Buying used: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring holds up well

Depending on the model, the Touring comes with a reasonably high complement of standard equipment. Air conditioning, tilt/telescoping steering, one-touch driver’s side window and power door locks all come with the popular GL, as do heated front seats and a cooled glovebox

The hatchback body configuration is just about as versatile as you can get in this market

Hyundai Palisade makes no wrong turns

Available in six trim levels, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is powered by a 3.8-litre V6 engine that’s good for some 290 horsepower. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission only, and you can get the Palisade with either front or all-wheel-drive

The 2020 version does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It’s comfortable, roomy, powerful, easy to drive and pleasant to look at

Some quality used car choices from 2016

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a stunningly beautiful automobile offered with a lively supercharged V6 engine with two power choices. Combine either one with an available six-speed manual transmission and you have a traditional sports car driving experience housed in a thoroughly up-to-date automobile. Jaguar has always been about sports car performance and handling, with a dash of luxury thrown in

Infiniti Q60 Coupe, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Crosstrek and Jaguar F-Type Coupe all make the grade

Going green, one vehicle at a time

In 1993, if you drove a car that delivered eight litres per 100 km, you were doing well. Now, it’s common to find models that deliver twice that. For example, Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid is good for 4.2 litres/100 km and 4.5 litres/100 km respectively, right near the top of the heap.

The fuel economy of today’s car is miles ahead of what it used to be but manufacturers aren’t done yet