2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Forester: a comparison review

We’re doing something a little different this week. A lot of you have had questions about the brand new Subaru Ascent and how it compares to the long-time Subaru favourite, the Forester. It has also been totally redesigned for 2019 and both bring something different to the table. So we’ve done a back-to-back video comparison for you this week. Check […]

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2019 Lexus ES review with video

  The basics: Base price: $45,000 + taxes As tested: $59,500 + taxes Average fuel economy over a week: 10.3 L/100 kms (23 US MPG) Competitors: Acura RLX, Buick Lacrosse, Lincoln MKZ, etc. Until this week, I’d never heard the term “entry level flagship” before. That’s how a Lexus Canada employee described the new seventh generation ES to me. It […]

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Feature story: In Defence of the “Midlife Crisis” Car

  This week, we had a last minute change. I thought I’d be reviewing a Lexus for you – with four doors, five seats and plenty of trunk space (a perfectly reasonable family choice). But instead, I was put into… the Mazda MX-5. It’s the most unabashedly un-family friendly car we’ve ever seen on the channel. But it offers up a […]

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2018 Ford Mustang Ecoboost review with video

The basics: Base price: $29,535 + tax As tested: $51,238 + tax Average fuel economy over a week: 11.6 L/100 kms (20 US MPG) Competition: Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, BMW M2, etc. With Devon away this week, I’ve planned things out for Roger and me to have some fun in a sports car! And we’re doing it in a titan […]

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2018 Ford Explorer review with video

The basics: Base price: $31,800 + taxes As tested price: $52,754 + taxes Average fuel economy over a week: 13.3 L/100 kms (17.5 US MPG) Competitors: Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, etc. In 1990, way before SUVs were the family car to own, the first Explorers started rolling off the lot. And while larger choices like the Expedition have since […]

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2018 Kia Stinger review with video

The basics: Starting price: $44,495 + tax As tested: $49,995 + tax Fuel economy over a week: 12.6 L/100 kms (18.5 US MPG) Competition: Audi A5 Sportback, Audi A7, Lincoln MKZ, etc. Here’s a term you may not have heard before: aspirational cars or halo cars. These are vehicles that draw people into a brand as the real showpiece for […]

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review with video

The basics:  Starting price: $51,445 + tax As tested: $56,595 + tax Fuel economy over a week: 4.8 L/100 kms (49 US MPG) Competition: Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, etc. You know, even when I first started this channel three and a half years ago, getting into a plug-in hybrid was a novelty. We didn’t see them that often. And […]

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