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Should You Buy a 2021 Toyota 4Runner?

It starts at $46,200 in Canada and $36,590 in the United States. New for this year is the 4Runner Trail. In Toyota’s lineup since 1984. Those who know me know that I love technology. I read about new gadgets and I love to test them; in a nutshell, I’m a bit of a geek. Technology is part of my...

Should You Buy a 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback?

2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring
It starts at $30,400 in Canada and $22,200 in the United States. 2021 is the last model year of the current generation. Only two trims are available, Sport and Sport Touring. With the next-generation Civic right around the corner, Honda made a few changes to the compact car’s lineup for the 2021 model year. The Honda Civic Coupe has...

Should You Buy a 2021 BMW X4 M Competition?

It starts at $95,600 in Canada and $80,400 in the United States. The Competition package adds 30 horsepower to the X4 M. The M Sport exhaust system is unfortunately not loud enough. So, are you shopping for a 500-hp SUV that stands out in the sea of look-alike SUVs? I can see why your gaze paused on the 2021...

Should You Buy A 2021 GMC Canyon?

2021 GMC Canyon AT4
The 2021 GMC Canyon starts at $26,400 in the U.S. and at $28,298 in Canada before freight and delivery charges. Good capacities, user-friendly infotainment system, sufficiently spacious cabin. Unimpressive fuel economy, questionable interior fit and finish, stiff ride in the AT4. With so many pickup truck buyers in North America, it’s only normal to have more than one segment,...

Should You Buy a 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line?

Pricing for the K5 starts at $29,595 in Canada, $23,590 in the US. The K5 is the new-generation Optima. Kia has pulled out all the stops for their midsize sedan. Congratulations are in order. Yes, to Kia for their lovely new K5 sedan, but that will come in a moment. The cheers are for you, dear reader, who is...

Should You Buy a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime?

It starts at $44,990 in Canada and $38,100 in the United States. This is Toyota's first plug-in SUV. With 302 hp, it is faster than a Supra 2.0. The all-new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime thrilled many at its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019. With 302 hp, a 0-96 km/h gone in 5.8 seconds...

Should You Buy a 2021 Kia Stinger GT?

Pricing for the Stinger starts at $33,090 in the US, $44,995 in Canada. Kia has dropped the 4-cylinder version in Canada, which is still available in the US. Few other cars come close to offering as much performance and features for the price. We first got to sample the then all-new 2018 Kia Stinger roughly three and a half...

Should You Buy A 2021 Kia Soul EV?

2021 Kia Soul EV
The 2021 Kia Soul EV starts at $42,995 in Canada before freight and delivery charges. Fun to drive, good cargo space, plenty of comfort and convenience features. Price/range ratio could be better, irritating lane keep assist system, limited outward rear visibility. Many automakers have entered the new decade by promising a deployment of fully electric vehicles. Yet, there are...

Should You Buy a 2020 Land Rover Defender 110?

Pricing for the 110 starts at $65,300 in Canada, $50,500 in the US. This new SUV is the icon of icons. Its abilities and refinement are extraordinary. The Land Rover Defender is an SUV that doesn’t need an introduction. The trucks that created the legend all but spawned a brand unto its own. Everybody recognizes the Defender and this...

Should You Buy a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

Pricing for the Toyota Highlander Hybrid starts at $45,490 in Canada, $38,510 in the US. The tested model is a top-of-the-line Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD Platinum which retails for $56,450. With a combined fuel efficiency rating of 6.7L/100 km, the Highlander Hybrid is a tough competitor to beat. Over the last year or so, Toyota has been on a...