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Mid-Size Resurrection: 2019 Ford Ranger

For 28 years, the Ford Ranger was a key player in the mid-size pickup truck market. Its size and price were an attractive alternative to the full-size trucks available in the decades from 1983 to 2011 – and, as it got older, its steadily dropping cost kept driving sales.

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Modern Day Muscle: Camaro ZL1

“What’s old is new again.” Nowhere is that saying more appropriate in an automotive context than in the modern-day muscle car wars, where many of the models and even colours of the iconic cars of exactly 50 years ago are being used to market today’s high-tech supercars.

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Road Test: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

The Jeep Wrangler JL was introduced as a brand new model for 2018 after undergoing a complete redesign after a decade of the JK model. Not much has changed as we go into 2019 save for the addition of adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.

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Road Test: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

The CX-5 introduces a new Signature trim level for 2019 which features a new 7.0-in. TFT digital gauge display, new 19-in. alloy wheels and a plethora of other new features both inside and out. A new SKYACTIV-G 2.5L turbocharged engine is available (standard with Signature trim) and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment technologies is now standard on all trim levels.

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Road Test: 2019 Acura MDX Tech

The 9-speed transmission receives new calibrations and programming for 2019 while a engine idle-stop system has also been added. Higher up models now feature continuously variable suspension dampers and a new, sporty A-Spec variant has been added.

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Road Test: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

The 2019 Silverado has been completely redesigned from the ground up and now offers eight trim levels along with six different engine and transmission combinations including a new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The truck is larger than its predecessor in every dimension despite being 450 lbs. (204 kg) lighter thanks to advanced manufacturing.

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Road Test: 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited

The Toyota Highlander is a fairly versatille vehicle as it is able to haul people and cargo in comfort, at an affordable price in a durable package. The Highlander has been around since 2001 and saw its most recent overhaul back in 2014 which provided us with a good looking, practical and safe SUV which will continue to show strongly in the mid-size class.

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Road Test: 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel

Remember all the “military-grade aluminum” advertisements flooding various forms of media when the 13th generation Ford F-150 initially launched? That was only four years ago, and now Canada’s favourite truck is making the news again by introducing the long awaited diesel variant.

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Road Test: 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is perhaps the most distinctive model in the redesigned pickup’s lineup, boldly featuring a large vented hood, blacked-out fender-flares and an overall off-road-oriented appearance that really helps it stand out from the rest of its Ram brethren.

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More of Everything: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer, additional photos courtesy of Chevrolet Canada Trucks, currently, have never been more important to a manufacturer’s bottom line. Not only because they are