TMR Family Cars

Family Car Reviews

  • BMW X4 : xDrive30d And xDrive35i

    What’s hot: Brilliant performance and handling, unique style. What’s not: Unique look has its detractors, some practicality compromises. X-FACTOR: In-your-face muscled lines, huge grunt...



  • 2014 Renault Megane GT220 Hatch

    What’s Hot: Scorching performance for the money, five-door hatch versatility. What’s Not: No automatic on offer, interior getting old. X-FACTOR: As hot as a Golf GTI, it's a warm hat...



  • 2014 Renault Megane : Hatch And Wagon First Drive

    What’s Hot: Great little 1.2 litre turbo, impressive handling/ride balance in Authentique grade. What’s Not: Diesel engine lacks 'oomph', pricey at the top end of t...



  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee : Sport Petrol Auto

    July 22, 2014 Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $33,500 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 130kW/229Nm 2.4 litre 4cyl petrol | 9spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km | tested: 9.9 l/100km...


    POSTED TUE, 22 JUL, 2014

  • Jeep Wrangler Diesel : 2014 Unlimited Sport 2.8 CRD Automatic

    July 20, 2014 Vehicle style: Five-door heavy-duty SUV wagon Price: $44,000 (plus on-road costs) Engine/trans: 2.8 litre turbo-diesel | 5spd automatic Fuel consumption listed: 8.8 l/100km |&...


    POSTED SUN, 20 JUL, 2014

  • Nissan Qashqai : 2014 TL Diesel CVT

    July 18, 2014 Vehicle style: Small 2WD SUV Price: $37,990 Engine/trans: 1.6 litre turbo-diesel: 96kW/320Nm | xtronic CVT auto Fuel consumption listed: 4.9 l/100km | tested: 7.4 l/100km.


    POSTED FRI, 18 JUL, 2014

  • Jeep Cherokee : 2014 Longitude 4x4

    July 14, 2014 Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $39,000  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 200kW/316Nm 3.2 petrol 6cyl | 9sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 10.0 l/100km | tested: 10.0 l/100km...


    POSTED MON, 14 JUL, 2014

  • Lexus NX

    July 7, 2014 What’s hot: Fantastic edgy styling, unique 'Goldilocks' size, new 2.0-litre turbo engine and some nice tech tricks. What’s not: Both autos sub-par, tyre noise in s...


    POSTED MON, 7 JUL, 2014

  • 2014 Volvo XC60 : Drive-E T5 Luxury

    2014 VOLVO XC60 REVIEW What’s Hot: Quality build, clever interior features and good performance. What’s Not: Not quite as efficient as advertised, getting old. X-FACTOR: It's...


    POSTED WED, 2 JUL, 2014

  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis : Korean Preview Drive

    2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS REVIEW  What’s Hot: Styling, comfort, potent V6 engine, laden with technology. What’s Not: Steering notchiness, not as dynamic as the Germans. X-FACTOR: Unli...


    POSTED FRI, 27 JUN, 2014

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Preview Drive; Question Mark Over i40 Future

    2015 HYUNDAI SONATA PREVIEW DRIVE UPDATE: Turbo model confirmed for Australia. It’s not easy to glean much from a brief stint behind the wheel, travelling mostly in a straight line on a surf...


    POSTED WED, 25 JUN, 2014

  • 2014 Kia Sportage : Platinum CRDi Diesel Auto

    2014 KIA SPORTAGE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $41,390 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 135kW/392Nm 4cyl diesel | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.2 l/100km | tested: 8.6 l/100km...


    POSTED TUE, 24 JUN, 2014

  • 2014 Volvo S60 Polestar

    Vehicle Style: Luxury performance sedan Price: $99,950 Engine/trans: 257kW/500Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 10.2 l/100km | tested: 12.3 l/100km OVERVIEW...


    POSTED TUE, 24 JUN, 2014

  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

    2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ALLTRACK REVIEW Vehicle style: Medium AWD Wagon   Price: $48,290 Engine/trans: 130kW/380Nm 2.0 turbodiesel | 6spd DSG, 4Motion AWD Fuel economy...


    POSTED MON, 23 JUN, 2014

  • Ford FPV GTF 351

    FPV GTF 351 REVIEW What’s hot: Rip-snorting performance, great handling and wailing supercharger. What’s not: Looks similar to other GTs (no unique body parts), dated interior, limited...


    POSTED SAT, 21 JUN, 2014

  • BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe : Australian Launch

    2014 BMW 4 SERIES REVIEW  What’s Hot: Sexy proportions, strong performance, value buying. What’s Not: Fuzzy steering around dead centre, rear headroom tight. X-FACTOR: Better loo...


    POSTED THU, 19 JUN, 2014

  • 2014 Volvo V40 Cross Country : D4 Diesel Luxury

    2014 VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Five door hatch Price: $47,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/Trans: 130kW/400Nm 5cyl diesel | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.3 l/100km | t...


    POSTED TUE, 17 JUN, 2014

  • Mazda3 : 2014 SP25 Astina Hatch Auto

    2014 MAZDA3 REVIEW  Vehicle Style: 5-door small hatch Price: $38,190 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 138kW/250Nm 2.5 4cyl petrol | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.1 l/100km | tested...


    POSTED WED, 11 JUN, 2014

  • FPV GTF 351 : Ford Proving Ground Launch

    FPV GT F 351 REVIEW What's hot: Balance, power and finesse; gorgeous blended Boss V8 howl and supercharged whine - a performance bargain. What's not: Too bad, they’re mostly sold; vi...


    POSTED WED, 11 JUN, 2014

  • 2014 Nissan X-Trail : 7-Seat ST 2WD

    2014 NISSAN X-TRAIL REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $31,580 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 126kW/226Nm 2.5 petrol 4cyl | CVT Fuel Economy claimed: 8.1 l/100km | tested: 11.4 l/100km (ci...


    POSTED MON, 9 JUN, 2014



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