Tests and Features

Special Events2017 Canadian Car of the Year Awards: the Sports/Performance Car Category
This week, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s 2017 CCOTY testing is in full swing at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington, Ontario. Among the eight vehicle categories this year is the Best New Sports/Performance Car Category that rounds up—as its name suggests—performance-oriented models sold by mainstream brands. This …
Test Drives2016 Ford Focus RS: Dream Come True4.5/5
The Focus RS was once a unicorn—a car that all had sworn existed, but no one in North America had ever seen with their own eyes. Then, one day, a wizard at Ford ’s HQ waved his magic wand and poof, the RS was suddenly real. The 2016 Ford Focus …
First Drives2016 Ford Focus RS: A Sizzling Hot Hatch4.5/5
It’s rare that a car’s spec sheet alone gets my right foot tingling, but the 2016 Ford Focus RS is such a car. Scroll down the lines of published data and you’ll see that this five-door hatchback is nothing like the Focus ST. You’ll note that its 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder …
BlogQuick Take: 2015 Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost
There have been a few changes made to the 2015 Ford Focus's equipment list, along with a number of minor styling improvements, but the biggest news is the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that is now available with the compact car. Previously seen with the Ford Fiesta hatchback, for 2015 the turbocharged …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Sports Coupes for Under $50,000
“Just because we’re affordable, it doesn’t mean we aren’t fun to drive!” This is no doubt the sort of thing you’d hear from the free-spirited cars that dominate this category, including the 2014 Ford Focus ST, 2014 Volkswagen GTI, 2014 Scion FR-S/2014 Subaru BRZ, 2014 Ford Mustang, 2014 Hyundai Genesis …
Comparative TestsThe Top Seven Compact Cars
Not only are compact cars increasingly popular in our market, but this segment is constantly evolving. To prove the point, we decided to assess—and compare—the seven most popular compacts. This time, we took a simpler approach than usual and tried to simulate a real vehicle purchase. Form and function The …
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