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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV First Drive Review: Worth The Wait

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $48,438 in Canada, freight and delivery charges included. Comfortable cabin, smooth ride, great warranty coverage. Not the most energy-efficient of the segment, low towing capacity, slow to charge. For an automaker with a product lineup of only four core models, when one of those gets a redesign, it’s quite an event. The...

2023 Kia Niro First Drive Review: Boldly Green

2023 Kia Niro HEV
The 2023 Kia Niro starts at $31,845 in Canada and at $27,785 in the U.S., freight and delivery charges included. Striking new design, more energy efficient than ever, roomier back seat. Niro EV has less torque, some competitors are more affordable, glossy black interior surfaces quickly attract dust. Design sells. It’s what can make a purchase emotional. It’s what...

2023 Honda Civic Type R First Drive Review: Catering to an Older Existing Clientele

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The new 2023 Honda Civic Type R is priced at $50,050 in Canada, $42,895 in the US. The Type R is based on the 11th-generation Civic. If you want one, better get in touch with someone at Honda NOW. The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is one of the so many special cars that we North Americans watched evolved...

2023 Toyota GR Corolla First Drive Review: Attack Corolla

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The new 2023 GR Corolla is priced from $45,490 in Canada and $35,900 in the US. The GR Corolla is bonkers and possibly the best new hot hatch. Like the new Civic Type R, if you want one, better get in touch with someone at Toyota NOW. Cowichan, BC. GADZOOKS! Sorry, I mispronounced Gazoo Racing… In all seriousness, this...

Discovering the 2022 Tesla Model Y Performance: A Conclusive First Drive

2022 Tesla Model Y Performance | Photo: Vincent Aubé
What does it take these days to test and share your impressions of driving a Tesla vehicle? It's worth mentioning that the California-based manufacturer does not lend vehicles to the automotive press. There are three choices for the car tester: buy one of the brand's vehicles, which is quite expensive, borrow a fairly recent vehicle from someone you know, or...

2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD First Drive Review: The Sipping Corolla Gets AWD

Corolla Hybrid adds AWD for first time AWD standard on most trim levels 40 hp rear motor adds foul-weather confidence Want the bad-weather traction of all-wheel drive and the fuel economy of a hybrid without the added bulk and size of a crossover? Toyota has what might be the only option for you in the new for 2023 Toyota...

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 First Drive: A quiet transition

Strengths Reasonable base price Good passenger and cargo space Comfortable Weaknesses The infotainment system is still a bit complicated Some cheap plastics The 2WD version lacks pep Chattanooga, Tennessee. This year's big news for the ID.4 model doesn't come in the form of a new body design. Instead, it's the transfer of North American production to Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. The...

2023 BMW M4 CSL: behind the wheel of a very special car

It's freezing outside, it's raining, or at least the place is soaked, and I haven't even had time to drink my first coffee of the day; what exactly am I doing at CTMP (or Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) on this cold Tuesday morning of October? You have to be a little crazy to drive the 475 km that separates Montreal...

2023 Subaru Outback First Drive Review: Better and Better

2023 Subaru Outback Premier XT
The 2023 Subaru Outback starts at $29,620 in the United States and at $34,690 in Canada, freight and delivery charges included. Cushy and comfortable ride, good cargo space, excellent AWD. Noticeable price hike over 2022 model, still a lot of on-screen climate control buttons, low on centre console storage. The 2023 Subaru Outback is unique in the North American...

2023 Nissan Ariya First Drive Review: A Near Ideal Middle-Ground Electric SUV

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The Nissan Ariya is priced from $43,190 in the US and starts at $52,998 in Canada. The Ariya is the long-awaited follow-up to the pioneering LEAF. Let’s hope Nissan can build enough to supply the demand. Nashville, TN. Let’s not mince words: Nissan needs a homerun otherwise… Well, there won’t be an otherwise, but the Japanese automaker is in...