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Family Car Reviews

2017 Kia Sportage Si REVIEW - A Capable Performer That Doesn't Stick Out From the Crowd

when a pragmatic, family-car decision needs to be made, medium suv models such as the 2017 kia sportage si are increasingly coming into discussion. previously the toyota camry was the beacon of big...

POSTED THU, 1 DEC, 2016

2017 Infiniti Q30 GT 1.6t | A Bold Take On The Small Prestige SUV

established in australia four years ago (after a false start between 1993 to 1997) infiniti is slowly building its model portfolio while expanding its dealer network. now, with a nearly-f...

POSTED WED, 30 NOV, 2016

Nissan X-Trail ST-L REVIEW | Cheap and Cheerful Seats for the Whole Family

few medium suvs offer seatbelts for seven, but the 2017 nissan x-trail st-l does and they certainly are cheap seats. within a broad and popular x-trail lineup that contains petrol and diesel engine...

POSTED MON, 28 NOV, 2016

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Preview Drive | Set To Become Your Family’s Best Friend

the skoda kodiaq could be the car to change perceptions about the brand, thrusting it into the mainstream thanks to its blend of clever standard features, right-size dimensions, and appealing dri...

POSTED SAT, 19 NOV, 2016

2017 Hyundai Sonata Premium | Power And Comfort In Equal Measure

if you’re in the market for a family car, but have your heart set on an suv then a medium sedan like the hyundai sonata probably isn’t going to fall on your radar, but should it? the ri...

POSTED SAT, 12 NOV, 2016

2017 Holden Astra REVIEW | Holden's Most Convincing Small Car in Years

this is the new face of holden. the australian-built cruze compact car has ceased production and commodore will be gone by this time next year, so holden is making good its promise to find the best...

POSTED FRI, 11 NOV, 2016

2016 Skoda Octavia RS230 REVIEW | More Power for Czech Sedan and Wagon

skoda has added another quality offering to an already crowded compact performance segment brimming with hair-raising offering with an even more powerful version of its octavia rs. skoda is lo...

POSTED THU, 10 NOV, 2016

2017 Renault Koleos Zen 4x2

australian families are set to play a key role in the global success of renault's second-generation koleos. the french car maker sees the competitive nature of the compact suv segment as a baro...

POSTED WED, 9 NOV, 2016

Family SUV Battle - Hyundai Tucson v Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison Test REVIEW

acquiring a bigger backside is for many people an unfortunate consequence of age, but the second-generation volkswagen tiguan is positively loving its upscaled rear. the first-gen tiguan was a clas...

POSTED MON, 7 NOV, 2016

2017 Hyundai Sonata Elite REVIEW | Family Sedan Delivers Value and Performance in a Classy Package

americans love medium cars, especially conservative models such as the 2017 hyundai sonata elite. whether australian buyers look at a toyota camry, honda accord or this hyundai in the same way is d...

POSTED TUE, 1 NOV, 2016

2016 Honda Accord V6L REVIEW | Refined Accord Range-Topper Is Now Refreshed

you wouldn’t call them ‘sweeping changes’ but a mid-life update has given the honda accord a sharper look and extra technology inside. the accord is a refined and competent sedan,...

POSTED MON, 31 OCT, 2016

2016 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition REVIEW - SUV alternative has big family value

offering more metal for the money has long been the purchasing pitch of local large sedans, and more recently suvs, but it’s also been a catchcry for volkswagen’s underrated budget brand,...

POSTED TUE, 25 OCT, 2016

2017 Renault Megane First Drive REVIEW | More Convincing And More Conventional Than Ever

the 2017 renault megane has been a long time coming, but the new french hatch has finally arrived in australia. officially, it’s a ‘small’ car, which sees it play off against two...

POSTED THU, 20 OCT, 2016

2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ REVIEW | Colorado 7 Kicked-Out... But Holden’s Newcomer Blazes New Trails

where once there was the holden colorado 7, now there is the holden trailblazer. ​at its first model update, the seven-seat heavy duty 4x4 suv scores a new look and better technology. it al...

POSTED WED, 12 OCT, 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS 7 Seat REVIEW | A More Family-Flexible Mitsubishi Off-Roader

when mitsubishi replaced the challenger with the pajero sport in 2015, it appeared to have all the bases covered for a large off-road wagon... technology, comfort, refinement.  but in the eyes...

POSTED TUE, 11 OCT, 2016

Peugeot 508 Touring REVIEW | Lots of Space, Quality Interior, But Lack-Lustre Diesel

few australian family buyers understand just how much europeans love wagons such as the 2016 peugeot 508 touring - and, possibly, neither do they care. here, it is sports u...

POSTED THU, 6 OCT, 2016

2016 Toyota Camry RZ REVIEW | Well-Balanced Steering And Handling With A Little More Style And Zing

to distort a quote from a well-known british spy: the toyota camry rz is "stirred not shaken".  so while it's not the full-blown trd-enhanced projectile, the rz's sporty exterio...

POSTED TUE, 4 OCT, 2016

2016 Skoda Superb 206TSI 4X4 Wagon REVIEW - Skoda's Sleeper, Its Multi-Personality Superb Wagon

different personalities abound in the 2016 skoda superb 206tsi 4x4 - it is, as we discovered, a feast of contradictions, yet somehow it all works. and with more than the occasional flash of brill...

POSTED WED, 28 SEP, 2016

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan REVIEW | The Tiguan Gets A Bigger Cargo Space, And Lots, Lots More Besides

it’s all change for volkswagen’s tiguan suv - the all-new model is bigger, better-equipped, more powerful, and more fuel efficient. and with prices starting from $31,990, th...

POSTED THU, 22 SEP, 2016

2016 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro REVIEW | Few Better For Getting To The Snow In Sporting Style

an all-new version of audi’s a4 allroad quattro has just hit these shores, and we were there to drive it. typically audi, its elegant sporting soul apparent, this is a persuasive germa...

POSTED THU, 15 SEP, 2016