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Test Drives2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Going to Extremes
FCA has seemingly become the go-to manufacturer for pickups. The next-generation Ram 1500 is The Car Guide ’s Best Buy among full-size pickups for the second consecutive year, while the all-new Jeep Gladiator is our Best Buy in the midsize pickup segment. These two models have even been named the …
Test Drives2020 Mazda CX-5: The Go-to Compact SUV
There’s no need to change a winning recipe. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 returns as a right-sized compact SUV with many available configurations and options designed to meet the needs of a large number of people. Since launching in Canada eight years ago, the exceptionally skilled and refined CX-5 has risen …

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NewsMoody’s Expects Global Auto Sales to Fall 14% in 2020
As a result of the ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, credit ratings agency Moody’s Investor Service has just revised its 2020 forecast for global light vehicle sales and it looks pretty bad. The agency now expects a drop of 14 percent versus 2019, which is much more than …
BuzzOriginal Mazda RX-7, Five Other Cars Found in a River
Some older cars are not as lucky as others. When they’re not beat up or completely worn down, they’re abandoned in a barn or left to rust in a yard amid the elements. A few go straight to the crusher or end up… at the bottom of a river. That’s …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Audi Q3
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at subcompact luxury SUVs , where a new leader has emerged. The Audi Q3 (MSRP from $38,900) wins our Best Buy award this …
NewsAJAC Announces Canadian Green Car and Utility Vehicle of 2020
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has revealed the identity of the 2020 Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. The trophies were awarded virtually via Facebook instead of a live ceremony at the Vancouver International Auto Show, which was previously cancelled …
ElectricGM, Ford to Make Fewer EVs in 2026 Than Tesla in 2019
General Motors and Ford have made headlines with their bold electrification plans in recent years. The former intends to double EV resources by 2021 and launch 20 new models globally by 2023 ( many of which were secretly previewed a few weeks ago), while the latter aims to add 40 …
BuzzFord Econoline Turned Boat on Wheels Now Listed on eBay
A resident in the state of Georgia by the name of Mark is selling a pretty unique vehicle on eBay . The man removed the body from a 1995 Ford E-350 van and used the ladder frame to mount a 7.3-metre-long Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser boat. As you can see …
NewsCOVID-19: Three FCA Employees Die and Thousands More are Laid Off
Two Fiat Chrysler Automobiles employees diagnosed with the COVID-19 have died this week, marking a sad first for an automaker in North America. Automotive News initially reported the news after receiving information from the United Auto Workers on Tuesday. The identity of the two employees has not been disclosed. Yesterday, …
NewsNew York Auto Show Site is Being Turned Into a Hospital
The state of New York has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. The number of injections now exceeds 20,000—including over 12,000 in New York City alone—and related deaths represent more than a third of the entire U.S. total. There are currently about 53,000 beds across the state, …
NewsA Little Bit of Ford F-150 in 3M’s New Respirators
While its North American plants have suspended vehicle production, Ford —just like General Motors and FCA—is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to quickly expand production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients fighting coronavirus. In particular, the Blue Oval plans to assemble …
NewsPlans for Upcoming Toyota, Lexus Models Apparently Leaked
Many rumours are floating around right now about new Toyota and Lexus models, but we seem to have some clarity at last. Per AllCarNews , the automaker detailed its product pipeline at a recent dealer conference and someone took a picture that managed to leak online. Voir cette publication sur …

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First Drives2022 Volkswagen Golf: Our Exclusive First-Drive Review
Porto, Portugal— The eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf is currently hitting the European market. Alas, Canadian customers will have to wait until 2021 to buy one. The Car Guide recently flew to Portugal for an exclusive, way-early first look at this brand new Golf. Previous generations took a sweet time to …
First Drives2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Already Fantastic
ANN ARBOR, Michigan— Two pre-production copies of the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were among the three dozen vehicles submitted to the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury for three days of testing. Both were 3LT models equipped with the essential Z51 performance package and virtually all …
First Drives2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Outrageous and Obedient
LOS ANGELES, California— Those who worry about the Mustang since the launch of an electric variant shaped like a crossover need to know that the present and foreseeable future of their beloved pony car could hardly be in better hands. That’s what we found out a few hours before the …
First Drives2020 Toyota Highlander: Definitely Pick the Hybrid
San Antonio, Texas— They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well, this is where Toyota invited journalists to discover the all-new 2020 Highlander , an SUV the company has big hopes for. The outgoing model was introduced six years ago and its successor boasts fresh styling in line with recent …
First Drives2020 Ford Super Duty: Capitalism FTW
Nearly one full year after its original debut, we finally get a first crack at the 2020 Ford Super Duty lineup, which includes the F-250 , F-350 and F-450 trucks. These workhorses are primarily designed for owners who need to tow big, heavy trailers. How good are the new and …
First DrivesPolestar 1: A Plug-in Hybrid Shooting Star
SAN FRANCISCO, California— Some engineers and designers must have erupted with joy when they were asked to develop Polestar’s first vehicle as a standalone brand, operating under the stewarding of Volvo and China’s Geely. They would have generous resources at their disposal, not to mention the creative freedom to do …
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 …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …

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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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