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Test Drives

  1. 2017 Nissan Pathfinder 2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Refreshed, but a Bit Rough Around the Edges
  2. Test Drives 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Low on Excitement, High on Dependability

    In order to succeed in the midsize sedan segment, one must design and build a car that’s comfortable, spacious and quiet. It also has to be highly efficient, as sales show that about 85% of segment buyers go for the base engine instead of the more-powerful V6 or turbocharged four. Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Toyota | Camry

  3. Test Drives 2017 GMC Yukon Denali: Escalade Lite

    If you’re in the market for a Cadillac Escalade, but cannot quite muster up the $90,000+ for a reasonably-equipped model, then you may have better luck with the GMC Yukon Denali which starts at $78,840. I characterize the Denali as an Escalade Lite, but as one of my auto journalist … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: GMC | Yukon

  4. Comparative Tests Compact Hatchback Comparison Test: Cruze, Impreza, Civic and Mazda3

    As we all know, the compact-car segment has always been popular in Canada. Despite the growing appetite for SUVs, many of which are based on car platforms, we’re still buying compact cars in massive quantities, thanks to their affordable price, their fuel economy and their versatility. However, compact hatchbacks push … Full story

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Cruze | Honda | Civic | Mazda | Mazda3 | Subaru | Impreza

  5. Test Drives 2017 Volkswagen Touareg: Luxury in Disguise

    If you were to conduct a focus group of average people and asked them to start naming luxury SUVs, the Volkswagen Touareg would probably not be at the top of their list. It’s somewhat of a dark horse in this category, despite being on the market since 2003. I suppose … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Volkswagen | Touareg

  6. First Drives 2017 Nissan Qashqai: It Could Cause Quite a Stir

    This year, Nissan introduced the 2017 Qashqai, a vehicle that is expected to quickly become one of the brand’s bestsellers. Its unusual name (which is practically begging for spelling mistakes) comes from a group of Turkish tribes that live primarily in Iran. So is the 2017 Qashqai all-new? Not really. Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Nissan | Qashqai

  7. Test Drives 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Hitting the Mark Again

    Compact cars are still very popular in Canada, but the segment is struggling of late because Canadian consumers are turning to small SUVs and crossovers, most of which offer the added safety of all-wheel drive. And yet, with a good set of winter tires for the snowy season, a compact … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Hyundai | Elantra

  8. First Drives 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon: it Will be Your Own Fault

    It’s a done deal. You’ve just bought a brand spanking new Ram Power Wagon. Despite its $73,000 price tag ($68,000 if you passed on the Leather package), you decide to take it for a ride on rough, muddy terrain. After all, this vehicle laughs in the face of obstacles. The … Full story

    Filed in: RAM | 2500/3500

  9. Test Drives 2017 Subaru Legacy: a Middle Finger to Winter

    Let’s be clear on one thing: a vehicle equipped with all-wheel drive provides an undeniable advantage during the winter season in Canada. The extra grip of such a system allows us to confront snowstorms and icy surfaces with more confidence, and we feel much more in control. That being said, … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Subaru | Legacy

  10. Test Drives 2017 Lexus NX 200t: a Flashy Crossover that Makes a Statement

    The NX 200t is one of the newer kids on the block in the compact crossover segment, having been introduced just a few of years ago in 2014. Toyota decided they wanted to have a Lexus-branded version of the RAV4 and this is the result. The 2017 represents the fourth … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Lexus | NX

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