We're excited to let you know that Toyota has dominated the annual Australia's Best Cars Awards, taking home the top award for the best car in five of the 13 categories.
The Corolla Ascent Sport, Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid, RAV4 GXL Hybrid, Supra GTS and HiLux SR5 were all named as the best in class in the national motoring awards run by Australia's motoring clubs.
RACV Senior Motoring Journalist and Australia's Best Cars judge Tim Nicholson said Toyota was a deserving winner in the small (under $35,000), medium (under $65,000), all-wheel drive SUV (under $55,000), sports car ($65,000-$125,000) and 4x4 dual-cab ute categories.
The judges praised the Toyota winners for their high levels of safety, smooth performance, value-for-money, spacious functionality and hybrid powertrains after one of the most rigorous testing procedures of any motoring awards.
The team of eight judges assessed nearly 200 of the top-selling vehicles currently on sale in Australia, whittling them down to 50 finalists for a week of track and on and off-road testing.
The awards also take into account pricing, depreciation, fuel consumption, standard features, safety and practicality, as well as running and repair costs in a comprehensive analysis of data covering up to 21 scoring areas for each vehicle.