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 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. First Drive: 2021 Toyota Sienna

    Jil McIntosh

    Toyota has completely redesigned its minivan into its fourth generation, and for 2021, it's only available as a hybrid. Find out more in my story over at

  2. SUV Review: 2020 Honda Passport

    Jil McIntosh

    The Honda Passport only seats five passengers, but it'll carry almost everything they own

  3. In Review: 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid

    Jil McIntosh

    Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) may be the best choice for those who like electrics but need more range. A PHEV will run on its battery alone after you plug in it, but once that runs out, it'll keep going as long as it has fuel in its tank. Volvo has a...

  4. How many of these classic old trucks do you know?

    Jil McIntosh

    The truck that became Dodge, the cars that became trucks, and the Mack that got smaller ... check out my list of little-known classic trucks over at the National Post (

  5. How It Works: Making sense of EV specifications

    Jil McIntosh

    Confused by terms like kW, kWh, Le, and charging in general? We explain what they mean

  6. Do you remember these eight short-lived cars?

    Jil McIntosh

    Sometimes automakers hit home runs with their vehicles, and then sometimes -- they don't. I've rounded up eight vehicles that didn't resonate with buyers in my story at the National Post (

  7. Hasty Haulers: A look at Dodge's history of performance trucks

    Jil McIntosh

    The company's big news right now is the 702-horsepower Ram TRX, but it's not the first time it's made a truck that's all about going fast. Check out some of the ones from past years in my story at the National Post (

  8. How much truck do you REALLY need?

    Jil McIntosh

    Many people overbuy, and that costs money and fuel


  9. Car Review: 2020 Genesis G90

    Jil McIntosh

    The Genesis G90 is a worthy competitor to the big-name premium brands


  10. In Review: 2020 Buick Encore GX

    Jil McIntosh

    In an odd bit of marketing management, Buick's new Encore GX isn't a trim level on its well-known Encore, but an entirely new model. It's handsome, roomy and comfortable, but there are a few items that could use some tweaks ... find out in my review at

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