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  • Volvo XC90 D5 R- Design Geartronic (2008) review

    Price:  £39,045

    18 August 2008 by Peter Burgess

    My word, how excited we all were back in 2002 when Volvo launched its first SUV, the XC90. The initial production sold out almost on the spot, or so the message was from Volvo. Certainly there were...

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  • Land Rover Defender SVX 90 soft-top (2008) review

    Price:  £32,800

    12 August 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    This is the Land Rover Defender SVX, a special edition built to celebrate Land Rover's 60th anniversary. Based on the short-wheelbase 90, the Defender SVX is available as station wagon or soft-top,...

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  • VW Touareg R50 (2008) review

    Price:  £62,015

    08 August 2008 by Tim Pollard

    A bit of a conundrum, this. How can a 2.6-tonne 4x4 put the Sport back into SUV? Volkswagen reckons the R50 Touareg is the answer – a tweaked-up version of its luxury 4x4. Except here, the emphasis is...

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  • Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Limited UK (2008) review

    Price:  £25,595

    06 August 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    Bing. Bing. Bing. The new Jeep Cherokee's tyre pressure warning bell announces itself in typical American car fashion as soon as we turn the key. Gladly, it shuts up after just a few repetitions, and...

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  • BMW X3 2.0d (2008) review

    Price:  £29,715

    05 August 2008 by Ben Barry

    Previously untouchable in the premium compact SUV segment, the BMW X3 now finds itself with some impressive competition. Audi has the Q5 and coming over the hill, looking like a monster, is Mercedes’...

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  • Audi Q5 2.0 TDI (2008) review

    Price:  £30,000

    10 July 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Audi Q5 is here – and we've driven it. Finally Ingolstadt has a medium-sized SUV with which to battle the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLK. But in the war of the small, premium Germans 4x4s,...

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  • Ssangyong Kyron 2.0 S 2WD (2008) review

    Price:  £14,995

    20 June 2008 by Richard Aucock

    Completing our test of the relaunched SsangYong range is this: the Kyron 4x4. Straddling compact and working SUV status, the Kyron was previously saddled with naïve pricing that punched way above its...

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  • Ssangyong Rexton 270 S (2008) review

    Price:  £19,995

    12 June 2008 by Richard Aucock

    With the relaunch of SsangYong in the UK, we're testing all their latest products. Dealers say they sell the Rexton large SUV to buyers with an inkling for an X5, but not the cash. It’s SsangYong’s...

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  • Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Aventura (2008) review

    Price:  £29,365

    14 May 2008 by Matthew Jones

    Remember Nissan’s TV advert where the Pathfinder sent people screaming for cover as it chugged through an Amercian city? That’s because this pick-up is a gigantic brute of a car, a proper workhorse, a...

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  • Infiniti FX50 CAR (2008) review

    Price:  £50,000

    05 May 2008 by Georg Kacher

    The Infiniti FX50 will be the upmarket Japanese brand’s most expensive car when the company launches into Europe in autumn 2008. At an estimated £50k and with big 4x4s about as popular as a Cadbury's...

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  • Renault Koleos Privilège dCi 175 (2008) review

    Price:  £24,695

    02 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    When the Renault Koleos was unveiled at the Geneva motor show the original press information claimed that this was an SUV that 'handles like a hatchback'. But those words have disappeared from the...

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  • Mercedes GLK350 (2008) review

    Price:  £40,000

    21 April 2008 by Georg Kacher

    It's been a long wait, but we've finally driven Mercedes' new junior off-roader, the GLK

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  • Nissan Murano (2008) review

    Price:  £32,000

    15 April 2008 by Kyle Fortune

    Nissan’s Murano is an odd thing. Since late 2004 only around 1000 of them have made it to the UK each year, but for all its scarcity it was something you wouldn't forget when you did see one. A big...

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  • Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi (2008) review

    Price:  £22,500

    09 April 2008 by Adam Towler

    The Kuga's rivals are nearly collecting their goody bags at the small crossover party, but Ford is only just arriving in its new designer suit. Has the Blue Oval missed the boat? The market might...

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  • BMW X6 XDrive 35d (2008) review

    Price:  £44,145

    05 April 2008 by Richard Aucock

    We’ve heard of niches, but come on – an SUV coupe? Sounds a bit roast beef with ice cream to us. But from June 2008, that’s what BMW has in store. The X6 is the latest addition to the maker’s SUV...

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  • Land Rover Discovery TDV6 HSE (2008) review

    Price:  £44,535

    18 February 2008 by Ben Pulman

    What's the best multi-purpose vehicle on sale today? You'll struggle to find a better one than the Land Rover Discovery - an amazing jack of all trades, if ever we've seen one. It can go almost...

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  • Toyota Land Cruiser V8 TD (2008) review

    Price:  £55,995

    17 January 2008 by Richard Aucock

    Toyota's Land Cruiser. Since 1954 and with five million made, it’s gone on to be the world’s best-selling SUV. The Range Rover’s an upstart compared to this, and Toyota’s world domination started with...

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  • Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.8D (2007) review

    Price:  £25,595

    04 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    What, another new Jeep? Yup. Sitting alongside Wrangler, Patriot, Compass, Grand Cherokee and Commander there’s now the all-new Cherokee. It fits into the range between Patriot/Compass and Grand...

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  • Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi XE (2007) review

    Price:  £16,195

    04 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    The Sportage is new, is it? Doesn’t look it... It’s a facelift rather than an all-new car, and we’re talking nip and tuck rather than major surgery. Park the old and new models next to each other,...

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  • Porsche Cayenne GTS (2007) review

    Price:  £54,000

    12 November 2007 by Steve Bennett

    Cayenne GTS? What’s that then? It’s a more sports-biased version of Porsche’s SUV supercar that seems to wind up just about everyone with an opinion, yet sells jolly nicely. Porsche also justifies the...

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