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2018 Renault Koleos Intens Diesel Review

There’s massive competition for the 5-seater SUV family car space and Renault has jumped right into the pit to stake their claim with the Koleos. It ticks all the right boxes: high driving position, good ground clearance, 2WD and 4WD models, petrol or diesel and more safety features than a …

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2018 Audi SQ5 Review

What’s the best performance SUV under a hundred grand? The answer to this used to be pretty simple. Audi SQ5, of course. For more than half a decade, Audi’s mid-size performance family hauler has been the perennial choice for those looking to quell their domesticated status often linked to driving an …

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2018 Lexus NX 300h Sports Luxury Review

  The popular Lexus NX has received its first major update since its introduction in 2014. Introduced as Lexus’ answer to the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, the NX has been a showroom success for the brand, accounting for nearly 1 out of every 3 Lexus sold in …

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2018 Peugeot 3008 Review

Think of the senses melting Crème brûlée. Now add a chilled tangy whiff of The Mimosa. That’s the ‘feel good’ feeling you get when driving the new Peugeot 3008. It’s France’s boldest mark yet on the mid-size SUV segment. One that is as significant as those classic French dessert and …

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2018 Hyundai Kona Review – quirky and fun

  Another SUV? Some of my friends quipped as I pulled up in the all-new Hyundai Kona. The fact is, they are right. Three of the four cars I tested in the last month were SUVs, and this one is fashionably late to the party, just as I was to …

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2018 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro Review

The original Audi Q5 was Ingolstadt’s biggest success story in recent times. When it was first introduced in 2011, it ruled the segment with runaway sales figures in all major world markets. It went on to become Audi’s best selling model in the backdrop of a booming premium compact SUV …

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2018 Volvo XC60 Review

The Volvo XC60 is an important model in the Swede carmaker’s line up. Globally and in Australia, the XC60 is easily the brand’s top selling model and this 2017 model is likely to continue that trend. Available in three variants in Australia comprising the Momentum, Inscription and sports flavoured R-Design …

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2018 Mazda CX-9 Review – Why It Is Still The Class Benchmark

It’s already been a year since the new generation Mazda CX-9 has hit the roads and it continues to be a strong seller. Not willing to rest their laurels Mazda has taken note of criticism (not that it has many) and further honed their seven seater SUV to meet buyers’ …

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2017 Top 5 midsize SUVs under $45,000

With medium sized SUVs getting more popular by the day, we’ve put together 5 that ranked highly in our previous individual reviews and, in our opinion, the best of their class. All comes with 5 seats except for the Honda CR-V, which can be had with a 7-seat layout. Honda …

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2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Review

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is the biggest, heaviest, priciest and most potent MINI money can buy today. It’s quite literally the opposite of mini. But there’s a reason for its existence. After capturing the boom of the SUV market with the Countryman, JCW, MINI’s performance division, is now …

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2017 Mazda CX-5 GT Petrol AWD Review: Affordable Prestige

The car business is an ultra competitive one. Prestige manufacturers want a slice of the mainstream market, while mainstream carmakers aspire to play in the prestige arena. A decade ago, the entry price to a prestige marque was north of fifty big ones but today a Mercedes-Benz A-Class can be …

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2017 Subaru XV Review

When Subaru launched the first generation XV compact crossover in 2012, it had only the Mitsubishi ASX and Nissan Juke to call rivals. Fast forward to 2017, and now in its second generation, the new XV is faced with an explosion of new entrants that have come into one of …

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2017 Honda CR-V VTi-L Review

The introduction and subsequent domination of SUVs into the family car market arose from families who desired more than their 5 seater wagon or sedan could provide. The natural upgrade available came in the form of four-wheel-drive where its extra row of seats and higher driving position proved to be …

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Neo Automatic Review

The CX-3 is Mazda’s baby SUV from their CX designated SUV lineup sitting alongside the CX-5 and CX-9. It’s an easy mistake to assume each model is the same albeit in a larger or smaller size but that’s not the case at all. They all come with their own charming …

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