Test Drives

Test Drives2020 Acura RDX: Damned Touchpad3.0/5
Acura introduced its first-ever compact luxury SUV in 2007. Twelve years later, the RDX was completely redesigned for its third generation. We’ve just spent a week behind the wheel of a 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec, which is unchanged from the new-for-2019 model. Turbocharged Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-litre …
Test Drives2020 Ford Ranger: Bigger and Pricier Than you Remember4.0/5
Everybody knows that pickups are immensely popular, but the numbers are still mind-boggling. Consider Ford’s F-Series , the No. 1 best-selling vehicle in North America. Last year alone, it found a home in over one million driveways, including nearly 146,000 in Canada. Completing the podium are the Ram and Chevrolet …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Kona: The Most Popular as Expected3.5/5
When the Hyundai Kona made its debut in 2018, pretty much everybody predicted that it would enjoy a lot of success. And that’s exactly what happened. Last year, the Kona became the best-selling small SUV in Canada with nearly 26,000 units on the road. The closest competitor is the Nissan …
Test Drives2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: The Best RAV4 You Can Buy4.5/5
The Toyota RAV4 is the Japanese brand’s best-selling product in Canada, way ahead of the Corolla. There are multiple variants and trims to choose from including the RAV4 Hybrid, which benefits from Toyota’s leading expertise. Completely redesigned a year ago, the RAV4 stands out with a prominent new grille, highly …
Test Drives2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i: Looking Good with Racier Styling4.0/5
The BMW X1 is the German brand’s best-selling SUV globally. In Canada, where utility vehicles are on the rise, it ranks third behind the larger X3 and X5 , in that order. Sharing its platform with the MINI Clubman and Countryman , the second-generation X1 gets an update for the …
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 …
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