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Australia's Best Cars Winners


Australia’s Best Cars awards are Australia’s most important car awards, and are conducted by the Australian Automobile Association, the NRMA and six other state auto clubs - RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and the AANT.

For this annual event, 45 finalists are rigorously road tested over five days. As well as performance, factors such as Depreciation, Running and Repair Costs, Fuel Consumption and Safety are taken into consideration in selecting the winning cars.

The final result is 15 category winners, all judged to be Australia’s top cars. Of those, the best of the best is named as the Judge’s Choice – in 2013 that car is the impressive Mazda6 Touring.

NRMA provided three judges this year – motoring writers Tim Pomroy and Trent Nikolic, and Open Road editor Suzanne Monks.

Blog: judge and motoring expert Tim Pomroy explains how the cars are rated

And the 2013 Australia's Best Cars winners are...

Renault Clio Expression TCel120Best Light Car

Renault Clio Expression TCe120


Hyundai Accent Active 
Ford Fiesta Ambiente

Hyundai i30 ActiveBest Small Car under $35,000

Hyundai i30 Active


VW Golf 90 TSI Comfortline 
Kia Cerato Si

Audi A3 SportbackBest Small Car over $35,000

Audi A3 Sportback TFSI COD


Mercedes A180
BMW 116i

Mazda6 TouringBest Medium Car under $50,000

Mazda6 Touring Sedan


Toyota Camry Hybrid H
Volkswagen Jetta 118TSI

BMW 320iBest Medium Car over $50,000

BMW 320i


Lexus IS 300h Luxury
Mercedes-Benz C250 Avantgarde

Holden CommodoreBest Large Car under $60,000

Holden Commodore VF SV6


Peugeot 508 Allure HDi 
Toyota Aurion AT-X

Lexus GS350 F-SportBest Large Car over $60,000

Lexus GS350 F-Sport


Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid
Lexus GS 450h

Hyundai iMaxBest People Mover


Hyundai iMax
Toyota Prius V
Peugeot 5008

Volkswagen Golf GTIBest Sports Car under $50,000

Volkswagen Golf GTI


Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Focus ST

BMW M135iBest Sports Car $50,000 - $1000,000

BMW M135i 


Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sport

Subaru Forester 2.5iBest SUV under $45,000

Subaru Forester 2.5i


Kia Sportage Platinum
Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD

Hyundai Santa FeBest SUV $45,000 - $65,000

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander AWD


Kia Sorento Platinum 4WD
Ford Territory TX 2WD

Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDIBest Luxury SUV over $65,000

Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI


Mercedes-Benz ML350 Cdi BlueTEC 
Range Rover Sport TDV6

Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6Best All Terrain 4WD

Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6


Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL

Ford Ranger XLBest 4WD Dual Cab Ute

Ford Ranger XL 


Mazda BT 50 XTR
Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI420

Watch how the Australia's Best Cars judges determined the winners for 2013:

Australia's Best Cars
Australia's Best Cars is presented by the Australian Automobile Association, on behalf of Australia’s Motoring Clubs - the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and the AANT.

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