The 2021 BMW X4 M Competition is a ferocious performer capable of all-season usage, plus it offers plenty of technology and luxury, too. But it’s also compromised in a few key ways that make it a curious way to spend upwards of $100,000.
Not the prettiest, the fastest, nor the fanciest, the 2022 Genesis G70 and 2021 Lexus IS may just be the two smartest small premium sedans on the market.
Since 1966, Toyota has sold more than 50 million Corollas worldwide of varying sizes, shapes, and formats. With Canadian sales up more than 18 per cent in 2021 through October, the Corolla is tops in its segment, even leading the perennial favourite Honda Civic. Attaching the Corolla name to a crossover bodes well for recognition, but it also sets high expectations. And for the most part, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross delivers.
Often, too often, electric cars – even very costly and very fast ones like Tesla’s Model S – are sort of one-trick ponies in the performance realm. Sure, they’re fast, but they’re also heavy, resulting in sub-par handling and braking for such swift machines. Porsche’s Taycan is the exception to the rule because it’s the first EV that’s equally at home commuting in traffic as it is pulling Gs on a racetrack.
This year, the 2022 BMW M240i gets more power and performance than ever before, but it only comes in an all-wheel drive configuration and, more crucially, only with an automatic transmission.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the folks at Jeep must be blushing. As AutoTrader.ca Road Test Editor (and resident Sasquatch) Dan Ilika noted in his recent test of the two-door Bronco, Ford’s new off-road rig is the real deal. There’s no debate from me, but someone had to find out whether that also means it’s better than the Wrangler. To do that, I set off toward the trail with the most off-road-ready four-door versions of each: the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands and the Jeep Wrangle
Now in its fourth generation, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator is packed with technology and as imposing as ever. But it faces some seriously stiff competition from the redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade – a luxury SUV that’s taken technology offerings to new heights.
As much as our fashions can change with the trends, our favourite rides can seem to shift on a whim. That’s why we decided to put the top-of-the-line 2022 Kia Seltos SX wearing a spiffy new logo up against an eye-catching Cornflower Blue 2022 VW Taos Highline, and something became immediately clear: buyers in the subcompact crossover category are truly spoiled for choice.