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2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Mazda is in a unique branding position, in that it’s wholly independent and therefore able to offer more for the money than some of its rivals.  What do I mean? Most of Mazda’s rivals offer a higher priced premium brand for owners to gravitate to when they might otherwise feel the inclination to move up to a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, and therefore…

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross GT S-AWC

Remember the Eclipse? It was a 2+2 sports coupe along the lines of the Honda Prelude, Nissan 240SX and Toyota Celica, and like those classics it’s no longer available, having been discontinued in 2012 after four generations.  The list of sporty grand touring hatchback models was as numerous as there were mainstream automakers to build them back…

2018 Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI Quattro Technik Road Test

The more popular SUVs continue to become, the more likely we’ll be seeing ever varying adaptations on their sport and utility themes. Some automakers will break from the status quo by providing ultimately capable off-roaders that take to the hills like their forebears could never have dreamed, while others will come equipped with new levels of roadworthiness,…

2018 Nissan Kicks SR Road Test

If you want an SUV, but only have money for a compact car the new Nissan Kicks makes a lot of sense.  The Kicks is the most affordable crossover SUV available in Canada, starting at only $17,998 before freight and fees. My tester was in top-line SR trim, which meant that it stickers at $22,798 (I priced it out in CarCostCanada, which also provides…
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