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Australian Best Car Awards

Australian Best Car Awards

Australia’s Best Cars is the Nation’s most wide-ranging and self-determining consumer concentrated vehicle testing and award package, and is offered by the Australian Automobile Association, on behalf of Australia’s Motoring Clubs –

  • NRMA Motoring & Services
  • RACV
  • RACQ
  • RACT
  • AANT
As Australia’s Best new car consumer’s guide, we embrace news, reviews and complete scores on more than 300 vehicles – a great opportunity for you to equate vehicles against their participants and gives you assurance and awareness to help you make an well-versed purchasing conclusion.
Following 12 months of non-stop evaluation, a narrow down of potential qualifiers in each of the 15 categories was established in October. The judges then question the qualifiers back-to-back driving tests on a variation of surfaces and circumstances in an exhaustive, week-long process.
The Selection Process
  • Eligibility
  • Tested by the Motoring Clubs
  • Model selection
  • Even comparison
  • Judges’ discretion
  • Engine variants
  • The Scoring Process
    Each vehicle is considered against 3 areas:
    • Value for Money
    • Design and Function
    • On the Road Performance
    Every vehicle’s overall score reflects its spot within the session and should only be associated within its grouping.
    The scores for each standard are prejudiced as critical, high, medium or low – according to their position to buyers in the appropriate market sector.
    Value for Money
    • Pricing
    • Depreciation
    • Running and Repair Costs
    • Fuel Consumption
    • Warranty & Dealer Access
    • Standard Features
    Design and Function
    • Safety
    • Insurance
    • Environment
    • Comfort
    • Space
    • Practicality
    • Ergonomics
    • Build Quality and Finish
    On-Road Performance
    • Performance on acceleration
    • Ride
    • Handling
    • Braking
    • Smoothness and Quietness
    • Off Road Ability


    Australia’s Best Cars have total 15 different categories to ensure relevance, comparability
    • Light Cars
    • Small Cars under $35,000
    • Small Cars over $35,000
    • Medium Cars under $50,000
    • Medium Cars over $50,000
    • Large Cars under $60,000
    • Large Cars over $60,000
    • People Movers
    • Sports Cars under $50,000
    • Sports Cars $50,000 to $100,000
    • SUVs under $45,000
    • SUVs $45,000 to $65,000
    • Luxury SUVs over $65,000
    • All-Terrain 4WDs under $100,000
    • 4x4 Dual Cab Utes

    Australia's Best Cars Awards List in 2013

    • Best light car – Renault Clio TCe 120 Expression
    • Best small car under $35k – Hyundai i30 Active
    • Best small car over $35k – Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Sportback COD
    • Best medium car under $50k – Mazda6 Touring Sedan
    • Best medium car over $50k – BMW 320i
    • Best large car under $60k – Holden Commodore
    • Best large car over $60k – Lexus GS350 F Sport
    • People mover – Hyundai iMax CRDi
    • Best sports car under $50k – VW Golf GTI
    • Best sports car 50k-$100k– BMW M135i
    • Best SUV under $45k – Subaru Forester 2.5i
    • Best SUV $45-$65k – Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander
    • Best luxury SUV over $65k – Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI
    • Best all terrain 4WD under $100k – Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6
    • Best light 4x4 dual-cab ute – Ford Ranger XL

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