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Test Drives2021 Toyota Sienna: Tested and Approved By the Whole Family
Are minivans still the best family vehicle you can buy? The SUV craze suggests otherwise, but the fact of the matter is that nothing is more spacious, practical and convenient for a large family. Toyota , which resurrected the Venza wagon in the form of a midsize SUV, simultaneously introduced …
First Drives2022 Mitsubishi Outlander: Vastly Improved and More Serious
This time it’s real. After updating the old Outlander many times but not really making significant changes, Mitsubishi is finally introducing a brand new model. The next-generation 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is about to land in Canadian showrooms and we at The Car Guide had the opportunity to put it to …
Test Drives2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Hail the Manual Gearbox
Despite sedans losing giant market shares to SUVs, the Toyota Corolla remains one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. Available across the globe, it provides safe and reliable transportation for countless people and their families. Part of Toyota’s stellar reputation for reliability comes from a calculated approach to new …
Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-3: Downgraded to the Minor Leagues
The Mazda CX-3 is arguably the least liked Mazda vehicle right now. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 models people enjoy the least according to the latest Consumer Reports survey. Also, consider the addition of the brand new CX-30 , which is more attractive and better across the …
First Drives2021 Buick Envision: Keep Dreaming, GM
Nearly a year after its debut, the second-generation 2021 Buick Envision is finally on sale in Canada. Similar to its predecessor introduced in North America back in 2016, this compact luxury SUV slots between the Encore GX and Enclave as Buick’s answer to popular models such as the Acura RDX …

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NewsOriginal Hyundai Pony Re-imagined as a Modern EV
In order to celebrate the opening of its new design studio in Busan, South Korea, Hyundai is hosting a special exhibition titled “Reflections in Motion” that showcases the evolution of Hyundai cars from the very beginning. It starts with a segment called "Heritage Series – PONY" which is a reinterpretation …
NewsGM Wants a Fight With Google Maps
Most automakers are struggling to design infotainment systems that are as attractive and user-friendly as those offered by tech giants Apple (CarPlay) and Google (Android Auto). General Motors, to be fair, is doing a nice job. However, since many drivers also prefer to use third-party services like Google Maps on …
NewsStudy: Some Bad Drivers are “Zoom Zombies”
Our daily lives have profoundly changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the way we work and communicate to our driving habits . Could it be that one has an adverse effect on the other? In a recent Wakefield Research study commissioned by Root Insurance in the U.S., …
NewsGM Keeps Promise, Produces 10 Millionth Mask
After being mandated by the Canadian government to produce 10 million face masks in May 2020, General Motors has announced that it has held its promise. The 10 millionth mask produced in the automaker's Oshawa factory will be donated to Ottawa’s Ingenium Museum. “This is one of the proudest moments …
ElectricFord Mustang Mach-E Experiencing 12V Battery Problems
How is the honeymoon going between the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover and early adopters? After waiting for a very long time to receive their vehicle, most customers are likely super-excited to take advantage of its performance and numerous cutting-edge technologies. Some, however, are experiencing a lot of frustration …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Audi Q3
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Small luxury SUVs are pretty popular, though General Motors and Lexus are the only non-European automakers competing in this market segment. Audi Leads the Way For 2021, the Audi Q3 …
BuzzThis Audi RS6 Truckster Would Make Clark Griswold Madly Proud
It’s not the first time some tuning enthusiast transforms a car into a replica of the iconic Griswold family wagon from the 1983 movie National Lampoon’s Vacation . However, this one is certainly one of the most stylish. While the original Wagon Queen Family Truckster was based on a 1979 …
NewsHonda BR-V is the Mexican SUV You Didn’t Know About
Honda dealers in the U.S. want more SUVs, and we suspect Canadian dealers are thinking the same thing. Apparently, the HR-V , CR-V , Passport and Pilot are not enough. In late 2023, a new electric SUV will join the Honda lineup (with the help of GM), but in the …
ElectricB.C. Reports Record Numbers of EV Sales
British Columbia had 54,469 registered electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles at the end of 2020, and sales continue to increase at a rapid pace in 2021. “With the highest reported uptake rates of EVs in North America, B.C. is quickly becoming a leader in the EV industry,” said Bruce Ralston, …
NewsAlfa Romeo Tonale Reportedly Not Good Enough Yet for New CEO
With the 4C roadster currently being phased out, Alfa Romeo ’s 2021 North American lineup only has two models. A third was supposed to go on sale late this year, but it appears we won’t see it on the road until early 2022. We’re of course talking about the Alfa …

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Test Drives2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 vs. GMC Canyon AT4: Battle Tested
GM’s midsize pickups are technically and mechanically very similar. While not as popular as their full-size siblings, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon still have their fair share of loyal customers. Both are also available with a dedicated off-road variant—the Colorado ZR2 and Canyon AT4 , respectively. We at The …
Test Drives2020 Volkswagen Passat: Already Time to Move On
Midsize sedans are no longer the vehicle of choice for families. SUVs and crossovers are way more popular these days, forcing traditional passenger cars to reinvent themselves or risk going extinct. In the case of the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima , for instance, that meant adding an all-wheel drive …
Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra: Is it Any Good in Winter?
We at The Car Guide typically wait until the summer to test drive sports cars. As a matter of fact, most sports car manufacturers prefer to keep their press vehicles away from the cold and the elements during winter. This time, however, Toyota did us a favour by putting a …
Test Drives2020 Aston Martin DB11: The Sleek British GT From Germany
The 2020 Aston Martin DB11 is one sexy Brit—although with the available twin-turbocharged AMG V8 engine it has a lot of German muscle. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder; well, in our humble opinion, this car is drop dead gorgeous… even in Sunburst Yellow. Yeah, that …
Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-5: The Shining Star Next to the Rising Star
While the new CX-30 is undoubtedly the rising star in the lineup, the Mazda CX-5 still shines the brightest—at least in terms of Canadian sales. As the fifth-most popular SUV in 2020, it moved up a spot to ninth among the top 10 best-selling trucks and SUVs. Therefore, it’s easy …
Test Drives2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: So Close to Perfection
There is no such thing as a perfect car or truck. You can always find something not to like or stuff that doesn’t meet one driver’s specific needs. However, we at The Car Guide believe we have found a vehicle that seriously challenges the premise above. The Toyota RAV4 is …
Test Drives2021 Kia Seltos: Everything You Need to Win
The small-SUV market is booming and Kia recently expanded its offering with the all-new Seltos . Sharing many components with the award-winning Hyundai Kona , the 2021 Kia Seltos boasts a solid foundation and realistically could enjoy as much success as its domestic cousin. With good looks, attractive pricing and …

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