The base $15,990 drive-away Honda Jazz VTi variant is the version that makes the most sense. If you want reliable, roomy and unpretentious motoring that will cost you next to nothing, then this is your next car.
Considering they're pitched primarily younger buyers, it's important that modern light cars have the latest in infotainment for tech-savvy and stream-happy buyers. Luckily for those youngsters, the Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition has just about every base covered. All variants of the new-generation 2018 Polo range come fitted as standard with the familiar 8...
We know the Polo is capable, handsome and refined, but can it be fun? The base-model manual certainly makes a good fist of it.
Manual or auto? James Wong tries out the self-shifting Swift Sport to answer the age-old question.
Say hello to the newest and brightly-coloured addition to the CarAdvice long-term fleet: the 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition, with us for the next few months. We'll cover the ins and outs of our experience with this car in upcoming instalments, but here we'll go over the specifics of the Launch Edition's setup and features...
Good things come in small packages, and the MY18 Abarth 595 Competizione could possibly be the most fun you can have for $32K.
The new Volkswagen Polo isn’t the most exciting city car to behold, or steer through corners. But if it's substance and depth you desire, then nothing in the class can match it. A city car for grown-ups.
The new Suzuki Swift Sport is a significantly better car than its predecessor. This 970kg turbocharged terrier may be a literal lightweight, but it's not a figurative one.
It might be nearing the end of its life cycle, but the Peugeot 208 GTi is still able to take the fight to its most capable rivals.
We've really come to appreciate our Mazda 2 long-termer, but it's time to say goodbye to little Red Rocket.
The Mazda 2 Neo has been a great urban runabout for the CarAdvice Melbourne team, but one of the things a car like this is likely to undertake at some stage in its life is tackle a more extended drive. When I think about when I was a teenager (some may argue that it wasn't that long ago), I remember doing a lot of long trips in my parents' old 2000 Honda CR-V, and most friends at the same age did the odd road trip or two as well...
Renault's Clio RS hyper-compact has had a midlife face lift. We check out the mid-range Cup version to see if a fiddling of pricing and spec can bring some added glow to the heroic hot hatch's halo.
Fans of old school hot hatches will be delighted that the new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport adheres to the borrowed philosophy that always made it so fun: light is right.
While SUVs are the flavour of choice in recent years, the humble hatchback continues to be a popular option for first-car buyers, downsizers and those with just no need for anything bigger. Light cars are perfect for urban dwellers thanks to their compact packaging, and the competition remains red hot as manufacturers pump more and more kit into their tiniest offerings...
We love the Honda Jazz for the unbelievable practicality that it brings to the segment, but at this price point, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
The MY18 Skoda Fabia offers a competitive, if flawed package in the tightly-contested light car segment...
The 2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban is really good – for the money, there's not a better city car in the segment.
The 2017 Mazda 2 Maxx may be a solid and safe choice in the popular city car segment, but it does lack the interior refinement of its competitors.
Mini Golf isn't just a fun game. It's also the best descriptor for the imminent 2018 Volkswagen Polo, which takes the company's smallest model (in Australia) to new heights, in terms of space, in-car tech and dynamic sophistication.
The facelifted 2018 Toyota Prius C sees some inclusions, but it remains expensive in its class despite its best intentions.