Road test

Thu 13 Sep 2018

ROAD TEST: Ford's ultimate boy’s toy, the Ranger Raptor

ROAD TEST: Ford's ultimate boy’s toy, the Ranger Raptor

Ford’s Raptor one-tonner is reasonable on the road, untouchable in the Outback.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

The Mercedes family muscle car on stilts

The Mercedes family muscle car on stilts

BENEATH the exterior of this luxury family SUV lurks a performance demon.

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Which is the better small hatch? VW Polo v Skoda Fabia

Which is the better small hatch? VW Polo v Skoda Fabia

VW and Skoda share much of their tech but which city car is the better buy? Polo or the Fabia?

ONE CAR, TWO OPINIONS: Porsche’s two-seater Cayman GTS

ONE CAR, TWO OPINIONS: Porsche’s two-seater Cayman GTS

Range-topping German sports car is best enjoyed on closed roads.

Audi RS4 wagon is a supercar wrapped in domestic bliss

Audi RS4 wagon is a supercar wrapped in domestic bliss

The Audi RS4 Avant can haul from standstill to 100km/h in less than five seconds. Set a new PB on your grocery trip.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Mazda takes aim at luxury brands with upmarket CX-9

Mazda takes aim at luxury brands with upmarket CX-9

Mazda has revised seven-seat family SUV chasing luxury car buyers with a new high-end CX-9.

Wed 5 Sep 2018

Range-topping Mazda3 small car reviewed

Range-topping Mazda3 small car reviewed

Mazda3 SP25 Astina small hatch more than makes up for its lack of space with these attributes.

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Honda HR-V adds sporty spice to line-up with RS model

Honda HR-V adds sporty spice to line-up with RS model

Shiny Honda HR-V RS variant added to a compact SUV line-up that sets the standard for internal flexibility.

The cheap small car that looks like an expensive one

The cheap small car that looks like an expensive one

Small, cheap cars have lifted their game to become refined, enjoyable drives — like Kia’s Cerato sedan

Lexus LS500 Hybrid vs twin-turbo V6: the $200,000 question

Lexus LS500 Hybrid vs twin-turbo V6: the $200,000 question

Hybrid technology normally comes with a price premium, but Lexus is giving luxury buyers the choice at no extra charge.

COMPARISON: New Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage

COMPARISON: New Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage

Three of the top-selling mid-size SUVs in the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5 have been updated in the past few months.

Thu 30 Aug 2018

VW Polo GTI review: Bigger engine and awesome sporty sound

VW Polo GTI review: Bigger engine and awesome sporty sound

Why the new VW Polo GTI is effectively a 10-year-old Golf GTI at a cheaper price.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Ram 1500 tipped to be the next big thing in utes

Ram 1500 tipped to be the next big thing in utes

It looks enormous but this new arrival isn’t a great deal bigger than our favourite four-door utes.

Mazda CX-3 gets a nip and tuck and new gear for 2019

Mazda CX-3 gets a nip and tuck and new gear for 2019

Facelifted Mazda CX-3 exploits what it does best, aiming to reclaim top spot in the small SUV class.

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Toyota Camry SX gets sleek looks, great price but not sporty

Toyota Camry SX gets sleek looks, great price but not sporty

Built in Japan, the Toyota Camry SX looks sleek, like a Mercedes AMG sedan. The comparison ends there.

USED CAR REVIEW: Ford’s facelifted Focus 2015-2018

USED CAR REVIEW: Ford’s facelifted Focus 2015-2018

Ford’s Focus is a cracking drive. Target a used LZ series from late 2015 and you should be in safe hands.

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Toyota Corolla vs Mazda3 vs VW Golf: best small cars battle

Toyota Corolla vs Mazda3 vs VW Golf: best small cars battle

Small cars are no longer short-changed. They now come with technology and safety equipment once exclusive to luxury vehicles.

Ford mounts an urban assault with updated Everest

Ford mounts an urban assault with updated Everest

Ford's updated 2019 Everest is more refined, has more tech and shares its bi-turbo diesel with the Ranger Raptor.

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Kia’s $30K SUV stands out for value with nippy performance

Kia’s $30K SUV stands out for value with nippy performance

Kia’s fourth generation Sportage, launched in 2016, gets an update to line up with newer rivals.

USED CAR: Mitsubishi’s ASX 2012-2016 midfielder SUV

USED CAR: Mitsubishi’s ASX 2012-2016 midfielder SUV

Mitsubishi’s ASX is a sales champion in the buoyant small SUV class and it rates as a used prospect.

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