First Drives

First DrivesAudi R8 GT 2023 : Last Blast4.0/5
As we all know, Audi is firmly committed to electrification and the glorious days of internal combustion engines are numbered in Ingolstadt, but that hasn't stopped Audi Sport engineers from fine-tuning the sporty R8 by creating the new GT variant powered by the most powerful version of the naturally aspirated …
First Drives2023 Kia Niro: Highly Efficient With Decent Range4.0/5
Some people predicted that the Kia Niro would just come and go, but the company sure believes in it, having introduced a second generation for the 2023 model year. The Car Guide headed to San Diego, California a couple of days ago for a first test drive of this small …
First Drives2023 Toyota Crown: Not Your Ordinary Sedan4.0/5
It seems like every day we’re reporting about—and crying over—the demise of the traditional sedan here in North America, where people are massively going crazy about SUVs. Despite launching in Japan as a crossover, the all-new Crown is being advertised as a sedan on these shores. Are we missing something, …
First Drives2023 BMW i7 xDrive60: An Eco-Friendly Expression of Opulence4.5/5
Palm Springs, California— The launch of the seventh-generation 7 Series marks an important milestone for BMW . For the first time ever, the Bavarian automaker’s full-size sedan is available in 760Li xDrive trim with a new twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 and as a fully electric model called i7 xDrive60 . Both …
First Drives2023 Toyota GR Corolla: Irresistible Little Devil4.0/5
If if weren’t for Toyota boss Akio Toyoda’s passion for performance and his tremendous racing experience, driving and sports-car enthusiasts wouldn’t have the GR Corolla , a new hot hatch that’s about to land in Canada. Not only is he fully backing Toyota’s commitment to motorsports, but he’s also the …
First Drives2023 BMW M4 CSL: 42 for Canada4.0/5
One thousand. That’s how many units of the new 2023 BMW M4 CSL ( Competition Sport Leicht ) will be sold globally. And only 42 of those—one more than initially announced—will be allocated to the Canadian market, priced at $166,500 apiece. Since most customers will likely keep the car safely …
First Drives2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Vanlife, Elevated4.0/5
Vancouver, BC - There’s absolutely no denying that the idea of dropping it all and hitting the open road to live in a tricked-out school bus or van hasn’t crossed my mind at least once or twice over the past few years especially since the pandemic hit. And I’m not …
First Drives2023 Nissan Ariya: Two Sides of Premium3.5/5
After a delay a more than a year, deliveries of the 2023 Nissan Ariya in Canada will finally begin late this fall for FWD models and early next year for AWD models. We recently got the opportunity to test drive a pre-production, FWD-equipped Ariya which, for the record, is about …
First Drives2023 Subaru Outback: Part of the Family4.5/5
Subaru introduced the sixth-gen Outback for 2020, so a mid-cycle update is in store for the 2023 model year. Nothing major, mind you, as we discovered during a recent test drive around Muskoka, Ontario. In fact, only a keen eye will be able to tell the refreshed Outback apart from …
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