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2020 Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI comparison

Same size. Same 147kW of turbocharged power. The new Fiesta ST and Polo GTI are members of a dwindling ‘pocket rocket’ breed of city-sized performance cars. Thankfully, both are great – but for differing reasons.

Old v new: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback v 2020 Ford Mustang R-Spec

My admiration for the sixth-generation Ford Mustang grew significantly during this comparison. I’d never really associated the quintessential Pony car with a textbook evolutionary treatment or design philosophy. The type of treatment that’s been ring-fenced by brands like Porsche, who are the gatekeepers of such an approach...

Road test comparison: 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor v HSV Colorado SportsCat v Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior

The super-ute category has a new challenger. Here’s how the new Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior stacks up against the pioneering Ford Ranger Raptor and HSV Colorado SportsCat on the road.

Off-road comparison: 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior v Ford Ranger Raptor v HSV Colorado SportsCat

Nissan’s Navara N-Trek Warrior is the latest of a new breed: high-specification 4x4 utes with tweaked and modified components aimed at improved ride, handling and off-road ability. It’s not the first of its breed, however. The Nissan enters an establishment of utes already vying for the top of the market...

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.

2019 Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

2019 Ford Everest: 2.0-litre v 3.2-litre comparison

Engines on a whole are on a downsizing trend. What were once sixes are now fours, and fours are threes. Advanced turbocharging and injection systems mean you don’t need big capacity for big power, and you can drag out some extra efficiency at the same time. In the case of the 2019 Ford Everest, we’ve got an instance of five cylinders turning into four, and 3...

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor v Toyota LandCruiser 78 Series GXL comparison

If you're going to blow the best part of 80 grand on some off-road metal, which way should you go?

2019 Ford Focus ST-Line v Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Kia Cerato GT comparison

Not everyone wants a full-on ‘hot’ hatch. Some people just want something with a bit of poke, contemporary tech and a reasonable price tag packaged into the right body style. It’s actually quite a cluttered segment, full of viable options. We’ve assembled three of the newest here, with a goal of finding the car that balances the key attributes of performance, handling, comfort, tech and value best...

2019 Ford Focus v Volkswagen Golf comparison

When it comes to small cars, Australians have consistently shown their affinity for Japanese models – especially the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. And in the last decade or so, the love has spread to Korean cars – notably the Hyundai i30. That’s left European contenders such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf – models that perform so outstandingly in their own market (and the UK) – to conduct their own private, best-of-the-rest sales war...