Best Cars 2023

Drive’s team of experts reviews and rates hundreds of the latest 2023 car models in Australia each year to help you find your next new car. Browse our Best Car lists to discover how top-selling models rank against each other, and which cars are the best to buy based on price, performance, safety, reliability, fuel efficiency, cost of ownership and overall value. Enjoy the ride!


Australians have fallen in love with SUVs. We buy more SUVs than all other new vehicle types combined because of their versatility and practicality. While the most popular category is the Medium SUV, there is a size and budget to suit every SUV buyer from small, medium and large SUVs to luxury, electric and hybrid SUV options.

Best SUVs


Traditional four door sedans come in a wide range of choices with multiple sizes from smaller, city-friendly models to large and luxurious family sedans with plenty of cargo space and headroom for all passengers. Sit back and relax as you research the best sedans on the Australian market.

Best Sedans


Who doesn't love a zippy hatchback? Perfect for zooming around the city and parking in tight spaces, hatches are packed with features, are fuel efficient and economical to run. Hyundai i30, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 are consistent top sellers. Find out how Drive rates the best hatches on sale in Australia.

Best Hatches

Utes & Vans

Utes regularly top car sales charts in Australia and the Toyota Hilux is on track to become Australia's best-selling new vehicle by the end of 2022, a record for a ute. Utes are no longer the exclusive domain of tradies and are now a popular choice for families. For small business owners looking for an economical work car, we rank the best small and medium size vans.

Best Utes & Vans


Electric cars are the way of the future and Australian sales momentum for EVs continues to build. Drivability, affordability and choice is growing at a rapid rate for buyers ready to make the transition. See how Drive ranks the current electric cars on sale in Australia.

Best Electric


Love the sporty styling of the coupes? Traditionally a two-door car with sloping roof, some coupes now come with four doors. Take a look at how Drive scores the best coupes on sale in Australia.

Best Coupes


Top down. Wind in your hair. The smell of freedom in the air. If you haven't experienced a convertible ride Bridget Jones-style then you haven't lived! Be blown away by Drive's reviews and rankings of the best convertible cars on sale in Australia from the legendary Mazda MX-5 to the iconic Porsche 911.

Best Convertibles


Drivers interested in a wagon’s blend of SUV space and passenger car driving dynamics can select from a diverse range of options of all shapes and sizes. Take your pick from mainstream brands such as Skoda and Mazda, to upmarket marques including BMW and Porsche.

Best Wagons