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The 3.5-litre V-6 carries over as the base engine for 2020. The all-wheel-drive hybrid uses a four-cylinder gasoline engine instead of the previous V-6, which means a big loss in total system power but an increase in fuel economy of a claimed 19 per cent. Photo: Toyota

Toyota dials in its eight-passenger family hauler

Comfort, roominess and capability are the 2020 Toyota Highlander’s key strengths

  • Mar 27, 2020
The 3.5-litre V-6 carries over as the base engine for 2020. The all-wheel-drive hybrid uses a four-cylinder gasoline engine instead of the previous V-6, which means a big loss in total system power but an increase in fuel economy of a claimed 19 per cent. Photo: Toyota
The T8 eAWD blends two electric motors with a 2.0-litre internal-combustion engine to produce 400 horsepower and an estimated 4.2 l/100 km in combined city/highway driving. Photo: Volvo

Is it a wagon? Is it a utility vehicle? Does is matter?

Volvo has maintained a strong relationship with buyers who appreciate understated elegance along with the automaker’s abiding concern for safety

  • Mar 18, 2020
The T8 eAWD blends two electric motors with a 2.0-litre internal-combustion engine to produce 400 horsepower and an estimated 4.2 l/100 km in combined city/highway driving. Photo: Volvo
The so-called EcoDiesel has returned

The so-called EcoDiesel has returned

There’s nothing ‘eco’ about 6,000 pounds of metal and glass, but it hauls more than its gasoline counterparts and has decent fuel economy

  • Mar 18, 2020
The so-called EcoDiesel has returned
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Electric vehicles for your next ride

Electric vehicles for your next ride

Consider these four favourites for your next EV purchase

  • Mar 16, 2020
Electric vehicles for your next ride
What you should know: Subaru Legacy

What you should know: Subaru Legacy

Subaru has its utility vehicles, but this all-wheel-drive sedan could be its best value

  • Mar 6, 2020
What you should know: Subaru Legacy
The Z4 is a gorgeous piece of art, especially in a matte colour that shows off the curves and edges. Not so noticeable is a 10-centimetre increase in front track width and 6.5 centimetres at the rear. Photo: BMW

A BMW/Toyota collaboration clearly benefits both brands

A BMW-Toyota partnership creates two vehicles so dramatically different that they’re impossible to compare

  • Mar 6, 2020
The Z4 is a gorgeous piece of art, especially in a matte colour that shows off the curves and edges. Not so noticeable is a 10-centimetre increase in front track width and 6.5 centimetres at the rear. Photo: BMW
What you should know: 2020 Cadillac XT6

What you should know: 2020 Cadillac XT6

It took awhile for the brand to realize that the Escalade isn’t for the masses

  • Feb 24, 2020
What you should know: 2020 Cadillac XT6
Get to know the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Get to know the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Perhaps the only thing that’s not exotic is the price

  • Feb 24, 2020
Get to know the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Empty tank indicator on car dashboard. (Photo Source: Pond 5 stock images)

5 ways to improve your car fuel efficiency

Among constant travels and peaking gas prices, improving fuel efficiency can be a top priority

  • Feb 19, 2020
Empty tank indicator on car dashboard. (Photo Source: Pond 5 stock images)
2020 AMG C43 Wagon and Sedan are true benchmarks

2020 AMG C43 Wagon and Sedan are true benchmarks

Even more intriguing is the fact that the C43 wagon is only offered in Canada and not the US

  • Feb 18, 2020
2020 AMG C43 Wagon and Sedan are true benchmarks
2020 Toyota Avalon is a class-leader

2020 Toyota Avalon is a class-leader

First debuted in 1994, the Avalon has come very, very far

  • Feb 18, 2020
2020 Toyota Avalon is a class-leader
2016 Mazda 3 models can be found for under $15,000. Photo source Metro Creative Connection

Best cars you can buy under $15,000

For those looking for a used vehicle on a modest budget consider these choices

  • Feb 14, 2020
2016 Mazda 3 models can be found for under $15,000. Photo source Metro Creative Connection
A new version of the QX50, pictured, will have rounder aft roof section and be called the QX55. Photo: Infiniti

At long last, a new Infiniti is on the way

An industry insider spills the beans on new product, tech and personalities

  • Feb 10, 2020
A new version of the QX50, pictured, will have rounder aft roof section and be called the QX55. Photo: Infiniti
What you should know: 2020 Ford Escape

What you should know: 2020 Ford Escape

So, what’s a nice car like this doing in a group of compact utility vehicles?

  • Feb 10, 2020
What you should know: 2020 Ford Escape
2020 Nissan Pathfinder keeps moving forward

2020 Nissan Pathfinder keeps moving forward

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a vehicle with a long history of reliability, practicality, ruggedness, and Japanese craftsmanship

  • Feb 3, 2020
2020 Nissan Pathfinder keeps moving forward
2020 Buick Envision is an import with an interesting character

2020 Buick Envision is an import with an interesting character

Buick offers four trim levels: Preferred, Essence, Premium and Premium II

  • Feb 3, 2020
2020 Buick Envision is an import with an interesting character
Hyundai’s sweet-looking midsize sedan hits a high note

Hyundai’s sweet-looking midsize sedan hits a high note

Although the Sonata appears somewhat larger, there are no significant changes in length, or width

  • Jan 30, 2020
Hyundai’s sweet-looking midsize sedan hits a high note
In terms of size, the Eclipse Cross is 30 centimetres shorter than the Outlander and about 10 centimetres longer than the RVR, although that model actually has more cargo room behind the rear seat. Photo: Mitsubishi

What you should know: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

A name from the past finds its way onto a modern-era utility vehicle

  • Jan 30, 2020
In terms of size, the Eclipse Cross is 30 centimetres shorter than the Outlander and about 10 centimetres longer than the RVR, although that model actually has more cargo room behind the rear seat. Photo: Mitsubishi
An understated alternative to the Golf GTI hatchback

An understated alternative to the Golf GTI hatchback

In terms of sleek style, four-door cars such as the Volkswagen Jetta are tough to beat

  • Jan 21, 2020
An understated alternative to the Golf GTI hatchback
The Corsair is a move forward in styling, content and spaciousness

The Corsair is a move forward in styling, content and spaciousness

It’s the latest model in the brand’s massive utility-vehicle overhaul

  • Jan 21, 2020
The Corsair is a move forward in styling, content and spaciousness