Test Drives

Test Drives2018 BMW M2: Shivers Down Your Spine5.0/5
I could sum up my review of the 2018 BMW M2 in one simple sentence: it’s brilliant, and you should buy one now. Obviously, no one will be surprised to read this, because ever since BMW’s baby M car hit the road in 2015, the automotive press has been smothering …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Getting with the Times3.5/5
When I look at Mitsubishi’s current model lineup, nostalgia inevitably kicks in after thinking about the great products that were engineered and sold by what is one of Japan’s oldest automotive manufacturers. Performance-infused cars such as the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX of the 90s , the Galant VR-4 sedan, the Mirage …
Test Drives2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hell Bent4.0/5
After it was released back in 2006, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was considered a poor man’s alternative to a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, rocking a 6.1-litre HEMI V8 with 425 horsepower and a chest hair-raising soundtrack. It was fast, it was relatively affordable—compared to the Porsche—and it was very popular.
Test Drives2019 Jeep Cherokee: Improved, but Still Lacking3.0/5
The Jeep Cherokee hasn’t had it easy ever since it came back, replacing the Liberty, in 2014. Gone was the traditional and much coveted longitudinal rear-wheel drive layout that made Jeep’s SUV so distinguished and capable for almost three decades. More civilized, and more carlike than ever before, the Cherokee …
Test Drives2018 Ford Expedition MAX: Bigger than Big4.0/5
In today’s world of blended families, a vehicle capable of carrying more than two or three children is a must. Especially when those kids—or teenagers—need and want their own space, peace and quiet. Obviously, a minivan is the most logical and rational choice. A three-row, midsize SUV is also an …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Proving a Point4.5/5
Mitsubishi Motors claims its plug-in hybrid compact SUV, the Outlander PHEV, will drive up to 35 km in fully electric mode. The user’s manual says 60, and when we drove it in Vancouver during its launch this winter; we managed to do about 40 km. However, ever since we published …
Test Drives2018 Lincoln MKZ: Quietly Slipping By3.5/5
The current generation of the MKZ appeared at a time when Lincoln was in the process of reinventing itself. Back in 2011 or so, it went all out, renaming itself the Lincoln Motor Company, opening a dedicated creative agency in New York City and hiring Max Wolff as their design …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Conquering America4.0/5
Although the Volkswagen Touareg was an excellent midsize SUV, it might have been a little too European—and expensive—to attract North American families into the brand’ product portfolio. Based on the same architecture as the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, the Touareg’s bones were solid, its off-road capacities were good, and …
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