After vigorous testing by RACQ and motoring clubs around the country, the top 15 cars for value for money, safety, design, function and on road features were today revealed.
RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said the Outback’s win proved sport utility vehicles (SUV) continued to draw attention, from a large cross section of the community.
“There’s been a real shift to downsizing from larger four-wheel-drives and away from traditional sedans and wagons, to smaller more compact AWDs due to their versatility. The Outback is a practical and capable all-rounder with plenty to offer buyers,” Ms Clinton said.
“In Australia, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to vehicles available to us. No matter your budget or preference, you can find a car that’s the right fit for you and your family, safe in the knowledge it carries the tick of approval from our highly experienced judges drawn from all state motoring clubs, including RACQ.”
|Australia’s Best Cars category||Winner|
|Best Micro Car||Not awarded due to safety rating of top scoring vehicle|
|Best Light Car||Mazda 2 Maxx|
|Best Small Car under $35,000||Mazda 3 Maxx Sport|
|Best Small Car over $35,000||BMW 125i M Sport|
|Best Medium Car under $50,000||Toyota Camry Ascent HV Hybrid|
|Best Medium Car over $50,000||BMW 330i Sport Line|
|Best Large Car under $70,000||Kia Stinger 200S|
|Best Family Wagon||Kia Carnival SLi|
|Best Sports Car under $50,000||Hyundai i30 N|
|Best Sports Car $50,000 – $100,000||Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 4matic|
|Best Small 2WD SUV under $35,000||Mazda CX-3 Maxx|
|Best AWD SUV under $50,000||Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium|
|Best AWD SUV $50,000 – $65,000||Kia Sorento GT Line|
|Best AWD SUV $65,000 – $125,000||Volvo XC60 D4 Inscription|
|Best 4×4 Dual Cab Ute||Ford Ranger XLT 3.2|