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2019 Chevrolet Blazer First Drive Review

The new Chevy Blazer will blindside the midsize 2-row SUV segment. With little doubt, it is the one to consider. Baie St-Paul, QC – If you pay close attention to the car business these days, you’d swear a new SUV is announced every other week. At one point, you’d be excused to think that they’re all the same or just about. But there’s one exception, and you’ve noticed. One of these latest arrivals is the new ...

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First Drive: 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2018

For a long time, Kia’s sales pitch was mainly focused on value, the deal that the customer gets when choosing a Kia. This customer had – and still has – plenty of choice in the segments where the Korean manufacturer is active. Today, Kia is changing its game plan and wants to focus more on the product, and the lifestyle the product in question could be associated with. Last week, we got a chance to ...

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Review: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

To every rule, there is an exception. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one such phenomenon as, despite its age, it continues to draw folks into dealerships and convince them to sign on the dotted line. Why is this exceptional? The Jeep Grand Cherokee, the current WK2 generation, was first introduced for the 2011 model year. The mid-cycle facelift, which arrived for the 2014 model year, is also old! And despite this, the Grand Cherokee remains ...

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Review: 2018 Ford Expedition Platinum Max

To each his or her own, they say. While I totally get the CUV craze, I’m going to stick to my station wagons, as long as I can… Yup, it’s come to this. A few things have happened recently, one of which both surprised and spooked me. In a nutshell, my far better and prettier half used to dabble in car reviews, is a car-nut herself and hopes to one day return to the business. ...

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First road test 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

Denver, COLORADO. With Ford recently announcing that all but two cars will remain in their product portfolio within the next two years, there’s even less reason to wonder why they invest so heavily in their trucks. Until I get to drive and review the new GM and RAM trucks, and even after I’ll have spent some time with them, I can safely say that the F-150 is an unfathomably good truck. What Ford’s done over ...

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Volkswagen 4MOTION; Tackling climate and roads

AWD (4WD and 4X4) drivetrains were once limited to trucks, and the very rare Jensen, AMC, Subaru or Audi cars. Nearly 40 years have passed since the American Motor Corporation introduced the Eagle, or what is essentially the first production “car” to offer four-wheel drive. While a handful of carmakers picked up on the technology, most considered it too costly and bulky to offer on a large scale. The last decade has seen an incredible ...

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First Road Test: 2019 Infiniti QX50

The luxury compact SUV segment is one of the most important niches in the automotive industry, and automakers know it. To be successful as a luxury brand, you need a successful luxury compact utility vehicle, plain and simple. The big German three sit at the top, but other manufacturers like Infiniti are trying hard to get their slice of the pie. Part of wanting to seduce consumers is developing unique and innovative technologies. Technologies like ...

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REVIEW: 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum

For years, truck makers have been improving upon the daily usability of their products. Companies like Ford and General Motors picked up on the fact that a large portion of their customers were relying on their trucks for more than just work. They also realized that many were looking to spend far more money for more equipment and convenience. Today, truck people can deck out their mules with as much kit as can be found ...

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First road test 2018 Jaguar E-PACE

2018 Jaguar E-PACE

Have you ever wondered why the name PACE? Mr. Jaguar, aka Sir William Lyons, was known to use “Grace, Pace and Space” when describing his cars. Now you know. The F-PACE’s success set Jaguar designers and R&D departments on fire and it’s easy to see why. In only two short years, the midsize SUV became the brand’s best-seller, and by an incredible margin. It has, in no uncertain terms, turned the company around. In no ...

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First road test 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The small and midsize AWD crossover segments are completely on fire. The trend towards right-sizing and fuel economy are big driving factors as are versatility, room, and that all-important commanding driving position. What if I told you that Mitsubishi is, on paper, the greatest of them all? The 2018 Outlander PHEV is all of the above on top of being reasonably affordable and covered by an excellent warranty. What more is there to say? Everyone ...

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