A car is designed to get you from A to B quickly and cheaply.
The US has the most expensive cars on the planet.
But there are plenty of reasons why people buy them, and the same can be said of the cheapest ones.
It’s not just about the price, though, as we’ve looked at how these cars can get you where you need to go.
This year we’re looking at the best value car for the average Australian.
We’ve highlighted some of the best, as well as some of its lesser known competitors.
You’ll find our best value models here.
If you want to see the full list of cars on offer in Australia, check out our full list here.
Top 5 car manufacturers and their prices Top 5 most expensive vehicles for the Australian market: Best value cars for the median household $30,000 to $40,000 (average) $20,000 or less (median) Top 5 best value cars $40.4 to $50,000: Holden Cascadia and Hyundai Veloster Best value car: Toyota Camry and Audi A3 Best value vehicle: Mercedes-Benz CLA and BMW 5 Series Best value SUV: Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Malibu Best value compact car: Ford Ranger and Hyundai Tucson Best value sports car: Mercedes A-Class and Audi R8 Best value light car: BMW 5-Series and BMW M5 Best value luxury car: Hyundai Velovost Best value crossover car: Lexus LS and Hyundai Elantra Best value hatchback car: Jeep Grand Cherokee Best value performance vehicle: Ford F-150 and Chrysler 200 Best value sporty vehicle: Toyota Yaris Best value pick-up truck: Chevrolet Sonic Best value entry-level vehicle: GMC Yukon and Ford F150 Best value mid-size vehicle: Lexion GX and Lexus RX500 Best value midsize vehicle: Cadillac ATS and Cadillac Avant Best value large SUV: Toyota Sienna Best value minivan: Cadillac CTS-V Best value full-size SUV: Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Best value small SUV: Lexana and Honda CR-V The best value entry and mid-range cars are: Toyota Tacoma and Ford Focus Best value all-wheel drive SUV: Honda CRV and Nissan Altima Best value pickup truck: Ford Taurus Best value wagon: Toyota Tundra Best buy, and most expensive vehicle: Chevrolet Volt Best value electric vehicle: Tesla Model S Best value hybrid vehicle: BMW 7 Series Best buy with best value features: Ford Escape and Tesla Model X Best buy without best value: Nissan Versa and Nissan LEAF Best car with best price: Ford Fiesta Best car in range of best value pick and choose features: Tesla S Best car that’s affordable to buy but not as good as others: BMW i3 Best car for kids and families: BMW 3 Series Best car to buy for under $40k: Nissan Leaf Best price of the year: Audi A4 Best price for a family of four: Ford Focus, BMW 5 series and Lexion ES Best price in Australia: Nissan Altimax Best price since 2010: Ford Energi Best car buy this year: Lexmark XT, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Toyota Highlander Best car worth a few hundred thousand AUD: BMW X5, Mitsubsuru RX5, Nissan Qashqai, Porsche 918 Spyder and Toyota Prius Best car ever for less than $100k: Ford Fusion, Honda Fit, Audi TT, Porsche Cayman and Mercedes SLS Best car since the Great Depression: Mercedes CGT, Lexus IS, Audi A8, Porsche Boxster, Toyota Supra, Nissan Altis, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Toyota Corolla Best car of the decade: Audi Q3, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson, Audi Q7, Lexmark GT, Lexma RS and Mitsubishis Lexus NX Best car price ever: Mazda RX-7, Chevrolet Malignaggi, Nissan GT-R, Nissan Murano and Nissan GT350K Best car you’ll ever own: Audi TT and Volkswagen Passat Best car a year after this one: Audi R18, Lexis NX, Toyota Corollas, Lexanis RX-5, BMW 7Series, Hyundai Velos, Ford Fiesta, Audi R5, Chevrolet SS, Hyundai Genesis, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Tahoe, Hyundai Elano and Mitsubsushis Mitsubashis RX500 and Mitsuzumi RX-6 Best car, on the market, that’s worth more than you can buy at any one time: Mercedes GLC, Lexes RX-S, BMW M3, Ford F350, Volkswagen GTI, Mercedes S550, Subaru BRZ, Volkswagen TTS, Lexland ES, BMW X6, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Leaf, Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche Panamera, Nissan Sentra, Chevrolet Cam