SUVs and household names headline this month

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from May?

We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories.


2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review

It's Volvo's first foray into the compact SUV segment and it's a cracker of a car. But, is it ultimately let down by insane servicing costs? – Paul Maric

The Volvo XC40 is expected to become the Swedish brand's top seller, but is it any good?

Read Paul's review here


2018 Mazda CX-5 review

Mazda has given the CX-5 a tweak: pumping up the diesel to 450Nm, putting fuel-saving cylinder deactivation on the petrol, and adding extra gear to luxury versions - in return for lower pricing – Mike Costello

The Mazda CX-5 consistently tops the medium SUV sales charts in Australia, but should it be at the top of your shopping list?

Find out here


2018 Lamborghini Urus review

Lamborghini promised it would deliver the world's fastest internal-combustion-powered SUV with the Urus – Trent Nikolic

The Raging Bull is best known for its wild and exotic supercars – but SUVs? Are they crazy?

Find out Trent's verdict here


2019 Ford Fiesta review

The small hot-hatch segment in Australia is about to get a whole lot more exciting. Meet the all-new Ford Fiesta ST – Rob Margeit

It's officially been confirmed for a launch Down Under in 2019, but we got an early drive of the all-new Fiesta ST in Europe. That's fitting, given the new model will be sourced from Germany.

Read Rob's review here


2018 Mazda 6 review

The upgraded Mazda 6 sedan and wagon finally get a turbocharged petrol engine with poke on higher grades – Mike Costello

It may not quite be the return of the MPS, but the facelifted Mazda 6 range now comes with turbo power – albeit only on the top two trim levels. Does the boost in grunt and equipment keep it up there with the segment's best?

Find out Mike's verdict here