Test Drives

Test Drives2018 Hyundai Accent: Leading the Pack4.0/5
In the past few years, the Hyundai Accent attracted many Canadian customers with its affordable price—and excellent finance and lease incentives—as well as its spacious cockpit and comfortable ride. And now that it’s been redesigned for the 2018 model year, it has become more refined et quieter than ever. Still, …
Test Drives2018 Ford EcoSport: Covering All the Bases3.0/5
As the subcompact SUV and crossover segment is growing in popularity, Ford decided it was time to stop watching the parade go by and step in with its own vehicle. The EcoSport is new to the U.S. and Canadian markets, but it’s not a fresh design. Not a problem, as …
Test Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Icing on the Cake4.0/5
The subcompact luxury SUV segment reminds me of carrot cake. Nobody is reinventing anything, but rather recycling an old idea presented in a better-looking shape. If you’re going to sell carrot cake, you’d better have a solid recipe if you plan on outselling your competition. Volvo, with its XC40, has …
Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: Fingers Crossed3.0/5
It would be unfair to call the 2019 Lincoln MKC a bad purchase, because it isn’t. On its own, Lincoln’s compact luxury SUV pushes many of the right buttons as far as what consumers are seeking in this segment. The problem is that it’s submerged in a sea of excellent …
Test Drives2018 Kia Optima: Beauty and Brains4.0/5
Times are tough for midsize sedans, as they used to be bread-and-butter vehicles for every mainstream manufacturer doing business in North America. With the current shift to SUVs, passenger cars are losing ground, and yet, they’ve never been so good. A midsize sedan offers space, comfort, refinement and fuel economy, …
Test Drives2018 Mazda3: Taking a Bow4.0/5
The current generation of the Mazda3, which was introduced for the 2014 model year, has been good for the Japanese automaker. Although it didn’t sell quite as well than the first-gen model (2004-2008), it consistently ranked among the best-selling cars in Canada, at a time when consumers were shifting towards …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Kona: Like an Air Freshener4.0/5
The subcompact SUV segment has been around for a while now, and new models are being added on the market with every passing year. Consumers are trading in their cars and scooping up these little vehicles, which are admittedly more car-like than truck-like. In addition to popular or long-standing players …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The Next Logical Step3.5/5
To be honest, we don’t know why manufacturers took so long to introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV in Canada. Stuffing such a powertrain in a car is obviously a good idea, but the fuel savings aren’t all that high, as today’s sedans and hatchbacks are already very efficient to begin …
Test Drives2018 Honda Clarity: Squeezed Between a Prime and a Volt4.0/5
If you count yourself amongst the individuals who criticize electric and hybrid vehicles for looking like odd spacecraft contraptions for the road, then you might not like this car. It’s no secret that the 2018 Honda Clarity isn’t a normal-looking automobile. But while the late sixties sci-fi styling may not …
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