Test Drives

Test Drives2022 Kia Carnival: 10 Things We Like or Dislike4.0/5
Modern minivans must reinvent themselves and be creative if they hope to curb their steady extinction as sport utility vehicles (SUV) keep ruling the market. This is what the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival is trying to do as a fresh replacement for the Sedona in Canada. The company says it’s …
Test Drives2021 BMW M4 Competition: BMW at Its Finest4.5/5
The new 2021 BMW M4 Competition is a clear embodiment of what BMW does best. Equal parts calm and crazy, wise and wild, this formidable car can be driven leisurely on any given day before morphing into a corner-devouring monster as soon as you hit the track. The M4 works …
Test Drives2021 Volkswagen ID.4: As Good as Advertised4.0/5
Volkswagen has come a long way since Dieselgate hit the company five years ago. Now, the page is completely turned and the next chapter involves a brand new generation of fully electric vehicles. The first model to land in Canada is the Volkswagen ID.4 , a crossover whose shape and …
Test Drives2021 Lexus IS: One Step Forward, The Other Won’t Follow3.5/5
For 2021, two compact luxury sedans from Japan introduced new generations to hopefully catch up with the German rivals and also ward off Korea’s impressive Genesis G70 . The Acura TLX and Lexus IS are now sportier and more skilled in their respective ways. But when we tested the latter …
Test Drives2021 Subaru Forester: Practical, But Stuck in the Middle4.0/5
The Subaru Forester is still one of the Japanese automaker’s most popular vehicles, but as far as compact SUVs go it’s the second worst-selling model in Canada, ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander which is transitioning to a new generation for 2022. The problem is fierce competition not only from other …
Test Drives2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost: Like Floating on a Cloud4.5/5
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is all-new for 2021. It retains the brand’s unique design language and a connection with its predecessors while making significant headway on the technological front. The intriguing mix of classic and modern is the first thing that caught our attention as we took a seat inside this …
Test Drives2022 Kia Carnival: There’s No Shame in Being a Minivan4.0/5
While Xennials and Millennials mainly remember being hauled around in a Pontiac Trans Sport, Ford Aerostar, Dodge Caravan, or even a Mazda MPV (if your parents were weird) generations who attended soccer practice after that most likely got there in the back of an SUV. The minivan isn’t dead, but …
Test Drives2021 Kia K5 GT Line: One Engine Shy of Perfection4.0/5
Sedans are slowly but surely sinking. SUVs have taken over the industry like a tidal wave, and I’m not saying they can’t be fun, but they just don’t offer the same driving dynamics as a car. People want to sit higher, see farther, feel safer, and given our weather conditions …
Test Drives2021 Mazda6: Stealthy and Explosive4.0/5
The Mazda6 sold just 1,049 units in Canada last year. We’re not saying that to blame the COVID-19 pandemic once again, but rather to highlight the fact it ranked second-to-last among all midsize sedans, just ahead of the Kia K5 that replaced the Optima late in 2020. Despite increased momentum …
Test Drives2022 Hyundai Tucson: Exciting But Not Super-efficient4.0/5
"That’s the new Tucson? It’s really hot!" Comments like these—and longing stares—never stopped during my brief time with the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson . I’m used to it with sports cars like the Toyota GR Supra and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, or insane machines like the Ram 1500 TRX, but …
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