TMR Family Cars

Family Car Reviews

  • Audi A8 : 2014 3.0 TDI Diesel Quattro

    Vehicle Style: Upper large luxury sedan Price: $195,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/580Nm 3.0 litre diesel 6cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.9 l/100km | tested: 9.4 l/100km OVER...

     

    POSTED WED, 29 OCT, 2014

     
  • Lexus NX 300h : 2015 Luxury, F Sport And Sports Luxury

    What’s hot: Beautiful interior, comfortable ride, high-end technologies and Lexus build-quality. What’s not: Petrol engine sounds coarse when accelerating, CVT dulls performance. X-FACTO...

     

    POSTED TUE, 28 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2015 VW Tiguan : 155TSI R-Line, 132TSI, 130TDI, 118TSI

    What’s Hot: Refinement on-road, settled handling, strong new diesel engine What’s Not: Bit dull looking, even the R Line; steering wheel is too high  X-FACTOR: Euro techno...

     

    POSTED WED, 22 OCT, 2014

     
  • Jeep Cherokee Diesel : 2014 Launch Drive

    What’s Hot: Strong engine, smooth performance, extra towing capacity. What’s Not: Only available at the top end of the range. X-FACTOR: It’s almost as refined as the V6, ...

     

    POSTED FRI, 17 OCT, 2014

     
  • Land Rover Discovery : 2014 SE SCV6 Petrol

    Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $84,900 (plus onroads) Engine/trans: 250kW/450Nm 3.0 V6 supercharged petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 12.0 l/100km | tested: 16.2 l/100km OVERVIEW Si...

     

    POSTED THU, 16 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat : Preview Drive

    What’s hot: Improved styling, groundbreaking digital dashboard, Golf-like driving enjoyment, quiet and strong engines What’s not: Steering a bit too light; we may not get the up-spec TSI...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 OCT, 2014

     
  • Infiniti Q50 : 2014 Hybrid S Premium AWD

    Vehicle Style: Medium luxury sedan Price: $73,400 Engine/trans: 268kW/546Nm 3.5 petrol 6cyl, electric motor | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.2 l/100km | tested: 7.8 l/100km OVERVI...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 OCT, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : 2014 xDrive30d xLine Automatic

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $83,900 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/560Nm 3.0 turbodiesel 6cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.1 l/100km | tested: 8.2 l/100km OVERVIEW It's...

     

    POSTED WED, 1 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2014 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : GT, S And S Premium

    What’s Hot: Crisp handling, sumptuous cabin and beautiful ride. What’s Not: Lame ‘sound’, not quite convinced of the steer-by-wire feel. X-FACTOR: Pound for po...

     

    POSTED TUE, 30 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2015 Peugeot 308 : The France Drive

    What's Hot: Sublime chassis, beautiful interior, few vices. What's Not: Missing cupholder, marginally more costly than key competition  X-FACTOR: Whether hatch or wagon, the new 308 is...

     

    POSTED TUE, 30 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2015 Peugeot 508 : The Spain Drive

    What's Hot: A stylish facelift that falls into the "it should have always looked this way" category. What's Not: For now, the high price point of the current range. For 2015, we'...

     

    POSTED FRI, 26 SEP, 2014

     
  • BMW X3 : 2014 xDrive20d

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $64,400 (plus on-roads), $74,665 as-tested Engine/trans: 140kW/400Nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2 l/100km Tested: 8.7 l/10...

     

    POSTED SAT, 20 SEP, 2014

     
  • Skoda Yeti : 2014 90TSI Automatic

    Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $28,290  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 90kW/200Nm 1.4 turbo petrol 4cyl | 7sp twin-clutch automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.8 l/100km | tested: 8.1 l/100km...

     

    POSTED FRI, 19 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2014 Kia Sportage : Si Premium

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $29,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 122kW/205Nm 2.0 petrol 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 8.4 l/100km | tested: 9.2 l/100km OVERVIEW Kia...

     

    POSTED SAT, 13 SEP, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : 2014 xDrive35i

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $87,430  (plus on-roads), $96,550 as-tested. Engine/trans: 235kW/400Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 8sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km | tested: 12.9 l/100k...

     

    POSTED MON, 8 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2014 Nissan Qashqai ST Manual

    Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $25,850 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 106kW/200Nm 2.0 petrol 4cyl | 6 spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 7.7 l/100km | tested: 8.9 l/100km OVERVIEW Nissan is n...

     

    POSTED SAT, 6 SEP, 2014

     
  • Tesla Model S : P85 Preview Drive

    Vehicle Style: Large prestige electric sedan Price: $142,591 (depending on region) Powertrain: 310kW electric motor with 85kWh battery pack Driving range claimed: 502 kilometres OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED MON, 1 SEP, 2014

     
  • Nissan Qashqai : 2014 TS Diesel

    August 29, 2014. Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $33,200 Engine/trans: 96kW/320Nm 1.6 turbo diesel 4cyl | CVT automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km | tested: 6.6 l/100km OVERVIEW Nis...

     

    POSTED FRI, 29 AUG, 2014

     
  • Mazda3 Diesel : 2015 XD Astina Hatch

    August 27, 2014 What’s Hot: Oodles of torque, great chassis, loaded with equipment. What’s Not: Still a little noisy on-road, no powered passenger seat, quite pricey. X-FACTOR: P...

     

    POSTED WED, 27 AUG, 2014

     
  • BMW M3 : 2014 DCT Automatic

    August 16, 2014 Vehicle Style: High performance sedan Price: $156,430  (plus on-roads), $165,990 as-tested. Engine/trans: 317kW/550Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 7sp twin-clutch auto Fuel Eco...

     

    POSTED SAT, 16 AUG, 2014

     
 

THE MOTOR REPORT NEWSLETTER

Get updates as they happen, tailored to your preferences, right in your inbox.

Which topics interest you?