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Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul
Any Subaru faithful will tell you that their cars have a soul, a definitive way of sounding, driving, handling and operating. And frankly, we agree. With its rumbling Boxer engine, low centre of gravity and witty all-wheel drive system, a Subaru is a different kind of car. But lately, it …
First Drives2019 BMW X7: Top of the Ladder
There are many SUVs in BMW’s lineup, but there was still one missing. Until now. In order to compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLS , the Range Rover , the Lexus LX and the Infiniti QX80 , BMW just launched th…
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
It’s easy to understand why the Crosstrek became the automaker’s best-selling model in Canada in 2018, just ahead of the Forester. Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Crosstrek enters 2019 with two small changes: a software update for the infotainment system and the addition of a dark blue paint …
First Drives2019 Nissan Murano: Modest Update
The Nissan Murano is facing growing competition in its segment. The Hyundai Santa Fe has been completely redesigned, the Ford Edge offers a new performance model, while the brand new Honda Passport and …
Test Drives2019 Honda Insight: Yes, It’s Back
As almost every automaker is talking about electrifying its future product lineup, plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles will flood the market within the next few years. Consumers will obviously get to recharge their vehicles at home or using public charging stations in order to get from point A to …
Test Drives2019 Ford Fusion Energi: Soon to Be Unplugged
It’s sad to see more and more cars leave the market, but customer demand obviously dictates what manufacturers will sell. Ford probably figures that development of a new-generation midsize sedan for America won’t be profitable. The 2019 model year should be the last one for the Fusion, and will be …
Previews2019 Kia Sorento: Five Things to Know
Introduced in 2002, the Kia Sorento is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that’s larger than the Sportage , but smaller than the all-new Telluride . It takes on direct competitors such as the Honda Pilot , …

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New Models2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC to Land in Canada Early Next Year
During the media preview of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, we received a verbal confirmation that the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC would be offered in Canada . However, the automaker has just officially confirmed its arrival, and it will be offered in hatchback and sedan body styles, ready to confront …
Newssmart’s Fate to be Decided by Year’s End
The future looks bleak for smart . The world’s most famous minicar could be axed in an attempt to make savings at parent company Daimler, whose overall profit fell by 30 percent in 2018. According to a new report by German newspaper Handelsblatt , the brand’s fate will be decided …
ElectricGeely Ji He A Hailed as Chinese Tesla Model 3
As deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in China began a few weeks ago, Chinese automaker Geely launched a new offensive in an effort to maintain and hopefully increase its tiny share of the EV market in that country, which currently stands at about 3 percent. Geely’s brand-new, zero-emission sedan …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Audi Q7 and Q8
The midsize luxury SUV segment is filled with models that serve up performance, opulence and style, to the point where it’s hard for consumers to make a sound purchase decision. The Car Guide makes the process easier with its annual Best Buys in this market segment, in addition to all …
NewsFerrari P80/C: A Very Unique Supercar
As if Ferrari’s cars weren’t exclusive enough, the Maranello-based carmaker built yet another very special unit for one of its customers. At Ferrari, there are all sorts of cars, some manufactured in larger quantities, like the F8 Tributo or the GT4Lusso . Others are a little more limited, such as …
NewsToyota 86 to Return Alongside All-New Supra, Company Says
A lot has been written and said about the hot new 2020 Toyota Supra sports car—and what the return of this famous nameplate means for Toyota’s entry-level coupe. Put simply, will the 86 get, well, 86’d? Sales have been falling since the car’s arrival in Canada in 2012 (only 550 …
NewsThe Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors
Ford hasn’t released any photos or an official release date for its upcoming Bronco, but it did recently present a preproduction vehicle to a bunch of dealerships in Michigan. According to media outlet Automotive News , the next Bronco will be a direct competitor to the …
NewsFord F-150 Raptor May Get Shelby GT500’s 700-HP V8
The current-generation Ford F-150 Raptor chose to abandon V8 power in favour of a high-output version of the brand’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 when it launched for the 2017 model year, but rumour has it that Ford will send it off on a very high note before a completely new F-150 …
NewsGM’s New 3.0L Diesel Offers Class-Leading Power, Torque
When General Motors introduced the next generation of its light-duty full-size trucks a year ago, it promised a six-engine lineup that would include an all-new 3.0-litre Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel engine starting in early 2019. We’re happy to report that the 2019 Chevr…
News2020 Kia Telluride: Pricing Announced
Kia’s new midsize, three-row SUV will arrive in dealerships very soon, and the manufacturer just announced pricing for its three trim levels, which will compete with the Ford Explorer , the Toyota Highlander , the Honda Pilot and the …

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We’re looking for a powerful and luxurious compact sedan? Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are probably the first brands that pop into our collective minds, but there are many more to choose from, such as Japanese brands Acura, Infiniti and Lexus, Swedish brand Volvo, Italian brand Alfa Romeo, Korean brand Genesis …
Test Drives2019 MINI Cooper S Convertible: I Don't Want to be Normal
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Test Drives2018 BMW M2: Shivers Down Your Spine
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Test Drives2019 Toyota Avalon: Not Letting Go Without a Fight
For 2019, Toyota’s full-size sedan gets a redo. A major redo. There’s even a sporty version called the XSE. And the car is very, very good. So good in fact, that it walked away with a Best Buy award for the full-size sedan segment here at The Car Guide .
Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX50 : Quiet Engineering
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is all-new from the ground up and armed, at least according to Infiniti, to tackle on the latest crop of compact luxury crossovers out there, which have now become all the talk in the industry. It features the first-ever variable-compression engine… in the world. Thanks to …
Test Drives2019 Nissan 370Z NISMO: Endangered Species
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Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: Fingers Crossed
It would be unfair to call the 2019 Lincoln MKC a bad purchase, because it isn’t. On its own, Lincoln’s compact luxury SUV pushes many of the right buttons as far as what consumers are seeking in this segment. The problem is that it’s submerged in a sea of excellent …

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2020 Mazda CX-30
Described as a new core model, the CX-30 slots between the diminutive (too small for some) CX-3 and the popular CX-5 . It embodies the latest evolution of Mazda’s KODO design language, with a particularly sexy hood line and rear section, while adding sizable cladding around the wheel arches for …
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Smaller than the e-tron quattro , the new Q4 e-tron Concept features a long wheelbase that maximizes interior room. In terms of size, it stands at 4.59 metres long, 1.90 metres wide and 1.61 metres tall. During the press conference, Audi president and CEO Bram Schott announced that the Q4 …
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Volkswagen ID. Buggy
Barely four metres long and slightly less than two metres wide, the I.D. Buggy concept is a cute nod to the good old dune buggies that were powered by Volkswagen Beetle engines. As was the case then, it comes standard with rear-wheel drive. However, an AWD system could be fitted …
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