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2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that

What’s New in the Mazda CX-9 for the 2019 Model Year

Following its redesign for 2016, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 is entering its fourth year on the U.S. market. That means consumers already have a lot

The Mazda Miata’s Power Boost and Other Updates for 2019

When the horsepower wars are fought, the Mazda MX-5 Miata sits on the sidelines. This car’s not about that, and never tried to be. So when we

2018 SsangYong Tivoli XLV Ultimate Review

Feature-packed, budget-priced seven-seat crossover ticks lots of boxes, but misses a few too What we liked: • Interior space • Equipment levels • Quiet cabin

2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

You might be asking why we pitted the 2018 Toyota 86 to the Mazda MX-5 RF. The answer is simple: both cars in base trim

New Mini Convertible vs Mazda MX-5 RF Comparison

With the sun shining, you might be tempted by a drop-top such as the Mazda MX-5 RF or Mini Convertible. Which one deserves the warmer

2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport and ZR hybrid Review

Does the biggest, sexiest, safest and most dynamic Corolla ever justify its price hikes? What we liked: • Standard safety equipment • Comfort and refinement

2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison : It’s France v Germany in a baby Euro car battle

European cars are normally associated with high purchase and running costs, but these days you can get into a Euro vehicle for under 20 grand.

Consumer Reports’ Most Reliable Small Cars of 2018

If you’re shopping for a new compact or subcompact car, you’ll be looking at some of the most affordable vehicles on the U.S. market. However, purchase price won’t

The Only Subcompact SUVs Getting Better than 25 MPG for 2018

What are the advantages of subcompact SUVs compared to popular compact models like Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue?  At a glance, the smaller size of subcompacts might

The Compact SUVs With the Best Fuel Economy in 2018

Fuel economy isn’t just what the sticker says at the dealership. For starters, mpg-fixing scandals from Hyundai and (most famously) Volkswagen proved that those numbers may be manipulated by

The Only SUVs to Win Top Safety Awards for 2018

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) takes most of the cars on the U.S. market and runs them into walls. Afterward, vehicles

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander v Mazda CX-9 Azami 2018 Comparison

Can the new Hyundai Santa Fe dispatch Mazda’s CX-9, our former car of the year winner? New challenger seeks large soft-roader’s crown The second generation

2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison

Medium-sized passenger cars, like many other ‘traditional’ segments, are on the nose with Aussie buyers as SUVs continue to star in the sales charts. That

The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

What is the most important factor to consider when shopping for a new car? In an ideal world, every one of us should be driving

Upgraded Honda HR-V improves value

Autonomous emergency braking now features as standard across Honda’s revised and revitalised HR-V range The Honda HR-V small SUV is about to benefit from an upgrade that

2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

A mainstream mid-sized SUV versus a premium compact sports utility vehicle… Well, who said cross-shopping is always about comparing direct rivals? This comparison between the 2018

2018 Honda Civic VTi-LX v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Comparison : High-spec hatch face-off

Do you hate being stuck in traffic jams? Yeah, me too. But, if you’re going to be driving a small hatchback, why suffer in an

New Renault Megane RS vs Honda Civic Type R vs Volkswagen Golf R Comparison

What’s the best hot hatch on sale today? To find out we’re pitting the new Renault Megane RS against our reigning champion, the Honda Civic

Why the new Mazda CX-8 is a steal

Mazda’s first seven-seat diesel SUV is cheaper than the petrol-only CX-9, but there’s a catch So the all-new Mazda CX-8 has arrived as the Japanese

2018 Audi Q2 v Volvo XC40 Comparison : Two small, chic luxury crossovers out of Europe duke it out

From our vantage point, there’s barely a volume carmaker of note without a small crossover SUV – a high-riding hatchback with attitude designed for young up-and-comers

2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison

When it comes to vehicle segments, size matters. Or at least the perception that size matters, particularly in marketing terms, when agitating the already blurry

Citroen C3 Shine 2018 Review : Quick Spin

Small French five-door hatch is quirky, cool and practical What we liked: • Mid-range torque • Balanced handling • Comfortable interior Not so much: •

Jaguar E-PACE S P250 v Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design Launch Edition Comparison

Fashionable compact SUVs from Jaguar and Volvo shape up to each other, but will it be the E-PACE or the XC40 that takes the win?

2018 Honda CR-V VTi-S v Hyundai Tucson Active X comparison

SUV sales are going nuts in Australia. Everybody wants to get into an SUV, but which one should you go for? It can be pretty

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition Review

Mazda’s evergreen roadster, the MX-5, gets impressive new tricked up chassis – for a price What we liked: • Steering • Brakes • Gearbox Not

Six reasons the new Kia Cerato is better than its rivals

Kia has just launched its new Cerato sedan in Australia. Here are six reasons why it’s better than its small-car competitors The Cerato, and indeed

2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison

Over time, we have forgotten the meaning of what an SUV is. Look up your average dictionary and it will tell you it’s a “rugged vehicle with a truck-like chassis and four-wheel drive,

Latest 2018 scrappage scheme deals

A growing number of car makers are extending the scrappage trade-in incentive schemes they launched last year to entice owners out of their older petrol

2019 Jeep Renegade revealed

Can a new look and updated engines make Jeep’s smallest SUV more popular in Australia? The wraps have come off the upgraded 2019 Jeep Renegade