SUV’s

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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2019 Land Rover Discovery SD4 7 seats Review

Need to put more than 5 bums on seats in comfort? Buy a MPV or Multi Purpose Vehicle, right? Wrong. That was probably the right answer twenty years ago but in 2019, the SUV has become a MPV and anything in between, straddling every segment you can think of. Just …

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2019 Range Rover Velar P380 R-Dynamic Review

Luxury mid-size SUVs are big business these days, as affluent buyers ditch the saloon car to climb into one of these glitzy urban haulers. The segment has seen rapid growth in recent years, played by nameplates such as the BMW X4, Mercedes GLC Coupe, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX. And …

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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 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 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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