Test Drives

Test Drives2020 Mazda CX-9: This is Why Modern SUVs are so Appealing
SUVs are more popular than ever. In 2019, about half of the 1.9 million new light-duty vehicles purchased by Canadians were SUVs. A quarter of those were affordable midsize models such as the Mazda CX-9 , a Japanese contender that may not show up high on sales charts but still …
Test Drives2020 Subaru Outback: A Trusted Friend 365 Days a Year4.5/5
As you know there’s a brand new Subaru Outback for 2020. We attended the media launch late last summer and came away quite pleased. A recent test drive in colder, snowy conditions reinforced our impression that this midsize wagon is a trusted friend 365 days a year. Pretty Decent Base …
Test Drives2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Going to Extremes4.0/5
FCA has seemingly become the go-to manufacturer for pickups. The next-generation Ram 1500 is The Car Guide ’s Best Buy among full-size pickups for the second consecutive year, while the all-new Jeep Gladiator is our Best Buy in the midsize pickup segment. These two models have even been named the …
Test Drives2020 Mazda CX-5: The Go-to Compact SUV4.0/5
There’s no need to change a winning recipe. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 returns as a right-sized compact SUV with many available configurations and options designed to meet the needs of a large number of people. Since launching in Canada eight years ago, the exceptionally skilled and refined CX-5 has risen …
Test Drives2020 Genesis G70 Prestige: The Outsider4.0/5
Genesis sold 1,119 units of the G70 compact luxury sedan in Canada last year, well below the totals of the BMW 3 Series (5,908), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (4,582) and Audi A4 (3,917). Even Acura, Infiniti and Lexus posted higher numbers than the Korean brand in this market segment. While the G70 …
Test Drives2020 Lexus RX 350: Bold, Cozy, Safe4.0/5
Despite a slight dip in sales last year, the Lexus RX is still the most popular vehicle from Toyota’s luxury division and the best-selling premium midsize SUV in Canada. It’s an extremely important product. In fact, Lexus built on the success of the RX by introducing a three-row variant in …
Test Drives2020 Acura RDX: Damned Touchpad3.0/5
Acura introduced its first-ever compact luxury SUV in 2007. Twelve years later, the RDX was completely redesigned for its third generation. We’ve just spent a week behind the wheel of a 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec, which is unchanged from the new-for-2019 model. Turbocharged Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-litre …
Test Drives2020 Ford Ranger: Bigger and Pricier Than you Remember4.0/5
Everybody knows that pickups are immensely popular, but the numbers are still mind-boggling. Consider Ford’s F-Series , the No. 1 best-selling vehicle in North America. Last year alone, it found a home in over one million driveways, including nearly 146,000 in Canada. Completing the podium are the Ram and Chevrolet …
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