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2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge First Drive Review: Charming To The Last

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Starting price is $64,950 in Canada, $53,990 in the US. The XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s first full-EV. It combines the XC40’s many talents to a potent electric drivetrain. Let’s focus, to start, on what appealing means: The word refers to something that is attractive or interesting. The all-new 2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge is both eye-catching and engaging. It...

2021 Nissan Versa First Drive Review: Small Car Buyers Wanted

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The 2021 Nissan Versa starts at $14,930 in the U.S. and at $16,498 in Canada, before freight and delivery charges. Spacious and quiet cabin, huge trunk, good fuel economy. Fat front pillars obstruct visibility, no heated steering wheel for northern climates, uninteresting base trim. A lot has already been said about how the subcompact-car segment is circling the drain...

2021 Kia Sorento First Review: Better, but still lacks versatility

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2021 Kia Sorento Pros Design on point Refined and luxurious interior Fun to drive with sharp handling for an SUV One of the best infotainment systems in the segment 2021 Kia Sorento Cons One of the smallest midsize SUVs in the segment Poor fuel economy Subpar towing capability Like many German or Italian luxury cars, Kia vehicles have a very distinctive...

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Quick Review: The Long Road To Saving The Mustang

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E pricing starts at $50,495 in Canada, $42,895 in the US. The Mustang Mach-E represents a critical turning at Ford. Yes, this SUV’s name remains controversial. Here are clues to help us all deal with and understand why Ford went and called their first electric SUV Mustang Mach-E. This SUV needs to rise above all other...

2021 Lexus IS First Drive Review: Comfort Comes First

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2021 Lexus IS Pros Better than average comfort for the segment Unwavering reliability Advanced safety standard Stylish interior 2021 Lexus IS Cons Cramped interior Engine performance is so-so Complicated centre console There’s a lot of talk about improved performance, but in the end the new 2021 Lexus IS provides comfort first and foremost. Luxury compact sedans aren’t as popular as they once...

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid First Drive Review: The Toyota Van Takes No Prisoners, Only Family

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Pricing starts at $39,990 in Canada, $34,460 in the US. AWD is a $2,000 option in both areas. The combination of hybrid power and AWD traction make the Sienna unique in the segment. Despite having grown up with station wagons, owned nine (still have three), I’ve become something of a minivan guy recently. With two rapidly growing kids and...

2021 Kia K5 First Drive Review: Standing Out

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2021 Kia K5 Pros Unique design Beautiful interior Lots of space Great value 2021 Kia K5 Cons Disappointing 1.6-litre turbo Annoying active safety technology Fuel economy isn't great The 2021 Kia K5 was unveiled back in June and to say that it was a shocker would be an understatement. In a world where automakers and consumers alike are enamored by SUVs,...

2021 Cadillac Escalade First Drive Review: Ballin’ Once Again

2021 Cadillac Escalade Pros A lot more comfortable than the last Escalade Luxurious interior featuring the best screen in the business You won't run out of space Lighter and more agile at low speeds 2021 Cadillac Escalade Cons Power isn't as impressive as in some of its rivals Lacks a few features you would want to see in a vehicle...

2021 Mazda3 Turbo First Drive: The Mazdaspeed Has Grown Up

2021 Mazda3 Turbo Pros Stunning interior Typically great Mazda handling There's value here 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Cons Not as quick as the numbers would have you believe Will disappoint buyers who see this as a WRX or Golf R alternative Doesn't look any different from a regular Mazda3 The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo used to be a Mazdaspeed3. Then it settled down,...

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Quick Review: The Mighty Hybrid

2021 Ford F-150 pricing starts at $33,429 in Canada, $28,940 in the US. The Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in North America and that’s not about to change. The PowerBoost Hybrid is impressive on all points. When we write comparison tests, we like to discuss how important the evaluated vehicles are to their respective automakers. When it comes...