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2022 Hyundai Elantra N: Popiddy, Pop, Pop, Pop!

Electronically controlled limited-slip differential, lightweight bucket seats, adaptive damping and launch control isn’t the lingo we typically associate with a Hyundai Elantra. The N is the most potent model in the Elantra bloodline and is the one where Hyundai went “all out.” Before we begin, if you’re wondering what N stands for. It stands for Namyang, and Nürburgring. The former...

2022 Volkswagen Golf R: a final lap?

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - The R in the Golf family is the ultimate version, like the Z06 for the Chevrolet Corvette, the Shelby 500 for the Ford Mustang, and so on. And this year, with 315 horsepower under the hood, the word "ultimate" is more meaningful than ever, as is the presence of four-wheel drive. The Golf R is getting a...

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB First Drive: Promising Luxury Electric SUV

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Pros Exquisitely comfortable Good power and range On-board tech 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Cons No FWD option as of yet No pricing announced, so EV rebates may not apply The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB was unveiled in October in Munich and we had a chance to drive the latest small electric luxury SUV from Mercedes-Benz last week before it goes...

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Rebellious for A Good Cause

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - In our line of work, we test drive a lot of new vehicles every year. Not to say we get used to it or jaded by it, but we approach it professionally and with a certain detachment; we try it out, we evaluate it, we put emotions aside and we make a decision. At least, this is...

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Timely Adjustment

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - The Tiguan is an oddball at Volkswagen. It has long served those who wanted most of the benefits of an SUV (space, elevated driving position, all-wheel drive), but also the driving pleasure of a car. Only the company let it sit around forever before reconsidering it, which finally happened for 2018 (it had debuted in 2009). It...

2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo First Drive Review : A Special Car Made Even Better

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Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo Pros Exceptional design Usable rear seat Just enough power Remarkable handling and agility Better range than expected Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo Cons Still not all that spacious for a family Cargo area remains small Complicated infotainment system by Porsche standards The Porsche Taycan, Porsche’s first fully-electric vehicle, has a lot of pros which just a...

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross First Drive Review: Natural Evolution

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The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross starts at $24,290 in Canada and at $22,195 in the United States, freight and delivery charges not included. Great interior and cargo space, good fuel economy, affordably priced. Rear seatbacks don’t recline, bland design, no innovative features in the segment. It was bound to happen. The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross’ arrival in dealerships couldn’t...

2021 Ford Escape PHEV First Drive: New Plug-In Hybrid Escape Joins The Party

2021 Ford Escape PHEV trades AWD for MPG and price, will consumers? New Escape offers good value, performance, and efficiency The 2021 Ford Escape PHEV is a new plug-in hybrid compact SUV that competes in a growing segment of plug-in hybrid utility vehicles with a lot of range and a relatively affordable price. When Ford launched the all-new Escape just...

2022 Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor First Drive Review: A Volume Move

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Starting price is now $49,900 in Canada. This version is now eligible for all Federal and Provincial incentives. The new Long range Single motor version will be available from January 2022. Over the last few months, you may have noticed a new slightly-familial-looking vehicle driving about. Though your gut probably thought it was a Volvo, it did not sport...

2022 BMW iX First Drive Review: BMW’s Version of the Big Luxury EV

BMW's first mainstream EV comes in not just after Tesla, but after its own X5 Comes loaded with carbon fibre and aluminum to keep weight surprisingly low For a brief period of time, this might be the nicest EV you can buy We've already seen BMW take a stab at the electric car with the oddball i3. The short-range...