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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

New Holden Trailblazer REVIEW | 2016 LT And LTZ – Holden's Feature-Filled And Refined Heavy-Duty 4X4 Wagon

can you hear it? listen hard enough and you’ll hear a collective sigh of relief from holden dealers across the land. “thank goodness… ” they’re intoning, “that the...

POSTED SAT, 10 SEP, 2016

2017 Haval H6 REVIEW | Getting Better, This Haval Is A Segment Contender

though hardly a household name in australia, chinese brand haval is looking to make inroads into the local market with this, the h6 medium suv. that means it goes into bat against firm segment favo...

POSTED THU, 8 SEP, 2016

2016 Toyota Kluger Grande REVIEW | Toyota's Heavyweight... Grunty V6 And Lots Of Room

it is one of the most expensive vehicles in its class – the 2016 toyota kluger grande. and it sits at the top of a range that is second in sales in the large suv segment only to its...

POSTED TUE, 6 SEP, 2016

Large SUV Lowdown – Mazda CX-9 v Kia Sorento Comparison Test

it isn’t often – in any vehicle segment – that two competitors stand so far ahead of the pack, followed by broad daylight, and then the rest. but that's the case wi...

POSTED MON, 5 SEP, 2016

2016 Honda Civic VTi-LX REVIEW | A Desirable Civic (At Last), But Not Convinced By "Honda Sensing" Technology

the revitalised 2016 honda civic winds the clock back; this car restores 'character' and 'quality' to the civic badge, and even, dare we say it, 'desirability'. un...

POSTED MON, 22 AUG, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD REVIEW | Mazda's CX-9 Gets Things Very, Very Right

mazda has never been afraid to do things differently. that's why the 2016 mazda cx-9 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine instead of the diesel or v6 petrol engines favoured by co...

POSTED THU, 18 AUG, 2016

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S REVIEW | The Best Value Medium SUV Of The Moment

who would ever have expected the 2016 subaru forester 2.5i-s would become the best-value medium suv on the market? the subaru forester has become many things over the past 20 years and fo...

POSTED SAT, 13 AUG, 2016

2016 Porsche Macan GTS REVIEW | Where Utility And Luxury Meet 'Sporting Intent'

you might call to mind porsche’s sports car range before its family of suvs. but, the link between the two isn’t as tenuous as you might first think. this 2016 macan gts, for instance,...

POSTED FRI, 12 AUG, 2016

2016 Honda Odyssey VTi-L REVIEW – Roomy As, And The Kids Will Love it... (So Will 'The Pooch')

if space and practicality are important, and you've got a lot of bodies and 'stuff' to transport, you're likely facing a toss-up between an enormous suv a...

POSTED FRI, 12 AUG, 2016

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e REVIEW - ‘PPHEVSUV’ (Premium Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle) Might Test Your Spell-Checker But Put This One On Your Shopping List

in the car business, if you’re standing still you’re going backwards. not bmw. it's given its full-size x5 suv a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version - the bmw x5 xdrive&nbs...

POSTED THU, 11 AUG, 2016

2016 Hyundai iMax Series II REVIEW | Built Like A Brick, And A Bit Ancient

commercial van-based people movers are a fading breed but the 2016 hyundai imax series ii clings to the concept. it remains a relatively affordable way of shifting eight people.  and, while co...

POSTED MON, 1 AUG, 2016

2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel REVIEW | Suzy's Missing (Diesel) Link

the 2016 suzuki vitara rt-x diesel arrives as the final piece in suzuki's compact suv range. joining the petrol and turbo petrol vitara variants, the rt-x diesel has an answer for buyers w...

POSTED MON, 25 JUL, 2016

2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable

there’s no mystery behind kia’s growing global sales success - it is being driven by smart capable products, good pricing and long feature lists. want proof? we refer you to the 20...

POSTED SAT, 23 JUL, 2016

Small Car Showdown – 2016 Honda Civic RS v Volkswagen Golf Highline Comparison Test

with the new honda civic, one of the most recognisable small cars in the market suddenly leaps generations ahead. it’s so good, it heads straight to a comparison with the european class leader &...

POSTED FRI, 22 JUL, 2016

2016 Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk

turbocharged petrol versions of the subaru forester have gathered a small but loyal following over the years, and this limited edition ts is one for the fans. based on the forester xt premium, the...

POSTED WED, 20 JUL, 2016

2016 Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW | Just As Good As The Hatch... But...

australia is a bit ‘odd’ when it comes to cars like the 2016 kia cerato si sedan. it's that sedan word; when it comes to small cars, we just don't warm to the notion of t...

POSTED MON, 18 JUL, 2016

2016 Jaguar F-Pace REVIEW - You're Looking At The F-Type of SUVs

when it unveiled the f-pace in september last year, jaguar was reluctant to refer to its high-riding wagon as an suv. who could blame them? suvs aren’t exactly sexy, unless you...

POSTED MON, 18 JUL, 2016

2016 Audi SQ5 Plus | Audi's Steppenwolf (In Sheep's Clothing...)

subtle and unassuming, unless you know where to look, the 2016 audi sq5 plus is an absolute powerhouse... but in a plain wrapper. it first arrived as one of the first medium per...

POSTED FRI, 15 JUL, 2016