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TiresTop 10 Winter Tires for Cars and Small SUVs
The Quebec winter tire law is already 10 years old, making it mandatory to have winter tires mounted from December 15 to March 15. In 2019, the period will be extended by two weeks, starting on December 1st. In the rest of Canada, at least 60% of drivers in the …
Special EventsThe Car Guide Nominates its Best Buys of 2019
This week, The Car Guide team will be in Toronto, to hand over its 2019 Best Buy Awards , a traditional ceremony year after year. Underlining New Categories With the arrival of new automotive segments, such as subcompact SUVs and subcompact luxury sedans, for example, The Car Guide had to …
Spotlight on2019 Porsche Macan: We’re Driving it This Week
This week, we’re off to Mallorca to drive the refreshed 2019 Porsche Macan. It has been an extremely popular vehicle for the German manufacturer since its introduction in 2014. How popular you might ask? In Canada, it has outsold every other Porsche model by a considerable margin. The next closest …
Test Drives2018 Mazda3: Taking a Bow
The current generation of the Mazda3, which was introduced for the 2014 model year, has been good for the Japanese automaker. Although it didn’t sell quite as well than the first-gen model (2004-2008), it consistently ranked among the best-selling cars in Canada, at a time when consumers were shifting towards …
Spotlight on2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE: We’re Going to Drive it
This week, we’re heading to San Antonio, Texas, for the North American launch of the all-new, 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, one of the best-selling midsize luxury SUVs in the country. The Major Leagues In this segment, each offering must top the next. If your product doesn’t exceed consumer expectations, you quickly …
First Drives2019 Hyundai Tucson: Staying in the Game
SACRAMENTO, California – During the media launch of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N , a 275-horsepower pocket rocket that will seek to steal some sales away from the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R, the Korean brand also gave us the opportunity to try out the 2019 edition …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Kona: Like an Air Freshener
The subcompact SUV segment has been around for a while now, and new models are being added on the market with every passing year. Consumers are trading in their cars and scooping up these little vehicles, which are admittedly more car-like than truck-like. In addition to popular or long-standing players …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The Next Logical Step
To be honest, we don’t know why manufacturers took so long to introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV in Canada. Stuffing such a powertrain in a car is obviously a good idea, but the fuel savings aren’t all that high, as today’s sedans and hatchbacks are already very efficient to begin …

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NewsThe Jeep Pickup Could be Called the Gladiator
It’s official, Jeep will unveil an all-new pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month. While FCA still hasn’t confirmed its name, the Internet has already baptised it with a wide variety of nomenclatures. The name Gladiator seems to be the most recent one. A Realistic Rumour According …
BuzzCalifornia Fire Hero will get a Brand New Truck from Toyota
Toyota will give a brand new Toyota Tundra to a resident of Paradise City, in California, for rescuing people from a burning hospital. The Coast is on Fire In you’ve been following the news lately, you’re well aware that California is getting its share of violent forest fires. Last week, …
New ModelsAston Martin DBX, the British Brand’s First SUV
After unveiling the DBX Concept at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, Aston Martin clearly indicated that a utility vehicle would eventually be introduced. Meanwhile, almost every manufacturer has at least one in its lineup. In fact, in the past two years, we saw the launch of the Bentley Bentayga , …
Los AngelesHyundai Will Unveil a New SUV in L.A., the 2020 Palisade
This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show promises to be once again filled with a wide variety of new products. Among the new cars and trucks at the show, Hyundai will present an all-new SUV called the Palisade. Inspired From a Cliff Hyundai remains tight-lipped about its new utility vehicle, but …
RecallsMichelin Recalls Small Quantity of Passenger Tires Sold in Canada
LAVAL, QC, Nov. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 377 MICHELIN® CrossClimate™ SUV tires sold in Canada beginning on Sept. 25, 2018. The tires subject to the market action do not bear the requisite sidewall markings for maximum load, maximum pressure …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Hyundai Accent
Each year, The Car Guide announces its Best Buys in a wide variety of vehicle categories, in order to help the consumer make sound purchase decision. In the subcompact car category, the 2019 Best Buy title has been awarded to the Hyundai Accent . Freshly redesigned for 2018 and arriving …
News2019 Mazda CX-5: Signature Edition and Turbo Engine
The 2019 edition of the compact CX-5 crossover will gain a new top-level Signature trim, just like the Mazda6 and Mazda CX-9 , which will benefit from some extra firepower. The CX-5 Signature’s cockpit is furnished with higher-quality materials such as Cocoa Brown Nappa leather seating and Abachi wood trim.
Los AngelesA New Mazda3 With SKYACTIV-X Engine Will be Unveiled in L.A.
The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is just around the corner and, as always, it promises some interesting new products. And not just SUVs! Mazda plans on presenting an all new Mazda3 powered by an innovative engine it calls SKYACTIV-X. Styling and Frugality Just over a year ago, Mazda presented …
NewsEV Sales Reached 8% in Canada
According to an article published by FleetCarma , fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles counted for more than 8% of total new light-vehicle sales during the third quarter of 2018 in Canada. This result was in large part attributable to the Tesla Model 3 , which started to arrive …
Los Angeles2019 Toyota Prius Headed for Los Angeles
The popular compact hybrid will get a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year, and it will be unveiled at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Toyota claims the Prius “ready for sunshine or snow,” and published a teaser image of the car rolling down a snow-covered …

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Test DrivesHonda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid: the Future is Here
You may have already heard of the Honda Clarity in years past. In fact, the vehicle was originally known as the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that the manufacturer sold from 2008 until 2014 as a kind of test platform. Given the experimental nature of hydrogen-powered vehicles and the lack …
Test Drives2018 Honda CR-V: on Top of its Game
The Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling vehicles in Canada. The only ones that people buy more of are the three full-size pickup trucks from the American manufacturers, the Honda Civic and the Toyota RAV4 (barely). Only 451 more RAV4s were sold in 2017 compared to the 50,443 CR-Vs …
Test Drives2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Wagon: Canada’s Little Darling
As I’m writing this, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 wagon is only available in Canada for the North American market. I should have your attention now. Because if you’ve got one ounce of automotive enthusiasm left inside you, you should be rushing into your local Mercedes-Benz dealership to place an …
Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: One Last Brilliant Flash of Speed
Only 1200 units of the BMW M3 CS have been produced, and only 52 cars were allocated for Canada. Rare and fast? You bet. The CS is a more powerful and more dynamic M3. Its release also signalled the end of the line for the current generation of the 3 …
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 Genesis G80: the Luxury Without the Prestige
Launching a new luxury car brand takes guts, determination and deep pockets. However, Hyundai is pretty confident that over time, its Genesis brand will spread its wings and become a sought-after alternative to the German luxury marques. Or at least, to Lexus, Infiniti and Acura. To make Genesis’ launch even …
Test Drives2018 Karma Revero: Back to Life
It’s difficult not to talk about the Revero without mentioning its tumultuous childhood. Created by Henrik Fisker, automotive designer and entrepreneur who penned cars such as the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9 , the Fisker Karma hit the market in 2011 as a luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. After …

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus
Soon, all the MK nameplates will be retired; for now, the MKX name—only two years into its new generational-cycle—has been changed to the Nautilus, an adventure and journey description also depicted by the Navigator and Continental. Despite the name change, the Nautilus still sits on the same platform as the …
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2019 Mazda CX-3 - Test Drive
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1994 BMW 540 - Throwback Thursday
4-litre 32-valve V8, producing 282 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Not impressed? Well it was impressive when the BMW 540 hit the showroom in 1994. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website for full episodes …
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