2021 Best Selling Cars In Australia

If you’re just starting your journey of searching for a new car, it can be wise to get an idea of what your fellow Aussie drivers are buying. We’ll break down the 10 top-selling cars of 2021 (so far) so you can decide if one of these popular models on the Australian car market could be your dream set of wheels!

10. Mazda BT-50

Coming in at the 10th most popular car (so far) in 2021 is the bold Mazda BT-50. Designed to be able to tackle rough terrains as well as city streets, this 4x4 has a sleek interior and is a massive step up from other Mazda utes when it comes to the latest technology and safety features. The BT-50 starts from $29,060 drive away. 

9. Mitsubishi ASX

9th place goes to the Mitsubishi ASX, a small SUV that’s surprisingly roomy and starts from $23,990 drive away. It drives just as well in the city as it does on country roads. The AXS is the smallest and most affordable SUV from the entire Mitsubishi range, and is packed with all the latest technology to keep you both safe and connected.

8. Toyota Camry

Next up is the Toyota Camry, which is widely regarded as one of the best midsize vehicles available. Camry’s have a reputation for being reliable and have long been the vehicle of choice for taxi drivers and government fleets alike. The latest Camry model is sleeker and more refined than its preceding models, and starts at $30,990 drive away.

7. Isuzu D-Max

The 7th best selling car of this year (as of right now) is the Isuzu D-Max which starts from $54,000 before on-road costs. This 4x4 is comparable to the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, and priced very similarly as well. The interior of the D-Max is modern and logical, and it’s overall a very comfortable highway cruiser, making it an attractive option for those looking to buy a new ute.

6. Hyundai i30

Coming in at number 6 is the Hyundai i30, a small family car that’s available in both hatch and sedan. The i30 features a sleek design with premium finishes and some more sporty design elements. Starting at $25,490 drive away, this popular car is a great fit for any member of the family. 

5. Toyota Prado

Next up is the Toyota Prado, one of Australia’s favourite large SUVs that’s built to take on even the toughest of terrains. The Prado contains an extensive range of safety features, as well as a sleek and luxurious interior. Combining power and sophistication in an exciting way, the Prado starts at $60,830 drive away.

4. Toyota RAV4

4th place goes to the Toyota RAV4, a hybrid midsize SUV that’s built for the whole family to enjoy. The RAV4 is an exciting hybrid option for those who are looking for a more environmentally friendly ride that combines quality and value. The RAV4 starts at $46,415 drive away.

3. Toyota Corolla

Taking out the bronze medal is the Toyota Corolla, a compact car that is known for its excellent fuel efficiency and is priced from $23,395. Since its debut in 1966, the Toyota Corolla has been a staple on Australian roads, and has built a reputation for being compact, dependable and cost efficient,

2. Toyota Hilux

Coming in at second place is the iconic Toyota Hilux, which has been one of the best selling cars in Australia for a number of years in a row. The Toyota Hilux has a reputation for being a reliable workhorse that probably owes much of its success to Australia’s perpetual love of four-wheel driving. The double cab ute starts at $23,590 drive away, but the cost increases significantly depending on which model you’re after. 

1. Ford Ranger

And the best selling car of 2021 (at the time of writing) is the Ford Ranger pick up truck, designed to help you tackle any challenge that comes your way. With so many utes on offer in the Australian market, the Ford Ranger has beat out its worthy competitors to take out the top spot as the best selling car in Australia.

The Ranger performs flawlessly whether it’s off road, on the open roads, or through the busy city streets; this truly is a car that can do it all. Starting from $29,190 for the XL 2.2 LOW Rider (4x2) all the way up to $79,390 for the Raptor 2.0 (4x4), no matter your budget or personal needs, there’s a Ford Ranger available to suit you. 

Got more questions?

What is Australia's best-selling car 2020?

In 2020, the best selling car was the Toyota Hilux, which took out the title for the fourth year in a row.

What is the most popular car in Australia 2021?

As of November, the most popular car in Australia is the Ford Ranger, narrowly taking out its biggest competitor, and former reigning winner, the Toyota Hilux.

Which car sold most in 2020?

The Toyota Hilux was the car which sold the most in 2020, with a total of 28,076 sales over the year.

How does a car loan work?

If you’re feeling inspired by our insights into the Australian new car market, you might be interested in taking out a car loan to help you finance a new set of wheels! The first step of the car financing process with Driva is getting your personalised quotes. This process takes less than two minutes and you’ll immediately gain access to your Driva Dashboard where you can view all of your best loan options in one place.

Once you’ve decided on your ideal lender, we’ll make sure that your application is likely to be approved before we pass it on. This protects your credit score, prevents disappointment and helps to speed up the finance process. After the lender has received and processed your application, getting approved generally takes between 2 hours to 2 days. 

After you’ve been approved and the funds have been transferred, you’ll need to start paying back your loan in regular repayments (normally monthly) over a set period of time (normally between 1 and 7 years) plus interest and fees. 

Learn more: 6 Benefits Of Buying A Car On Finance

Where can I find the latest information on car sales in Australia?

If you’re looking for the most up to date information on the best selling vehicles in Australia, and the Australian new vehicle market in general, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries website is a great place to start. 

What’s the difference between a variable and fixed rate car loan?

All of the rates that Driva offers are fixed rate loans, which means that you’ll pay the same interest rate on your loan each month for the entire loan period. This makes it easier to budget and gives you the peace of mind that your interest rate won’t unexpectedly rise. By comparison, a variable rate car loan means that your repayments may fluctuate if the market interest rates change. This means that your repayments could increase or decrease depending on the market. 

Can I refinance my car loan with Driva?

Yep! If you’re not totally happy with your current car loan, Driva can help you find the ideal refinance option for you. Refinancing is a great option if you’re wanting to take advantage of your recently improved credit score, you didn’t get a great deal on your first car loan, or you’re just wanting to switch to a loan with more favourable lending conditions. 

Before refinancing though, there are a few factors you’ll need to consider, like the value of your car, how much time is left on your loan, and what entry/exit fees might apply. If you’d like to learn more, check out our blog post on ‘How to Refinance a Car Loan - Quick Guide’.

Can I get a loan for a second hand car?

Yes. Whether you’re wanting to buy a brand new car, or are considering your second hand options, Driva can help you finance it.

I’m not sure which lender I should choose. Is there someone I can talk to?

Buying a new car is an exciting decision, but it can also be a pretty daunting one. If you’ve got any questions about which lender to go with, feel free to get in touch! Give our friendly finance team a call on 1300 755 494 or email us at hello@driva.com.au

Should I buy a new or used car?

When it comes to buying a car, one of the big decisions you’ll need to make is whether you’re going to buy a new car or a used one. One of the biggest advantages of new cars is that they come equipped with all the latest technology and safety features, from active cruise control to high quality speaker systems, and rear parking sensors to LED daytime running lights. However, you’ll also end up paying significantly more for a new car compared with a second hand one.

Do I need to get car insurance?

To legally register a car in Australia you’ll need to take out compulsory third party insurance (CTP), which is also sometimes called a green slip. In the event of an accident, CTP will cover you and any other people involved in the accident.

In order for your loan to settle with any of our lenders, you’ll also need to make sure you’ve taken out comprehensive car insurance. This covers your car and property, as well as the other person’s car and property, if you’re involved in a car accident. It also covers you for a range of other events like theft and weather related events. 

Maddie Barclay

Maddie is the marketing coordinator at Driva knowledgeable in all things car finance related. When she’s not writing informing, helpful articles you can find her at the beach or spending time with her family.

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