Test Drives

Test Drives2020 Buick Encore GX: One More SUV…3.5/5
The all-new Buick Encore GX expands the brand’s SUV lineup between the entry-level Encore and the slightly larger Envision . This model will not replace the Encore, GM assures. How about in a year or two? Well, that might depend on customer demand and how the new Encore GX affects …
Test Drives2020 Volvo S60 R-Design: Just Give it a Chance
Sedans have lost a ton of customers to SUVs and crossovers in recent years, but there is still a heated battle going on in the compact luxury segment. Completely transformed for 2019, the Volvo S60 made a real big leap forward with the brand’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), refined styling …
Test Drives2020 BMW X5: Six Cylinders are Enough4.0/5
Completely redesigned and improved last year, the BMW X5 is making headlines in 2020 with the ultra-high-performance X5 M generating up to 617 horsepower. And for 2021 the plug-in hybrid variant returns with 389 horsepower and nearly 50 kilometres of range. That’s all very nice, but just how many people …
Test Drives2020 Dodge Grand Caravan: One Last Time2.5/5
The funny thing about the Dodge Grand Caravan —and many other FCA products, for that matter—is that MSRPs listed on the brand’s website are ridiculously high. Nobody actually buys one at those prices. Incentives can go as high as $15,000, which is about 30 percent off. And now time is …
Test Drives2020 Audi Q3: From Last to First4.0/5
The second-generation Audi Q3 is starting to become a common sight on Canadian roads. And it’s no surprise: the popularity of urban luxury crossovers is skyrocketing. Cadillac , Jaguar , Lexus and Volvo have all jumped on the bandwagon lately, hoping to catch the Germans. The BMW X1 took an …
Test Drives2020 Honda CR-V: You Can’t Go Wrong4.0/5
The Honda CR-V has been a leader among compact SUVs for the past two decades. A clever design, adequate performance and attractive pricing have made it a staple in Canada. The 2020 model gets a slight makeover and extra features to hopefully close the gap with the best-selling Toyota RAV4 …
Test Drives2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Former Star Shines Not so Bright3.5/5
Introduced in 2009 as a replacement for the Trailblazer (a nameplate that will be revived for a small new crossover in 2021), the Chevrolet Traverse enjoyed instant success with stylish looks, a comfortable ride and a versatile interior much more suited to the needs of families. It made everyone forget …
Test Drives2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Versatile and Electrified
Looking for a small SUV with all-wheel drive and modern flair? The Subaru Crosstrek should definitely be on your short list. This model has been one of the most popular in its class since launching in 2012. Last year, it ranked third on Canadian sales charts behind the Hyundai Kona …
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