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2021 GMC Yukon Denali Quick Review: Pushing The Denali Agenda

Vail, Colorado. The idea behind this brief drive event was not to discover the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon Denali’s overall performance or refinement. If I was to report anything on these elements, I’d be grossly exaggerating the value of the time I got to spend behind the wheel of the all-new Yukon Denali. The driving exercise was meant solely to...

2020 Acura MDX Review: The Previous Go-To Still Has Loads Going For It

Only five years ago, the answer to the question “What 3-row SUV?” would have been, without hesitation: Acura MDX. For months shy of a full 20 years, the Acura MDX has paved and led the way for all other larger midsize 3-row SUVs, be they from luxury brands or otherwise. The third generation of the venerable Acura MDX arrived for...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review: Big Majestic

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Like you, I tend to enjoy the finer things in life. Now, I’m not one to need the finest leathers, most exotic woods, 40+speaker audio systems, 30+way power adjustable seats, an onboard wine-cellar and 600-horsepower and in fact, most of this is a waste. In a world where excess is the norm, the Mercedes-Benz GLS strikes a sweet spot...

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review: Convincingly Refined

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The week was supposed to start at the wheel of a 2020 Buick Regal GS. One thing lead to another delay and off I left the GM pick-up point with a spanking-new 2020 Cadillac XT5 Sport with all but 22km on the clock. I was slightly disappointed to not drive the Regal but getting behind the wheel of the...

2020 Kia Soul EV: It’s Worth Waiting For

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If you’ve spent nearly 13 minutes of your precious time watching my video review of the 2020 Kia Soul EV, unfortunately, Motor Illustrated does not offer reparations for mental distress; I thought you should know. But seriously, I conclude my seemingly endless rant by saying that there are no current bad EVs, only better ones. The 2020 Kia Soul...

2020 Nissan Sentra: almost there

The compact car segment is experiencing its first real hard times since ... since ... always. It is not that the models offered in this category are not interesting, on the contrary. The reason, as you probably know, is that SUVs have become the vehicles of the hour, especially in the newest segment of subcompacts. Think Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V,...

2020 Toyota Highlander First Drive Review

2020 Toyota Highlander
When Toyota introduced the 2020 Highlander it was easy to overlook the following figure: 6.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in combined driving conditions. Usually, in big three-row crossovers, we immediately want to hear about the cargo space, tech features or safety equipment, so the fuel economy number never popped out. Then we started driving the hybrid and...

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review: Too Little For Too Much

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As I sit here in front of my Mac, preparing to write my review on the new 2020 Cadillac XT6, I’m also on Cadillac Canada’s website for specs. The Cadillac XT6’s homepage plays a video featuring “crews” or what looks like a band, or two, fashion models, young ninjas and I suppose a pack of superheroes. I’ve now watched...

2021 Audi RS Q8: All Performance, No Bull

2021 Audi RS Q8
The 2021 Audi RS Q8 boasts 591 hp (600 PS), good for a 0-to-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds New RS1 and RS2 configurable modes, activated by a wheel-mounted button On sale in Canada and the United States later in 2020 TENERIFE, Spain – Ever since the Audi Q8 was introduced last year, and even since the second-generation Audi...

2020 Kia Telluride Review: The Skeptic In Me Believes In Too Good To Be True

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To this day, I’m still surprised by how quickly American automakers, once the custodians of the SUV, have seen their lead and expertise all but disappear in only the last decade. Brands that once would have never dared get in the ring with the likes of Ford and Chevrolet in this segment have not only entered the squared circle...

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