Best Australian Mid-Range Car For Around $50,000.

If you’re in the car market looking for a medium size car and with a budget of around $50,000 then here are two cars that might fit the bill.

Recently, there’s been a series of new vehicle awards on new vehicle models for 2016,  this week article features a couple of models that were judged recently by vehicle testing website Australia’s best cars (ABC).  It’s worth going over to their site to see more.

Two Australian Mid-range cars – Australia’s Best Cars awards – Australia’s Best Cars (the website) for its 2015 – 2016 awards has a system assigning automobiles into different categories that suit every car buyers needs.

If you are currently asking yourself, “What vehicle do I need?” And, “What car do I desire?” in a vehicle priced at around $50,000 then here are two makes and models from the ABC test.

Best Midrange Car In Australia For <$50K

The overall winner in this class is the Kia Optima GT 4-door Sedan 6 speed auto with a 2.0l petrol engine Kia has led a variety of segments of the market when it comes to value for money. The car features design, engineering as well as stands out design from this Korean make.

The vehicle has a combination of powerful turbo petrol engine, and 6-speed auto is perfect for handling, performance as well ride. As a bonus, Kia delivers industry leading seven-year transferable warranty with class-leading features. Safety, a key element with the Kia Optima is the entire range has active cruise control, lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and high-beam assist.

The GT has blind spot detection with a rear-cross traffic alert. Other superb characteristics include:

  • Heated & cooled leather seats,
  • Wireless Android phone charger, and
  • Sat-Nav with traffic information.

Driving the Optima is super quiet, and it has an excellent front and rear head with enough legroom. While a wider opening offers you a spacious boot with a full-sized spare wheel, found in the cargo area.

For the price, the Kia Optima GT 4 door automatic model is priced at a touch under $48,000 drive away.

Best Australian Midrange Car For >$50K

For prestige marks in Australia and for buyers where quality is paramount, then the Mercedes-Benz C200 is a standout. The Mercedes-Benz C200 has both luxury and performance under the hood.

With this vehicle, you get quality, fuel efficiency, safety, seamless drive, and superb features in this 4-door sedan. The Mercedes-Benz C200 includes nine airbags, an active bonnet for preventing severe impact and blind spot & attention help. Driving is a pleasure with the reversing camera, synthetic leather upholstery, keyless start, sat-nav digital radio, and electric front seats with electro-pneumatic lumbar support.

On top of the above features, the C200 model has Active Park Assist helping to manoeuvre into tight spots. While driving the C200, you receive a frugal 6,0L/100km fuel-saving delivered from its stop/start system from the 2.0L 4cyl turbocharged engine and a 7spd automatic transmission.  The Mercedes C200 price is $66,897 for a four door automatic model, driveaway.  Below I have placed a Mercedes C200 video review and test drive done by Youtuber subscriber NYCarspotter.

The Mercedes C200 represents a lot of car for the price.

Kia Optima 2016

Photograph of the Kia Optima 2016 model. Photo credits


We will be rolling out more vehicle reviews for different classifications and price brackets, if you’re looking for the best midrange car in Australia for  $50,000+, then the two brands presented above, i.e., The Mercedes and the Kia are two standouts that were tested by ABS.   Some car buyers may not have the same interest in the Kia as it was not too long ago that the Kia’s were well known for their “entry” level vehicles that I knew friends had, and that didn’t stand the test of time on the road. The trial drew conclusions from a range of criteria including safety, fuel consumption, ease of driving, style, and luxury available in two different price ranges.

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