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Test Drives2021 Porsche Taycan 4S: Elektrisch4.0/5
Sharing platforms, powertrains and technologies between an automaker’s various brands and products is not only common these days but also critical to success. This has led Volkswagen AG to develop the new Audi e-tron GT right around the same time as the spectacular Porsche Taycan , which seems to grab …
Test Drives2022 Nissan Frontier: My, How Times Have Changed4.5/5
True story: I attended the media presentation of the previous-generation Nissan Frontier just a few days before my daughter was born. I even used that truck to get to the hospital and later return home. My baby girl is now 17 years old, and ironically the Frontier didn’t change at …
Test Drives2021 Chrysler Grand Caravan: The Reign is Over3.0/5
The old but successful Dodge Grand Caravan is dead now, much to the chagrin of budget-conscious Canadian families. Meanwhile at Chrysler, the Pacifica is a high-quality though expensive product that still can’t sell in respectable numbers. In order to attract customers looking for a more affordable minivan, the brand launched …
Test Drives2021 BMW 330e xDrive: Do the (Right) Math4.0/5
While plug-in hybrid SUVs are starting to grow in number, selection is more limited when it comes to cars. In the compact luxury sedan segment, the BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60 are the only ones to offer this technology right now (Mercedes-Benz has opted not to bring its plug-in …
Test Drives2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Play First, Work Later3.5/5
We tend to forget that pickups are primarily designed for work. There was a time when refinement, driving dynamics and luxurious content were not really a concern for manufacturers. They simply wanted to build tough, capable vehicles that could withstand a lot of abuse. Now, things have changed. Many people …
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