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2017 Lexus IS: putting the 'sport' in 'sport sedan'

The 2017 IS gets a handful of mid-cycle changes, adding more features and improving driving fun but missing some basic luxuries

2017 Honda CR-V: More of everything, including economy

This next-gen SUV is practical, efficient, and easy to live with—just don’t count on it for driving fun

2017 smart fortwo Electric Drive: hope for a better world

This electric smart is zero-emissions green, fun to drive, and makes no cargo compromises—but is its range a deal-breaker?

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: the minivan is reborn electric

The outdated Canadian minivan segment gets a shot of new life in the hybrid Pacifica, which makes few compromises and provides decent value versus its gas sibling

2017 Buick Envision: Because everyone needs a crossover or three

The Chinese-born Envision is coming to Canada to fill the gap in Buick’s crossover lineup—but does it have the luxury appointments to compete against the German Three?

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: desert-race-born, Ontario-mud-happy

The TRD Pro version of the Tacoma looks tougher than its on-road sibling—but does it have the off-road chops to match its appearance?

2017 Lincoln Continental: It’s back, and more luxurious than ever

In base and mid-level trims, the reborn Continental luxury sedan offers a premium feel at a great price, while the top-spec almost overdoes it

2017 Honda Civic hatchback: Back that hatch up

Yes, the beloved Civic hatchback has returned to Canada. But don’t rush out and buy one out of nostalgia—it’s not exactly like it was

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch: adding some curve appeal

Chevy wants into the compact hatch market, but its Cruze hatch’s options packages might push its price a little out of range for some

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: military equipment in Skittles colours

Decades on, the good ol’ G-Class still feels like its military-grade ancestor—just with leather and louder paint

2017 Infiniti Q60: It’s a looker

The new Q60 looks good and has a well-kitted interior—but how does its fly-by-wire steering system make it feel to drive?

2017 Nissan Rogue: making a good thing better

Nissan’s best-selling model gets updated looks and new features—but we won’t be getting the hybrid version the U.S. does

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon: the wagon to rival luxo-SUVs

This new Benz wagon due out next year ain’t be cheap, but it’ll give most premium crossovers a run for their money

2018 Audi TT RS: The tire-murdering no-drama five-cylinder turbo

In a nod to its rally heritage, Audi’s fitted the latest TT RS with a five-cylinder turbo—difference is, this one behaves itself

2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack: wagon lovers rejoice

The new Sportwagen Alltrack offers comfort, capability and it can perform—but can it face up to the competition?

2017 Porsche Panamera: the once-ugly duckling gets a new look

Gone is the first-gen Panamera’s bulbous butt, in is a new fastback with just as much space—and the nicest interior in the segment

2017 Kia Cadenza: The upmarket value sedan catches up to its rivals

The redesigned Cadenza has a luxurious cabin, much-improved handling, and should be a great value, long as you don’t mind its old, thirsty engine

2017 Lotus Evora 400: A supercar for the road and track

The new Evora 400 is an evolution of Lotus’ old Evora, and every change made has just made it that much better a too-streetable track toy

2017 Nissan Titan: An all-new, more competitive pickup

The first-gen Nissan Titan’s been on the market 13 years, but has now finally been replaced by this all-new half-ton—how does it measure up?

2017 Aston Martin DB11: Standing on the shoulders of giants

In the past, the company’s made cars so gorgeous you forgot their flaws, but is it possible they’ve just fixed the flaws this time around?

2017 Buick LaCrosse: the whisper-quiet cruiser with a Sport button

So quiet you won’t know it’s running, so smooth you almost can’t feel the road—too bad about the engine and transmission

2017 Ford Super Duty: Taking the hassle out of hauling

An all-new frame and a new half-ton-sourced cab means incredible payload numbers and safety and convenience features like never before

2017 Nissan Armada: The go-anywhere luxury SUV, refreshed

The new Armada marks a huge improvement over its predecessor, with top tech, off-road capability—but also a pretty thirsty V8

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso: the practical Ferrari, take two

The GTC4 takes the shooting-brake FF and makes it even more powerful and practical, with a V12 that may be Ferrari’s last non-hybrid

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith: Don’t ask about the price

Surprisingly quick but a heavy drinker, the new Wraith doesn’t offer a lot of value—besides its maximum “look at me” value, perhaps

2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR: Even more impressive

Jaguar now offers a V6 F-Type, a V8-driven R and this 575-hp SVR model—but is there value in this 323-km/h range-topper?

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