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PRICE New$ 30,490-$44,990 NowX$ 22,500-$27,000; XS $25,000-$31,000; XS Pre­mium $26,500-$33,000; XT $27,000-$34,000; XT Pre­mium $31,000-$39,000 SAFETY 5-star ANCAP ENGINE 2.5-litre 4-cyl, 126kW/ 229Nm; 2.5-litre 4-cyl turbo, 169kW/320Nm

TRANS­MIS­SION 5-speed man­ual, 4-speed auto; AWD

THIRST 9.3L/100 km, 10.5L/100km (turbo)

BODY 4-door wagon

oth­ers to con­sider

NIS­SAN X-TRAIL 2007-10 Smooth all-round fam­ily wagon with com­pe­tent 4WD sys­tem but be wary of ex­am­ples with diesel en­gines and con­stantly vari­able trans­mis­sions.

Pay $19,500-$35,000 3stars

HOLDEN CAP­TIVA 2006-10 Good per­for­mance on-road, mod­est off the bi­tu­men but makes prac­ti­cal, roomy fam­ily trans­port.

Pay $20,000-$37,500 3.5 stars

HONDA CR-V 2007-10 Im­proved on many fronts, is bet­ter off-road than it was but still vis­ually chal­leng­ing.

Pay $17,500-$34,000 3stars

com­ing up

Do you own or have you owned a Toy­ota Yaris? Share your ex­pe­ri­ence with other Cars­guide read­ers by send­ing your com­ments to Gra­ham Smith at gra­ham.smith@cars­ or write to Cars­guide, PO Box 4245, Sydney, NSW, 2010

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