2017 Ford Flex review

May 21, 2017 Richard 0

The distinctive boxy shape is neither a wagon nor a utility vehicle. The Flex stands apart. And alone.  


2017 Kia Optima hybrid review

May 14, 2017 Richard 0

The Kia Optima HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) drives like a conventional car with little evidence it is anything other than ‘normal’ — except for its impressive fuel mileage in town and on the highway.   […]

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2017 Buick Encore review

May 6, 2017 Richard 0

Buick set out years ago, to earn respect for what it called quiet tuning. Those efforts, which include everything from a stiff chassis and acoustic glass, to the use of strategically placed foam and liquid […]


2017 Hyundai Ioniq review

April 28, 2017 Richard 0

Hyundai is taking direct aim at Toyota with a series of hybrids designed to challenge the acknowledged leader of the field.It has announced pricing for the new car $24,299 – $31,749 for the hybrid and […]


2017 Porsche Macan review

April 22, 2017 Richard 0

It may not have the all-out performance of its six-cylinder siblings, but it has more horsepower and torque, and is faster than anything the competition has to offer from their base models.


2017 GMC Canyon diesel review

April 20, 2017 Richard 0

Built in Thailand, the 2.8-litre, four-cylinder Duramax engine is used throughout GM’s global portfolio in a variety of vehicle types and brands. It is a proven, thoroughly modern unit with double overhead camshafts, high-pressure common […]


2017 VW Jetta GLi review

April 20, 2017 Richard 0

  I recently had the opportunity to drive a Jetta GLi from Toronto to Halifax. There is nothing like a 12-hour, 1,800-km stint in a vehicle to make you well-aware of any shortcomings.  


2017 GMC Yukon Denali review

April 14, 2017 Richard 0

Luxury SUV sales are growing in significance. All the big names are there — Audi, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes and Porsche. And they are about to be joined by Jaguar and Bentley. Which brings me to […]


Toyota iM review

April 13, 2017 Richard 0

The iM looks a lot like a Corolla from the front, and is similar in many ways. But it rests on a different platform, complete with a different rear suspension. It is 320 mm shorter […]