For the last 20 years, the Cadillac Escalade has single-handedly helped shift how people thought of the brand. It brought new buyers to the dealerships and continues to be the most popular in the lineup. Let's see how in 2022, Cadillac has designed the Escalade to remain the gold standard in the full-size SUV segment. Our test model had an MSRP of $128,033 and was built at the Arlington, TX, plant. One of the hallmarks of the Escalade is its commanding stance, both inside and
Following the great feedback we got from an earlier post about two variants of the same model, we wanted to repeat the exercise. This time, we will discuss the 2022 Subaru Forester, especially the new Wilderness trim and Premier. Both models are assembled at the Ōta plant in Japan and have an MSRP of $38,995 and $40,595, respectively. Subaru debuted the new generation of the Forester for the 2019 model year. For the 2022 model, they facelifted the model to keep it as fresh as
Infiniti pioneered in the early 2000s the then-new segment of coupe SUVs with the launch of the FX in 2003. They've tried to bring back the passion and excitement in a modern shape with the QX55. We'll take a deeper look in a second; for now, our test vehicle is manufactured at the Aguascalientes, Mexico, plant and has an MSRP of $64,905. First impressions are essential to make an impact on someone; the design of the Infiniti QX55 is distinctive and sporty. The grille is bold
Toyota has offered a seven-seater SUV for more than two decades in the form of the Toyota Highlander. It's been an enormous success! People don't know that it was also the first one to be offered with a hybrid powertrain 16 years ago! With all that experience, the Japanese automaker has refined its product in 2019, and nowadays, the Highlander is in its fourth generation and facing fierce competition. Our test model had an MSRP of $57,250. It's manufactured at the Princeton,
Let's be honest; minivans in the past 15 years haven't been the sexier option. It's been all about SUVs and crossovers; this trend has also affected the sales of sedans and station wagons. When KIA announced the Carnival in February, we were pretty excited to see it in the flesh (lien sur Facebook). We had it for a couple of days, and we are not disappointed! This Kia is manufactured in South Korea at the Gwangmyeong plant and has an MSRP of $48,595. The Kia Carnival was the
When people are looking for luxury midsize SUVs, three German automakers usually come to mind. In this piece, we are heading west of Germany, across the Channel into England. Today, we are focusing on the Jaguar F-Pace, still built by English workers at the Solihull plant and our test vehicle had an MSRP of $72,070. We find the F-Pace to be a handsome vehicle. The front grille is aggressive, with a touch of restraint. The cat is placed prominently in the center; it's difficul
Since the end of the 90s, the Navigator has been the face of American luxury automaker Lincoln. Nowadays, it seems like a no-brainer to haul 7 adults in the utmost comfort, but it wasn't the norm back in 1997 when Lincoln launched the Navigator, and gladly for its parent company Ford, this full-size SUV has been a hit since day one. In 2021, Lincoln's competition has never been fiercer; there are many competitors in this segment, such as the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and Cad
The 2022 Honda Civic touring is a new chapter for the most popular sedan in Canada. Both the interior and exterior received a very welcome new design to remain relevant in this day and age, where sedans are dying off. Exterior I felt like the redesign from Honda was meant for drivers like me. The older model had deep curves and a very sporty finish, while the new Civic stands a lot closer to the Honda Accord. As soon as you see the 2022 version of the Civic, you feel like it'
This week we are reviewing the Land Rover Defender 90 P400 X-Dynamic S. Our vehicle was assembled at the Nitra plant in Slovakia and has an MSRP of $89,140.00 CAD. Fun Factor: 9 Can it Family: 7 Fuel-Friendly: 3 HWY-warrior: 7 Karaoke Friendly: N/A Baby-friendly: 3 City Cruising: 6 We sometimes get the question of why someone would even buy Land Rovers. And, my first question to them have you driven one? Once you have drive one, even if you have to deal with all the gremlins,
The 2021 Kia Stinger GT Limited is a distinctive car by its look and level of performance in a Korean car; Kia put together a vehicle that is so much fun to drive. Our test vehicle had an MSRP of $50,495; the Stinger is a great value in terms of performance and practicality for families. On the styling part, the Kia Stinger is gorgeous. The low profile bodes well the category and overall attitude of the vehicle. The front grille is massive and aggressive, with huge air intake
This week we are reviewing the Audi A3 Comfort TFSI 45. Our vehicle was assembled at the Ingolstadt plant in Germany and has an MSRP of $39300.00 CAD. Fun Factor: 9 Can it Family: 6 Fuel-Friendly: 7 HWY-warrior: 8 Karaoke-Friendly: 5 Baby-Friendly: 7 City Cruising: 6 After reviewing the VW GTI late last year and finding out the price difference between both models was a mere $350.00 CAD, we could not emphasize enough how much the Audi A3 was a deal. Both are propelled by a 2.
This week we are reviewing the 2019 Honda Passport in the Touring trim. Our vehicle was assembled at the Honda Manufacturing plant in Lincoln, Alabama and has an MSRP of $53347 CAD. Fun Factor: 4 Can it Family: 8 Fuel-Friendly: 6 HWY-warrior: 7 Karaoke Friendly: 6 Baby-friendly: 8 City Cruising: 5 The Honda Passport isn't a new nameplate for Honda; however, it's the first time the Passport is built and engineered by Honda. The first and second-generation from 1993 to 2002 wer
Welcome to this weeks car the Jaguar XE 2.5t AWD in mid trim called “Prestige” this vehicle is imported from the Land Rover factory Solihull in the United Kingdom . With an MSRP of $50822, it is slightly cheaper than last weeks review. Fun Factor: 8 Can it Family: 5 Fuel-Friendly: 7 HWY-warrior: 8 Karaoke Friendly: 5 Baby friendly: 5 City Cruising: 7 This is entry-level Jaguar with its new 2.0L turbo and in-house build Jaguar engine is undoubtedly a pleasure to drive and unex
This week with our first winter review, the Dodge Durango R/T V8 5.7L with an MSRP of $59215. Fun Factor: 6 Can it Family: 7 Fuel-Friendly: 3 HWY-warrior: 6 Karaoke Friendly: 8 Baby friendly: 5 City Cruising: 2 That’s a lot of car for that amount of money especially considering you you're getting a Mercedes-Benz W251 platform based car, it’s an older M-Class and R-Class SUV. Is it fun to drive? The experience isn't perfect the loose steering doesn't always strike confidence w
This weeks review is the Ford EcoSport in Titanium trim with an MSRP of $32989. Our car was assembled in India at the Chennai Ford Plant. Fun Factor: 3 Can it Family: 5 Fuel-Friendly: 5 HWY-warrior: 4 Karaoke Friendly: 5 Baby friendly: 6 City Cruising: 5 This compact SUV from Ford is based on the same platform as the now-defunct Ford Fiesta. The EcoSport we drove was built in India where it is then imported to North America. The AWD option comes only with one engine, a 2.0L n
This weeks review is a beautiful and practical Subaru Crosstrek. Fun Factor: 5 Can it Family: 7 Fuel-Friendly: 9 HWY-warrior: 7 Karaoke Friendly: 6 Baby engagement: 8 The Crosstrek is a love child for North Americans families, it’s versatility of being able to handle anything from dirt roads, snowstorm with their renown AWD system. Being able to haul a family in nearly any scenario makes this 5 door Crosstrek an ideal choice under the compact crossover segment. Why would some