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Tackling range anxiety with the AJAC EcoRun

2017 EcoRun

For the 6th consecutive year, the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada has put together an event they call the EcoRun. The premise is simple enough: take a number of highly efficient cars on a road trip, record fuel or energy consumption, as well as learn and teach along the way. We may be in 2017 but alternative energy vehicles are ...

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The Brief: 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Execline

2017 VW Touareg

Volkswagen’s Touareg’s been around far longer than most think. It arrived almost exactly 14 years ago and has more or less lived in obscurity since. Although Volkswagens are generally touted for the common folk, the Touareg was and is aimed at a slightly richer clientele. This has limited its appeal, which makes it a semi rare sight. Despite its higher ...

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2017 Kia Soul Turbo; don’t dis the Soul

2017 Kia Soul Turbo

The Kia Soul hit our roads running back in 2009 as a 2010 model year and despite its unusual looks, it quickly caught on. You only have to sit for a few minutes at a busy intersection to realize how well received this quirky car-cum-crossover really is. The multiple trims, powertrains and special editions have kept the Soul in the ...

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The Brief: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2017 Toyota RAV4

I heard this saying just recently and I’ve no idea if it’s an actual thing but once I had an image in my mind, I quickly drew a parallel with the RAV4 Hybrid. For starters, the expression reads worse than it is so, well; don’t read into it too much. Our beloved (?) Queen is a person of some importance, ...

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The Brief: 2017 Toyota Highlander SE AWD

2017 Toyota Highlander

I’m not exactly sure what’s going with Toyota transmissions these days but as I write these lines, I’m already on my next product from the Japanese giant and it’s major flaw is located between the engine and drive wheels. And it’s the same with this Highlander. Toyota’s 3-row large midsize CUV has been a safe bet since it hit the ...

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Three new reasons to like it

Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox, Chevy’s compact SUV, has remained largely unchanged since it was redesigned at the beginning of this decade. That’s an eternity in today’s automotive industry where buyers are always looking for the newest features and technologies. Chevrolet clearly waited too long before offering us a new product, but the good news is that consumers now get plenty of ...

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