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Special EventsHere’s How GM Puts Vehicles Through Cold-weather Testing
General Motors invited The Car Guide to a virtual presentation of its cold-weather proving grounds in Kapuskasing, Ontario. The 242-acre facility is nearly 50 years old—it opened in 1973, more than 30 years after the automaker started testing military vehicles for the government in the middle of World War II.
Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-9 Review: The Driver’s Family SUV
Following extensive updates to the Dodge Durango for 2021 and the reveal of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder , the Mazda CX-9 ends up being one of the oldest SUVs on the market along with the Honda Pilot . Both were last redesigned in 2016, but still prove quite competent and …
First Drives2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Stop Calling Me Polestar!
Ever since Polestar became a standalone brand, there’s been some confusion around Volvo vehicles. Polestar models used to be the performance variants in the Swedish automaker’s portfolio, then the plug-in hybrid options. To make things clearer for potential Volvo customers, the Polestar name will be phased out, and electrified vehicles …
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 …
First Drives2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo: A New Dimension of Fun
Following the Mazda3 , it’s the now the CX-30 ’s turn to get that turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine as Mazda continues to move upmarket and challenge luxury players. Before we go any further, you should know that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo carries a base MSRP of $36,250. It’s essentially …

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NewsLand Rover Defender to Expand into Three-Row SUV
The Land Rover Defender is on a serious roll, having just been named “World's Best Car of 2021” by the journalists of the Women's World Car of the Year award. The luxurious off-road SUV is also getting a round of updates for the 2022 model year, highlighted by the addition …
NewsPeugeot is Officially Not Coming Back to North America
If you were hoping to see Peugeot vehicles in Canada starting in 2023 , we have some bad news: newly established automaker Stellantis has confirmed that the French brand won’t return to our shores anytime soon. Automotive News was the first to report the news. More than 25 years after …
NewsFans Sign Petition to Bring BMW M3 Touring to North America
The all-new 2021 BMW M3 made its debut last September, about a month after the German manufacturer confirmed the addition of the first-ever M3 Touring wagon. Unfortunately, the latter is not planned for North America. Any chance the folks at BMW change their minds? A growing number of fans hope …
NewsProduction of Ford Maverick Small Pickup Quietly Begins in Mexico
A year ago this week, Ford showed its top U.S. dealers a new pickup model that’s smaller than the Ranger (pictured above and below). There have been multiple reports about it ever since, and now it appears production has already started. CNBC claims the new truck was recently disclosed to …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Porsche Taycan
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Electric luxury vehicles are some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced automobiles on the planet. There aren’t too many of them on the market for now, though, so you’ll …
NewsNissan to Fix Two Safety Issues on 2021 Rogue
The next-generation 2021 Nissan Rogue is an excellent product overall. In fact, it has just been named among the three finalists for AJAC’s Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award. The Rogue is also one of the safest vehicles of 2021 according to the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety …
New Models2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: All-electric Adventurer
Porsche successfully entered the luxury EV game with the Taycan , adding a battery-powered model to its lineup without sacrificing what makes the brand so appealing to enthusiasts in the first place. The Taycan is an impressive product, for sure. In fact, this year it won The Car Guide’s Best …
NewsVolvo Wants Fewer Sedans and Wagons, More SUVs
If there’s one automaker famous for building wagons, it’s Volvo . You just couldn’t write the story of the Swedish manufacturer without long-roof cars. But times are changing. SUVs and crossovers are all the rage now, and Volvo feels the need to adjust. Without completely abandoning sedans and wagons, the …
News2021 Ford Bronco Shown With Every Part You Can Remove
Unveiled last July, the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco will officially enter production sometime in the next few weeks. Deliveries to customers will begin in early summer following a short delay. In the meantime, the automaker wants fans to know more about the Bronco’s modular design by showing basically all the …
DealersAverage Profits of Car Dealers Rose 48 Percent Despite Pandemic
Even though new vehicle sales dropped 20 percent across the country last year due to temporary showroom closures and other pandemic-related restrictions, the auto industry is not in such a bad spot. In fact, 2020 was a record year in a couple of metrics. While the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association …

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Test Drives2020 Honda CR-V: 10 Things We Like or Dislike
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