First Drives

The 2021 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is a compact SUV that might be tailor-made for urban fleets seeking an electrified option. Identical on the outside to the other Escape's in...
For a company that was only making two SUVs as recently as five years ago, Volkwagen has come a long way in the segment.  The latest demonstration of that rapid learning curve is the...
Subaru's go-anywhere, workhorse crossover utility vehicle sports a new engine, refreshed design and updated safety technology for 2021. The new Crosstrek also comes in a new Outdoor...
Since 1948 the F-series pickup truck has been a constant in the Ford lineup; and what started as a post-war, work-only vehicle has over the last 70 years morphed into a...
As Canada’s only mid-size work van, the 2021 Metris combines versatility and maneuverability that sets a new standard for the workday. As more people move to cities, (it’s been...
With the small truck and SUV segment continuing to dominate in Canada, BMW made the timely decision to enter the highly lucrative segment with their largest SUV ever. The 2019 BMW X7...
Audi’s newest A6 luxury sedan has matured over seven generations to become a serious expression of driving satisfaction. In 1964, Auto Union GmbH was acquired by Volkswagenwerk AG...
Possibly the most interesting thing about the new Chevy Blazer is the marketing campaign. GM has perceived an unexploited niche in the just-divorced or empty nesters of Canada –...
The promotion of the new GMC Heavy Duty trucks fits nicely with the brand’s “professional grade” tagline.  That label of course refers to level of engineering found in these vehicles...
For 28 years the Ford Ranger was a key player in the mid-size pickup truck market.  Its size and price were an attractive alternative to the full-size trucks available from 1983 to...
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