First Drive: 2019 Toyota RAV4

Car Reviews and Previews

“Our RAV4 is the best-selling SUV on the continent. Let’s scrap it and build a completely new one!” – Toyota So, how’s that likely to go? Find out in the first drive impressions of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at

2019 Canadian Car of the Year: Which Small SUV is Best?

Car Reviews and Previews

Believe it or not, 2018 is drawing to a close – where on Earth has this year gone, anyway? – and that means that close to 100 automotive journalists from across Canada are finalizing their selections for the category winners and overall victors of the of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s 2019 Canadian Car of […]

Road Trip: Cheesy Family Fun In and Around Kitchener

Parks Canada Xplorers, Road Trips

Without doubt, autumn is Ontario’s peak road trip season. And as much as seeing the changing leaves is impetus enough, it’s always fun to have a place to head toward. Driving west for about an hour and a half outside Toronto leads you into farming country, where you’ll find a perfect balance of colourful landscapes […]

Discovering BMW’s M Division

Interviews and Features

There’s a bead of sweat on my brow, and it’s not from the 35-degree heat of the Coachella Valley desert. I’m clutching the leather-wrapped steering wheel of a BMW M4 and hurtling along the back straightaway of The Thermal Club’s South Palm Circuit at around 210 kilometres per hour. When going this fast, there’s not a […]

Are Today’s Drivers Incurably Distracted?

Car Safety and How-Tos, Interviews and Features

“It’s actually insane. It’s sociopathic behaviour. I can’t wrap my head around this.” Andrew Younghusband has worked to rehabilitate plenty of Canada’s worst drivers – 13 seasons’ worth as the host of Canada’s Worst Driver, to be exact. The 14th season premieres October 29 – and Younghusband says this season’s drivers are different in a way […]

Mercedes Heads Into the Cloud with R&D in Seattle

Interviews and Features

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America’s office in Seattle, one of seven based across the United States and 25 around the world, is entirely focused on cloud computing and finding ways to implement it in automotive applications that improve the driving and ownership experience. Read more at

Fall Day Trips to Surprising Destinations in Southern Ontario

Road Trips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a scenic drive: autumn weekends bring about a painter’s palette of changing leaves, along with cooler temperatures – not having to blast the air conditioning is great for fuel economy. But as lovely as it is to hit the road for no reason other than to view […]