Articles Written By Dan Ilika

How Does the 2023 VinFast VF 8 Stack Up Against the Competition?
By Dan Ilika
September 29, 2022

The brand’s first Canadian entry looks competitive but not quite exceptional.

New 2023 BMW XM a Range-Topping Performance PHEV
By Dan Ilika
September 27, 2022

This M-only SUV is the first plug-in from BMW’s performance division.

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Review and Video
By Dan Ilika
September 23, 2022

Diabolically delightful, this Caddy is among the best cars ever built.

You’ll Be Paying More for the Redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V
By Dan Ilika
September 19, 2022

Prices are up across the board, with the hybrid-only Touring trim cresting $50,000.

2023 Mazda CX-60 First Drive Review
By Dan Ilika
September 16, 2022

The automaker’s latest small crossover provides a glimpse of what’s to come.

What is a Mild Hybrid, and Why Should You Care?
By Dan Ilika
September 06, 2022

These 48-volt systems are misunderstood and not the type of hybrid you might think they are.

2023 Honda HR-V Review and Video
By Dan Ilika
September 02, 2022

Back and better than before, the HR-V is a competitive offering – but it’s not cheap.

Is it Time for a Truck Tax in Canada?
By Dan Ilika
August 29, 2022

While the suggestion caused quite a stir this spring, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

Top 7 Most Under-Appreciated Car Features
By Dan Ilika
August 26, 2022

Simple features that are bound to make everyday life that much easier.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review and Video
By Dan Ilika
August 19, 2022

Those looking to maximize the stuff-for-money quotient shouldn’t overlook this gas-electric Sportage.

2023 Genesis GV60 Review and Video
By Dan Ilika
August 12, 2022

The GV60 is yet another competitive offering from this burgeoning premium brand; however, it’s not without its flaws.

Ford Launches ‘60s-Inspired Bronco, Bronco Sport Trims
By Dan Ilika
August 11, 2022

The Heritage Edition trims are a nod to the original Ford Bronco that was introduced in 1966.

2022 Ford F-150 Tremor Review and Video
By Dan Ilika
August 05, 2022

The Tremor package is an off-road lite offering with decent road manners, but the cost of entry can be quite prohibitive.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review and Video
By Dan Ilika
July 29, 2022

Packed with practicality and offering decent electric driving range, this plug-in hybrid is worth the wait that comes with it – but not for everyone.

Mini Concept Aceman Hints at Brand’s Tweaked Design Direction
By Dan Ilika
July 26, 2022

Mini promises a proper crossover is joining the lineup in the not-too-distant future.

Dan Ilika

Dan Ilika

Dan has been working in the automotive industry for the better part of the last decade, splitting his time between automotive media and public relations. Dan graduated from Toronto’s Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism – print and broadcast. His work as a journalist spans from newspaper to television and the web, reviewing cars in writing and in front of the camera. In his role as Road Test Editor, Dan provides expert insight and analysis of the Canadian new car market.