2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Road Test

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Subaru’s flagship has still got it



What have we here?

While it didn’t invent the high-riding wagon genre (that honor goes to the AMC Eagle) you’re looking at the Subaru Outback, the car responsible for reviving interest in this niche segment thanks in no small part to Crocodile Dundee in the early Ought’s. The Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Country are similar in nature, but are much

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2016 Subaru Forester Touring Road Test

2016 Subaru Forester Touring

Tried and true.



What have we here?

Ever been to Vermont, or Colorado? If you answered in the affirmative, you’ll be forgiven if you think that driving a Subaru in these locales is mandated by their respective local governments. Their unique combination of go-anywhere capability and impressive efficiency packaged in a roomy, safety leading package is pretty hard to resist. The Forester you see here is particularly endearing

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2016 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Double Cab SR5 5.7L

2016 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Double Cab SR5 5.7L

Just shy of it’s 17th birthday, we spend some time with Toyota’s full-size truck


What do we have here?

You are looking at the Tundra, a truck that since its major rethink in 2007 has meant to show the world that Toyota is serious about taking on the Big Three for truck superiority. Even with Toyota’s exhaustive supply of market research, endless stream of

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2016 Lexus RX350 F-Sport

2016 Lexus RX350

Lexus’ best-seller gets some new duds


What have we here?

This is the new(ish) Lexus RX350, an edgy, boring-be-damned replacement crown jewel in the Lexus portfolio. Actually, this does represent a significant risk for Lexus- dressing up your best selling vehicle in polarizing duds means you potentially piss off a lot of buyers, many of those who are on their second or even third RX.

The styling is, um…distinctive.

You are

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2016 Scion iM Review: The good, the bad, the bottom line

2016 Scion iM

A former Scion fills a gap in Toyota’s lineup


Are we looking at a future entry into the Concours d’ Elegance 2033?

Will Scion ever go down as a collectible brand? Probably not, but if it does, the iM will have a special spot on Pebble Beach’s 18th green as the last of the ‘real’ Scions to roll off the line before the brand was euthanized in early 2016

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2016 Honda Civic Touring review

2016 Honda Civic Touring

A cause for celebration in Civic Nation



What have we here?

Dear readers, feast your eyes on the 10th generation Honda Civic. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the recent automotive headlines, this is the Civic’s return to greatness after emerging from the darkest period in its history. From 2005 to 2015, the Civic was a shadow of its former self; think of it as

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2016 Honda Accord Sport Review and Photo Gallery

2016 Honda Accord Sport

The best-selling midsize sedan continues to improve the breed


What do we have here?

Most of you know what this is, and if you don’t, well, that’s surprising consider there’s a glut of these plying Canadian roads. Honda put over 14,000 examples in various driveways across our great country just last year alone which solidified its position as one of the best selling midsize vehicles you can buy

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2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

Growing family but too cool for a minivan? Take a look at this.


So…It’s NOT a minivan, right?

Correct. Well…sort of. The Pilot (and many other large CUV’s) share a platform, electronics and running gear with their minivan counterparts. In this particular case, that means the bones and various other bits come from the Honda Odyssey, one of the best family haulers you can buy- so good

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2016 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupé

2016 BMW 650i Gran Coupe xDrive

The looker from Munich still delights



That is a properly good looking car. But why call it a coupe? It clearly has four doors…

Anytime a German manufacturer changes the nomenclature of its models (which these days is quite often) or decides to redefine or simply make up another niche marketplace, our attention span wanes considerably. Not because we don’t care, but because these incremental revisions

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Driving the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan

2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan

Another name change, another (new) engine.



Hey, wait a minute! What happened to the 335i?

We were asking the same question about the 330i 9 years ago when the 335 was introduced into the BMW lexicon. Just as it was the case then, the same holds true for this new designation- the numbers on the trunk lid have absolutely nothing to do with what’s under the hood.

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