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2016 Ford Edge Sport, Iain Shankland,

2016 Ford Edge Sport – Road Test

I’ve driven every model of the Edge right from when it was launched back in 2007 and every iteration improved on the previous version – quite extensively in some cases, so naturally the new 2016 model was going to be terrific, right? And for a bonus I got my hands on the Sport model – by far the best-looking version of this CUV/SUV. I LOVE the look of this (not the colour though), but this was going to be a week of fun, enjoyment and drooling. WRONG!!! Oh dear, this was not what I’d expected.

2012 Ford Explorer XLT AWD – Road Test

It’s been quite a while since I last drove a Ford Explorer, and since it’s recently been redesigned from the ground up in 2011, I thought I was long overdue to climb behind the wheel again. I’ve always liked the Explorer, but the new duds make it look quite unique – in fact, I’m sure you could replace the Ford badge with a Range Rover badge and people wouldn’t blink an eye. Especially from the rear … it looks like the RR Evoque.

2007 Ford Edge SEL – Road Test

Back in early November, I attended the official launch of the brand new Ford Edge – a celebration of the very first Edge coming off the assembly line at Ford’s Oakville Ontario plant. In my mind, it was more of a pep rally for the CAW (Canadian Autoworkers Union). Now don’t get me wrong – I don’t hate unions, I just don’t think they’re as relevant today as they were in the past. The head of the Canadian branch of the CAW, Buzz Hargrove, got up on stage and started banging on about how the Japanese government is so unfair by applying tariffs and blocking an open market for vehicles imported into Japan. He boldly stated that if they allowed a level playing field, then Ford wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand for the Edge if the Japanese public had the opportunity to purchase these vehicles. At the time I thought he might be completely delusional. After spending a day with the Ford Edge I was positive he was delusional, but after …

2007 Toyota Highlander 4WD Limited – 2007

The Toyota Highlander is more than just a plain-Jane unattractive SUV. However, it could never be called sexy or beautiful. In fact, you-d be hard-pressed to call it anything more than a wallflower. Like that girl at the school dance, she wasn’t particularly attractive, but she had a great personality once you got to know her. Likewise, I present to you: the 2006 Toyota Highlander. The Highlander is a midsize SUV and “combines the style, handling and comfort of a premium sedan with the space, functionality and driving confidence of a sport-utility vehicle” according to Toyota. There are times when a manufacturer would like you to believe one thing, while they deliver another. In the case of the Highlander, Toyota has hit the bulls-eye.