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2016 Lexus GS350 AWD review: Road-tripping in the US

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2016 Lexus GS350 AWD review: Road-tripping in the US

To see what we're missing out on, if at all, Matt took an all-wheel-drive 2016 Lexus GS350 for a wintery road-trip in the US.

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2017 Range Rover Sport SDV8 HSE Dynamic review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Range Rover Sport SDV8 HSE Dynamic review

Is the 2017 Range Rover Sport SDV8 HSE Dynamic the best blend of sportiness and luxury in a high-riding body? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$153,600

2017 Toyota HiLux TRD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota HiLux TRD review

The 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD ute adds some styling extras to the range-topping SR5 dual-cab diesel 4x4 ute. Is it worth the extra cash?

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$58,990 - $61,540

2017 Foton Tunland 4x4 review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 Foton Tunland 4x4 review

It's one of the most affordable utes on the market, and while the 2017 Foton Tunland lacks some safety kit, it's a fairly strong performer for the money.

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$27,990

Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...


Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered
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Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered

A senior Subaru executive has been frank with CarAdvice about the brand’s latest drivetrain being short on power. Masahiko Inoue, Subaru project general manager product and portfolio division, told CarAdvice in a one-on-one interview at the launch of the new Subaru XV in Japan this week that he has been copping it from all angles about the 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, this week Matt Campbell presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Aqua is back, baby!
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Aqua is back, baby!

You guys, have you noticed? Aqua is back. No, I’m not talking about the shit band from the 2000s that had the hit about Barbie. I’m talking about the colour. On cars, specifically. In even more specific terms, car brands are seemingly embracing the idea that not all cars have to be black, white, grey or silver, though the targeting is very much where you’d expect it – at the younger buyer group, the ones who aren't going to be spending more than about $40,000 on a car...


2017 Subaru XV review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Subaru XV review

It may not look it, but the 2017 Subaru XV is an all-new vehicle, and an improved take on a compact crossover from the Japanese brand.


2017 Subaru XV detailed
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2017 Subaru XV detailed

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV has been detailed ahead of its local launch in Australia in the middle of this year. The new model doesn’t stray far from the formula that saw the current-generation Subaru XV become a smash success for the brand, with the hatchback version of the Impreza again getting raised suspension, more aggressive bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels...


Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet
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Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet

There’s a slim chance the new-generation Subaru Ascent SUV – the Japanese brand’s biggest-ever model and long-awaited successor to the Tribeca – may be offered in right-hand drive. Ascent is the name the brand's US arm has chosen for its new SUV model, presaged by the Viziv-7 concept, a show-car measuring 5199 millimetres long, 2030mm wide and 1878mm tall...


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report six – farewell

In our final update on the 2017 Peugeot 308 Active, we take a look at things we've loved and hated about the car over its time with us.


2017 Volkswagen Caddy range adds diesel variants, budget-focused Runner model
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy range adds diesel variants, budget-focused Runner model

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy range has been bolstered by the addition of three new diesel variants, and the return of the budget-friendly Caddy Runner model. The new variants join the best-selling Volkswagen Caddy small van range, which until recently had been a petrol only offering in its current generation. There are three diesel versions are all powered by a 2...


Autonomous cars will be awesome for Aussies
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Autonomous cars will be awesome for Aussies

Sydney to Melbourne. It's the trip by which all other trips are measured when it comes to a great Australian drive. And just imagine when the day comes that you'll be able to drive from Sydney to Melbourne without touching the accelerator, the brake pedal or the steering wheel as your car ferries you between the two biggest cities in the country - and all you have to do is go along for the ride...


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report five – highway and country driving

2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report five – highway and country driving

We've done the urban thing with our 2017 Peugeot 308 Active long-termer, but now it's time to get out of town and see how it handles on the open road.