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2020 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison

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2020 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison

The Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are two of the best mid-sized SUVs you can buy right now. But which model appeals the most in entry-level guise?

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 review

There’s significant change for the second-generation GLA. We look at how the luxury compact SUV stacks up in mid-spec GLA250 guise.


2021 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI review

The Kamiq is another impressive model from the Czech brand that should be at the pointy end of a small-SUV buyer's shopping list.


Family SUV review: 2021 Ford Escape v Mazda CX-5 comparison
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Family SUV review: 2021 Ford Escape v Mazda CX-5 comparison

Ford’s new-generation Escape needs to be a hit with Australian buyers. Proving it’s better than Mazda’s most popular model would be a great starting point.


2020 Volkswagen T-Cross v Volkswagen T-Roc comparison
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2020 Volkswagen T-Cross v Volkswagen T-Roc comparison

Two small, T-badged Volkswagen SUVs, but should buyers choose a fully optioned three-cylinder T-Cross or a sportier four-cylinder T-Roc?


2020 Audi A4 Allroad review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2020 Audi A4 Allroad review

The A4 Allroad is your only choice if you want a conventional wagon with an elevated ride height and an upmarket badge. But does a 2020 update ensure it’s a good choice?


Small SUV test: 2020 Hyundai Venue v MG ZST comparison
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Small SUV test: 2020 Hyundai Venue v MG ZST comparison

Chinese-owned British brand MG was on a sabbatical from the Australian market in 2015 and 2016, yet it’s now threatening to break into the top 10 sales chart. After just 600 sales in 2017, it’s currently on track to shift about 14,000 units in 2020. With 2018 registering a 401 per cent year-on-year increase, this isn’t a COVID-inspired trend...


2020 Toyota Yaris SX review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2020 Toyota Yaris SX review

The mid-range petrol variant of Toyota’s new-generation city car spoils some good attributes with its price positioning.


Small hatch review: 2020 Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift comparison
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Small hatch review: 2020 Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift comparison

We match up high-spec Rio and Swift models to find the best turbocharged, $25,000 teeny.


2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan review

The A35 sedan isn’t just worthy of the AMG badge, but one of the strongest representatives in Mercedes-Benz’s large fleet of compact models.


Remember these cars? Well, you can still buy 'em new

Remember these cars? Well, you can still buy 'em new

Yes, we can still confirm the Mitsubishi Lancer is no longer on sale (but we like to double-check every now and then). But there are still plenty of models lingering around among all the new or relatively fresh metal in showrooms – vehicles that most people had forgotten were actually still available...


2020 Volkswagen Passat review: 140TSI Business Wagon
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2020 Volkswagen Passat review: 140TSI Business Wagon

Volkswagen’s classy and practical Passat wagon is back to give executives and families a more affordable alternative to the load-luggers from luxury brands.


2020 Nissan Juke ST-L review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2020 Nissan Juke ST-L review

Nissan’s boldly designed compact SUV is back in an all-new form, but can it make more than a styling statement on the road?


2020 Audi Q3 Sportback v Mercedes-Benz GLA comparison review
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2020 Audi Q3 Sportback v Mercedes-Benz GLA comparison review

Second-generation versions of the Q3 and GLA have both turned up in 2020. We find out which is the better German compact luxury SUV.


Small car value review: 2020 Toyota Yaris v Toyota Corolla comparison
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Small car value review: 2020 Toyota Yaris v Toyota Corolla comparison

The Toyota Yaris has upped its game but also its pricing – in a big way. Does the city car now make any sense for buyers over a comparably priced Corolla?