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  1. First Drives The Honda CR-V continues to be a practical, conventional and reasonable choice. 2015 Honda CR-V: Finally a Bold Move

    Of all the mid-generation updates done to the Honda CR-V over the last two decades, the 2015 refresh is definitely the most pronounced. In addition to adding a new grille and a few other aesthetic tweaks, Honda has equipped its compact SUV with the direct-injected Earth Dreams engine (taken from … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Honda | CR-V

  2. First Drives Good news for fans of spirited driving: Cadillac's 2.0-litre turbocharged four is standard with the car. 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: The Second Front

    When one door closes another one opens - at least that's how things seem to be shaking out at Cadillac, which is introducing the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe hot on the heels of the CTS Coupe riding off into the sunset.  The entry-level ATS Coupe plays a different role than … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Cadillac | ATS

  3. First Drives The Sienna’s appearance is practically unchanged. 2015 Toyota Sienna: More Refined and Reliable as Always

    The minivan sector may not be as strong as it once was, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota from fine-tuning its category representative. In fact, the 2015 Sienna has benefitted from several improvements—most notably in the passenger compartment—to make the vehicle more comfortable and versatile than ever. Toyota claims that the … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Toyota | Sienna

  4. First Drives Toyota introduced its new Camry on the track in Charlotte, North Carolina. 2015 Toyota Camry: NASCAR in Your Driveway

    The Camry is North America’s top-selling sedan, but that doesn't mean that Toyota is resting on its laurels. On the contrary, a little more than two years after unveiling a new generation of this model, they are moving ahead with an elaborate mid-cycle makeover. The silhouette is now more dynamic … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Toyota | Camry

  5. First Drives The GLA 250’s grille features two horizontal bars. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Practical or Sporty?

    Last year, Mercedes-Benz launched the CLA, a sedan sold for under $40,000. It was such a success that it sold out in several markets. The CLA’s second-place finish in our comparison of luxury compacts in the 2015 edition of Le Guide de l’auto (Quebec’s leading automobile publication) proves that its … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | Classe GLA

  6. First Drives Ford sold more than 120,000 units of its F-Series in Canada last year. 2015 Ford F-150: Punching Above its Weight

    The full-size pickup category isn’t for everyone, but the fact of the matter is that three of the six best-selling vehicles in Canada are pickups. And leading the way is the Ford F Series, with more than 120,000 units sold last year alone, which explains why there’s such a fierce … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Ford | F-150

  7. First Drives Is it a CUV, an SUV or an MPV. The folks at Kia shy away from calling it a minivan. 2015 Kia Sedona: The Minivan That Isn’t

    Minivans are the nerdy siblings of the auto world. Not particularly good looking and often awkward, they are nonetheless smart and dependable, yet no one really wants to be seen with them. Well, Kia has changed that and the 2015 Sedona is one hot nerd. New look, new appeal Even … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Kia | Sedona

  8. First Drives The 2015 Soul EV is Kia's first foray into electric cars for the North American market. 2015 Kia Soul EV: Kia’s Soul Goes Gas-Free

    Kia is the latest automaker to enter the zero-emissions playground with the introduction of the 2015 Soul EV. The non-electric Soul, which was redesigned for 2014, is a cute city car, so it makes a natural platform for Kia’s first all-electric car in Canada. Electrifying a soul Kia has done … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Kia | Soul

  9. First Drives 2016 Audi TT - In action on the Ascari Race Resort circuit in Ronda, Spain. 2016 Audi TT: A Close Encounter of the Third Kind

    The original TT was a milestone in Audi’s history. When the TT concept car was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1995, it showed that the brand from Ingolstadt was now a major player in terms of automobile design and the rest, as they say, is history. With the … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Audi | TT

  10. First Drives The MINI 5 door's front treatment is the same as the regular 3 door Cooper. 2015 MINI 5 door: Not to be Confused with the next Clubman...

    When we received the invitation from BMW (MINI belongs to BMW, everyone knows that!) for the MINI 5 door, the invitation actually read: “The new MINI 5 door (not to be confused with the next generation Clubman, which is a little farther off) represents…” When an automaker goes this far … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: MINI | 5-Door

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