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2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive Review

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review
We finally get the behind the wheel to review the new Jeep Gladiator. Sacramento, CA — We hear it all the time: “It’s a Jeep thing.” We heart it quite a bit during our first contact with the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Mud all over the cabin? “It’s a Jeep thing.” Zero doors, zero windshield, zero wind protection? “It’s a Jeep...

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI First Drive Review: A Healthy Mix Of Passion And Composure

2019 Volkswagen GLI First Drive Review
We got behind the wheel of the all-new Volkswagen GLI on one of the best roads in America to do it. Volkswagen took us to the mountainous area between North Carolina and Tennessee to test drive the 2019 Volkswagen GLI, on the infamous Tail Of The Dragon road that spans over 18 kilometres of pristine pavement delivering 318 curves to...

2019 Mazda3 AWD First Drive Review: Blurring genres

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Mazda has achieved what many volume carmakers thrive for and that is delivering all the goods in one desperately attractive package. The new Mazda3 is brilliant. Sacramento, CA. Mazda has forever been the underdog among Japanese carmakers in North America. This was mostly the result of their different approaches to design and engineering – the rotary engine comes to mind… And...

2019 Honda Passport First Drive Review: For The Long Road Of Family Life

2019 Honda Passport Review
It’s too easy to dismiss the Honda Passport as a mildly shrunken Pilot, because it’s not. We’d go so far as to say it’s better in almost every way. Mont Tremblant, QC. From the moment the 2019 Honda Passport was announced, we all though the same thing: It’s a shorter Honda Pilot. A few hundred kilometers later through northern Quebec...

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Drive Review: The Good Old Days Are Back

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Remember the Volvo XC70? I hadn’t thought about it for a while either until I got behind the wheel of the new Volvo V60 Country Country for the first time last week. As it should be, our first drive of the all-new 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country happened in Sweden. Northern Sweden, actually, in quaint little Lulea. It was freezing,...

2019 Mazda3 First Drive Review: The Winning Combination

2019 Mazda3 Review
We have to forget almost everything we know about the Mazda3. Freshly redesigned, the new generation has come a long way since the first 3 appeared in 2003. While that car stood out for its driving dynamics and fun factor, the 2019 Mazda3 adds an element of refinement with a starting price that reflects its newfound features list. Starting at $18,000,...

2019 Audi e-tron First Drive Review: More Lightning Than Thunder

2019 Audi e-tron review
Audi is just one of a host of luxury automakers now turning their attention to electric vehicles. The 2019 Audi e-tron is the first production fully-electric vehicle to bear the e-tron name after a host of concepts and PHEV models introduced over the years. Audi's first foray into the all-electric world was bound to materialize as a sports car. At least,...

2019 Ford Ranger First Drive Review: A Daily Driver With A Box

2019 Ford Ranger First Drive
The 2019 Ford Ranger seeks to answer the needs of active buyers who want a daily driver that’s versatile, can tow, and isn’t afraid of a little mud. Almost 7 years to the day after the last North American Ford Ranger left the Ford Twin Cities assembly plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, journalists gathered in San Diego to sample the...

2019 BMW 3 Series First Drive Review

2019 BMW 3 Series First Drive Review
Algarve, Portugal - While the BMW 3 Series may not be the bestselling BMW in SUV/CUV-crazed Canada, it is a huge seller worldwide (over 15 million sold since 1975) and that’s something to say. And it’s something BMW probably doesn’t want to mess up with this: the 2019 BMW 3 Series, codename “G20”. While you may think it subscribes to the typical...

2019 Porsche Cayenne S, E-Hybrid and Turbo First Drive: Something For Everyone

2019 Porsche Cayenne
As a bonus attraction at the recent Deep Dive event into the all-new 2020 992 911, I got to drive the three other currently available version of the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne. Stuttgart, Germany. The good people from Porsche Canada thought it would be a good idea to head to the Black Forest and sample the other levels of the...