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Articles by Nedahl Stelio

Nedahl Stelio

Nedahl Stelio

Family reviewer

Nedahl has been a journalist for two decades, spending five years as editor of Cleo magazine and has been an editor at Cosmopolitan, Good Food and the Fairfax ‘Health’ section. She’s written across various topics for a range of high-profile food, health, travel and fashion-focused titles. She’s also appeared on The Today Show, Sunrise, A Current Affair, various radio programs and has been a guest judge on Australia’s Next Top Model.

Since having two children, you’ll more likely find her at the beach with the family than at a fashion show, doing a bunch of yoga classes, or cooking healthy food while drinking a glass of wine. And of course, the right family car is critical to keeping it all moving smoothly. A roomy cabin, plenty of boot space and stylish interiors rate high on her priority list. She also believes pink is the new black (except when it comes to cars) and that we should ditch single-use plastics.

After a large SUV that’s also a 4WD? The Toyota Fortuner is up there with the most rugged of off-roaders, and the 2022 version is no different. Thanks to a model year makeover it has a lot more to offer than the last model. Built to be driven through creeks and up dirt roads, how does it fare...Read more
Toyota is on quite the hybrid roll. They’re rolling out hybrids across their range and seem to be the one of the most forward thinking companies in the industry. Take the Camry for instance. It used to have a 3.5L V6 engine. Now? A 2.5L hybrid is available across the range. You can also opt for the...Read more
This is my first time in a Toyota LandCruiser Sahara, and I was pleasantly surprised. Is it big? Yes. Is it luxe? Yes. Does it make you feel like the queen of the road? Triple yes. It’s a highly anticipated, new generation Sahara that’s come after 14 years, and is now more brash and flash than ever...Read more
I was going away on a road trip, and the car that came to mind for a long journey where I would need to take the kids' gear, our gear plus food and everything else we’d need for five days? The Hyundai Palisade. There are a few prerequisites I’m after while driving a road trip and the main ones are...Read more
Three great things about the new Hyundai Ioniq 5? It’s a pure electric vehicle. It has good battery range. It looks as futuristic as it should, being an EV. This week I test drove the spanky new electric Ioniq 5. There’s only one spec in the range that comes in either RWD or AWD. Read more about...Read more
So you’re getting a large seven-seat SUV and Toyota is clearly high on...Read more
I'm no stranger to a van, I've driven quite a few, but the new Hyundai Staria is certainly different, even if you're just going on looks alone. It's certainly setting itself apart in this category. I'm driving the base model Staria which replaces Hyundai's iMax - that was essentially a commercial...Read more
The new-generation Isuzu MU-X has had a big upgrade with a bunch of new tech and styling features. The basics are still the same - it's a large seven-seat SUV. I test drove the MU-X LS-T with four-wheel drive which is the top of the range and costs $65,990, before on-road costs. That's about $8000...Read more
Are you planning on buying a ute for your family? Maybe you’ve got double...Read more
People movers are not just vans anymore. These days they’re less box-on-...Read more
What are your priorities when looking for a family sized SUV? Is it boot space? How powerful the engine is? Comfort and style? Or all of those things? We took two cars on the market and compared both, section by section, to help make your decision a little clearer. Yes, it’s the battle of the large...Read more
If you’re after a luxury SUV but don’t want to go do a full European, don’t discount a Lexus. The Lexus RX is a solid car with a number of models in the range costing from around $72K, to over $110K. I test drove the RX 350 F Sport which costs $93,970, before on-road costs and extras, so it is...Read more
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? That's no doubt what the execs at Mazda think about the CX-5, which hasn't changed shape in quite a few years, and is still one of the most popular cars on the road. It's a mid-size SUV that competes with cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 . I test...Read more
I was supposed to go on a road trip this week with the Isuzu D-Max, but lockdown happened and we got stuck in Sydney. Strangely, I still have use for the ute because I have a perfume business and needed to transport lots of boxes this week, so it still came in handy! This is the D-Max X-Terrain...Read more
I love how the new RAV4 has slipped seamlessly onto the roads and the last RAV4 is but a distant, very poor memory. The new RAV-4 is everywhere, and it looks good. I test drove the GXL hybrid which is in the middle of the range and costs $42,915, before on-road costs for the AWD version - which I...Read more
The Hyundai Tucson has been a reliable player in the mid-size SUV market for years. With this revamp, they've overhauled the design, styling and engines, but have neglected to include a hybrid or electric car in the lineup. I test drove the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 which is the base model and costs $34,...Read more
It’s been a while, but here we have the brand new Toyota Kluger! It’s received the full RAV4 treatment, so it looks like a bigger RAV4, and even comes in hybrid variants which is rare for a seven-seat SUV in this price bracket. The Kluger competes with Mazda's CX-9 and the Kia Sorento , neither of...Read more
Introducing another new small SUV from the folks at Kia, the Niro. The big point of difference is that this one is a petrol-electric hybrid (there’s a pure electric motor version in the range, too). The Niro is bigger than a Kia Seltos, but smaller than a Kia Sportage. I test drove the Kia Niro...Read more
If you’re after a small car, these days you have to think about whether you’ll buy a small SUV or a regular city hatch. This is Kia’s latest contribution, the Stonic. It’s a small SUV, which is not really bigger than a regular small car, just higher. Which is significant when you’re on the road...Read more