Autos: Reviews

First Ride: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Tuesday  19:12,   27 march 2018

Despite the 1100's extra power and weight, Ducati's newest Scrambler is still incredibly distinctiveThis is the Scrambler for grown-ups. Essentially, what Ducati has done is resurrect its previous-generation, large-displacement and...[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Honda HR-V

Friday  17:43,   23 march 2018

Note how Honda’s designers apportion space. It borders on prestidigitation.When you don’t have much of something, smart people learn to make the most of what they do have. Now I’ve never been to Japan, but have always admired how cleverly the...[...]

SUV Review: 2018 BMW X2 28i xDrive

Wednesday  15:32,   21 march 2018

Of all BMW's cars, it may be this front-wheel-drive 'sport cute' that will bring back the company's mojoThat antipathy might be changing. Jaguar, for instance, has truly rendered some gorgeous crossovers of late, the about to be...[...]

First Drive: 2019 Ram 1500

Tuesday  19:19,   20 march 2018

Hybrid technology – a term we never thought we’d see associated with the truck segment’s hairy-chested brawn.SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – “Yeeehaw!” A final blip of the throttle tipped us over the brink of the gully, and we were airborne. There’s an...[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD

Tuesday  19:12,   20 march 2018

Friendly, capable, and likeable. It is the dad bod of interiorsAnyone old enough to be interested in minivan ownership will doubtless remember feeding quarters into an arcade machine proudly emblazoned with the words “Sega Rally”. A touchstone from...[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premiere Diesel AWD

Tuesday  17:02,   20 march 2018

While other manufacturers are dropping diesel like a proverbial hot potato following the recent emissions scandals, General Motors is stepping into the void by expanding their diesel lineup. While other manufacturers are dropping diesel like a...[...]

SUV Review: 2018 Acura MDX

Tuesday  16:32,   20 march 2018

Not too flashy yet not too discreet, the Acura MDX goes abou it's business quietly and confidentlyThat said, my fellow members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) have voted the MDX “Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada”...[...]

2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS First Test: Dude, Where’s My V-6?

Monday  18:51,   19 march 2018

Turbo power arrives in another large three-row CUVThe 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS trades the standard 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 for a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. GM's nine-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox...[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

Monday  18:49,   19 march 2018

With all hell breaking loose outside, I’m sitting high above the road, getting a massage from a climate-controlled seat.Probably, a new Cadillac Escalade is being finalized as I write this. I’d wager a princely sum that near to that process, deep...[...]

Luxury and Panache in a Small Package

Thursday  15:48,   15 march 2018

Look at a MINI today and you see a sophisticated, luxury package with great dollops of style and panache.But it wasn’t always called a MINI and it was anything but...[...]

Test Drive: 2018 BMW X3 M40i

Thursday  15:47,   15 march 2018

A gem of an engine and a chassis that expertly combines drum-tight body control with decent ride compliance.Back in 2003, before every imaginable automotive niche was staked, and before the phrase “premium compact crossover” was even coined, BMW...[...]

Three-Row Muscle: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

Thursday  15:47,   15 march 2018

The venerable Dodge Durango sport utility has been sold in various specifications, from luxurious to sporty, for the last few years, it’s never before had the full performance treatment by SRT until now.They’ve taken this three row SUV and massaged...[...]

2018 Cadillac CTS-V

Thursday  15:46,   15 march 2018

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited V-6 AWD Automatic

Wednesday  21:50,   14 march 2018

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited V-6 AWD AutomaticWith its rugged capability and easy access to the open air, the Jeep Wrangler has excelled for decades as the off-road totem of the brand. And to the Jeep faithful, redesigning such an icon, as has been...[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Tesla Model X P100D

Wednesday  17:22,   14 march 2018

Dropping kids off at school is usually a quick and drama-free task. Not in the Tesla Model X. Pull up to the curb, hit one screen-mounted button, and the passenger door magically extends out to let out my teenager. But kids in the yard don’t notice...[...]