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  1. First Drives The Escalade's styling has really come a long way. 2015 Cadillac Escalade: The Next Step in American Luxury

    With each generation, Cadillac’s full-size SUV has gotten better and better. If the first model, launched in 1999, went largely unappreciated, the second version of the Escalade saw an explosion in popularity. Overnight, it became a fashion accessory for celebrities. Its size, price and thirst for fuel should logically condemn … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Cadillac | Escalade

  2. First Drives How do you take something old and make it new again? 2015 Ford Expediton: EcoBoost To The Future

    How do you take something old and make it new again?  If you're Ford, you stuff as much high tech equipment inside the 2015 Ford Expedition as possible in a bid to keep the full-size SUV relevant in a world where crossovers have eaten away almost entirely at a people … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Ford | Expedition

  3. First Drives In 2009, the Nissan GT-R wreaked havoc on the supercar kingdom. 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO: Shaking up the Aristocracy

    Since its introduction in 2009, the Nissan GT-R has wreaked havoc on the supercar kingdom, and the aristocracy has really taken it on the chin: the GT-R is a high-performance car without any real pedigree that is offered at a price far lower than many prestigious models. It shows off … Full story

    Filed in: Nissan | GT-R

  4. First Drives Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2015 Subaru Outback: Fearless and Comfortable

    St. John’s, Newfoundland – Twenty years have gone by since the first Outback appeared. Back then, it was little more than a taller and slightly more butch version of the Legacy wagon with a pair of fog lights under the grille and more muscular rocker panels to give it a … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Subaru | Outback

  5. First Drives At first glance, it’s hard to tell the A3 e-tron apart from a conventional A3. 2015 Audi A3 e-tron: Mastering electrons

    Audi, the Ingolstadt-based automaker, has just released its first rechargeable hybrid in Europe. The Audi A3 e-tron will then makes its way to Canada by the summer of 2015. We travelled to Vienna, Austria, to meet this newcomer, which balances seemingly irreconcilable priorities: efficiency and driving pleasure. The A3 e-tron … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Audi | A3

  6. First Drives 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: As Pretty as a Starlet

    The CL Coupe is making way for the new S-Class Coupe after a very long – perhaps even too long – career. With groundbreaking technology, the S-Class Coupe’s performance surpasses that of its sedan rivals. Combine this with its classic appearance and Hollywood-style good looks, and the S-Class Coupe becomes … Full story

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | S Class

  7. First Drives The NX’s exterior is more aggressive than the RX’s. 2015 Lexus NX: Bring on the Competition!

    In 1998, when the newly formed Lexus division introduced the RX, few people (not even the brand’s management team) realized that a new category was being born: the intermediate luxury crossover segment. The vehicle’s success was both immediate and spectacular. The general characteristics and dimensions of the RX would become … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Lexus | NX

  8. First Drives 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2015 Hyundai Sonata: Refinement, Where it Counts

    Midsize cars are second only to compact SUVs in sales in Canada, which would normally mean they sell quite well. But overall numbers are skewed by fleet sales, and demand for midsize sedans is actually dropping, as Canadian families are apparently finding compact SUVs to be more practical. Some manufacturers … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Hyundai | Sonata

  9. First Drives Subaru has always gone above and beyond federal requirements when it comes to passenger safety. 2015 Subaru Legacy: Knocking On Your Front Door

    How do you get ahead in the mid-size sedan segment?  If you're the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy, you do it by combining trademark standard all-wheel drive - a segment exclusive - with fresh styling and improved fuel efficiency that finally puts you on par with the industry's leading lights.  After … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Subaru | Legacy

  10. First Drives While it has the same overall lines, the Soul EV is reasonably distinguishable from its gas-powered counterpart. 2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Range in Class!

    When it rolls into select Canadian dealerships next fall, the 2015 Kia Soul EV will immediately knock its main competitors out of the endurance race, starting with the Nissan Leaf. Kia’s first all-electric vehicle to come to America is boasting 160 kilometres of range, which is the best we’ve seen … Full story

    Filed in: Kia | Soul

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