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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. First Drives 2015 Subaru Legacy 2015 Subaru Legacy – Discreetly Exceptional

    LAFAYETTE, Indiana – To understand and fully appreciate the new Legacy, you have to know that the rock stars at Subaru are their engineers. It’s not the stylists, not the accountants, not the marketing execs and not even the marketing girls. This isn’t just my opinion. In fact, these are … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Subaru | Legacy

  4. First Drives The 2014 BMW i3 is no novelty or toy for the rich set. 2014 BMW i3: Tomorrow's Sounds (Of Silence) Today

    Electric cars have passed the tipping point between curiosity and genuine market force here in Canada, and perhaps no vehicle illustrates that point better than the 2014 BMW i3.  Canada's relationship with battery-powered automobiles is an intricate one that takes into account our typically affordable electrical rates, our battery-killing cold … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: BMW | i3

  5. First Drives The 2015 Toyota Yaris is easily distinguishable from its predecessor. Toyota Yaris: A new Nationality for 2015!

    The third generation Toyota Yaris has been with us since 2011 and, in such a competitive segment, not renewing a model fast enough is tantamount to suicide. Three years and one discontinuation later – the Yaris sedan was eliminated from the lineup, leaving only the three- and five-door versions – … Full story

    Filed in: Toyota | Yaris

  6. First Drives The 2015 Toyota Camry has had several changes to mark its mid-cycle point. The roofline and windows are the only aspects that remain untouched. EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Toyota Camry... Up Close and Personal

    The most recent Camry was unveiled in 2011 as a 2012 model. Three years passed and it was time that Toyota made a few mid-generation updates. The 2015 Camry was introduced at the New York Auto Show, where we got to have a look. But as you can imagine, an … Full story

    Filed in: Toyota | Camry

  7. First Drives The three models on offer: GTI, TSI and TDI 2015 Volkswagen Golf: The Seventh Generation has Finally Arrived

    The word is out: The Golf, and its numerous variants, has finally made its way to North America. This follows its European launch, as Volkswagen Group’s strategy is to serve its more important markets first. They do this for each of their models, which is why the Golf always launches … Full story

    Filed in: Volkswagen | Golf

  8. First Drives The Micra is back this year as a fourth generation model 2015 Nissan Micra: A New Car for Under $10,000

    Back in the day, when neither the price of gas nor a vehicle’s fuel consumption were big causes for concern, Nissan offered the Micra, a sub-compact whose success was predicated primarily on a very attractive base price. Introduced in Canada in 1984 then taken off the market in 1992, the … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Nissan | Micra

  9. First Drives The new Genesis has traits from Infiniti, Audi, Ford and others. And yet, it looks good all put together! 2015 Hyundai Genesis: Genesis of a Future Success!

    Launched in 2009, the first generation Hyundai Genesis was never a commercial success. Its primary raison d’être was to change the public’s perception of Hyundai and, in my view, this objective was at least partially attained. Hyundai has just released the second generation of its luxury sedan, and this vehicle … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Hyundai | Genesis

  10. First Drives Notable from the Allison transmission was its willingness to remain in top gear at speeds of over 100 kilometres an hour. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD / 2015 GMC Sierra HD: Heavy Duty Evolution

    Big trucks and wide-open spaces go well together, so it was only appropriate that my first time behind the wheel of both the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2015 GMC Sierra HD pickups took place on the prairies of Alberta.  It seems like every second vehicle I encountered during my … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Silverado | GMC | Sierra

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