SUV’s

2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

It’s hard to tell the fourth-generation Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been on sale for eight years. This latest iteration, extensively updated in 2018, still looks as fresh as ever. It is the second major facelift since its launch in 2010 and it is incremental improvements like this that keep sending …

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2018 Kia Sorento Review – added safety and more polish

 How do you improve upon something that is already good? That’s the challenge Kia was presented with when it came to facelifting the Kia Sorento for 2018. There was nothing inherently wrong with the original; in fact, when we drove it in 2015 we were mighty impressed with its …

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2WD Review – style over substance

 Mitsubishi’s first all-new model in as many years is off to a promising start with plenty of showroom glitz and technology to keep millennials happy. Arriving in what is now described as a ‘coupe SUV’, or a less expensive variation on the genre established by the BMW X6, it …

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2018 Honda CR-V Review – Why It Is The Pick of Family SUVs

At the time of writing this review, the mid-size SUV market presents buyers with no fewer than 15 choices to choose from. That is a lot and that is the reason why this segment is currently the most competitive and fastest growing passenger car segment in Australia. If you are …

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2018 Holden Equinox LS+ Review – talents behind the insipid looks

 Holden is leaving its manufacturing past behind and forging into an import-only future like the rest of its competitors. It’s uncharted waters for the home grown brand that used to rely heavily on its locally made Commodore. The first of a swag of new models to arrive post local …

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2018 Audi SQ5 Review

What’s the best performance SUV under a hundred grand? The answer to this used to be pretty simple. Audi SQ5, of course. For more than half a decade, Audi’s mid-size performance family hauler has been the perennial choice for those looking to quell their domesticated status often linked to driving an …

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2018 Lexus NX 300h Sports Luxury Review

 The popular Lexus NX has received its first major update since its introduction in 2014. Introduced as Lexus’ answer to the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, the NX has been a showroom success for the brand, accounting for nearly 1 out of every 3 Lexus sold in …

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2018 Peugeot 3008 Review

Think of the senses melting Crème brûlée. Now add a chilled tangy whiff of The Mimosa. That’s the ‘feel good’ feeling you get when driving the new Peugeot 3008. It’s France’s boldest mark yet on the mid-size SUV segment. One that is as significant as those classic French dessert and …

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2018 Hyundai Kona Review – quirky and fun

Another SUV? Some of my friends quipped as I pulled up in the all-new Hyundai Kona. The fact is, they are right. Three of the four cars I tested in the last month were SUVs, and this one is fashionably late to the party, just as I was to my …

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2018 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro Review

The original Audi Q5 was Ingolstadt’s biggest success story in recent times. When it was first introduced in 2011, it ruled the segment with runaway sales figures in all major world markets. It went on to become Audi’s best selling model in the backdrop of a booming premium compact SUV …

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2018 Volvo XC60 Review

The Volvo XC60 is an important model in the Swede carmaker’s line up. Globally and in Australia, the XC60 is easily the brand’s top selling model and this 2017 model is likely to continue that trend. Available in three variants in Australia comprising the Momentum, Inscription and sports flavoured R-Design …

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2018 Mazda CX-9 Review – Why It Is Still The Class Benchmark

It’s already been a year since the new generation Mazda CX-9 has hit the roads and it continues to be a strong seller. Not willing to rest their laurels Mazda has taken note of criticism (not that it has many) and further honed their seven seater SUV to meet buyers’ …

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2017 Top 5 midsize SUVs under $45,000

With medium sized SUVs getting more popular by the day, we’ve put together 5 that ranked highly in our previous individual reviews and, in our opinion, the best of their class. All comes with 5 seats except for the Honda CR-V, which can be had with a 7-seat layout. Honda …

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2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Review

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is the biggest, heaviest, priciest and most potent MINI money can buy today. It’s quite literally the opposite of mini. But there’s a reason for its existence. After capturing the boom of the SUV market with the Countryman, JCW, MINI’s performance division, is now …

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