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Review Wrap: Five of the best from February

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from February? 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 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review Everyone’s heard of the Subaru Outback...

2018 Jeep Compass scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 Jeep Compass has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent local crash-testing authority, ANCAP. Scoring 35.93 out of 37, the Compass achieved full marks for the side impact and pole tests, along with a best-possible 'good' rating for whiplash protection...

CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift

Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs have been released, a controversial Stinger EURO NCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs have been announced...

2018 Jeep Compass pricing and specs

Jeep's first new model in Australia for two years, the second-generation Compass, goes on sale this week. Rest assured, it shares absolutely nothing with its predecessor and its axed Patriot twin. Instead, it's been styled outside and fitted inside with better trim, to resemble a mini Grand Cherokee...

CarAdvice podcast 81: Direct from the Los Angeles Motor Show!

In this special edition, CarAdvice goes to the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah and Trent Nikolic chat about the BMW i8 Roadster, Jaguar Land Rover's latest products, and the refreshed Mazda 6 getting a turbo petrol engine. Also, specs and details about the all-new Jeep Wrangler have been released, with an electrified version coming in 2020...

2018 Jeep Compass: Australian details

Australian details for the incoming 2018 Jeep Compass have been handed down tonight, ahead of its December launch. The new-generation 2018 Compass was revealed in September last year, and it was in March this year that world media were given a first drive. CarAdvice was there too, and you can catch our review here...

2018 Jeep Compass will exorcise memories of the old model, brand boss says

With the small SUV segment growing at an eyebrow-raising rate, it's almost a no brainer to state the importance of the all-new 2018 Jeep Compass when it launches in Australia later in 2017. "It will  be on sale at the very end of 2017, probably December," Jeep Australia brand chief Guillaume Drelon told CarAdvice at the launch of the updated 2017 Grand Cherokee in New Zealand this week...

Moab Easter Safari delivers seven rugged Jeep concepts

Jeep has once again revealed a number of cool concepts for the 51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, including vehicles based on the Compass, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. Teaming up with parts and tuning arm Mopar, the American SUV specialist has created a selection of six new show cars featuring a number of off-road-inspired modifications...

CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...

No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon

At this week's launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in the United States, it was made clear to Australian journalists that Jeep won't be releasing a hybrid - or alternative powertrain - version of its small SUV anytime soon. “Could we do it in the future? Sure," Jim Lyijynen, Chief Engineer for Jeep Compass told the assembled Australian media...