CAR REVIEWS AND RESEARCH

This page is where you’ll find all of our recent reviews including new vehicle reviews and first drives. For anyone looking for a new car, this is the place to start. You’ll also find comparisons as well as our exclusive Should You Buy and At A Glance features that quickly provide the information new car buyers are looking for. Regardless of your needs and the type of vehicle you’re interested in, we’ve likely reviewed it. 

Our goal is always to provide as much information as possible to our readers, but also to simplify that information whenever possible. You will find both in-depth reviews and summaries of our thoughts about a particular vehicle in this section. If you can stand to see us talk for a few minutes, you can also head over to our videos section for more reviews.

Mazda CX-5 long-term review

Living With the Mazda CX-5 GT: Long-Term Review

There were two reasons behind my interest in booking the Mazda CX-5 for a long-term...
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2019 Kia Sorento Review: Easy Pleasing On The Surface

I got to drive the 2019 Kia Sorento for two weeks over the Holidays. We drove...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: Scaling Back the Boldness

The Great Gretzky said it best when he uttered: “You miss 100% of the shots...
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2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review: Alternative Crossover

I did it. I pulled the trigger. I bought a new car and despite still...
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2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review: Out Of Nowhere And Straight To The Top

When news of the imminent arrival of a large 3-row midsize crossover from Subaru arrived,...
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Review: The Huge Bottom Line

There are many ways to look at the coming of Volkswagen’s all-new large midsize 3-row...
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2019 RAM 1500 Sport: Can Full-Size Trucks Be Pretty?

I’m dead serious! Twice now I’ve caught myself staring lovingly at the damned 2019 RAM,...
1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I GSR

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution Review: When The JDM Owned It

The job is to drive, review and complain about new cars. I love the job....
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2018 Volvo XC60 Inscription T8: Plug-In Hybrid Smoke In Mirrors

From the moment the Volvo XC60 arrived in showrooms for the 2010 model year, it...
2019 Hyundai Kona 1.6T Ultimate AWDvideo

2019 Hyundai Kona 1.6T Ultimate AWD Review: The True Crossover

The beauty and the issue with the “crossover” is that it’s not bound by any...
2019 Ford Ranger First Drive

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

The 2019 Ford Ranger seeks to answer the needs of active buyers who want a...
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...
2019 Porsche Cayenne

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

As a bonus attraction at the recent Deep Dive event into the all-new 2020 992...

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature First Drive: It Finally Gets The Sportiness it Deserved

One thing that makes Mazda stand out of the pack is that the brand is...
2019 Toyota RAV4 First Drive

2019 Toyota RAV4 First Drive: The Corolla of SUVs

Toyota's Canadian brass probably didn’t think that the RAV4 would one day become so popular....
2019 BMW M850i First Drive

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Drive: Seductive Elegance and Hardcore Performance

LISBON, Portugal – The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe poses a stylishly aggressive and stunning...
2019 Hyundai Veloster N

2019 Hyundai Veloster N First Drive

I don’t know about you, but I love when a manufacturer takes a risk. I...
2019 Subaru Forester First Drive

2019 Subaru Forester First Drive: Versatility Can be Fun

The new 2019 Subaru Forester no longer offers a manual gearbox, nor can it be...
2019 Kia Forte EX

2019 Kia Forte First Drive: Initial Knockout

Ottawa, ON. Kia, and Hyundai, could arguably be credited with messing with a number of...
2019 Ford Edge ST First Drive

2019 Ford Edge ST First Drive

The crossover tsunami is taking anything and everything with it, and many mainstream manufacturers are...

2019 Ford Expedition vs 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Quick Comparison

The full-size SUV segment is nowhere near as big as the trucks it harbours. There...
2019 Hyundai Kona vs. 2019 Kia Nero Quick Comparison Test

2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Hyundai Kona Quick Comparison

The 2019 Kia Niro and 2019 Hyundai Kona have much in common but are also quite...
2019 Ram 1500 Limited vs. 2019 Ford F-150 Limited comparison test

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 RAM 1500 Quick Comparison

A more lucrative and competitive segment for mass-producing car companies there is not. The phenomenon...
2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe versus 2019 Audi A5 Sportback

2019 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé Quick Comparison

Are you in the market for a 5-door luxury car? Our 2019 Audi A5 Sportback vs...
2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs. 2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Volkswagen Alltrack vs 2019 Subaru Outback Quick Comparison

I must admit that this comparison hits close to home  - I briefly went through...
2019 Ford Ranger

Should You Buy A 2019 Ford Ranger

The mid-size pickup truck segment is back in a big way and there are now...
2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

Should You Buy a 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

Mazda finally put some performance in the popular CX-5 by swapping the CX-9’s turbocharged engine...
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Should You Buy a 2019 Toyota Sienna SE AWD?

Minivans are a strange breed. They are some of the least liked vehicles in the...
2019 Subaru Forester

Should You Buy a 2019 Subaru Forester?

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been completely redesigned from the wheels to the roof, and...
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 19

Should you buy a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado?

The Chevy Silverado has been completely redesigned for 2019, but no one can blame you...
2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Preview: Hello Turbo

Our colleague and friend Louis-Philippe Dubé is on his way to Whistler, British Columbia, to...
2019 Ford Ranger

2019 Ford Ranger Preview: This Is Big

The 2019 Ford Ranger was a big deal when it was unveiled last January at...
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Preview

Car people are always curious about the next Lamborghini or Ferrari. Same happens with the...
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Preview

There’s something intriguing about Mercedes-AMG’s upcoming 4-door GT. The two-seater isn’t our favorite over here,...
2019 Volvo S60

2019 Volvo S60 Preview

Volvo has been back in the spotlight since it redesigned its flagship XC90 SUV after...
Best Electric Cars of 2019

10 Best Electric Cars of 2019 in Canada

If we were buying an electric car in 2019, we'd most definitely pick a model...
Volkswagen E-Golf

Best Electric Cars 2019 Nomination: Volkswagen e-Golf

It’s very easy to see the appeal of the Volkswagen e-Golf. For starters, it doesn’t...
2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Best Electric Cars 2019 Nomination: Jaguar I-PACE

If someone would have said 5 years ago that Jaguar would be one of the...
Tesla Model 3

Best Electric Cars 2019 Nomination: Tesla Model 3

There were times when we wondered if the Model 3 would even make it in...
Best Electric Car 2019 Nissan LEAF

Best Electric Cars 2019 Nomination: Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF can be credited with introducing North Americans to the electric car. When...
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

5 Questions About the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Answered

Buying a compact SUV like the Toyota RAV4 with a hybrid engine makes a lot...
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

5 Questions About the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Answered

The horsepower rages full on and up until just a few days ago, Ford was...

5 Questions About the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Answered

Cadillac just unveiled the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, just before the North American International...
2019 Nissan LEAF PLUS

5 Questions About The Nissan LEAF PLUS or E+

Introduced this week in Las Vegas, the new Nissan LEAF PLUS is Nissan's affordable long-range...
2019 Kia Niro

5 Questions About the 2019 Kia Niro Answered

The 2019 Kia Niro compact crossover is about as easy at the pumps as one...
2019 Chevrlet Volt

5 things we know about the 2019 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt made headlines for the wrong reasons recently after being included in a...

5 Things to know about the all-new McLaren 720S Spider

There’s a new convertible exotic supercar on the market, and it’s a real stunner. The...
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Everything You Want to Know About the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

This, is the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. It's, hmm, different to say the least, and...
2020 Lincoln Aviator

5 Things to Know About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln has been on a roll this year, but that’s because it introduced a redesigned...
2020 Jeep Gladiator

5 Things To Know About the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup stormed onto the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show...