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Test Drives2019 Subaru WRX STI: It’s Got Character
At the end of the game of your favourite hockey team, after trailing by a few goals and then come back to beat its opponent in the third period, the head coach will undoubtedly say this during the post-game press conference: “our team showed character.” If we regularly follow the …
Previews5 Things to Know About the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette
Chevy’s flagship sports car hasn’t changed much since the seventh-generation car was introduced for the 2014 model year, but some trim levels have been added to the Corvette range over time. In 2019, the monstrous Corvette ZR1 is back, and is more powerful and faster than ever. However, the more-affordable …
First Drives2019 BMW 3 Series: Subtly Better
PORTIMÃO, Portugal – BMW hit the bullseye when it first launched the 3 Series in 1975. This lively and agile compact luxury sedan created a new category and went on to dominate it. So much so that the Bavarian manufacturer has produced more than 15.5 million units of the 3 …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Accent: Leading the Pack
In the past few years, the Hyundai Accent attracted many Canadian customers with its affordable price—and excellent finance and lease incentives—as well as its spacious cockpit and comfortable ride. And now that it’s been redesigned for the 2018 model year, it has become more refined et quieter than ever. Still, …
Test Drives2019 Toyota Avalon: Not Letting Go Without a Fight
For 2019, Toyota’s full-size sedan gets a redo. A major redo. There’s even a sporty version called the XSE. And the car is very, very good. So good in fact, that it walked away with a Best Buy award for the full-size sedan segment here at The Car Guide .
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 …
First Drives2019 Porsche Macan: Best-seller Gets Updated with New Tech
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Twenty years ago, seeing the words SUV and Porsche in the same sentence was unthinkable. The German company was—and still is—renowned for its rear-drive, rear-engine sports cars. Then the Cayenne came along in 2003 and introduced an entirely new customer to the brand. With the …
First Drives2020 Volkswagen Passat: New Wardrobe
MARICOPA, Arizona – Under the desert sun of Arizona, there’s a place where all the Volkswagen models we drive are hot-weather tested. A place that isn’t open to the public, and since there is no signage whatsoever, it could pass as a top-secret government site. It’s only the second time …

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NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Nissan Micra
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in a slew of vehicle categories, including city cars. They are positioned below the subcompact segment in terms of size and price, but that doesn’t mean we should underestimate them, as city cars allow those of us on a tight budget …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Ram 1500
Every year, in summertime, The Car Guide ’s journalists establish their annual Best Buys in all vehicle categories, except for the Best New Car of the Year and Best New SUV of the Year titles, which are announced in the fall. However, the Best Buy in the full-size pickup truck …
News2019 McLaren 720S Spider: Of Course
Two years after launching the 720S as part of its Super Series line, McLaren is following through with a Spider version of the supercar. The brand claims the 720S Spider is its most accomplished convertible yet, “combining the thrill of open-air driving with unparalleled Super Series dynamic performance and sophistication.” …
NewsNissan GT-R50 by Italdesign: Production Confirmed!
The Japanese automaker has just confirmed that the GT-R50 by Italdesign—which boasts bodywork penned by the Italian design firm—will be produced in limited quantity. As a matter of fact, only 50 units of the supercar will be sold for global consumption, and Nissan promises that the body is practically unchanged …
DetroitLexus will Unveil an Even Mightier RC F in Detroit
The 2019 Detroit Auto Show is already coming up, and as usual, we’ll be there to cover all the latest and coolest automotive news. Lexus is eager to share with us what it’ll bring to the show this year with an even more outrageous version of its already bonkers performance …
NewsVolkswagen's Next Generation of Combustion Engines Could be its Last
With the inevitable arrival of electric vehicles from all carmakers, the faith of the good old internal combustion engine, which continues to power the vast majority of cars and trucks on the road, looks bleak. Volkswagen has been clear and concise about this: its next generation of gasoline engines will …
Los AngelesFord Aims to Reinvent the Auto Show Experience
This past summer at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Volkswagen's global chairman Dr. Herbert Diess proclaimed in an interview that “motor shows are dead.” The bold statement by Diess didn't translate to what was seen at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, an event where Volkswagen has a large …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Hyundai Kona
The Car Guide’s Best Buys are announced each year in many vehicle categories, but the one that’s gaining the most popularity these days is the subcompact SUV segment. New models are continually being added, and consumers are turning to this type of vehicle instead of shopping for conventional cars. In …
NewsMahindra Roxor: for Off-Road Adventures
A new all-terrain vehicle just arrived in North America, but in fact, it’s not really new. The Mahindra Roxor is classified as a recreational vehicle, it isn’t street-legal and it competes with side-by-side vehicles sold by many mainstream brands on the market. We already know what your first question is.

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Test Drives2018 Lexus RC: Off Target
When a luxury brand introduces a compact sport sedan, and in this case, a compact sport coupe, they inevitably and immediately get compared to the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series , the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as well as the Audi A4 and A5 . These German cars are well appointed, …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Proving a Point
Mitsubishi Motors claims its plug-in hybrid compact SUV, the Outlander PHEV, will drive up to 35 km in fully electric mode. The user’s manual says 60, and when we drove it in Vancouver during its launch this winter; we managed to do about 40 km. However, ever since we published …
Test Drives2018 Honda Odyssey: Technovan
Let’s stop pretending we’re not parents for a while and figure out what we really need in a family vehicle. Taking the kids to hockey practice, carpooling, going camping, heading to the cottage, fetching the groceries; all these tasks require a spacious vehicle, one in which everyone fits without arguments …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Trendy Contender
Back in 1994, sensing that sport utility vehicles were going to be popular, Subaru wisely took a Legacy wagon, jacked up the suspension, added body cladding and with a few more changes, created the Outback. Over the years, it’s become an alternative to big, clumsy SUVs and helped put Subaru …
Test Drives2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hell Bent
After it was released back in 2006, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was considered a poor man’s alternative to a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, rocking a 6.1-litre HEMI V8 with 425 horsepower and a chest hair-raising soundtrack. It was fast, it was relatively affordable—compared to the Porsche—and it was very popular.
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 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 …
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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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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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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