Test Drives

Test Drives2020 Honda Civic Hatchback: The Practical Alternative4.0/5
Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic , added a versatile and stylish five-door variant to its lineup back in 2017. We’re of course talking about the Civic Hatchback. SUVs seem to get all the spotlight, but the reality is that about 27 percent of consumers still prefer cars. Half a …
Test Drives2020 Land Rover Defender: The King of the Mountain is Back4.0/5
The legendary Land Rover Defender made its triumphant return last summer and, unlike the previous generation, the new one is available in Canada. If you don’t know the Defender, well, shame on you. It’s arguably the heart and soul of the British manufacturer. In fact, without this model, Land Rover …
Test Drives2020 Porsche 911 Carrera: Base 911 is Still a Good 9114.0/5
The current-generation Porsche 911 Carrera (codename 992) was introduced last year as a 2020 model. First, we got the 443-horsepower Carrera S and Carrera 4S with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine. Now, here is the base 911 Carrera, which starts at $111,000 in Canada. Many automakers opt to start things …
Test Drives2020 Lexus NX: Right Product, Right Time3.5/5
In just a few years, the Lexus NX has become one of the best-selling compact luxury SUVs on the market, appealing to a wide range of customers thanks in part to two very different powertrains. It’s the classic case of the right product arriving at the right time. When sales …
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 …
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