NRMA launches car reviews on best cars

The NRMA has gone live with Best Cars- a car review website launched in conjunction with the announcement of the winners of Australia’s Best Cars.

 

NRMA’s Head Road Tester and Australia’s Best Car judge Jaedene Hudson said buying a car was for most Australians their second biggest lifetime purchase.

 

“Best Cars has been designed to match people with cars based on their personal preferences and budget. The easy to use selector was designed to streamline the car purchase process,” Ms Hudson said.

 

“Best Cars uses the data from vehicles tested for the annual Australia’s Best Cars awards and includes the 2015 finalists and category winners. The car selector gives consumers 19 criteria to match their personal needs including; standard features, price, comfort, safety, performance and handling.

 

The NRMA Best Cars selector:

  • is personalised to individual needs

  • includes180 cars

  • information comes from a rigorous schedule of independent car tests conducted by a panel of engineers, mechanics and motoring writers.

  • information is not based on manufacturer supplied data

  • information updated twice yearly

  • cars are tested on bitumen, dirt and off road (where applicable).

Ms Hudson said the Best Cars selector was underpinned by the rigorous testing standards and objective testing data from the Australia’s Best Cars process.

 

These annual awards utilise the experience of 12 judges from motoring clubs around Australia with more than 140 years combined motoring industry knowledge.

 

The Volkswagen Group VW, Audi and Skoda - weren’t included in the current car selector tool because of the ongoing emissions scandal.

 

Go to: www.mynrma.com.au/bestcars

 

Australia’s Best Cars winners:

Australia’s Best Cars 

Make

Model

Variant

Micro

Mitsubishi

Mirage

ES

Light

Hyundai

Accent

Active

Small under $35,000

Hyundai

i30

Active

Small over $35,000

BMW

1 Series

118i Sportline

Medium under $50,000

Kia

Optima

GT

Medium over $50,000

Mercedes-Benz

C200

 

Large under $70,000

Hyundai

Genesis

 

Family Wagon

Kia

Sorento

SLi 2WD

Sports under $50,000

Ford

Focus

ST

Sports over $50,000-$100,000

Mercedes-Benz

A45

AMG

Small 2WD SUV

Mazda

CX-3

Maxx

AWD SUV < $50k

Subaru

Outback

2.5i Premium

AWD SUV $50k-$65k

Kia

Sorento

Platinum

AWD SUV $65k-$125k

Volvo

XC90

Inscription D5

Dual Cab Utes

Toyota

Hilux

SR5

 

26 February 2016.