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Test Drives2022 Volkswagen Jetta Highline: A Shell of Its Former Self
The Volkswagen Jetta used to be the darling of Canadian drivers, especially in the first generations. People loved its solid construction, safe handling, pleasant powertrain and large trunk, enough to overlook some glaring issues and a not-so-good reputation for dependability. But then things changed. The Americanization of the Jetta continued, …
Test Drives2023 Porsche 911 Dakar: It’s All About the Angles
Errachidia, Morocco - “Rugged” and “adventurous” have become full-blown buzzwords within the auto industry. Mainstream automakers are slapping body cladding, underbody protective plates, and meaty tires on ordinary cars to give owners a slight belief that they can tackle off-road trails on their way to soccer practice. But, let’s face …
Special Events2023 Genesis GV60: Bold Little EV for the Cool (Rich) Kids
Launched in 2016, Genesis is still being viewed as a newcomer in the luxury car game, and yet the Korean brand has already racked up multiple awards in North America. The introduction of the GV70 compact SUV in 2021 helped Genesis more than triple its Canadian sales. Following a growth …
Test Drives2023 Subaru Legacy GT: Alone With a Big Engine and AWD
The Subaru Legacy is far from enjoying the same type of success as the Crosstrek and Outback are in their respective segments. Subaru-loving families also prefer the Forester (naturally) and the Ascent . When it comes to midsize sedans, the Legacy is a marginal player, too. And yet from 2021-2023 …
Test Drives2022 Volvo S90 Recharge: Adorable Swedish Limo
Not long after the introduction of the S90 , Volvo had to revise its marketing plans. Production moved from Sweden to China, where large sedans are quite popular, and the decision was made to go forward with only the long-wheelbase variant, which virtually makes this car a fully-size model. The …

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NewsMost and Least Liked Vehicles in 2023 According to Consumer Reports
U.S. magazine Consumer Reports has once again published a list of vehicles owners like the most. The results are from the 2022 Annual Auto Surveys, involving more than 300,000 vehicles from the 2020-2022 model years, as well as some 2023 models. The team used criteria like price, performance, reliability, comfort, …
RacingFord to Return to F1 in 2026 as Red Bull Powertrain Partner
Ford is returning to Formula 1 after more than two decades, entering into a long-term strategic technical partnership with Red Bull Powertrains for the development of the next-gen hybrid power unit to be used from the 2026 Formula 1 season onwards. Red Bull Ford Powertrains will provide the power units …
NewsBMW Considering Even Larger Grilles for Future Cars
If you think BMW ’s grilles can’t get any bigger than they are now on select models, you’re wrong. As uncovered by AutoExpress , the German automaker recently filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organisation for a new one-piece front fascia that could replace today’s conventional grilles, most …
News2023 Targa Newfoundland to Feature EV vs. ICE Challenge
In a first-of-its-kind event, Targa Newfoundland is setting the stage for a head-to-head competition of electric power vs. internal combustion engine. The challenge will occur as part of the “Race the Rock” event scheduled for September 14-22., 2023. “Due to their overwhelming popularity, many leading auto manufacturers are producing various …
News170,000 Problematic Licence Plates Still on the Road in Ontario
Back in 2020, the Ontario government put a stop to the production of its new blue-coloured licence plates because of a series of safety concerns. The plates were introduced in 2019 as a product that would last longer as a result of “high-definition” sheeting, according to government officials. However, these …
NewsNew Cars and Trucks with the Highest Residual Value in 2023
ALG, a division of J.D. Power which specializes in forecasting future vehicle values, today announced the winners of its 2023 Canadian Residual Value Awards, recognizing the vehicles that are projected to hold the highest percentage of their original MSRP after a four-year period for mass-market models and after a three-year …
News2024 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Freshens Up, Goes Digital Only
Land Rover today unveiled the refreshed and improved Range Rover Velar for the 2024 model year. You really have to pay attention to spot the changes on the outside, mind you. The front grille and headlights are revised for a more modern appearance, the former sporting a rather unique mesh …
ElectricNissan Unveils Beefed-up Ariya for Pole-to-Pole EV Expedition
Nissan , which last year announced plans to undertake a 27,000km trip from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole in an electric vehicle, today unveiled the modified Ariya that will be used for this adventure. Since the EV crossover will have to take on extreme terrains and environments …

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Test Drives2023 Nissan Z: Secrets From the Road and the Track
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Test Drives2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Saving Gas Apparently Doesn’t Come Cheap
Santa Barbara, California – Following our first experience with the completely redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V in Ontario, we flew to California to test drive the all-new hybrid variant. Remember, the outgoing generation also came with an electrified option, but only in the U.S. We finally have one now in Canada, …
Test Drives2023 Audi Q4 e-tron: Worth the Wait
The all-new Audi Q4 e-tron should have launched in Canada in the fall of 2021, but as it turned out customers had to wait an extra year. Dealers are now getting 8-10 units a month, which is nowhere near enough to meet demand for this highly attractive and competitively priced …
Test Drives2023 McLaren Artura: Big Fish
Unlike many other McLarens, the all-new Artura is not named using a series of digits and letters. A combination of the words “Art” and “Futura,” it slots between the GT and 720S as a wonderful new supercar with hybrid technology. With 720S production ending as we speak (and the company …
Test Drives2023 Volkswagen ID.4: Next in Line to the Throne?
Volkswagen Canada executives believe the ID.4 could become their best-selling model in the country, ahead of the Jetta and even the Tiguan , which sold a little more than 19,000 units last year. We’re a long way from getting to that point, however, as ID.4 deliveries are still few and …
Test Drives2022 Porsche Taycan GTS: Taking Charge
Porsche did everything it could to emulate the signature Porsche experience in the electric Taycan. Impressive power delivery and absolutely phenomenal handling are definitely part of the mix. But critics, including The Car Guide journalist Gabriel Gelinas, have also pointed out that the Taycan is quite heavy when driven spiritedly …
Test Drives2023 Subaru Outback Onyx: Meet the Out-Black
The refreshed 2023 Subaru Outback builds on a winning recipe that has earned the Japanese crossover multiple Best Buy awards from The Car Guide in the midsize SUV segment. A few styling revisions, enhanced EyeSight safety system and some new technologies are in store. Also, because every other manufacturer is …

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