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2014's most talked-about road tests

As the year winds down, we take a look at a selection of our most talked-about road tests from the last six months.

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Hyundai's Elantra is a refined ride

Elantra has grown into a courageous and competent fighter in the C-segment sedan war, but is the price right?

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Don't get Cross, regular Etios best

Even if you can stomach the styling, the Etios Cross is hardly worth the price premium.

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Rav4's at home on dirt and tar
December 1 2014 at 16:32

Neville Beeton hits the open road in our new long-term Rav4 diesel and comes away impressed by its comfort and practicality.

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New X-Trail is a weekend warrior
November 28 2014 at 15:35

Like its predecessors, the new Nissan X-Trail is not a full-blown 4x4, but it has great ride quality on tar and trail.

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New Mazda3 is a decent effort
November 26 2014 at 10:42

A fine job of aesthetics and features, but the R326 300 Astina has a somewhat outdated drivetrain for the price.

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Want cheap accommodation? Try XUV500
November 24 2014 at 15:56

In SUV terms, Mahindra's XUV500 provides a lot of metal for the money but it is unrefined in places.

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C-Class puts rivals in the shadows
November 13 2014 at 16:09

Latest C-Class will make you wonder if you really need that S-Class. The C220 BlueTec is easily the pick of the bunch.

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BMW 125i is a hot hatch for adults
November 21 2014 at 08:01

The 125i is surprisingly quick, a grown-up hot hatch for the more discerning aficionado who enjoys rear-wheel drive.

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Tested: BMW’s refined X4 xDrive 30d
November 14 2014 at 18:18

Think of it as a scaled-down X6 that still delivers a fine driving experience and good economy.

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66kW Polo TSI is surprisingly quick
November 10 2014 at 16:00

The least powerful version of the facelifted Polo feels more powerful than its output suggests. It's a rather classy car too.

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208 GTI: familiarity breeds content
November 10 2014 at 11:21

2000km down the line, Brendan Seery can firmly say that familiarity with the Peugeot 208 GTi actually breeds content.

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Upgrades a big plus for little Yaris
November 7 2014 at 16:05

Styling changes and other refinements work well, but normally-aspirated 1.3 engine is no match for turbo rivals.

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