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PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler Pacifica is getting a proper mid-cycle update for 2021, as we saw recently at the Chicago and Toronto auto shows. While there are no changes to the 287-horsepower V6, a highlight is the new AWD option. Will it be enough to turn consumers’ attention away from SUVs and …
Test Drives2020 Subaru WRX Sport-tech RS: A Mighty Fine Driver’s Car
The WRX STI is Subaru’s halo car and its most desirable product—at least in the eyes of sporty driving enthusiasts. A bit less flashy and not quite as sophisticated from a technical standpoint, the base WRX is still a treat, not to mention that it’s perfectly suited to Canadian weather.
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2021 Nissan Versa
Nissan Canada seemed to be abandoning the small-car segment with the elimination of the Versa Note and Micra after the 2019 and 2020 model years, respectively. As it turns out, the company will replace both with the next-generation Versa sedan, which is already on sale in the U.S. Back in …
NewsThis New LEGO Set is Made for "Fast and Furious" Fans
LEGO has released a new building set that will please fans of the Fast and Furious movies, especially with the ninth installment being postponed until April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for both children age 10 or older and adults, Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is a …
Test Drives2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Going to Extremes
FCA has seemingly become the go-to manufacturer for pickups. The next-generation Ram 1500 is The Car Guide ’s Best Buy among full-size pickups for the second consecutive year, while the all-new Jeep Gladiator is our Best Buy in the midsize pickup segment. These two models have even been named the …

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NewsTesla Sales are Rising While the Rest of the Industry is Collapsing
This week’s release of monthly and quarterly sales by automakers finally allowed us to quantify the impact of COVID-19. In Canada, the total numbers for the industry are down 48 percent and 20 percent, respectively, versus the same periods a year ago. In fact, other than a few tiny players …
RacingRelive One of F1’s Most Epic Races of All Time for Free
Stuck at home and looking for something exciting to watch? Formula 1’s YouTube channel has just added a complete Grand Prix and it happens to be one of the most epic races ever—the 1986 Australian Grand Prix. The Williams cars, powered by a turbocharged Honda engine, were the ones to …
BuzzA Bunch of Still-new Cars Come out of 30-year Confinement
As reported yesterday, car sales are freefalling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealer lots and showrooms are eerily quiet, and things might not get back to normal until a few more months. But that’s nothing compared to what happened to a bunch of Italian and French cars down in Argentina.
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Toyota RAV4
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at compact SUVs , a market segment where the leader is also the best-selling model in Canada. Allow us to present you the …
ElectricHonda Calls on GM to Develop Two New EVs
Many are disappointed that the Honda CR-V Hybrid is not available in Canada or that the Honda e electric city car will stay in Europe and Japan, but as they say, good things come to those who wait. The automaker wants to offer long-range EVs that better meet the needs …
NewsReport: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to be Axed, Plus One Good News
Despite getting a series of upgrades and an Heritage Edition for 2020, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will not survive much longer, according to Ford Authority , which cites “sources familiar with The Blue Oval’s product plans.” This includes both the GT350 and the track-focused GT350R . Without saying when …
NewsCOVID-19’s Impact on Canadian Car Sales Finally Measured
The COVID-19 pandemic and the severe restrictions imposed by authorities are having a major impact on consumer demand and traffic at car dealerships. Now, we finally know how much Canadian auto sales are affected with the release of the latest monthly and quarterly reports. Let’s start with the American automakers, …
BuzzThese Vietnamese Fans Build Supercars Out of Cardboard
Supercars fascinate a lot of people, but very few can afford one. While half the planet is currently ordered to stay home to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, some are using the time to build their own exotic cars at a tiny fraction of the cost. The catch?
NewsCOVID-19: Dozens of Jaguar Land Rover Vehicles Come to the Rescue
While some car manufacturers are now making ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) or donating resources to communities in need during the COVID-19 crisis, Jaguar Land Rover has rolled out more than 160 vehicles globally to support emergency response organizations. Many of those come from press fleets or launch events …
NewsCOVID-19: GM Delays Launch of Updated and New Models
General Motors has told employees and suppliers that development and work on several upcoming models have been put on hold in order to save cash during the COVID-19 crisis. Reuters and The Detroit News received confirmation from GM that planned updates to the Chevrolet Equinox , Bolt EV , Camaro …

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First Drives2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Outrageous and Obedient
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First DrivesPolestar 1: A Plug-in Hybrid Shooting Star
SAN FRANCISCO, California— Some engineers and designers must have erupted with joy when they were asked to develop Polestar’s first vehicle as a standalone brand, operating under the stewarding of Volvo and China’s Geely. They would have generous resources at their disposal, not to mention the creative freedom to do …
First Drives2020 Hyundai Sonata: Awesome… Just Like the Others
Hyundai recently invited us to its assembly plant in Alabama, where the Sonata , Elantra and Santa Fe are all built, not to mention the future Santa Cruz pickup. We were introduced to the completely redesigned 2020 Sonata, a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award along …
First Drives2020 Mazda CX-30: CrossMazda3
Mazda is introducing a fourth crossover for 2020, meaning cars will soon become a minority in the brand’s lineup. Slotting between the CX-3 and CX-5 , the all-new Mazda CX-30 won’t replace the former—at least not for now. The idea is to keep the CX-3 around for a while to …
First Drives2020 Cadillac CT5: In Need of More Horsepower
ANN ARBOR, Michigan— While Cadillac dominated the 1950s and 1960s with big-bodied cars sporting fancy tailfins, the following decades were all about European luxury brands, especially those from Germany. Definitely not happy to play second fiddle, Cadillac has since tried pretty much everything to hopefully regain its enviable position, enjoying …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …
First Drives2020 Audi S8: High-end Luxury With a Sporty Twist
Two years after the launch of the next-generation Audi A8 , here comes the high-performance variant, a car filled with the same advanced technologies but offering an extra dose of power and sportiness. Available now in Canada from $151,600, the new 2020 Audi S8 is the executive luxury sedan for …
First Drives2020 Hyundai Venue: The Perfect Fit for the Right Customers
Just before our test drive of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, we received a short message from the company’s public relations staff. Basically, they asked us to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes. You see, the Venue is aimed at city-dwelling millennials with a fondness for the latest and hottest …

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2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Mechanically speaking, the Audi RS Q8 shares its twin-turbocharged V8 engine with the RS 7 and RS 6 Avant . It produces 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque."Because someday it will be my turn to drive this super Audi SUV and tackle the Green Hell…" These are the words …
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Light on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 by Gabriel Gélinas
This introductory video, led by automotive journalist Gabriel Gélinas, is a perfect example of why the Mazda MX-5 won the best-buy title in the convertible segment of the 2020 Auto Guide... Whether with her soft roof on the standard model or remote-controlled hardtop in the MX-5 RF grand touring version, …
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Focus on the Mazda 3 with Gabriel Gélinas
The Mazda 3 wins the Best Buy Award in its category in the 2020 Auto Guide. It has an athletic look, and the addition of the optional all-wheel-drive makes this compact a great upgrade to the Quebec market. Here is a car to discover under the keen eye of journalist …
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