McIntosh, Jil


Autofocus, Autosphere, Old Autos, National Post, Post Driving, Automotive News Canada,


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I've been writing about cars since 1983, and my work appears in a variety of places. I review new vehicles, write feature articles, and write about old cars.

You can catch me regularly in the National Post and its; at; in the antique-car newspaper Old Autos; in Automotive News Canada; and in the industry magazines Tire News, AutoJournal and Fleet Digest. For many years I was also the Assistant Editor for (formerly

I was a contributor to the Toronto Star's Wheels section beginning in 1987, and for Metro since 2009, until those outlets dropped their freelance writers in 2016.

I also write on other subjects. I'm a contributor to Pen World, a U.S.-based magazine for fountain pen collectors. In the past, I've also written about cocktails and collecting for Sharp magazine, on rural living for Rural Delivery magazine, and for Harrowsmith, Maclean's, Where New Orleans, Collision Management, Cars & Parts, and Canadian Street Rodder.

Join me on my website at, where you can find a link to all of my online car reviews and some of my stories.

Articles récents:

  1. How It Works: Making sense of EV specifications

    Jil McIntosh

    Confused by terms like kW, kWh, Le, and charging in general? We explain what they mean

  2. Do you remember these eight short-lived cars?

    Jil McIntosh

    Sometimes automakers hit home runs with their vehicles, and then sometimes -- they don't. I've rounded up eight vehicles that didn't resonate with buyers in my story at the National Post (

  3. Hasty Haulers: A look at Dodge's history of performance trucks

    Jil McIntosh

    The company's big news right now is the 702-horsepower Ram TRX, but it's not the first time it's made a truck that's all about going fast. Check out some of the ones from past years in my story at the National Post (

  4. How much truck do you REALLY need?

    Jil McIntosh

    Many people overbuy, and that costs money and fuel


  5. Car Review: 2020 Genesis G90

    Jil McIntosh

    The Genesis G90 is a worthy competitor to the big-name premium brands


  6. In Review: 2020 Buick Encore GX

    Jil McIntosh

    In an odd bit of marketing management, Buick's new Encore GX isn't a trim level on its well-known Encore, but an entirely new model. It's handsome, roomy and comfortable, but there are a few items that could use some tweaks ... find out in my review at

  7. In Review: 2020 Mazda CX-9

    Jil McIntosh

    If you're into three-row sport-utes, give this one a test-drive. It's a great driver and has a lot of features, but be sure to check seat comfort when you do. Find out why in my review over at

  8. First Look: 2021 Ford Bronco

    Jil McIntosh

    There's no question Ford's reborn icon looks the part, and the Bronco packs a ton of tricks to out-wrangle the Wrangler

  9. How the numbers stack up between the 2021 Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler

    Jil McIntosh

    The Blue Oval aimed its hot new SUV at the iconic Jeep 4x4 with sniper levels of precision, so how do the two compare on paper?

  10. How trucks went from bare-bones workhorses to modern luxury-liners

    Jil McIntosh

    We take a brief look at the evolution of today's pickups, brand by brand


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