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Australia’s Best Cars of 2016 announced

21.2.2017

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) in conjunction with its member clubs today announced the 15 winners of the 2016 Australia's Best Cars program and that the overall Judges’ Choice award for 2016 goes to the Mazda6 Touring.

Run by the AAA on behalf of its member clubs, Australia's Best Cars is the largest independent new car assessment and awards program in Australia. It puts more than 150 vehicles through their paces each year against criteria such as Value for Money, Design and Function, and On the Road Performance.

The Australia's Best Cars program helps give Australians the information they need when considering which car is the right one for them. The program is yet another important service Australia’s’ motoring clubs provide their members.

The Australia’s Best Cars Program sets the benchmark for rigor and independence, and is most highly trusted by the almost 1 in 3 Australians who are members of the AAA’s constituent clubs.

Today’s winners and each of the finalists can be rightly proud, not only of their achievement in the program, but also of the quality of the products they offer Australians.

Winners: Australia’s Best Cars 2016 

Category

First

Second

Third

Micro Category

Kia Picanto Si

Mitsubishi Mirage ES

Holden Spark LS

Light Category

Suzuki Baleno GL

Kia Rio S

Mazda2 Neo

Small under $35,000

Kia Cerato S

Ford Focus Trend

Mazda3 Maxx

Small Over $35,000

BMW 125i

Volvo V40 T4 Inscription

Mercedes-Benz A 180

Medium under $50,000

Mazda6 Touring

Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium

Kia Optima GT

Medium over $50,000

BMW 330i Luxury Line

Mercedes-Benz C 200

Jaguar XE 20T Prestige

Large Under $70,000

Hyundai Genesis

Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition

Lexus ES300h Luxury

Family Wagon

Kia Carnival SLi

Honda Odyssey VTi-L

Kia Sorento Sli (4x2)

Sports under $50,000

Ford Focus ST

Ford Fiesta ST

Renault Clio RS 200 CUP

Sports $50,000 - $100,000

BMW M240i

Mercedes-AMG A 45 

Ford Focus RS

Small 2WD SUV under $35,000

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Honda HR-V VTi-S

Nissan Qashqai ST

AWD SUV Under $50,000

Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

Kia Sportage Platinum

Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD

AWD SUV $50,000 - $65,000

Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 150 SE

Kia Sorento Platinum

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander CRDi

AWD SUV $65,000 - $125,000

Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d

Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 30d

4X4 Dual Cab Utes

Ford Ranger XLT 3.2

Toyota Hilux SR5

Holden Colorado LTZ

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