Autos: Reviews

First Drive: 2018 BMW X2

Friday  21:27,   02 march 2018

As I see it, BMW’s all-new X2 becoming a big seller for the Bavarian brand is pretty much a given. It’s got all the right ingredients for success: right-sized packaging, My First Luxury Car pricing, and contemporary styling that’ll make it an[...]

2018 Cadillac XT5 AWD Platinum Review: Making a Friendlier Crossover Through Technology

Friday  18:36,   02 march 2018

Cadillac's midsized SUV brings many of the comforts and features of a high-tech home to the open road.The tech baked into the 2018 XT5 breaks down into two broad categories: comfort and safety. The former category was particularly[...]

Comparison Test: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado vs Ford F-150

Thursday  20:10,   01 march 2018

If true American grit is measured in payload and towing capacity, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a bit of luxury, where top-of-the-line pickup trucks come to play. We decided to put two well-to-fully optioned full-size pickups up against[...]

FIRST DRIVE: Volvo XC40 SUV comes to Canada

Thursday  20:10,   01 march 2018

Smart and stylish Swede joins the compact luxury SUV stampede for 2019AUSTIN, TX – And then, there were three. In the wake of its full-size XC90 and mid-size XC60 luxury sport-utilities, which both won the North American Utility of the Year awards[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Porsche Macan GTS

Thursday  20:08,   01 march 2018

It’s hard to place the words “value” and “Porsche” in the same sentence, but hear me out. The letters GTS following any Porsche badge, be it 911, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, etc., have been a kind of lip-smacking gift to the cognoscenti – like those[...]

2019 Buick Envision First Drive: Disposer Closer

Thursday  20:08,   01 march 2018

Spiffing up Buick's middle child to capture Encore trade-insBuick might need to work on its euphemism-speak. In his pitch for the newly freshened Buick Envision, marketing boss Sam Russell referred to Encore lessees and buyers trading in their[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Chrysler 300S AWD

Thursday  20:07,   01 march 2018

In the past, any time I had driven any of FCA’s Charger/Challenger/300 family of cars, it always had a Hemi under-hood. Sometimes it was the result of good luck; other times, it was because I specifically requested it. But when given the choice of a [...]

2018 Nissan Leaf

Tuesday  23:13,   27 february 2018
Car and Driver

The original Leaf was the first widely available EV, but is the second version good enough to banish thoughts of the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3?There’s no more favorable climate for an electric car than Southern California. The year-round[...]

2018 Infiniti Q50: What You Need to Know

Tuesday  23:13,   27 february 2018
U.S. News & World Report - Health

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 fails to rank well in a very competitive class. It has powerful engines, solid handling, and an upscale interior, but rivals are even better in these areas. The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is ranked:#16 in Luxury Small CarsIs the[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Tuesday  23:11,   27 february 2018

My friends are rubbish. All I wanted was someone to want to go to Ikea – transport and Swedish meatballs on me! Want a bookcase? Don’t you need a coffee table? What if I smash this one? Somehow, stretching the Golf longitudinally makes its line[...]

SUV Review: 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4

Monday  22:37,   26 february 2018

A rugged choice in the small SUV market, but this little Jeep needs more refinement to be competitiveBut, it’s 2018 now, the old Compass is gone and Gen 2 can stand on its own, competing in a hugely aggressive segment that, in 2017, saw Canadians[...]

2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante First Drive: Roofless Beauty

Saturday  03:05,   24 february 2018

The most accomplished Volante Aston Martin has ever built[...]

First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Nexo FCEV

Saturday  03:05,   24 february 2018

The Nexo might look like a regular CUV, but it's packing Hyundai's next-gen hydrogen fuel-cell powertrainThe new powertrain is state-of-the-art and brings some big improvements to the market. When compared to the Tucson FCEV’s fuel cell[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

Saturday  01:31,   24 february 2018

What better way to brighten up a dreary winter than driving a searing yellow American pony car? And one that can confidently plow its way through deep snow, plus perform spectacular sideways antics when the conditions permit. A pony car that can’t[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

Friday  22:21,   23 february 2018

The word “van” is a truncated form of the old-ish military term “vanguard”, which was the front line of an advancing military, often cavalry but sometimes nautical. So it’s easy to see how the metaphorical redefinition of the original word[...]