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Lexus 2021 AWD Technologies: Good Balance on Four Wheels

A snow-generous winter brings a flurry of possibilities. Skiing is one of them, building a snowman is another, but tackling a racetrack with AWD vehicles for a full day of slippery fun most definitely tops the list - in our opinion, at least. And we had the opportunity to do just that with Lexus’s finest 2021 AWD-equipped models in...

Toyota Hybrids Can Enjoy Snow Day, Too

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Toyota offers nine hybrid and plug-in hybrid models for the 2021 model year. Of those nine models, six are equipped with AWD. The latest additions to this lineup include the Toyota Venza, the Sienna and the RAV4 Prime. Thanks to a wide selection of Toyota hybrids, the Japanese automaker has been one of the most fuel-efficient brands in the...

Nitto SN3 Winter Tire Review: Good Value And Performance

The Nitto SN3 is available in 60 sizes, from 15-inch to 22-inch wheels. The SN3s are the high-performance variant. We needed winter to start in order to complete this review… Nitto is no stranger to the Canadian tire market, at least when it comes to high-performance summer tires. The SN3 is designed to combine Nitto’s performance experience with winter...

The Only Question When Getting A New Porsche 911: 7M or PDK?

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The question is never “should you buy a 911?” The PDK is arguably the best automated manual gearbox in the world. Porsche’s manual gearbox is arguably the best in the world. There was a time, not that long ago, when high-performance sports cars and supercars were automatically delivered with three pedals and a shifter that traveled through an “H”...

A $60,000 2020 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 392 Or A Choice Pre-Owned Car?

The Dodge Challenger remains one of our favorite cars to drive. We occasionally like to cross-shop based on price. Obviously, this isn’t a comparison in value, technology, or even performance. A brand new 2020 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 392 is one hell of a car that makes all the right noises, will be reliable and relatively trouble-free for years...

Nitto SN3 Winter Tire: Yes, From Nitto

Nitto is best-known for its ultra-high performance tires. Nitto sells three different winter tires in Canada. The SN3s are the high-performance variant. I feel as though we have a knack for discovering hidden tire treasures among established tire makers. Nearly two years ago, I found out that Nokian, known the world over for their winter tires, makes excellent summer...

Top 2020-21 Winter Tire Suggestions

Good winter tires are the best safety feature. As we’ve learned in life, you always get what you pay for. Don’t wait until the last minute! 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the most disruptive and anxiety-inducing of all time. If you’ve left your home in the last week or so, you might have...

Volkswagen’s EV 101: Your Quick Electric Vehicle Lexicon

EVs are simpler generally speaking than ICE vehicles. By 2024, they’ll have invested over $37 billion in the technology. They also plan on selling over 1.5 million of them worldwide by 2025. The near entirety of the automobile industry is currently undergoing a massive shift. The internal combustion engine, which has ruled the car business nearly unchallenged for over...

Remembering The Hyundai Veloster And That Quirky Third Door

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The Veloster came out in 2011 It offered a 201-horsepower optional turbo engine It had a third door granting access to the rear seats The Hyundai Veloster is the latest victim of the SUV craze and although it had its faults, it's still unfortunate to see it go. Hyundai is on a small car rampage, killing off the Hyundai Accent...

The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO: Born Into Greatness And Legend

The first Lancer EVO 1 was built as a homologation special in order for Mitsubishi to participate in the WRC. Ten generations of the Lancer Evolution were built. The final EVO X bowed out of service in 2015. In its 23-year lifespan, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO was the definitive hero car, the Japanese brand's flagship, and aspirational car. Sadly,...