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The Ever-Pragmatic 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

High-profile car designs out of Germany are getting increasingly sophisticated and luxurious. But even those designs stay near to the pragmatic reputation German automakers have nurtured over decades. That pragmatism is refreshing when it’s close to the surface and paired with extra power as it is in

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Not your dad’s car – the 2019 Honda Accord

This is not your dad’s Honda Accord. While the venerable nameplate has been getting sportier over the years, Honda has placed its flagship sedan squarely in sport sedan territory while continuing to update everything else to keep up with its looks. I got to explore this year’s

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The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec

Parking lots at places like home improvement centres and hockey rinks host more than their fair share of SUVs, especially extended ones that feature more cargo space and a third row of seating. I mention this because I was driving one of those SUVs – the 2019

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The 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat

Pickups continue to move off showroom floors, be it for practicality, looks or other reasons. They’re also popular as off-road vehicles, and it’s in this segment that Ford expects its 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat to make waves. First impressions The bright copper-coloured model I spent a week

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Technology spreads to the masses: the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

I’ve experienced plenty of high-end technology in pricey cars. That’s why I’m glad to return to  vehicles like the 2.0L Turbo Hyundai Santa Fe. Hyundai is doing everything it can to bring the most useful new technology to the masses. First impressions The Orange model I spent

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It’s 2019. Time to Revisit the Lincoln MKC

Sometimes the best way to understand a vehicle is to compare it to: the previous version of that vehicle another vehicle in the same automaker’s stable. Years before I drove the 2019 Lincoln MKC, I tested the 2016 version. And just weeks before, I tooled around in

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Hauling in Luxury: the 2019 Lincoln Navigator

Some vehicles are so large that if you drive them through urban areas, they occupy two postal codes at any given time. At least. For all that the 2019 Lincoln Navigator has going for it, size is the first thing that most people comment on. And with

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Subtle confidence in the 2017 Acura RDX

This past September, Acura announced the sale of its 500,000th vehicle in Canada. By coincidence, this vehicle was sold in Toronto, the town I call home. Another coincidence: the vehicle sold was the one I’m reviewing here, the 2017 Acura RDX. First impressions My Kona Coffee Metallic RDX Elite Package

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The bang-for-the-buck 2017 Hyundai Elantra

My experience with Hyundais follows a consistent theme: a Korean automaker that packs huge amounts of value for the price. In this respect, they seem second to none. That’s why I looked forward to driving the seemingly plebeian 2017 Hyundai Elantra. First impressions The Iron Grey Elantra SE I drove doesn’t

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Be a kid again in the 2017 Subaru BRZ

Most of us buy cars because we’re grownups and have to get around. But sometimes we want a four-wheeled toy instead. Subaru caters mostly to the adults in the car-buying market, but four years ago the company known for going all-wheel-drive across its entire lineup launched a

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