Buying a new car can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. These days there are so many different makes and models to choose from and that’s without even considering different series, badges and optional extras. To help you narrow down the search and make an informed decision for your next vehicle purchase, we’ve compiled a list of Australia’s top-selling car models for you to compare.

#1 Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux

The winner is…. Toyota Hilux. The Hilux is the one to beat, claiming victory for the past four years in a row. It has created a well-deserved reputation as one of Australia’s most reliable and steadfast utes available for sale.

With a multitude of variants available including the single-cab Workmate, the four-door SR, as well as the off-road capable Rogue and Rugged X models, this versatile ute can’t be beaten.

Starting at just $28,990 for the base model manual petrol 4×2, the Toyota Hilux represents unbeatable value, with both petrol and diesel varieties available.

#2 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Coming in a seriously close second place is the mighty Ford Ranger. With a 2.0 litre twin-turbo diesel engine and an impressive 10-speed auto gearbox, this is another quality contender showing a tendency for Australians to be heavily leaning towards utes.

The original Ranger line-up consisted of the Single Cab, Dual Cab and Super Cab XL models; however, Ford has expanded the range with the XL, XLS, XLT, WildTrak and Raptor models giving Australians more choice throughout the range.

Starting from $34,076 for the base manual turbo diesel 4×2, the Ford Ranger comes in a very close second place.

#3 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

In third place is the powerful and sleek Toyota RAV4. Toyota is Australia’s top-selling car brand making up nearly 20% of all new car sales throughout the country.

the Toyota RAV4 is available in GX, GXL, Cruiser and Edge models with both petrol and hybrid options, providing motorists plenty of options to suit their needs. This stylish SUV is available in both 2WD and AWD options with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic available throughout most of the range or an 8-speed automatic transmission equipped in the Edge models.

Starting from just $38,531 for the 2-litre petrol 2WD version, the new Toyota RAV4 is definitely a contender.

#4 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Another Toyota on the top-selling list! Coming in at number four is the reliable and ever-popular Toyota Corolla. The Corolla has spent many a year as the most popular car in Australia and remains one of the most steady-selling vehicles in the country. The reason: it is reliable, fuel-efficient and affordable to own and run vehicle. It really does tick all the boxes.

Starting from just 28,838 drive-away, this hot-hatch remains a popular and reliable favourite for Aussies.

#5 Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30

Taking out the fifth spot and continuing to hold its own as one of Australia’s favourite cars is the Hyundai i30. This impressive and reliable vehicle remains a popular option for Aussies who are after a smaller car.

The i30 range includes an Active, Elite, N-line, fastback and N-line premium model. With variations available in petrol, diesel and turbo engines, this little beauty is an ideal option for those looking for a hatchback, sedan or fastback.

As the winner of Australia’s Best Car award six times and prices starting from just $25,490 drive away, the i30 is one serious contender.

#6 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s CX-5 is proving it can still take the SUV market by storm coming in at sixth place as only the second SUV on the list so far. In fact, the Mazda CX-5 has been Australia’s best-selling medium-sized SUV every year since 2012.

The CX-5 is available in a variety of models including the Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT and Akera. It comes with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre engine available in petrol and also now with a turbocharged variant which is capable of pushing out 170kw of power.

With the Maxx FWD model starting from just $35,834, the CX-5 continues to shine as one of Australia’s best-selling SUVs.

#7 Kia Cerato

Kia Cerato

The Kia Cerato is next on the list coming in at number seven. This sporty little number offers impressive driving dynamics, impressive style both inside and out and represents great value for money.

The Cerato is available in both a hatch and sedan with multiple models including the S, Sport, Sport Plus and GT. Most of the range has a 2 litre, 4-cyl petrol engine with an automatic 6-speed transmission and the GT comes with a 1.6 turbo engine with a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) transmission capable of making up to 150kw of power.

Starting from just $27,490 drive away with a class-leading 7-year warranty, the Cerato is one serious game-changer and seems to have caught the attention of numerous Australians.

#8 Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu D-Max

Taking eighth place on the list is the tough and versatile Isuzu D-Max. With Crew Cab, Space Cab and Single Cab varieties available, boasting either a 1.9-litre turbo diesel or a powerful 3-litre turbo diesel engine, the possibilities are endless with this energetic workhorse. Both a manual and automatic transmission are available.

Since 2002, Isuzu has been making this powerful, reliable and widely popular ute which has been capturing the hearts of many Australians and starting from just $29,990 we can definitely see why.

#9 Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi Triton

Adding another ute to the list is the Mitsubishi Triton coming in at number nine. This is a workhorse in every sense and has been going strong for over 30 years.

Available in a Single Cab, Club Cab and Double Cab, the Triton boasts a range of different models including the GLX, GLX-R, GLX+, GLX-R, GLS and GSR. The new Triton comes in both petrol and diesel, with automatic and manual transmission options and in both 2WD and 4WD variants.

Starting from just $28,469 drive away, the Mitsubishi Triton offers both power and performance, making it a significant challenge candidate in the ute division.

#10 MG ZS


Scraping in at number ten is the MG ZS. First launched in 2017 this SUV from SIC Motor-owned MG is the new kid on the block.

The ZS offers the Excite, Excite Plus and Essence models. The Excite is a FWD variant and features a 1.5-litre engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the Excite Plus boasts a 1.0-litre turbo engine also featuring a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Essence and Excite Plus feature the same specifications with additional features and accessories. The Essence is also available in an electrical (EV) variant.

Starting at just $21,990 drive away with an incredible 7-year unlimited-kilometre warranty, the MG ZS represents unbeatable value in the SUV department.

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