Australia’s Best Cars 2019
Australia’s Best Cars has done your car-buying homework for you.
Toyota has dominated the winners’ podium at the 2019 Australia’s Best Cars awards, taking the top gong in five out of 13 categories.
A team of eight expert judges from RACV and affiliated clubs around the country named Toyota best in its class in the small (under $35,000), medium (under $65,000), all-wheel drive SUV (under $55,000), sports car ($65,000-$125,000) and 4x4 dual-cab ute categories.
Korean car-makers Kia and Hyundai also fared well with winners in two categories each, while BMW, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen scored individual wins.
Australia’s Best Cars (ABC) takes some of the legwork out of the car-buying process by assessing the top-selling variants of all new cars and comparing them in their respective market categories.
ABC differs from other car awards programs in that it doesn’t just appraise the latest models – the judges assess all the top-selling models available in new-car showrooms, regardless of when they went on sale.
This year’s program compared close to 200 vehicles, which were whittled down to just under 50 for
a week of rigorous testing that eventually determined the best in each class.
The judges – including RACV’s Greg Hill and Tim Nicholson – spent the year driving vehicles in a variety of settings, putting them through rigorous assessment for their club’s respective member publications.