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The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced today, Valentine's Day 2019, that the Kia Stinger is the Canadian Car Of The Year for 2019.
"If it sounds too good to be true," your grandmother told you, "then it's probably too good to be true."
Your grandmother was a wise woman, but with all due respect, she wasn't always right.
When told about Mazda Canada's Unlimited Mileage Warranty, the only warranty of its kind in Canada's auto industry, she'd probably ask, "What's the catch?"
The depth of choice on offer in the modern era tells us one thing: this is a golden era for the automobile. Cars are not only safer and more efficient and more powerful than ever before, there are more of them to choose from.
But that doesn't mean all cars in the same category and at the same price point are built equally. As an example, take the 2019 Kia Forte LX and one of its prime competitors, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline.
Nissan just unveiled the next iteration of its ridiculously popular Qashqai, the best-selling vehicle in its class in Canada, at the Chicago Auto Show in early February.
Supremely rare, with only 3,000 to be built for worldwide consumption, this is the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition, an orange-infused Miata with more performance and more flash than any production Miata that's come before.
Kia unveiled the refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage in Chicago today, February 7, with enhanced styling, newly available advanced safety tech, and a big 8-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The Rock Creek Edition benefits from the Pathfinder's exceptional underpinnings and capabilities - 6,000 pounds of towing capacity, a multi-mode four-wheel-drive system, 284-horsepower V6 - while also differentiating itself from the rest of the Pathfinder range.
Nissan has completed some exhaustive research outside of the company's local electronics store, and in so doing, has concluded that you can fit a very large television in the back of your Nissan.
For 2019, with the launch of an all-new sixth-generation version of its midsize sedan, Nissan injected the revamped Altima with the company's Intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
That's not what automakers typically do with their intermediate sedans, which typically make forward progress only by sending power to the front wheels. But with many competitors in the segment likely to soon fade away (including the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu) and others that used to offer AWD no longer doing so (Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry), Nissan latched onto a great opportunity to make a big move with its handsome sedan.
In order to give every publication a fair shot following the company's first drive event in southern California, Mazda instituted a publication ban on reviews until the very end of last week. But at 12:01 AM on Sunday, January 27, the reviews began to pour in.
They're all positive. They're all resoundingly positive. They're all unmistakeably positive. Phrases like, "a Porsche-like obsession to detail," aren't generally associated with sub-$20,000 cars.