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First Drives2022 Honda Civic : Here to Win
The outgoing generation of the Honda Civic had lost a lot of flavour in its final years. Its choppy-lined exterior sprinkled with chrome accents was showing signs of age. And, while ergonomic, the interior was also starting to go out of fashion. However, that did not deter Canadian motorists from …
Test Drives2021 BMW M4 Competition: BMW at Its Finest
The new 2021 BMW M4 Competition is a clear embodiment of what BMW does best. Equal parts calm and crazy, wise and wild, this formidable car can be driven leisurely on any given day before morphing into a corner-devouring monster as soon as you hit the track. The M4 works …
Comparative Tests2021 Tesla Model 3 vs. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Numbers
For 2022, the Chevrolet Bolt EV gets a number of styling revisions and new technologies along with a sizable price cut. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 keeps leading EV sales with unmatched range and breathtaking acceleration. Despite their vast differences, these two cars are similar in many ways. Which one …
Test Drives2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S: Here’s to (Almost) Perfect Compromises
As the 911 gets better and better with every generation, it manages to keep its identity and DNA. And, from time to time, a Targa model pops up and squeezes itself between the multiple coupe and convertible offerings inside the 911’s prestigious lineup, offering discerning buyers an alternative of debatable …
Test Drives2021 Volkswagen ID.4: As Good as Advertised
Volkswagen has come a long way since Dieselgate hit the company five years ago. Now, the page is completely turned and the next chapter involves a brand new generation of fully electric vehicles. The first model to land in Canada is the Volkswagen ID.4 , a crossover whose shape and …
Spotlight onWe’re Driving the 2022 Honda Civic This Week
The 2022 Honda Civic is fresh out of the Alliston plant in Ontario and we were given the opportunity to put our hands on it before it hits the dealership floors. We don’t need to tell you that this compact car is an important model for Honda, but also for …
Test Drives2021 Lexus IS: One Step Forward, The Other Won’t Follow
For 2021, two compact luxury sedans from Japan introduced new generations to hopefully catch up with the German rivals and also ward off Korea’s impressive Genesis G70 . The Acura TLX and Lexus IS are now sportier and more skilled in their respective ways. But when we tested the latter …
BlogWho is the 2022 Ford Maverick Designed For?
Pickups are big business, but they can and should come in smaller packages, too, which is why Ford is adding a fourth line to its portfolio. Following the Super Duty , F-150 and Ranger , here’s the all-new 2022 Maverick, a compact and affordable model full of surprising features. But …

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NewsYes, You Can Have a Yoke in Your Tesla Model 3 or Y
One of the most talked-about new features of the freshly updated Tesla Model S and Model X is definitely the available yoke-style steering wheel. While U.S. regulators are still trying to determine whether it’s street-legal or not, the early reviews from customers are a mixed bag. Will it eventually land …
NewsHigh-powered Hyundai Elantra N Teased Once Again
As promised, the next-generation Hyundai Elantra lineup is about to expand further with the addition of a high-performance variant, the Elantra N. The automaker has released another teaser following the camouflaged sedan we saw last November. In case you need a refresher, seven new N and N Line models will …
New Models2022 Audi RS 3 Coming to Canada With Drift Mode
The upcoming 2022 Audi RS 3 will be available in five-door Sportback and four-door sedan configurations when it goes on sale in Europe this fall. In Canada, only the sedan will be offered starting in the second quarter of next year. The Car Guide took part in a virtual presentation …
Electric2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: The Car Guide Takes a Closer Look
Ford’s 2022 model lineup will have both thunder and lightning in the form of the all-new F-150 Raptor R and F-150 Lightning , the latter becoming the first fully electric pickup in Blue Oval history. We were recently invited to Mississauga, Ontario to take a closer look at this vehicle …
NewsNo VW Pickup Planned to Directly Rival the Maverick and Santa Cruz
With the recent introduction of the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick , a new pickup segment is taking shape in North America, offering cheaper and more compact alternatives to established trucks. So, who’s going to be next? If you were hoping for Volkswagen , we’re sorry to tell you …
NewsToyota Supra From “Fast and Furious” Sets Auction Record
A few days before Fast 9 finally hits theatres in North America, a car that became a legend due to its role in the first two movies of the Fast and Furious franchise was the star of the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction. The famous 1994 Toyota Supra driven by …
NewsMcMaster University Launches $28.4M Automotive and Aerospace Hub
Autonomous and zero-emission technologies will be a bigger part of Ontario's automotive industry thanks to a new multi-million innovation hub. Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, announced a $10-million FedDev Ontario investment for McMaster University towards iHub, a university-based integrated automotive, aerospace and advanced …
NewsPorsche's New Infotainment System Will be Music to Your Ears
A clear illustration that technology is taking over the automobile, Porsche this week introduced its all-new infotainment system with much fanfare as if it were the debut of a brand new sports car. A number of hosts, experts and company executives were on hand—in a futuristic setting to boot—to talk …
RacingSabine Schmitz Gets a Nurburgring Corner Named After Her
The Queen of the Ring, Sabine Schmitz, who died from cancer on March 16, 2021 at the age of 51, is getting a fitting tribute. One of the corners of the legendary Nurburgring—a track she lapped more than 33,000 times—will now bear her name following a petition signed by 50,000 …

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Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra: Is it Any Good in Winter?
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Test Drives2021 BMW X4 M Competition: Those Crazy Germans
Very few people need or can afford a vehicle like the 2021 BMW X4 M Competition , a luxurious, coupe-style compact SUV that packs 503 horsepower and has all the dynamic attributes to keep pace with a number of high-caliber sports cars on a track. There’s nothing rational—or so it …
Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-3: Downgraded to the Minor Leagues
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Test Drives2021 Subaru Crosstrek Outdoor: A Favourite of Canadians
Here’s a vehicle many Canadians are fond of—the Subaru Crosstrek . In 2020, sales of this small, Impreza-based crossover increased 14 percent, trailing only the Hyundai Kona in the segment. In fact, it was one of just two Subaru models that managed to sell more units than they did in …
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