Articles Written By Peter Bleakney

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster By the Numbers
By Peter Bleakney
March 01, 2016

Less is more.

Test Drive: 2016 Jaguar XF S
By Peter Bleakney
February 23, 2016

When the Jaguar XF bowed late 2007, it heralded in a new era of Jaguar design.

Test Drive: 2016 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
By Peter Bleakney
February 11, 2016

Lexus might be late to the premium compact ute party, but they’re making one hell of an entrance.

Test Drive: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6
By Peter Bleakney
February 04, 2016

The Td6 (mated to the ubiquitous ZF eight-speed manumatic) moves the Rangie along in a more relaxed manner. But never does it feel slow. Tha

First Drive: 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
By Peter Bleakney
January 27, 2016

Substance, not pretense

Test Drive: 2016 BMW 340i xDrive
By Peter Bleakney
January 19, 2016

It’s not easy being King. Especially when the enemies are scaling the ramparts and you’ve, er, gone a little soft in the bottom.

Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Passat Highline
By Peter Bleakney
December 18, 2015

Volkswagen sure could use a little good news right about now. Here’s some: The refreshed 2016 Passat 1.8 TSI is a very nice car.

Rolling Up the East Coast in a Posse of Rolls-Royces
By Peter Bleakney
December 18, 2015

Forget the one percent. This is the 0.001 percent.

Test Drive: 2016 Honda Civic Touring
By Peter Bleakney
December 15, 2015

It’s so far removed from any Civic that has come before, I’m having a hard time convincing people this car actually is a Honda Civic.

Test Drive: 2016 Nissan Versa Note SL
By Peter Bleakney
December 08, 2015

Introduced as a 2014 model, the Nissan Versa Note came out with guns a blazin’ – bold, angular body work, great fuel economy, surprising...

Test Drive: 2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS
By Peter Bleakney
November 27, 2015

To riff once again on that well used phrase, this thing handles like no 2,185 kg SUV has any right to.

Test Drive: 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35d
By Peter Bleakney
November 17, 2015

Diesel power and big SUVs go together like Thelma and Louise, politicians and finger pointing, fries and gravy.

First Drive: 2017 Porsche Macan GTS
By Peter Bleakney
November 16, 2015

Porsche closed off a 4.2 kilometre section of ascending, sinuous mountain tarmac on the flanks of this fascinating island so the...

First Drive: 2017 Porsche 911
By Peter Bleakney
November 13, 2015

Yep, this is a big deal. The legend. The icon. The world’s most famous sports car.

2017 Porsche 911 First Drive
By Peter Bleakney
November 11, 2015

The Canary Islands – Yep, this is a big deal. The legendary Porsche 911 Carrera gets a mid-cycle makeover for MY 2017, and its signature...

Peter Bleakney

Peter Bleakney

Peter Bleakney is a Toronto-based automotive journalist. He is also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).