Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide1 min de lecture
Genesis Gv80
Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand Genesis is having another crack at the Australian market with an expanded range of vehicles including its first SUV, the GV80. Available in five, six or seven seat layouts, GV80 is due shortly with several engines, includin
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
BMW X6 From $121,900
Launched in 2008, BMW’s then controversially styled now has a few imitators due to its success. What it loses out to the closely related X5 in space and practicality, the divisive design icon makes up for in attitude and individuality. The cheapest X
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Holden Trax From $26,490
Holden’s Trax is a small SUV based on the now defunct Barina hatchback. It’s only available as a front-wheel drive, so think of it as an interesting take on the compact hatch with an SUV’s easy access and high, comfortable seating position. The base
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Jeep Gladiator From $75,450
Is Jeep’s first dual-cab ute worth the hype? The JT Gladiator is proudly proclaimed a mongrel – “100 percent Jeep and 100 percent truck” is the tag line – since from the rear seat back, it’s derived from the Dodge RAM 1500. Gladiator is available in
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mazda Cx-3 From $22,710
The CX-3 gives Mazda an offering in the hotly contested compact SUV segment. Powered by a 110kW/195Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, the CX-3 is up against more than 20 contenders including Honda’s HRV, Nissan’s Qashqai and the Renault
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mitsubishi Asx From $23,990
The base ASX 110kW 2.0-litre petrol/five-speed manual front-wheel-drive ES is $23,990. With a continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission it’s $25,990, while in LS specification, with CVT as standard, it’s $28,690. A 123kW 2.4-litre petrol eng
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Range Rover From $196,102
The 2020 Range Rover lineup opens with the 202kW 3.0-litre twin turbodiesel SDV6 Vogue, at $196,102. The 221kW Si4 PHEV Vogue hybrid is $211,925. The 294kW 3.0-litre straight six turbopetrol/mild hybrid Vogue is $201,935. The 250kW 4.4-litre V8 turbo
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide5 min de lecture
Toyota Landcruiser Prado from $54,090
LandCruiser Prado wagons with the 2.8-litre turbodiesel start with the GX six-speed manual at $54,090. GXL manual is $60,690, the VX auto is $73,990 and the Kakadu auto is $84,590. The six-speed auto is a $3000 option on GX and GXL. Two extra rear se
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide1 min de lecture
Ram 1500 Express Crew
American pickups are slowly but surely establishing a presence on Australian roads, though as yet no factory right hand drive models are available, notably the F Series Fords. The Chevy Silverado (tested on p32) and Dodge RAM (p33) are both converted
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
BMW X7 From $124,900
BMW’s first full size seven-seat SUV, the X7 starts from $124,900 for the 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbodiesel six 30d, tested here. The 3.0-litre triple turbodiesel M50d, with 294kW and 760Nm, is $171,900, as is the 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin turbopetr
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Holden Equinox From $31,990
Holden’s five-seater midsize Equinox SUV starts at $31,990 for the 127kW, 1.5-litre turbopetrol, six-speed automatic, front-wheel drive LT. The Black Edition is $34,990. A 188kW 2.0-litre turbopetrol, with a nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Jeep Cherokee From $39,950
The 2020Jeep Cherokee is the first major update of the KL model, launched in 2014. Trailhawk, which we’re testing here, sits at the top of the lineup and costs $48,450. It’s powered by a 3.2-litre V6, matched with a nine-speed automatic. While more b
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mazda Cx30 From $29,990
Mazda’s CX30 shares architecture, front wheel drivetrains and dash layouts with the 3 sedan and hatch, so you could accurately describe it as a Mazda3 wagon. Of course that term, which evokes old fashioned two box family freighters from extinct brand
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mitsubishi Outlander From $29,490
The base front-wheel-drive 2.0-litre petrol/five-speed manual Outlander ES five-seater is $29,490, while a continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission and two extra seats adds $2300. The all-wheel-drive 2.4-litre petrol CVT ES seven-seater is
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Range Rover Evoque From $62,670
In the distant future, automo tive historians will look back at the original Evoque as a turning point for social climbing small SUVs. Endorsed by Victoria Beckham, the petite premium Brit has become the darling of the Goop! generation, with its hotl
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Toyota Rav4 From $30,990
Toyota RAV4 prices kick off at $30,990 for the 127kW 2.0-litre petrol/six-speed manual/front-wheel drive GX. Top-spec Cruiser, with a CVT transmission, is $39,490. Front-wheel drive hybrids, with a 2.5-litre engine/twin electric motor generators/cont
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Ford Escape
Ford’s compact SUV hasn’t quite had the success it deserves here. It’s one of the best drives in the class, with great handling, plus comprehensive safety and infotainment spec as well, but perhaps it’s the fact that it’s a bit smaller than top selle
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Chevrolet Silverado From $114,990
Following the introduction of the Ram 2500 pick-up in 2016 — converted locally by the Walkinshaw Automotive Group — Holden Special Vehicles has turned its expertise to the Chevrolet Silverado, now sold through selected Holden dealers. These rival US
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Honda Hr-v From $24,990
Honda’s HRV, a compact five-door SUV, combines extraordinary interior flexibility with a punchy drivetrain and handsome styling inside and out. The base 1.8-litre petrol/continuously variable automatic (CVT) VTi model costs $24,990. Then it’s the sam
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Jeep Grand Cherokee From $59,950
The Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-litre V6 petrol/eight-speed automatic is $63,950. The 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel models open with the Limited at $69,950. S Limited is $72,950, Trailhawk is $75,950, Overland is $79,450 and Summit is $85,950. S-Limited 5.
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mazda Cx-5 From $30,880
Evolution is the name of the game for Australia’s most popular SUV. Starting from $30,880, the front-wheel drive Mazda CX-5 Maxx vies with Subaru’s Forester for safety honours in this class, with autonomous emergency braking front and rear as standar
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mitsubishi Triton From $36,490
Aggressive drive-away discounting makes Mitsubishi’s list prices on Triton meaningless, but for the record, the 2020 dual-cab 4x4 range opens at $36,490 for the base GLX cab chassis and $37,490 for the GLX pickup. GLX+ pickup is $40,990, GLX-R is $41
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Renault Kadjar From $29,990
Named after an old Persian dynasty, Renault’s handsome, not-so-small Kadjar is actually derived from the Nissan Qashqai, though no body panels or powertrains are shared. Three 1.3-litre turbopetrolpowered, auto-only, front-wheel drive models are avai
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide4 min de lecture
Toyota 200 Series Landcruiser from $77,832
The LandCruiser 200 Series 4.5-litre twin-turbodiesel V8 fiveseater GX is $77,832, eight-seater GXL is $89,222, seven-seater VX is $99,632 and seven-seater Sahara is $119,972. • The 200 Series LandCruiser is made in Japan. • The 4.5-litre direct-inje
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide2 min de lecture
Redbook Valuations
In the Australian 4WD, SUV& Ute Buyer’s Guide, we include trade-in values for every model in our Showroom section. These are provided to us by Redbook, Australia’s leading authority on used vehicle values. Each model we test includes three- and five-
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Ford Ranger Raptor From $76,290
Ford’s Ranger Raptor is priced at $76,290. Inspired by US desert racers, this is the little brother to the F-150 Raptor sold in North America. Compared with the standard top-spec Ranger Wildtrak, it gets a bold new grille, tucked front and rear bumpe
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Honda Crv From $28,290
Honda’S CR-V, the world’s top-selling SUV, lost its way for a while but is now back in serious contention with the fifth generation since 1997. Priced from $28,290 for the Vi front-drive auto, the latest version has expanded its repertoire with seven
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Kia Seltos From $24,990
Kia’s compact Seltos SUV opens at $24,990 for the 110kW, naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre/continuously variable automatic/front-wheel drive Seltos S. Seltos Sport is $27,990 and Sport+ is $31,490. All-wheel drive models start at $34,990 drive away for t
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Mazda Cx-8 From $39,910
Mazda’s CX-8 SUV slots between the mid-size CX-5 five-seater and family-sized CX-9 seven-seater. There are four model grades: base Sport front-wheel drive from $30,910, Touring from $46,590, GT from $57,900 and the flagship Asaki from $61,440. Standa
Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide3 min de lecture
Nissan Qashqai From $27,990
Just why Nissan chose to name its small SUV after a group of nomadic tribes from Iran is anybody’s guess. The Qashqai traditionally use donkeys to get around. Presumably that’s not the connection Nissan was trying to make… All models run a naturally-
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