First Drives

First Drives2023 Genesis GV60: Sleek Looks, Scary Price
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear right away: the all-new 2023 Genesis GV60 is not cheap. The base Advanced and top-line Performance models start at $71,000 and $79,000, respectively. You know what that means, of course. Genesis ’ first-ever electric vehicle is not eligible to any EV rebates from the …
First Drives2023 Nissan Z : Like Reconnecting With An Old Friend4.0/5
Nissan was once recognized as a performance-oriented brand until it kicked almost all of its sports cars to the curb (with the exceptions of the 370Z and the unattainable GT-R) and replaced them with sad-looking SUVs equipped with continuously variable transmissions. For someone who grew up during Nissan's glory years, …
First Drives2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392: Long Live the V84.5/5
The Jeep Wrangler ’s extensive engine lineup was bolstered by the addition of a mighty HEMI V8 last year in the U.S. and this year in Canada. As it turned out, our first test drive of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 took place at the Moab Easter Jeep …
First Drives2023 Kia Sportage: Inspired Movement in the Right Direction4.0/5
There’s something about returning to one's roots, but also exploring a region you've never been to before that’s both comforting and exciting. The same can be said for a company like Kia who has taken one of their longest-running nameplates and not only solidly skyrocketed it into the future when …
First Drives2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe: A Light Shade of Green3.5/5
Following the Jeep Wrangler last year, it’s now the brand new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee ’s turn to add a 4xe plug-in hybrid variant. We recently headed to Austin, Texas to see what it’s all about and give you our first driving impressions. Familiar Tech For starters, the Grand Cherokee …
First DrivesWe Drove Jeep’s All-Electric Magneto 2.0 All Over Moab
Each spring, a bunch of stunning yet fully functional Jeep concepts are on display and available for quick test drives by the many auto journalists and enthusiasts on hand at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah. This year, the main attraction is called Magneto 2.0 , an all-electric Wrangler …
First Drives2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 : Easy Full-Size Off-Roading4.0/5
Chevrolet recently took the road less travelled by adding a ZR2 version to its popular Silverado full-size pickup truck. And just like the brand did with the mid-size Colorado pickup, it called upon Markham-based Multimatic to build a suspension specifically for the model, in addition to giving it an array …
First Drives2023 Toyota bZ4X: Moderation in All Things4.0/5
Toyota was one of the automotive industry's pioneers in electrifying its vehicles at the turn of the 21st century with the Prius, and later with an expanded line of hybrid models. That said, the automaker was still slow to unveil a first, full-scale 100% electric model. It is with the …
First DrivesVinFast VF 8 Looks Promising in First Test Drive
Hai Phong, Vietnam— After years of relative stability, the Canadian automotive landscape is about to change quite a bit with new companies hoping to break through the market. Imperium, Fisker, Lucid, Rivian and more all want their piece of the growing EV pie. You can add VinFast to the list.
First Drives2023 GMC Hummer EV : Back to the Future4.0/5
As you probably know, the Hummer brand is resurfacing under the GMC umbrella more than a decade after GM forced it into an artificial coma. And it goes without saying that the brand's new baby, the Hummer EV, is, to say the least, very polarizing. On the one hand, it …
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