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2017 Toyota RAV4 Limited Platinum AWD

The RAV4 is number one! At the close of 2016, Toyota’s fourth-generation RAV4 became the bestselling compact SUV in Canada, and by a significant margin. What’s more, its 49,103 total sales surpassed the mighty Corolla (by 908 units) for the first time ever, yet another sign of shifting consumer tastes from cars to crossover sport utilities. This…

Honda Canada sells two-millionth Civic

The Civic has been the best-selling passenger car in Canada for as long as most can remember, although Honda Canada clarified the car’s record tenure on top at 19 consecutive years in a press release yesterday. The reason for the press release almost equals that feat, the sale of its two-millionth Civic in Canada since the nameplate arrived on the…

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Platinum Road Test

A plug-in hybrid minivan? That gets a claimed 2.6 Le/100km? That makes 287-hp? And as luxurious as most premium buyers could hope for with standard and optional features like proximity access, pushbutton start, an electromechanical parking brake, a heated two-tone leather steering wheel with real metal trim, stitched soft touch surfacing, a 7-inch…

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SEL Sedan Road Test

Want a cheap car? Mitsubishi’s Mirage just might fit the bill. Want a nicer cheap car? Ante up for the Mirage G4 SEL. We tested this fully loaded sedan and came away surprised at its standard features that include fog lamps, 15-inch alloys, heated body-colour mirrors with integrated blinkers, a leather-clad multi-function steering wheel, piano black…

2017 Ford Fusion Energi Platinum Road Test

The Fusion has long been a fashionable car and it’s even more appealing after its most recent 2017 mid-cycle refresh, while this top-line Energi Platinum receives even more style along with zero-emissions capability for up to 30 km at a time. Check out our review of the new model that comes complete with LED headlamps, LED fog lights, 18-inch alloys,…

2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X

Stories about unprecedented pickup truck sales growth aren’t fully founded in reality, as shown by 2016 Canadian sales stats. Only Ford’s F-150 saw a big improvement last year, with 145,409 units out the door compared to just 118,837 in calendar year 2015, but it suffered from production issues that year. Toyota’s Tundra grew its numbers too,…

All-new Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan on sale today

The new 2017 Honda Civic Si goes on sale throughout Canada today, in both two-door Coupe and four-door Sedan body styles. To sport compact fans, the Honda Civic Si is the stuff of legend. In North America the “Si” name dates all the way back to 1985 when first introduced as a range-topping CRX, that model now a very collectable two-seat Civic-based…

2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Elite Road Test

The ultimate sleeper? Acura’s RLX Sport Hybrid might just fill the bill if you’re looking for a conservatively styled luxury sedan that flies under the radar like an executive jet. It’s light on fuel too, while its cabin might make all aboard feel like they’re flying high thanks to luxurious wood, metal and leather trim, the latter perforated…
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