Australia's Best Cars 2016 finalists announced

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Australia's Best Cars finalists

The 45 finalists for Australia’s Best Cars have been announced.

The Australia’s Best Cars program is the largest independent new car assessment and awards program in Australia.

The judges, from Australia’s auto clubs, tested 166 cars this year.

The winners will be announced on 21 February.

2016 Australia’s Best Cars finalists (by category, in alphabetical order):

Micro category

  • Holden Spark LS
  • Kia Picanto Si
  • Mitsubishi Mirage ES

Light Category

  • Kia Rio S
  • Mazda2 Neo
  • Suzuki Baleno GL

Small under $35,000

  • Ford Focus Trend
  • Kia Cerato S
  • Mazda3 Maxx

Small over $35,000

  • BMW 125i Sport Line
  • Mercedes-Benz A 180
  • Volvo V40 T4 Inscription

Medium under $50,000

  • Kia Optima GT
  • Mazda6 Touring
  • Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium

Medium over $50,000

  • BMW 330i Luxury Line
  • Jaguar XE 20T Prestige
  • Mercedes-Benz C 200

Large under $70,000

  • Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Lexus ES 300h Luxury

Family wagon

  • Honda Odyssey VTi-L
  • Kia Sorento SLi (4x2)
  • Kia Carnival SLi

Sports under $50,000

  • Ford Fiesta ST
  • Ford Focus ST
  • Renault Clio RS 200 Cup

Sports $50,000 - $100,000

  • BMW M240i
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Mercedes-AMG A 45

Small 2WD SUV under $35,000

  • Honda HR-V VTi-S
  • Mazda CX-3 Maxx
  • Nissan Qashqai ST

AWD SUV under $50,000

  • Kia Sportage Platinum
  • Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport
  • Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

AWD SUV $50,000 - $65,000

  • Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander CRDi
  • Kia Sorento Platinum
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 150 SE 5 seat

AWD SUV $65,000 - $125,000

  • Jaguar F-PACE R-Sport 30d
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d
  • Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription

4X4 dual cab utes

  • Ford Ranger XLT 3.2
  • Holden Colorado LTZ
  • Toyota HiLux SR5

For more information about Australia’s Best Cars visit australiasbestcars.com.au.