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ROAD TEST: 2019 Honda Passport Touring an SUV for an active lifestyle
USED GUIDE: 2015+ Subaru Outback offers upscale drive, flexibility
Pacifica receives Best New Car Award from Good Housekeeping Institute
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BETTER DRIVER: Rejoice in spring’s arrival, but temper that joy when driving
It’s officially spring. But, that doesn’t mean poor driving conditions are behind us. As we all know, winter forgot to check the calendar this year. Cold nights and warmer days — combined with daylight saving time — create ...
ROAD TEST: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
The Jeep Grand Cherokee may seem like the granddaddy of the utility vehicle crowd, but it has only been around in its present guise since 1992; its predecessors, the Grand Wagoneer and Cherokee, date back to the early ’60s. At the 1992 ...
ROAD TEST: 2019 Subaru Impreza Sport is Canada’s most affordable AWD vehicle
Subaru — the brand long known for making virtually everything they sell with standard AWD — has long called its entry-level sedan model the Impreza. Today, Impreza is Canada’s least-expensive AWD car, and the only car among its ...
Frisky, thrifty Ford Fiesta ST: Justin Pritchard's top affordable used sports car
Friends, it’s that time of year when many of you start to email me and ask about what makes a good used sports car. You want to go fast. You want on-rails handling. You want good noises from the engine. Also, you need to haul a family ...
To drive or not to drive? Something to consider after a concussion
Even casual fans have heard or read references to players being in “concussion protocol” for one sports league or another. That usually means the athlete is sidelined for a week or more while progressing through mandatory stages of ...
How automotive designers get to draw cars for a living
to be a designer is a package deal: personality, talent, taste, endurance to reach a goal, ideas...” - Mitja Borkert TORONTO — Mitja Borkert has one of the best jobs in the entire ...
Potholes won’t go away, so avoidance is key
Welcome to pothole season. It is that time of year when we look forward to warmer temperatures, greener lawns and fewer layers of clothes. We also have to start looking further ahead while at the wheel, watching for and trying to avoid those nasty ...
ROAD TEST: Avinir trim drives 2019 Buick Enclave AWD upscale
Buick’s move upmarket continues. Based on success in China, where the brand is revered, Buick has been expanding its lineup. Canadians have access to the Regal and Lacrosse on the car side, and a trio of crossovers — Encore, Envision ...
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Subaru innovation winners at AJAC awards
I must start this week’s column with a correction. In a previous column I stated the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye was capable of sub-10-second quarter mile runs. It should have been sub-11-second runs. The Dodge Demon was the only ...
ROAD TEST: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Edition delivers more features, power, capability
Mazda has added Signature as the top rung of its trim ladder. First introduced on the CX-9, then the Mazda6, it now can be found on the 2019 CX-5. The result is a $41,000 CX-5. Many might flinch at the mere mention of a compact Mazda crossover at ...