The NP300 Nissan Navara. It’s just been updated for 2017. Find out why it's the ultimate vehicle for any aspiring 'suit-in-a-ute'
The facelifted Outlander is the best 7-seater SUV if you're on a budget, ushering in the company's (ahem) distinctive new 'dynamic shield' styling
What's in a name? Plenty: Levorg is a WRX wagon - a double-helping of awesome driving engagement with family friendliness thrown in.
The 8 seater Kia Carnival smashes most SUVs on key practical criteria. It's hugely versatile - but are you really brave enough to consider owning one?
The CX-5 is Australia's top-selling SUV, but this review is completely impartial - so you can make an informed decision about whether to buy one.
Should you buy a Kia Sportage? This independent review reveals the Sportage's strengths and weaknesses for Australian buyers today.
Find out if the AWD 2016 Subaru Outback is the right five-seat SUV for you in this impartial road test and review aimed at Australian new car buyers
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Review by Australian auto expert John Cadogan: independent & unbiased. The good, bad & ugly. Learn if this SUV is right for you.
Hyundai will shortly update the Santa Fe - prices will rise, but there is a massive hike in equipment levels - in Highlander. So, if you’re in the market for a high-quality seven-seat SUV, put down your credit card, and listen up.
The Hyundai Tucson was released in May 2015, spanning the price range $30,490 to $45,490 in Australia (not including on-road costs). The new Tucson replaces the ageing ix35 - and is light years ahead in terms of its execution overall - and while two of the powertrains carry forward, there's a new 1.6 turbo petrol engine shoehorned straight in from Veloster - it's a cracker.
The Hyundai i30 is the ‘other’ popular small car in Australia. Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla fight it out - a photo-finish for first place in sales - but i30 is third, and counting, among cars. The Hyundai i30 range was upgraded with new specification grades plus styling and powertrain tweaks in January 2015.
The Toyota Hilux ute is the top-selling ute in Australia. Some months, one month in five, on average, it’s the top-selling vehicle in the entire country. (We love our utes.) This is the first all-new Hilux for a decade.
The all-new Renault Trafic is an exciting entrant in the van space. It offers a real point of difference to the two established big players - especially for the owner-operator type who isn't wholly buying the vehicle like an accountant.
Mitsubishi has been on a bit of a product offensive lately. Clawing their way out of the cold, or dying in the attempt. First the facelifted Outlander and now an all-new Mitsubishi Triton 4X4 Ute. Does it have the goods to take on Australia’s best utes?
This latest Subaru Liberty is a real step forward - especially on the aesthetic front. Tragically, though, the 2015 Subaru Liberty is looking for love in a world infatuated with SUVs. And the reality there is that SUVs seem sexy but they are often a dumb choice objectively.
I'm looking at the new Land Rover Discovery Sport: Is it worth the money, and is it safe (unlike Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque). Should I lean instead towards a Hyundai Sante Fe for value?
All SUVs are not created equal on the crashworthiness front. So how does the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe hope to compete with premium brands like Jeep, Audi and Land Rover? The answer might shock you. The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe really does deliver on safety. It gets five stars - independently determined by ANCAP. The books, thankfully, can not be cooked on five-star crashworthiness - as some other SUV manufacturers have discovered. You won’t believe which vehicles fail to measure up.
In this review: The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander versus key competitors. Maybe - just maybe - an upstart from South Korea can be authentically David, against Goliaths from Japan and Europe. If you want upmarket family transport, good value, reasonable performance and seven seats - you need to put the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander on your list.
This review is aimed at you if you’re in the market now, thinking about buying a seven-seat SUV, but you’re worried about the brand. Is Hyundai’s transformation from cheap to desirable just baseless marketing spin, or is this concept built on a foundation of substance?
The BMW i8 costs $300,000 here in Australia - that’s $100,000 per cylinder. But, to be fair, at least they throw in a free electric motor. It's blindingly fast, incredibly surefooted and a technical knockout. But is it a real $300k supercar? Let’s go for a test drive, and find out.
The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander is not the first - or the only - vehicle to offer automatic reverse parking, but it is the first Hyundai that can measure the spot, handle the steering and guide you through the entire reverse parking process. The big question is: Can a handful of silicone chips and a few actuators can out-park a human? Let's find out.
The Ford Territory is Australia’s only locally designed and built SUV - and the latest model Ford Territory has just been released. Production will cease in 2016 when the Ford factory closes for ever - the badge might continue, but the Australian Ford Territory will die. Should you rush out and buy one? Predictably enough, Ford says the new SZ Mark II Territory is a winner, but the reality is, Territory sales went into free-fall in 2014, and in response they’ve slashed the price. It’s desperation stuff. The truth is, the Ford Territory is a train wreck.
You are definitely going to get noticed in the latest Jeep Cherokee. It’s designed to polarise opinion - so you’re either going to love it or hate it. There’s not much in between. Jeep Cherokees have been a salient feature of the Australian automotive landscape for two decades now. But a lot has changed. The Jeep Cherokee returned to Australia in 1994 after a bit of a hiatus. And this new Cherokee is making 53 per cent more power with 20 per cent less engine - that’s pretty impressive.
The 2014 Nissan X-Trail certainly is an upgrade on the previous X-Trail. In fact, SUVs have become the cornerstone of Nissan’s vehicle portfolio. The company now has six different SUVs: The Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail, Murano, Pathfinder and the Patrol. The 2014 Nissan X-Trail is the SUV Nissan has designed to take the fight squarely to Mazda’s CX-5, Subaru’s Forester, Hyundai's ix35 and Kia's Sportage. Should you even bother putting the 2014 Nissan X-Trail on your SUV shopping short-list?
The dual-cab 4WD ute market is drowning in choice. Incredibly, one you combine the mainstream entrants with the new 4WD utes from 'sideshow alley', there are more than a dozen models on sale - with multiple spec levels of each dual-cab ute to contend with. This video cuts through the entire 4WD dual-cab ute market and identifies the top three vehicles. It's not about finding the cheapest 4WD dual-cab utes; it's about finding the best.