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First Drives2020 Subaru Impreza: The Winning Formula Continues
During our trip to Lafayette, Indiana to attend the media launch of the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV, we also had the opportunity to test drive the 2020 Impreza . What’s New for 2020? Originally introduced in 1992, the Impreza has had a great career. The current generation dates back to 2017, …
Tips & Advice: Protect your carDemystifying No-fault Insurance in Quebec
This advertorial is brought to you by Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) In Quebec, people often assume that a driver’s responsibility for a car accident is defined by Quebec’s no-fault public insurance program. But how does Quebec’s no-fault scheme work, and what does it actually cover? No-fault insurance coverage of …
Test Drives2019 Ram 2500 Longhorn: Strong Like a Bull
Ram completely revamped its Heavy Duty pickups for the 2019 model year and we recently put one to the test in 2500 Longhorn configuration. Modest Power, Ton of Torque The automaker eliminated the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 from the lineup, which means the base engine for the Ram 2500 is now …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: The Better of the Two
Sales of sports cars are falling right now and with development costs continuing to rise, it only makes sense for automakers to join forces and create a common platform that has the ability to spawn different products. That’s what Toyota and BMW did with the GR Supra and Z4, respectively.
Spotlight onWe’re Driving the All-new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf This Week
The Car Guide is off to Portugal for an exclusive opportunity to drive the all-new, eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf . Obviously, this is a critical product for the Wolfsburg-based automaker. Do we need to remind you that over 35 million Golfs have been sold over the past 45 years? The …
Test Drives2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Limited: The Modern Art of Cubism
Kia calls it the most fun, innovative and futuristic Soul ever. Sure enough, the third generation of the lovable Korean cube makes a big statement and finds many ways to please. In fact, we at The Car Guide named it the Best New SUV of the Year . The updated …
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 …

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ElectricPorsche Taycan Turbo’s EPA Range is Very Disappointing
One of the most celebrated new cars of the year may not be as exceptional as we first believed. We’re talking about the 2020 Porsche Taycan. Of course, we knew the WLTP-estimated range of 381-450 kilometres for the Turbo model would be reduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …
News2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD is Your New Winter-busting Sedan
FCA has just announced a new Dodge Charger GT AWD model for 2020. Similar to the Charger SXT AWD introduced a year ago, the GT AWD boasts sportier looks inspired by high-performance Charger SRT models. Unfortunately, there won’t be a powerful V8 engine under the hood. Rather, you’ll find a …
News2020 Porsche 911 Finally Adds a Manual Gearbox
Manual transmissions are a hot topic these days, but for the wrong reasons. More and more automakers are choosing to abandon them. Fortunately, it’s not the case of Porsche, which today announced the availability of a seven-speed manual gearbox with the 2020 911 Carrera S and 4S . Even better, …
RacingHonda Unveils Civic Type R TC Race Car
It’s been a while since the Honda Civic Type R last made headlines, but today’s announcement is notable, especially for racing enthusiasts. Honda Performance Development (HPD) has just created the Civic Type R TC, which is a turn-key solution for both professional racers and skilled amateurs who wish to transition …
NewsRefreshed 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Teased in New Sketches
Volkswagen launched the three-row Atlas for the 2018 model year and recently added a coupe-style variant called Atlas Cross Sport . And just a few days ago, the company eliminated the front-wheel drive option in Canada, thus making its 4MOTION system more accessible for 2020. As sales continue to rise, …
New Models2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Gets Bigger, Racier and Safer
The second-generation 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA was unveiled today as the fifth member in the German automaker’s new compact lineup and a sporty brother of the functional GLB . While just a bit shorter than its predecessor, the new GLA is 10 centimetres taller resulting in more headroom at the front …
News2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Make Their Promising Debut
The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs have been around for a long time. In fact, the latter originally entered production… 85 years ago! As family haulers, secret service vehicles and the choice of celebrities, these big rigs sell more than 300,000 units annually around the globe. The Arlington, Texas …
NewsStudy: How Much do you Trust the Auto Industry?
Car buyers aged 18-34 trust the auto industry more than older generations, according to the forthcoming 2020 CarGurus Car Buyer Trust Index. This new study, which examines the role trust plays in the car-buying process, was conducted among all age groups and represents people who either bought a car recently …
BuzzHere’s a Mazda RX-7 with Four Rotors, 1,000 Hp and Mad Sound Effects
Hoping to relive the magic of the LeMans-winning 787B race car, a Mazda RX-7 owner by the name of David Mazzei has completely transformed the powertrain by using the iconic, four-rotor R26B engine from the Japanese automaker. This extremely high-revving 2.6-litre mill originally produced 700 horsepower, but Mazzei somehow managed …

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Test Drives2019 Lexus IS 300 Black Line: Too Little, Too Late
While certain cars beautifully withstand the test of time, the 2019 Lexus IS struggles to make a good case when pitted against newer compact luxury sedans on the market. In fact, it’s the oldest in the segment along with the Infiniti Q50 as both models date back to 2014. Lexus …
Test Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220: Small Luxury at a Big Price
Past attempts by Mercedes-Benz to offer an exciting small car in Canada admittedly failed. Indeed, we can’t imagine anyone dreaming of owning a B-Class or CLA-Class. However, things have changed dramatically with the launch of the hot new A-Class. Technically, it’s not new at all. That car has been around …
Test Drives2019 Buick Envision: Premium, Not Luxury
If the Buick brand is doing well on the Chinese market, it’s been in search of an identity in North America for quite a while now. Which is ironic, since it’s one of the oldest domestic brands still in business. What is Buick anyway? Can it be considered a mainstream …
Test Drives2019 Range Rover Velar: Fashion Statement
Is it ironic that the most expensive models in Land Rover’s lineup in Canada are the ones that sell the most? As luxury-vehicle buyers strongly value brand perception, it’s only normal that the Range Rover line of SUVs enjoys greater success than the “regular” Land Rover models. Since last year, …
Test Drives2019 Honda CR-V: (Almost) a No-brainer
The compact SUV segment is killing the traditional automobile as consumers are trading in their sedans for these high-riding, versatile and—for the most part—all-wheel drive vehicles. So far in 2019, the Honda CR-V is the second best-selling utility vehicle in Canada, ahead of the Nissan Rogue , the Ford Escape …
Test Drives2019 Lamborghini Urus: Heavy Artillery
The Italian automaker has always relied on low-volume, super-expensive cars to turn a profit, but since consumers rich and poor want SUVs, Lamborghini had to create one of its own. Well, not exactly. The 2019 Lamborghini Urus adopts the same platform as the Audi Q8 , the Bentley Bentayga and …
Test Drives2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: The Sound of Reason
When we daydream about owning a Ford Mustang, the soundtrack of our momentary escape from reality involves an octet of pistons singing in unison. Not a quartet. We might be misjudging people, but a Mustang without a V8 engine isn’t an object of desire, and more a compromise for what …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3: Beautiful
The small-car segment is struggling of late, and a few models have recently left the market—like the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze —a sign that some manufacturers crunched numbers and figured out that their eventual redesign wouldn’t be as profitable as developing more crossover vehicles. Still, Mazda believes there is …

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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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2020 Mazda CX-30
Described as a new core model, the CX-30 slots between the diminutive (too small for some) CX-3 and the popular CX-5 . It embodies the latest evolution of Mazda’s KODO design language, with a particularly sexy hood line and rear section, while adding sizable cladding around the wheel arches for …
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