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. In Review: 2019 Honda Civic Si

    Jil McIntosh

    For those who want more than a regular Civic, but don't want to move up to the Civic R, the Si might be just the thing. It's a top-notch handler and more fun than it should be...find out more in my review at

  2. Test-Drive: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    Jil McIntosh

    The styling is love-or-hate it, and it could use a bit more power and steering feel, but the Eclipse Cross also includes a lot of features and a very long warranty for a reasonable price. Find out more in my review at

  3. The history of concept cars

    Jil McIntosh

    They pretty much date back to a Buick concept unveiled for 1939, and they've graced car shows and helped designers ever since. And one of them even became a television star. Find out more in my story at

  4. First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

    Jil McIntosh

    All-new Lincoln Aviator is smooth, luxurious, and above all, very coddling — and comes in conventional gasoline or hybrid flavours

  5. First Drive: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

    Jil McIntosh

    It's all about power: Electrification plus V8 equals the fastest Cayenne ever

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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