Car Reviews

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

2021 Mazda CX-30 vs Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Comparison Review

Style and practicality – two very important criteria when buying compact passenger cars, but more often than not we can only have one or the other, not both. The Mazda CX-30 is no doubt a design triumph, but is it practical? The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers impressive space, but is …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan Elite Review

The Hyundai i30 Sedan is the latest addition to the successful i30 range. Built in right-hand drive specifically for Australia, it replaces the slow-selling Elantra as the brand’s new small sedan offering in the sub-$40,000 segment. Capitalising on the i30 nameplate’s popularity, the fourth-generation ‘Elantra’ has its sight on the …

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2021 Audi A4 Sedan 45 TFSI Video Review

The fifth generation Audi A4 has just been given its first major update since the model’s launch back in 2016, bringing updated exterior styling, improved infotainment system, and new mild-hybrid powertrains. Tweaks to the exterior have brought the A4 styling more inline with the rest of the Audi family, with …

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2021 Mazda 3 Hatch G25 Astina Video Review

The Mazda 3 has progressed over the years from a mainstream model to its current semi-premium offering. A strong seller in the small car segment, the fourth-generation Mazda 3 stands out with its sporty and sophisticated design, premium interior, and balanced driving feel. Pricing starts from $24,990 for the entry-level G20 …

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2021 Genesis G80 Review – G80 2.5T

Hyundai’s luxury aspiration started with the Genesis mid-size sedan. Launched in Australia in 2015, it was introduced as part of Hyundai’s passenger car line-up, and was called the Hyundai Genesis, even though there wasn’t a single Hyundai badge in the vehicle. Luxuriously appointed, the Genesis was sized, equipped and marketed …

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid Review

Volvo was one of the first to declare war on diesel engines, announcing it will phase out the spark-ignition powerplant in Australia by June this year. The company says that despite diesels “being the cleanest they’ve ever been”, the technology doesn’t have a place in its future. In their place, …

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Review – Bass Coast Escape with the 8-seat SUV

With the Australian summer in full swing, there’s no better day trip than hitting the coast for some beach time. And with a brand-new Hyundai Palisade parked on the driveway, having just been delivered the week before, there’s no need for further justification. A seven-seater SUV is pretty good for …

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2021 Kia Sorento GT-Line Diesel Video Review

There comes a time when a product hits its maturity, where it is at its most refined and most polished. The all-new fourth generation Kia Sorento is at this point in time. Two decades of constant improvement, tweaking and fine tuning have produced a family SUV that is now head …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Active Hatch Review

The Hyundai i30 is one of the stars of the Korean brand’s extensive line-up. Now into its third-generation, the popular hatch has recently received an update for 2021. Unlike some other brands, Hyundai’s mid-life updates are rather extensive and in the case of the i30, an entirely new front fascia. …

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2021 Honda Accord Turbo Petrol and Hybrid Review

The fifth generation Honda Accord from the mid-90s has always been my favourite Accord. To me, the 1995 CD5 Accord represents the high time in the nameplate’s rich 40-year history. With its clean, elegant yet sporty design, it looked superb during its time, and it still looks good today. I …

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2020 Genesis G70 Review – G70 2.0T

The Genesis luxury sub-brand of Hyundai has been gunning for premium customers since 2015 with the brand introductory Hyundai Genesis medium sedan. A commendable first effort by the South Korean brand, it was popular amongst premium chauffeurs and private buyers who were drawn to its excellent value for money. When …

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