McIntosh, Jil


Autosphere, Old Autos, National Post, Post Driving, Automotive News Canada,


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I've been writing about cars since 1983, and my work appears in a variety of places. I review new vehicles, write feature articles, and write about old cars.

You can catch me regularly in the National Post and its; at; in the antique-car newspaper Old Autos; in Automotive News Canada; and in the industry magazines Tire News, AutoJournal and Fleet Digest. For many years I was also the Assistant Editor for (formerly

I was a contributor to the Toronto Star's Wheels section beginning in 1987, and for Metro since 2009, until those outlets dropped their freelance writers in 2016.

I also write on other subjects. I'm a contributor to Pen World, a U.S.-based magazine for fountain pen collectors. In the past, I've also written about cocktails and collecting for Sharp magazine, on rural living for Rural Delivery magazine, and for Harrowsmith, Maclean's, Where New Orleans, Collision Management, Cars & Parts, and Canadian Street Rodder.

Join me on my website at, where you can find a link to all of my online car reviews and some of my stories.

Recent Articles:

  1. 2024 Toyota Tacoma First Drive Review

    Jil McIntosh

    Did Toyota get the recipe right with this redesigned best-seller?


  2. 2024 Lexus NX Review

    Jil McIntosh

    It’s solid and comfortable, but not everything about this Lexus is class-leading.

  3. The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron's second motor makes driving fun

    Jil McIntosh


  4. 2023 GMC Terrain Review

    Jil McIntosh

    It does the job, but it’s not a standout in its segment.


  5. 2023 Ford Super Duty First Drive Review

    Jil McIntosh

    HD truck gets two new engines and some very useful tech for towing and hauling.

  6. 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

    Jil McIntosh

    Honda’s hoping half of all Accord sales will be hybrids.


  7. 2024 Polestar 2 First Drive Review

    Jil McIntosh

    Polestar’s first all-electric model gets an update.


  8. 2023 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review

    Jil McIntosh

    It’s fun to drive, but rear-seat passengers will feel the squeeze.


  9. In Review: 2023 Volkswagen Taos

    Jil McIntosh

    The 2023 Volkswagen Taos is a great vehicle to drive, but it does have a few minuses to go with its plus column. Find out what they are in my review at

  10. 2023 Subaru Forester Sport Review

    Jil McIntosh

    This all-wheel-drive sport utility does just about everything right.


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