Posts Tagged automotive

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type S: a relationship or an affair?

Some cars you marry. Others you just take for a fling. Members of the latter category may try to fool you into thinking they belong in the former. Comfort and safety features may abound, from heated leather seats to a heated leather flat-bottomed steering wheel to blind spot alerts

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The automotive technology arms race is alive and well: the BMW 750i xDrive

I usually interact with vehicles I drive by touching some surface inside said vehicle. Yet when I twirled  my finger in the air or waved my hand, the BMW 750i xDrive knew exactly what to do. The Bavarian Motor Works has a reputation for jamming all sorts of technology into its vehicles,

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The 2016 Range Rover TDV6 Diesel, HSE

Few vehicles stand out as international icons in their class. I enjoyed a week with one such icon, the 2016 Range Rover Diesel, HSE. First impressions This tall, wide vehicle looks ready for business with its tall stance, nearly upright windshield and elevated ground clearance. My Santorini Black tester’s offroad-ready

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Trading cuteness for space: the 2016 Fiat 500x Sport

Few SUVs offer TV ads that display their products honestly. Maybe that’s why Italian automaker Fiat’s ad was a breath of fresh air, disguised by humour typical of the brand’s ads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lcc62nrl9Y Disclaimer: The 2016 Fiat 500x Sport I test drove came with the little blue pill pre swallowed, it

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The no-nonsense 2017 Subaru WRX

Few automakers seem to earn loyalty for a range of vehicles. But there’s one that gains customers for just about every product in its lineup: the sedan, the compact, the sports coupe, the crossovers. For a week, I drove the bad boy of the bunch: Subaru’s 2017 WRX.

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Keeping it simple: the 2016 Mazda3 Sport GS

As much as I like innovative technology, I also have a soft spot for vehicles that keep the driving experience as simple and as pleasurable as possible. Enter the 2016 Mazda3 Sport GS. First impressions I spent a week with this popular hatchback, in Meteor Grey Mica. The “Sport”

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A maxi among MINIs: The 2016 Cooper S Clubman

Eggplant. That was the first word out of the mouth of the owner of the 401 Diner, where the guys meet for breakfast after hockey Wednesday and Friday mornings. It’s one of the more unusual words used to describe a car. It might have something to do with the Pure

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Self-driving cars could literally reshape the Canadian landscape

There’s been some discussion about how autonomous vehicles (AVs) will change the way we drive—but not as much about how they’ll change what we drive on. We look at the future of roads, traffic and infrastructure in the age of self-driving cars.

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The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

My aging car lives on in the automotive market thanks to the model’s seemingly perpetual popularity. That’s why it gave me a baseline for comparison when I drove the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe LX.

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2016 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Package

Four-door hatchbacks can’t be beat for practicality, fuel economy and drivability. Automakers have increasingly been scaling down their popular crossovers to create large hatchback-looking vehicles. One of the first to do this was Subaru. Little surprise, given the mild quirkiness I’ve always seen in the brand. They recently updated

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