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2016 Toronto Auto Show: Our Top Picks

The Toronto Auto Show offers an opportunity for Canadian consumers to see the latest metal on the market, including what’s new in the world of pickup trucks. First order of business at this year’s show was presenting the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge overall award to Reid Bigland, CEO of FCA Canada on behalf of the Ram EcoDiesel. This is the second year in a row that the Ram EcoDiesel has captured the overall win. DON’T MISS: 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge Detailed Results While walking the halls of the auto show on press day, we couldn’t help arguing...

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2016 Ram Limited EcoDiesel: Tested by Snowmobilers

For anyone with the itch for snowmobiling like the entire Elmer family has, the winter of 2016 has been a total let down; at least in Southern Ontario.  As I write this on February the 8th, the lawn is exposed in all of its green glory, taunting me every day as I walk outside hoping that tons of white snow will come and cover the smug grass. During winters like these, anyone with a taste for winter sports has to take every opportunity possible to scratch that itch, and thanks to the Ram EcoDiesel, we finally hit the trails this...

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2016 Real-World Fuel Economy Report

The real-world fuel economy numbers from the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge are here.  Once again, we teamed up with ChrossChasm and Natural Resources Canada to record and document fuel economy numbers for each of the vehicles tested in 2016. Testing took place over the course of two days at the Iron Wood test facility in Kirkfield, On. The beauty of our approach to testing is in the real-world aspect. Every truck is loaded with payload, hitched to a trailer and taken through the Canadian mud to determine which is the best. We treat these trucks exactly like owners...

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AJAC Truck Testing Concludes: How Will Our Winners Fare?

Howard Elmer and his son Stephen are both members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada – a professional group that represents the best of the auto media across the country. Each year (for over 30 now) this group gathers to test and judge the annual new automotive offerings in a multi-day event known amongst members as “TestFest.”  This event covers all models and all brands.  Both Elmers, were on site testing,  just a week after completing this year’s Canadian Truck King Challenge. Interestingly, many of the same trucks (not the vans) used in the Challenge are also shipped to...

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2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge Detailed Results

This year’s Canadian Truck King Challenge saw the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Ford Transit full-size van repeat their category wins, while the Mercedes-Benz Metris and GMC Canyon Diesel took home top honours in their segments.  Although these vehicles earned the most points in their given categories, each of the entries have strong points. Taking the time to comb through the scores given by each judge shows just how competitive these vehicles truly are. Check out the score sheets for each segment below. 2016 Canadain Truck King Challenge – Mid-Size Vans – Judges Scores   2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge...

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