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Autos: Reviews

First Look: Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak Concept

Monday  22:11,   27 august 2018
driving.ca

Volkswagen's five-seat Atlas concept is a sure bet for production, but the Tanoak pickup is a definite 'maybe'Here, during Monterey Car Week, VW rolled out one “certainty” and one “possibly,” respectively the Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas... >>>

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC Wagon: Why Settle for a Sedan?

Monday  21:57,   27 august 2018
msn

Mainstream automakers have pretty much given up on the station wagon segment in North America, which means this type of vehicle is now in the hands of the luxury brands. That’s too bad, because a wagon offers the driving feel of a car with the... >>>

Should you buy a used Jeep Wrangler?

Monday  16:46,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

The Wrangler is not just a vehicle: it’s a lifestyle statementConsider the succession of corporate owners: Kaiser took over originator Willys-Overland in 1953; American Motors subsumed Kaiser Jeep in 1970; Renault purchased AMC Jeep in 1982; then... >>>

What you should know about the 2017 Lincoln MKZ

Monday  16:46,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

The MKZ, introduced just last year, has been heavily revised for 2017 .There were three goals for the development of the MKZ – distinctive design, attention to detail and fun to drive character.The new look starts with a one-piece signature grille,... >>>

Should you buy a used Subaru Forester?

Monday  16:46,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

Foresters have a lot to recommend them but can develop a thirst for oilOriginally designed for airplanes – Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru’s parent (only recently renamed Subaru Corporation) is an aerospace company – the flat-four lies low in the... >>>

2016 Mazda CX-3 the right size car at the right price

Monday  16:42,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

Exciting driving dynamics back up contemporary attractivenessJoe: Let me just get this out of the way right away — I really liked this car a lot. It’s small enough to make it very efficient in terms of fuel usage and general getting around — parking >>>

Should you buy a used Ford Focus?

Monday  16:41,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

Transmission woes spoil Ford’s otherwise desirable best-selling carMore so than some of its competitors, the automaker recognized the benefits of going to night school and picking up another language or two. Today, Ford’s blue oval adorns cars and... >>>

Why the Hyundai Elantra is Canada’s second-best-selling car

Monday  16:41,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

The Elantra has become a refined, high-value car with proven reliabilityThe Elantra has worked its way through the crowded compact car sector and into runner-up position over the last several years on its own merit. With the arrival of a thoroughly... >>>

Should you buy a used BMW 3 Series?

Monday  16:41,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

BMW hasn't won its laurels based on anything related to reliability .Fifth-gen evolution The fifth generation (E90) of BMW’s premium compact 3 sedan went on sale in mid-2005 as a four-door sedan. A station wagon appeared not long after, while... >>>

ROAD TEST - Chev Camaro cruising the Pacific north-west

Monday  16:40,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

Sixth-generation Camaro V6 takes lengthy Pacific-coast trip in strideIn those days, this was called “shunpiking” – taking the roads less travelled to open our eyes to the sights most people missed as they sped along the main routes. I suspect that’s >>>

All-new Mazda CX-9 is designed for the real world

Monday  16:40,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 is designed specifically for the North American marketThe all-new, second-generation Mazda CX-9l launched today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show,  is born with those genes. And, it's designed to adapt them... >>>

FIRST LOOK: It’s ‘Wagons Ho!’ for Buick – but not in Canada

Monday  16:39,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

New mid-size Buick Regal hatchback has plenty to offer beyond its stunning styleHowever, after Buick’s global vice-president Duncan Aldred went through the new mid-size hatchback’s highlights and features, something happened that few onlookers had... >>>

FIRST LOOK: Hot Lexus LC 500 coupe headed for production

Monday  16:39,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

The LC 500 makes a strong statement on the future direction of the Lexus brand . “This car is an important product for Lexus and me personally,” he said.The boss spoke repeatedly about the need for engineering and design to work closely throughout... >>>

Can Porsche’s compact Macan CUV really cost $110,000?

Monday  16:39,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

In 2017 Macan Turbo form with an optional Performance Package, yes it can!That was the as-tested price of the 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package that I picked up fresh off the boat at Autoport in Dartmouth, NS. That MSRP included... >>>

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai Ioniq raises the hybrid/electric bar

Monday  16:39,   27 august 2018
autofile.ca

Hyundai’s all-new Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully-electric flavoursAs such, it is the only car company to offer a single vehicle that covers the full range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully-electric solutions to the issue of GHGs... >>>