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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.

The 2014 Australia's Best Cars Awards have been announced, with 15 winners judged to be the top cars in the country.

The awards are conducted by expert judges from auto clubs around Australia, with NRMA represented by Senior Motoring Writer Tim Pomroy and Open Road Editor Suzanne Monks.

In total, 220 cars were assessed through the year. Of these, 45 finalists were chosen to undergo rigorous road tests over five days. Factors such as Running and Repair Costs, Fuel Consumption, Depreciation and Safety were all taken into consideration when selecting the winners.

The result is a definitive guide to buying the best new cars of the year. Whether you're looking for a micro city car, a sports car or a dual cab ute, Australia's Best Cars Awards will help ensure you make an informed decision when you buy your next car.


And the 2014 Australia's Best Cars winners are...

2014 Judges' Choice

Mercedes-Benz C200

Best Micro Car

Mitsubishi Mirage ES


Nissan Micra ST
Holden Barina Spark CD

Best Light Car

Renault Clio Expression TCe 120


VW Polo 66TSI Trendline
Honda Jazz VTi

Best Small 2WD SUV under $35,000

Nissan ST


Ford Ecosport Trend
Nissan Juke ST

Best Small Car under $35,000

Volkswagen Golf 90TSI Comfortline


Hyundai i30 Active
Mazda3 Maxx

Best Small Car over $35,000

Audi A3 Sportback TFSI COD


Mercedes A180
BMW 116i

Best Medium Car under $50,000

Skoda Octavia 103TSI Ambition Plus


Mazda 6 Touring
Toyota Camry Hybrid H

Best Medium Car over $50,000

Mercedes-Benz C200


BMW 320i
Lexus IS300h

Best Large Car under $70,000

Holden VF Commodore SV6


Hyundai Genesis
Skoda Superb 125TDI Elegance

Best Family Wagon

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso


Honda Odyssey VTi-L
Kia Sorento Si 2WD

Best Sports Car under $50,000

Volkswagen Golf GTI


Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI
Renault Megane R.S. 265

Best Sports Car $50,000 - $100,000

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG


Volkswagen Golf R
Audi S3 Sportback

Best AWD SUV under $45,000

Subaru Forester 2.5i


Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD
Kia Sportage Platinum AWD

Best AWD SUV $45,000 - $65,000

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander


Kia Sorento Platinum
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Best AWD SUV $65,000 - $125,000

Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI


Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE
Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6

Best 4x4 Dual Cab Ute

Ford Ranger XLT


Mazda BT 50 XTR
Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI 420

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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