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Family Car Reviews

  • 2014 Skoda Octavia : Elegance 110TDI DSG Sedan

    2014 SKODA OCTAVIA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium sedan Price: $35,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 110kW/320Nm 2.0 4cyl diesel | 6spd dual-clutch auto Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km | tested:...


    POSTED WED, 30 APR, 2014

  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire ‘Highway Travel'

    MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REVIEW Vehicle style: Plug-in hybrid family SUV Price: $52,490 Engine: 87kW/186Nm 2.0 litre petrol + two electric motors (137Nm front, 195Nm rear) Transmi...


    POSTED SUN, 27 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Toyota Kluger : GX 2WD

    TOYOTA KLUGER REVIEW Vehicle style: Seven-seat large SUV Price: $40,990 Engine/trans: 201kW/337Nm 3.5 litre V6 petrol | six-speed auto Fuel economy claimed: 10.2 l/100km (91RON) |&nb...


    POSTED FRI, 25 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Kia Optima : 'Platinum' Petrol Auto

    2014 KIA OPTIMA REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Medium sedan Price: $40,490  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 148kW/250Nm 2.4 4cyl petrol | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.9 l/100km | teste...


    POSTED THU, 24 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Honda CR-V : DTi-L Diesel

    2014 HONDA CR-V REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Engine/Trans: 110kW/350Nm 2.2-litre 4cyl diesel | 5spd auto Price: $45,340 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 6.9l/100km | tested: 9.5 l...


    POSTED SAT, 19 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Mazda3 : SP25 Manual Sedan

    2014 MAZDA3 REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small sedan Price: $25,890  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 138kW/250Nm 2.5 4cyl petrol | 6sp manual Fuel Economy claimed: 6.5 l/100km | tested: 7.8 l/100km...


    POSTED WED, 16 APR, 2014

  • 2014 KIA Rondo : SLi CRDi Diesel Automatic

    2014 KIA RONDO REVIEW What’s Hot: Good looking, roomy but compact, and good to drive What’s Not: No third-row curtain airbags, some ergonomic failings and it's pricey X-FACTOR: Gr...


    POSTED SUN, 13 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA : 200 CDI Diesel

    2014 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA REVIEW What’s Hot: Practical boot, comfy ride, SUV styling looks pretty cool. What’s Not: GLA 200 CDI is FWD-only, slow engine response. X-FACTOR: The compact B...


    POSTED FRI, 11 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Hyundai Elantra : Active Automatic

    2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Small sedan Price: $23,190  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 110kW/178Nm 1.8 petrol 4cyl | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.1 l/100km | tested...


    POSTED SUN, 6 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Nissan X-Trail : ST, ST-L And Ti Models

    NISSAN X-TRAIL REVIEW What’s hot: On road comfort and refinement, roomy and well-finished. What’s not: Third row seats for garden gnomes only; Ti is ‘exxy’. X-FACTOR: The...


    POSTED FRI, 4 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Skoda Octavia : 103TSI Ambition Plus DSG Wagon

    2014 SKODA OCTAVIA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium wagon Price: $28,140 (plus on-roads), $32,040 (as-tested) Engine/trans: 103kW/250Nm 1.4 turbo petrol 4cyl | 7sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.


    POSTED TUE, 1 APR, 2014

  • 2014 BMW X5 : sDrive25d, xDrive25d

    2014 BMW X5 REVIEW What’s Hot: RWD cheaper yet drives almost identical to AWD, plenty of features, space galore. What’s Not: Smaller wheels look awkward, steering feel still lacking.


    POSTED MON, 31 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Subaru WRX : Premium Lineartronic CVT Auto

    SUBARU WRX REVIEW What’s Hot: Prodigious grip, more power and torque yet greater fuel efficiency. What’s Not: Space-saver spare; small information screen. X-FACTOR: The most liveable...


    POSTED MON, 31 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Subaru WRX : Manual And CVT Auto Models

    2014 SUBARU WRX REVIEW What’s hot: Fabulous balance and grip, sensational front-end, fast and comfortable. What’s not: ‘Tame’ rear styling, and more exhaust noise needed.


    POSTED THU, 27 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Mazda3 : Maxx Hatch Automatic

    2014 MAZDA3 REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5-door small hatch Price: $24,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 114kW/200Nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6 spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.8 l/100km | tested: 6.8 l/100...


    POSTED THU, 27 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 BMW 5 Series : 520i Luxury Line Sedan

    2014 BMW 520I REVIEW Vehicle Style: Four door luxury sedan Price: $79,900  (plus on-roads) | $85,100 (as tested) Engine/trans: 135kW/270Nm 2.0 litre turbo 4cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy clai...


    POSTED TUE, 25 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    What’s Hot: Remarkable user-friendly technology. What’s Not: Pricey, and there's no spare: only an all-but-useless inflator kit with a bottle of ‘goo’. X-FACTOR: The abil...


    POSTED MON, 24 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Skoda Octavia RS : 162TSI Manual Sedan, 135TDI DSG Wagon

    SKODA OCTAVIA RS REVIEW What’s hot: Brilliant handling, smart interior, potent TSI and TDI engines. What’s not: Still the orphan brand here, despite good products. X-FACTOR: It’...


    POSTED SAT, 22 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Toyota Kluger : GX, GX-L And Grande

    2014 TOYOTA KLUGER REVIEW What’s Hot: Big, practical cabin and dependable V6. What’s Not: No nav or split tailgate on GX or GXL, even as an option. X-FACTOR: For the family buyer, s...


    POSTED WED, 12 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Lexus ES : Hybrid ES300h Sport Luxury

    2014 LEXUS ES300H REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Premium medium sedan Engine/Trans: 151kW/320Nm 2.5-litre 4cyl hybrid | CVT auto Price: $72,000 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 5.5 l/100km | t...


    POSTED TUE, 11 MAR, 2014



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