Road test

Fri 12 Apr 2019

New Mazda3 review: Small car brings style and sharp steering

New Mazda3 review: Small car brings style and sharp steering

The Japanese brand has made 49 tweaks to one of the best selling cars in the country but one improvement totally transforms the driving experience.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

ROAD TEST: Holden Equinox LS+ is a sensible all-rounder

ROAD TEST: Holden Equinox LS+ is a sensible all-rounder

Sensible more than status symbol, Holden’s Equinox is good value in a safe and competent family SUV.

Swoopy Audi A7 packs a swath of safety kit and oozes quality

Swoopy Audi A7 packs a swath of safety kit and oozes quality

Audi’s A7 has a luxury cabin and makes rapid progress but the ride isn’t always magic-carpet like.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

ROAD TEST: Skoda Octavia RS adds spice to daily grind

ROAD TEST: Skoda Octavia RS adds spice to daily grind

Family lineage is certainly no handicap when it comes to Skoda's sporty Octavia RS family wagon.

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Is this really a Lamborghini? You bet it is!

Is this really a Lamborghini? You bet it is!

Is it fast? How much does it cost? Is it a real Lamborghini? Time with the dual-purpose Urus SUV answers key questions.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

Kia Carnival offers a good show, but tough crowd

Kia Carnival offers a good show, but tough crowd

There may be space in the back for a romantic dinner for two, but people-movers like the Kia Carnival need more to become sexy.

Mon 1 Apr 2019

The upper-crust crossover SUV: Peugeot 3008 road test

The upper-crust crossover SUV: Peugeot 3008 road test

Peugeot’s compact SUV combines good road manners and a level of design polish mainstream rivals can’t match

FAMILY ROAD TEST: Wagon gets turbo and top tech

FAMILY ROAD TEST: Wagon gets turbo and top tech

Wagons like the Mazda6 Atenza trump medium SUVs for value, driveability, space and ease of loading.

Sat 30 Mar 2019

ROAD TEST: Plush load lugging in BMW 530i Touring

ROAD TEST: Plush load lugging in BMW 530i Touring

Station wagons are on the endangered species list, yet the BMW 530i Touring showcases the appeal.

Fri 29 Mar 2019

COMPARISON TEST: Best affordable sporty 'warm' hatch

COMPARISON TEST: Best affordable sporty 'warm' hatch

If you want a hot hatch but can’t afford the $40,000-plus price tag than take a look at these warm hatches that give decent performance and sporty looks.

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Hyundai Veloster is a hatch mixing funky and cruisy

Hyundai Veloster is a hatch mixing funky and cruisy

Hyundai’s Veloster has a kerb-side door for rear passengers and the driver gets the purity of two-door coupe styling.

Mon 25 Mar 2019

ROAD TEST: Nissan Juke plays its own tune

ROAD TEST: Nissan Juke plays its own tune

Turbocharged Nissan Juke compact SUV is definitely one outside the conventional box.

Glamping on four wheels with Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo van

Glamping on four wheels with Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo van

Mercedes-Benz’s campervan is far cry from pitching a tent bringing class and luxury to the segment but it is missing one crucial element.

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Alfa Romeo's family car that defies common sense

Alfa Romeo's family car that defies common sense

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio gets all-wheel drive, SUV practicality and distinctive visual and aural flair.

Hyundai launches electric car with 400km range

Hyundai launches electric car with 400km range

Hyundai adds an electric SUV to its Australian electric but there is one thing that will test potential buyers.

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Track test of the insane Mercedes-AMG C 63 sedan

Track test of the insane Mercedes-AMG C 63 sedan

Race-bred technology helps tame the brutal V8 sedan on the circuit.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

This is Australia’s benchmark dual-cab ute

This is Australia’s benchmark dual-cab ute

Dual-cab utes are going more upmarket and so are the prices, but Mitsubishi’s updated workhorse lets you have all the bells and whistles at an affordable price.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

ROAD TEST: Peugeot 5008 Allure an eccentric fashionista

ROAD TEST: Peugeot 5008 Allure an eccentric fashionista

Opting for French design no longer means compromise in this classy Peugeot 5008 seven-seater SUV.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

New BMW 3 Series reviewed: Luxury and tech-laden sedan

New BMW 3 Series reviewed: Luxury and tech-laden sedan

BMW’s new luxury sedan isn’t trying to do everything but instead focuses on one key area that is sure to bring in customers.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

ROAD TEST: HSV’s $85,000 Mustang fighter

ROAD TEST: HSV’s $85,000 Mustang fighter

The Camaro’s value is debatable but its performance is unbelievable and the hot coupe trumps the Mustang in some key areas.

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