First Drives

Test Drives2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost: Like Floating on a Cloud4.5/5
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is all-new for 2021. It retains the brand’s unique design language and a connection with its predecessors while making significant headway on the technological front. The intriguing mix of classic and modern is the first thing that caught our attention as we took a seat inside this …
First Drives2022 Mitsubishi Outlander: Vastly Improved and More Serious4.0/5
This time it’s real. After updating the old Outlander many times but not really making significant changes, Mitsubishi is finally introducing a brand new model. The next-generation 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is about to land in Canadian showrooms and we at The Car Guide had the opportunity to put it to …
First Drives2021 Buick Envision: Keep Dreaming, GM3.0/5
Nearly a year after its debut, the second-generation 2021 Buick Envision is finally on sale in Canada. Similar to its predecessor introduced in North America back in 2016, this compact luxury SUV slots between the Encore GX and Enclave as Buick’s answer to popular models such as the Acura RDX …
First Drives2022 Acura MDX: Not The Revolution We Expected3.5/5
After successfully redesigning the RDX for 2019 and the TLX for 2021, Acura is launching a brand new MDX for 2022. It’s already on sale in Canada even though we’ve yet to reach the end of the first quarter of 2021. The Car Guide recently spent quality time behind the …
First Drives2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Stop Calling Me Polestar!3.5/5
Ever since Polestar became a standalone brand, there’s been some confusion around Volvo vehicles. Polestar models used to be the performance variants in the Swedish automaker’s portfolio, then the plug-in hybrid options. To make things clearer for potential Volvo customers, the Polestar name will be phased out, and electrified vehicles …
First Drives2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo: A New Dimension of Fun4.0/5
Following the Mazda3 , it’s the now the CX-30 ’s turn to get that turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine as Mazda continues to move upmarket and challenge luxury players. Before we go any further, you should know that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo carries a base MSRP of $36,250. It’s essentially …
Test Drives2021 Kia Sorento: More Attractive, Yet Less Capable3.5/5
The Sorento has been a staple at Kia since 2002. While it debuted as a body-on-frame SUV, this family mover from Korea has become more and more refined over the years, largely contributing to the brand’s success in Canada. Following the introduction of the fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento for the …
First Drives2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Good Pony, Bad Name4.0/5
Have you ever met someone whose name didn’t really fit with what their image or profession? Like a literature professor named Coco or a little baby boy named Elvis? The same thing happened with the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E . The people at the Blue Oval love their pony car …
First Drives2021 Lexus IS: In the Shadow of the Germans3.5/5
Lexus has no plans to tap out as it fights to stay relevant in the compact luxury car segment. Despite sales of the IS falling 21 percent from 2018 to 2019, the company is back with a redesigned model. The all-new 2021 Lexus IS has its work cut out for …
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