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  1. First Drives 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 And 911 GT3 RS: Track Bred

    Porsche recently introduced a higher-spec version of the GT3, called the GT3 RS, as well as a new high-performance variation of the Cayman, called the GT4. Both of these GT cars are focused primarily on the racetrack, so we were invited to Road Atlanta to sample each one. Unfortunately it … Full story

    Rating : 5.0/5

    Filed in: Porsche | Cayman | 911

  2. First Drives 2017 Acura NSX 2017 Acura NSX: More Cerebral Than Visceral

    It’s a gorgeous fall day at Honda’s research and development centre in Tochigi, Japan, and I’ve got an appointment with the new sports car designed to show off Honda’s technical capabilities and bring the glory back to the Acura brand. In fact, the new NSX is Acura’s new flagship car … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Acura | NSX

  3. First Drives 2016 Volkswagen Passat 2016 Volkswagen Passat: Don’t Forget About Me

    STOWE, Vermont – It’s not easy trying to make a living in the shadow of heavy hitters such as the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima. These midsize sedans please a customer base that seeks value, fuel economy, interior room and a refined ride. The current generation … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Volkswagen | Passat

  4. First Drives 2016 Honda Civic 2016 Honda Civic: Honda's Four-Door Neuralizer

    Sometimes you pick yourself right up after a stumble. Sometimes it takes a little longer. When Honda whiffed with the redesign of its - let's face it - flagship Civic in 2012, it followed up with a quick re-do the following year in a bid to soothe the backlash from … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Honda | Civic

  5. First Drives 2016 Honda Accord: Modern And Reassuring

    Updating the Accord always seems to pose a problem for Honda. Since it’s the segment bestseller and has been loved by consumers for nine solid generations, the Japanese automaker has to be very careful about what they do it. On the one hand, too few updates can push buyers to … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Honda | Accord

  6. First Drives It's also a chance to set itself further apart from its corporate parent Hyundai's Sonata cousin. 2016 Kia Optima: Staying The Course

    In the thin air of Aspen, Colorado's peaks, which range in height from two and a half to a full four kilometres above sea level, I discovered that it can be advantageous to bring along your own oxygen. Even the slightest physical exertion during my time there driving the all-new … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Kia | Optima

  7. First Drives The 2016 GLE Coupe is a model that fuses the DNA of two iconic vehicles, the G-Class and the AMG GT. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe: The New Macho SUV

    Back in 2003, Infiniti literally created a new species of SUV by introducing the FX, a vehicle that blended the style and characteristics of a sport coupe with those of a utility vehicle. BMW joined in a few years ago with the X6, certainly the most notorious model of that … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | GLE-Class

  8. First Drives 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i: The Smallest X Gets A New Platform

    BMW introduced the X1 to Europe in 2009 as an entry-level “Sport Activity Vehicle.” It arrived in Canada in 2012, a late arrival that wasn’t due to a possible lack of interest here, but instead because Canada is a relatively small global market and at first sales were focused elsewhere. Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: BMW | X1

  9. First Drives 2016 BMW 340i 2016 BMW 340i: Getting Back Its Mojo

    When BMW’s 3 Series got its sixth-generation makeover in 2012, the car got a little bit bigger, received some new technology, and in the interest of increased comfort, it got a plusher ride. Most drivers probably welcomed the additional coddling offered by the softer suspension and steering in the non-M … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: BMW | 3 Series

  10. First Drives 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan: The Adopted Son

    I first drove the 2016 Yaris sedan in Toronto last July. I was there to test the Scion iM so that I could write the text about it for the 2016 edition of Le Guide de l’auto, our best-selling French publication. I tested the Yaris sedan just because I happened … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Toyota | Yaris

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