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2023 Honda HR-V, the best rides for camping, and more

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Those who design today’s popular vehicles must consider more than the driver’s experience. Because while many vehicles are still used to transport one or two adults to work day in and day out, they are also called upon to transport the rest of the family, along with all of their belongings, to and from the plethora of extracurricular activities and activities weekends that make up modern life.

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Here are the most important and recent family vehicle stories, debuts and reviews from the past month.

A First Look at the 2023 Honda HR-V

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2023 Honda HR-V EX Photo of Honda

The more you know about the next-generation 2022 Honda Civic, the fewer surprises you’ll have in the 2023 Honda HR-V. Because the second-generation crossover shares the same Honda Global Architecture platform with the Civic, giving it a longer wheelbase and wider rear track to lean on. But that’s not all the two vehicles have in common: there’s also independent rear suspension, sharp steering and a 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired exclusively to a CVT transmission that now offers a descent control.

Interior features include upgraded materials, hundreds of liters of additional cargo space behind the rear seats and a variety of front screens depending on trim. Honda’s Sensing ADAS system is at work below surfaces, now with a wider field of vision to spot objects, animals, pedestrians and all the other things that shouldn’t be but could still be on the road. road.

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The cost of such a package in Canada starts at $28,730 for the base 2WD LX model, a few thousand dollars more than the previous entry option, and ends with the EX-L, which now requires $37,130, about $2,000 less than the previous Touring.

Elsewhere in Honda Land, the new CR-V has just been unveiled in full, giving us a clear look at its improved power, cargo space and more mature styling. Additionally, surface shots of the 2023 Honda Pilot reveal a compilation of features borrowed from other Honda products, such as the face of a Ridgeline, the rear of an Accord and the Honda’s global pickup platform. 2022 Acura MDX. Take a look at the 2023 Honda Pilot spy photos here.

Go camping in these 5 nature-ready trucks and SUVs

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2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Photo by Peter Bleakney

With mostly melted snow and ice from the country’s many mountains and forests, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the natural wonders Canada has to offer. And to be sure to be well equipped, we’ve rounded up the five best cars and trucks to take to the wild for a weekend of adventure and/or relaxation.

When building the list, we considered factors such as roof height, cargo space, type of accessories available and whether it offers sleeping space. So it’s no surprise that among the top five RVs, four are trucks and SUVs. But one car-like vehicle, the Subaru Outback, stood out for its accessible cargo configuration (which is long enough for most people to sleep in), turbocharged engine, AWD configuration, and plenty of available accessories. Other vehicles that made the tally included the Chevrolet Suburban, Honda Ridgeline, Ford F-150, and Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator.

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2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets rugged with Woodland Edition

The 2023 RAV4 Woodland Edition is Toyota's first hybrid off-road special SUV.
The 2023 RAV4 Woodland Edition is Toyota’s first hybrid off-road special SUV.

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was already a very useful vehicle before the boys and girls of Toyota Racing Division (TRD) took it over. Now, for the very first time, the popular mid-size hybrid SUV has been tweaked and beefed up in Woodland Edition form with upgraded coils, bump stops and springs to keep the suspension smooth over roots and rocks, as well as a number of external and internal finishes. and features to make it more comfortable under the canopy.

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Wood Edition sits on Falken Wildpeak off-road tires mounted on bronze colored wheels, and is further distinguished by special projector beam headlights and integrated fog lights, roof rack crossbars, dual chrome exhaust tips black, black badges and black fenders. But perhaps the most useful off-grid addition in today’s connected society is the 20-volt outlet in the rear cargo area that can charge or operate devices like laptops.

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Ontario child dies after being forgotten in hot car

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hot dog in car Photo by Getty

Tragedy struck the Ontario town of Bancroft in late June when mother forgot 23-month-old child in family SUV and later returned to find him dead. Mayor Paul Jenkins, who is a longtime friend of the family, says they have a ‘long road to recovery’ after the child was left in the vehicle instead of being dropped off at daycare as intended.

“She obviously thought she did that and the child was accidentally left in the car for the day,” Jenkins said. “It’s such an unfathomable situation.”

The harrowing incident is sadly not isolated, with an average of 38 American children and one Canadian child dying in similar scenarios each year. In response, the automotive industry quickly developed and equipped new vehicles with cameras, alarms and sensors that monitor the back seat and can notify drivers when passengers are left alone.

The most memorable VRs from the big and small screen

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Recreational vehicles are commonplace on North American roads this summer. They can roll from province to province or state to state, accommodate a family and offer all the comforts and conveniences of a real home wherever there is a hookup.

And you won’t just see them on the highways either, but also in many TV shows and movies. In our list of the most famous film and TV VRswe highlight some of the most recognizable jalopies, like Winnebago’s interplanetary ‘Eagle 5’ space balls1986 Fleetwood Bounder’s rolling meth lab breaking Bad (which actually survived filming despite being canonically crashed in the TV show), and the action-ready EM-50 Urban Assault vehicle (actually a GMC motorhome) from Grooves.

Check out the full list at the link above, and feel free to leave your favorite VR TV in the comments if it didn’t make the cut.

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