Posts Tagged automotive

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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Keeping Pace: the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Compact SUVs have come a long way since their introduction more than two decades ago. Once considered utilitarian runabouts with better fuel economy and drivability than the larger models they were based upon, “sport-cutes” have carved out a huge market niche for themselves. To keep pace, automakers

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Sporty practicality in the 2019 BMW X4 M40i

Advanced technology, sporty performance, luxury refinement – these are but some of the rules in the automotive market segment BMW occupies. The Bavarians push the standard even further with the 2019 BMW X4. First impressions My M40i M Performance tester in Famenco Red Metallic hit all the

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2019 Kia Niro

Automakers the world over are racing to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards while also producing vehicles large enough to appeal to the North American buying public. These contradictory goals have led to the creation of new vehicle categories. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is

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An economy brand evolves: the Kia Stinger GT-Line

Korean carmakers, long known as makers of economy cars, are hard at work shaking that image. Hyundai spun off the Genesis model into its own high-end brand. Stealing a page from the Tesla playbook, Genesis welcomes shoppers in high-end mall showrooms. For its part, Kia has not

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Sleek luxury cruising in the 2019 Lexus ES 350

Few brands in any consumer category can feature a consistent look across all of its products that set those products apart from the crowd. Lexus is one of those few. From the futuristic luxury of each vehicle exterior to the luxury that awaits inside, each model in

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

If SUVs have been getting more popular as they grow smaller, could the same be said for hatchbacks that grow larger? When it comes to looks and practical roominess, the line between these vehicle types are so blurred they might as well not exist. That vague space

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