The styling is a 'love/hate' proposition - but the 1.6 turbo Kona is a Mazda CX-3 killer. No compact SUV competitors go as hard as the force-fed Kona
Smallest Mazda SUV is up against the Subaru XV and Hyundai Kona - but the real philosophical competition is a small car. Time to decide which kind of conveyance suits you best
One of Australia's best 7-seater SUVs, with a strong diesel powertrain and great value. Used models are now cheaper owing to an all-new model launched in April 2018
Triton's a quiet achiever with decent performance and a proven track record of good reliability and support - unlike most other utes in the market
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe makes it even harder to justify that German SUV you’ve always wanted. Here's a 7-seat SUV that's better equipped - and half the price
If you have copious amounts of people and gear to move, maybe an SUV is not the right call. So, here's the good news: You don’t have to live in a kind of automotive Guantanamo Bay
Still an ugly duckling? Maybe, but reliability, support, powertrain, all-terrain ability, heavy towing and workhorse practicality mean BT-50 stays on my ‘recommended’ list
Want a grand touring BMW that goes as hard as a Kia Stinger, and is the same size? You have to spend double the money, plus $20 grand...
Road & track test: The VW Golf GTI is dead (murdered). So, let's find out why the i30 N consigns the GTI to the dirt
Subaru Impreza competes against Mazda3, and it can take the fight to the new Hyundai i30. Let’s find out if it’s the right new car for you
Purists will doubtless be pounding the keyboard indignantly, but I can think of 12,000 really good reasons up front why I like a a base model WRX a whole lot more than an STI
WRX STi is such a pure driving experience that only real drivers need apply. It’s a hoot to drive it like you mean it - very satisfying - but hard work for ordinary driving in traffic. Classic performance car paradox...
Sorento GT-Line is the $64,000 question - literally. It's both 'mainstream' and 'luxury'. Should you drop the big bucks on the fully-loaded Sorento?
2018 Subaru XV is one of the best compact SUVs you can buy, with typically Subaru engineering efficiency and finesse
The people-mover paradox: They're better at moving people (and Carnival is the best) - but they're just not sexy. Time to recalibrate?
Hyundai's latest i30 takes the fight squarely to Mazda3 and Corolla and also pulls the VW Golf's pants down, embarrassingly. Find out why.
Money and fun often go together. Especially with cars. More money; more fun - but not when it comes to the affordable fun of the Subaru BRZ, thankfully
What's in a name? Plenty: Levorg is a WRX wagon - a double-helping of awesome driving engagement with family friendliness thrown in.
Is the imminent demise of the Holden Caprice a rock-solid opportunity for Genesis saloon, and can it step into those shoes? Find out here.
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
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.