REVIEWS

volvo xc60 polestar

 

Review: 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered

February 10, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

Though an effective and well-rounded SUV that carries zero-emission capability, this $90,000 XC60 PE is just too expensive to be considered a top choice. Read more.

 



2020 lexus gx

 

Review: 2020 Lexus GX 460 Executive

February 9, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

Teaching an old dog new tricks only gets you so far but for the GX 460, it works, for now. Read more.

 



2020 jag xe

 

Review: 2020 Jaguar XE

February 3, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

A sleek, refined, and quintessentially British take on the sports sedan, and it deserves more attention. Read more.

 



2020 lexus nx300

 

Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300 Executive

February 2, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

Initially attractive, the NX loses its magic when compared with the equally impressive Toyota RAV4 that does the same job, albeit better in some areas, and for less money. Read more.

 



2020 jcw countryman

 

Review: 2020 MINI JCW Countryman ALL4

January 29, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

The JCW’s significant horsepower upgrade helps to mask the Countryman’s inherent weight penalties and makes it the most versatile MINI to date. Read more.

 



2020 amg winter sporting

 

High-octane AMGs on North America’s largest frozen racetrack

January 28, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

We flew up to brisky Manitoba to sample nearly every 4MATIC and AMG product in the silver star's portfolio. Read more.

 



2020 subaru outback outdoor xt

 

Review: 2020 Subaru Outback Outdoor XT

January 23, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

Retaining the familiarity as a dependable and versatile wagon, but now with added features, better off-road capability, and a turbocharged powertrain. Read more.

 



2020 lexus rx350

 

Review: 2020 Lexus RX 350

January 20, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

Lexus plays it safe for 2020, with only minor tweaks to its best-selling SUV. Read more.

 



2020 subaru wrx sport-tech rs

 

Review: 2020 Subaru WRX Sport-tech RS

January 19, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

An analog experience that may fall behind in some areas, but the core essence of what makes this rally-derived sedan such a joy to drive remains. Read more.

 



2020 kia stinger

 

Review: 2019 Kia Stinger

January 15, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

While the Stinger hasn’t robbed its European rivals of the spotlight, it sure as hell put them on notice. Read more.

 



2020 mitsubishi rvr

 

Review: 2020 Mitsubishi RVR GT AWC

January 7, 2020 / Calvin Chan

 

While it doesn’t move the needle forward, Mitsubishi’s entry-level SUV remains an effective, all-weather, and no-frills commuter tool for small families and the like. Read more.

 



2020 bmw x7 m50i

 

Review: 2020 BMW X7 M50i

December 24, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

First-class, four-wheel travelling for you and six other lucky companions. Read more.

 



2020 genesis g70 3.3t

 

Review: 2020 Genesis G70 3.3t Prestige

December 23, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Value and a convincingly premium interior do little to draw us away from a 3 Series or C-Class. Read more.

 



2020 bmw m550i with more power

 

Review: 2020 BMW M550i xDrive

December 16, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

The M550i comes 80% of being an M5 but with a more mature attitude, a less shouty exhaust, and is dripping in sleeper status material. That’s just my kind of 5 Series. Read more.

 



2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered

 

Review: 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered

December 9, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Not the Polestar wagon we want, but still a well-rounded product that is more than the sum of its parts. Read more.

 



new 2020 bmw x1

 

Review: 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i

December 8, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

BMW's stellar compact crossover soldiers on into 2020 with subtle but meaningful upgrades. Read more.

 



nissan armada 2020 review

 

Review: 2020 Nissan Armada Platinum

December 2, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Eight-passenger capability, an impressive towing capacity, and a decent starting price, all dressed in an appealing package, can be tough to come by. The Armada, just isn’t it. Read more.

 



infiniti qx50 review

 

Review: 2020 Infiniti QX50 Sensory

December 1, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

The lack of cohesion from the trick powertrain, disconnected driving experience, and average real-world fuel efficiency, have us looking elsewhere. Read more.

 



vw arteon execline review

 

Review: 2020 Mercedes GLB 250 & 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

November 26, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

The new GLB carves a seven-seater niche with a well-packaged interior, feature-rich cabin, and oodles of nail-biting performance. Read more.

 



vw arteon execline review

 

Review: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

November 25, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Volkswagen’s interpretation of a slightly more affordable but no less sexy Audi sportback sedan. Read more.

 



jaguar fpace svr review

 

Review: 2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

November 18, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

It may not be the quickest compact performance SUV, but it sure as hell makes the biggest entrance. Read more.

 



altima awd canada

 

Review: 2020 Nissan Altima Platinum AWD

November 17, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

A strong winter beater candidate but while there's a lot to like about the new four-wheel driven Altima, there's just not enough to love. Read more.

 



kia niro electric

 

Review: 2019 Kia Niro EV

November 12, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Respectable range, hatchback practicality, and a feature-rich cabin give the Kia Niro EV an electric edge. Read more.

 



bmw x6 2020 new

 

Review: 2020 BMW X6 M50i

November 11, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

No excuses necessary. Read more.

 



bmw m235i gran coupe

 

Review: 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe (Pre-Production)

November 10, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Another day, another model, and BMW has aced this one. Read more.

 



bmw 8 series gran coupe

 

Review: 2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

November 5, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

A regal grand tourer with an insatiable appetite for cruising and turning heads wherever it goes. Read more.

 



lexus ux 200 canada

 

Review: 2019 Lexus UX 200

November 4, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Despite the swanky package with chic appeal, the UX is difficult to recommend over its more polished and complete rivals. Read more.

 



bmw x3m competition

 

Review: 2020 BMW X3 M Competition

October 28, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

An exceptionally enjoyable performance SUV, but not as segment defining as we would have hoped. Read more.

 



2019 vw golf r 91 blue

 

Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

October 23, 2019 / Don Cheng

 

Continuing to set the gold standard for hot hatchbacks. Read more.

 



2019 lexus es300h hybrid

 

Review: 2019 Lexus ES 300h

October 21, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

It's a shame that luxury sedan sales are slumping, especially when examples like the ES are such capable, coddling, and pampering family cruisers. Read more.

 



2020 genesis g90 5.0 v8

 

Review: 2020 Genesis G90 5.0

October 15, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Korean opulence has reached its next level and with it, another shot at success. Read more.

 



honda insight civic hybrid

 

Review: 2019 Honda Insight Touring

October 14, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Combining stellar fuel economy with an inoffensive, low-key, and undeniably ergonomic family sedan package. Read more.

 



nissan gtr 2020

 

Review: 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

October 7, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Bayside Blue is back for Godzilla's 50th birthday. Read more.

 



mazda mx5 targa

 

Review: 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF GS-P

October 6, 2019 / Don Cheng

 

The best selling roadster of all time gets even better. Read more.

 



mercedes benz gle-class 2020

 

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

October 2, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Solidifying its place in this lucrative SUV segment with more interior space, efficient powertrains, a trick suspension, and for the first-time ever, optional three-row seating. Read more.

 



cadillac xt6 three-row suv

 

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT6

October 1, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Cadillac's new luxury three-row SUV may not change the rules of the game, but it has enough interior space and refinement to give it a slight edge over its established competitors. Read more.

 



mini 60 years edition

 

Review: 2019 MINI Cooper S 60 Years Edition

September 30, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

An aesthetics-only special edition model that commemorates sixty years of the MINI brand. Read more.

 



alfa romeo stelvio qv

 

Review: 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

September 23, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

The antithesis to the boring SUV. Read more.

 



corvette z06 2019 canada

 

Review: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

September 22, 2019 / Calvin Chan

 

Hairy-chested and as American as all-you-can-eat pancakes at Denny’s, the Z06 is a sports car that eats supercars for breakfast. Read more.