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Road Test: 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45

New for 2020: The AMG CLA 45 is part of the Mercedes CLA-Class that was completely redesigned for 2020. The entire lineup now features a new, more aggressive look, more

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Road Test: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Mercedes has introduced a new generation of GLA with this new 2021 model. For starters, the entire exterior has been redesigned. It’s taller, wider, and sits on a slightly larger wheel base this year. Correspondingly, the interior has also added some much improved spacing. HP power gains 13 horses as well. There are also now options on options way too numerous to mention here, but worth a checking out what you might want to, well, put a check mark next to the most wished for.

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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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Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 (2020)

Mercedes has bumped up the power in this year’s model to a respectable 385 hp and 384 lb-ft torque that serve’s it very well. They have also brought in an updated design language when it comes to both bumpers, as well as headlight and taillights, which look sleeker all round. Speaking of round, the dual exhaust tips dress up the rear end nicely, as does the new ‘panamericana’ grill up front. Overall the new exterior design is really quite stylish. The MBUX infotainment system also finds its way into this year’s updates with all of the accompanying toys that it offers.

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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 Mercedes-Benz E 450

Story by Jordan Allan, photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Specifications:  Price: $72,300 Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 Trans: 9G-Tronic Automatic Power: 362 hp@ 5,500 rpm Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm Curb

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Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC SUV (2020)

Price:  $72,800 (MSRP) Price as tested: $107,840 Engine: 48 Volt – 3.0-liter turbo and e-supercharged DOHC 24-valve I-6 plus (21-hp/184-lb-ft electric motor), Trans:  9G-TRONIC (automatic) Power:  362 hp @ 5500

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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.