show. It is a fully electric car with a range of approximately 150 kilometers.

Cadillac ELR

Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Cadillac ELR is an extended range electric car. It can cover an average of 56 kilometers using only the electric motor while a gasoline engine can increase the range up to 480 kilometers.

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang will offer for the first time in a long time a four-cylinder engine. It is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with a power output of 304 horsepower. It will allow the Mustang to offer interesting performances while displaying a respectable economy.

Kia Forte Koup and 5 doors

Although they have already been unveiled several months ago, the Kia Forte Koup and the 5-door hatchback will make their Canadian debut at the Montreal Auto Show. The Koup is the coupe version of the 2014 Kia ​​Forte while the 5-Door model is the most utility hatchback version.

Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has been redesigned for the 2014 model year and therefore has a refreshed silhouette and offers more interior space compared to the previous model. The 2014 Kia ​​Soul was recently named AJAC’s Best Family Car under $ 30,000.

Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic Si is the last piece of the 2014 Civic lineup to be unveiled. It has an even sportier silhouette and a more powerful 205 horsepower engine. It has an average fuel economy of 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

Lexus CT200h

The Lexus CT200h receives mostly aesthetic changes for 2014. This is the first time the model has been refreshed since its launch in 2010 and the car now shares many elements of modern Lexus such as this unique grille and more aggressive headlights.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The Mercedes-Benz GLA will be the new entry-level model of Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicles. It will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the hatchback version of the hatchback Mirage unveiled earlier this year. However, there is no guarantee that this model will be available to Canadian buyers. The Montreal Auto Show will be an opportunity for Mitsubishi executives to judge the popularity of the model among consumers.

Nissan Micra

After more than 20 years of absence, the Nissan Micra is back. Sold in 160 countries, Micra will only be available to Canadian buyers when it enters North America later this year. It will be the most affordable Nissan model, but the official price has not been released.

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