The 2016 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, including the NRMA.
In addition to the 15 category winners, Australia's Best Cars also selects a 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 as a stand-out winner either through 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, 165 cars were assessed this year and, of these, 45 finalists were chosen to undergo rigorous testing over five days.
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.