Porsche Panamera e-hybrid offers amazing frugality for a big sports sedan
By Jim Bray Thursday, October 16, 2014
The words “Porsche” and “fuel efficiency” may not be the closest of kissing cousins in many peoples’ minds, especially when you’re talking about a big, four door sports sedan. You may be surprised, however, to find that you can get better gas mileage with the Panamera e-hybrid than with many smaller, supposedly more efficient gas-only cars.Subaru enhances its Legacy and upgrades its Outback for 2015
By Jim Bray Thursday, October 9, 2014
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Subarus have earned a loyal following for their tradition of offering all wheel drive vehicles that can take you virtually anywhere at any time. And for 2015, two of the company’s top models have been tweaked to make them an even better choice for those susceptible to the brand’s charms.Road test: Kia Sorento
By Tim Saunders Wednesday, October 1, 2014
What’s the best way of transporting six people in comfort?
The Kia Sorento, of course.Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4Matic a fine sedan
By Jim Bray Thursday, September 25, 2014
It isn’t the smallest car Mercedes-Benz sells in North America, but the CLA-class “four door coupe” is a very nice vehicle that, despite big time turbo lag, moves its passengers along smartly and in great comfort.Seat Ibiza
By Tim Saunders Monday, September 15, 2014
I cannot believe that 30 years has passed.
That’s how long ago the Seat Ibiza was introduced. And boy how things have changed.
Second generation Genesis ups Hyundai’s luxury ante offerings
By Jim Bray Thursday, September 11, 2014
It’s big, bold and equipped very well, but is Hyundai’s new Genesis sedan enough to lure customers away from the established European and Japanese competition? (click here to open a slideshow in a new tab or window)Jaguar knocks it out of the park with F-Type Coupe
By Jim Bray Thursday, September 4, 2014
Welcome home, Jaguar! Your new F-Type coupe is a real tour de force, a luxury sports car to lust after and a legitimate competitor to mighty Porsche. (Click here or on the image to open a slideshow in a new tab or window)Motoring: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
By Tim Saunders Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It is still possible to be surprised by car design?Ford Fusion hybrid wears its green colors proudly - and well
By Jim Bray Thursday, August 28, 2014
It may look like a James Bond-mobile when you first see it coming at you on the road, but don’t confuse Ford’s Fusion with high end sports cars. Fusion, in all of its guises, is a decidedly mainstream vehicle - almost pedestrian, if you can say that about a car.Big Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel performs with panache
By Jim Bray Thursday, August 14, 2014
Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee is a real competitor in the higher end SUV market, big and imposing and comfortable, and with about as much stuff as one could want stuffed into it.
Cash-for-clunkers actually reduced automotive spending, study finds
By News on the Net Friday, August 8, 2014
Another study has found that the 2009 Car Allowance Rebate System, also known as “Cash for Clunkers,” may have had a negative long-term impact on the automotive industry.Nissan Micra-sizes and Micro-prices its entry level car
By Jim Bray Thursday, August 7, 2014
The smallest Nissan in Canada has been reborn after a several year hiatus, and its new incarnation is a fun little vehicle that packs a lot of punch - as long as you don’t mean “horsepower” - into an affordable package.MOTORING: Volvo V40 T4
By Tim Saunders Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hills show a car’s mettle.
I live in an area rich in a variety of differing landscape, which ranges from flat to steep. Just round the corner is a particularly awkward hill for those walking up it or pushing a pushchair. I know. So when I drive many cars up it there are few that actually surprise me in their ability to tackle it.Camry hybrid: a good car that’s green
By Jim Bray Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Toyota Camry, a car I’ve seen referred to in the past as “an appliance,” is a world class family sedan that’s comfortable and efficient and undoubtedly as reliable as a wood burning stove. And this current version is even quite attractive and decent to drive. For what more could anyone ask?Ford’s Focus is sharp in SE trim
By Jim Bray Friday, July 11, 2014
Ford is making a decent reputation for building quality vehicles these days - a far cry from when the domestics were fairly or unfairly accused of making junk - and a prime example why is the Focus. This “bread and butter car” competes in a very crowded market niche - everything but the kitchen sink, including the VW Jetta, the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and many more - and it goes head to head with some pretty fine vehicles. Obviously, Ford’s work is cut out for it to get this car noticed in such as rapidly improving throng.Page 1 of 47 pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 > Last ›