Car Reviews

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

Lexus UX vs Volvo XC40 vs Jaguar E-Pace Review

The modern small SUV has replaced the humble hatch back as a jack-of-all-trades, offering space, style, and the all-important elevated driving position we can’t seem to get enough of. And if you want something a little bit fancier, there are rich pickings, too from the premium brands where it’s possible …

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First Drive: 2019 Volvo S60 T5 & T8 Review

Volvo has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past few years thanks to a rejuvenated line up that started with the XC90. Its cars are now far sexier, more high-tech and crucially, much better to drive than ever before. Last year, the brand grew 40 per cent in Australia and is …

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2019 BMW 3 Series Review – 320d Luxury Line

Think luxury sports sedan and the BMW 3 Series immediately springs to mind. Since its inception in 1975, the 3 Series has been often regarded as the de facto rear-wheel drive, driver-focused compact executive saloon. It is the German marque’s best-selling model, accounting for nearly one-third of the brand’s annual …

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2019 Toyota Corolla ZR Petrol Review

It feels like the Toyota Corolla has been around forever. It must feel that way because it’s now in its 12th-generation and it’s still immensely popular. Not because it’s anything special but because it’s a name synonymous with words like sensible, reliable and dependable. In other words – it’s just …

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2019 Ford Focus Hatch and Wagon Review

Not just another small car – says the new Ford Focus commercial. There is every reason for Ford’s marketing team to sell their latest Focus as unique in the segment because this class is one of the most competitive today. At the time of writing there’s no fewer than 10 …

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2019 Toyota Prius Review – eco king gets tested

What you see here is the world’s best-selling hybrid vehicle. The pioneering Toyota Prius became the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car back in 1997 and has since racked up over 5 million sales globally. It represents more than half of all hybrids sold worldwide by Toyota. The automotive landscape has …

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Highlander Review

What is it? The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric (as the name suggests) is the EV version of the Kona small SUV, which itself comes with a range of propulsion options. It is built on the same line as its regular internal-combustion engine (ICE) siblings at the Korean giant’s Ulsan plant …

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2019 Lexus UX Review – UX 200 and UX 250h

Lexus may have been a late comer to the increasingly hot urban luxury crossover market but its arrival is certainly not a quiet one. The all-new Lexus UX is the Japanese luxury marque’s smallest and most affordable SUV offering targeting the younger crowd, many of whom stepping up to the …

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2019 Suzuki Jimny Off-Road Review

Well, it’s finally upon us – the plucky little Suzuki Jimny has entered just its fourth generation since all the way back in 1970, and it’s been making rather the splash in the world of off-roaders since it was first unveiled last year. In a time when technology-filled expensive SUVs …

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2019 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD Review

  What you see here is the most popular baby SUV in Australia. The trendy Mazda CX-3 first burst on scene back in 2015 and was one of the pioneers of its segment. Since then, a tsunami of small high-riders follows and there is now one from almost every brand. …

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2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged and Rugged X Review

What are they? Along with the Toyota Hilux Rogue, the HiLux Rugged and Rugged X are three new variants of the company’s (and Australia’s) best-selling vehicle. With the growing popularity of utes among private buyers, Toyota saw fit to inject more style and strength into the HiLux. And so the …

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE Review

To most people, the Jaguar brand is one that is most commonly associated with somewhat old-world quintessential Britishness. Think petrol-guzzling engines and lots of leather and wood grain all wrapped up in a classic three-box sedan package. But the Jaguar of today couldn’t be further from where it was in …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Holden Acadia Review

The 7-seat SUV has become the modern definition of a family car, loved for its space, comfort and versatility. With the market segment saturated with no less than eight players, which of these family buses should you spend your hard earned money on? Here, we take a look at the …

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