Test Drives

Test Drives2020 Nissan Qashqai: Not the Bargain You Want3.0/5
Nissan has one of the most SUV-heavy lineups in the entire industry. With the Kicks , Qashqai , Rogue , Murano , Pathfinder and Armada , the company knows exactly what the name of the game is in 2020. We recently put the sub-compact Qashqai to the test and came …
Test Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC: The Baby CLS3.5/5
The second-generation CLA joins the brand new A-Class to give Mercedes-Benz a pair of fresh products in the all-important small-car segment. Last year, one out of four vehicles sold by the German automaker around the globe was a compact car. As you can easily imagine, only SUVs were more popular.
Test Drives2020 Honda Passport: The Gentle Adventurer3.5/5
The all-new Honda Passport is a pretty rare sight on the road. Since it went on sale in Canada last year, we’ve only come across a handful of them on the road. That’s understandable when you consider how much of a niche product the Passport is. It might not look …
Test Drives2020 Kia Forte5 GT: An Opportunity to Seize Now4.0/5
The 2020 model year marks a new generation for the Kia Forte5 , making it the freshest compact hatchback in Canada. And unlike the Kia Soul, which is also new this year, it returns with an available turbo engine. With the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Golf GTI nearing the …
Test Drives2019 Ram 2500 Longhorn: Strong Like a Bull4.0/5
Ram completely revamped its Heavy Duty pickups for the 2019 model year and we recently put one to the test in 2500 Longhorn configuration. Modest Power, Ton of Torque The automaker eliminated the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 from the lineup, which means the base engine for the Ram 2500 is now …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: The Better of the Two4.0/5
Sales of sports cars are falling right now and with development costs continuing to rise, it only makes sense for automakers to join forces and create a common platform that has the ability to spawn different products. That’s what Toyota and BMW did with the GR Supra and Z4, respectively.
Test Drives2020 Nissan Titan: $300 Million Later3.5/5
Full-size pickups have never been more popular—and important. If it weren’t for the Ram 1500 , FCA might no longer exist. Without the F-150 , Ford would be in a tough spot. And GM, despite having a strong global presence, needs the Silverado and Sierra for its bottom line. Unsurprisingly, …
Test Drives2019 Kia Niro EV: An Electric Car Worthy of More Attention4.0/5
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, affordable electric vehicles offering zero range anxiety have become more and more popular. One of them is the Kia Niro EV, the third member of the Niro lineup following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Originally launched for the 2017 model …
Test Drives2019 Lexus IS 300 Black Line: Too Little, Too Late4.0/5
While certain cars beautifully withstand the test of time, the 2019 Lexus IS struggles to make a good case when pitted against newer compact luxury sedans on the market. In fact, it’s the oldest in the segment along with the Infiniti Q50 as both models date back to 2014. Lexus …
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