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Hello, I own a 2018 CX-5 GS. Is it worth it for my next purchase to get a CX-50? I really like the Mazda product for driving.

Alfonso H.

We invite you to consult our test bench of last week on this vehicle. Is it worth it now? Yes, if you are looking for a more spacious, more versatile vehicle (the trunk offers increased volume), capable of towing a heavier load (if you opt for the GT Turbo livery) and offering greater crossing capabilities . If these attributes do not stick, it is better to wait for the renewal of the CX-5 (within a year or two).

To death


2019 Honda Clarity plug-in

I have a 2019 Honda Clarity plug-in, lease ends Jan 2023. Mileage will show less than 40,000 km. I have an electric range, in the summer, of about 105 km, which satisfies me quite well (in three years, I haven’t spent more than $75 on gas). I would like to change to a fully electric car, with at least 400 km of range, and not pay more than $50,000. What car would you recommend? Because of delivery delays, I would be willing to buy the Honda, if necessary.

Jacques A.

The Clarity is no longer in the brand’s catalog, but that’s no reason to get rid of it. Considering your current mileage and driving efficiency ($75, really!), better keep it to death. From the vehicle, of course.

Buy-back, lease or hybrid car?


2022 Lexus NX

I am renting a 2018 Audi Q3 Komfort which I should be returning in November. Of the 80,000 km allocated to the contract, I only foresee 60,000 km during the handover. The options of buying or leasing the 2022 or 2023 model are on the table. I am evaluating the possibility of turning to a hybrid car with all-wheel drive for a budget in the same range.

Alain R.

Among your options, you should also consider keeping it. That said, for a budget roughly in the same range, you could consider the Lexus NX, or the Lincoln Corsair.



Audi Q4 e-tron

I’m interested in Audi Q4, Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4x or something like that! However, I cannot find the towing capacities of these SUVs.

Mario C.

The Q4 e-tron is able to tow a load of 1200 kg. Subaru and Toyota do not recommend towing any load.

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