Post Tagged with: “CUVs”

2015 Porsche Macan S

2015 Porsche Macan S

  With winter rapidly approaching we welcomed the 2015 Porsche Macan S with open arms. Graced with a 340-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and fulltime all-wheel-drive, think about the Macan as a Cayenne, shrunk down one size.  The Macan is Porsche’s new entry into the premium compact SUV segment, one of the […]

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2014 Kia Soul SX Review

2014 Kia Soul SX Review

  Bottom Line: Funky, loaded with an impressive array of features and amazingly spacious, the Kia Soul is a superb multi-purpose vehicle, and is bargain-priced to boot. Style There’s no question the 2014 Kia Soul has polarizing sheetmetal. Boxy to be sure, observers will either love the Soul’s style or […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE Review

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE Review

The all-new-for 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE wowed us with its luxurious interior, improved handling and remarkable fuel efficiency. With rugged new styling, is this the hybrid SUV that finally wins us over? Click here to read the full story.

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2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD – Review

2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD – Review

Bottom Line:  Can the 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD, launched in model year 2010, hold its own against newer compact CUVs like the Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, Toyota Rav4 and Ford Escape?  We were impressed with the shed load of standard features our top of the line tester came with.  […]

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2014 Toyota Rav4 AWD LE

2014 Toyota Rav4 AWD LE

  Bottom Line:  The base Rav4 is easy to drive, easy to love and easy to recommend.  The fuel efficient 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic has perfectly adequate power.  Everything ‘works.’ Legendary Toyota quality, reliability and longevity are irresistible selling points.  Just buy one. Thrilling?  Not quite . . […]

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2013 Ford Escape – Track-tested

2013 Ford Escape – Track-tested

We re-test the 2013 Ford Escape at the track.  Last week, Ford’s public relations machine rolled into Edmonton with a fleet of 2013 Ford Escape demo vehicles.  As part of a cross-country tour to give media writers and the public a chance to test drive the new Escape as well […]

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2013 Ford Escape Titanium – new contender for king of the CUVs

2013 Ford Escape Titanium – new contender for king of the CUVs

The compact utility vehicle market is big in Canada, so the all-new-for 2013 Escape is an important new product for Ford.  The so-called ‘cute-utes’ or ‘soft-roaders’ are popular for good reason.  Their compact dimensions make them easy to drive and easy to park.  Whether you have an active family with […]

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan – Best in Class Driving Fun

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan – Best in Class Driving Fun

Volkswagen’s Tiguan was first introduced to Canadians in 2008.  Now, approaching the end of its production cycle, the German compact SUV receives useful upgrades for 2012 – the front end is ‘freshened’ with a new quartet of horizontal chrome strips, giving the Tiguan a fresh ‘face’ that’s now consistent across […]

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2012 Honda CRV Touring

2012 Honda CRV Touring

One of Honda’s best-sellers, the CRV, arrives totally redesigned for 2012.  Honda’s popular compact crossover SUV’s newest reincarnation is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, but there’s still plenty of good news for consumers.  The 2012 CRV boasts a lower base price ($25,990 for 2012 vs. $26,290 for 2011), more power (185 […]

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