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Australia's Best Cars revealed

RACT ABC judge Darren Moody during testing at Anglesea in Victoria. Picture: Shannon Morris
The 2018 edition of Australia's Best Cars has been run and won - see who made the list after rigorous testing from our judges.

Almost 200 of the most popular vehicles on the Australian market across 15 categories were assessed by a team of expert judges from all of Australia's auto clubs against 21 different criteria (including pricing, comfort, depreciation, insurance costs, standard features, build quality, safety and fuel consumption) in the areas of value for money, design and function and on-road ability

The awards aim to take the guess work out of finding the best vehicle in a category for a consumer, and also influence the new car market by challenging manufacturers to continually improve safety, performance and affordability.

List of winners - click on the links to see the full reviews in our Member Hub.

Light: Mazda2 Maxx

Small Under $35,000: Mazda3 Maxx Sport

Small Over $35,000: BMW 125i M-Sport

Medium Under $50,000: Toyota Camry Ascent Hybrid

Medium Over $50,000: BMW 330i Sportline

Family Wagon: Kia Carnival SLi

Large Under $70,000: Kia Stinger 200S CK MY18

Sports Under $50,000: Hyundai i30 N

Sports $50,000-$100,000: Mercedes Benz A 45 AMG

Small 2WD SUV Under $35,000: Mazda CX-3 Maxx

AWD SUV Under $50,000: Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

AWD SUV $50,000-$65,000: Kia Sorento GT Line

AWD SUV $65,000-$125,000: Volvo XC60 D4 Inscription

4x4 Dual Cab Ute: Ford Ranger XLT 3.2

NOTE: there was no winners' trophy awarded in the Micro category as the highest-scoring vehicle only has a four-star ANCAP safety rating.