Test Drives

Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: One Last Show3.5/5
The MKC is knocking on death’s door. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair, its replacement in the brand’s line-up, was unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show. Wait—didn’t the MKC get a facelift for the 2019 model year? It did, and it doesn’t make sense from a financial standpoint for the …
Test Drives2019 Acura ILX: Recycling Done Well3.5/5
For 2019, the Acura ILX gets another facelift. Yes, this car’s been with us since 2012, and yes, it’s still based on the last-generation Honda Civic’s platform. Yet Acura has somehow injected a healthy dose of relevance to its dated subcompact luxury sedan. If anything, this version is its most …
Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-9: The Gymnast4.0/5
For mainstream brands, successfully selling a midsize, three-row SUV isn’t an easy task. The average number of children in North-American families isn’t rising, so the need for such a big vehicle isn’t always justified. And each model in this segment must battle about ten competitors. The number is about to …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul3.0/5
Any Subaru faithful will tell you that their cars have a soul, a definitive way of sounding, driving, handling and operating. And frankly, we agree. With its rumbling Boxer engine, low centre of gravity and witty all-wheel drive system, a Subaru is a different kind of car. But lately, it …
Test Drives2019 Honda Insight: Yes, It’s Back4.0/5
As almost every automaker is talking about electrifying its future product lineup, plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles will flood the market within the next few years. Consumers will obviously get to recharge their vehicles at home or using public charging stations in order to get from point A to …
Test Drives2019 Ford Fusion Energi: Soon to Be Unplugged4.0/5
It’s sad to see more and more cars leave the market, but customer demand obviously dictates what manufacturers will sell. Ford probably figures that development of a new-generation midsize sedan for America won’t be profitable. The 2019 model year should be the last one for the Fusion, and will be …
Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX60: Versatility First3.5/5
From the moment the QX60 went on sale back in 2012—it was called the JX35 during the first year of production before all the brand’s models received new nameplates—it outsold every other Infiniti car and SUV. Up until 2019, the QX60 consistently accounted for more than 35% of the brand’s …
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 …
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, …
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