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2019 Honda Passport, Kia Stinger GT, Volvo V60 Cross Country Should You Buy Roundup

We look at whether you should buy the recent Honda Passport, Kia Stinger, and Volvo V60 Cross Country as well as the Ram Rebel and the Jeep Wrangler.

Should You Buy a 2019 Honda Passport?

2019 Honda Passport Review
2019 Honda Passport Review | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

The Honda Passport is the fourth sport utility vehicle in the Honda Passport lineup and has been widely discussed and analyzed. We have finally had the chance to get behind the wheel.

Among the major reasons to buy the 2019 Passport, we find its reliability, its powerful and capable 3.5-liter V6 engine, and its versatile interior space.

A few reasons why you shouldn’t buy the new Passport include the uncertain reliability of the 9-speed automatic gearbox as well as its rather expensive model lineup.

Learn more about reasons why you should or shouldn’t buy the 2019 Honda Passport.

Should You Buy a Volvo V60 Cross Country?

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Drive Review
2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Drive Review | Photo: Charles jolicoeur

When we reviewed the new Volvo V60 Cross Country, we discovered a very capable, comfortable luxury wagon. We also learned how well the new Volvo wagon can handle an icy road and track and how well it can perform in the dead of winter.

That’s part of why you would want to buy a new Volvo V60 Cross Country. Other reasons include versatility and off-road capability. Some reasons why we would hesitate to buy a Volvo V60 Cross Country include a somewhat lackluster engine and some options that should be standard.

Read more about the reasons that will make you want to buy a Volvo V60 Cross Country.

Should You Buy a 2019 Kia Stinger?

2019 Kia Stinger
2019 Kia Stinger GT-Line | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

The Kia Stinger was named AJAC’s Canadian Car of the Year a few weeks ago which is telling about Kia’s performance sedan and its inherent quality.

Matt took the Stinger for a spin and noted the Stinger’s value, its powerful and really fun 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, and the versatility of the cabin. On the other hand, there were some bothersome rattles and there are some concerns about resale value.

Check out other reasons why you should buy the new Kia Stinger and reasons why you shouldn’t.

Should You Buy a 2019 RAM 1500 Rebel?

2019 RAM 1500 Rebel
2019 RAM 1500 Rebel | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Of all the versions offered in the new 2019 Ram 1500 family, the Rebel is the most rugged and the most noticeable. It’s not as rugged as a Ford F-150 Raptor, but it has enough muscle to turn heads and make the owner feel like they are driving something unique.

But is that enough to shell out over $70,000 for a Ram 1500 Rebel? Matt noted that the Bilstein dampers and V8 Hemi made it somewhat worth it. On the other hand, the truck’s dimensions and bed/body options were somewhat limiting.

Read about Matt’s six reasons why you should buy a Ram 1500 Rebel.

Should You Buy a 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

2019 Jeep Wrangler
2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara | Photo: Jeep

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most recognized vehicles on the road today. Unique and almost unmatched in its segment, the redesigned Wrangler is still as capable as ever while also being more comfortable and user-friendly.

Both the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the Pentastar V6 are great and we certainly enjoy the Wrangler’s improved comfort. On the other hand, the new 2019 Wrangler is more expensive than the previous generation and the price hike could be enough to make people hesitate to buy the new Wrangler.

Read about our top reasons to buy or not buy the 2019 Jeep Wrangler.


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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including and as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email


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