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A "first look" at the new 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline

Ford is introducing a new "Timberline" trim level on its SUVs, meant for moderate off-roading, and it's starting with the 2021 Explorer. Have a look at my "First Look" at it over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, SUVs, Off-road Driving, Timberline, Jil McIntosh, Ford Explorer Timberline


In Review: 2021 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is redesigned for 2021, and it's what a good makeover should be. It drives well, the cabin is very impressive, and the seats are comfortable, at least if you're not sitting way at the back. Find out more in my review over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Kia, Jil McIntosh


Eight truck ideas that didn't go as planned

A rotary-powered pickup, four-wheel steering, and of course I couldn't leave out the Blackwood - these were truck ideas that were created in good faith but never accepted by customers. See what they are in my story at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Blackwood, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History


In Review: 2021 Subaru Forester

The Forester and Outback are tied as my favorite Subaru models, and this time around, I'm in the sport-utility one. It's a good performer and it's simple, and that's what I like about it. Find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Subaru, Outback, Jil McIntosh


Remember these car-truck mash-ups from the past?

Hyundai has announced its upcoming Santa Cruz, which many people are decrying because it's based on an SUV. But of course it's not the first car-truck mash-up, and those have quite a history. Find out more about those days-gone-by models in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Santa Cruz, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History


Rust: Prevention is always better than cure

That's a picture of what's behind the taillight of my 1995 Dodge Ram, which I bought new, and have driven on salty winter roads since 1994. My friend has had to do considerable rust repair to his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, and so we compared the two. See why prevention is better than cure in our story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet Suburban, Jil McIntosh


Should you finance or lease your next vehicle?

So you want a vehicle - do you buy it, or lease it? There are pros and cons to both, and you need to know before you sign on the dotted line. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Hungry for auto history? This Canadian museum brings the cars to you...

Canada has a long and fascinating auto history of its own, with a number of cars that weren't made anywhere else - and the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario has a large collection of them. You can't visit it right now due to pandemic restrictions, so the Museum is offering online lectures every month. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, Oshawa Ontario, Antique Cars, Automotive Museum


In Review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

If you take pickup trucks out of the equation, the best-selling vehicle in Canada isn't the Honda Civic, but the Toyota RAV4. It comes in a variety of flavors, and I had the hybrid version. Check out my opinion of it in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2021 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

You can get a Challenger that boasts nearly 800 horsepower, but I had the V6, and with all-wheel drive to boot - and there's an awful lot that's right with this car. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Dodge, Challenger, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Buying a truck? Here's my advice...

If you're looking for a pickup truck, there's a lot to consider, especially if you're a first-time buyer. I have some advice in my "Tips for Buying a Truck" over at AutoTRADER to help. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Deep freeze: Cold-weather testing at GM's Kapuskasing Proving Grounds

Every automaker does extreme-weather testing, and for GM, much of that happens in Kapuskasing, in northern Ontario. What's it like to freeze your fingers making sure everything works right? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Gm, Autos, Manufacturing, Ontario, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design, Kapuskasing


Want an SUV? Consider these tips before you buy

Before you sign on the dotted line, there are things to consider with an SUV, such as whether it's got two-, all-, or four-wheel drive; how well it handles cargo; and what you need it to do. Find out more in my tips-for-buying story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, SUVs, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Ford vs Ram: How and why they've won their "best truck" awards

So far for 2021, it looks like Ford and Ram are split down the middle on the awards for best truck. So what exactly have they won, and more importantly, how are they selected? Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Awards, Ford, Ram, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


Here's the magic behind some of your vehicle's features

There are a lot of features you take for granted on your car, such as keyless entry, and some mysteries - why do some windows go down automatically but not up, or why am I paying for air at the gas station? Find out in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Jil McIntosh


In Review: 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Hybrid

Right now, Ford's offering the only "full" hybrid pickup in the market, meaning it can drive on its battery alone. You can't cruise fuel-free all that much, but it has some advantages - including an on-board generator that'll do some serious work. Find out more in my story and video at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford, Autos, Trucks, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh


Do you know these fun facts about fuel?

Do you know how the gas pump knows to shut off, or why you shouldn't use your cell phone at the pump, or why the price is nine-tenths of a cent? Find out in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Gas Prices, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, Auto Trivia


In Review: 2021 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a fun-to-drive little thing, with an intelligent price to match, although it does have a couple of little flaws. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Kia, Kia Sportage, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


These are Canada's most-affordable pickup trucks

Add some options onto a high-trim truck, and you can get into the stratosphere pretty quickly - but what about if you want to spend at the other end? Check out Canada's least-expensive trucks in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


In Review: 2021 Subaru Impreza

I enjoyed my time with the Subaru Impreza; it could have used a bit more power, but I found it practical, fun-to-drive, and good on gas. Check out the particulars in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Subaru, Jil McIntosh


How do automakers look at their female customers?

Women buy a lot of cars, but there are times when it seems like auto manufacturers don't actually think about it. So over the years, along with some highlights, there have been more than a few misses when they try to appeal to us. See what they are in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Advertising, Classic Cars, Autos, Concept Cars, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History


In Review: 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid feels like a conventional car, and I mean that as a compliment. For many people, that's the key to going to gas-electric. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2021 Lexus UX 250h

Lexus' smallest SUV/crossover, the UX, also comes as a hybrid, and that's what I drove. It has some very good points, but also some down sides ... find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2021 Cadillac Escalade

It's big and it's thirsty, but it's the epitome of luxury and with some very impressive (as well as some very distracting) technology. Find out all about Cadillac's biggest SUV in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Jil McIntosh


Got a new vehicle? Here's what to do when you take delivery

You've just taken delivery of your vehicle, and whether it's brand-new or new-to-you, there are some things you should do to make sure all is well. Find out what they are in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Used Cars, Autos, New Cars, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

It's not a Wrangler, and it doesn't look like it could do the job, but the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is actually very off-road capable - and then very well-mannered once it's back on the asphalt. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Jeep, Off-road Driving, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Look at the 2022 Nissan Frontier

You might be forgiven for not realizing the Nissan Frontier is still around - the current-generation truck was introduced in 2005. But the 2022 model should change all that, and you can find out more in my "First Look" at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Nissan Frontier, Jil McIntosh


This popular YouTuber washes his cars for fans with autism

Wash, rinse, repeat. Car wash videos are surprisingly popular on YouTube, and especially with children with autism. That's what prompted one father to create Reviews By Vince, where he shows how his cars get squeaky-clean. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Youtube, Maintenance, Autos, Vince, Jil McIntosh, Auto Industry People, Auto Reviews


First Look: 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

Once the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 came out, we knew the Raptor wouldn't be far behind, and now it's broken ground. It's just a virtual look right now, but find out what's what in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


Who was J.D. Power, and what does he mean to you when you're buying a car?

J.D. Power is a powerhouse today, but the enormous company started at a kitchen table ... and you won't believe who the "Associates" in J.D. Power & Associates were. Find out in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Advertising, Testing, Autos, New Cars, National Post, J D Power, Jil McIntosh, Auto Industry People, Automotive History, Power Associates