10 Exciting New Cars Under $50,000

4 November 2016
We list some of the most anticipated new cars under $50,000 to have launched in Australia this year.

Note: At CANSTAR, we don’t claim to be experts in cars (we’re more familiar with the financial side of things), so for each vehicle, we’ve cited the opinions of car review specialists from CarsGuide, CarAdvice and Drive.com.au.

Cars sorted by price (lowest to highest) 

1. 2016 Holden Spark – Micro Car

  • Australia release: April 2016
  • Price: $13,990+
  • Expert opinion: “There’s little doubt that the littlest Holden is also one of its finest” – CarAdvice 

2. 2016 Hyundai Elantra – Small Sedan

  • Australia release: February 2016
  • Price: $21,490+
  • Expert opinion: “…the Elantra is a competent, conservative and affordable alternative that offers just as much useable space as an SUV.” – Drive.com.au

3. 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid – Eco Hatchback

  • Australia Release: June 2016
  • Price: $26,990+
  • Expert opinion: “At last you can buy a small hybrid Toyota and not look like you’re trying to draw attention to your planet-saving good deed.” – CarsGuide

4. 2016 Kia Sportage – Compact SUV

  • Australia release: January 2016
  • Price: $28,990+
  • Expert opinion: “The pricing range is right, standard inclusions are typically impressive as we expect from Kia, and the local suspension tune has ensured the Sportage, regardless of model grade, is a joy to drive.” – CarAdvice

5. 2017 Renault Megane – Hot Hatch

  • Australia release: September 2016
  • Price: $31,490+
  • Expert opinion: “…the Megane is beautiful to behold, fun to steer, pokey, decent value and surprisingly cheap to own.” – CarAdvice

6. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan – Medium SUV

  • Australia release: September 2016
  • Price: $31,990+
  • Expert opinion: “The all new Tiguan is definitely better than the old one, and it could well be the best medium SUV in this segment.” – CarAdvice

7. 2016 Skoda Superb – Sedan/Wagon

  • Australia release: March 2016
  • Price: $39,990+
  • Expert opinion: “…if you’re looking for a bargain priced large hatch or wagon the Superb deserves a place on your short list” – CarsGuide

8. 2016 Mazda CX-9 – Seven-seat SUV

  • Australia release: July 2016
  • Price: $42,490+
  • Expert opinion: “The largest vehicle in the Mazda fleet has been comprehensively reworked to make it more relevant to today’s families…” – Drive.com.au

9. 2017 Subaru Levorg – Wagon

  •  Australia release: June 2016
  • Price: $42,990+
  • Expert opinion: “The 2017 Subaru Levorg is a performance-orientated wagon that has all the best attributes of the iconic WRX, with the practicality and usefulness of a family car…” – CarAdvice

10. 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi – Hot Hatch

  • Australia release: February 2016
  • Price: $44,990+
  • Expert opinion: “Welcome back to the club, Peugeot. What took you so long?” – CarsGuide


Interested in any of these cars?

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