Car Reviews

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

2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger is now the second most popular vehicle in Australia behind its archrival the Toyota Hilux, usurping passenger cars like the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla for podium position. Engineered in Australia and launched in 2011, the Thai-built Ranger has cement itself not only as a favourite amongst cashed …

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2019 Jaguar F-Type 2.0 Coupe Review

There are a few cars you would buy based on their looks alone. The Jaguar F-Type is one of them. With the introduction of a new entry-level 2.0-litre turbo variant, Jaguar is broadening the F-Type’s appeal and accessibility, targeting buyers who care more about the sports car’s lusty looks than …

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2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Manual Review

What is it? The Mitsubishi Triton is the best-selling model in Mitsubishi’s Australian lineup – and its sales figures in Australia are trumped only by those in Thailand where it’s produced – so now that it’s been given a major refresh for 2019, the pressure is on to see if …

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2019 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Review

It’s the Royal Family’s chariot of choice and the go-to vehicle for rock stars and footballers, and it’s not hard to see why. Rock stars and footballers love its menacing and rugged good looks, while the Queen and Prince Phillip favour its cosseting ride, high-riding position and go anywhere abilities. …

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Mid-size SUV Comparison: Subaru Forester vs Jeep Cherokee Review

The mid-size SUV class is the most competitive and crowded car segment today. With no fewer than 20 players at the time of writing, buyers are literally spoilt for choice. But if you are looking for something that can tread beyond the paved roads of our concrete jungle, your short …

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2019 Jaguar F-Pace 25d R-Sport Review

When the Jaguar F-Pace first launched in 2016, it was the British marque’s first entrant to the SUV market, and while initially polarising as the notion of a Jaguar SUV just seemed wrong, people’s presumptions were quickly proven wrong as it turned out to be every bit a proper Jag …

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2019 Lexus LX 450d Off-Road Review

Ask anyone in Australia what they think of the 200 Series Toyota LandCruiser and they’ll probably agree with its marketing tagline of it being “king off the road”, but ask them what they think of the Lexus LX and they’ll probably respond by asking, “the what?” You see, despite more …

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2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription Review

It’s been a big year for the Volvo XC40 since it first came to market. The plucky little Swede – okay, so it might not be entirely Swedish since it’s actually built in Belgium – has taken home countless awards around the globe including being named the 2018 European Car …

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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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