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. First Drive: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST

    Jil McIntosh


  2. 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

    Jil McIntosh


  3. Commercial trucks are going electric, but it's going to be a long road

    Jil McIntosh


  4. 2024 Ford Expedition vs Lincoln Navigator: Which is Right for You?

    Jil McIntosh


  5. Road Trip: Cambridge to Paris in a 2024 Nissan Ariya

    Jil McIntosh


  6. Road Trip: Viewing a total eclipse with a 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    Jil McIntosh


  7. SUV Review: 2024 Lexus RX 350

    Jil McIntosh


  8. 2024 Subaru Ascent Review

    Jil McIntosh

    The drive experience could be better, but the price is right compared to its peers.

  9. 2024 Genesis GV80 Review

    Jil McIntosh

    Minor tweaks make this brand’s biggest SUV even better than before.


  10. 2024 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review

    Jil McIntosh

    Wagons may be down, but they aren’t out.


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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