Car Reviews

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

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe ’30’ Special Edition Review

How do you keep a five-year-old model fresh with minimal spending? Make a special edition. That’s what Hyundai has done to its Santa Fe seven-seat SUV. But the Korean carmaker has one more reason to rejuvenate its flagship crossover – the brand is commemorating its 30 years in Australia. Limited to just …

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2017 Mazda 6 Sedan Review – Atenza Diesel

Premium looks without premium price. That’s the best way to describe the third-generation Mazda 6 midsize sedan. To us, it is NOT one of, but THE best looking sedan in its class. Already on the market since 2012, the four-year-old design is everything but dated, a testament to the company’s solid …

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2017 Tesla Model S P90D Review

When a car maker calls its driving mode “Ludicrous” it must be dead serious about it. Found in the Tesla Model S P90D, Ludicrous mode transforms the electric car into the world’s quickest accelerating four-door sedan. We are talking zero to 100km/h in 3.0 seconds flat! And no, it’s not a wishful …

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2017 HAVAL H6 LUX Review

Made in China. It isn’t hard to find at least an item in one’s household that comes from the Middle Kingdom these days and that includes motor vehicles. The world’s second largest economy now produces more cars than Japan, with one out of every four cars in the world coming …

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2016 Ford Focus with SYNC 3 Review

In an increasingly connected world, a car’s infotainment system is now as important as other crucial aspects of the car such as fuel economy and performance. For many, a car’s connectivity and technology are an important part of their decision making when buying vehicles. Ford recently introduced the new SYNC …

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2016 Hyundai Tucson ’30’ Special Edition Review

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the brand’s most popular models and the third best selling medium SUV in Australia, with handsome styling, compelling handling and a wide range to choose from. Now, Hyundai has added another model to mark its 30th anniversary in Australia. Known simply as the Tucson …

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2016 Subaru Levorg GT-S and Spec.B Review

The fourth-generation Subaru Liberty wagon went out of production in early 2015. It was the brand’s best-selling wagon ever. But for the fifth-generation Liberty, the wagon body was discontinued. Buyers looking for more practicality would have to buy the Outback crossover. However, according to Subaru the feedback was that the …

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2016 Jaguar F-Pace 20d Review

If you are late to a party, you better make a grand entrance and that’s exactly what Jaguar has done with the new F-Pace. Inspired by the company’s gorgeous F-Type Coupe, the F-Pace is anything but bland, turning heads wherever it goes. The F-Pace is also a sign that no …

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2016 Mazda CX-9 GT Review

It isn’t very often that a large, practical SUV is capable of threatening the Lamborghini Huracan’s long-standing spot as my screensaver, but the 2016 Mazda CX-9 did just that. Almost. While it may not be a hunkered down rear-engined sports car with scissor doors, the CX-9’s sleek design and athletic …

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2016 Kia Carnival Review – Platinum Diesel

For far too long, big families have been stuck with boxy, uninspiring and drab people movers commonly known as white goods on wheels, until now. The third-generation Kia Carnival arrives with tons of surprises. For a start, we find ourselves using words like ‘stylish’, ‘striking’ and ‘snazzy’ to describe Kia’s new …

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2016 Suzuki Baleno Review

The Suzuki Baleno is Back! The last time the Baleno was in Suzuki’s showroom, John Howard was our prime minister and ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ by LeAnn Rimes was the chart topper. That was 2001, in case you are wondering. In between, the Japanese brand has been trying to convince …

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