McIntosh, Jil


Autofocus, 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; at (formerly Autos); 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. How It Works: Owner’s Manuals

    Jil McIntosh

    It's the best-selling book that nobody reads, but it can make you comfortable with your car

  2. First Look: 2021 GMC Yukon

    Jil McIntosh

    Subaru introduces its first plug-in hybrid, but this Crosstrek variant is pricey and initially only for Quebec

  3. First Drive: 2020 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV

    Jil McIntosh

    Subaru introduces its first plug-in hybrid, but this Crosstrek variant is pricey and initially only for Quebec

  4. How It Works: Block Heaters

    Jil McIntosh

    In Canada, we know electric cars aren't the only ones that need to plug into an outlet sometimes

  5. First Drive: 2020 Nissan Titan

    Jil McIntosh

    It drives like a dream, but there's a catch to the Nissan Titan's chart-topping power numbers

  6. SUV Review: 2020 Kia Telluride

    Jil McIntosh

    The all-new Kia Telluride is big, roomy, overstuffed with goodies for the price

  7. Can you get a ticket if you don't clean snow off your vehicle?

    Jil McIntosh

    Can you be fined for not cleaning snow off your vehicle in Canada? You can, but the law doesn't quite state it that way. Find out how it works in my feature story at

  8. How It Works: Active Noise Control

    Jil McIntosh

    Perhaps counter-intuitively, automakers actually make noise to keep your vehicle's cabin quiet

  9. These are the 5 dumbest ways to sit in a vehicle

    Jil McIntosh

    What harm can sitting wrong do? In a car, you can get badly hurt or even killed if you're not seated properly

  10. Looking Ahead: Affordable new vehicles coming in 2020

    Jil McIntosh

    What you'll see for mainstream models, plus a couple of premium-brand small utilities

About our members

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers and photographers whose focus is the automobile and the automotive industry. The majority of our journalists test-drive, and report on, new vehicles on an on-going basis in various media across the country.

We offer our expertise to consumers in a variety of ways so that they may benefit from our journalists' professional experience.

If you have a question about automobiles, we encourage you to read our journalists' articles in newspapers and magazines, listen to their radio programs or watch their television shows all across Canada.

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