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Road Test: 2019 Toyota 86

The Toyota 86 fills a market that few other vehicles available today can as a relatively inexpensive, 2+2 seater, rear-wheel drive sports car that is as fun to customize as it is to drive. A well-balanced chassis, somewhat peppy engine and a simple design add to the fun and have allowed the 86 to achieve great success since debuting as the Scion FR-S back in 2012.

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Road Test: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Trail AWD

The Toyota RAV4 is completely brand new for 2019 and is the first RAV4 to benefit from Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform. The new model features an all-new design both inside and out and a new powertrain that delivers more power and better fuel economy. Many of the same models return from the previous generation including the slightly off-road oriented Trail model which is featured here.

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Road Test: 2019 Honda Passport Touring

This mid-sized cross-over fits nicely between Honda’s CR-V and Pilot offerings while sharing both their Pilot and Ridgeline’s same wheelbase. The Passport is 6 inches shorter than its larger 3 row Pilot sibling, and is really designed for those folks that don’t need to be hauling the entire kids team with them when they head up-country to test the vehicles light Off-Road capability. The exterior has a sturdy almost rugged looking appeal that presents well as the Off-Road AWD offering that Honda has brought to compete in the segment.

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Road Test: 2019 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Wagon

It’s not often that we here in Canada get a vehicle that isn’t also going to be sold in the United States, but luckily for us the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Wagon is the most recent example. The car shares most if not all of its main mechanical components with the C 43 Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet but also adds in the distinct wagon appearance that seems to be going the way of the dodo bird.

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Road Test: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV receives a slight update to the front and rear fascia, a new seat design and material, new LED headlamps and new 18-in. alloy wheels.

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Road Test: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Cadillac is one of the last luxury automotive manufacturers to venture into the compact-luxury-crossover segment and will look to make a big splash in hopes of luring potential buyers away from their more established competition. On the exterior appearance side of things, Cadillac have done quite well and produced a nice, contemporary looking crossover that bears Cadillac’s current design theme with bold lines and an all-around nice look. Having always been a fan of Cadillac’s interior designs, the XT4 has got that right as well with simple interior that looks to be made of upscale materials and a sense of functionality that can sometimes be lost with all of the technology and features available today.

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First Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer

Story and photos by Dan Heyman 2020 marks the debut of a new platform for the Explorer, one that gets its start as a RWD platform as opposed to an

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Porsche Unveils the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder

Porsche has recently unveiled two new vehicles that will be the most powerful variants of the 718 line-up thus far with the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. Both

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Road Test: 2019 Honda Civic Coupe Sport

Not much changes for the Civic in 2019 other than a restyled front bumper and the addition of an optional infotainment interface with a volume knob and actual buttons, something I am a big fan of.

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All-New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Unveiled with 480 lb.-ft. of Torque

The 2020 Ram 1500 is set to become Canada’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with the introduction of the third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine option. The redone engine will product