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2021 Genesis G80 Prestige AWD Review: The Genesis Sweet Spot

Base pricing for the Genesis G80 starts at $47,700 in the US, $66,000 in Canada. The G90 is offered in two loaded trims in Canada – pick an engine and you’re done. Heads will turn as you drive around in one. I have now officially completed a complete tour of Genesis’ product lineup. In less than four months’ time,...

2021 Genesis GV80 AWD Review: Shooting For The Stars

Base pricing for the Genesis GV80 starts at $64,500 in Canada, $48,900 in the US. The GV80 is completely loaded, or absolutely bursting at the seams loaded. Don't be like everyone else... If you’re in the market for a new premium luxury vehicle, odds are that SUVs are all over your shopping list. Assumingly, the German luxury brand offerings...

2021 Audi e-tron Sportback Review: Impressive Design And Drive Electrified

Pricing for the e-tron Sportback starts at $88,850 in Canada, $69,100 in the US. The Sportback is the second model in Audi’s e-tron’s line of EVs. The Audi e-tron Sportback is an exceptional luxury EV. While the average North American new car buyer awaits the arrival of the “affordable” electric vehicle, luxury automakers have rapidly introduced their own brand...

2021 Mazda3 Sport GT Turbo Review: It’s Exactly What It Needs To Be

The 2021 Mazda3 Sport GT Turbo is priced from $33,900 in Canada, $30,195 in the US. The Mazda3 Turbo is grown-up fun. Refined and premium, this car is not for hooning about. The facts are that expectations for the hotly-anticipated turbocharged Mazda3 were wrong, not off. We should all recall that Mazda’s gone in a different direction of late,...

2021 Kia Sorento First Review: Better, but still lacks versatility

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento Pros Design on point Refined and luxurious interior Fun to drive with sharp handling for an SUV One of the best infotainment systems in the segment 2021 Kia Sorento Cons One of the smallest midsize SUVs in the segment Poor fuel economy Subpar towing capability Like many German or Italian luxury cars, Kia vehicles have a very distinctive...

2021 Acura TLX A-Spec Review: Reclaiming Most Of What Was Lost

The 2021 Acura TLX is priced from $43,990 in Canada, $37,500 in the US. This car is meant to mark Acura’s return to its roots. How’s this for a quick answer: Yes, I think, emphasis on think, that the all-new 2021 Acura TLX is the beginning of the next era of performance luxury cars from Honda’s premium brand. Unfortunately,...

2020 Audi A6 allroad Review: Wagons Are For The Wise

The 2020 Audi A6 allroad is priced from $75,200 in Canada, $65,900 in the US. It is an extremely rare offering in a nearly dead segment. The allroad is the choice of the wisest among us. Station wagons are a special breed of automobiles that bridge the gap between sedans and SUVs. They are neither-or and yet they are...

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Review: The Porsche Of Electric Vehicles

Pricing for the Taycan 4S starts at $119,400 in Canada, $103,800 in the US. The Taycan is far more than an incredible electric car. All automakers have standards to live up to. Be it Nissan, Lexus, or Rolls Royce, all have established reputations which in turn become expectations for customers. It could be easily argued that Porsche has one...

2020 Cadillac CT4-V Review: In The Shadow Cast By The CT5-V

The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is priced from $45,398 in Canada, $44,495 in the US. This is Cadillac being rowdy and raw. Its major flaw is its big brother, the CT5-V. Despite a few decades of forgettable attempts at rebuilding its name with diverse products, with the exception of the Escalade, Cadillac is still remembered as a maker of luxury...

2021 Lexus IS First Drive Review: Comfort Comes First

2021 Lexus IS Pros Better than average comfort for the segment Unwavering reliability Advanced safety standard Stylish interior 2021 Lexus IS Cons Cramped interior Engine performance is so-so Complicated centre console There’s a lot of talk about improved performance, but in the end the new 2021 Lexus IS provides comfort first and foremost. Luxury compact sedans aren’t as popular as they once...