2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is a highly capable pickup truck that has been designed to offer exceptional off-road capabilities while still providing a comfortable and well-appointed interior.

This truck was introduced in 2022 and has quickly become a popular choice among truck owners who demand both performance and luxury.

Under the hood, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and quick shifting. The engine is also equipped with an active fuel management system that helps to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 comes standard with a 4×4 drive system that provides exceptional off-road capabilities. The truck also features a Multimatic Dynamic Suspension System that provides excellent suspension performance both on and off the road. This system uses a unique set of shocks that are designed to adjust to the terrain, providing a comfortable and stable ride. The truck also features a set of high-performance off-road tires that are specifically designed for use in rough terrain.

The interior of the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is designed to be both comfortable and functional. The truck features a spacious and well-appointed cabin that is equipped with a range of premium features. The seats are made from high-quality materials and are designed to provide excellent comfort and support, even on long drives. The truck also features a premium audio system that is equipped with a range of features, including a premium sound system, satellite radio, and a large touchscreen display.

In terms of safety and security, the Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a range of advanced features that help to keep you and your passengers safe. The truck features a range of airbags that provide excellent protection in the event of a collision, as well as a range of advanced safety systems, including a rearview camera, a blind spot monitoring system, and a forward collision warning system.


The Silverado ZR2 is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for a high-performance pickup truck that can handle a variety of terrains with ease. The truck offers excellent performance and comfort, as well as a range of advanced safety features that help to keep you and your passengers safe. If you are looking for a pickup truck that is designed for both off-road adventures and daily commutes, the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is an excellent choice.

Sticker Price: $78,198 (MSRP)

Engine: 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission
Drive System: 4×4
Fuel Efficiency: 16.8 L/100km City , 13.8 L/100 km Highway
Tire Size: High-performance off-road tires
Suspension: Multimatic Dynamic Suspension System
Seating Capacity: 5 passengers
Interior: Spacious and well-appointed cabin with premium materials
Audio System: Premium sound system with satellite radio and a large touchscreen display
Safety Features: Airbags, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring system, forward collision warning system

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2022 Volvo XC40

The 2022 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury SUV that offers a stylish design, practicality, and a range of advanced features.

The XC40 has a bold, distinctive look with a sleek, modern design that incorporates sleek lines, bold curves, and plenty of chrome accents. It sits on 18-inch wheels and comes with roof rails and a rear spoiler as standard equipment.

Interior: The XC40 has a well-crafted, spacious interior that provides plenty of room for passengers and cargo. The interior features comfortable, supportive seats and a modern dashboard that is clean and uncluttered. The infotainment system is easy to use and offers a range of features including a large touch screen, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Performance: The XC40 is powered by a range of engines, including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 190 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The XC40 also comes with a range of safety features including lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking.

Overall, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is a stylish, practical, and advanced compact SUV that offers plenty of features and amenities to make your driving experience more enjoyable and convenient. Whether you’re looking for a family vehicle, a city commuter, or an adventure vehicle, the XC40 is a great choice that provides a smooth and comfortable ride with plenty of advanced features to keep you connected and entertained. 

The 2022 Volvo XC40 comes with the following specs:

Engine: Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 190 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

Fuel Economy: 10.2 L/100km city / 7.5 L/100km highway

Dimensions: 175.8″ L x 72.8″ W x 65.3″ H

Cargo Space: 20.7 cubic feet (rear seat up), 47.2 cubic feet (rear seat down)

Seating Capacity: 5 passengers

Standard Features: 18-inch wheels, roof rails, rear spoiler, infotainment system with a large touch screen, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, and more.

Optional Features: All-wheel drive, premium audio system, panoramic sunroof, and more.

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2022 Ford Expedition Timberland

The Expedition Timberline is perfect for the Overlander group that still use their vehicle everyday but, can escape to the wilderness for a relaxing weekend camping.

This trend has become very popular and people have been looking to the car manufactures to provide vehicles that are capable of both. During the rescission of the 1980’s it seemed like everybody was camping but I think that was for a different reason. Off -roading is simplified in this Timberline model. Vital components are equipped with skid plates including the gas tank. Front and rear stabilizer bars and optional electronic limited slip differential will help you get over the challenging terrain. 

The suspension on the Timberline is different then the other models of Expeditions. Called rough road suspension features premium off-road shocks, tuning, and extra ground clearance to get you where you need to go. Sitting on 18” black painted with laser etched wheels feature the Timberline logo mounted on P265/70R18 E tires make any terrain simple. Rugged black running boards make for easy entry or exit. Black roof rack with an optional factory storage box. Optional panoramic vista roof is available.

Interior:

10-way power drivers and 8-way power passenger seats with optional leather trim material. 3 row seating fits up to 8 people. USB charging stations through out the vehicle and in case you are wondering 9 cup holders and yes, I counted. AM/FM Stereo, MP3 capable with 6 speakers and SiriusXM satellite radio. Optional B& O sound system by Bang & Olufsen and dual rear seat entertainment system.

Powertrain:

3.5 L Eco Boost V6 engine with twin intercooled turbos producing 440 horse power and 510 lb ft of torque. Mated to a 10-speed transmission with progressive range select.

Safety:

Lane centring system has been updated for 2022 and can help you stay in your lane, even if your
distracted you can rest assure the smart feature of this system can scan the vehicles position between the lines in the road ahead and can alert you if you start drifting into the other lane. Trail control is already available on Raptor and Tremor pickups now this is carried over to the Timberline. There are sensors that determine wheel speed when braking, if one wheel starts to lock up it will apply the right amount of brake force to that wheel to keep it from sliding. Standard safety equipment includes pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, dual stage front air bags, side impact airbags, safety canopy system, traction control and SOS post crash alert system. There is also an optional 360-degree camera with trailer reverse guidance.

Warranty:

Basic 3 years, 60,000 km
Powertrain 5 years, 100,000 km
Roadside assistance 5 years, 100,00 km

STICKER PRICE (MSRP): 
As Tested: As tested $89,355
Options: Equipment Group 501A (15.5-inch central portrait-oriented touchscreen with connected built-in navigation, Bang & Olufsen 12-speaker premium sound system with HD radio, 12.4-inch full digital instrument panel cluster, power open/close panoramic vista roof with sunshade, heated and ventilated front seats, heated power-fold sideview mirrors with turn signals and position memory, rain-sensing wipers, intelligent adaptive cruise, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, intersection assist, reverse brake assist, 360-degree camera), $9220; 40/20/40 power-folding second-row bench with tip-and-slide, $595

ENGINE
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 213 in3, 3492 cm3
Power: 440 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 510 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm

TRANSMISSION
10-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.8-in vented disc/13.2-in vented disc
Tires: Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT/S
265/70R-18 116T M+S

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 122.5 in
Length: 210.0 in
Width: 79.9 in
Height: 76.4 in
Passenger Volume: 172 ft3
Cargo Volume: 19 ft3
Curb Weight: 5832 lb

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
14.5L/ 100km City
12.3L/ 100km Highway

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 122.5 in
Length: 210.0 in
Width: 79.9 in
Height: 76.4 in
Passenger Volume: 172 ft3
Cargo Volume: 19 ft3
Curb Weight: 5837 lb

Automotive Reviews SUV

2022 Lexus RX 450h

The Lexus RX 450h continues the long legacy of luxury in the midsize SUV class.

While its styling and F-Sport model may appear aggressive on the surface the RX provides a tame ride and two fuel efficient powertrains. A 3.5-litre V6 comes standard, however there is the option to upgrade to a hybrid powertrain producing 308 horsepower and 7.5L/100km. The RX is a five seater two row SUV however there’s an extend-lengthened L model that jacks up another row of seating and seats seven passengers. From its previous years not much has changed besides some new additional colour options-Cloudburst Gray, Iridium, and Grecian Water. The Black Line special edition returns for 2022 with darkened exterior trim, blacked out wheels, and a matching Zero Halliburton luggage set.

The F Sport certainly looks the coolest out of the available options . The RX450H is powered by a V-6 with two additional electric motors. This keeps the RX very fuel efficient amongst others in the segment. At 7.5/8.4 (CITY/HWY) L/100km combined the RX delivers that relief of being a gas station stranger. The drivability is certainly nice as it snugs every corner, moderate mobility, and minimal cabin noise.

Lexus has equipped the interior cabin with fine materials, specifically soft leather, textured metallic or wood trims, and some soft-touch plastics. Lexus has added touchscreen capability to the RX’s infotainment system. This comes at its rescue as the tuning knob is awkward and irritating from a drivers position as well as the infotainment system controller mouse pad just south of the shifter is incredibly frustrating and inaccurate. While the Enform infotainment system is difficult to use while driving, it comes standard with many of the automotive world’s most modern and sought-after features: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and onboard Wi-Fi are all included. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen comes standard, but upgrading to the 12.3-inch display not only provides a wider viewing screen, it also adds in-dash navigation, a 12-speaker audio system (a nine-speaker setup is standard), access to the Lexus Enform App Suite, and an always popular DVD/CD player – remover those?
Optional are a 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system upgrade, as is a rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and dual 11.6-inch monitors on the headrests.

2022 Lexus RX450H F Sport AWD

Sticker Price (MSRP): Base/As Tested: $60,250/ $74,300

Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
Options: Mark Levinson premium sound with navigation, $3365; LED headlights, turn signals, and headlight washers, $1675; 360-degree camera with parking assist and cross traffic alert, $1365; running boards, $650; head-up display, $600; panoramic moonroof, $500; Cold Weather package (wiper de-icer and fast response interior heater), $200; wireless charger, $200; mud guards, $170; power liftgate with kick sensor; $150; cargo mat, $140; door edge guard, $140; cargo net, $75
ENGINE
Sequential Multiport Electronic Fuel Injection 3.5 Litre, 6 Cylinder DOHC with VVT-i Hybrid
Displacement: 211 in3, 3456 cm3
Power: 308 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque: 267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic
CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 12.9-in vented disc/13.3-in vented disc
Tires: Michelin Premier LTX
235/55R-20 102V M+S
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 2789 (2.8m)
Length: 4880mm (4.88m)
Width: 1895mm (1.9m)
Height: 1720mm (1.72m)
Cargo Volume: 453 L
Curb Weight: 4623 lb

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2022 Ford F150 TREMOR

Remember when you would by a new Ford truck and drive to a Truck accessory shop to have it lifted, bigger tires, larger wheels, better shocks and maybe an E-locker differential so you could travel off-road with out any problems with clearance or poor capabilities? Well, those days are over.

Now you can go down to your local Ford store and order an F150 Tremor. That’s right, 33” tires, lockers and a lift kit all under factory warranty. That doesn’t mean break something by driving crazy and they will cover it. Look before you leap.

The Tremor comes with 33” General Grabber all terrain tires mounted on matte black 18” wheels. Tremor specific monotube shocks in the front and twin tube shocks on the rear, tuned to give you the best results on and off road.

Powertrain: 

3.5 L Eco Boost V6 engine with twin intercooled turbos producing 400 horse power and 500 lb ft of torque. Mated to a 10-speed transmission with progressive range select. Hi-lock transfer case, front axle Torsen differential with 3.73 gear ratio which are just low enough to handle the 33” tires but not too low that will cause any problems on the highway. The Tremor has very similar features as the Raptor. Unique control arms and front knuckles, electronic rear differential, hill assist start, hill descent. Selectable drive modes are: Normal, ECO, Sport, Tow haul, Slippery, Deep Snow/Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl.

Exterior:

The exterior front and rear body color matched bumpers with an orange line running through the grill and LED headlights. The hood is a Tremor specific design and overall gives the truck a more aggressive profile. LED cornering lamps adjust with the movement of the truck so no more trees jumping out at you.

Interior: 

In the cab comforts include front bucket seats with flow through center console covered in a sport cloth material with the ability to fold the floor shifter away to create more room to work. The rear seats are a 60/40 flip up split bench. Optional heated leather trimmed bucket seats with unique Tremor logo stitched in. Standard AM/FM Stereo, SiriusXM with 360L AND Ford Sync 4 with enhanced voice recognition all on an 8” center stack screen. Option for a B&O sound system by Bang & Olufsen on a 12” center stack screen.

Safety: 

For Safety the Tremor has front driver and passenger airbags along with seat mounted side airbags. Side curtain bags run full length of the interior cab. Advance trac with roll stability control and roll control are standard. TPMS tire pressure monitoring system and 4-wheel anti lock brakes are just some of the safety features of this vehicle.

Sticker Price (MSRP):

Starting at $63,145

ENGINE
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 213 in3, 3497 cm3
Power: 400 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 3100 rpm

TRANSMISSION
10-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: control arms/live axle
Brakes, F/R: 13.8-in vented disc/13.2-in vented disc
Tires: General Grabber A/TX
275/70R-18 116S M+S TPMSF

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 145.4 in
Length: 231.7 in
Width: 79.9 in
Height: 79.3 in
Passenger Volume: 136 ft3
Curb Weight: 5562 lb

FUEL ECONOMY

14L/100 km City

12L/100 km Highway

Automotive Reviews Truck
2022 Tacoma TRD PRO

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Go back in time when Back to the future was just coming out in movie theaters. There is a reason why Marty McFly was driving a Toyota 4x4.

It was popular and Toyota pickups were everywhere in North America. Were they under powered, sure. Did they feel stiff to drive, yes. Was your arm tired from shifting gears all the time. Maybe, but that was the fun in owning a 4×4 truck. You learned to adapt and you had fun driving it. Who wouldn’t have fun driving along a ravine with a hundred-foot cliff 3 inches from the passenger side and the back tires digging in as you release the clutch. Or coming down from a mountain logging road and falling into a washed-out creek. Fun!  Now you strap a 500lb tent on top of the box and drive to work everyday wondering if you should open it up and see how the tent sets up.

Not to mention the gas you’re burning with all that weight your driving around with. Well not to worry because the Toyota Tacoma TRD is here to rekindle that lost spirt. And yes, it has an optional 6 speed manual transmission.

Classic interior with many tech upgrades. Seating for up to five with available premium leather seats and leather wrapped steering wheel. 4.2” TFT multi-information display featuring Apply Car play or Android Auto or upgrade to an 8” touch screen display, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and intelligent clearance sonar.

The Tacoma is equipped with a 3.5-litre, DOHC V6 with VVT-I mated to a 6-speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission. The engine puts out 278 hp and 265 lb ft of torque. This combination of power and size allows you to tow up to 6500 lb and is equipped with trailer sway control.

Available electronically controlled locking differential provides more traction on the  rear wheels. A Multi Terrain select regulates wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and brakes, helping improve traction. Available crawl control that adjusts acceleration and braking when driving over rocks or slippery terrain and minimizes wheelspin and wheel lock up.

Optional features include a plethora of exterior goodies (bed hooks, cargo netting, step sides, blackout logos, etc.) as well as Fox racing shocks over the stock Bilstein’s. A TRD Performance Air Intake System is also optional for that extra oomph. 

 

Sticker Price (MSRP): 

4×4 Double cab 6A: $40,350

4X4 Access cab 6M: $43,050

4X4 Access cab 6A: $44,500

4X4 Double cab 6M SB:   $46,340

4X4 Double cab 6A SB:  $47,440

4X4 Double cab 6A SB LTD Nightshade:   $53,390

4×4 Double cab TRD Pro A:  $59,800

4X4 Double cab TRD Pro M:  $55,730

ENGINE TYPEDOHC 24-valve Atkinson-cycle V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 211 cu in, 3456 cc
Power: 278 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 265 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 3.23m
Length: 5.39m
Width: 1.91m
Height: 1.82m
Passenger volume: 100 cu ft
Curb weight: 4661 lb
FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 13/10 L/100km
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2022 Hyundai Kona N-line

For 2022, the Kona receives the magic we have seen in the Veloster Hatchback.

We have been anticipating Hyundai’s N performance sub-brand to integrate with more vehicles. The byproduct is an impressive turbocharged four-cylinder with sharp handling and stiff suspension. Additionally all the sporty goodies are present to the exterior: blacked-out grille, curved and vented front hood, large air intake, subtle light signatures, N badges, low profile tires, twin exhaust, and a red pin-stripe along the front bumper, skirt and diffuser. Inside the cabin, a red button on a perforated steering wheel is just screaming to be pushed. The button engages a boost mode, upping the 276-hp to 286 for 20-seconds. Seat coverings, more N badging, and Performance Blue accents complete the package. 

Behind the Kona’s N aggressive-looking, hole-punched nose sits the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that propels the tuner Veloster. Oddly enough, on a bases the Kona makes 192-horsepower, however as the aforementioned red button will unleash 10 extra horsepower for 20-seconds. Currently the Kona does not share the manual transmission option seen in the Veloster. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic shifts the Kona and boast the torque. The drivability is certainly pleasant. With engaging handling and responsive steering feedback this crossover embraces the N sport performance. The only knock, is that the interior can be a bit noisy at greater speeds and can feel almost too stiff at times. 

Every Kona N gets launch control, 19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero summer tires, a variable exhaust system that should provide plenty of snaps and crackles, and the aforementioned overboost function. 

Inside striking N-specific details such as the Performance Blue accents seats cut through the all-black interior to spruce it up a bit. The near suede racing seats with N stamped badges looks and feels dashing. Contrast stitching, steering wheel, shift knob and metal petals blends the sporty design with the simplicity of the original Kona. The digital gauge cluster measures 10.3 inches and looks modern. Hyundai adds a dash-mounted head-up display to show you how fast you’re going. Underlining the Kona N’s sporting intentions, the 10.3-inch infotainment screen will present racetrack-minded Kona N owners—all five of them—with track maps and lap-monitoring information. Other features include Harman Kardon brings an eight-speaker setup, and buyers can charge their phones wirelessly.

While this Kona is equipped with many features, we feel this may be a very niche option. While it’s a more practical Veloster, this model may be lost in the weeds for those not keen to the Hyundai racetrack-mind. Did I forget to mention the N buttons on either side of the steering wheel can be toggled to desired drive modes, and they can also start the lap timer. The ever growing variations of the Kona keep coming.  

2022 Hyundai Kona N

Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE 
Base: $28,099

ENGINE
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 122 in3, 1998 cm3

Power: 286 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 289 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed dual-clutch automatic

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 2.6m

Length: 4.21m

Width: 1.8m

Height: 1.54m

Passenger Volume: 2690L

Cargo Volume: 538L

Curb Weight: 3350 lb

PERFORMANCE 
0-100km: 4.9 sec

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 10.6/11.7/9.0 L/100km

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2022 Volvo XC60 B6

A well-sized, stylish, comfortable, and efficient hybrid the Volvo XC60 B6 is an overall complete package for the segment.

Volvo’s top selling SUV the XC60 has clean lines, tasty embellishments, and sleek style choices throughout with help standout in traffic. Inside serves as an upscaled oasis for the driver. Three powertrains are offered, including a plug-in-hybrid variant with strong performance. Integrated technology, including a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, and an abundance of driving assistance goodies. 

Previous years saw the T5 and T6 powertrains for the XC60 which have dropped this year and replaced with similar setups dubbed B5 and B6, which both utilize a 48-volt hybrid system. The plug-in hybrid T8 powertrain continues to serve as the SUV’s top powertrain but gains a larger battery which extends its range to 56 Kilometers. Google Android interface runs the infotainment operation replacing the previous Sensus, keeping things more modern. The same 9.0-inch vertically-orientation screen remains but with an updated software, voice-assistance, and Google Maps navigation. Several subtle styling changes help distinguish the 2022 model including a modified grille, a reworked front bumper, updated wheel designs, and an optional upholstery option City Weave. In addition to the styling refresh and the new infotainment, Volvo also says there have been upgrades to the XC60’s various radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors that provide data for the SUV’s driver-assistance systems. 

As stated previously, the three different powertrains offered by Volvo —B5, B6, and the T8–in the XC60, are all mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Under the hood of the base B5 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt hybrid system producing 247 horsepower. The B6 is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four but a supercharger is added for the extra pep. With 295 horsepower, the B6 powertrain feels more of that supercharged oomph. The plug-in hybrid T8 borrows the same engine and pairs that with a set of electric motors for a total of 455 horsepower in the Recharge models. The XC60 drives corners well, feels tied to the road, and changes directions with confidence, but the ride can feel a touch harsh when driving over rougher stretches of road, but on smooth sections it’s agreeable and calm. 

With interior styling and rich materials that mirror more expensive Volvos, the XC60 is like having your Kladdkaka and eating it too. The quiet, comfortable cabin also provides adult-sized accommodations in both rows. Clean lines and high-quality materials add a distinctly Scandinavian flavor to the XC60’s cabin—and we’d expect nothing less from a modern Volvo. Decent cargo-hauling capability puts the XC60 midpack among its rivals in our testing. Interior cubby storage is limited, and the sole cargo-area bin is among the smallest in class. 

2022 Volvo XC60 B6 AWD


VEHICLE TYPE:

front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE
Base/As Tested: $62,210/$73,380

ENGINE
turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 120 in3, 1969 cm3
Power: 295 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.6-in vented disc/12.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season PNCS
255/40R-21 102V M+S VOL

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 2.86m
Length: 4.7m
Width: 1.9m
Height: 1.66m
Passenger Volume: 2831.7L
Cargo Volume: 736L
Curb Weight: 4378 lb

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2022 Toyota Sienna

I know what your thinking! A Minivan. Did they not die out due to climate change?

Well, this new model by Toyota has been updated dramatically. It almost looks like a SUV.

Sleek body lines, extended sheet metal, stylish LED tail lights and headlights make this vehicle stand out, in fact the design was inspired by the Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train. With the addition of an available cargo basket and rear tire rack you’re ready to tackle Overlanding. The Hybrid-Electric motor provides ample power and the exceptional fuel economy and leaves money in your pocket. I drove this vehicle for a week and I was impressed on the drive and comfort that this van provides. Easy loading electric side doors that can be opened with the key remote or the new kick sensor on the sides and rear offers fast accessibility. A variety of wheel options on select models available. 17” on LE and XLE models, 18” on XSE AWD and Limited AWD, and 20” on XSE FWD model. The latest Technology is abundant in this vehicle. Model specific sound system from 6 speaker all the way up to 12 speakers with premium audio with remote. 9” touch screen, SiriusXM Satellite radio, Apply CarPlay, Android Auto TM and navigation.

Available rear entertainment system that has a 11.6” display and features 1080p quality. Heated front seats with 8-way power adjustable drivers’ seat and 4-way power adjustable passenger seat with 2nd and 3rd row foldable 60/40 seats. The third row can be folded down into the floor to provide 75.2 cubic feet of storage to cram everything you may or not use on a weekend excursion. Oh, and in case you are wondering about cup holders, this van has a total of 18!

Pricing

Starting at: $41,050 (XSE: $48,590)

Models

LE Front wheel drive, 8 Passenger. LE All-wheel drive, 8 Passenger. XLE Front wheel drive, 8 Passenger.

XSE All wheel drive, 7 Passenger. XSE All wheel drive, 7 Passenger. Limited All wheel drive 7 Passenger

Warranty 

Basic

36 months or 60,000 km

Road side assistance 

36 months or Unlimited km

Fuel Economy

6.6 L/100KM City- 6.5 L/100KM Hwy

Automotive Reviews Van
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2022 GMC Sierra Denali

My test drive began in Toronto, which involved flying into Pearson Airport. Normally in any other year its busy but manageable. This year its like trying to exit a subway car in Manhattan during rush hour. Luckily, I carried my bag with me and the drive up north made all the travel woes go away. Beautiful countryside past Owen sound and up to Tobermory which was the destination for the day. The village lies next to Fathom Five National Marine Park which is home 19th century lighthouse and multiple shipwreck dive sites. The next morning, I woke up early to catch the ferry to Manitoulin Island which is the largest freshwater island in the world. Driving around Manitoulin Island was a real treat. I experience incredible views of Lake Huron and beautiful Cottages all along the route. Its quite strange to drive past large lakes withing the island that is in an even bigger lake. I stopped at a large quarry that GM set up an off-road course to take the AT4X through including steep hills and side angles that test the limits of what the truck can do. Our host Garry led us through some twisty areas that showcased the suspension travel and how with a little correction here and there can manage quite easily. 

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GMC Sierra - Beach

The on-board clinometer gauge that can show you what angle you are on. Back on the road again under sunny skies heading toward Killarney Mountain Lodge, nestled on the north shore of Georgian Bay. The drive was great, lush green trees on a 2-way road for many Kilometers until some ominous clouds started rolling in and day turned into night at 4pm. Clouds became heavier and a tornado warning began to flash on my phone. Trees began falling on each side of the road and the wipers were on the highest speed. It felt like I was a storm chaser but as quickly as it appeared it dissipated just as fast and the rain began to subside. Perfect timing as I entered the lodge. Time to relax.

GMC Sierra - interior
GMC Sierra - interior 2

New Vader inspired grille; 22-inch low gloss black with machined accent wheels. Body color front and rear bumpers and new LED lighting with animated lighting sequences that activate when approaching,
starting or walking away.

GM has always done a good job with the interiors but they have defiantly out done them selves with ultimate series. Let’s start with the luxurious Alpine umber leather seats with the complementary plaited stitching. The seats are heated and cooling along with message option and 16-way adjustability. The 13.4” infotainment system has Google built right in. AM/FM/ SiriusXM radio capable with Bluetooth streaming audio, wireless Appl CarPlay, wireless Android Auto and voice activated technology. 12- Bose high performance Speakers with a Richbass Sub-woofer. large center console with an optional safe. Real wood grain door inserts and dash add a touch of class.

GMC Sierra - Shocks
GMC Sierra - Nav

Models:

Sierra Denali Ultimate


Standard 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 that puts out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque with an optional 3.0L inline six-
cylinder diesel engine that makes 277 hp and 460 ib-ft of torque. Both engines connect to a 10-speed
automatic transmission. First in class trailering capable Super Cruise. The system allows for hands free
steering while on compatible roads across North America.

Sierra AT4X 

Standard 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with 10 speed automatic transmission. 2-speed transfer case with selectable modes for the various off-road conditions. Front and rear e-locking differentials. 18-inch black wheels with LT265/70R18 Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac Mud Terrains

GMC Pro safety includes forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assistance,
forward distance indicator and trailer side blind zone alert which accounts for the length of the trailer
when changing lanes.

Fuel economy
6.2L Gas
17.0 L/100 KM City / 12.7 L/100 KM highway
3.0L Diesel
10.5 L/100 KM / 9.1 L/100 KM highway

Price
Denali Ultimate, Gas
Starting at $94,683 inc shipping
Denali Ultimate, Diesel
Starting at $89,393 inc shipping 

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