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Curt Dupriez

Curt Dupriez

Senior Road Test Editor

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2020 Lexus RX review
  • Sharp pricing and value pitch; Impressive ride and comfort; Improved infotainment; Expanded seven-seat roominess
  • Infotainment still old hat; Turbo four a bit thirsty; Polarising styling inside and out

OUR RATING
8.3 / 10

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2020 Lexus RX review

Lexus has focused on polish and fixes for its facelifted RX large-SUV range. But do myriad detail changes conspire to improve the breed to a meaningful level?

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison
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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison

Forester versus Outback. Subaru has two popular SUVs separated by around a grand vying for your attention. Which one should you pick?


2019 Ford F-150 Limited Death Valley road trip

2019 Ford F-150 Limited Death Valley road trip

The 2019 Ford F-150 to Death Valley, the world’s hottest-selling vehicle to the hottest place on Earth. As no-brainer road trip stories go, this is my absolute dimmest yet. One chock-full of fresh adventure for yours truly. I’ve never driven even one example of the astonishing 34 million F-Series trucks sold to date – an incredible one million plus examples registered globally in 2018 alone...


2020 Volvo S60 R-Design review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Volvo S60 R-Design review

Volvo's all-new S60 sedan range has landed in Oz with sharp looks and even sharper pricing. We check out the T5 and hybrid T8 versions of the Swedish range.

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$64,990

Zed car Old v New: 1969 Datsun 240Z v 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary

Zed car Old v New: 1969 Datsun 240Z v 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary

At the recent Aussie launch of the new 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary version, Nissan Australia rolled out prime examples of all five previous generations of the iconic Zed nameplate to sample first-hand. Including one well-loved and unfettled Datsun 240Z, the much loved originator that set the Zed car ball rolling, furnishing the Japanese carmaker with a spirited sports car of global presence...

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$53,490

2020 BMW X4 M review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2020 BMW X4 M review

If you’re of the opinion coupe-roofed SUVs are a motoring faux pas, the notion of a high-performance variant might seem nonsensical. But that’s okay – you’re absolutely spoilt for choice for utterly sensible mid-sized SUVs fit for shuffling loved ones A to B...

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$164,900

2020 BMW X3 M Competition review: 'Outback rally' style

2020 BMW X3 M Competition review: 'Outback rally' style

BMW's X3 M Competition promises to blend urban family friendliness with spirited road and track performance. But we threw that out the window and instead went rallying in the Outback.

Priced At
$157,900

2019 Lexus NX300 Luxury FWD review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Lexus NX300 Luxury FWD review

A smattering of updates and the price hike make the 2019 Lexus NX300 Luxury more brimming with goodies than ever. But do they improve the ageing premium-SUV breed?

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$55,400

Nissan GT-R pedigree: Looking back from R35 to R34, R33 and R32

Nissan GT-R pedigree: Looking back from R35 to R34, R33 and R32

It's a tough job, but somebody... okay, there's nothing tough about spending a day with four generations of the legendary GT-R. The toughest part of Curt's day, in the end, was having to hand them back – and not having access to the even older and equally iconic KPGC10 'Hakosuka' and C110 'Kenmeri' models! MORE: GT-R 50th Anniversary full review MORE: GT-R news, reviews, videos and comparisons MORE: Everything Nissan...


2020 Nissan R35 GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Nissan R35 GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition review

Twelve years into its lifecycle, the Nissan R35 GT-R has been treated to yet another update, including the 50th Anniversary Edition collectors' special. How does this new MY20 range change the Godzilla form guide?

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$209,300

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition review

Nissan taps a '70s old-school vibe for its 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition homage to the original 240Z

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$53,490

2019 Toyota 86 GTS auto review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Toyota 86 GTS auto review

Can the Dynamic Performance Pack lift the Toyota 86 GTS's credentials as a proper driver's sports car?

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$38,940

2019 Mazda 3 sedan review: G25 Evolve manual
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Mazda 3 sedan review: G25 Evolve manual

Only one in 10 Mazda 3s are fitted with a conventional manual as an alternative to the popular automatic. We test the G25 Evolve sedan manual to see whether the 90-percenters are missing out.

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$29,690

2019 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch review

Fulsome appointments, comprehensive safety and generous ownership credentials make the Kia Cerato Sport Hatch an enticing proposition. And that's before the knockout $26K drive-away pricing.

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$26,790

2020 Audi Q7 review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Audi Q7 review

Audi has facelifted its Q7 large SUV with more tech and stronger all-terrain vibe. Plus, there's a new petrol flagship that just might be the pick of the pack.