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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 …
Spotlight on2020 Porsche 911: Off to Germany for the 992 Deep Dive!
The all-new production Porsche 911 has finally been revealed to the world. Barely a few weeks ago, we were all over the Los Angeles Auto Show reporting back to you on all the new cars, trucks, and SUVs. Despite the incredible amount of concepts and glistening new production vehicles, the …
BlogGeneral Motors is Reducing its Car Lineup. So?
American giant General Motors recently announced the upcoming closure of its Oshawa assembly plant as well as four more in the United States in two others outside of North America. This despite an investment of more than $1 billion in 2008 to modernize the facility, and where build quality was …
Spotlight on2020 Volkswagen Passat: We’re Heading to Arizona
The Car Guide is on its way to sunny Arizona in order to get a first peek at the totally redesigned, 2020 Volkswagen Passat . The North-American version of the midsize sedan is in its final testing stages at the German brand’s proving grounds, and that’s where we’ll get to …
Test Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Icing on the Cake
The subcompact luxury SUV segment reminds me of carrot cake. Nobody is reinventing anything, but rather recycling an old idea presented in a better-looking shape. If you’re going to sell carrot cake, you’d better have a solid recipe if you plan on outselling your competition. Volvo, with its XC40, has …
Comparative TestsFull-size Pickup Comparison Test: Battle Royale
In Canada and in the United States, full-size pickup trucks are bread-and-butter vehicles for Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Ford F-Series largely dominates on the sales charts, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra —when added together—and the …

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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.
Los Angeles2020 Porsche 911: A Classic and More Modern 8th Generation
Porsche’s decision to unveil the eighth generation of its flagship model as a prelude to the Los Angeles Auto Show was no accident. Not only have the 911 and California been inextricably linked for over half a century, but this state alone is one of the vehicle’s most important markets.

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Test Drives2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport V6: Officially a Legend
It’s fascinating what the appearance in a cult movie about time travelling will do to a vehicle. That and the best reliability rating on the planet also helps. Ask anyone looking for a second-hand Toyota truck or head onto Kijiji and look for one yourself, you’ll quickly realize that they’re …
Test Drives2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited V6: Back to Basics
To my eyes, a Jeep Wrangler is best in its most basic form. No LED headlights, chrome trim, fancy wheels or leather seats. If you’re going to commit to a Jeep, you get the base one, the one with two doors, a ragtop, and a stick. At least, that’s how …
Test Drives2019 Nissan 370Z NISMO: Endangered Species
Twenty years from now, or even sooner, autonomous and electric vehicles will take up a significant portion of our roadways, and people will start losing interest in driving. No one likes being stuck in traffic, and as long as humans drive cars and cause accidents by distraction or lack of …
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 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 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 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 …

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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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