Articles Written By Simon Hill

Test Drive: 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD
By Simon Hill
November 10, 2015

Honda's formula for its Pilot was never far off the mark, but somehow the boxy-looking and oh-so-functional SUV failed to find any real...

Test Drive: 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EcoBoost Premium
By Simon Hill
October 27, 2015

Okay, let's get this straight right off the top: The redesigned sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible, fitted with the...

Test Drive: 2016 Volvo XC90 Inscription
By Simon Hill
August 04, 2015

From its restyled grille logo and squinty "Thor's hammer" running lights, to its squiggly sculpted taillights and twin chrome-tipped...

Top Picks: Best Cars for Stop-and-Go Traffic
By Simon Hill
June 16, 2015

Picture this: It's 5:15 pm at the end of a hectic day at work. Home is a 32 km commute away – normally a 40 minute trip, but the traffic...

Test Drive: 2015 Land Rover LR4 HSE Luxury
By Simon Hill
June 08, 2015

There must be something in the water at Land Rover's headquarters in the English Midlands town of Solihull.

Test Drive: 2015 Audi Q3 Quattro Technik
By Simon Hill
May 13, 2015

With compact crossovers being all the rage these days, it's somewhat surprising that North Americans haven't met the Audi Q3 before now.

Test Drive: 2015 Buick Encore AWD
By Simon Hill
April 17, 2015

If you think what the world needs is a compact, tall-riding mini-SUV with cute-but-slightly-gawky styling, a "bring on the tech" approach...

Test Drive: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe V6 AWD
By Simon Hill
March 27, 2015

With the introduction of its ATS sedan for the 2013 model year, Cadillac issued a bold challenge: It was going to reclaim its position as...

Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Prius v
By Simon Hill
March 16, 2015

I've got to admit that I have a bit of a love/hate thing going when it comes to Toyota's oh-so-practical-and-efficient Prius lower-case v.

Test Drive: 2015 Lexus GS 350 AWD F-Sport
By Simon Hill
March 11, 2015

Driving along in the 2015 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport somewhere between Duncan and Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, I exited the Trans Canada...

Test Drive: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Premium
By Simon Hill
March 03, 2015

It's tempting to say that you either "get" the Cadillac Escalade, or you don't.

Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Sienna SE
By Simon Hill
January 28, 2015

When it comes to minivans, there's a lot to be said for the Toyota Sienna.

Test Drive: 2015 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E
By Simon Hill
December 23, 2014

Maybe it's Subaru's fault for stealing Volvo's core clientele of cross-country skiing, Birkenstock-wearing, outdoorsy granola-crunchers...

Test Drive: 2015 Acura RDX Tech
By Simon Hill
December 04, 2014

If you're looking at the 2015 Acura RDX and thinking "That looks familiar", it's hardly surprising.

Test Drive: 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
By Simon Hill
August 21, 2014

If you're in the market for a mid-size family car, the sheer number of worthy contenders can seem downright overwhelming.

About Simon Hill

Simon Hill rebuilt his first engine, an air-cooled Volkswagen, at 14. He started writing professionally about cars in 2009 and was also the editor of Boat Journal magazine. He lives in Vancouver, BC.