Off Roading and 4x4 Vehicles

TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 acts and looks better

On- and off-road, BFGoodrich’s latest off-road tire is quieter and more competent

We went to Vermont’s 4x4 Off-Road Experience Centre to see just how much the new BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 has improved over last year’s KM2. Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Jul 1, 2018, 3:30 PM

Jaguar Land Rover taking self-driving cars off road

Partly funded by UK government, project CORTEX to develop new technology Read More

Autonomous Driving Off Roading May 31, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford enhances new Raptor for smarter off-roading

Changes include adaptive suspension, off-road cruise control, new seats Read More

New Cars Off Roading Car Nuts May 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

Dodge adds Durango to Police Services choices

Addition offers option for police services in rural areas, variable climates Read More

Commercial Vehicles Off Roading May 12, 2018, 2:30 AM


Pirelli adds some sting to off-road truck tires

Scorpion All-Terrain Plus made specifically for North American light trucks Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Apr 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T-A K02 – Part 2

A real-world evaluation of BFG All-Terrain T-A K02 tires on an old Jeep Wrangler

The second of three installments to see if BFGoodrich’s All Terrain T-A K02 tires live up to their hype in on-road/off-road and all-weather conditions. Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Mar 26, 2018, 8:10 PM

Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra become TRD Pros

Big enhancement is Fox Internal Bypass shocks to aid ride and handling

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) adds highly-capable performance off-road equipment the TRD Pros, in addition to unique exterior and interior treatments. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Feb 11, 2018, 10:30 PM

Nissan 370Z makes tracks into Chicago

Z-roadster continues recent Nissan tradition of winter-rec modifications

Customization required lifting the car 76 mm to fit in the rear-mounted tracks and front mounted skis, modifying the exhaust and rerouting brake lines. Read More

Auto Shows Off Roading Feb 5, 2018, 10:30 PM


19 ways the new Jeep Wrangler is better than the old one

Here’s how the all-new new JL Wrangler stacks up against the outgoing JK generation

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a thoroughly modernized version of the classic Jeep, made for today's world and today's customer needs. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Off Roading Dec 14, 2017, 8:25 AM

QUICK TAKE: Ford’s all-new 2018 Expedition

Ford’s big SUV gets aluminum body, Ecoboost engine and 10-speed transmission

It has taken 20 years, but Ford has finally brought its largest SUV up to date and back into contention with its full-size competitors. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Nov 14, 2017, 6:00 AM

Off-Roading 101: Ten tips for venturing off the beaten path

Here’s what you need to know to successfully navigate your off-road adventure

What better way to learn the fundamentals of off-road driving than at the Land Rover Experience school in 26,000-hectares of Quebec forest. Read More

Car Nuts Off Roading Safe Driving Tips Jun 6, 2017, 12:20 AM

Jeep brings out new concepts to Moab

Annual Easter Jeep Safari brings out thousands of off-road enthusiasts

The 51st gathering's vehicles are a mix of tributes, recreational and functional demonstrations, and showcases for various parts and accessories. Read More


The magnificent mutation of the new Land Rover Discovery

We go on- and off-road in the latest iteration of Land Rover’s quintessential all-rounder

The stodgy Land Rover Discovery (aka the LR4) has mutated into a stylish, extremely competent and thoroughly modern all-purpose luxury ute. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Automotive Reviews Mar 13, 2017, 11:55 AM

Outback vs Alltrack: Which sport-wagon suits you best?

Subaru’s Outback and Volkswagen’s Alltrack are different approaches to the sport-wagon

The Outback and Alltrack are two different interpretations of the sport wagon theme, designed to suit different types of buyers. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Automotive Reviews Mar 13, 2017, 4:35 AM

All you need to know about the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass

Jeep’s development team added a whole lot more ‘Jeepness’ to the new Compass

Jeep has replaced its boring old Patriot and Compass twins with a single, character-laden, all-new Compass model more worthy of the Jeep name. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Automotive Reviews Mar 6, 2017, 6:30 AM

Hot Fords take the chill out of winter

2017 F-150 Raptor 4X4 pickup and 2017 Focus RS hatchback, meet snow!

No one, has really tested the mettle of these high-performance Fords in the snow and ice conditions familiar to Canadians – until now! Read More


On- and off-road in Ford's rapacious new Raptor!

Having a 2017 F-150 Raptor is like having your own personal ‘Trophy Truck’

Built on Ford’s aluminum-intensive F-150 platform, the all-new second-generation Raptor is seriously upgraded for both on- and off-road use. Read More

Toyota TRD trucks get serious about off-roading

TRD Pro trucks include limited numbers of Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner models

2017 Toyota TRD Pro series joins the Ford Raptor and Ram Rebel as factory-developed and warrantied off-road oriented trucks. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Car Nuts Oct 31, 2016, 10:25 AM

Ram 1500 claims Canadian Truck King crown – again!

Ram’s “guts” continue to earn “glory” as the 2017 Truck King Challenge winner

This victory is the fourth time in six years that the Ram 1500 has been the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Off Roading Oct 25, 2016, 9:10 AM

FIRST DRIVE - VW Golf Alltrack challenges the Subaru Outback

2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack features AWD but no diesel

VW's latest Golf iteration, the Alltrack is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) wagon that is now a top trim level for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Off Roading Oct 7, 2016, 1:40 PM


Getting down and dirty with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes’ venerable G-Class is literally the king of the hill in serious off-road use

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is considered a mid-size SUV, but with heavy-duty 4x4 capability and major off-roading chops it's not your typical ute. Read More

Off Roading New Cars Luxury Cars Sep 29, 2016, 4:50 AM

GM to unveil new US Army vehicle

Midsize pickup based vehicle will use fuel-celll electric powetrain

No specifics have been revealed save for a silhouette showing four doors, bulging fenders and a short rear that could be a trunk-like pick-up box. Read More

75 Years of Jeeps

The Jeep brand celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016

What began as a jack-of-all-trades military vehicle, has become one of the most coveted brands in the world and the crown jewel of the FCA empire. Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Off Roading Aug 16, 2016, 7:55 AM

Why Ford’s new F-Series Super Duty is a segment buster

Ford’s all-new 2017 Super Duty not only beats but crushes segment benchmarks

An all-new Ford Super Duty is about to bust open the segment’s door with a truck that’s tougher and more capable than any heavy-duty rig ever offered. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Off Roading Aug 9, 2016, 9:05 AM


TRD opens up new paths for Toyota 4Runner

Toyota Racing Development adds to the impressive off-road credentials

Multi-mode terrain select and crawl control systems, increased approach and departure angles, and available suspension upgrades, among trim features. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Jul 21, 2016, 10:30 PM

Ford Raptor covers terrain efficiently

Driving modes - Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja, Rock Crawl

Raptor’s prime attraction is its ability to confidently tackle off-road terrain and three driving modes optimize performance in specific conditions. Read More

Off Roading New Cars Jul 10, 2016, 10:30 PM

Mercedes-Benz G550 takes 4x4 to next level

Company calls new G-Class model its most capable SUV ever

The G550 4x4² features ground clearance of 437 mm (more than 17 in.), innovative portal axles, three locking differentials and a 416-hp biturbo V-8. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Jun 20, 2016, 10:30 PM

Audi ready to tackle whatever with A4 Allroad

Latest wagon crossover features latest version of the Quattro system

Slated as the only wagon for the A4 line, Allroad Quattro will use 2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder linked to 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Mar 28, 2016, 9:30 PM


Jeep goes to extremes with Trailhawk, Summit

Trailhawk is meant to enhance 4x4 capability; Summit promotes luxury

With fresh exterior styling, two new Grand Cherokee trims will be added to showrooms for the 2017 model year, available at the end of summer 2016. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Off Roading Mar 25, 2016, 9:45 PM

Chev dresses up Silverado for the hunting set

Outdoors inspired special edition co-banded with Realtree camouglage

Based on Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab, it features blacked out body accents and accessories, with signature Realtree antler logo and Xtra pattern. Read More

Off Roading Car Nuts Jan 19, 2016, 5:30 PM

Volkswagen shifts economy gears with Tiguan hybrid

System uses two motors, one in the rear and one in the transmission

Based on the second generation Tiguan due in Canada in 2017, it fits the 12.4 kWh battery in the cargo area floor in place of a third row bench. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Off Roading Jan 12, 2016, 5:30 PM

2016 Subaru Crosstrek plays dirty while keeping clean

Crosstrek straddles the line between compact SUV and subcompact crossover

The 2016 Crosstrek makes a strong argument for being the vehicle of choice of those who live – or aspire to live – active, eco-friendly lifestyles. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Car Nuts Dec 13, 2015, 9:15 PM


Range Rover Evoque opens up about future

Convertible Evoque stays fairly true to silhouette of 2-door model

Electrically operated roof folds and stows in 18 seconds, and takes just three seconds more to unfold back into place over the passenger compartment. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Off Roading Nov 9, 2015, 4:00 AM

Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler will continue to be built in Toledo

Wrangler production will expand into a second plant that now builds Jeep Cherokees

With this solution Wrangler production can continue without interruption at the existing site during the Toledo North plant changeover period. Read More

Auto Industry Car Nuts Off Roading Sep 1, 2015, 1:15 PM

TESTED: Michelin's latest light truck and SUV tire

Evolution of Michelin’s Defender LTX M/S tire makes it stronger and more durable

New Michelin Defender LTX proves off-road capable even though this popular light truck tire line is primarily intended for street and highway driving. Read More

Automotive Reviews Car Tires Off Roading Aug 31, 2015, 12:00 PM

Honda returns to off-road racing with powerful V6

Baja 1000 scheduled for debut of twin-turbo V6 in undisclosed vehicle

3.5-litre V6 most recently raced in prototype road racing (debuting at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2014), where it reportedly makes close to 600 hp. Read More

Motor Sports Off Roading Aug 28, 2015, 5:00 AM


Dodge Journey recalled for engine fire concerns

350,000 vehicles affected in the Americas, Europe and Asia

Problem revolves around 2.4-litre four cylinder engine cover, which could come loose and catch fire if it comes in contact with exhaust components. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Off Roading Jul 22, 2015, 8:00 PM

ROAD TEST: GMC Canyon is no compact pickup

The Canyon and its Colorado sibling are available in a mind-boggling variety of configurations

There is nothing compact about these trucks – they are comparable in size to the full-sized pickups of not too long ago. Read More

Automotive Reviews Off Roading New Cars Jul 8, 2015, 6:25 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE replaces the ML

The GLE is the SUV equivalent of the E-Class in Mercedes' new brand hierarchy

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV feels right at home, whether at the opera or the ski slopes – and it can even climb those slopes! Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Off Roading Jun 22, 2015, 6:00 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé is... different!

Mercedes calls its big new SUV-based GLE hatchback a Sport Utility Coupe

While the Mercedes GLE Coupé's distinctive design may not appeal to all, it will ensure that those who chose this new model will stand out. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Luxury Cars Jun 22, 2015, 6:00 PM