February 20, 2018
And it is also valid anywhere else in Canada, not just in Toronto, but there is where our primary audience is based. So, if you are looking for cheap car insurance in Toronto, then you are in… + read more
February 19, 2018
As I've mentioned before, and multiple times, Jakub and Yuri from TheStraightPipes Youtube Channel are my favorite car reviewers in Canada. They release a new video every Tuesday and Thursday, making… + read more
February 9, 2018
This is one of the most controversial topics when it comes to a new car acquisition. Here at LeaseCosts, we promote car leasing over financing for one simple reason: it is better in all categories… + read more
February 8, 2018
It has multiple names: "Lease End Protection", "Lease Guard", "Wear & Tear", "Excess Wear & Use Protection"... But it is essentially the same coverage. It covers up to a maximum amount of… + read more
February 5, 2018
We are half the way done with 2017-2018 Winter; I would say more close to the end than to the beginning. 2017 was an excellent year for the automotive industry, with around 2,040,000+ new vehicles… + read more
February 4, 2018
Parking in Montreal is complicated... very complicated. After a few years, you get used to it and understand how signs work, but today I'll try to make it as clear as possible, at least from my own… + read more
January 31, 2018
We've been doing multiple reviews lately about the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Main reasons? It is just an impressive vehicle and, because of that, we actually acquired one for our marketing/sales… + read more
January 28, 2018
And I don't mean it is the "unique" way, but definitely is the only significant practical variable that would make me suggest someone finance a vehicle. Yes, Leasing is the best way to go on 90% of… + read more
January 27, 2018
Canadians are two times more likely to buy a Truck (SUV & pickup truck) than a passenger car, as you can just check out at Statistics Canada. It is just a fact. We are used to publishing… + read more
January 26, 2018
Google Maps is amazing. I've been using it for a long time and the peak of the experiences came up when I finally started using it on Android Auto. But Waze is damn amazing too. That's why it doesn't… + read more
January 25, 2018
We live in a place where transportation needs are very variable, and we should educate our kids to get onboard with it. Canada is huge... crazy huge. If you live in a dense urban area, public… + read more
January 24, 2018
Some people love snow, some other prefer cold, but for sure, everyone hates freezing rain. It is probably the worst and more dangerous winter weather condition. Well, this week we got a cocktail of… + read more
January 24, 2018
"Knowing your credit score is the most important step you should take before jumping into a dealership(...)". That is my opening statement to anyone who is looking for a car. If you know it, then you… + read more
January 24, 2018
Those who follow LeaseCosts articles will know we love the videos from Jakub & Jury, from the Straight Pipes. So, without trying to go directly to any "system specific" comparison, as they do it… + read more
January 23, 2018
The Stinger is the new bet from KIA for chasing the sector dominated by Honda Accord & Toyota Camry. Finalist with those two on the "2018 North American Car of the Year" prize, it is a bold… + read more
January 22, 2018
Since the early 2000's, when Toyota launched the Prius in North America, many manufacturers have been chasing the "hybrid vehicle" sector with caution. Hybrid and Electric vehicles have made it to… + read more
January 21, 2018
Hyundai is presenting the All-new 2018 Hyundai Kona at the Montreal Auto show. While the Tucson sales have been doing well in the last few years, the Korean manufacturer is going more seriously after… + read more
January 20, 2018
And the Auto Show started! Amazing stands, product presentations, setups and brochures and more than 150 vehicles to check on the showroom. I will be test driving new models this week, specially the… + read more
January 18, 2018
This is a controversial question, for sure. And my usual fast response: it depends. Car Loans, like any other kind of loan, have to be eventually paid off, but that is not the biggest deal because if… + read more
January 18, 2018
With more than 14 million habitants (almost the 40% of all Canada), Ontario is the province where most cars are sold in the entire country. Only during 2017, more than 850,000+ new vehicles were… + read more
January 17, 2018
I made a post a week and a half ago, and now a new one. I live pretty close to the event venue, so it wasn't that hard to pass by and see what was in place today: Nissan, Infiniti & Lexus are… + read more
January 17, 2018
The future is electric. In 5 years, 10, 20... at some point, almost everything will be electric. If you have (or are planning to have) an EV in Ontario, then this post is for you. in the last few… + read more
January 16, 2018
When it comes to family vehicles, SUVs rank among the most popular ones because of two simple reasons: passenger and cargo space. When you have a family to "carry on," on the best sense of the… + read more
January 15, 2018
It was -38 freezing today in the morning at Montreal Downtown, but the 2018 Montreal Auto Show starts next Friday 19th, and the show must go on. Volkswagen was delivering the show vehicles, and I was… + read more
January 13, 2018
I saw an Acura ad a few days ago that stated: "(...)Enjoy driving while you still can." I guess we are getting closer and closer to that future where we won't need to touch the steering wheel at all… + read more
January 12, 2018
I love cars, but I find exciting to meet and see more enthusiasts online that share the same passion. Jury & Jakub created the TheStraightPipes Youtube Channel in 2012, and since, they have… + read more
January 8, 2018
New year, a new month and new offers. Also tons of snow, cold and ice on one of the coldest winters ever. Just on the past holidays, Montreal got hit by the coldest winter streak ever registered in… + read more
January 6, 2018
If you like cars, if you are projecting to acquire one, or just would like to have a lovely time attending a high tech vehicles show, this is an excellent opportunity. I love cars. Maybe because the… + read more
January 6, 2018
Car leasing has been around for a long time. More than 60 years, in fact. Why are there so many ads out there that show Lease prices first over Financing? Pretty easy, if you ask the dealerships… + read more
January 5, 2018
If you were considering getting a Nissan SUV this January, then it is the right moment to go for an AWD model. Nissan Canada is discounting the AWD on the purchase price of selected SUVs. The offer… + read more
January 3, 2018
You may have heard/read lots of discussions about this topic. In fact, this is probably the most polemic topic about winter driving in Canada. So, keeping driving habits away, fuel economy, and… + read more
January 2, 2018
One of the first cars I had was a 2005 Mazda3. I loved it, but there was something noticeable when I was driving around during the 2012-2014 period: most of the similar models on the road… + read more
December 31, 2017
If you drive in Canada, and mostly on the province of Quebec, chances are you have a set of 4 tires somewhere that you replace every 4-5 months with the ones you have on your vehicle right now. Yes,… + read more
December 30, 2017
During the holiday season, it is a good idea to speed up your new car delivery, but there are some pros and cons related to it. I will always encourage driving with Winter Tires under 7 degrees… + read more
December 29, 2017
We are having a crazy cold weekend in eastern Canada. There was -32 today in the morning with the wind chill. Holy... Still, the new year is just a few days away, and I wanted to post about the Best… + read more
December 27, 2017
I love visiting dealers, either for test-drives, helping friends decide or assisting my clients. I really love it. While many people see car dealers as "bad persons," based on their personal… + read more
December 26, 2017
Fiat Chrysler will start recalling more than 1,800,000+ RAM trucks due to a problem with the shift that would potentially release vehicles from the Parking position without pressing the brake pedal.… + read more
December 21, 2017
Presented two weeks ago at the LA Auto Show, the new 2019 Subaru Ascent will be the alternative of the Japanese manufacturer to compete with the 3 row SUV segment. We've seen manufacturers… + read more
December 18, 2017
On the following article, I will talk about my personal experience doing an actual lease transfer in Canada. I will go to every single detail, step and overview of how the process was executed.… + read more
December 15, 2017
I love car leasing, and most of it because it is the best balance between affordable alternatives, warranty and the low risk of having transportation issues. I will address only the time since you… + read more
December 13, 2017
From the whole X-series from BMW, the X4 is the only one to have received a 2018 edition update so far. The new 2018 xDrive28i is a small luxury crossover SUV with an all-wheel… + read more
December 10, 2017
If you were looking for the cheapest car in Canada, then it will be better to see the top 10 and the reason is straightforward: on a successful search, you need to retrieve multiple… + read more
December 9, 2017
If you haven't ever been involved in a Lease Takeover (or Lease Transfer), you will find the following article very useful. The thing is that when you need to transfer your contract to someone else,… + read more
December 8, 2017
I've been talking about the Atlas a lot in the last couple of months. The thing is that it is, by far, the best option available in the market so far for a 7 Seater SUV., making it run away from… + read more
December 5, 2017
Christmas, snow, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," a new year and lots of 2018 models already available on the market. If you were looking to change your car, then I invite you to read our most recent… + read more
December 4, 2017
For the past few years, Quebec has been in the forefront of promoting electric vehicles (EV). From providing up to 8,000CAD downpayments on EV acquisition for residents to having today about 1,… + read more
December 3, 2017
With a lot of StarWars marketing opportunity and even a special Black Edition, Nissan has released the new 2018 Rogue last Friday in Canada. It is already available for sale all across the country… + read more
December 1, 2017
Having a Seven-Seater is one of the most significant advantages anyone with a big family can enjoy. Either for all the kids, going out with many friends and let's mix both, your kid's friends, it… + read more
November 29, 2017
Canada is a very vast country with a complicated set of weather conditions. If you compare it, for example, to Europe, where is pretty common to drive a small compact vehicle because of old cities… + read more
November 28, 2017
We are still in November, but winter has already arrived, at least in Montreal. In 2015, snow started on Dec 29th, in 2016, almost a month earlier, on Dec 4th, and now, it is already here. Winter… + read more
November 27, 2017
I have always heard so: "As soon as the Car leaves the dealer, the value drops dramatically." Moreover, it is true. A car is as same as any other product and even worst. If you buy a new… + read more
November 26, 2017
Like every single thing around us, "a specific thing" represents a different and "specific value" to different persons. Understanding this is crucial for decision-making purposes, including the one… + read more
November 22, 2017
And I'm talking about costs. So, I guess that if you are reading this is because you want to check some math before making any decision. And that is what we do at LeaseCosts: we do a lot of math and… + read more
November 21, 2017
The response to this question is probably extensive as the Canadian vehicle market is very nicely populated with vehicles that perform the best in the country winter conditions. The fact that you see… + read more
November 14, 2017
Today I took a test on the most attractive seven-seat I've seen in the last couple of years: the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This masterpiece of a vehicle with a "German" signature was definitely amazing… + read more
November 10, 2017
It is very typical to see people stuck in the snow during winter. Either after a significant snowfall or a freezing rain, the surface conditions are very likely to affect how vehicles behave and then… + read more
November 9, 2017
November! Wow, and so many changes in the market. It is so complicated that takes us more time than usual to come up with the actual monthly report. While many manufacturers have cleared out 2017… + read more
November 8, 2017
A Remote Car Starter may sound a little weird if you haven't heard about it before or you are new to Canada. Well, if you park outside, either on the street or in a driveway, I strongly suggest you… + read more
November 7, 2017
Chances of having a car accident during Winter triple up compared to Summer. Winter Tires, AWD, ABS, Traction Control, Collision Avoidance Systems and even Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC Advanced Technology… + read more
November 6, 2017
If winter tires are a must during Canadian winters, Car Snow Shelters, also known as "Tempo" are very important (and almost "a must"). I park on the street, as driveways are more likely… + read more
October 30, 2017
Originated from an actual marketing concept, the term "crossover" is used to refer to a small-size SUV or compact SUV. During the past four-five years, a considerable trend has been growing up of… + read more
October 29, 2017
The Q5 is one of the most popular Luxury Vehicles in Canada and the #2 most popular by the German manufacturer. The new 2018 Audi Q5 is ready for the Canadian playgrounds again. Since its inception… + read more
October 19, 2017
The second half of the year has arrived and with it, the 2018 models have already started making lines at the parking lots. New releases, lots of new hybrid alternatives and more options for the… + read more
October 18, 2017
Mmmmm.... an excellent question many people do us every month. As I use to say on my articles, this kind of issues have a particular response: it depends. On the following post, I will try to go as… + read more
October 16, 2017
Well, I guess we can't complain: the 2017 Summer has been one of the longest ever recorded in Canada, which usually means "a shorter winter," but we will have to wait to confirm that. As usual,… + read more
October 10, 2017
Ready to close a deal? Well, this is something that is always worth to think more than once. No matter how many times you think about it, you will still find a new opportunity to improve it and get… + read more
October 4, 2017
October!!! Halloween, rain, winter boots and the second best month of the year to buy a car, right after November. While most models are being updated, 2017 stock is running out of the parking lots,… + read more
October 3, 2017
It may sound redundant, but the fact that there are three different ways of acquiring a vehicle, makes "the price" of a car change concerning the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or MSRP. On the… + read more
September 29, 2017
During your next vehicle exploratory phase, during a new car lease calculations and even during the actual deal negotiation, the Residual Value term will come up to the table. Are you aware of what… + read more
September 28, 2017
The first step anyone will do before jumping into a new vehicle finance/lease will be "doing a test drive" Although there are many ways to do so, on the following article I'll be addressing the top 5… + read more
September 27, 2017
Year after year, the IBC(Insurance Bureau of Canada) publishes a list of the top stolen vehicles in the country. The IBC has been doing so for the last 13 years, and it is a good way to understand… + read more
September 20, 2017
I've talked about the new Camry on previous articles: the new 2018 Toyota Camry is the new bet from the Japanese manufacturer to re-consolidate on the mid-size Sedan dominance on the Canadian Market… + read more
September 13, 2017
Either if you are new to Canada, you had debt problems during your life or made mistakes while managing your finances, your Credit Score will affect the way you acquire new loans. Those I just… + read more
September 12, 2017
When you lease a car, the fact of having "a rent" contract may sound really scary for people who are used to buy and actually own. Car leasing is an entirely different way of solving your… + read more
September 5, 2017
New 2018 models, clear out offers for many 2017 ones and the summer is gone. Yes, but that is what is Canada is in September every year. So we welcome you again to LeaseCosts and, as usual, our… + read more
September 1, 2017
Changing your car is something you will inevitably do multiple times during your life. The fact that you live in Canada, the second biggest country in the world and that Canadian cities tend to… + read more
August 29, 2017
Since launched in 2011, the Crosstrek has been gaining a lot of terrain in Canada and North America. Today, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is available for sale and has a lot to show. The subcompact SUV… + read more
August 28, 2017
Doing a lease transfer is one of the many, and in fact, the cheapest way to get someone else to get your lease. As I've explained in previous articles, multiple reasons would influence on that kind… + read more
August 26, 2017
The Electric Vehicle Show of Montreal will be back in April 2018, just three months after the Montreal Auto Show! Woohoo! Specifically the weekend of the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of April. The first… + read more
August 21, 2017
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is an attractive looking luxury compact crossover with a gorgeous Infiniti look and feel. Besides the beautiful design, this small SUV/crossover initially launched last year… + read more
August 18, 2017
Safety is a big concern on the roads, no matter where you are. Either if you are traveling, commuting every day to work or on a family trip, you want to feel safe. On the following article, I will… + read more
August 9, 2017
Audi has been a success story for the last 30 years in Canada. The A4 model has particularly worked out well for the brand and for 2017, the model was redesigned, and the new iteration won a lot… + read more
August 8, 2017
Trucks/pickups are the most popular vehicles in Canada. Believe it or not, it is not the Honda Civic or the Toyota RAV4, and the reason is very simple: the weather conditions and the popularity of… + read more
August 7, 2017
Tesla has captured the imagination and passion of car enthusiasts all over the globe. Until now, their cars were not affordable for most people. Car lovers and fans went to vehicle shows and Tesla… + read more
August 4, 2017
If car leasing sounds like a too advanced thing to you, then you are on the right place. The purpose of this guide is to demystify and clarify all details regarding new car leasing and help you… + read more
August 3, 2017
Car dashboards are going through a revival. No more "old looking" physical music players. While they are being replaced with gorgeous digital displays and internet connectivity, both Apple and Google… + read more
August 2, 2017
And the most complex month of the year for the automotive market has arrived! And I say so because there are multiple things that make August a very difficult month to everyone involved with the auto… + read more
July 31, 2017
Nobody knows who created the "first car." However, we know that human beings were dreaming up transport technology as early as the 15th century. The sketches of self-propelled cars made by Leonardo… + read more
July 24, 2017
During our constant market research, we enjoy exploring customer preferences, when it comes to suggestions on where to go. While Audi is one of the most popular luxury brands Canada, high-end vehicle… + read more
July 20, 2017
The appearance of self-driving cars these years feels like science fiction becoming a reality. In the 1990’s sci-fi movie Total Recall, we see the main protagonist Douglas Quaid (played by Arnold… + read more
July 10, 2017
When you decide to get a car for the first time, it is normal to find a lot of available options, but there is a major group of options where we actually make the choice from: New cars and used… + read more
July 8, 2017
And July has arrived! The month of the Summer, rain, festivals, camping and driving across Canada for many people. Well, If you were planning to get you new car this month and were expecting a… + read more
June 27, 2017
Compact Cars are among the most convenient options in the market for the small-mid budget. Although usually with a MSRP under 22,000CAD and a leasing monthly price under 330 CAD/month (at most… + read more
June 22, 2017
With more than 1,000 different base offers for around 500 different vehicles in the market, seeing what people around you prefer is one of the best indicators to start looking for. The following… + read more
June 18, 2017
While leasing is a concept associated with new cars, there are many alternatives for leasing used ones. Used Car Leasing or Lease Transfer has been around as far as the actual new car leasing… + read more
June 14, 2017
Either if you are new to car leasing, you don't have a huge family to move around or just need a small vehicle to solve your transportation needs; there are very attractive options in the market that… + read more
June 13, 2017
Yes, Volkswagen was the 2016 Worldwide Top Seller, taking the first position that Toyota held for a long time. Although in North America, the Japanese brand is way more popular, among Europe, Latin… + read more
June 11, 2017
There are many ways to be up to date with the latest models in the market. If you are thinking about a new car, this is for sure the starting point of your search. On the following article, I will… + read more
June 2, 2017
June is here! And so the new offers. June is the month of the year when some manufacturers start releasing new models in the market, either next year (2018) or brand new ones. So, as usual, we do our… + read more
May 27, 2017
When looking for a new car, studies have shown that the regular client takes up to 50 days to decide the final one. While doing so, we spent hours and hours jumping site to site trying to understand… + read more
May 20, 2017
Car Leasing isn't a new stuff. It has been around for decades (you will be surprised to know that in the 50's cars could be leased). So, what is the thing about it? Why so many people lease cars… + read more
May 19, 2017
Although I would always suggest studying the new car market before getting a car, there are many cases where you will choose used cars above new ones. I won't discuss in this article what is… + read more
May 12, 2017
The Audi A4 is, by far, the most requested vehicle at Lease Costs Canada. No matter where our clients are from, between a 15%-25% of them are looking for an A4. The Audi A4 in Canada is one of… + read more
May 4, 2017
While not among the most popular brands, Mini vehicles are driven with pride all across Canada and have a unique and stylish look. On this article, I will talk about the Mini Cooper Canada presence… + read more
May 3, 2017
This month, LeaseCosts is featuring models like the Sentra, the Elantra, the Rogue and again, the Audi A4 for the most popular options. As usual, we review the market and come up with our monthly… + read more
April 25, 2017
For a long time, we've been listening that there are two main types of car transmission: automatic & manual. Well, there is a new one and will stay for long: CVT or Continuous Variable… + read more
April 24, 2017
When looking for the best SUV in Canada, it is important to note that SUVs are the most popular kind of vehicles in the country. That is a fact as every year, more and more people choose an SUV over… + read more
April 12, 2017
Nissan is the fastest growing car manufacturing company in Canada over the last decade. The appearance of the Rogue in 2008 and its effectiveness all across North America. Just in March 2017, Nissan… + read more
April 11, 2017
No matter where you are in Canada, you will have a lot of options of Dealers for your next new car purchase/lease. On the Greater Montreal Area, specifically, some big Dealer groups like Gabriel… + read more
April 5, 2017
If you have a car, either a new or an old one, it means you have to visit "the car doctor" at least twice a year. Don't forget it, don't avoid it and don't pass it. Oil Changes are required by your… + read more
April 4, 2017
April is that month of the year when the Spring arrives an all snow starts melting on most of the mid-east side of the Country. As usual, Car Manufacturers adjust a little bit up the offers and… + read more
March 23, 2017
The main idea behind LeaseCosts is to provide a friendly tool that allows anyone to check the status of the Canadian Cars marketplace. This is what is commonly known as the Canada car lease… + read more
March 21, 2017
As winter is coming to an end, it is good to have in mind an approximate date for switching back to summer/"all season" tires. If you are getting out of your first winter with a car, I strongly… + read more
March 21, 2017
Except for kids and cross-country skiers, everyone else hates blizzards. This year's winter was kind of soft, compared with the last one regarding temperature, but surely we got more snow than… + read more
March 18, 2017
Browsing my photos from the last 2017 Montreal Auto Show, I found a set of interesting ones from one of the most exclusive parts of the expo: Bentley and Rolls-Royce stands. (adsbygoogle =… + read more
March 18, 2017
If you have never leased a car before, this will be one of your primary concerns: "How do I get into a Car Lease? How is the New Car Leasing process itself?"  Well, for sure it is not a one day… + read more
March 16, 2017
If you are like me, that I save a week of vacation every year for February/March and take a break from the hard Canadian winter and jump into the Caribbean, then there are high chances you've… + read more
March 2, 2017
March has arrived and with superb news! Prices are way better than the previous months, so if you were thinking of a good moment to exchange your car, this is the opportunity you were waiting for… + read more
February 28, 2017
Canada is a vast country with a very particular snow season, including the biggest center/eastern cities during every winter. I'm my opinion; this may be probably one of the main reasons you will… + read more
February 22, 2017
Snow Removal season in Montreal starts officially on December 1st and ends on April 1st. During this time, you will be pretty happy with the parking prohibition that once a week takes place on each… + read more
February 14, 2017
As there is a chance you are reading this very angry, I'll leave you the link right away:  Find my towed vehicle in Montreal Yes, towing happens... We all love the feeling of knowing that… + read more
February 4, 2017
February is already here and manufacturers are updating their prices to attract potential car buyers. Following our regular monthly list of vehicles, we suggest our customers take a look at during… + read more
January 28, 2017
Driving in the winter is definitely challenging for everyone. Even the most adventurers find it difficult, but it doesn't mean that you should park your car for 3 months. The following is a list of… + read more
January 20, 2017
Getting a new car is a huge step many of us need to take once a while. My intention with this blog posts is to give you a set of tips and suggestions of things you can do to get a good deal while… + read more
January 17, 2017
The Palais du Congress is getting ready for the new Autoshow starting this Friday January 20th. Following, the 3 stands that are being set at the ground floor of the venue and you can just visit by… + read more
January 13, 2017
To participate, just like our Facebook page. No signup or subscription required. The winners will be randomly chosen from all the page "like" followers. On Thursday, January 19th at 22:00 hours,… + read more
December 17, 2016
Leasing has some general benefits. I have already talked about it on my "Benefits of Leasing a Car" post. On addition to it, there are some factors that, when it comes specifically to Canada, it is… + read more
November 15, 2016
November is usually one of the best months of the year to get a new car. Of course, there is a good reason for it: Clearance of 2016 and Competition among 2017 models to penetrate the market… + read more
November 8, 2016
"Buying a new car" or "leasing it" is kind of a popular dilemma nowadays. Although it is a topic that can be discussed from many different approaches, I'll limit myself to talk about only of the pros… + read more