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2009 People Mover Comparison

Honda Odyssey vs. Hyundai iMax Shuttle vs. Kia Grand Carnival vs. Mitsubishi Grandis vs. Toyota Tarago Models Tested: 2009 Honda Odyssey; 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; five-speed automatic; wagon - $43,990* 2009 Hyundai iMax Shuttle; 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, diesel; four-speed automatic; wagon - $42,490* 2009 Kia Grand Carnival; 2...

Toyota Prius Review & Road Test

Like all that is more than skin deep, so are the changes found in new Prius Model Tested: 2009 Toyota ZVW30 Prius i-Tech; 1.8-litre four-cylinder, petrol-electric hybrid; CVT, five-door hatch - $53,500* Options: Metallic Paint $350 (Fitted - Silver Pearl) CarAdvice Rating: When deciding on a name for its original petrol-electric hybrid hatch way back in 1997, Toyota chose Prius (from the Latin) to convey its belief that this was the predecessor of all cars yet to come...

2009 Light Hatch Comparison

These light cars are no lightweights. Generally speaking, the word ‘light’ implies there’s something missing: less than the others; a lack thereof; insubstantial; skimping. It rarely invokes a sense of excitement - light beer, for example. As far as the ‘light car’ segment goes, my expectations are immediately managed (down), and I’m ready to be underwhelmed...

Toyota Kluger Review & Road Test

Vanilla never looked so good. Model Tested: 2009 Toyota GSU45R Kluger Grande; 3.5-litre V6 AWD; five-speed automatic; seven-seat wagon - $66,490* Options: Metallic Paint $520 (Fitted - Crystal Pearl) CarAdvice Rating: By Matt Brogan Kluger is often considered the default option when buying a seven-seat family SUV, but don't let popularity put you off, for as I found out this week there's good reason you see so many of these on the road, and it all begins without so much as even turning a key...

2009 Toyota Corolla Seca Review & Road Test

2009 Toyota Corolla Seca Ascent Review & Road Test The Corolla Ascent proves what they say about assumptions Model Tested: 2009 Toyota ZRE152R Corolla Seca Ascent, 1...

2009 Toyota Corolla Review & Road Test

Corolling in ultimate style Model Tested: 2009 Toyota ZRE152R Corolla Ultima 1.8-litre, automatic, sedan - $31,990 (RRP) Options: Metallic Paint $350 (Fitted - Shimmer) CarAdvice Rating: A lot of people refer to the humble yet popular Corolla as "white goods" motoring which, if you are to take the glass half-full attitude, translates to a reliable, affordable and necessary piece of household equipment - not such a bad thing...

2008 Toyota Prius i-Tech Hybrid Review

2008 Toyota Prius i-Tech Hybrid Review & Road Test With the all-new Prius just around the corner, we thought we’d refresh our memories and take the 2008 model for one last spin. Model Tested: 2008 Toyota NHW20R Prius i-Tech Hybrid, 1...

2009 Light Car Comparison

2009 CarAdvice Light Hatch Comparison   Honda Jazz vs. Kia Rio vs. Toyota Yaris Models Tested: 2009 Honda Jazz VTi, 1.5-litre, automatic, five-door hatch - $21,490 2009 Kia Rio LX, 1.4-litre, automatic, five-door hatch - $16,990 2009 Toyota Yaris YRS, 1...

CarAdvice Christmas ute muster

Formalities, respectability and political correctness have been thrown out the window to bring you a special video just in time for Christmas from the CarAdvice crew. Saddling up in three of the most popular (and most available to us at the time) dual-cab diesel 4WD utilities; Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah and Matt Brogan venture into country Victoria to test out the Holden Colorado LT-R, Mazda BT-50 Dual Cab DX and Toyota Hilux SR5 Dual Cab against each other...

2009 Toyota HiLux Review & Road Test

HiLux SR is one tough unit Model Tested: 2009 Toyota GGN15R HiLux SR 4.0-litre, petrol, 4WD automatic - $35,190 (RRP) Options: Metallic Paint $300 (Fitted - Sterling Silver) CarAdvice Rating: - by Matt Brogan Unbreakable...

2008 Toyota LandCruiser GLX Turbo Diesel review

2008 Toyota LandCruiser GLX Turbo Diesel Road Test This hybrid-esque, fuel efficient monster ticks all the boxes. Model Tested: 2008 Toyota LandCruiser GXL Turbo Diesel 6-speed automatic - $81,328 Options: None fitted...