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2017 Kia Niro review: A hybrid that requires fewer compromises

17 Nov 2017

Capitalizing on the crossover craze right now, Kia decided to combine two elements with niche appeal -- hybrid technology and crossover design -– in one package to appease the masses, ...

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS first drive: Purposeful perfection

16 Nov 2017

The 911 GT2 RS is too loud. At highway speeds, wind noise is quickly overwhelmed by burdensome tire whine, which itself is only outdone by the droning exhaust note. This is a cacophonous car...

2017 BMW M240i review: One of the best cars you can buy today

16 Nov 2017

This is the BMW that BMW should be building. While not as radical as the M3/M4, or even the M2, the M240i is sporty and spry enough to keep me happy. If this had the M-Sport seats up front ...

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Long-Term Update 1: Baseline Testing

16 Nov 2017

One of the first things we do with any MT Garage newcomer is run it through our standard battery of instrumented tests in order to both establish a baseline and confirm that it is delivering...

2018 Ford Mustang first drive: The most Mustang you can buy that's not a Shelby

15 Nov 2017

When was the last time you heard of a car company making improvements to both manual transmissions and V8 engines? It’s probably been a while. Not long ago, performance machines were ...

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: Jeremy Clarkson Had a Point!

14 Nov 2017

Its visibility as an automotive brand is rather discreet on Canadian roads, to be sure, and that is unlikely to change in the near-future. But while Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has yet to ...

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid first drive: Still in search of its mission

14 Nov 2017

Sedan sales are down across the board, almost nine percent last year and almost 11 percent so far this year. The reason – duh - is that everyone is going nuts for crossover utility ...

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic First Test: Fun, But Far From Perfect

14 Nov 2017

Let’s face it: Subcompact crossovers aren’t known for their blistering acceleration or high-grade interiors. In fact, some can be quite slow and quite Spartan. From the Toyota C-HR we’...

2017 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Long-Term Update 1: Road Trip to Monterey

14 Nov 2017

One week each summer, the sleepy, affluent California communities of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea get inundated with the smells and sounds of vintage cars in what is one of the most ...

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD Review

13 Nov 2017

Wagons are a hard sell in the United States because of the lingering images of those huge, boxy ones from the 60s with their rear seats facing backwards. We aren’t sure why American ...

2018 Acura RLX Hybrid First Drive Review: Beakless and Better for It

13 Nov 2017

Four years ago, Acura introduced the 2014 RLX as a completely redesigned flagship luxury sedan. It was longer and wider than the RL it replaced, giving potential buyers more of a reason to ...

2018 Toyota Camry First Test Review: Big Improvement but is it Enough?

13 Nov 2017

The Toyota Camry is still the one to beat in the midsize car segment. Sales through October of this year already total 308,759. The only other sedan close to that level is the Honda Accord ...

2017 Kia Niro review: A hybrid that requires fewer compromises

17 Nov 2017

Capitalizing on the crossover craze right now, Kia decided to combine two elements with niche appeal -- hybrid technology and crossover design -– in one package to appease the masses, which is where the new Niro comes in.Kia claims the Niro is a utility ...

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS first drive: Purposeful perfection

16 Nov 2017

The 911 GT2 RS is too loud. At highway speeds, wind noise is quickly overwhelmed by burdensome tire whine, which itself is only outdone by the droning exhaust note. This is a cacophonous car, and if you have a long enough commute, your ears might ring. But ...

2017 BMW M240i review: One of the best cars you can buy today

16 Nov 2017

This is the BMW that BMW should be building. While not as radical as the M3/M4, or even the M2, the M240i is sporty and spry enough to keep me happy. If this had the M-Sport seats up front and didn’t have the automatic, then I’d say this is a better ...

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Long-Term Update 1: Baseline Testing

16 Nov 2017

One of the first things we do with any MT Garage newcomer is run it through our standard battery of instrumented tests in order to both establish a baseline and confirm that it is delivering on its manufacturer’s claims.Our F-Pace hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds ...

2018 Ford Mustang first drive: The most Mustang you can buy that's not a Shelby

15 Nov 2017

When was the last time you heard of a car company making improvements to both manual transmissions and V8 engines? It’s probably been a while. Not long ago, performance machines were commonly equipped this way. But today, as car buffs know, V8s and manuals ...

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: Jeremy Clarkson Had a Point!

14 Nov 2017

Its visibility as an automotive brand is rather discreet on Canadian roads, to be sure, and that is unlikely to change in the near-future. But while Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has yet to implant itself firmly in North American soil, the arrival of the ...

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid first drive: Still in search of its mission

14 Nov 2017

Sedan sales are down across the board, almost nine percent last year and almost 11 percent so far this year. The reason – duh - is that everyone is going nuts for crossover utility vehicles. CUV sales are up, up, up. Everyone loves CUVs because they're roomy...

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic First Test: Fun, But Far From Perfect

14 Nov 2017

Let’s face it: Subcompact crossovers aren’t known for their blistering acceleration or high-grade interiors. In fact, some can be quite slow and quite Spartan. From the Toyota C-HR we’ve clocked hitting 60 mph in 10.8 seconds to the well-worn cabin of ...

2017 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Long-Term Update 1: Road Trip to Monterey

14 Nov 2017

One week each summer, the sleepy, affluent California communities of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea get inundated with the smells and sounds of vintage cars in what is one of the most spectacular automotive events in the world. Every hotel in town is booked ...

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD Review

13 Nov 2017

Wagons are a hard sell in the United States because of the lingering images of those huge, boxy ones from the 60s with their rear seats facing backwards. We aren’t sure why American automakers ever thought that was a good idea. Volvo has introduced a new V90...

2018 Acura RLX Hybrid First Drive Review: Beakless and Better for It

13 Nov 2017

Four years ago, Acura introduced the 2014 RLX as a completely redesigned flagship luxury sedan. It was longer and wider than the RL it replaced, giving potential buyers more of a reason to choose the RLX over the smaller TLX. Acura even offered an all-wheel-...

2018 Toyota Camry First Test Review: Big Improvement but is it Enough?

13 Nov 2017

The Toyota Camry is still the one to beat in the midsize car segment. Sales through October of this year already total 308,759. The only other sedan close to that level is the Honda Accord at 277,542 for the first 10 months.So with everyone in the field ...