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. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Review

    Jil McIntosh

    Old-school off-road


  2. These six cars were game-changers for Mustang

    Jil McIntosh

    The Mustang has been through a lot over the years, but there were some models that really changed the game for this pony car. I've rounded up a few - see them in my story at the National Post (

  3. What are Canada's most significant historical vehicles?

    Jil McIntosh

    In the U.S. there's a Historic Vehicle Association, which honors cars for their significance. Canada doesn't have an equivalent, but that didn't stop me from coming up with a list of my own. Find out what Canadian cars I matched to the American ones in my story at the National...

  4. First Drive: 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid

    Jil McIntosh

    The F-150's redesigned for 2021, and now includes a gasoline-electric powertrain

  5. First Drive: 2021 Toyota Sienna

    Jil McIntosh

    Toyota has completely redesigned its minivan into its fourth generation, and for 2021, it's only available as a hybrid. Find out more in my story over at

  6. SUV Review: 2020 Honda Passport

    Jil McIntosh

    The Honda Passport only seats five passengers, but it'll carry almost everything they own

  7. In Review: 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid

    Jil McIntosh

    Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) may be the best choice for those who like electrics but need more range. A PHEV will run on its battery alone after you plug in it, but once that runs out, it'll keep going as long as it has fuel in its tank. Volvo has a...

  8. How many of these classic old trucks do you know?

    Jil McIntosh

    The truck that became Dodge, the cars that became trucks, and the Mack that got smaller ... check out my list of little-known classic trucks over at the National Post (

  9. 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

  10. 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 (


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