The Subaru WRX is better than ever … when you go for the CVT model. Forget the manual, as this CVT version will out-drive it and plenty of other more expensive performance cars. The king is back.
This is easily the best Range Rover since the release of the first one back in June 1970 which changed the world of 4WDs forever. It’s more comfortable than just about any other luxury car on the road and more capable than just about anything else off it.
Rather than try and compete with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Skoda Octavia RS gets most of that cars best bits, is only a smidgen slower than it, is a lot cheaper, and offers a lot more room for a family.
The new third-generation Skoda Octavia is bigger than its predecessor and just as practical as ever with a range of engines to suit all tastes.
The 2015 Subaru WRX Premium offers a more refined, mature and slightly roomier cabin, and the firmer suspension and vice-like grip put this new car a leap-ahead of its predecessor.
Kia’s first toe in the water of performance hatches is a good one. The brand has rightly avoided comparing it with more aggressive competitors, like the Ford Focus ST, but it’s got enough grunt and go to be fun, and the price is hard to beat.
2014 Kia Optima adds styling tweaks and added safety features to the top-spec Optima Platinum. Pricing is up slightly across the range.
Subaru has created an exciting all-wheel drive giant killer that doubles as a sedate family car and a track-ready terror. But does it deliver true sportscar fun?
Subaru has added some plastic cladding and underbody protection to the Outback to make a practical car a little tougher looking and a little more practical for those living in the bush.
The i30 hatchback and the Elantra sedan might be from the same family just with different names, but a slight styling tweak and improvements to ride and handling give it a character all of its own.
The Accord is a well-built, stylish car, affordable at the entry level but becoming pricey at the top end. It is more luxurious, more comfortable and more refined than the car it replaces, but we still prefer the better-resolved Accord Euro.
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When Mazda gets things right, it really hits the nail on the head. The Mazda3 dominates its category; the Mazda2 is right up there with the leaders in the tiddler class and the Mazda6 keeps the flag waving in the highly competitive mid-size category.
The Corolla became Australia’s best selling car in 2013, the first Toyota to achieve such a record, and the company is hoping the new one will retain the crown.
The Volkswagen Golf Wagon range starts with the 90TSI, steps up to the 103TSI and tops out with a diesel variant. For our money, we’d go for the 90TSI because it’s almost impossible to feel the extra 13kW from the larger engine.