Car Reviews

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

2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line Review – is the top dog worth it?

We were rather impressed with the Kia Seltos when we drove the mid-range Sport+ front wheel drive earlier this year. It looks good inside and out, handles well and comes with one of the best infotainment systems on a mainstream model. Now, we’ve been handed the keys to the top-of-the-line …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Petrol vs Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

The mid-size SUV market is currently the hottest and fastest-growing car segment. With an explosion of new players joining the scene over the years, there are currently no less than fifteen models fighting for a piece of the pie. And it’s all because the medium SUV has replaced the humble …

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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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