Tests and Features

Test Drives2019 Hyundai Elantra: Like Vanilla4.0/5
Ice cream shops can try all they want to come out with new flavours, and of course people will try them out. However, it’s safe to say that vanilla will always remain the most popular one. Aside from its taste, it can easily be matched to any other topping or …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Elantra: Still Good Enough for Bronze4.0/5
The Hyundai Elantra is one of the most popular cars in Canada. And for good reason. Despite a drop of about 9 percent last year, it still sold more than 41,000 units. Korea’s finest compact ranks third in the country behind only the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The quality …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: European-flavoured Winner4.0/5
How many cool cars have your heard of overseas that never seem to make it to North America? There are tons, actually—too many to go through. Those darn Europeans and Japanese often keep the best ones for themselves, but occasionally, one makes it across the pond to our shores much …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: Priced to Please4.0/5
A compact car with a hatchback might just be the best compromise between efficiency and versatility for consumers on a budget. And in some cases, we can also throw in performance when manufacturers try to knock the Volkswagen Golf GTI off its pedestal, with mixed results. Take the 2018 Hyundai …
First Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: Slightly Below Expectations3.5/5
When Hyundai unveiled the new Elantra and its now-famous Superstructure, the press was sceptical. What could possibly be so special about this chassis? But despite our collective doubts, the final product was impressive and refined, elevating the Elantra sedan among the leading compact cars. The same doubt crept up when …
Test Drives2017 Hyundai Elantra: Hitting the Mark Again3.5/5
Compact cars are still very popular in Canada, but the segment is struggling of late because Canadian consumers are turning to small SUVs and crossovers, most of which offer the added safety of all-wheel drive. And yet, with a good set of winter tires for the snowy season, a compact …
Test DrivesHyundai Elantra Sport… really?
We had to wait until the sixth-generation Hyundai Elantra to finally get a performance version of this Korean compact car. However, the Hyundai Elantra Sport might be the most powerful Elantra ever offered, with its 201-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, it isn’t as zesty as its competitors, namely the Ford …
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 …
Special Events2017 Canadian Car of the Year Awards: the Small Car Category
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, or AJAC, will be holding their yearly CCOTY testing next week at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington, Ontario. There will be eight categories this year, and the most interesting one for Canadian car shoppers is undoubtedly the Best New Small Car Category.
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