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Mazda 2 Old v New Comparison: Second-generation Maxx v third-generation Maxx

The all-new Mazda 2 launches into a segment that includes names like Jazz, Yaris, Fiesta and Polo. But just how much has changed since its predecessor, and is it enough to justify an upgrade? Now in its third generation, the new Mazda 2 builds on the modern styling and engaging drive of the highly successful second-generation...

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Honda CR-V VTi-L v Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed: Comparison review

Mid-life updates can be minor or substantial – and it’s fair to say that the changes seen on the recently-arrived 2015 Honda CR-V Series II and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander slot into the latter category. The revised Honda CR-V went on sale late last year, but this is the first time we’ve had a chance to get one through the garage...


Ford Focus ST v Holden Astra VXR: Comparison Review
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Ford Focus ST v Holden Astra VXR: Comparison Review

Ford versus Holden, the definitive Australian automotive rivalry, seen here but not as we know it. There's not a V8 engine, a sedan body or a rear-wheel-drive configuration in sight. Instead, we have a pair of hot hatches, both (re)launched inside the past few months, that go about doing broadly the same thing as each other in notably different ways...


Mazda 2 Old v New Comparison: Second-generation Maxx v third-gen Maxx
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Mazda 2 Old v New Comparison: Second-generation Maxx v third-gen Maxx

The all-new Mazda 2 represents the latest and greatest in Mazda's light car arsenal. But, is it worth an upgrade from the old car?


Large van comparison: Fiat Ducato v Ford Transit v Mercedes-Benz Sprinter v Renault Master
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Large van comparison: Fiat Ducato v Ford Transit v Mercedes-Benz Sprinter v Renault Master

Big white vans may seem bland to the majority of road users on the market, but these ubiquitous boxes on wheels are the lifeblood of thousands of businesses across Australia. Removalists, courier companies, stevedores and provedores use large vans such as these on a daily basis, so we’ve assembled four of the big players in the market to see which is our pick in terms of practicality, performance and payload...


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Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

Modern headlights are a technology that is hardly explained or discussed. It's mainly due to their complexity and also as it's no where near as sexy as say power or torque figures, but when it comes to night time driving, a set of well positioned and operating headlights can be life saving. There are four major types of headlights used in modern cars today, the most basic of which is Halogen...


Audi TT Quattro Sport v BMW 228i Sport : Comparison Review
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Audi TT Quattro Sport v BMW 228i Sport : Comparison Review

One brief, two different approaches. It's AWD Audi against RWD BMW for the battle of the sports coupes.


Hyundai i40 Premium v Hyundai Sonata Premium: Comparison review
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Hyundai i40 Premium v Hyundai Sonata Premium: Comparison review

Australia’s mid-sized sedan market might be smaller than a few years ago, but Hyundai is one brand that for good or bad remains intent on covering the bases. In one corner is the recently released Sonata, which we’ve compared favourably against a number of segment rivals such as the Mazda 6 (as you can read here)...


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Nissan Micra ST v Suzuki Celerio : Comparison Review

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2015 BMW X5 M v Porsche Cayenne Turbo : Comparison Review

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Mercedes-Benz S600 L v Bentley Flying Spur W12 : Comparison Review

The Mercedes-Benz S600 L is the epitome of luxury and performance. It blends a giant V12 engine with luxury and space.


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Audi A7 TDI Biturbo Quattro v Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 : Comparison Review

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Mitsubishi Outlander v Subaru Forester : SUV comparison review
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Mitsubishi Outlander v Subaru Forester : SUV comparison review

The Forester remains an appealing choice in a segment that has grown up over the past few years. Here it takes on Outlander, the redesigned Mitsubishi with space and versatility.


Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze
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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...


Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...


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The medium sedan segment has been getting tougher with every new model. Now the equal top of the class Hyundai Sonata, goes head to head with the new arrival, the Ford Mondeo.


Audi A3 Cabriolet v BMW 2 Series Convertible : Comparison review
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Audi A3 Cabriolet v BMW 2 Series Convertible : Comparison review

With the sunlight hours diminishing by the day, the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the BMW 2 Series Convertible may not be at the top of your automotive wish list. Ironically, however, as we’re busy digging out our trackies and Uggs in preparation for circa-20-degree days, our friends in parts of Europe are doing the same – though they’re stripping off snow jackets and boots (in place of our footy shorts and thongs) in anticipation of what they depressingly label ‘summer’...


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Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review

So, you like French brands. You like SUVs. You like the idea of personalising your car to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. Well, you haven’t really been spoilt for choice -- until now. That’s because there are now two models on the Australian market that will tick all of those boxes. They are the all-new Renault Captur and the recently refreshed Peugeot 2008...


Subaru Liberty Old v New Comparison: Fourth-generation 3.0R v sixth-gen 3.6R
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Subaru Liberty Old v New Comparison: Fourth-generation 3.0R v sixth-gen 3.6R

Reflecting on a brand's past is a great way to highlight progress. CarAdvice has previously compared iconic models such as the Jaguar E-Type, Peugeot 205 GTi and Mini Cooper S with their newest respective iterations. And within the Subaru family, we’ve looked closely at the WRX and its harder-edged sibling the STI...


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BMW X3 xDrive28i v Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury – prestige SUV comparison test

“Should I buy a sporty SUV? Or one that’s focused more on luxury?” Great hypothetical question, invisible questioner! We’ve assembled two prestige SUVs that appear to be trying to offer you two cars in one – sporty, and luxurious. Our two competitors are the BMW X3 xDrive28i and the Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury...