Car Reviews

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

2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS 4WD Review

What is it? The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a five or seven seats SUV with proper four-wheel-drive for serious off-roading. It shares the same drivetrain and body-on-frame configuration as the Mitsubishi Triton ute and is currently the Japanese brand’s largest SUV since the demise of the Pajero flagship off-roader. First …

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2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review

For over 60 years, the Jeep Wrangler has been synonymous with freedom. The iconic go-anywhere, do-anything four-wheel drive has its roots back in the mid-1940s, where it was used as a rugged transporter for the U.S. military in World War II. Produced by Willys, it was known as the General …

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2022 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R hatch and wagon review

Remember the Mk5 Volkswagen Golf R32? It’s arguably one of the most celebrated Golf R‘s of all time, sporting centrally-mounted dual exhaust pipes, all-wheel drive and stunning 3.2-litre V6 with its unique burble. Fans cried foul when Volkswagen ditched the naturally-aspirated six-pot for a more powerful yet fuel efficient 2.0-litre …

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2022 Toyota RAV4 Edge Hybrid v Hyundai Tucson Highlander Diesel Review

Half of all new cars sold in Australia these days are mid-size SUVs. The segment is now literally where young families, couples and empty nesters shop for their main personal transportation. We line up two of the most popular models in this highly competitive segment to help you decide which …

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2022 Lexus NX Review – NX 350 and NX 450h+

The first generation Lexus NX mid-size luxury SUV has drawn more new customers to the Lexus brand than any other Lexus model in history. As the top-selling Lexus model in Australia and many other world markets, the NX is one crucial model that Lexus must get right in its second …

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2022 Hyundai Kona N Review – it’s a hoot!

It’s hard not to be impressed with Hyundai. From a humble beginning, its products have continued to improve so much so it’s now one of the biggest and well respected car makers in the world. And with the establishment of its high-performance N division, the company is now producing some …

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2022 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S Review

The mid-size SUV market is saturated with no fewer than 10 models, making it one of the hottest passenger car segments out there. But there are only a few household names, those which have been around since the inception of the segment. And the Subaru Forester is one of them. …

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2022 Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line v Genesis G70 2.0T Shooting Brake Review

First it was the four-door coupe, and now it’s the Shooting Brake – or sexy wagon to you and me. I’m not complaining as I happen to think they look fantastic, have enough room for a dog and some ski gear, and an excellent alternative to the ubiquitous high-riding SUVs. …

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2022 Toyota Kluger Hybrid vs Hyundai Palisade Diesel Review

Let’s admit it, other than a limo the most stylish way to carry many people is still by using a seven-seater SUV. It’s become an essential part of life for many Australian families. From school runs and drive-throughs to road trips and bush trekking, the large SUV cannot be done …

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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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