Posts Tagged automotive

Celebrating the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary Edition

Automotive nameplates don’t always last, so when a manufacturer releases a 75th anniversary model, the sheer longevity piques my curiosity. That curiosity was satisfied after  a week with the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary Edition 4×4.

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A bad boy back from the 70s: the Dodge Challenger SRT 392

70s muscle cars may never die. There’s a certain badass vibe to these things that takes them beyond the realm of mere four-wheeled conveyances. Splash a loud colour on them to match the volume of their motors and you have an icon from a golden age of American iron,

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Plebeian as a smart choice: the 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi

Any time a new automotive category emerges, I’m immediately fascinated. That’s why I’m methodically exploring the subcompact SUV (entry-level SUV?) market. Here’s another test drive in the segment: the 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi.

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Road tripping in the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Some cars just fit right for a road trip. That’s what I realized on a late summer Toronto-Kingston-Rideau Canal jaunt in the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune.

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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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