These three entry-level CUVs entice with big discounts

first_img The good news is that the Patriot’s on-road comportment is good. There is enough compliance engineered into the suspension to take the sting out of large bumps, and the steering has a connected feel and decent feedback. The downside is the compliance sees body roll and understeer surface early. There is a good electronic stability control system that includes roll-mitigation; it measures the amount of body roll and its rate of change to determine if the driver has overstepped the line and is in danger of going paint-side down. This is a good thing for any SUV.The Patriot North featured here has a plus and a minus when it comes to its powertrain. On the plus side, the North earns the larger 2.4-litre engine with 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque; it delivers power seamlessly with decent fuel economy. The minus is found in the continuously variable (I say, annoying) transmission that arrives with the all-wheel drive system (the front-driver enjoys a regular six-speed automatic). The hitch is not with performance, but rather the motor boating mode the engine adopts whenever the gas is prodded with authority; it isn’t a deal breaker, but it does not leave a good first impression.The Jeep Patriot North AWD has a generous Unhaggle discount of $6,250 and a pre-tax price of $25,675.2016 Mazda CX-5 2.5 GS Auto AWDCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22016 Mazda CX-5 On the last three Fridays of every month, Graeme Fletcher combines manufacturers’ incentives from Unhaggle.com with resale value, dependability and overall ratings to find you the best deal for your money in new cars. This week, we look at entry-level compact crossovers. The hot deals are on the 2016 Jeep Patriot North AWD, Mazda CX-5 2.5 GS Auto AWD and Toyota RAV4 LE AWD.2016 Jeep Patriot North AWDCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22016 Jeep Patriot We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $31,245Mazda Canada Incentive*: $1,000Unhaggle Savings: $850Total Savings: $1,850Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,035Total Before Tax: $31,430Mazda’s CX-5 makes no apologies for being a soft-roader, using its optional i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system to deliver better on-road traction than any real off-road ability. It is also one of the few compact crossovers that has a real sense of sportiness to its drive. The suspension does a good job of limiting body roll without sacrificing ride comfort; in this regard, it is a balanced setup that puts a smile on the driver’s face when a twisty road beckons. This cute-ute also arrives with a full suite of the company’s SkyActiv technologies. In simple terms, it means the chassis, powertrain and suspension work hand-in-hand to showcase the best the compact crossover has to offer.RELATED ‹ Previous Next › Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” SUV Review: 2016 Toyota RAV4 SEThe GS featured here employs the up-level 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine, which uses a high 13:1 compression ratio to improve both output and economy, delivers 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s enough to give it an enthusiastic launch and a willing midrange.The featured Mazda CX-5 GS has an Unhaggle discount of $1,850 and a selling price of $31,430.Toyota RAV4 LE AWDCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22016 Toyota RAV4 *Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. For more information on purchasing any of these vehicles or others, please visit Unhaggle.com. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers. Taxes are extra and vary by province. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2016 Toyota RAV4, top, Mazda CX-5, bottom left, and the Jeep Patriot. Trending Videoscenter_img RELATED TAGSCX-5JeepMazdaPatriotRAV4ToyotaSUVAWD / 4x4CompactCUV / CrossoverGasNew Car DealsNew Car DealsNew Vehiclesall-wheel driveAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive SafetyAutomotive TechnologycompactCrossoverDriving.cagasolineGraeme FletcherInsurance Institute for Highway SafetyJeep PatriotMazda Motor CorporationOff-Road VehiclesScience and TechnologyTechnologyToyota Motor CorporationToyota RAV4Unhaggle.com PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $29,990Jeep Canada Incentive*: $5,500Unhaggle Savings: $750Total Savings: $6,250Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,935Total Before Tax: $25,675The Jeep Patriot is in the last phase of its run with an as-yet-to-be named replacement for it and the Compass sitting in the wings. While the Patriot looks like an SUV (the typical two-box design), it is, in reality, more of a boulevardier-like crossover. Yes, the “Trail Rated” versions with the Freedom-Drive II Off-Road Group along for the ride do bring a degree of off-road ability, but even when so equipped, it’s more at home on a gnarly cottage access road than tackling the Rubicon Trail. SUV Review: 2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $27,505Toyota Canada Incentive*: $885Unhaggle Savings: $750Total Savings: $1,635Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,900Total Before Tax: $27,770The Toyota RAV4 arrived with updated styling for 2016. While the tweaks are minor in nature, it does make for a better-looking rig. What comes through loud and clear after driving the RAV4 is it tends to favour the comfort side of the equation. It is also roomier — the cargo area is large and nicely squared off, and it has a low lift-over with a flat floor, which adds to its versatility. It also features one of the most accommodating cabins and a more cosseting ride than many of its peers.That’s the plus.The downside is that it does not handle a twisty road with the same aplomb as the CX-5; that is not a criticism, but rather an observation.The RAV4 is powered by a single engine choice – a 2.5-litre four-cylinder that’s good for 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque, driving all four wheels through a six-speed automatic. The combination works nicely. The optional AWD system is quick to pick up wheel slippage and there’s plenty of passing power when it’s called upon.The Toyota RAV4 LE carries a discount of $1,635 and a price of $27,770.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the Toyota RAV4 as good in all tests and awards it a Top Safety Pick Plus. The plus designation indicates it has an “advanced or superior” rating for front crash prevention. The IIHS does go on to note that the RAV4’s headlights and LATCH system performance is marginal. The Mazda CX-5 gets an almost identical report card including the Top Safety Pick Plus, but goes one better with an acceptable rating for the LATCH system. The Jeep Patriot gets good ratings for the moderate front overlap, side impact and roof strength tests and an acceptable mark for the tougher small front overlap test. However, the IIHS gives the Patriot a poor rating for headlight performance.It really is like splitting hairs when trying to pick a winner from this trio of entry-level compact crossovers. In the end, it boiled down to a choice between the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. Both enjoy excellent resale value, long-term reliability and both have solid crash ratings; the difference is found in the driving demeanour. If you prefer a sportier drive, the Mazda CX-5 is the right pick. If overall comfort is the name of the game, the Toyota RAV4 is the better choice. It’s your call! 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GG Calls for Jamaicans to Form a United Front to Protect Children

first_imgGG Calls for Jamaicans to Form a United Front to Protect Children Governor GeneralMay 15, 2015Written by: Rochelle Williams FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail GG Calls for Jamaicans to Form a United Front to Protect ChildrenJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedGG Declares April Wellness Month Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is calling on Jamaicans to form a united front with the security forces to protect the nation’s children and promote a culture of peace in the country.“The sexual exploitation and brutal murder of our children have been sending shock waves across the island. Just standing up and condemning this evil is not enough, we have to form a united front in support of the security and law enforcement authorities to defeat this enemy,” he emphasised.“All of us want our people to live in greater security. This is the time when all Jamaicans who want the best for our country will need to come together to take Jamaica back from the crime, mediocrity and negativity which have become all to pervasive,” he added.The Governor-General was addressing Justices of the Peace (JPs) for the St. Andrew region, at the Stella Maris Church Hall, on Shortwood Road, on May 14.He reminded the gathering that the title of Justice of the Peace signifies that persons in the position are charged with the responsibility of playing a key role in ensuring public peace.“We were commissioned to be the peace makers. We were commissioned to make the difference. At a time when Jamaica is at its greatest need, it is the time when our bulwarks and our strong towers, our JPs, need to stand up and be counted,” he urged.The Governor-General stressed the need for JPs to be more proactively involved in the communities that they were sworn to serve and act as a collective force for change.Meanwhile,  Her Worship the Mayor, Senator, Councillor, Dr. Angella Brown Burke, JP, and Chairman of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), said that the KSAC remains steadfast in its commitment to promote an environment of public order and civil obedience.“We are in fact creating a modern city;  we are in fact looking at a Jamaica down the road that (is welcoming to) visitors, which our children and grandchildren can grow up in and feel comfortable and proud of the Jamaica that they are building,” she said.The Mayor urged persons to participate in the restructuring process by joining in the discussion and voicing their concerns. She pointed out that the process involves making difficult decisions, and invited stakeholders to participate in the process.“These are some hard choices that we have to make in governance, but we have to talk about them. If they were easy choices to make, it would have been done already. The reason they have not been done already is because they are difficult. We are ready to engage. It is time that we take that conversation and place it on the table, because we all have a responsibility,” she emphasised. Related4-H Movement Celebrates Significant Milestonecenter_img Advertisements Story HighlightsGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is calling on Jamaicans to form a united front with the security forces to protect the nation’s children and promote a culture of peace in the country.The Governor-General was addressing Justices of the Peace (JPs) for the St. Andrew region, at the Stella Maris Church Hall, on Shortwood Road, on May 14.He reminded the gathering that the title of Justice of the Peace signifies that persons in the position are charged with the responsibility of playing a key role in ensuring public peace. RelatedGG Calls on Responsible Adults to Ensure the Safety of Children Photo: Michael ShawGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left), addresses a meeting with Justices of the Peace for the parish of St. Andrew on Thursday, May 14, at the Stella Maris Church Hall on Shortwood Road. Listening are National Coordinator for the Governor General’s Programme for Excellence, Major Effiom Whyte and Custos Rotulorum of St. Andrew, Hon. Donna Parchment Brown.last_img read more

DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy

first_img Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Germany provided bullish updates on the progress of their respective 5G rollouts, promoting dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and detailing plans for what they claim to be superior coverage.In a statement, Deutsche Telekom said it was launching “Germany’s largest 5G initiative”, which targets covering more than half of the country’s population with the new network technology by the end of 2020.The company noted it was making high-speed services available in cities, while providing access in rural areas with a range of frequencies and technologies including DSS.Meanwhile, in its own statement, Vodafone claimed to be the first operator in the market to use DSS in the 700MHz band to offer 5G and 4G services, covering 10 million people.The operator said combination of the technology and band provided connectivity over a wider area and improved propagation into buildings compared with current network services and those using other frequencies.It also noted using this band would mean “no threat of an antenna forest”: it began deploying DSS for 5G today (23 April).The latest updates come six months after the operators, alongside Telefonica Deutschland, unveiled a rural coverage pact to speed-up and reduce the cost of providing 5G across the country. It also helps to meet strict coverage targets imposed as part of the terms of Germany’s maligned spectrum sale.Other playersIn its latest update on 5G, issued in March, Telefonica said it was expanding the network in the country’s five largest cities as part of a multi-billion euro investment programme.By the end of 2022 it expects to cover the 30 largest urban areas, in addition to rural initiatives.1&1 Drillisch, Germany’s other licensed 5G operator, last month reported construction of its network was being delayed by restrictions brought about by measures to contain Covid-19 (coronavirus). It, however has a deal in place with Telefonica’s unit to lease infrastructure in the meantime. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 APR 2020 5GDeutsche TelecomGermanyTelefonica DeutschlandVodafone Germany Previous ArticleMagic Leap cuts jobs in response to pandemicNext ArticleSwitzerland plans 5G emissions monitoring Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditocenter_img Related Home DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

China reports 24 more H7N9 avian flu cases, 9 fatal

first_imgChina continues to see a steady pace of new H7N9 avian flu infections late into the season, with 24 cases reported over the past week, including at least one from a province that had never reported one before.Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) typically publishes a report in English on the most recent week’s worth of cases from the mainland, but today the only hint of a weekly total came in a report in Chinese from Xinhua, China’s state news agency.This week’s total reflects an increase from 17 reported from China last week.Citing Chinese national health officials, the report said the 24 cases were reported between Apr 28 and May 4 and that 9 of the infections were fatal. A translation of the Xinhua report was posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board. The report offered no other details about the newly infected patients or the affected provinces.Shaanxi province’s first casesYesterday, however, the CHP said it was monitoring two new cases from the mainland, that of a 62-year-old man from Shaanxi, the province’s first such case. The province is located in northwestern China. The man died from his illness.Today Xinhua reported a second case from Shaanxi province, involving a 63-year-old man who was hospitalized.The CHP also noted another H7N9 patient in the city of Chongqing, a 25-year-old woman who is hospitalized. Chongqing is in southwestern China.China is currently in its fifth and by far its largest wave of H7N9 infections, an event that has been marked by wider geographic spread and the detection of a highly pathogenic form of the virus in poultry.Separate reports flagged by infectious disease news tracking sources suggest that new cases in Hebei province, which had reported only a few H7N9 cases, are likely part of China’s weekly H7N9 total. Hebei province is in northern China and is not far from Beijing, which has also reported a surge of recent cases.Provincial officials in Hebei province announced six new cases between Apr 28 and May 4, according to a statement translated and posted by FluTrackers.Farm outbreakIn a likely related development, China’s agriculture ministry today announced an H7N9 outbreak at a poultry breeding farm in Hebei province, which killed 5,000 chickens and led to the culling of 80,057 more, according to a statement translated and posted by Avian Flu Diary (AFD), an infectious disease news blog.China has now reported at least 680 cases during the fifth wave, including at least 197 deaths.See also:May 5 FluTrackers thread on Xinhua reportMay 4 CHP statementMay 5 Xinhua report on second Shaanxi province caseMay 4 FluTrackers thread on Hebei province casesMay 5 AFD postlast_img read more

FLS skids into the New Year

first_imgFLS was required to unload the skids from a supply vessel using a 500-ton (453.5-tonne) capacity mobile crane. The company was also responsible for the transportation of the skids on a ten-axle hydraulic trailer to a storage area. www.fleetlineshipping.comlast_img

NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships Blog: Saturday

first_img   Previous Blog EntriesFridayThursdayWednesdayTuesday12:00 PM ET – Evans, Ga.The game is under way at Blanchard Woods Park.11:00 AM ET – Evans, Ga.The Argos took the field to warm up. One hour until game time.10:00 AM ET – Evans, Ga.The Argos arrived at Blanchard Woods Park and headed to the locker room to prepare for today’s championship game.9:20 AM ET – Augusta, Ga.The team is on the bus heading to Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga. for their final game of 2013. The weather is in the low 60s with drizzling rain off and on.8:00 AM ET – Augusta, Ga.The team woke up early to get breakfast together before packing their bags and preparing for the game.     Print Friendly Version NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships Blog: Saturday Sharelast_img read more