Car Reviews

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

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Toyota’s new-generation Camry sedan has undergone a dramatic redesign from bumper to bumper that results in the sportiest and most aggressive looking Camry in its history. Built on a new platform, the 2019 Camry brings more emotional styling, new powertrains with higher power and better fuel economy, a revamped chassis …

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Diesel Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander, like much of the Japanese manufacturer’s line-up, is a car that has been around in its current form for quite a few years. At six years since its initial launch, it might be younger than the ASX and Pajero, but it’s now easily outlived the usual model …

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2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II Turbo AllGrip Review

The four-year-old Suzuki Vitara has been given a refresh for the 2019 model year, and it’s one Suzuki deems to be significant enough to warrant it being dubbed the Series II version. This update is more than Suzuki simply giving it the usual styling tweaks and adding some nicer interior bits, …

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Akera Turbo Review

It’s only been a little over six months since we last took a look at the Mazda CX-5 – the best-selling SUV in Australia – and not even two years since the current body style launched, yet Mazda’s engineers have once again fettled it for the 2019 model year, and …

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2019 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design Polestar Review – why buy?

 See that little blue square on our 2018-built Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design? It’s the Polestar badge. I first got acquainted with it 3 years ago, also in a XC90. Back then, the Polestar tune was a dealer fitted option that was tagged on to the engine’s ECU. Now with …

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2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Review

What is it? The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the Japanese marque’s entry-level off-roader, sitting below the ageing flagship Pajero and above the on-road-focused Outlander in the company’s lineup. First launched in 2016 as a replacement for the Challenger, the Pajero Sport is based on the underpinnings of the Triton ute, …

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2019 BMW X4 Review – xDrive20d

The fact that the BMW X4 is now in its second-generation says something about its appeal. People do buy cars like the X4. And yes ‘cars’ were plural because the segment that the X4 single-handedly created has now spawned a competitor in the form of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, and …

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2019 Jaguar E-Pace D180 HSE Review

Since its launch, the Jaguar E-Pace has been a bit of an oddity. Lobbing in well after the small SUV segment’s initial boom in the earlier half of the decade, it’s a car that seemed unfashionably late to the party, but was determined to try to steal the spotlight. It’s …

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2019 Honda CR-V Vi Review – good value or budget offering?

What is it? The Honda CR-V Vi is the new entry-level variant into the CR-V line-up, replacing a spot previously occupied by the CR-V VTi and expanding the range to 5 model grades. It’s priced from $28,290 plus on-road costs, under cutting the popular Mazda CX-5 Maxx and Toyota RAV4 …

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7-seat SUV Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Santa Fe

If you’re looking to purchase a large 7-seat family SUV, chances are your short list would have already included these two rivals: the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe. Along with the Toyota Kluger, the CX-9 and Santa Fe represent the top three selling models in the full-size SUV segment. …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Elite Review – Australia’s cheapest EV

Up till now, electric cars seemed to be something reserved for the more well-heeled motorists out there. With Tesla largely holding a monopoly over the niche EV market with its high-end, high-performance models, there’s been little for those unable to fork out six figures on a car. Plus, with battery …

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