SUV’s

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs Kia Sportage Review

Medium SUVs are hot tickets at the moment, easily eclipsing what used to be the default small cars on buyers shopping list thanks to their versatility, roomy cabin and increasingly generous specification. One such model is the Mitsubishi Outlander. It is the most impressive model to come out of the …

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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid Review

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross seems to be a trailblazer model for the brand. It was the first to sport the fashionable coupe SUV styling when it first landed in 2018 and now in 2022, it is the first model in its class to introduce a new high-tech plug-in hybrid (PHEV) …

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2022 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport Review

The line between mainstream and premium is increasingly blurred in recent times by models like the Peugeot 2008. Competing in the compact crossover segment, it’s designed for those who want to drive something a little more special than the usual players like Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR and Volkswagen T-Roc, but …

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Mitsubishi Outlander Comparison Review

There are proper full-size seven-seat SUVs and there are 5+2 ‘on-demand’ mid-size seven-seat SUVs. For those who think the former’s foot print is too big and the latter’s rear seats are too small, fortunately there is something in between. The Hyundai Santa Fe has been playing the game well for …

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2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Petrol Review

You need seven seats but don’t want to drive a bulky people mover. You want the looks of an SUV but don’t need all-wheel drive. Does something like this exist? Yes it does, and it’s called the Peugeot 5008. Available in petrol or diesel-powered form, the Peugeot 5008 is priced …

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2021 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

Subaru has a rich heritage in SUVs and all-wheel drives, but the company is relatively new to the hybrid petrol-electric scene. The company’s first hybrid product, the XV Hybrid debuted in 2019, and while it wasn’t quite as resolved as similar hybrid offerings from the hybrid king that is Toyota, …

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2021 Nissan Navara ST-X and PRO-4X Review

The current third-generation Nissan Navara has been around in Australia since 2015, but incremental updates over the years have kept it fresh. New grades and special edition models were introduced, adjustment and refinement to the chassis were made, and safety features were boosted. In what is quite possibly the biggest …

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2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0L 2WD Review

Hyundai says the all-new 2021 Tucson debuts the first application of the company’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language on an SUV for a “futuristic image”. It isn’t wrong. In an amazingly saturated segment of the market that is the mid-sized SUV, the Tucson stands out. While styling is subjective, there’s no …

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2021 Subaru Outback Review

The Subaru Outback has some of the most loyal owners in Australia, with over one-third of its owners returning to buy an Outback when a new model comes out. Subaru’s strong brand reputation Down Under plays a role, but surely there’s something about the Outback that’s keeping owners hooked, generation …

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2021 Nissan Juke vs Toyota Yaris Cross Comparison Review

The young and active are flocking to small city crossovers for multiple reasons. The so called ‘jacked up hatchback’ is perceived to be more fun and less domesticated than the traditional city car, the higher ride height also affords a more commanding view, and certain models have all-wheel drive which …

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2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder Ute Review

The last-generation Mazda BT-50 was often overlooked compared to its peers, especially the ever-popular Ford Ranger on which it is based. While Ford made continuous improvements to its star, Mazda sadly hasn’t been as diligent. The result is a dual-cab ute that feels its age and lacks behind the competition. …

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2021 Toyota Fortuner Crusade Review

With the popularity of utes as lifestyle vehicles, the ute-based SUV segment serves to build on that appeal with greater comfort and practicality. While Toyota’s HiLux ute has long been the undisputed best-seller in Australia, its SUV cousin, the Toyota Fortuner, hasn’t been as quite a hit. Returning to Australian …

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2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line Review

The already saturated city crossover segment has welcomed yet another player. Arriving fashionably late, literally, the new Kia Stonic is set to shake up the segment with its striking and tasteful looks. “European styling with youthful character”, reads the Kia Stonic’s media release. And it’s not a false claim. If …

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2021 Hyundai Kona Electric & N Line Review

In a style and technology-led segment, the Hyundai Kona is one of the boldest small SUV you can get your hands on. It also comes with plenty of choices, with the quirky little model offered in no less than 11 variants, including one of the cheapest electric SUVs in Australia, …

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