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Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. But while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important... Tow Ball Mass. James explains.

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Review: A fond farewell?

Read the full article here. So, this is goodbye. The Ford Falcon – an Australian icon with a history dating back than 65 years – is no more. With Ford’s Australian manufacturing having shut down on Friday October 7, 2016 – after having started up on Thursday August 20, 1959 – the Falcon nameplate, one of the longest running badges in the world, has also had its day...

2016 Ford Focus Titanium: road trip through the Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

Read the full article here. It’s no secret that at CarAdvice.com we love a good road trip and there are plenty of places to explore around Sydney. We’re starting at Bondi and my weapon of choice is the Ford Focus I’ll be driving is the Titanium specification...

Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

Read the full article here. For a while now the Ford Fiesta ST has been considered the benchmark hot hatch in the budget arena in Australia. And now you can buy and even hotter Fiesta ST - this one comes with the Mountune performance pack. What is Mountune? A UK-based company that specialises in race engines and performance upgrades...

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the current king of the 'lifestyle ute’ segment. It offers a unique look to the rest of the Ranger lineup, and is aimed squarely at buyers who want their ute to work harder on the weekend than it does during the week. We put the Wildtrak through its paces both on and off road to see how it handles mixed-mode use and see whether it is worth its $60-grand price tag...

2016 Family 4x4 SUV Comparison - Everest v MU-X v Pajero Sport v Patrol v Fortuner

Read the article here. Buying a new family SUV is a big investment, and choosing the right one is important - especially when you're spending about $55,000. We recently assembled five family-friendly SUVs with off-road ability to figure out which rugged truck managed to double as a practical hauler for mums and dads...

2016 Australia Day Special - Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon

Last year CarAdvice held its first ever Australia Day challenge. We pitted a Holden Ute against a Holden wagon and James won. This year Dave reckons his learned his lesson and for 2016, he’s opted for the latest version of last year’s winner, the VF Series II Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS V Redline. Mixing things up a little, James has decided to go with the new Ford Everest...

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint Review — Exhaust note and burnout

Read the article here. It's the final Ford Falcon ever. The Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint are final, special edition models that produce 370kW and 400kW of power respectively during overboost. In this video we take them for a quick drive and you can hear the engine and exhaust note of the mighty XR8 Sprint...

2016 Ford Everest Titanium v Toyota Prado VX off road comparison review

Read the full review here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOH9_fxlI9w — Watch the Ford Everest take on the Land Rover Discovery in our video review. Toyota Prado — it’s a name synonymous with off-roading and, evidently, astronomical sales. Over 16,000 in 2014 to be exact, for a market share of a little over 15 per cent...

2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible Review

It’s a genuine head turner, guaranteed to attract attention anywhere you go. It’s instantly recognizable and marks return of the modern muscle car to Australia. The Mustang line-up is very simple. There are two body styles, the Fastback and the Convertible, and two engines, a 2.3-litre four cylinder EcoBoost or the 5.0-litre V8...