Car Reviews

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

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite V6 Review

V6 power has returned to the Hyundai Santa Fe! Yes, despite its sizeable dimensions, the 7-seater has so far got by with just a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol. Offered across the three-tier Santa Fe line-up (Active, Elite and Highlander), the V6 petrol can be had from $43,990 in Active …

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid Elite Review

The Hyundai Ioniq has taken over the mantel from the once poster-child-of-green-motoring, the Toyota Prius, in being the most recognisable eco-warrior on our roads, thanks to its myriad of electrified drivetrains. While Toyota might be the pioneer of the technology, and still sell far more hybrids than any other manufacturers …

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2020 Lexus ES 300h F Sport Review

When we drove the Lexus ES 300h in Luxury and Sports Luxury trims last year, we were impressed by its frugal fuel consumption, ride and handling balance, and elegant yet stylish design. The mid-size sedan from Lexus has come a long way, with each generation a stepped improvement of the …

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2020 Subaru Impreza Hatch and Sedan Review

The Subaru Impreza has a special appeal in the saturated compact car segment, for it is the only one in class equipped with all-wheel drive as standard across all variants. Normally found only in some luxury cars, all-wheel drive offers greater traction on slippery surfaces for safer handling. Unlike luxury …

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2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Review

The current Mitsubishi Pajero Sport was launched in 2015 as a more comfortable and stylish SUV alternative to the Triton workhorse ute, while retaining its full suite of all-terrain capability. Its lineage dates back to 1996 with the Mitsubishi Challenger. Like the Pajero Sport, it too, came with all the …

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2020 Lexus LS 500 Inspiration Series Review

Before the SUV craze, the definition of the ultimate luxury car was a large saloon with the sveltest exterior design, the plushest cabin you could have ever imagined, and the latest technology and gizmos. It had to also have the ability to convey authority and power everywhere it goes. The …

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2020 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD Review – still an excellent 7-seater

The Mazda CX-9 has always been one of our favourites here at ForceGT. And since its launch in 2016, Mazda has continuously refined the successful large seven-seater SUV to ensure its appeal with buyers. But now into its fourth year on sale, the CX-9 is entering dangerous territory as newer …

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2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid Review

Right from the start, the Subaru Forester has been known for its practicality, durability and go-anywhere versatility. It’s the no-nonsense mid-size SUV that you just get in and go to places. In Australia, it’s been popular among families and adventure seekers for generations. Now, for the first time ever, hybrid …

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2020 Mazda CX-30 G20 Astina Review

Is the Mazda CX-3 too small, but the CX-5 too big? Now, Mazda has created a model that precisely plugs that gap, and it’s called the CX-30. Like most European premium carmakers, Mazda is increasingly apt at filling in niches within its line up, which started with the CX-5-based, 7-seat …

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2020 Audi Q3 Sportback 40 TFSI Review

When the humble family SUV looks a bit too domesticated and the sports coupe doesn’t pass the practicality test, there’s only one option left – the so called SUV coupe. Just a few years ago, this category of cars looked like nothing but a confused jacked up hatchback. Things are …

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2020 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

We have been looking forward to this for a while. Subaru’s new ‘e-Boxer’ hybrid powertrain is here and it marks the Japanese brand’s first foray into the world of electrification. Offered in the XV compact crossover and the mid-size Forester SUV, the e-Boxer adds a lithium-ion battery and electric motor …

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2020 Renault Kadjar Review – a worthy contender

Carmakers are trying to fill every niche possible, especially in the highly fought SUV segment. Take Renault‘s latest entrant, the Kadjar, for example, it sits between the baby Captur and the larger Koleos, and is pitched against the likes of the newly minted Kia Seltos and recently facelifted Mitsubishi ASX. …

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