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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 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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NewsAverage Price of New Vehicles Now Tops $40,000
You think new vehicles are significantly more expensive these days? You’re not wrong. According to the latest stats compiled by Autotrader , their average price across Canada exceeds $40,000 for the very first time, reaching $40,490 on the strength of a 2.3-percent annual increase. American models sell for $50,341 on …
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 …

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Test Drives2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: A Step Up
Like many Korean cars and SUVs, the Santa Fe has evolved quite a bit since its introduction on our market in 2000. The completely overhauled fourth-generation model has been on sale for a about a year now, bigger and more refined than ever. The new styling draws the 2019 Hyundai …
Test Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Still in Seduction Mode
Volvo’s smallest SUV has been on sale for about a year now. We love it enough to have handed it the Best Buy title in its category for the 2019 model year, and it’s a breath of fresh air in its segment—at least from a design perspective. We thought it …
Test Drives2019 Lexus UX 200: Less Saturated Fat
Japanese luxury brand Lexus has expanded its line of utility vehicles in recent years, adding smaller and more affordable models under the top-selling Lexus RX . After introducing the compact Lexus NX for the 2015 model year, we now get the subcompact UX for 2019. Calling it an SUV or …
Test Drives2019 Honda Accord Touring: Still a Go-to Car, But…
The latest Honda Accord is an award-winning sedan for many reasons. For the record, it was voted as the 2018 Car of the Year in both Canada and North America, while earning a 2019 Best Buy award from The Car Guide . But as you know, the auto industry can …
Test Drives2019 Toyota RAV4 Trail: Son of FJ
Usually, when a generation of car or truck reaches the end of its production cycle, sales start declining. Which is normal, because newer competitors become more interesting and offer more technology or innovative features. In the case of the RAV4, the current generation of which appeared back in 2013, it …
Test Drives2019 Ford Ranger: My, How You Have Changed!
After a seven-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger has returned to the Canadian market. During that time, the small pickup truck changed quite a bit, but it had to if it wanted to compete head-to-head with the competition. Actually, it’s the first time since the early ‘80s that Ford offers essentially …
Test Drives2019 Acura MDX: Not Showing all its Cards
The Acura MDX is one of many vehicles—mostly SUVs—that generate as much excitement as a can of soup. Even great-tasting soup. As the bigger brother to the RDX , it’s built on a platform shared with the Honda Pilot . The original made its debut in 2000, while the current, …

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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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