First Drives

First Drives2019 BMW 8 Series Cabriolet: 8th Heaven4.0/5
FARO, Portugal— First came the 8 Series Coupe, now the 8 Series Cabriolet. Inevitably, these models will be followed by an 8 Series Gran Coupé and the almighty M8. As you can see, BMW is taking advantage of every opportunity to express its new vision of luxury. Codenamed G14, the …
First Drives2020 Lexus RC F: V8 Magic FTW!5.0/5
The Lexus RC F has been around since 2015 and was starting to show its age. For 2020, this Japanese luxury coupe benefits from a number of improvements. But don’t get too excited: Only a keen eye will be able to notice them. Old-School Engine While Lexus doesn’t have the …
First Drives2020 BMW 7 Series: 6th Generation Gets a Major Update4.5/5
FARO, Portugal – The current-generation 7 Series has been around since 2015. For the 2020 model year, BMW’s full-size luxury sedan gets a technical and cosmetic update that includes new engines, new features and fresh styling. Let’s start with the design, which is more in line with the brand’s latest …
First DrivesExclusive 2020 Kia Soul EV: No More Range Anxiety4.0/5
SEOUL, South Korea – The fully electric 2020 Kia Soul EV made its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November. Just a few months later, The Car Guide was given exclusive access to the car on the roads of Seoul, in South Korea. For Canadian customers, the …
First Drives2020 Jeep Gladiator: an Adorable and Capable Toy4.0/5
SACRAMENTO (California) – Media events such as these don’t come around very often. After a brief conference from one of FCA’s spokespeople, the planning of the day was concise and straightforward: head out into the mud to test out the off-road capability of Jeep’s all-new pickup truck. No problem! Yes, …
First Drives2020 Range Rover Evoque: More Than a Simple Redesign4.0/5
ATHENS, Greece – About eight years ago, the original Range Rover Evoque seduced car fans all around the world with a low, sloping roofline, a very high beltline and angular shapes that made it look like a tough little off-roader. As it turned out, you could hardly find one outside …
First DrivesExclusive 2020 Hyundai Sonata: A More Assertive Look4.0/5
The eighth generation of the Hyundai Sonata was revealed online a few weeks ago and will make its first public appearance at the 2019 New York Auto Show on April 17. The Car Guide recently had the exclusive opportunity to take the car for a spin around Seoul, Korea. Customers …
First Drives2019 Mazda3 AWD: A Lot More Than All-Wheel Drive4.0/5
Mazda caught the attention of many drivers in Canada with its decision to offer an all-wheel-drive option with the new-generation 2019 Mazda3. Other than the Subaru Impreza and more expensive models like the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-Benz A-Class , compact cars equipped with AWD are few and far between …
First Drives2019 BMW X7: Top of the Ladder4.0/5
There are many SUVs in BMW’s lineup, but there was still one missing. Until now. In order to compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLS , the Range Rover , the Lexus LX and the Infiniti QX80 , BMW just launched the much-anticipated X7, a full-size SUV that will go on sale …
First Drives2019 Nissan Murano: Modest Update3.5/5
The Nissan Murano is facing growing competition in its segment. The Hyundai Santa Fe has been completely redesigned, the Ford Edge offers a new performance model, while the brand new Honda Passport and Chevrolet Blazer look like serious challengers. To make sure people don’t forget about the Murano, Nissan has …
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