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Spotlight on2019 Jeep Cherokee: Refreshed and Ready to Drive This Week!
With winter in full swing, The Car Guide escapes, albeit for a short time, to sunny California for a first drive program with the mid-cycle refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee, recently shown off at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit . The event takes place in Westlake Village, …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: For High-Protein Diets
When I scheduled the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for testing, Subaru Canada offered the choice between two vehicles, the one with the manual transmission, or the one with the continuously variable automatic transmission. Obviously, the market being what it is means nobody’s driving manuals these days. But the Crosstrek is aimed …
Comparative TestsMidsize Sedan Comparison Test: Camry, Sonata, Accord and Mazda6
It’s an immensely popular segment in North America—especially in the U.S.—but sales have been slowing down significantly in the past couple of years. Midsize sedans are being traded in for sport-utility vehicles which are considered more practical. But not necessarily so. After all, a midsize sedan offers plenty of room …
Test Drives2018 Ford F-150: Minor Tweaks to the Industry Leader
Ford’s crown jewel undergoes a slight refresh for 2018 and continues its success as the best-selling vehicle in Canada. It sure looks like that gamble to move toward a new aluminum-based construction for this generation has paid off. With significant weight savings in the bank, Ford was able to offer …

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Detroit2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Should the Competition Be Worried?
After a brief appearance on the web last month, the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is finally here. GM used a preview unveiling at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Chevrolet trucks. Steel and More Steel The new body still includes a steel bed, and the …
DetroitMercedes-AMG 53 Series: Electrified and Electrifying
DETROIT, Michigan – So they aren’t exactly more affordable versions of the blistering, fully electric SLS coupe or the hybrid Project ONE for billionaires, but Mercedes-Benz is introducing three unprecedented models whose powertrains bring the AMG performance division into the electric age. The svelte CLS sedan as well as the …
MontrealDiscover the 2018 Montreal Auto Show’s Techno Zone With Denis Talbot!
We explore the automotive industry’s new technologies with Quebec’s seasoned tech expert Denis Talbot! In this ZOOM video, we observe the Toyota Kikai concept car, the BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo with its automatic park assist system as well as virtual driving simulators from Ford place you behind the wheel …
Detroit2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Metamorphosis of a Rugged Icon
DETROIT, Michigan – The granddaddy of automakers chose the massive Michigan Theater with its ancient, spectacular and somewhat crumbling arches to finally unveil the updated version of the G-Class, its classic luxury all-terrain vehicle.A few weeks earlier, we were given a glimpse of its entirely redesigned cabin—now much more modern …
NewsA Fully Electric Infiniti to Hit the Market by 2021
At the Detroit Auto Show , aside from the presentation of the Q Inspiration, the Japanese luxury brand announced some details regarding its future powertrains. First of all, Infiniti confirmed the arrival of new models with electrified powertrains by 2021. News that really isn’t, since its lineup already consists of …
Detroit2019 Chevrolet Silverado: The V8 that Thinks it’s a One-Cylinder
General Motors, in partnership with Delphi and the Silicon Valley start-up Tula, has been working on a new-generation cylinder-deactivation system for its gasoline engines for years. The technology, the prototype of which was unveiled in 2015, is known as Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM). At the time, they were projecting a …
MontrealCanadian Premiere: 2018 Hyundai Kona is an SUV we were Waiting For
Present and accounted for in most segments, Hyundai did not yet have a representative in the extremely popular subcompact SUV category. The Kona changes all that. Smaller than the Tucson and built on a brand-new platform, the Kona’s contours are free-spirited and fun. It features a sound system with a …
MontrealFord GT is a Beast on Stage and on the Track
In the 1960s, Ford came out with the outstanding GT40 in the hopes of beating Ferrari on its home turf at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It worked and the GT40 became an icon. Ford revived the GT in 2006, keeping it true to the original, but 10 years …

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Test Drives2017 Toyota Prius Prime at AJAC EcoRun
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Test Drives2017 Nissan Titan: Roughing up the Status Quo
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Test Drives2017 Jaguar XJ: Still Got the Looks
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Test Drives2017 Chevrolet Volt: Savings Without Compromise
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Feature: The 2018 Global Rallycross
Used to own a 1963 VW Beetle, air cooled, loved it. Not only is this RallyCross great fun but like NASCAR, they know their audience. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website for full episodes from …
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