Articles Written By Chris Chase

First Drive: 2016 Kia Optima
By Chris Chase
October 21, 2015

Like makers of other products, car manufacturers conduct market research to determine what kinds of people are likely to buy their vehicles.

First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
By Chris Chase
October 16, 2015

You don't need to talk with many of the roughly 2,500 people who live on Fogo Island to find someone who has spent time away from this...

BMW unveils M2
By Chris Chase
October 14, 2015

The purist's BMW?

First Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
By Chris Chase
October 08, 2015

In the auto industry, public relations is jokingly (usually) referred to as the 'dark side:' a cog in a machine designed to...

Ontario chasing used car buyers who benefited from sales tax error
By Chris Chase
October 01, 2015

New owners facing bill of up to $500 due to "formatting error", according to Ontario Finance Minister.

I went to Germany for the driving, and got a history lesson instead
By Chris Chase
October 01, 2015

Chris's German adventure took him through many of the iconic landmarks in Germany, in the style and comfort of a BMW 328i.

First Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
By Chris Chase
September 30, 2015

In 1993, Bill Clinton was President of the United States, Kurt Cobain was alive, hockey (somehow) was not yet recognized as a national...

Pope Francis visits the U.S.
By Chris Chase
September 24, 2015

Pope Francis is visiting the United States for the first time, and in doing so has added another vehicle to his list of Catholic...

Craziest Electric Vehicles and Hybrids in the World
By Chris Chase
June 12, 2015

If you think all hybrids and electric vehicles are designed for the pedestrian purpose of helping environmentally-conscious drivers...

First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and PHEV
By Chris Chase
June 02, 2015

Fuel-efficient cars sell well when gas is expensive, but not when it's cheap.

Test Drive: 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid
By Chris Chase
May 15, 2015

Kia got us all worked up earlier this year when it displayed the Sportspace concept...

Cinco de Mayo: Made in Mexico
By Chris Chase
May 05, 2015

The last few years have been kind to Mexico's automobile manufacturing industry: the number of vehicles built there nearly doubled...

Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Highlander
By Chris Chase
April 10, 2015

At the launch of the latest Corolla a couple years ago, Toyota announced the redesigned 2014 model would no longer be available in beige.

Used Vehicle Review: Nissan X-Trail, 2005-2006
By Chris Chase
March 29, 2015

It's pretty rare that we Canadians get anything cool that our neighbours to the south don't get. In fact, it usually works the other way, wi

Weird Replicars and Customs
By Chris Chase
March 20, 2015

There is no shortage of exotic cars to pump up a gearhead's vehicular aspirations.

Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent most of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement or making car sounds while riding his bicycle. Now he's an award-winning Algonquin College Journalism grad who has been playing with real cars that make their own noises since the early 2000s.