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Comparative Test: Toyota Corolla 1,6 Prestige vs. Kia Cerato Sedan 1,6 EX vs. Hyundai Elantra 1,6 Premium

Toyota’s new Corolla carries a weight of expectation and faces formidable competition from Korean brands. Is it up to the task? ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 4

Land Rover Freelander 2,2 SD4 HSE AT While we wanted the S model at under R500 000, Land Rover could supply only an HSE-spec vehicle that took the price way over ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 5

Subaru Outback 2,0D Premium Lineartronic - The Overall Winner of TowCAR of the Year The boxer engine works well, even though it produces only 110 kW. Interior space is impressive, both fore ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 2

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2,8 LTZ AT The transmission on the big Chev had quite a lot of torque slippage, making pull-aways smooth but slow. Once locked up, the meaty 132 kW powertrain pulled ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 3

Hyundai Sante Fe 2,2 CRDi Executive AT The Sante Fe’s power output of 145 kW is more than enough for towing and the mass of 1 822 kg places it midway in ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014

CAR’s road-test engineer was on the judging panel for the 2014 iteration of TowCAR of the Year. In anticipation of the final result, here’s what he thought. ...
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Comparative Test: Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster

How well can a less-is-more approach apply to SUVs? Renault and Ford both have an answer in this comparative test. ...
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Citroën C4 Aircross 2,0 2WD Seduction & Peugeot 4008 Allure AWD AT

A glance at the voting sheets for CAR’s annual Top 12 Best Buys over the past few years will highlight just how large and competitive the compact SUV segment has become. ...
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Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG vs. Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport 7G-DCT

AS unlikely as this comparison test may have seemed just a few years ago, the fact that before you is a photograph of a seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI lined up against ...
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Compact SUV Test: Toyota RAV4 2,0 GX vs Subaru Forester 2,0X vs Hyundai ix35 2,0 Executive vs Honda CR-V 2,0 Comfort

IT’S a tough job being a car. In these trying economic times, people want a lot more from you, especially people with families. They’re not only demanding space and a decent ...
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Audi A3 Sportback 1,4T FSI S tronic vs. BMW 116i Steptronic vs. Mercedes-Benz A180 BE 7G-DCT

THE phone call from an Audi representative to their superiors in Ingolstadt at the 2011 New York Auto Show moments after the covers were drawn from Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class concept would have ...
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Ford Fiesta 1,6 TDCi Trend vs. Hyundai i20 1,4 CRDi Match

Hyundai has added a turbodiesel contender to its i20 range. Question is, how does it stack up against one of the segment leaders, the Ford Fiesta? ...
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