The annual awards that test and rank the most popular cars in Australia.

To make the shortlist, cars must outperform others in their category in three areas: value for money, design and function, and on the road. Then, the top three cars in each category are taken to the purpose-built Australian Automotive.

Research Centre at Anglesea, Victoria – where they are put through a rigorous final week of testing on some of the country’s harshest roads. The judges come from all state auto clubs, including RACQ.

Australia’s Best Cars is the most transparent awards program of its kind, being the only one that lists all scores for all judging criteria (between 19 and 21, depending on category) for every vehicle.

So if you’re looking to buy a car, check out the most recent winners below to see which cars outperform the rest.

See Australia’s Best Cars previous winners

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