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 Look: 2023 GMC Canyon

    Jil McIntosh


  2. Should you finance your vehicle purchase through a bank or a dealer?

    Jil McIntosh

    You've found the vehicle you want, but now you have to make a decision: Should you finance it with your bank, or through the dealership? Find out the pros and cons in my story at

  3. In Review: 2023 Mazda CX-50

    Jil McIntosh

    An all-new model for 2023, the CX-50 is a great driver and a bit more rugged than its CX-5 sibling. Find out more in my review at

  4. In Review: 2022 Mazda CX-3

    Jil McIntosh

    It's no longer sold south of the border, but Canadians appreciate small vehicles and so the Mazda CX-3 lives on. Find out more in my review at

  5. In Review: 2022 Toyota Venza

    Jil McIntosh

    The 2022 Toyota Venza comes only as a hybrid and fits into a niche of "premium mainstream" - you could put its interior into a Lexus and it would look appropriate. But it's not quite perfect - find out more in my review at

  6. Should you get your alignment checked?

    Jil McIntosh

    You take your vehicle into the shop, and now they want to check your alignment. Should you agree to it? Find out in my story at

  7. Pickup Review: 2022 Ford Ranger

    Jil McIntosh


  8. In Review: 2022 Honda CR-V

    Jil McIntosh

    The Honda Civic might be Canada's top-selling car, but the best-selling Honda is this little number here. The CR-V will be all-new for 2023 and include a hybrid (and be made in Ontario), but in the meantime, check out my review of the 2022 version at

  9. Pickup Review: 2022 Toyota Tundra

    Jil McIntosh


  10. How It Works: Making sense of EV specifications

    Jil McIntosh


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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