Posts Tagged: winter

And it’s this trio of SUVS that Subaru highlighted in our recent trip to Montebello, Quebec. Between the three of them, they accounted for 66 percent of Subaru sales in 2014, XV Crosstrek represented 16 percent, Outback 21 and Forester 29 percent.

Subaru’s Canadian Legacy

When Subaru first hit Canadian showrooms in 1976 they weren’t always all-wheel drive. The little Japanese marque has, however, always been quirky. Subaru is ideally suited to meeting the needs of Canadians with permanent all-wheel-drive throughout their lineup, class-leading ground clearance in their SUVs and noted reliability – Subaru is a consummate winter warrior. Tags:…

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The WinterContact Si (stands for Snow and ice) is designed to offer superior grip in snow and slush and a quiet, fuel-saving ride on dry pavement. Its ice braking is superior to the outgoing Extreme Winter Contact, say Continental engineers.

Winter Tire Report: Continental WinterContact Si

People who know of Big Sky, Montana think of crisp mountain air, brilliant blue skies and pristine snow. Skiers are attracted to the location’s magnificent runs; auto journalists wondered how we were going to test Continental’s WinterContact Si there. Tags: continental, safety, slideshow, tire review, winter, winter driving, winter tire, winter tiresShare

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Measuring your ride’s fuel consumption at every fill-up is fun, easy and very informative. Measuring your tank-to-tank mileage is a great practice that can reveal a habit that’s costing (or saving) you money. It can also uncover a steady increase in consumption that could represent a problem.

Maintenance for Winter Mileage Maximization

Measuring your ride’s fuel consumption at every fill-up is fun, easy and very informative. Measuring your tank-to-tank mileage is a great practice that can reveal a habit that’s costing (or saving) you money. It can also uncover a steady increase in consumption that could represent a problem. If you track your mileage, either in your…

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