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TOP 6 SMALL CARS IN AUSTRALIA | Features, Specification, Price

TOP 6 SMALL CARS IN AUSTRALIA

 

Sometimes, it makes more sense to spend your hard-earned money on cars that are small and affordable. Indeed, the small car segment is very popular with buyers in Australia. Small cars are cheaper, easier to maintain and maneuver, and easier to park. There are plenty of brands that offer various cars in this class. All you need to do is a little research to find the model that best suits your requirements.

 

We present a review of small cars in Australia, with some of the bestselling models of the year. We compare the prices, features, specifications, and overall satisfaction based on the pros and cons.

 

Mazda 2

MAZDA 2

Australians have always loved their Mazdas. And Mazda has also delivered some of the bestselling and popular cars in the country. The Mazda 2 tops our cheapest small cars in Australia, with a price tag of $14,999. This is one of the few small cars in Australia which offers great comfort, safety, value for money, and fuel economy.

 

The Mazda 2 is powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. It is available both as a sedan and hatchback. Standard features include: 

 ✓ Push to start button

 ✓ Cruise control

 ✓ Rear parking sensors

 ✓ Autonomous emergency brake

 ✓ Six airbags

 ✓ Hill launch assist

 ✓ Electronic stability control

 

Pros

 ✓ Great safety features

 ✓ Ample cargo and cabin space gave the small size

 ✓ Enjoyable and responsive drive

 ✓ Five-year warranty

 

Cons

 ✓ Tiny tachometer

 ✓ Noticeable wheel noise on the highway

 

Toyota Jazz

TOYOTA JAZZ

Next on our list of top-selling small cars in Australia in the wondrous Jazz from Toyota. The car is made to be practical, classy, and good looking. And you can have all of that in just $15,490. The cabin is roomy, with a large boot. To top things, you get an extra cup holder on the driver’s side as well.

 

The Toyota Jazz is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with all of the quality and reliability that is associated with Toyota. The light handling combined with the compact size makes it easy to navigate the car around the city. And parking is never made so easy.

 

The Toyota Jazz falls short on some of the latest technology and features. These include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot warning. But there are tons of other standard features that will make you flock towards this car.

 

Pros

 ✓ Excellent interior and design

 ✓ Ample boot space which puts many SUV’s to shame

 ✓ Ample space in the cabin, including the rear seats

 ✓ Plenty of airbags including side curtain ones

 

Cons

 ✓ Lacks some of the latest safety technology

 ✓ Lacks Apply CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

 

Volkswagen Polo

VOLKSWAGEN POLO

No list of small cars in Australia is complete without mentioning the Volkswagen Polo. With pricing starting from just $15,490, this is one of the most heavily equipped cars that you can get your hands on in this budget. It is equipped with a three-cylinder engine that applies a seven-speed DSG transmission. As a result, you can reach 0 to 100 km/h in less than 10 seconds.

 

The steering is responsive with just enough power in the engine to put a smile on your face. Not only that, the fuel economy is also one of the best in the class. Standard features include:

 ✓ Driver fatigue detection

 ✓ Rear view camera

 ✓ Low wheel pressure indicator

 ✓ Multi-function steering wheel

 ✓ 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

 

Pros

 ✓ Reliable for use around town

 ✓ Excellent fuel economy

 ✓ Five star ANCAP safety rating

 ✓ Decent cabin and boot space

 ✓ Compliant suspension even on bumpy roads

 

Cons

 ✓ Satellite navigation system absent

 ✓ Practical but bland interior

 

Hyundai i30

HYUNDAI I30

The Hyundai i30 has been, for some time now. Considered one of the best small cars in Australia. And it has rightly reserved its position on the list. With a price tag of $19,990 it barely meets the below $20,000 class. IT is basically a hatchback version of the Hyundai Elantra, with some improvements. The Hyundai i30 not only comes equipped with tons of equipment but also offers a ride that is both fun and enjoyable.

Standard features include:

 ✓ Adjustable steering wheel

 ✓ Adaptive cruise control

 ✓ Rear camera

 ✓ Automatic headlights

 ✓ Seven airbags

 ✓ Electronic stability control

 ✓ Built in wheel pressure monitor

 

Pros

 ✓ Handsome exterior and interior

 ✓ Tons of safety features that come standard

 ✓ Top of the line infotainment system

 ✓ Ample cabin and boot space

 

Cons

 ✓ Satellite navigation system absent

 ✓ Absence of USB ports

 

Holden Astra

HOLDEN ASTRA

The Holden Astra is a car that handles well and builds on specially defined quality standards. Price starts from $21,990; this is a small car that you should definitely try out. The Astra is available in a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine or the 1.6-liter petrol engine.

 

Pros

 ✓ Really strong engine options

 ✓ Excellent road handling and ride comfort

 ✓ Responsive steering

 ✓ Decent interior space

 

Cons

 ✓ Infotainment system not up to date

 

Volkswagen Golf

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

It is by no chance that we have another Volkswagen car on our list of top-selling best cars in Australia. The VW Golf is sometimes referred to as the benchmark in the class. The Gold has earned a reputation of being well made, reliable with excellent handling. Given the superb dynamics and the repute, the Volkswagen Golf will put you back by $28,990.

 

 ✓ Powered by a 1.4-liter petrol engine, the Gold is capable of producing some 110 kW of power. It applies a six-speed manual transmission. Other features and specifications include:

 ✓ Fuel-saving BlueMotion technology

 ✓ Eight speakers

 ✓ 16-inch alloy wheels

 ✓ Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

 ✓ Adaptive cruise control

 ✓ Rear parking sensors

 ✓ Rain sensing wipers

 ✓ Rear view camera

 ✓ Autonomous emergency braking

 ✓ Driver fatigue detection

 

Pros

 ✓ Excellent reliability

 ✓ Beautiful interior

 ✓ Tons of safety features

 ✓ Variety of trims and engine options available

 

Cons

Some of the equipment does not come standard in the base model

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