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Test Drives2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Bigger, Smaller, Better4.0/5
When General Motors launched its quartet of midsize SUVs back in 2007 and 2008, namely the Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia , the Buick Enclave and the short-lived Saturn Outlook , it shook things up in the segment by maximising interior space in a—relatively—small package. They…
Test Drives2018 Volvo XC60 Review: Pushing the Envelope4.0/5
Volvo’s assault on bland-looking vehicles hits the compact SUV segment with the release of the all-new 2018 XC60. The brand’s resurgence since 2015 has been nothing short of astounding as we see new model after new model receiving critical acclaim. In fact, the XC60 was just awarded the North American …
Test Drives2018 Volvo S90 T8: Keeping the Quirkiness on Point4.0/5
It’s no secret now that the intrinsically styled Volvo S90/V90 is one of the most beautiful cars currently on the road. As a matter of fact, we handed Volvo’s flagship sedan and wagon the 2018 Best Design of the Year award here at The Car Guide , and here we …
Test Drives2018 Cadillac XTS V-Sport: the Classic Caddy4.0/5
In a quest to lower the average age of its clientele, Cadillac replaced its big, cushy sedans by sleeker, sportier and more sophisticated models such as the ATS and the CTS. They’re even available in hot-rod trim to battle the German performance cars, but lining up an adversary for each …
Test Drives2018 BMW M240i: the Way Things Were Meant to Be4.5/5
There was a time at BMW when things were rather straightforward. If you wanted a sports coupe, you got a 3 Series. If a sensible, overachieving midsize sedan was your thing, you got a 5 Series. And if you were the CEO of a large business who needed to get …
Test Drives2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: the Ideal Road Tripper4.0/5
For the second year in a row, the Toyota RAV4 topped all SUVs in Canadian and American sales for 2017. It couldn't be better timing for the sleek and angular-shaped compact crossover SUV, as the light-truck segment accounted for 68.6 percent of the market share at the end of 2017, …
Test Drives2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: The Underdog Has Bite4.5/5
If your company is competing in the compact luxury sedan segment and it’s not named BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz, then you’re an underdog. Sure, you might find a top ten list here or there with the odd outsider besting the big three Germans, but for the most part, they remain …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Canyonero3.0/5
It’s easy to see the Nissan Armada as a big rolling joke. In a world where the entire industry speaks of electrification, downsizing and reducing our carbon footprint, the sheer idea of a near-6000-pound, V8-powered, body-on-frame SUV does indeed seem somewhat ridiculous. The most ironic thing here is that although …
Test Drives2017 Mazda6: Are Sedans a Dying Breed?4.0/5
Canadians are buying fewer sedans and more SUVs and crossovers. When they do buy sedans, they choose compact cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Mazda3. The best-selling midsize sedan in 2017 was the Toyota Camry which sold 14,574 units (a 7.1% drop) and didn’t even crack the top …
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