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2023 Nissan Z Second Drive: Rebirth

Mt. Tremblant, Quebec -- Three years after the 370Z left showrooms, Nissan has gone back to the drawing board and brought us the 2023 Z. That’s “Z”; not “400Z” as most people expected. That would have continued the nomenclature Nissan has employed for its popular rear-wheel-drive sports car ever since the Datsun 240Z debuted in 1969, but according to...

2022 BMW M240i xDrive Review: Pushing non-M Limits

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The 2022 BMW 2 Series is priced from $56,950 in Canada and $36,350 in the US. The 2 Series was only offered as an M240i in Canada in 2022. There was a base 230i in the US. This M240i xDrive is as potent and capable as the previous generation M3. Some 15 years ago, BMW launched the 1 Series...

2022 Hyundai Elantra N Review: Right N the Middle of the Segment

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Base price in Canada for the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N is $39,638 and $32,150 in the US. The Elantra N Line is $9,400 cheaper in Canada – is the N that much better? The full-fat Elantra N lines up against the likes of the VW Golf R for far less money. No, it isn’t. It’s far more than that....

2022 Subaru WRX Sport-Tech Review: Good Enough to Not Need an STI Version

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Canadian pricing for the 2022 Subaru WRX starts at $30,995, and $29,605 in the US. The all-new WRX powers on without an STI alternative. The Subaru WRX is the first answer to: What sport compact car? I’ve written this before, in 2022, and will again: 2022 is a good year for sport compact car fans. And it’s becoming one...

2022 Subaru WRX vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Comparison

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The updated 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI starts at $31,895 while the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX is priced from $30,995. Both these sport compact cars target different audiences but meet in the middle. The choice here is premium or all-terrain performance. This is as good a place as any to once more remind you all that we are currently living...

2022 Toyota Sienna LE FWD Road Trip Review: Efficiency, Space, and Comfort

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Pricing starts at $41,050 in Canada. The LE has all the right features and can do the job as I discovered firsthand. Even so, sign me up for an XSE AWD The summer of 2022 marked the return of the Road Trip for many Canadians. In fact, and according to Toyota Canada’s own annual Summer Road Trip Survey, 77%...

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V First Drive Review: Q-Ship with a Deafening Roar

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Pricing for the 2023 Escalade-V starts at $178,898 in Canada and $149,695 in the US. It is the first V-Series SUV from Cadillac. Even now, I still can’t make up my mind. Is the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V the most unpretentious ultra-understated Q-ship of all time or did GM simply decide to limit expenses by leaving the SUV’s looks unchanged...

2023 Lexus RX 350 and RX 350h First Drive Review: Improving a Winning Recipe

2023 Lexus RX 350
The 2023 Lexus RX 350 has been totally redesigned, RX 350h is new. Sporty new looks, good fuel economy, greatly improved infotainment system. Fat front pillars reduce visibility, fussy steering wheel buttons, RX 350h not that exhilarating. The 2023 Lexus RX ushers in an all-new generation of the wildly popular midsize crossover, and yet, the outgoing RX 350 and RX 450h are still...

2023 Lexus RX 450h+ First Drive Review: Current Trend

2023 Lexus RX 450h+
The 2023 Lexus RX 450h+ is the RX line’s first plug-in hybrid variant. Faster than the RX 350h, decent estimated range, impeccable fit and finish. Wide front pillars, complex steering wheel buttons, high expected price. How do you make a popular vehicle such as the RX even more appealing? By giving customers more choice, that is. The 2023 Lexus RX 450h+...

2023 Lexus RX 500h F SPORT Performance First Drive Review: Getting Emotional

2023 Lexus RX 500h F SPORT Performance
The 2023 Lexus RX 500h F SPORT generates 366 horsepower from its hybrid powertrain. Class-leading fuel economy, looks to match its performance, usual impeccable fit and finish. Drive mode selector buried in touchscreen menus, Complex steering wheel buttons, High price and limited availability expected. The RX has been the best-selling Lexus for what seems like forever, dominating its segment all...