Test Drives

Test Drives2019 Kia Niro EV: An Electric Car Worthy of More Attention4.0/5
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, affordable electric vehicles offering zero range anxiety have become more and more popular. One of them is the Kia Niro EV, the third member of the Niro lineup following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Originally launched for the 2017 model …
Test Drives2019 Lexus IS 300 Black Line: Too Little, Too Late4.0/5
While certain cars beautifully withstand the test of time, the 2019 Lexus IS struggles to make a good case when pitted against newer compact luxury sedans on the market. In fact, it’s the oldest in the segment along with the Infiniti Q50 as both models date back to 2014. Lexus …
Test Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220: Small Luxury at a Big Price4.0/5
Past attempts by Mercedes-Benz to offer an exciting small car in Canada admittedly failed. Indeed, we can’t imagine anyone dreaming of owning a B-Class or CLA-Class. However, things have changed dramatically with the launch of the hot new A-Class. Technically, it’s not new at all. That car has been around …
Test Drives2019 Honda Civic Sport: Still Cool at 474.0/5
Originally introduced in 1972, the Honda Civic was a nimble little car priced to attract young drivers. Forty-seven years later, it continues to build on that tradition. Our most recent experience involved a 2019 Civic Coupe Sport and was quite refreshing. But this had nothing to do with its Mountain …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: Resuming Where it Left Off4.0/5
The Z4 roadster is back, fully redesigned and ready for action. It’s more powerful than ever and its performance and handling have been enhanced, in addition to boasting a more luxurious cockpit and new technologies. Simply put, it’s better than ever, but is it too late? See, just when the …
Test Drives2019 Lexus ES 350: Still the One4.0/5
The Lexus ES may not be the brand’s best-selling car in Canada – that title belongs to the Lexus IS – but in is in the United States. By a mile. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the company and it couldn’t mess up the ES’ redesign. Flaunting …
Test Drives2019 Nissan Maxima: The Salesman’s Luxury Car3.5/5
It’s starting to get dusty up in the full-size sedan segment, as North American consumers are deserting their cars for SUVs. While the automotive manufacturers don’t seem too depressed about it, people who still prefer cars than trucks have less choice than before, and it’s only going to get worse.
Test Drives2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: The Sound of Reason3.5/5
When we daydream about owning a Ford Mustang, the soundtrack of our momentary escape from reality involves an octet of pistons singing in unison. Not a quartet. We might be misjudging people, but a Mustang without a V8 engine isn’t an object of desire, and more a compromise for what …
Test Drives2019 Porsche Macan: Tears of Joy, Tears of Sadness4.0/5
Porsche’s future will be electrified, and the new 2020 Taycan is already proving that the company’s strategy is to accept no compromises regarding performance and handling. It has been announced that the next-generation Macan will get an electric powertrain, but for now, we get a revised current-generation model that’s the …
Test Drives2019 Honda CR-V: (Almost) a No-brainer4.0/5
The compact SUV segment is killing the traditional automobile as consumers are trading in their sedans for these high-riding, versatile and—for the most part—all-wheel drive vehicles. So far in 2019, the Honda CR-V is the second best-selling utility vehicle in Canada, ahead of the Nissan Rogue , the Ford Escape …
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