Mitsubishi L200 vs Toyota Hilux (Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Double Cab Auto)

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Fresh from claiming our Best Pick-up crown for the second year in a row, the Mitsubishi L200 is facing another stem test from the new Hilux. To match the Toyota’s strong spec, here we’ve tested the flagship L200 Barbarian Double Cab Auto. It undercuts the Hilux, costing £30,238. Styling 3.8/5 The L200 doesn’t have the … [Read more…]

Audi v BMW v Mercedes-Benz

Hands up those of you who spent their childhood in the back of a good old-fashioned family wagon? There’ll be plenty, I’ll bet, although most will have a birth date settling comfortably in the meat of the 20th century. Things are likely to be different for this generation of back-seat riders. Years from now they’ll … [Read more…]

Kia Cerato vs Hyundai Elantra

Kia Cerato SLi: from $29,990 plus on-road costs; 2.0-litre 4cyl; 129kw/209Nm; six-speed automatic; FWD; 7.4L/100km and 177g/km CO2. Hyundai Elantra Premium: from $28,990 plus on-road costs; 1.8-litre 4cyl; 110kW/178Nm; six-speed automatic; FWD; 7.1L/100km and 169g/km CO2. Value Kia: The Kia Cerato and Hyundai Elantra are twins separated at birth. The Cerato is a newer model, … [Read more…]

Volvo V40 v Audi A3

Volvo V40 T4 Luxury: from $45,990 plus on-road costs. 2.0-litre turbocharged 5-cyl petrol; 132kW and 300Nm; 6-sp auto; 7.6L/100km and 177g/km CO2 combined; FWD. Audi A3 1.8TFSI Ambition: from $42,500 plus on-road costs. 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cyl petrol; 7-sp auto; 132kW and 250Nm; 7-sp auto; 5.6L/100km and 129g/km CO2 combined; FWD. Value Volvo The V40 is $3490 more … [Read more…]

Mini Cooper and Alfa Romeo MiTo

The new Mini Cooper takes on Alfa Romeo’s small hatch. Mini Cooper: From $29,000 plus on-road costs; 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol; 100kW/230Nm, 6-sp automatic; FWD; 4.7L/100km. Alfa Romeo Mito Progression: From $24,500 plus on-road costs; 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol; 99kW/206Nm; 5-sp manual; FWD; 5.5L/100km. Value Mini The reborn Mini was never an earth-shattering value proposition, … [Read more…]