First Drives

First Drives2020 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV: In Need of Longer Range3.0/5
Following an unsuccessful first attempt with the XV Crosstrek Hybrid in 2014, Subaru decided to come back with a more serious gas-electric product for the new decade. The 2020 Crosstrek PHEV, which uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain, actually went on sale last year in the U.S. as a 2019 model.
First Drives2020 Toyota Highlander: Definitely Pick the Hybrid4.0/5
San Antonio, Texas— They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well, this is where Toyota invited journalists to discover the all-new 2020 Highlander , an SUV the company has big hopes for. The outgoing model was introduced six years ago and its successor boasts fresh styling in line with recent …
First Drives2022 Volkswagen Golf: Our Exclusive First-Drive Review4.0/5
Porto, Portugal— The eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf is currently hitting the European market. Alas, Canadian customers will have to wait until 2021 to buy one. The Car Guide recently flew to Portugal for an exclusive, way-early first look at this brand new Golf. Previous generations took a sweet time to …
First Drives2020 Mazda CX-30: CrossMazda34.0/5
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 Continues4.0/5
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, …
First Drives2020 Hyundai Sonata: Awesome… Just Like the Others3.5/5
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 …
First Drives2020 Hyundai Venue: The Perfect Fit for the Right Customers4.0/5
Just before our test drive of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, we received a short message from the company’s public relations staff. Basically, they asked us to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes. You see, the Venue is aimed at city-dwelling millennials with a fondness for the latest and hottest …
First Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: CuteWagen4.5/5
With the addition of the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB , there are now eight SUVs in the German automaker’s lineup. People in Stuttgart are ecstatic since rival BMW “only” has seven. However, the latter offers three sub-compact models including the BMW X1 and X2 as well as the MINI Countryman.
First Drives2020 Audi RS 6 Avant: The Most Badass Wagon4.5/5
Performance enthusiasts have been waiting for it for a long time, and now it’s about to go on sale in Canada. The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant arrives next year as a sinister-looking, 590-horsepower wagon and a total badass. Out first drive took place in California’s Malibu area, a hotbed …
First Drives2020 Lincoln Corsair: A Redesign Filled With Hope3.5/5
Despite launching some truly well-designed products in recent years, Lincoln continues to be perceived as a bit old-school by many. The all-new 2020 Corsair aims to fix that. This is the luxury brand’s entry-level model, slotting below the Nautilus , Aviator and Navigator as a replacement for the MKC , …
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