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The Shortlist: Petrol seven-seat SUV under $50,000

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 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, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens for the 50th episode of the CarAdvice podcast! In car news, Hyundai i30 scores five-star ANCAP safety ratings, but with some controversy...

2017 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Kluger range have been announced this week, bringing styling enhancements, an updated powertrain and new active safety features. Kicking off at $43,550 plus on-road costs, the new Kluger's entry point is $1360 higher than before, with the wider range seeing price increases of $1860-$2360 depending on model...

Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet

Victoria Police will introduce the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Kluger to its SUV fleet to replace the locally-made Ford Territory in March. With Ford's local production ending last October, Victoria's police force evaluated a range of large SUVs and subjected them to a range of tests developed by Monash University's Accident Research Centre (MUARC)...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted Toyota Kluger crossover has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the New York auto show next week. Under the bonnet, the post-facelift Kluger — or Highlander as its known in North America — will be available with a 3.5-litre direct-injection V6, which is mated exclusively to a more compact eight-speed "direct shift" automatic transmission...

Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date

What new vehicles have grown in registrations the most in 2015 so far? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV and commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, cars in hot demand might just be harder to haggle on than those that are struggling against rivals. Then again, they might be flying in the sales race precisely because they’re so affordable...

2014 Toyota Kluger : Pricing and specifications

The third-generation Toyota Kluger range has launched in Australia priced from $40,990. A three-tier range comprising entry-level GX (below), $49,990 GX-L and $63,990 Grande (above) are each available in either front-wheel drive, or for an extra $4000, all-wheel drive. Every new Toyota Kluger utilises a 3...

Toyota Kluger : new-gen here March; passes on diesel, hybrid and eight seats

The third-generation Toyota Kluger will be the first US-built model the brand has offered locally, but that petrol-loving market has ruled diesel power out, while the alternative petrol hybrid has been deemed too expensive for our country. "The main market for this vehicle globally is North America," explained Toyota Australia product public relations manager Stephen Coughlan at the international launch of the new model...

2014 Toyota Kluger goes family friendly with SpongeBob SquarePants

Toyota and Nickelodeon have joined forces to create a unique 2014 Toyota Kluger inspired by children's cartoon favourite SpongeBob SquarePants. The brightly coloured Kluger – called the Highlander in North America – will headline Toyota's promotion of the all-new third-generation SUV as it completes a four-month road trip around the US...