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Cooper D $32,900 L3TD 1.5 85 270 M6 1190 9.4 — 3.6 D 61 F Cooper D $35,550 L3TD 1.5 85 270 A6 1205 9.5 — 3.8 D 61 F Cooper S $38,050 L4T 2.0 141 280 M6 1220 6.9 — 5.9 95 62 F Cooper S $40,700 L4T 2.0 141 280 A6 1240 6.8 — 5.4 95 62 F Cooper Convertible Fun and functional drop-top Characterful three-cylinder turbo; functional folding soft-top; accurate steering Decent price premium for the drop-top; rear visibility not helped by fabric top • The Pick: Let's face it, the convertible is all about the looks, so stick to the base model $37,900 L3 1.5 100 220 M6 1205 8.8 — 5.1 95 F $37,900 L3 1.5 100 220 A6 1230 8.7 — 5.3 95 F S $45,400 L4 2.0 141 280 M6 1275 7.2 — 6.2 95 F S $45,400 L4 2.0 141 280 A6 1295 7.1 — 5.8 95 F JCW $58,500 L4T 1.6 155 260 M6 1240 6.9 — 7.2 95 58 F Clubman Grown-up go-kart Quirky styling; spacious interior; zingy engines; still handles like a go-kart; lots of doors Firm ride; artificial steering; interior lacks the polish of German-badged rivals • The Pick: Three-pot base Clubman is a ripper but the more frenetic S delivers Cooper $34,900 L3T 1.5 100 220 M6 1300 9.1 — 5.4 95 F Cooper $34,900 L3T 1.5 100 220 A6 1320 9.1 — 5.4 95 02/16 F Cooper S $42,900 L4T 2.0 141 280 M6 1360 7.2 — 6.3 95 F Cooper S $42,900 L4T 2.0 141 280 A8 1390 7.1 — 5.9 95 F Cooper JCW $51,800 L4T 1.6 155 280 M6 1205 6.8 — 7.0 95 57 F Countryman A large-Mini paradox Plenty of driving fizz and Mini character in a more practical SUV-ish body Needs a 2.0-litre, or more boost, to deal with the extra weight • The Pick: A fine drive, but the (more conservative) VW Tiguan is a smarter choice $34,150 L4 1.6 90 160 M6 1265 10.5 — 6.5 95 58 F $37,155 L4 1.6 90 160 A6 1295 10.5 — 6.5 95 59 F D $36,950 L4TD 1.6 82 270 M6 1310 10.9 — 4.4 D 58 F D $39,300 L4TD 2.0 82 270 A6 1335 11.3 — 5.6 D 58 F S $42,550 L4T 1.6 135 240 M6 1310 7.6 — 6.6 95 59 01/12 F S $50,555 L4T 1.6 135 240 A6 1335 7.9 — 7.5 95 59 F S ALL4 $45,500 L4T 1.6 135 240 M6 1380 7.6 — 7.3 95 60 A S ALL4 $47,555 L4T 1.6 135 240 A6 1405 8.2 15.9 8.1 95 60 06/11 A SD ALL4 $46,990 L4TD 2.0 105 305 M6 1395 9.4 — 4.9 D 60 A JCW ALL4 $56,900 L4T 1.6 160 280 M6 1405 7.0 — 8.0 98 60 A Price Eng type Eng size Power Torque Trans.

Kerb weight 0-100 km/h 0-400 metres Fuel cons. RON Resale % Issue tested Drive MINI – PEUGEOT L=in-line, V=vee, F=flat, R=rotary.

Number of cyls or rotors. T= turbo, S= s'charged, D=diesel, H=hybrid Litres Kilowatts Newton metres M=manual, A=automatic, S=sequential, C=CVT Kilograms 0-100km/h acceleration, in secs (Wheels tested figures in italics) 0-400m acceleration, in sec s (Wheels tested figures in italics) Fuel consumption in Litres/100km Recommended octane rating Glass's predicted resale rating, retained after 3 years When we drove it Recommended Retail Price at time of publication F= Front drive, R=Rear drive, A=All-wheel drive Mirage Cheap, cheerless mini Better-equipped than you’d expect at the price; long warranty; should be reliable Leisurely pace; bouncy ride; tight rear seat; hideous sedan styling • The Pick: The base ES manual at a bargain price. Or better still, a second-hand Mazda 2 ES $11,990 L3 1.2 57 100 M5 865 — — 4.6 91 42 04/13 F ES $13,490 L3 1.2 57 100 C 890 — — 4.6 91 42 F ES sedan $14,490 L3 1.2 57 100 M5 925 — — 4.9 91 44 F ES sedan $16,490 L3 1.2 57 100 C 940 14.5 19.6 4.9 91 43 10/14 F LS $12,990 L3 1.2 57 100 M5 865 — — 4.8 91 44 F LS $14,990 L3 1.2 57 100 C 890 — — 4.9 91 44 F LS sedan $17,490 L3 1.2 57 100 C 940 — — 4.9 91 44 F Lancer Value or Evo – they’re poles apart Neat styling; decent value; Evo’s go-kart handling, adjustability and rally reputation Lots! Non-Evo dynamics are rubbish; cheap interior; poor front seats; drony CVT... • The Pick: A competitor – even a Korean one. Or the Evo Final Edition if you're nostalgic ES Sport $19,500 L4 2.0 110 197 M5 1285 9.6 — 6.9 91 62 F ES Sport $21,000 L4 2.0 110 197 C 1315 10.3 — 7.4 91 63 F LS sedan $23,500 L4 2.0 110 197 C 1355 10.5 — 7.4 91 61 F GSR Sportback $22,500 L4 2.4 125 226 M5 1370 8.8 91 56 F GSR Sportback $24,000 L4 2.4 125 226 C 1400 8.9 91 56 F GSR sedan $22,500 L4 2.4 125 226 M5 1345 9.1 — 8.8 91 56 F GSR sedan $24,000 L4 2.4 125 226 C 1375 9.8 — 8.5 91 56 F Ralliart sedan $37,990 L4T 2.0 177 343 S6 1480 9.6 98 56 01/09 A Evolution sedan $52,990 L4T 2.0 217 366 M5 1490 6.3 14.4 10.2 98 63 08/08 A Evolution Final Ed' $53,700 L4T 2.0 217 366 M5 1490 — — 10.2 98 64 A Evolution MR sedan $58,990 L4T 2.0 217 366 S6 1520 5.7 14.0 10.1 98 62 12/13 A ASX Prettier, but still loud Exterior styling keeps aimproving with age; keen pricing; torquey turbo-diesel Interior smaller than SUV rivals; lacks refinement; Peugeot 4008 clone handles better • The Pick: 2WD is cheap, although we'd prefer to step up to a 4WD diesel LS $24,990 L4 2.0 110 197 M5 1335 — — 7.6 91 48 F LS $26,990 L4 2.0 110 197 C — — 91 48 F XLS $31,490 L4 2.0 110 197 C 1375 — — 7.4 91 49 F LS 4x4 $31,490 L4TD 2.2 110 360 A6 — — — 5.8 D 46 09/13 A XLS 4x4 $35,990 L4TD 2.2 110 360 A6 1515 — — 5.8 D 48 09/13 A Outlander You got seven seats in that?

A compact-ish SUV that squeezes in seven seats; quieter and smoother; equipment Crappo infotainment functionality; about as American as a facelift can get • The Pick: Either a base LS manual or an XLS 4WD turbo-diesel with six-speed auto LS $28,490 L4 2.0 110 190 M5 1410 — — 7.0 91 48 F LS $30,490 L4 2.0 110 190 C 1430 — — 6.7 91 48 F LS 4WD $33,490 L4 2.4 124 220 C 1500 — — 7.2 91 52 A XLS $33,490 L4 2.0 110 190 C 1430 — — 6.7 91 48 F XLS 4WD $36,490 L4 2.4 124 220 C 1535 11.0 17.9 7.2 91 50 06/15 A XLS 4WD DiD $39,490 L4TD 2.3 110 360 A6 1630 — — 6.2 D 50 A Exceed 4WD $43,490 L4 2.4 124 220 C 1535 — — 7.2 91 51 A Exceed 4WD DiD $46,490 L4TD 2.3 110 360 A6 1630 — — 6.2 D 51 A PHEV $47,490 L4H 2.0 149 195 A1 1810 — — 1.9 91 47 A PHEV Aspire $52,490 L4H 2.0 149 195 A1 1871 — — 1.9 91 47 A Pajero Sport From Challenger to challenging Clever on-demand 4WD system; more gear ratios than any rival; rugged Strictly a five-seater; old-school Triton chassis hurts dynamics; gobsmacking styling • The Pick: Base GLX offers plenty for the money, but Toyota Fortuner is much prettier GLX $45,000 L4TD 2.5 133 430 A8 2045 — — 8.0 D A GLS $48,500 L4TD 2.5 133 430 A8 2060 — — 8.0 D A Exceed $52,750 L4TD 2.5 133 430 A8 2070 — — 8.0 D 03/16 A Pajero Mitsu’s staple family workhorse Tough family transporter is also a proper off-roader; undercuts serious 4WD rivals Feels old (it is) and creaky; noisy diesel; ponderous dynamics; heavy • The Pick: The thrifty diesel, but unless you venture off-road often, think Territory or CX-9 GLX $50,990 L4TD 3.2 147 441 M5 2273 — — 8.4 D 51 A GLX $53,990 L4TD 3.2 147 441 A5 2263 — — 8.6 D 51 A GLS $58,990 L4TD 3.2 147 441 A5 2314 — — 8.6 D 51 A Exceed $65,990 L4TD 3.2 147 441 A5 2335 — — 9.2 D 57 A Price Eng type Eng size Power Torque Trans.

Kerb weight 0-100 km/h 0-400 metres Fuel cons. RON Resale % Issue tested Drive Mitsubishi 5yr/130,000km www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au Paceman Not just a Countryman coupe Sharp dynamics; cabin improvements; rear-seat space; uniqueness $2K extra for fewer doors; Aussies miss out on fuel-saving tech; tardy base models • The Pick: Take the Paceman S. More fun and worth the extra dosh $34,150 L4 1.6 90 160 M6 1255 10.4 — 6.5 95 56 F $37,205 L4 1.6 90 160 A6 1275 10.8 — 6.5 95 55 10/13 F S $42,550 L4T 1.6 140 240 M6 1380 7.5 — 6.6 95 55 F S $44,900 L4T 1.6 140 240 A6 1405 7.8 — 7.5 95 55 F JCW $56,900 L4T 1.6 165 280 M6 1475 6.9 — 8.0 95 55 09/13 A JCW $59,250 L4T 1.6 160 280 A6 1495 6.9 — 8.3 95 55 A NEW ARRIVALS New models for the month highlighted