About Us

Each year, Australia's top motoring experts put the most popular cars through their paces in over hundreds of kilometres of rigorous road tests to determine Australia's Best Cars.

The cars, ranging from small to luxury and 4WDs, are tested on some of the country's harshest roads and measured on a range of criteria, including handling, safety, security and value.

Australia's Best Cars stand out from other car awards because the judging process incorporates as many measurable elements as possible. Basically, if it can be measured, it is.

The trophies are awarded in 15 categories, many determined by price, so that all budgets are catered for:

  —  Best Light Car
  —  Best Small Car Under $35,000
  —  Best Small Car Over $35,000
  —  Best Medium Car Under $50,000
  —  Best Medium Car Over $50,000
  —  Best Large Car Under $60,000
  —  Best Large Car Over $60,000
  —  Best People Mover
  —  Best Sports Car Under $50,000
  —  Best Sports Car $50,000 - $100,000
  —  Best SUV Under $45,000
  —  Best SUV $45,000 - $65,000
  —  Best Luxury SUV over $65,000
  —  Best All-Terrain 4WD under $100,000 
  —  Best Dual Cab Ute

Australia's Best Cars incorporates and builds on the expertise of the Australian Motoring Clubs including NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, RACT and AANT.