Test Drives

Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-9 Review: The Driver’s Family SUV3.5/5
Following extensive updates to the Dodge Durango for 2021 and the reveal of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder , the Mazda CX-9 ends up being one of the oldest SUVs on the market along with the Honda Pilot . Both were last redesigned in 2016, but still prove quite competent and …
Test Drives2021 Subaru Crosstrek Outdoor: A Favourite of Canadians4.0/5
Here’s a vehicle many Canadians are fond of—the Subaru Crosstrek . In 2020, sales of this small, Impreza-based crossover increased 14 percent, trailing only the Hyundai Kona in the segment. In fact, it was one of just two Subaru models that managed to sell more units than they did in …
Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra: Is it Any Good in Winter?4.0/5
We at The Car Guide typically wait until the summer to test drive sports cars. As a matter of fact, most sports car manufacturers prefer to keep their press vehicles away from the cold and the elements during winter. This time, however, Toyota did us a favour by putting a …
Test Drives2021 BMW X4 M Competition: Those Crazy Germans4.0/5
Very few people need or can afford a vehicle like the 2021 BMW X4 M Competition , a luxurious, coupe-style compact SUV that packs 503 horsepower and has all the dynamic attributes to keep pace with a number of high-caliber sports cars on a track. There’s nothing rational—or so it …
Test Drives2021 Land Rover Defender: The Silver Lining to 20204.5/5
The year 2020 was supposed to be awesome. A number of exciting new models were set to hit the market in the past 12 months including the all-new Land Rover Defender . The British icon was preparing to make a big comeback and set new standards for off-road SUVs, which …
Test Drives2021 Kia Sorento: More Attractive, Yet Less Capable3.5/5
The Sorento has been a staple at Kia since 2002. While it debuted as a body-on-frame SUV, this family mover from Korea has become more and more refined over the years, largely contributing to the brand’s success in Canada. Following the introduction of the fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento for the …
Test Drives2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 vs. GMC Canyon AT4: Battle Tested
GM’s midsize pickups are technically and mechanically very similar. While not as popular as their full-size siblings, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon still have their fair share of loyal customers. Both are also available with a dedicated off-road variant—the Colorado ZR2 and Canyon AT4 , respectively. We at The …
Test Drives2021 Cadillac Escalade: Royalty Without Borders4.0/5
The Cadillac Escalade has become a staple of America as much as Elvis, Coca-Cola or Amazon. Originally introduced in 1999 as a response to the Lincoln Navigator , it started as a jazzed-up GMC Yukon Denali sporting a different grille. Over the years, the Escalade has worked its way up …
Test Drives2020 Volvo XC90 T8: Swedish Classic With a Green Twist4.0/5
The Volvo XC90 is a midsize luxury SUV with a unique silhouette and available plug-in hybrid powertrain that maximizes performance and fuel economy. Over the years, it has become the Swedish brand’s flagship vehicle. With the increasing popularity of SUVs in all shapes and sizes, the XC90 is now the …
Test Drives2021 Nissan Rogue: Beautifully Improved3.5/5
The Nissan Rogue is the fourth best-selling SUV in the country and a very important product for the Japanese automaker. A little more than 330,000 units have landed in Canadian driveways since 2007 mostly thanks to its attractive pricing. For 2021, Nissan went back to the drawing board and made …
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