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Test Drives2022 Volkswagen Golf R: Does R Stand for Rare?
Volkswagen fans were hit with a cold reality check last year when the automaker decided not to bring the eighth-generation Golf to North America in base trim. Luckily, the sporty Golf GTI and Golf R did come over, so performance enthusiasts can still get their hot hatch fix from Wolfsburg.
Test Drives2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid: You Can be my Wingman Anytime...4.0/5
We never thought the words “fuel efficient” and “pickup” would ever come together and be harmonious. Despite all the advancements with fully electrified rides and hybrid systems, it just didn’t seem possible. Until now. Let’s get one thing out of the way: I adore a small pickup. I know, I …
Test Drives2023 Mazda CX-50: A New Offensive4.0/5
SUVs are big business, not only here in North America but also in other markets overseas, which is why Mazda is investing big bucks to bolster its lineup. The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 is just the start as it will be followed shortly by the CX-70 and CX-90. Similar to …
Test Drives2022 Kia Forte5: Staying Relevant3.5/5
The compact sedan segment has lost key market shares in recent years but could regain some thanks to gas prices being historically and absurdly high. The Kia Forte is one such car that efficiency-minded customers should consider. The 2022 Forte lineup includes seven sedan models (LX BM, LX, EX, EX …
Test Drives2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53: Happy Medium3.5/5
As the third model to be exclusively developed by AMG, the GT 4-Door Coupe is currently available in several variants powered by six- and eight-cylinder engines. The latest one, called GT 63 S E Performance , is a plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 821 horsepower and a whopping 1,084 …
Test Drives2022 Volkswagen ID.4: If Only VW Had More Units to Sell4.0/5
Volkswagen got a lot of people excited when it introduced the all-new ID.4 in the fall of 2020. There was a spacious, fully electric vehicle with a base Canadian MSRP of $44,995, making it eligible to both federal and provincial rebates. Almost too good to be true. Nearly two years …
Test Drives2022 Hyundai Elantra N: Look at Me!3.5/5
Hyundai is firing on all cylinders right now, from electric vehicles like the IONIQ 5 (2022 World Car of the Year) to family-friendly SUVs including the refreshed-for-2023 Palisade . The Korean automaker even launched a compact pickup, the Santa Cruz , for crying out loud. As if those weren’t enough, …
Test Drives2022 Lexus NX: Job Nicely Done4.0/5
Fully redesigned for 2022, the Lexus NX ranks among the most popular luxury SUVs in Canada, but remains in the shadow of the larger RX , which is all-new for 2023. Now manufactured in Canada (similar to the RX), it stands out with a selection of four powertrain options and …
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