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FIRST DRIVE: 21 refreshments in the 2019 Kia Sorento

Mid-sized Kia SUV gets a mid-cycle refreshening prior to 3rd gen intro

Bolder looks, revised interior and expanded 3-row offerings among improvements to the Kia SUV that’s bigger than a compact but smaller than a mid-sized. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jun 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

FIRST LOOK: 2019 Hyundai Veloster gets sportier

New engine and new suspension make second gen drive as good as it looks Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jun 10, 2018, 10:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 14 developments in the 2019 Lexus ES

7th-gen ES sits on a stiffer, sportier platform and offers an F-Sport Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Jun 7, 2018, 6:00 AM

QUICK LOOK: 2018 McLaren 720S is not subtle

Cars like the McLaren 720S require drivers with experience and ability Read More

Automotive Reviews Car Nuts May 29, 2018, 1:35 AM

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FIRST DRIVE: 18 things you should know about Ford's EcoSport

Built in India; massaged to meet the demands of North American buyers Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews May 18, 2018, 2:00 PM

25 things you need to know about the 2019 A-Class

New-to-Canada luxury compact redefines Mercedes-Benz entry-level

The A-Class enters its 4th generation globally, but its 1st in Canada, where it’s expected to make a significant impact in the luxury compact segment. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 28, 2018, 9:30 PM

QUICK LOOK: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Not to be mistaken for the sporty coupe and convertible of yesteryear

Latest addition to the Mitsubishi fold is a compact crossover aimed at the mass market, slotting in between the entry-level RVR and larger Outlander. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 8, 2018, 9:30 PM

QUICK LOOK: 2019 Range Rover P400e PHEV

New plug-in hybrid will become flagship of Range Rover luxury SUV line

Range Rover PHEV switches seamlessly between electric and gas power, and uses both much of the time, though pressing a button keeps it all-electric. Read More

Green Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

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24 things you should know about the 2019 Ram 1500

First re-do since Ram became stand-alone brand in 2009

The newest Ram pickup features the latest advances in design, chassis, efficiency, safety and comfort, whether it’s intended for work, play or both. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 15, 2018, 8:05 PM

Cadillac CT6 vs. Lincoln Continental

How America’s top luxury sedans stack up against each other

Cadillac and Lincoln have been arch competitors in the American luxury car market since the latter was founded in 1917and their rivalry continues. Read More

Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 9, 2018, 2:40 AM

FIRST DRIVE: Volvo XC40 SUV comes to Canada

Smart and stylish Swede joins the compact luxury SUV stampede for 2019

This all-new Volvo has the makings of a hit, especially with its new ‘Care by Volvo’ program that costs only a ‘subscription fee’ plus gasoline. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Feb 26, 2018, 3:50 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a game changer

The Outlander PHEV has the potential to shake up the compact SUV segment

With the efficiency, technologies and features it offers, the Outlander PHEV has the potential to truly shake up the compact SUV segment. By Clare Dear Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Green Cars Jan 31, 2018, 7:55 AM

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24 key things to know about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

More traditional look and a new engine highlight updated Cherokee’s changes

Still in its fifth-generation, the Jeep Cherokee compact SUV goes gets a facelift and some worthwhile upgrades for its 2019 model year. By: David Miller Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jan 30, 2018, 8:15 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Lincoln Navigator is big in the best ways

The all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a real contender in the ultra-luxe SUV segment

Its premium features, outstanding comfort and impressive drivability make the Navigator worth considering if you’re looking for the ultimate big SUV. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jan 29, 2018, 7:50 AM

25 things you need to know about Honda’s new Clarity PHEV

There's no fuel-cell but the plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity is offered in Canada

The all-new 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV adds to a small, but slowly-growing list of plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles now available in Canada. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Green Cars Dec 18, 2017, 9:45 AM

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

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Affordable, Canadian-built Talisman track-day car gets a boost

Formula-like two-seater virtually matches a Corvette Z06 in weight-to-power

After 20 years spent designing and building the iconic, high-performance T-Rex, three-wheeler, Daniel Campagna keeps the high-performance evolution going. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Automotive Reviews Dec 6, 2017, 11:15 AM

18 key features that make the 2018 Mustang a standout

There’s a whole raft of new technology to bring the 2018 Ford Mustang up to date

Here are some of the clever features that you might not think about, but make the 2018 Mustang really stand out from both its predecessors and competitors. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Car Nuts Nov 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

16 things that set the new Honda Accord apart from the pack

Now in its 10th generation, the Accord is the best-seller in a declining mid-size segment

The all-new 2018 Accord gets new looks, engines, technology and improved fuel economy that help separate it from the rest of the mid-size sedan pack. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Oct 10, 2017, 1:50 PM

We take a fast ride in a Ford GT!

The first GT delivered in Canada makes its debut on the track where it was developed

The Ford GT backs up its exotic good looks with track-honed aerodynamics and spectacular performance that leaves a passenger utterly speechless. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Automotive Reviews Sep 28, 2017, 1:55 PM

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A tale of two Alfas: which one is for you?

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Sport or Quadrifoglio – the practical or the passionate?

The Ti Sport is an elegant, swift and sweet-driving AWD sport sedan, while the Quadrifoglio is a brawny and remarkably capable performance car. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Car Nuts Sep 25, 2017, 2:05 AM

First Ride: Audi’s semi-autonomous A8

Conditions have to be just right to use Audi’s “conditional automated driving”

The new Audi A8 with Traffic Jam Pilot will take over completely in a traffic jam and let its driver watch a movie or just kick back behind the wheel. Read More


Fiat Chrysler takes the wraps off its 2018 lineup

There’s more than just the Demon and Hellcat in FCA’s 2018 lineup

Here’s a quick peek at what you’ll be seeing soon in Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep showrooms across Canada. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Aug 31, 2017, 3:00 PM

TIME-MACHINE DRIVE: 1950 Ford F-1

Stepping back in time at the wheel of the original Ford F-Series pickup

The best way to know how far you’ve come is to look back to where you started, which for Ford’s F-Series pickup line is the original F-1. Read More

Classic Cars Automotive Reviews Car Nuts Aug 14, 2017, 5:45 AM

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FIRST DRIVE: Land Rover’s all-new 2018 Range Rover Velar

Its smooth profile conceals a lush interior, slick technology and impressive capability

At once elegant, comfortable, solid and surefooted, the Velar is the perfect fourth-member addition to the Range Rover family. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Luxury Cars Aug 11, 2017, 9:10 AM

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF vs Subaru BRZ? We pick a winner.

Tiny cars, big fun! We pick our favourite affordable rear-wheel drive sports car.

With plenty of summer sunshine left, we took a fun-filled look at these two affordable rear-wheel drive sports cars and picked our favourite. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Automotive Reviews Aug 10, 2017, 4:25 AM

19 cars that are good from far but far from good

Some cars may look like peaches but are overly ripe under the skin

Cars are shiny things that often attract at first sight, but closer inspection sometimes proves that judging a book by its cover isn’t always good. Read More

Car Nuts Automotive Reviews Jul 30, 2017, 5:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: Refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 sport sedan

The five-year-old Q50 gets a mild design refresh inside and out to bring it up to date

A mild refresh for the 2018 Q50 keeps it competitive with its sporty Japanese and German competitors so the choice comes down to one’s personal taste. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jul 26, 2017, 8:00 AM

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2018 Smart car goes all-electric in North America

We drive the fourth-generation Smart EV in its natural big-city environment

Ten years on from its introduction, the fourth-generation Smart EV illustrates the evolution of electric-vehicle technology over a decade. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews Jul 12, 2017, 9:00 AM

Dodge’s Hemi-powered Challenger R/T: The pros and cons

A week on the road reveals the good and the bad about Dodge’s retro-modern muscle car

Just how practical – or not – is the iconic 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T muscle car as an everyday driver? We took a deep-south road trip to find out. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Automotive Reviews Jul 11, 2017, 12:50 PM

We preview the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek on its home turf

The second generation of Subaru’s popular compact crossover is almost entirely new

More-comfortable, more-capable 2018 Crosstrek should prove popular with those who want all-wheel drive without the size of a Forester or Outback. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jun 26, 2017, 8:55 AM

2018 Honda Odyssey amps up family appeal of minivans

Fifth-generation Odyssey checks off all the boxes for the needs of a young family

Minivans are life-cycle vehicles, perfectly suited to families with young children, and Honda has produced a new Odyssey specifically for that market. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Car Buying Jun 8, 2017, 11:05 AM

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First Drive: Enthusiast-friendly 2018 Subaru WRX and STI

Subaru’s pragmatic performance leaders get meaningful upgrades for 2018

Now differentiated from each other more than ever, the WRX and STI are the high-value, high-performance standard bearers among compact sedans. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Car Nuts May 23, 2017, 4:35 AM

FIRST DRIVE: Canadian-built 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

All-new Equinox improves its positioning against a horde of competitors

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox delivers more performance, efficiency and value than its predecessor to help it compete with the segment leaders. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews May 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

First Drive: New-to-Canada Nissan Qashqai

Called the Rogue Sport in the U.S., the Qashqai retains its European name in Canada

The Qashqai is a new entry to the subcompact crossover segment, competing with such players as the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade and Mazda CX-3. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews May 8, 2017, 8:00 PM

Is Toyota's new 2018 C-HR cutting edge or over the edge?

It’s aimed not at traditional conservative Toyota buyers but at young urban hipsters

With its polarizing out-there styling, lack of some popular features and relatively high pricing the C-HR is in tough in a very competitive segment. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Automotive Reviews Apr 10, 2017, 10:35 AM

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FIRST LOOK: It’s ‘Wagons Ho!’ for Buick – but not in Canada

New mid-size Buick Regal hatchback has plenty to offer beyond its stunning style

The Opel Insignia-based Regal will be offered in Canada in hatchback sedan form only, while American buyers will also have a wagon option. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 6, 2017, 1:10 PM

‘Family Vacation’ test of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

From Toronto to Amelia Island and back in Chrysler’s elite new hybrid minivan

Chrysler’s all-new Pacifica minivan, particularly in hybrid form, promises to be an ideal vehicle for a long-distance family vacation. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 27, 2017, 3:30 AM

Can Porsche’s compact Macan CUV really cost $110,000?

In 2017 Macan Turbo form with an optional Performance Package, yes it can!

Can any compact utility vehicle be worth more than $100,000? There are two answers – yes, if you can afford and want it, and no for everyone else. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 24, 2017, 9:15 AM

Do 10 speeds and two turbos add up in 2017 Ford F-150?

New powertrain combination poses interesting decision for F-150 buyers

This new engine-transmission package from the Blue Oval delivers the grunt traditional V-8 truck truckers expect and it’s more fuel-efficient too. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 22, 2017, 4:50 AM

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