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2019 BMW X4 Review – xDrive20d

The fact that the BMW X4 is now in its second-generation says something about its appeal. People do buy cars like the X4. And yes ‘cars’ were plural because the segment that the X4 single-handedly created has now spawned a competitor in the form of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, and …

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2019 Jaguar E-Pace D180 HSE Review

Since its launch, the Jaguar E-Pace has been a bit of an oddity. Lobbing in well after the small SUV segment’s initial boom in the earlier half of the decade, it’s a car that seemed unfashionably late to the party, but was determined to try to steal the spotlight. It’s …

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2019 Lexus RX 450hL Review

The task of designing a single car to accommodate the unique and often country specific desires is no doubt a serious challenge, one which Lexus took seriously with the RX line of luxury SUVs that continued to evolve throughout their lifespan. The European demand for ever cleaner and greener motoring …

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2019 Honda CR-V Vi Review – good value or budget offering?

What is it? The Honda CR-V Vi is the new entry-level variant into the CR-V line-up, replacing a spot previously occupied by the CR-V VTi and expanding the range to 5 model grades. It’s priced from $28,290 plus on-road costs, under cutting the popular Mazda CX-5 Maxx and Toyota RAV4 …

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7-seat SUV Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Santa Fe

If you’re looking to purchase a large 7-seat family SUV, chances are your short list would have already included these two rivals: the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe. Along with the Toyota Kluger, the CX-9 and Santa Fe represent the top three selling models in the full-size SUV segment. …

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2019 Isuzu D-Max SX Cab Chassis Review – hi-vis not included

While dual-cab utes were once something you’d only ever see on farms or worksites, perceptions of these once-humble workhorses have shifted in recent years, with them now more of a status symbol used to tow boats and carry dirt bikes than a mere tradesman’s tool. Now, even utes positioned as …

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review

If you are struggling to distinguish the 5th-generation Subaru Forester from its 4th-generation predecessor, that’s OK because this is the best Forester thus far from Subaru. Like the Impreza on which it is based, Subaru has spent the development money wisely, making big improvements where it counts. The new Forester …

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2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium Diesel AWD Review

The Kia Sportage has proven to be one of the more popular options for Australian families looking for a 5-seater SUV and for 2019 Kia is doubling down on the well received formula only making minor changes to the refreshed model throughout. Petrol and Diesel powerplants are available as well …

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2019 BMW X2 sDrive2.0i Review

The popularity of the SUV has seen all manufacturers expand their line ups to cater to the growing demand of buyers and BMW is aiming to grab the attention of those after a smaller sized premium SUV with the X2. Following BMW’s SUV nomenclature, the X2 is the sportier, coupe-like …

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2019 Kia Sorento Sport V6 Review – worth the step up?

It’s been about a year since the Kia Sorento received a major overhaul, and the heavily revised model has been doing well since the new version hit showrooms. The South Australian Police have taken on a fleet of them as general-duty cars, and exposure such as that seems to have …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Azami FWD Review

Since its launch in late 2016, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 has thoroughly impressed with the performance and luxury it offers, and has laid the blueprint out for the design language and technology of Mazda’s wider range. But with the CX-9’s fabulous turbocharged engine now poached for the Mazda6 and CX-5, …

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2019 Honda HR-V RS Review – when sportiness meets practicality

We first got acquainted with the 2nd-generation Honda HR-V three years ago and as is customary at this stage of its life, the popular small SUV has been refreshed for 2019. Though as far as a facelift goes, the changes aren’t dramatic. However, look closely and you’ll notice a few …

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2019 Honda HR-V VTi-LX Review

For small sized SUVs to stand out from their peers they need to strike the right balance of design flair and well thought out features while keeping the accountants happy. Sure you could throw every single piece of available tech into a car like the Honda HR-V but you’d also …

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