Test Drives

Test Drives2020 Kia Stinger: Unfairly Shunned3.5/5
The Kia Stinger is a Kia unlike any other, a sports car in sedan clothing and the only product in the lineup that’s designed with the goal of beating the Germans at their own game. But how? Well, the Korean automaker went all in during the development of the Stinger, …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Venue: Formerly Known as Accent3.0/5
Come 2021, Hyundai will stop selling the Accent in North America. From this point on, the Venue will become the brand’s entry-level product, undercutting the completely redesigned 2021 Elantra compact sedan by a few dollars. While the Korean automaker is marketing the Venue as a small utility vehicle, don’t be …
Test Drives2020 Ford Mustang GT: The V8 You Can’t Live Without4.5/5
Not so long ago, you could easily find a V8 under the hood of a large, midsize or even compact car. But now that fuel economy and CO2 emissions have become major concerns, automakers are developing vehicles with smaller-displacement engines instead. While today’s Ford Mustang is available with a four-cylinder …
Test Drives2020 Infiniti Q50: Here’s the Problem With This Car3.0/5
Some cars are so awesome they receive unanimous approval. Others crush the competition with unbeatable specs. And then there are polarizing cars that we spend an excessive amount of time arguing about. One such model is the Infiniti Q50 . More specifically, the 2020 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition AWD we …
Test Drives2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer: Lucky Number Seven?3.0/5
Chevrolet recently added a seventh SUV to its lineup. The all-new 2021 Trailblazer slots between the Trax , which sticks around for some reason, and the Equinox —kind of like what Mazda is doing with the CX-3 and CX-30 . The Trailblazer is more technologically advanced, of course, an essential …
Test Drives2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Like a Thousand Hot Cakes4.0/5
As the best-selling SUV in Canada, the Toyota RAV4 is clearly a big hit among consumers. For 2021, both the conventionally powered model and the RAV4 Hybrid remain unchanged. However, a new plug-in hybrid variant joins the lineup. The Car Guide recently headed to Kingston, Ontario to attend the Canadian …
Test Drives2020 Honda Civic Hatchback: The Practical Alternative4.0/5
Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic , added a versatile and stylish five-door variant to its lineup back in 2017. We’re of course talking about the Civic Hatchback. SUVs seem to get all the spotlight, but the reality is that about 27 percent of consumers still prefer cars. Half a …
Test Drives2020 Land Rover Defender: The King of the Mountain is Back4.0/5
The legendary Land Rover Defender made its triumphant return last summer and, unlike the previous generation, the new one is available in Canada. If you don’t know the Defender, well, shame on you. It’s arguably the heart and soul of the British manufacturer. In fact, without this model, Land Rover …
Test Drives2020 Porsche 911 Carrera: Base 911 is Still a Good 9114.0/5
The current-generation Porsche 911 Carrera (codename 992) was introduced last year as a 2020 model. First, we got the 443-horsepower Carrera S and Carrera 4S with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine. Now, here is the base 911 Carrera, which starts at $111,000 in Canada. Many automakers opt to start things …
Test Drives2020 Lexus NX: Right Product, Right Time3.5/5
In just a few years, the Lexus NX has become one of the best-selling compact luxury SUVs on the market, appealing to a wide range of customers thanks in part to two very different powertrains. It’s the classic case of the right product arriving at the right time. When sales …
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