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Test Drives2020 Ford Ranger: Bigger and Pricier Than you Remember
Everybody knows that pickups are immensely popular, but the numbers are still mind-boggling. Consider Ford’s F-Series , the No. 1 best-selling vehicle in North America. Last year alone, it found a home in over one million driveways, including nearly 146,000 in Canada. Completing the podium are the Ram and Chevrolet …
Special Events2020 Porsche Ice Experience: 443 Horsepower on Slick Ice
The Car Guide was recently invited to Circuit Mécaglisse about an hour north of Montreal to put the new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S to the test on an icy track. As you may know, the sports-car manufacturer offers customers the opportunity to take part in advanced …
Classic CarsThis Old Datsun Recently Sold for Over $400,000
Auction website Bring a Trailer is full of treasures. The latest we came across was this 1971 Datsun 240Z that was sold for $310,000 USD, or approximately $410,000 CAD. Ronald Munson, the Datsun dealership owner from Marion, Indiana who purchased the car in 1970, gave it to his son as …
Test Drives2020 Infiniti QX50: Unable to Rise to the Challenge
Infiniti launched the second generation of its QX50 compact luxury SUV for 2019. As a direct rival of the BMW X3 , Mercedes-Benz GLC , Audi Q5 , Lexus NX and Acura RDX , this model was supposed to help the company’s bottom line in a big way. The reality …
First Drives2020 MINI Cooper SE: The Battery Game
We’re going to cut to the chase right away: the new, all-electric MINI Cooper SE offers disappointing range. With a small 32.6-kWh battery, it’s only marginally better than the first Ford Focus Electric and Nissan LEAF models. The actual number is 177 kilometres—or about 110-120 kilometres in winter. Nothing to …
Test Drives2020 Subaru Outback Outdoor XT: A Brilliant Alternative to SUVs
The Subaru Outback is one of the company’s most important and popular products with over 1.8 million units sold in North America since the original came out in 1995. For 2020, we have a brand new, sixth-generation Outback built on the Subaru Global Platform, which also underpins the latest Impreza …

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Toronto2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Stars in Toronto
While Montreal played host to the new 2020 Corvette in January, the Canadian International Auto Show kicking off in Toronto is celebrating the national debut of the 2020 Corvette Convertible . This eighth generation of the Corvette—the first-ever with a mid-mounted engine—was engineered first and foremost as a convertible, General …
TorontoPlease Make the Next-gen Hyundai Tucson Look Like This
At the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto , Hyundai presented the Vision T plug-in hybrid SUV concept, which we first saw in a world premiere back in November. It’s easy to imagine this vehicle as a preview of the next-generation Hyundai Tucson , which will debut later this …
News2021 Toyota GR Supra: More Power and a Turbo Four
After making its grand return last year, the Toyota GR Supra makes an even bigger statement this year. The company announced the wonderful news yesterday at a presentation that took place at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. First, the GR Supra as we know it is getting a significant …
NewsAll-Canadian Felino CB7R Makes a Splash in Toronto
Former race-car driver and Felino founder Antoine Bessette is proudly displaying the latest iteration of his cB7R supercar at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Very similar to the brown-coloured model showcased in Montreal last year, this new version stands out with striking blue paint and additional refinements …
TorontoToyota Shows All Kinds of Hybrids in Toronto
Toyota ’s presentation at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto focused on the electrified future of the automobile and the Japanese automaker’s proven hybrid technology, which is used for many different applications. These range from simple passenger cars to powerful race cars. “Even as many in the automotive …
TorontoChrysler Pacifica AWD is Answering the Call of Canadians
Pretty soon the Toyota Sienna won’t be the only minivan to offer an AWD option. Barely a week after its debut in Chicago, the upgraded 2021 Chrysler Pacifica arrived in Toronto for the Canadian International Auto Show , where it’s sure to be a hit among winter-loving families. The AWD …
TorontoGladiator Mojave Becomes the First “Desert Rated” Jeep
FCA came to the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto to present the all-new Jeep Gladiator Mojave, an even more extreme version of its midsize pickup. Surely you know about Jeep’s “Trail Rated” badge, don’t you? It certifies that certain models have the necessary features and capabilities to meet …
TorontoInfiniti Qs Inspiration is an Electric Sports Sedan We Want
Unveiled in a world premiere in Shanghai last spring, the Infiniti Qs Inspiration electric sedan concept made its first appearance in the country today at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. It’s the fourth concept from Nissan’s luxury brand to appear consecutively at CIAS and the most serious …
NewsNissan Versa Sedan is Back in Canada for 2021
On the eve of the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Nissan unveiled the 2021 Versa and announced plans to sell it on this side of the border starting this summer. The four-door Versa, which Nissan dropped in Canada several years ago to make more room for the Versa …
TorontoMazda3, Jaguar I-PACE are AJAC’s 2020 Car and SUV of the Year
The 2020 Canadian Car of the Year and 2020 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards were handed this morning at a press conference before the start of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. To get to this point, members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) from …

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Test Drives2020 Ram Power Wagon: The Mean Workhorse
WHISTLER, British Columbia— When FCA introduced the all-new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty at the Detroit Auto Show last year, the numbers were quite impressive: up to 1,000 pound-feet of torque with the Cummins turbo-diesel engine and a maximum towing capacity of 35,100 pounds. However, Ford announced last week that its …
Test Drives2020 Honda Passport: The Gentle Adventurer
The all-new Honda Passport is a pretty rare sight on the road. Since it went on sale in Canada last year, we’ve only come across a handful of them on the road. That’s understandable when you consider how much of a niche product the Passport is. It might not look …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3: Beautiful
The small-car segment is struggling of late, and a few models have recently left the market—like the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze —a sign that some manufacturers crunched numbers and figured out that their eventual redesign wouldn’t be as profitable as developing more crossover vehicles. Still, Mazda believes there is …
Test Drives2019 BMW M850i Cabriolet: Expensive Bargain
As if the BMW 6 Series wasn’t prestigious enough, the German brand replaced it with the recently introduced 8 Series, available in coupe, convertible and—very soon—four-door Gran Coupé body styles. Leapfrogging the BMW 7 Series sedan, it means the 8 Series is now the flagship model line and must be …
Test Drives2020 Nissan Qashqai: Not the Bargain You Want
Nissan has one of the most SUV-heavy lineups in the entire industry. With the Kicks , Qashqai , Rogue , Murano , Pathfinder and Armada , the company knows exactly what the name of the game is in 2020. We recently put the sub-compact Qashqai to the test and came …
Test Drives2019 Kia Niro EV: An Electric Car Worthy of More Attention
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, affordable electric vehicles offering zero range anxiety have become more and more popular. One of them is the Kia Niro EV, the third member of the Niro lineup following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Originally launched for the 2017 model …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: Resuming Where it Left Off
The Z4 roadster is back, fully redesigned and ready for action. It’s more powerful than ever and its performance and handling have been enhanced, in addition to boasting a more luxurious cockpit and new technologies. Simply put, it’s better than ever, but is it too late? See, just when the …
Test Drives2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Limited: The Modern Art of Cubism
Kia calls it the most fun, innovative and futuristic Soul ever. Sure enough, the third generation of the lovable Korean cube makes a big statement and finds many ways to please. In fact, we at The Car Guide named it the Best New SUV of the Year . The updated …

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2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Mechanically speaking, the Audi RS Q8 shares its twin-turbocharged V8 engine with the RS 7 and RS 6 Avant . It produces 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque."Because someday it will be my turn to drive this super Audi SUV and tackle the Green Hell…" These are the words …
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Light on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 by Gabriel Gélinas
This introductory video, led by automotive journalist Gabriel Gélinas, is a perfect example of why the Mazda MX-5 won the best-buy title in the convertible segment of the 2020 Auto Guide... Whether with her soft roof on the standard model or remote-controlled hardtop in the MX-5 RF grand touring version, …
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Focus on the Mazda 3 with Gabriel Gélinas
The Mazda 3 wins the Best Buy Award in its category in the 2020 Auto Guide. It has an athletic look, and the addition of the optional all-wheel-drive makes this compact a great upgrade to the Quebec market. Here is a car to discover under the keen eye of journalist …
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