MG ZS EV 2021 review

Good points Razor-sharp price for a full EV Silken performance Class-leading space Abundant safety features Nicely built Needs work Bouncy, nauseating ride Slow touchscreen response Weak audio quality Unexceptional electric range If you’re amped for an electric vehicle future but ...

Haval Jolion 2022 review

The new Haval Jolion is significantly more affordable than rivals like the Kia Seltos and the Mitsubishi ASX – but is this Chinese-made small SUV cheap for a reason?

Nissan Navara ST-X dual cab 2021 review

Emerging from one of the most effective facelifts we’ve seen in this segment, the 2021 Nissan Navara is better looking, more refined and safer than ever.

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 580TDI V6 Ultimate review

Good points Class-leading V6 grunt Best refinement of any ute Luxurious, SUV-like front cabin Needs work Still no rear side airbags, AEB Tight back seat and no rear air 580Nm only for Ultimate model The king is dead, long live ...

Kia Stonic GT-Line 2021 review

At long last, the new Stonic gives Kia a super-small SUV to rival the dominant Mazda CX-3. Having had years to study that rival, is the Stonic up to the job?

Mazda MX-30 Electric prototype 2021 review

We drive a late-stage prototype of Mazda’s first electric vehicle, the MX-30 small SUV – and come away impressed

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD 2021 review

Nathan Ponchard reviews Mitsubishi’s second small SUV – the revised Eclipse Cross, tested in range-topping Exceed AWD trim.

Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid 2021 review

For those chasing the stylish Mazda MX-30 look but without the full electric powertrain and price premium, the M Hybrid version is the cheaper and more conventional – but less planet-saving – option.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed Plug-in Hybrid 2022 review

Mitsubishi doubles its plug-in hybrid offerings with the new Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid AWD, tested here in range-topping Exceed form.

MG ZST Essence 2021 review

Nathan Ponchard reviews the turbocharged MG ZST small SUV and finds that it delivers promising improvements over the middling ZS.

Hyundai Kona N Line Premium 2021 review

A more handsome design outside, new technology inside and extra power: the ultimate petrol-powered Hyundai Kona is now a more mature package.

Kia Stonic Sport 2021 review

The new Kia Stonic small SUV has landed in Australia – but how do the more affordable variants stack up in the real world?

Hyundai Kona Elite 2021 review

The Hyundai Kona range has been split into two, with the sporty N Line models exclusively offering AWD and a turbo engine. So, are the standard Kona grades much to write home about? We test the Elite to find out.

Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina 2021 electric car review

Mazda’s opening salvo in the electric car world is stylish, quirky and beautifully appointed. But the MX-30 Electric’s numbers are not in its favour. At $65,490 its price rivals – Tesla Model 3 included – offer twice its 200km range and better performance. Will Australia give it a chance?

Mini Countryman JCW Signature 2021 review

Mini has subtly tweaked its biggest car for 2021 with a new look and some changes inside the cabin, but is the $71,013 Countryman JCW SUV really worth considering?

Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 2021 review

Bigger, badder, and better screwed-together, the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is far from an exercise in subtlety. It’s fast family transport that makes a statement.

Nissan Juke ST-L 2021 review

The new Nissan Juke packs in plenty of style and it drives well – but it lacks some important substance, especially in the mid-spec variants.

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 2021 review

Based on the popular GLA small SUV, the new Mercedes-Benz EQA dramatically slashes the cost of entry to a fully-electric Benz by more than $60,000.

Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Wolfsburg 2021 review

Volkswagen says the Touareg is a luxury SUV – a claim borne out by the parts this model shares with premium vehicles like the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. And now, there’s a new Wolfsburg trim at the top of the Touareg tree.

Hyundai Santa Fe base model 2021 review

For about fifty grand, Hyundai’s entry-level diesel Santa Fe offers excellent quality and the most comfortable ride of the range.

Mazda CX-9 GT SP 2021 review

Technology upgrades keep the Mazda CX-9 at the pointy end of the large SUV segment – and the addition of a sporty new GT SP grade will please many.

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander Diesel 2021 review

Two years after the current Hyundai Santa Fe arrived in Australia, the three-row crossover has had a major makeover – and the changes make the 2021 Santa Fe one of the best family SUVs on the market.

Hyundai Palisade Highlander AWD 2021 review

The biggest SUV ever to wear a Hyundai badge is here, and the new Palisade makes for very competent family transport – especially in lush, refined Highlander diesel trim.

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 2021 review

Good points Lusty inline-six coupled to efficient mild-hybrid tech Remarkable agility for a large SUV Sumptuous, high-design interior Needs work Coupe shape’s practicality compromises Lacks wireless Apple CarPlay Expect an appetite for tyres It’s been tough to nail down the ...

Lexus LX 570 S 2021 review

As the curtains start to draw on the current Lexus LX, it’s worth remembering how well-suited this luxury 4WD is to the demands of the Australian continent.

Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid 2021 review

The new-generation Toyota Kluger adds a hybrid powertrain for the first time, as part of a suite of meaningful upgrades.

Kia Sorento GT-Line plug-in hybrid 2022 review

The Kia Sorento GT-Line plug-in hybrid may be expensive, but the closer you look, the more sense this seven-seater makes

Audi A4 Allroad 45 TFSI 2021 review

The raised and cladded Allroad version is the best and most balanced version of the Audi A4, particularly in turbo petrol 45 TFSI guise.

Lexus LS 500 F Sport 2021 review

As the original Lexus model, the LS is culturally critical to the brand. So, is the latest update to this flagship luxury saloon an impressive update in athletic F Sport guise?

Audi RS Q8 2021 review

Good points Arresting style, yet rides well Superb, spacious cabin Surprising agility Relative value Needs work Twin-turbo V8 isn’t loud enough Fast-geared steering isn’t feelsome enough Weighs a shed-tonne Audi has already made one attempt at a fast mega-SUV – ...

Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited V8 2021 review

Nathan Ponchard reviews the Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited V8 – the last of the line of the current generation before an all-new model arrives from late in 2021.

Kia Stinger 200S 2021 review

The Kia Stinger has been updated for 2021 with extra safety and convenience tech – but how does the most affordable Stinger, the four-cylinder 200S, stack up?

Hyundai Sonata N Line 2021 review

The eighth-generation Hyundai Sonata has arrived in Australia, where it’ll be sold only in athletic N Line guise. That’s no bad thing, though, as the N Line packs an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox and grunty 2.5-litre turbo ‘four.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 2021 review

Nathan Ponchard reviews the first example of the new ‘W223’ Mercedes-Benz S-Class to arrive in Australia.

Toyota Camry Ascent Hybrid 2021 review

Nathan Ponchard reviews the restyled and refreshed Toyota Camry, in entry-level hybrid form.

Genesis G80 diesel 2022 review

Newly-available diesel power feels right at home in the Genesis G80 limo – don’t let the four-cylinder count put you off

Subaru Outback Sport AWD 2021 review

The Subaru Outback has arrived in Australia in new sixth-generation form. There’s a simpler lineup, but the Outback preserves its practical wagon shape, but it does without the turbo engine many buyers want

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 162TSI 2021 review

The Alltrack version of the Volkswagen Passat wagon promises a lifted ride height for gravel-road travel, and greater comfort everywhere – let’s see if this raised wagon lives up to its promises.

Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition 2021 review

With Volkswagen Golf prices rocketing up, the affordable Skoda Octavia offers stiff in-house competition. We find out if the Czech liftback is as good to drive as its specification sheet suggests.

Skoda Octavia RS 2021 review

The Skoda Octavia RS is a cult favourite in Australia, blending Golf GTI mechanicals with more space and a premium cabin. The new version doesn’t vary that formula, though it is more costly this time around.

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