Mark Atkinson
Mark has worked as an automotive journalist for over 10 years, starting as a student at Centennial College, in Toronto, by launching an auto-review section in the college paper, The Courier. Since then, he’s been Editor of Inside Track Motorsport News and its Streetwise section of new-vehicle reviews and industry news, done stints at Carguide and World of Wheels, and currently works as an award-winning freelancer for AutoGuide.com, MSN Autos Canada and more. He’s also a first-time father, so don’t be surprised if the frustration of properly installing a car seat creeps into his work.

Mark’s Recent Reviews

2014 Kia Rondo Review

2014 Kia Rondo Review
Axed from the U.S. market several years ago due to low sales, we drive the second-generation Kia Rondo to see if big changes warrant a comeback....

2013 Chevy Traverse Review

2013 Chevy Traverse Review
With a slew of new large crossovers hitting the market, is a light refresh too subtle to keep Chevy’s Traverse in the game?...

2014 BMW 3 Series GT Review

2014 BMW 3 Series GT Review
With BMW’s Gran Turismo version of the 5 Series a genuine dud, should we expect the same from a GT-ified 3 Series?...

2014 Subaru Forester Review

2014 Subaru Forester Review
It might not look all-new, but drive the 2014 Forester and you’ll soon realize just how improved it is....

2013 Mercedes SL550 Review

2013 Mercedes SL550 Review
Lighter, faster and more powerful, the 2013 SL is a better performance machine, but is perhaps best enjoyed slowly....

2013 Mercedes SLK55 AMG Review

2013 Mercedes SLK55 AMG Review
Contrary to what most German cars are doing these days, the SLK55 sticks with the musclecar philosophy, passing up forced induction for a big displacement V8....

2013 Dodge Durango Review

2013 Dodge Durango Review
The Dodge Durango returned from a brief hiatus in 2011 with more changes than a troubled teen after military school. While it might look the same in 2013, a few key changes make it better mannered and more efficient in the V8 model....

2012 Toyota Yaris Review

2012 Toyota Yaris Review
There’s a lot that isn’t new about the all-new 2012 Yaris. And yet in a field of more attractive offerings, Toyota’s sub-compact remains a smart buy....