Posts Tagged automotive

The ideal cruiser: the 2019 BMW M850i Cabriolet

I enjoy poking through the technology options in modern vehicles. Most people might think of this task as coursework, but each feature I find elicits the joy of finding an “Easter egg” (at least of the software variety). That said, no matter how much technology arrives in

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A compact cat – the 2019 Jaguar E-Pace HSE

How many automakers consistently strive to elicit the image of their logos in the shape and performance of their products? The only name that comes readily to mind (at least to my mind) is Jaguar. To manage this feat in their larger vehicles is an achievement I

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The BMW X7 Learning Experience

Few vehicles go all-out on technology the way BMW does, so it wasn’t a surprise to find gadgetry permeating the all-new 2019 BMW X7. I’m somewhat used to it. My neighbour isn’t, so when I gave her a quick tour of the vehicle, she mused it takes

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Hauling in the 2019 Honda Passport

Moving gear to a cottage. Moving friends from one apartment to another. Simply moving lots of stuff from one place to another. If you frequently schelp stuff around, chances are you aren’t driving a compact sedan. No, you tool around in a larger vehicle. And you’re probably

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An identity crisis isn’t always a bad thing: the 2019 Lexus UX 200

When they first hit the scene in the 1990s, crossover SUVs stole driver’s hearts and automotive market share. Since then, the segment has evolved from its one-size-fits-all origins to today’s smorgasbord of sizes and packages. Certain crossovers have shrunk down to the size of, frankly, four-door hatchbacks.

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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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