2015 Australia's Best Cars

By NRMA Motoring on 26 February 2015
Mazda CX 3 Maxx

Australia's Best Cars, Australia's most comprehensive car awards program, is conducted by the NRMA and six other state auto clubs - RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and the AANT.

The 2015 Australia's Best Cars Awards winners have been announced, with a total of 15 cars judged to be the top in their respective categories in the country.

The awards are conducted by expert judges from auto clubs around Australia.

In addition to the 15 category winners listed below, Australia's Best Cars also selects one winner as the Judges' Choice. This award recognises an affordable vehicle (priced under the luxury car tax threshold) that has made the greatest contribution to the Australian market or is deemed by the judges as the stand-out winner either through its technology, safety, innovation or ability to meet or exceed consumer expectations. It must offer good fuel efficiency relative to its class and perform its intended function well.

In total, 180 cars were assessed throughout 2015 and, 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 the nation's most comprehensive guide to buying the best new car. Whether you're looking for a micro city car, a sports car or a dual cab ute, Australia's Best Cars will help ensure you make an informed decision when you buy your next car.

And the 2015 Australia's Best Cars winners are...

2015 Australia's Best Cars  

2015 Judge's Choice
Mazda CX-3

2015 Mazda CX-3
Best Micro Car
Mitsubishi Mirage ES
Suzuki Celerio
Nissan Micra ST
2015 Mitsubishi-Mirage-ES
Best Light Car
Hyundai Accent Active
Kia Rio Si
Renault Clio Expression
2015 Hyundai Accent
Best Small Car under $35,000
Hyundai i30 Active
Mazda 3 Maxx
Ford Focus Trend
2015 Hyundai i30
Best Small Car over $35,000
BMW 1 Series 118i Sportline
BMW 2 218i Active Tourer Sportline
Volvo V40
2015 BMW 118i Sportline
Best Medium Car under $50,000
KIA Optima GT
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Ford Mondeo Trend
2015 Kia Optima GT
Best Medium Car over $50,000
Mercedes-Benz C200
BMW 330i
Lexus IS 300h
2015 Mercedes C200
Best Large Car under $70,000
Hyundai Genesis
Holden Commodore SV6
Lexus ES 300h
2015 Hyundai Genesis
Best Family Wagon
Kia Sorento SLi
Honda Odyssey Vti-L
Kia Carnival
2015 Kia Sorento
Best Sports car under $50,000
Ford Focus ST
Renault Megane RS
Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Ford Focus ST
Best Sports Car $50,000 - $100,000
Mercedes AMG A45
BMW M235i
Holden Insignia VXR
2015 Mercedes A45 AMG
Best 2WD SUV under $35,000
Mazda CX-3 Maxx
Honda HR-V VTI-S
Nissan Qashqai
2015 Mazda CX-3
Best AWD SUV under $50,000
Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Subaru Forester 2.5i-S
Hyundai Tuscon
2015 Subaru Outback
Best AWD SUV $50,000 - $65,000
KIA Sorento Platinum
Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander CRDi
Land Rover Discovery Sport
2015 Kia Sorento PLatinum
Best AWD SUV $65,000 - $125,000
Volvo XC90
Range Rover Sport 3.0
2015 Volvo XC90
Best 4x4 Dual Cab Utes
Toyota HiLux
Ford Ranger XLT 3.2
Mazda BT-50
2015 Toyota HiLux

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