Car Reviews

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

2014 Lexus NX 300h Review

This is the new Lexus NX – to borrow the marque’s own tag line. Arriving fashionably late to the premium compact SUV soiree in a stunningly trendy styling for that eye-popping, Jennifer Lawrence in a sapphire silk Gucci gown effect. Designed to take on Europe’s best such as the BMW X3, Audi …

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2014 Kia Sportage Review

The Sportage is one of Kia’s strongest selling models since it hit the market in Australia 3 years ago. Penned by Massimo Frascella (who’s CV included stints at Aston Martin, Jaguar, and more recently, Land Rover) under the watchful eyes of the award-winning Peter Schreyer; the Kia Sportage has always …

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2014 Subaru WRX STI Review

STI – three letters that will make any enthusiast’s heart skip a beat. For over 20 years, the acronym, which stands for Subaru Technica International, has been synonymous with high performance, all-wheel-drive motoring. And the car that gave rise to the pedigree is none other than the Subaru WRX STI. …

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2014 Toyota Yaris Review

Toyota gave its baby hatch, the Yaris, a major facelift in 2014. Consistently one of Toyota Australia’s sales stars, the Yaris has found 186,000 homes since it arrived in late 2005, making it one of the most popular superminis in the country. However, with the ultra-competitive Hyundai i20 and the …

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2014 BMW X4 Review

After pulling off one of the bravest moves in the motoring world by creating the ungainly X6, BMW is at it again with a downsized version of the coupe-SUV. The BMW X4 is the German manufacturer’s latest controversial-stirrer in its quest to fill up every possible niche it could find. Dubbed …

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2014 Audi S3 Sedan Review

The affordable performance all-wheel drive arena used to be a hotly contested battleground between two Japanese heavy weights – the Subaru WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Both boasts illustrious pedigree garnered through many World Rally Championship wins in their respective careers. The WRX STI with 46 under its …

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2014 BMW X3 LCI Review

In 2003 niche-filling maestro, BMW, launched its segment first X3 that started a host of new premium mid-sized SUVs such as the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and more recently, the Lexus NX. More than ten years on and with over a million global sales under its belt, the facelifted (LCI …

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2014 Toyota Camry RZ Review

The Toyota Camry has been the household name for mid-size sedan for over 30 years. With more than 15 million sold around the world, the Camry nameplate is synonymous with safe, reliable and worry-free A to B transportation. For 2014, Toyota has drawn on the sporty appeal of its 86 coupé and Corolla …

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2014 Toyota 86 Review

It’s seven in the morning and it’s not a weekday. There could only be two reasons why I wasn’t slumbering under the warmth of the blanket at this hour on a Saturday morning – having just found my way home from a messy Friday night out, or something fun is parked …

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2014 Holden Trax 1.4 LTZ Review

When the Holden Trax was released late last year, we were impressed with the baby SUV’s ride and handling, thanks to the talented engineers at Holden who fiddled with the car’s steering and suspension. What we were not so impressed with was the lack of punch from the car’s prehistoric …

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2014 Fiat Freemont Crossroad Review

The Fiat Freemont is one of the most affordable seven seaters on the market. Priced from just $27,000 plus on-roads, Fiat’s (Dodge) rebadged people mover is a lot of car for the money. But it was just a tad short on dynamics and power. Now the range has received a …

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