Test Drives

Test Drives2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition: Ok, Now What?3.5/5
For many years, there weren’t any sports cars in Toyota’s lineup. The Corolla GT-S, the Celica, the MR2 and the Supra were all gone, and for some time, its sportiest vehicle was a RAV4 V6. In 2012, the 2013 Scion FR-S appeared and all of a sudden, not only was …
Test Drives2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Welcome to Canada4.0/5
Two years after its official release, the Chevrolet Bolt EV remains competitive even if it now faces serious rivals such as the long-range Nissan LEAF PLUS and the Hyundai Kona Electric. Plus, the Tesla Model 3 is finally here, and it’s not only an accomplished product, its gaining quite a …
Test Drives2019 Toyota Corolla: Deal or no Deal?3.5/5
The Corolla is a very enviable position compared to most of its compact-car rivals. Toyota’s popular sedan needs no introduction and could even keep selling well is the company decided to stop advertising it. Its name itself is a symbol of reliability, durability and loyalty. Corolla is also synonymous with …
Test Drives2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: The Best Accord?4.5/5
Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Accord sedan has been largely well received by the automotive press, and picked up several awards over the course of the year. We at The Car Guide have proclaimed it a Best Buy in the midsize sedan category in 2018 and in 2019, …
Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX50 : Quiet Engineering3.5/5
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is all-new from the ground up and armed, at least according to Infiniti, to tackle on the latest crop of compact luxury crossovers out there, which have now become all the talk in the industry. It features the first-ever variable-compression engine… in the world. Thanks to …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagn Golf Alltrack: The Veedub SUV4.5/5
In North America, Volkswagen struck gold with the recent launch of the Atlas midsize SUV and the redesigned compact Tiguan , as both racking up strong sales numbers. Surfing on that wave of success, the brand also announced another SUV, the five-passenger and midsize …
Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: Going Out with a Bang4.5/5
We recently drove the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 Series in Portugal, and it’s good. The German automaker had the difficult task of conceiving a car that would please its loyal customers that desire the performance-oriented character BMW cars have long been recognized for, but that would also attract buyers away …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Frontier: What the Heck is Instagram?3.0/5
The midsize pickup truck market will gain traction with the arrival of the 2019 Ford Ranger and the recent launch of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator . By 2022, the Ram brand will introduce a new pickup as well, and there are persistent rumours that Hyundai will bring one to market, …
Test Drives2019 Honda Pilot: Try to Keep Up4.5/5
2018 definitely was a year of SUVs. As these things become more and more dominant within the automotive landscape, carmakers are dishing out seriously competitive offerings to lure consumers into their showrooms. In the midsize segment, the new Subaru Ascent has recently been introduced, and we already drove the new …
Test Drives2018 Volvo S90 T8 eAWD: Excellence by Design4.0/5
Although Swedish automaker Volvo is known for its wagons and—more recently—its SUVs, it also produces sedans that are just as gorgeous and technologically advanced, such as the midsize S90. The latest generation has been on sale for a few years now, and since 2018, it’s only available in Canada in …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: If you Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em3.5/5
If North-American consumers want compact SUVs that feature lots of interior space and don’t care too much about driving dynamics, Volkswagen was missing the mark with its first-generation Tiguan. The latter was often described as the “Volkswagen GTI of SUVs,” which was actually pretty accurate. However, over the years, the …
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