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New Competition: GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel vs Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The popularity of pickup trucks in North America is seemingly at an all-time high, which is significant given that the entire automotive industry has seemingly shifted its focus to efficiency and economy. Sure, trucks are more efficient and practical then they have ever been before, but they are still very large and often feature large V8 engines under the hood, neither of which necessarily produce an economically friendly and fuel efficient vehicle.

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Walks the Walk: 2020 Toyota Tacoma Limited

I‘m honestly a little scared as I sit down to write this review, just as I was a little scared as I took the seat of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Limited and proceeded to shoot a video review.

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A True Workhorse: 2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture

While the 4Runner’s Tacoma sibling is well into the next generation of Toyota trucks – it gets a new Atkinson Cycle 3.5L V6, six-speed automatic and more lightweight materials used for the body and chassis — the 4Runner soldiers on with the same basic underpinnings it’s had since the current (fifth) generation debuted for the 2010 model year. That means a 4.0L V6 good for 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque fed to the wheels via a five-speed auto.

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Road Test: 2020 Nissan Sentra SR

The Nissan Sentra has now entered its eighth generation and although it continues to be Nissan’s best-selling nameplate in Canada, it was in great need of an overhaul. The previous version was still a very good value and got the job done, but there was little to wow you away from some of its very impressive competition. This has all changed now as the Sentra now boasts a much sportier, more upscale look with a completely updated interior that is well laid out, functional and nice to look at.

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Road Test: 2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR remains unchanged after being introduced for 2019 except for Apple Car Play and Android Auto now coming as standard.

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Road Test: 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

The Toyota Corolla is all-new for 2020 and has been completely redesigned both inside and out. It now looks and feels larger and has received updated styling that propels it to the top of its class. 

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Road Test: 2020 Ford Escape Titanium

The Ford Escape is brand new for 2020 and is now slightly longer, wider and lower than its predecessor as it enters its fourth generation. As before, the Escape is available in a wide variety of trims starting with the S and all the way up to the top-of-the-line Titanium model we had as a tester. A Hybrid version now rejoins the fold after a brief hiatus and Ford says a plug-in hybrid model is set to debut in the Spring.  

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Road Test: 2020 Mazda CX-30 GT

The Mazda CX-30 subcompact CUV is all-new for 2020 and slots in between the popular Mazda3 and CX-3 in Mazda’s lineup which has grown significantly in the recent years. In what is essentially a slightly higher Mazda3, the CX-30 does provide a more rugged feel and although appears bigger it boasts roughly the same rear cargo and rear seat space as a 3 hatchback.

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Road Test: 2020 Lexus RC350

The Lexus RC350 truly luxurious in every sense of the word. It has an amazing exterior design, a high-tech interior and a surprisingly smooth and effortless ride aided by all of the latest and greatest safety and driver assist technologies.

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Road Test: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC

While A Class represents their entry point into the Luxury vehicle market, this A220 came equipped with every upgrade package Mercedes could throw at it. And that’s just fine by me.