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Volkswagen is one of the largest automotive groups in the world, which means the manufacturer simply cannot afford any mistakes when it comes to electric vehicles, as all eyes are on them. Fortunately, the brand has had a major success with the ID.4, which has been very successful since its market debut.   There aren't many new features for the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4, but that's perfectly fine as the model is still very modern and popular in ...
To be honest with you, I raised an eyebrow when I first saw the Mustang Mach-E. I’m a big fan of the Mustang car, and let me tell you, the use of the name and design did not make me happy. However, over time, I’ve warmed up to the model, and I must say that I really like the Mach-E SUV today. I understand what Ford aimed to do here, and I’m certain this decision will be one of the brand’s best for this period.   Electric ...
There was a time when midsize sedans were among the hottest segments in the industry. Today, things are quite different, but some manufacturers still believe there's a place in the market for this type of car, as Nissan does. In fact, the Altima has experienced a certain resurgence in popularity in recent years, which is why I decided to give it a try.   The Nissan Altima has been around for quite some time now. In fact, it hit the market in ...
Among all the subcompact SUVs currently available on the market, the Crosstrek is undoubtedly the most enjoyable. Let's say the model has strong arguments in its favor such as its legendary all-wheel-drive system or its off-road driving capabilities. It's also one of the most spacious vehicles in its category.   The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek comes in the form of a new generation that is more elevated and refined than the previous one. The manufacturer ...
Reliability is one thing when it comes to new vehicles, but it's another when dealing with a vehicle that has already covered a good distance. I know, it may seem pointless to consider a car that already has 300,000 kilometers on the odometer. However, there are exceptions, vehicles that, even with such high mileage, start every morning and cost almost nothing to maintain. In fact, one realizes that the idea isn't as bad as it seems when you start ...
 There are vehicles so rare that one wonders if they truly exist. Such is the case with the Jaguar I-Pace. However, I assure you, the model is indeed real, and I've come across a few on the road over the years despite its very limited production.   You may not know this, but Jaguar is heavily involved in motorsports, with its own team in Formula E (electric). Therefore, it's no coincidence that its first electric vehicle, the I-Pace, was ...
While the automotive industry currently focuses on sport utility vehicles, some cars still manage to shine and sell like hotcakes. This is especially true for the Audi A5, which is more popular than ever. The German manufacturer seems to have found a comfortable niche for its compact car, which has been enjoying significant success for several years. It must be said that the A5 offers a vast and balanced range while remaining relatively accessible ...
Those who know me well know that I have a deep love for anything that burns gasoline. That being said, I am also someone who is curious and enjoys discovering new things. That's why I decided to test drive the Hyundai Ioniq 6.   The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a bold car and it has caused quite a stir since its launch. It is the second model to join the Ioniq family after the Ioniq 5, a model which, by the way, is vastly different aesthetically. In ...
Honda is one of those rare brands that doesn't need to dazzle you with unnecessary gadgets or outdated options to attract you to its vehicles. The Pilot is a competent SUV capable of meeting the needs of the majority of people. It's also a reliable and durable model. In short, there's not much to fault it for, and that's why it's so popular.   The Honda Pilot doesn't change much for 2025, which is entirely normal since the new generation arrived ...
I don't know the secret of Caramilk, but I do know the secret of the MX-5. What makes this car so enjoyable to drive and pleasant in everyday life is its balance. Unlike most manufacturers who focus solely on horsepower, Mazda has always prioritized the power-to-weight ratio. The MX-5 is a lightweight car and therefore doesn't need 300 or 400 horsepower to offer a memorable driving experience. Its 181 horsepower are more than sufficient. Being a very ...
I believe one cannot truly appreciate the experience of a convertible until they've owned one, and I speak from experience here. I don't know if it's age making me wiser, but it seems that now that I've joined the ranks of convertible car owners, I'm not necessarily interested in speed or noise anymore. I simply enjoy the feeling of freedom that a convertible car provides.   Anyway, I'm sure many of you feel the same way, but as you probably ...
The Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup has undergone significant evolution in recent years, and it is now more comprehensive than ever. The GLA and GLB are generally considered entry-level vehicles, accompanied by certain restrictions. However, things are markedly different when it comes to the GLC, which has practically no limits. In my opinion, it's with the GLC that one can truly experience the full extent of Mercedes-Benz, with a range of options and features ...
In the realm of automobiles, it all comes down to needs and budget. Of course, there are myriad factors in between, but ultimately, it boils down to a vehicle's ability to address all the situations it's subjected to and its price. You'll find plenty of vehicles offering great capabilities at exorbitant prices and more affordable ones with limited abilities. However, what about when you need a vehicle that can meet all your needs? Well, that's where ...
There are two types of buyers at Porsche, those with limitless passion for the 911 and those with limitless passion for the 718. Ironically, few are the people who love both. In most cases, those in one camp denigrate the other. This is proof that Porsche has done well because the competition between two of its cars is so fierce that buyers don't turn to other brands.   911 enthusiasts will never tell you, but it's the 718 that saved Porsche ...
It can be said that Hyundai has hit a home run with the Kona, which quickly became one of the most popular models in its category after its arrival on the market in 2017. With its friendly appearance, practical size, and dynamic driving, the small SUV from the Korean manufacturer has everything going for it.   While the Kona isn't the cheapest vehicle in the Hyundai lineup, it's undoubtedly the one that offers the best value for money in the ...
If you've recently shopped for a new vehicle, you've probably noticed that prices have increased significantly since the Covid-19 crisis. This trend has been exacerbated by the removal of many affordable models and entry-level versions from the market. As a result, the average price for a new vehicle has climbed to nearly $69,000.   However, rest assured that there are still affordable models available in the new vehicle market. And don't think ...
When one thinks of North America and the automotive industry, the first image that comes to mind is that of a large luxury SUV, namely the Cadillac Escalade. It's a model that epitomizes the American dream in its purest form, which is why the model remains so popular today.   Cadillac hasn't made major improvements to its SUV for 2024, and that's perfectly fine since the model still stands as one of the most competitive in the market. I wouldn't ...
I'm often asked which model I would choose if I had to drive only one car for the rest of my days. It would undoubtedly be the Subaru Outback. Firstly, I am a big fan of family cars, and they are too rare in the market. However, what sets the Subaru Outback apart is its incredible off-road capabilities. It can outshine the majority of SUVs and even several ATVs. It's a pleasant car to drive, and it doesn't lack anything in terms of comfort and amenities. ...
I hope I'm not telling you anything new by saying that affordable small cars are becoming increasingly rare. Certainly, there are still a few models available on the market, but the majority of entry-level versions have been phased out to emphasize the more expensive and profitable versions, to put it frankly.   As an automotive journalist, I am limited in the number of vehicles I can test in a single year. Sure, I could drive several different ...
The automotive industry is becoming increasingly competitive. If you listen to what experts and trends say, you constantly need to innovate and offer electrified vehicles to succeed. So why does a vehicle like the Dodge Durango, which hasn't changed in nearly 15 years and offers some of the thirstiest engines in its class, enjoy so much success? In fact, it's quite amusing since the Durango has long been a model in decline, but it has experienced ...
The era of cars may be over as sport utility vehicles are all the rage today. Nevertheless, there are certain sedans that have survived this transition and continue to be very popular. This is the case with the Hyundai Elantra, a bold and highly competitive model. It must be said that the Korean manufacturer has gone all out in terms of both design and mechanics. Ultimately, the Elantra is also one of the most advanced cars in terms of technology ...
There was a time when sportiness was a concept associated only with aggressive-looking two-door cars. Some manufacturers began offering more mechanically daring sedans, and the same happened with family cars. Today's market revolves mainly around SUVs, and some manufacturers have seized the opportunity to develop spicier versions of their sports utilities.   To be honest with you, one must be careful when looking at performance SUVs. In most ...
The Chevrolet Traverse is one of those vehicles that rarely get talked about, if at all. It doesn't veer into extremes, and it's not a model that sparks controversy. Instead, it gathers an impressive set of qualities and offers versatile capabilities. It's spacious, capable of towing, and its off-road driving skills are remarkable. It's the kind of SUV that can meet everyone's needs, and that's why it's appreciated so much.   The model gets ...
This week I had the opportunity to test drive the brand new Mitsubishi Outlander. The model is based on the same platform as the Nissan Rogue, which means it's far from a traditional Mitsubishi product. There are many similarities between the two models, especially in terms of cabin design. The Outlander and the Rogue also share the same base engine. However, only the Outlander is available in PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) version, and that's ...
Nearly 20 years ago, during the financial crisis, gasoline prices hit rock bottom, and the market was flooded with affordable small cars. Needless to say, things have changed a lot since then. Today, small cars are becoming extinct. In fact, it's quite easy to count them, as there are only two models left in the segment, and the Nissan Versa is one of them. The first question one might ask is why the Versa has remained while the majority ...
There's one thing that most people don't consider in their choice of vehicle, and that's the origin of their vehicle. We tend to believe that Asian vehicles are more reliable, European vehicles are more luxurious, and American vehicles are more comfortable, which isn't entirely false, but there's much more to it than that. What I love about the Volvo XC60 is that it's manufactured by a Nordic company with a climate similar to ours. Let me tell you, ...
Mazda is an automaker that has its own way of doing things and doesn't aim to outperform its competitors. The brand has been successful thanks to its optimized products, quality finishing, and the performance of its engines. In fact, if Mazda vehicles weren't so affordable, one could believe the brand is part of the luxury and prestige car manufacturers. The most ironic thing about all this is that Mazda doesn't have a luxury division like most of ...
The Volkswagen Group comprises several brands, including Porsche, Lamborghini, and Audi. As such, certain Volkswagen models benefit from the expertise and technologies developed to meet much higher standards than those found in most mainstream vehicles. Thus, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport enjoys a significant advantage over its rivals, something that is evident and tangible.   For 2024, Volkswagen has made several small improvements to the ...
Luxury and prestige are often synonymous with abundance and exaggeration. Of course, major brands have had to expand their range and offer more affordable models to survive. Nevertheless, when you have the means and want to indulge, there's no room for compromises. This is where the category of luxury full-size SUVs becomes interesting.   However, it's important not to confuse luxury full-size SUVs with performance SUVs like the Lamborghini ...
There was a time when Audi wasn't even considered a luxury brand. Over time, the manufacturer has built a solid reputation. I still remember the first A3. It was an affordable car, yes, but it was far from a prestigious model. However, things are very different today, which is why I'm talking to you about the 2024 A3. In my opinion, it's one of the luxury cars that gives you the most value for your money right now.   Audi has made some adjustments ...
There are vehicles we buy to meet our needs and others for sheer indulgence. Ironically, the Porsche Cayenne is capable of fulfilling both, which is what makes it such a popular vehicle. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's the ultimate luxury SUV, but it's pretty close. It has proven itself in terms of durability and reliability. It's a highly competent model, and its performance is breathtaking.   The Cayenne receives some aesthetic improvements ...
Choosing a new vehicle is more challenging than ever, especially in the SUV market. There are dozens of subcategories, many claiming to offer increased off-road features when, in reality, they only offer rugged aesthetics. However, this is not the case with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which offers genuine off-road driving capabilities. Furthermore, it is one of the most luxurious and comfortable vehicles in its segment.   Jeep hasn't added much ...
The automotive industry today is broader and more diversified than ever before. There are models that are very popular and others that only sell a few dozen units, all under the same brand. This is notably the case with the Toyota Sequoia, a vehicle that one rarely sees, and that is probably the case for you too. It must be said that the model's sales barely exceed 100 units for the entire Canada each year. So, why does Toyota persist in offering ...
The Rogue has been the best-selling model in the entire Nissan lineup for many years. In fact, there are numerous markets where this Japanese SUV dominates sales. Even though this isn't the case in Canada, the Rogue remains a very popular and compelling model. Nissan's strategy relies on a simple lineup and choice of engines. It's a model that doesn't have much to reproach itself for and has everything to appeal to buyers.   For 2024, the Rogue ...
While current market trends are leading buyers towards SUVs and trucks for mainstream vehicles, the situation is slightly different in the luxury vehicle segment. Here, compact sedans are more popular than ever. It must be said that they have everything to please, starting with their great elegance, advanced technologies, and generally breathtaking performance. What's most impressive is that the majority of these luxury compact sedans are barely more ...
There's a term that's overused in the SUV world, and that's the one attached to the last letter (Sport). Too many models claim to offer some form of sportiness when that's not the case. However, it's quite the opposite for the Audi Q8, which takes it all very seriously. The German manufacturer's SUV is highly performant. In fact, it outperforms many sports cars on the track, which is quite impressive to witness, I must admit.   Audi hasn't ...
Toyota enjoys one of the most award-winning reputations in the market, thanks to vehicles like the Corolla, Camry, and Rav4, which demonstrate increased reliability year after year. In short, all of this goes to show that the brand has built a solid reputation over the years. However, don't think for a moment that I attribute the immense popularity solely to the brand's success. The Japanese manufacturer's SUV offers compelling arguments and is a ...
Mazda is in the midst of a transformation phase, with new generation models rolling out one after another. The CX-3 and CX-9 have been successfully replaced by the CX-30 and CX-90. However, it's the CX-50 that has been tasked with the most difficult challenge since the CX-5 remains the most popular model in Mazda's lineup to this day. Thus, the new SUV from the Japanese manufacturer has not yet officially positioned itself within its lineup, but it's ...
The market has evolved significantly over the last decade, and the price of vehicles has increased considerably to the point where some people wonder if they can still afford a new vehicle. Fortunately, there are still affordable options on the market, such as the Mitsubishi RVR. Moreover, don't think you'll have to compromise, as the small SUV from the Japanese manufacturer offers complete standard equipment and lacks nothing.   Apart from ...
While the majority of automakers have chosen to focus on trucks and SUVs, some still believe that there is a place for cars in the market, which is why we present to you today a Top 10 on the subject.   Unlike compact and subcompact cars, midsize cars can afford some artifices. These are models that manufacturers generally use to test new technologies or to present new concepts. Sometimes, it's a total failure, but sometimes the result is rather ...
The Kia Sportage is one of the oldest vehicles from the brand still on the market. Quietly, the Korean manufacturer's SUV landed on the market in 1994. Today, five generations later, the model continues to please and meet the needs of many buyers. It must be said that the Sportage has strong arguments in its favor, starting with its excellent assembly quality and advanced technologies. Let's just say it's a vehicle that few people regret choosing.   For ...
Hyundai is a manufacturer that never ceases to surprise us. Every time we think we've seen it all, the automaker introduces something new that can leave us speechless. The first generation of the Hyundai Kona was a complete, convincing product and a success across the board. In short, it was challenging to imagine how the Korean manufacturer could do better. Well, let me tell you that Hyundai has brilliantly demonstrated its expertise because the ...
Quietly making its mark, the Ford Escape stands as the second most popular vehicle in the Ford lineup, and that's something worth highlighting. It's a vehicle I particularly love for several reasons. The American manufacturer's SUV offers a vast and diverse range, an enticing price range, and is certainly one of the most comfortable and convenient vehicles in its category. Not to mention, it is quite advanced in terms of technology. Ironically, I ...
There are vehicles whose existence boils down to pleasing or fulfilling desires. This is notably the case with the BMW X6. It is based on the same platform as the BMW X5, except that the latter offers more diversity in its range and a more generous cargo space. So, why do so many people still choose the X6 today? That's a rather difficult question to answer, but it proves that one does not necessarily choose a vehicle purely based on logic or because ...
There are battles in the automotive industry that are fiercer than others, and the compact SUV category for the general public is undoubtedly one of the most important. It's a niche where you find the most popular models from various manufacturers. The format, price range, level of technology—compact SUVs offer a combination of elements that appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.   With such intense competition, one might imagine ...
Italy is a country where tradition and evolution coexist in perfect harmony. Classics are as cherished as technologically advanced cars. This is precisely what Maserati offers with the MC20. Unlike other models from the brand that strike a perfect balance between luxury and sportiness, the MC20 is a radical car with pure performance. With its rear mid-engine, aggressive lines, and butterfly doors, the Maserati MC20 is a legitimate exotic car.   The ...
There are different categories of luxury cars, and Acura has long played the simplicity card with a decent but unremarkable luxury sedan. However, in recent years, the brand has shifted its priorities towards sportiness. The TLX has transformed from an ordinary sedan to a high-performance luxury car capable of competing with some of the biggest names in the industry. In short, the only thing it lacks now is a less anonymous name. As we have seen, ...
I am often asked which vehicle I recommend for small families who love adventure and prioritize safety. In this particular case, I always have the same name in mind, and that is the Subaru Forester. Year after year, it is a vehicle that never ceases to surprise me. It is spacious, comfortable, and boasts a plethora of advanced technologies. However, where the Forester clearly stands out from the competition is in terms of traction. Its all-wheel-drive ...
Being popular in a booming category is one thing, but it's another challenge when it comes to a category in decline. So, imagine how difficult it becomes to stand out for a car that isn't even among the leaders in its category. That's the situation the Kia Forte 2024 must contend with. Fortunately, the Korean manufacturer's compact sedan has strong arguments in its favor. It is a balanced and modern car, and it is also among the most affordable models ...
January is particularly important in the automotive industry for two reasons. Firstly, it's the month when data from the previous year's sales is compiled. Secondly, it marks the beginning of major global auto shows.   While some manufacturers keep their cards close to the chest, the majority announce at least which models will be unveiled in the coming year. Several models presented in 2023 are set to hit the market in 2024, and these are ...