Car Reviews

Test drives and in-depth reviews of some of the most popular new cars currently on the market today.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs Kia Sportage Review

Medium SUVs are hot tickets at the moment, easily eclipsing what used to be the default small cars on buyers shopping list thanks to their versatility, roomy cabin and increasingly generous specification. One such model is the Mitsubishi Outlander. It is the most impressive model to come out of the …

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2022 Hyundai Staria Review

The Staria is Hyundai’s new people mover, replacing the previous iMax. The new name is not just a marketing exercise, it is coined to signal a new era for the mini van – one that does not have to be boring. I mean, just look at the thing. The clean, …

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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid Review

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross seems to be a trailblazer model for the brand. It was the first to sport the fashionable coupe SUV styling when it first landed in 2018 and now in 2022, it is the first model in its class to introduce a new high-tech plug-in hybrid (PHEV) …

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2022 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport Review

The line between mainstream and premium is increasingly blurred in recent times by models like the Peugeot 2008. Competing in the compact crossover segment, it’s designed for those who want to drive something a little more special than the usual players like Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR and Volkswagen T-Roc, but …

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Mitsubishi Outlander Comparison Review

There are proper full-size seven-seat SUVs and there are 5+2 ‘on-demand’ mid-size seven-seat SUVs. For those who think the former’s foot print is too big and the latter’s rear seats are too small, fortunately there is something in between. The Hyundai Santa Fe has been playing the game well for …

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2022 Jaguar XF P300 R-Dynamic Review

The Jaguar XF is unlikely to spring to mind or be a first choice for those looking for a mid-size luxury sedan but there’s a lot to like about this 2022 XF P300 R-Dynamic. With both diesel and supercharged petrol having left the building, the turbocharged petrol P300 is now …

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2022 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport Review

The Genesis G70 is one of the most under appreciated models in the highly competitive mid-size luxury sedan segment. The reason? As you might have guessed, its be-winged badge. In the premium world, brand heritage is almost more important than the car itself. It has taken Australians a few decades …

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2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Petrol Review

You need seven seats but don’t want to drive a bulky people mover. You want the looks of an SUV but don’t need all-wheel drive. Does something like this exist? Yes it does, and it’s called the Peugeot 5008. Available in petrol or diesel-powered form, the Peugeot 5008 is priced …

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2022 Citroen C3 Shine Review

If you’re reading this review, chances are you’re keen to standout from the crowd and go a little left field. The city hatchback segment is getting a little too predictable these days. The main players are safe and easy options like the Toyota Yaris, Mazda 2 and Volkswagen Polo. The …

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2021 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

Subaru has a rich heritage in SUVs and all-wheel drives, but the company is relatively new to the hybrid petrol-electric scene. The company’s first hybrid product, the XV Hybrid debuted in 2019, and while it wasn’t quite as resolved as similar hybrid offerings from the hybrid king that is Toyota, …

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2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line Review

While there’s no arguing the midsized sedan is an endangered species at risk of disappearing in the next decade or so, two standout specimens are still clinging on to life with encouraging numbers. The Toyota Camry and Mazda6 can both be sighted out in the wild in decent numbers, with …

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2021 Nissan Navara ST-X and PRO-4X Review

The current third-generation Nissan Navara has been around in Australia since 2015, but incremental updates over the years have kept it fresh. New grades and special edition models were introduced, adjustment and refinement to the chassis were made, and safety features were boosted. In what is quite possibly the biggest …

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