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Test Drives2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Welcome to Canada
Two years after its official release, the Chevrolet Bolt EV remains competitive even if it now faces serious rivals such as the long-range Nissan LEAF PLUS and the Hyundai Kona Electric. Plus, the Tesla Model 3 is finally here, and it’s not only an accomplished product, its gaining quite a …
First Drives2019 Volvo V60: The World’s only PHEV Wagon
Following recent updates to the S60, Volvo has modernized the V60 wagon. We were invited to drive the vehicle in its home country of Sweden. Wagons have been part of the Volvo tradition for decades, but the V60’s segment is waning with few players left on the field. There’s the …
Test Drives2019 Toyota Corolla: Deal or no Deal?
The Corolla is a very enviable position compared to most of its compact-car rivals. Toyota’s popular sedan needs no introduction and could even keep selling well is the company decided to stop advertising it. Its name itself is a symbol of reliability, durability and loyalty. Corolla is also synonymous with …
First Drives2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Identity Theft
SAN DIEGO (California) – Chevrolet invited us to California to drive an all-new five-passenger crossover. We were promised a vehicle that’ll compete against a Nissan Murano , a Honda Passport and a Ford Edge . We then got the usual spiel about its design, technology and sportiness. Oddly enough, this …
Test Drives2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: The Best Accord?
Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Accord sedan has been largely well received by the automotive press, and picked up several awards over the course of the year. We at The Car Guide have proclaimed it a Best Buy in the midsize sedan category in 2018 and in 2019, …
First Drives2020 Porsche 911: Rising to the Challenge
Every time a new generation of the 911 is unveiled, Porsche gets nervous. On the one hand, the manufacturer knows it has a duty to make sure the product evolves so that it remains not only current, but cutting edge. Makeovers are inevitable. On the other hand, the history of …
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 …
First Drives2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: Apocalypse Machine
SAN DIEGO (California) – Let’s be honest here, the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 is not a direct competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor. And the day Ram introduces its Rebel TRX pickup, it’ll apparently be powered by a Hellcat engine, which means it’ll be even meaner. But that doesn’t prevent …

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TorontoInfiniti’s New Q50 I-LINE and Q60 I-LINE on Display in Toronto
Infiniti is launching its new I-LINE editions of the Q50 sedan and Q60 coupe, which will only be offered in Canada starting next month. I-LINE stands for “Inspired Line” and should appear on more of the brand’s models in the future. The 2019 Infiniti Q50 I-LINE is based on the …
TorontoMercedes-Benz Unveils the Fully Electric EQC in Toronto
German brand Mercedes-Benz is set to rival Tesla, Audi and Jaguar in the fully electric, luxury SUV arena with the 2020 EQC, which is making its Canadian debut at the Toronto Auto Show. Also, pricing for the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan was revealed during the press conference of the …
TorontoToyota Shows Off 2019 Prius e-AWD in Toronto
A bunch of new vehicles are arriving in Toyota dealerships, and not only is the Japanese brand renewing its range of compact SUVs, but its cars are getting some attention as well. The 2019 Toyota Prius receives some cosmetic updates and a new, available infotainment system that incorporates an 11.6-inch …
Toronto2019 Cadillac CT6-V and 2020 Cadillac XT6 Unveiled in Toronto
American luxury brand Cadillac premiered two new models at the Toronto Auto Show, which should both draw a fair amount of attention, although for different reasons. The 2019 Cadillac CT6-V will flaunt the company’s new twin-turbo, 4.2-litre V8 engine that is said to develop 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of …
Toronto2020 Subaru Legacy Presented at the Toronto Auto Show
The seventh generation of the Legacy sedan made its world debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week, and it’s now revealed for the first time in Canada in Toronto. Now built on the Subaru Global Platform that underpins all the brand’s new models, the Legacy is said to be …
Toronto2019 Nissan Maxima and Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition Debut in Toronto
Japanese automaker Nissan presented an updated Maxima and a new variant of the Pathfinder at the Toronto Auto Show. The 2019 Nissan Maxima received styling revisions front and rear, standard LED headlights and taillights as well as new alloy wheel designs. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced safety …
Toronto2020 Hyundai Palisade Makes Canadian Premiere in Toronto
Hyundai’s new midsize, three-row crossover is soon arriving in Canada, and has just made its first official appearance in the country at the Toronto Auto Show . The 2020 Hyundai Palisade replaces the Santa Fe XL in the brand’s lineup, and is powered by a 3.8-litre V6 that develops 291 …
TorontoThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Appears at the Toronto Auto Show
The performance-infused variant of the Jetta compact sedan made its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week, and this week, it’s on display in Toronto. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is totally redesigned, and borrows the Golf GTI’s powertrain, which consists of a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that …

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Test Drives2018 Hyundai Accent: Leading the Pack
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Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Proving a Point
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Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: Going Out with a Bang
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Test Drives2018 Ford EcoSport: Covering All the Bases
As the subcompact SUV and crossover segment is growing in popularity, Ford decided it was time to stop watching the parade go by and step in with its own vehicle. The EcoSport is new to the U.S. and Canadian markets, but it’s not a fresh design. Not a problem, as …
Test Drives2019 MINI Cooper S Convertible: I Don't Want to be Normal
In many ways, the MINI 3 Door reminds me of the Jeep Wrangler. It’s one of those halo cars that holds an entire brand together. MINI, like Jeep, has widened its portfolio of cars and SUVs in order to increase profit, normal stuff for any carmaker. In other words, if …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Getting with the Times
When I look at Mitsubishi’s current model lineup, nostalgia inevitably kicks in after thinking about the great products that were engineered and sold by what is one of Japan’s oldest automotive manufacturers. Performance-infused cars such as the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX of the 90s , the Galant VR-4 sedan, the Mirage …

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2019 Mazda3 unveiled in L.A.
We knew it was coming, and Mazda had teased us with some technical information, telling us the car would feature its revolutionary SKYACTIV-X engine , as well as an all-new platform and styling derived from the absolutely gorgeous Kai concept car it presented last year …
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