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The 5 Most Popular Cars in Australia
The 5 Most Popular Cars in Australia

Driving in Australia can be an experience that someone from the United States has never experienced before. In Australia, it is customary to drive on the left side of a two-lane road. Most of the highways are also toll roads, meaning you are required to pay to use them. These tolls are primarily electronic, so if you are a visitor, you can purchase a pass in advance for your trip. The roads that are not toll accessed may be a lot rougher and should only be driven on if you are in a four-wheel drive. Weather is unpredictable, which means that the unfinished road surfaces can suffer as a result of flooding, cyclones, and other conditions.

Something that you may not see in the United States as you would in Australia is the presence of wildlife on the roadways. Especially in rural areas, you may encounter cattle on the roadways where it is not fenced in on the sides. It also isn’t uncommon to see a kangaroo, wallaby, or koala on the road when you are traveling in Australia.

What Types of Cars are Common on Australia Roadways?

The roads in Australia are primarily dominated by vehicles that are all-wheel-drive or four-wheel drive. That has to do with the road conditions in parts of the country. That does not mean that there are not some popular cars on the road.

Just because it is more economical to have a vehicle that can handle the unpredictability of the Australian roadways, that doesn’t mean that there are not car owners in Australia. Some people prefer cars over trucks and SUV-style vehicles. 

Toyota HiLux

One of the most popular vehicles on the road in Australia for several years now is the Toyota HiLux. The pricing for this truck range from $22,325 to $64,490. There are several different options to choose from, which will determine how much the price tag will be. The following are the Toyota HiLux models, the specs, and the respective pricing for it.

  • Rogue (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $62,490
  • Rugged (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $55,865
  • Rugged X (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $64,490
  • Rugged X (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $62,490
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $48,250
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $44,590
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $51,160
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $50,660
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $42,590
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $46,250
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $50,010
  • SR (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $48,510
  • SR Hi-Rider
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $44,210
  • SR Hi-Rider
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $45,230
  • SR Hi-Rider
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $43,230
  • SR+ (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $54,160
  • SR+ (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $52,010
  • SR5 (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $58,400
  • SR5 (4x4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $58,420
  • SR5 (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $59,920
  • SR5 (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $57,290
  • SR5 Hi-Rider
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $53,690
  • SR5+ (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $62,420
  • SR5+ (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $60,920
  • SR5+ (4X4)
    • 2.8L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $60,420
  • Workmate
    • 2.7L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $25,590
  • Workmate
    • 2.7L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $35,070
  • Workmate
    • 2.7L, ULP, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $23,590
  • Workmate
    • 2.7L, ULP, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $33,070
  • Workmate (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $46,220
  • Workmate (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $48,790
  • Workmate (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $47,290
  • Workmate (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $39,520
  • Workmate (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $46,790
  • Workmate Hi-Rider
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $42,160
  • Workmate Hi-Rider
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $28,830
  • Workmate Hi-Rider
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $40,160

The Toyota HiLux accounts for almost 50,000 of automobile sales in Australia. This number is also very close to the number two vehicle in Australia. The colors available with the Toyota HiLux include:

  • Glacier white
  • Graphite
  • Inferno
  • Crystal pearl
  • Eclipse black
  • Nebula blue
  • Silver sky
  • Olympia red

Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is the second most popular vehicle in Australia. With approximately 40,000 sold each year, it comes in with a 10,000 margin of vehicles sold to the HiLux model. The current models of the Ford Ranger in Australia can range from $28,340 to $76,290.

  • FX4 2.0 (4X4) Special Edition
    • 2.0L, Diesel, 1-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $62,840
  • FX4 3.2 (4X4) Special Edition
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $61,340
  • FX4 3.2 (4X4) Special Edition
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $59,140
  • Raptor 2.0 (4X4)
    • 2.0L, Diesel, 1-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $76,290
  • Raptor 2.0 (4X4)
    • 2.0 L, Diesel, 1-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $75,990
  • Sport (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $55,140
  • Sport (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $52,940
  • Sport 3.2 (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $55,140
  • Wildtrak 2.0 (4X4)
    • 2.0L, Diesel, 1-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $65,190
  • Wildtrak 2.0 (4X4)
    • 2.0L, Diesel, 1-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $64,790
  • Wildtrak 3.2 (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $63,690
  • Wildtrak 3.2 (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $63,290
  • Wildtrak 3.2 (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $61,490
  • Wildtrak 3.2 (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $61,090
  • Wildtrak X (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $65,690
  • Wildtrak X (4X4)
    • 3.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $63,490
  • XL 2.2 (4X4)
    • 2.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $46,690
  • XL 2.2 (4X4)
    • 2.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $48,090
  • XL 2.2 (4X4)
    • 2.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $46,440
  • XL 2.2 (4X4)
    • 2.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $47,840
  • XL 2.2 Hi-Rider (4X2)
    • 2.2L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $34,290

These are only a sampling of the different Ranger models offered for drivers in Australia. Altogether there are over 60 models with various engine and transmission styles available. The colors available for the Ford Ranger models include:

  • True red
  • Aluminum silver
  • Arctic white
  • Shadow black
  • Blue lightening
  • Meteor grey

Toyota Corolla

The first car on the list is the Toyota Corolla, which sells around 30,000 units to Australia’s citizens each year. The Corolla is a popular car in the United States as well, the Australian versions of the Corolla accommodate the left-sided driving.

There are fewer options available for the cars in Australia, and the price is dependent on the trim level of the car you choose. The prices have fluctuated over the years, as have popular features.

The current models are the 2020 production year. Below is a sampling of the various models available for the Corolla. The prices can range from $23,335 to $34,085 for models depending on trim levels selected.

  • Ascent Sport Hatchback
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $24,835
  • Ascent Sport Hatchback
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Manual
    • $23,335
  • Ascent Sport Hybrid Hatchback
    • 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $26,335
  • SX Hatchback
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $28,235
  • SX Hybrid Hatchback
    • 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $29,735
  • ZR Hatchback
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $32,135
  • ZR Hybrid Hatchback
    • 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $33,635
  • ZR TWO Tone Hatchback
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $32,585
  • ZR TWO Tone Hybrid Hatchback
    • 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $34,085
  • Ascent Sport Sedan
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $24,835
  • Ascent Sport Sedan
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $23,335
  • Ascent Sport Hybrid Sedan
    • 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $26,335
  • SX Sedan
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $28,235
  • SX Hybrid Sedan
    • 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $29,735
  • ZR Sedan
    • 2.0L, ULP, CVT Automatic Transmission
    • $33,635

Toyota Corollas can be found in various colors across the Australian countryside. These colors include:

  • Glacier white
  • Crystal pearl
  • Silver pearl
  • Peacock black
  • Eclipse black
  • Volcanic red
  • Eclectic blue
  • Feverish red
  • Oxide bronze

Hyundai i30

The Hyundai i30 model is popular enough that there is only a 2,000 unit difference in sales per year between it and the Toyota Corolla. The pricing for the i30 models can range from $20,440 to $47,910, which is dependant on features and trim levels of the vehicle. Below are examples of the 2020 production of the i30 available.

  • Active
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $23,880
  • Active
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $21,550
  • Active Smartsense
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $25,630
  • Elite
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $28,320
  • Elite w/ Sunroof
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $30,320
  • GO
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $22,770
  • GO
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $20,440
  • GO Smartsense
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $24,520
  • N-Line
    • 1.6L, ULP, 7-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $30,040
  • N-Line
    • 1.6L, ULP, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $27,010
  • Premium
    • 2.0L, ULP, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $33,370
  • Premium 1.6 Crdi
    • 1.6L, Diesel, 7-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $36,100

The colors of the Hyundai i30 series vary but are limited to only six selections. These include:

  • Polar white
  • Fiery red
  • Intense blue
  • Iron grey
  • Phantom black
  • Typhoon silver

Mitsubishi Triton

The Mitsubishi Triton rounds out the top five vehicles of Australia list with a little over 25,000 units sold per year. The average prices for the Mitsubishi Triton are $22,490 to $52,790. Below are some of the different model types available.

  • GLS (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $47,940
  • GLS (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $45,440
  • GLS (4X4) Premium
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $52,790
  • GLX
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $28,740
  • GLX
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $26,240
  • GLX
    • 2.4L, ULP, 5-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $22,490
  • GLX (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $35,740
  • GLX (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $39,990
  • GLX (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $33,240
  • GLX Adas (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $36,790
  • GLX Adas (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $38,540
  • GSR (4X4)
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $51,890
  • Toby Price Edition
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • $50,640
  • Toby Price Edition
    • 2.4L, Diesel, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
    • $48,140

The colors available for the Triton include:

  • White
  • Graphite grey
  • Black
  • White diamond
  • Impulse blue
  • Sterling silver
  • Red

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