Test Drives

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 …
Test Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220: Small Luxury at a Big Price4.0/5
Past attempts by Mercedes-Benz to offer an exciting small car in Canada admittedly failed. Indeed, we can’t imagine anyone dreaming of owning a B-Class or CLA-Class. However, things have changed dramatically with the launch of the hot new A-Class. Technically, it’s not new at all. That car has been around …
Test Drives2019 Honda Civic Sport: Still Cool at 474.0/5
Originally introduced in 1972, the Honda Civic was a nimble little car priced to attract young drivers. Forty-seven years later, it continues to build on that tradition. Our most recent experience involved a 2019 Civic Coupe Sport and was quite refreshing. But this had nothing to do with its Mountain …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: Resuming Where it Left Off4.0/5
The Z4 roadster is back, fully redesigned and ready for action. It’s more powerful than ever and its performance and handling have been enhanced, in addition to boasting a more luxurious cockpit and new technologies. Simply put, it’s better than ever, but is it too late? See, just when the …
Test Drives2019 Lexus ES 350: Still the One4.0/5
The Lexus ES may not be the brand’s best-selling car in Canada – that title belongs to the Lexus IS – but in is in the United States. By a mile. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the company and it couldn’t mess up the ES’ redesign. Flaunting …
Test Drives2019 Nissan Maxima: The Salesman’s Luxury Car3.5/5
It’s starting to get dusty up in the full-size sedan segment, as North American consumers are deserting their cars for SUVs. While the automotive manufacturers don’t seem too depressed about it, people who still prefer cars than trucks have less choice than before, and it’s only going to get worse.
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