Autos: Reviews

2018 Lexus GX 460 Review: Old-School And Proud

Tuesday  23:02,   03 april 2018

Far from as modern or refined as its rivals, the GX delivers an old-school take on the luxury SUV. – Detroit, Michigan The last significant update to the Lexus GX 460 came for the 2014 model year, when the big luxury SUV adopted the new Lexus[...]

One Fuel Stop to Florida

Tuesday  23:02,   03 april 2018

<p>The longer winter takes, the more impatient we get for warmer weather. So, with a hankering for both beach time and baseball, the only solution seemed to be the annual Canadian spring rite – a snowbird trek to Florida.</p>The longer winter[...]

QUICK LOOK: 2019 Range Rover P400e PHEV

Tuesday  23:01,   03 april 2018

New plug-in hybrid will become flagship of Range Rover luxury SUV lineThe battery can power the 85-kW electric motor for up to 50 km, but that’s an optimistic range, and especially if the big SUV is driven off-road. Unless you specify otherwise, the [...]

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: the Ideal Road Tripper

Tuesday  23:00,   03 april 2018

For the second year in a row, the Toyota RAV4 topped all SUVs in Canadian and American sales for 2017. It couldn't be better timing for the sleek and angular-shaped compact crossover SUV, as the light-truck segment accounted for 68.6 percent of[...]

First Drive: 2018 Ferrari Portofino

Tuesday  17:57,   03 april 2018

The "accessible" Ferrari gets a new look and a beast of an engineBut, partly as a result of those 600 horses, at least somewhat because it is, as mentioned, comely in the extreme and, most certainly, because it is (relatively) inexpensive, [...]

Explorer Platinum Creeping Closer into Lincoln

Tuesday  17:57,   03 april 2018

The Ford Explorer has been with us for some time now and has gone through some major changes in its lifespan.&nbsp;For the 2018 model year there has only been some minor changes and updates from the 2017 model, never the less, it is comfortably[...]

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: The Underdog Has Bite

Thursday  16:07,   29 march 2018

If your company is competing in the compact luxury sedan segment and it’s not named BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz, then you’re an underdog. Sure, you might find a top ten list here or there with the odd outsider besting the big three Germans, but for[...]

First Ride: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Tuesday  19:12,   27 march 2018

Despite the 1100's extra power and weight, Ducati's newest Scrambler is still incredibly distinctiveThis is the Scrambler for grown-ups. Essentially, what Ducati has done is resurrect its previous-generation, large-displacement and[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Honda HR-V

Friday  17:43,   23 march 2018

<p>Note how Honda’s designers apportion space. It borders on prestidigitation.</p>When you don’t have much of something, smart people learn to make the most of what they do have. Now I’ve never been to Japan, but have always admired how[...]

SUV Review: 2018 BMW X2 28i xDrive

Wednesday  15:32,   21 march 2018

Of all BMW's cars, it may be this front-wheel-drive 'sport cute' that will bring back the company's mojoThat antipathy might be changing. Jaguar, for instance, has truly rendered some gorgeous crossovers of late, the about to be[...]

First Drive: 2019 Ram 1500

Tuesday  19:19,   20 march 2018

<p>Hybrid technology – a term we never thought we’d see associated with the truck segment’s hairy-chested brawn.</p>SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – “Yeeehaw!” A final blip of the throttle tipped us over the brink of the gully, and we were airborne.[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD

Tuesday  19:12,   20 march 2018

<p>Friendly, capable, and likeable. It is the dad bod of interiors</p>Anyone old enough to be interested in minivan ownership will doubtless remember feeding quarters into an arcade machine proudly emblazoned with the words “Sega Rally”. A[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premiere Diesel AWD

Tuesday  17:02,   20 march 2018

While other manufacturers are dropping diesel like a proverbial hot potato following the recent emissions scandals, General Motors is stepping into the void by expanding their diesel lineup.&nbsp;While other manufacturers are dropping diesel[...]

SUV Review: 2018 Acura MDX

Tuesday  16:32,   20 march 2018

Not too flashy yet not too discreet, the Acura MDX goes abou it's business quietly and confidentlyThat said, my fellow members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) have voted the MDX “Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada”[...]

2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS First Test: Dude, Where’s My V-6?

Monday  18:51,   19 march 2018

Turbo power arrives in another large three-row CUVThe 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS trades the standard 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 for a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. GM's nine-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox[...]