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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...

2021 Hyundai Elantra First Drive Review: Poised For Dominance

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The Base price in Canada for the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is $17,899. The Elantra is the third best-selling car in Canada. Hyundai will launch at least 12 new products in the near future. The “Big 3” have pulled the plug on the car and the Japanese and Korean automakers will forever be thankful. Long before the North American brands...

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line First Drive Review: The New Midsize Hot Sedan

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There’s only one way to get the 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line in Canada and it’s priced at $37,999. There will not be a full N version of the Sonata. The Sonata N Line is plenty entertaining. The new Hyundai Sonata is another example that proves that the midsize sedan is far from dead. Hyundai’s new product momentum is...

2021 Nissan Rogue First Drive Review: Where It Counts

2021 Nissan Rogue
The 2021 Nissan Rogue starts at $25,650 in the United States and $28,498 in Canada, freight and delivery charges not included. Quiet cockpit, good fuel economy, bang for the buck. No hybrid option, low towing capacity, no wireless Android Auto. The compact crossover category has taken the market by storm over the past 10 years, becoming an obvious choice...

2021 Polestar 2 First Drive Review: A Conventional EV

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Starting price is $69,900 in Canada, $59,900 in the US. The 2 is the first full-EV from Polestar. This car’s strengths are its familiarity and ease of use. The funny thing about this review is that there’s possibly more to say about Polestar, its relationship with Volvo and the parent company Geely, than there is about the actual car....

2021 Toyota Venza First Drive Review: A Niche Product Right On Time

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Base price in Canada is $38,490, $32,470 in the US. The Venza is back after a 5-year break in Canada. It is only offered as a hybrid with AWD. Three things. The first Toyota Venza was a hit in Canada, not so much in the US, when it was available from 2009 to 2015 (2016 in Canada). Unlike say...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Playing Outside

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $22,245 in the United States, $23,795 in Canada, freight and delivery charges not included. Interesting off-road capabilities, fuel economy, affordable price. Front-seat cushions lack padding, unexciting base engine, average interior space. Obviously, when we’re in the market for a new vehicle, we’ll try most of the time to find out that perfectly suits...

2021 GMC Yukon: Mine’s Bigger

2021 GMC Yukon
The 2021 GMC Yukon retails from $51,995 in the United States and $59,898 in Canada, freight charge included. Impressively spacious cabin, excellent ride quality, stout powertrains. Heavy fuel consumption, limited frontward visibility, high price of AT4 and Denali variants. Full-size SUVs may not be the most popular models in Canada, but they sell in significant numbers in the United...