2013 – Cars Ratings – Value for Money

Posted by Canstar Blue November 15th 2013

You are viewing the archived 2013 ratings for car value for money. Go to the current value for money ratings for cars.

Motorists in our nation’s capital spend the most on petrol each week

Car Awards 2013 - Value for MoneyOur most recent survey canvassed drivers from every state and territory in Australia, and has revealed which ones spend the most money on petrol.

Residents from the ACT spend roughly $56.67 per week to fuel up their vehicles – approximately $10 more than the Australian average of $46.63. Looking at the responses from drivers around the country:

  • Victorian and New South Wales drivers spend $49.80 and $49.24 per week on fuel respectively.
  • Queensland ($44.85), South Australia ($42.05) and Tasmania ($41.16) spend close to the national average, while
  • Western Australian drivers spend the least on fuel each week: $37.43.

It’s worth noting that two in five Australian motorists feel ’strongly impacted’ by rising fuel prices, demonstrating that prices seem to be hurting drivers regardless of where they’re from. Interestingly, we also found that one third of those who purchased a new car did so because they thought that new vehicles are more fuel efficient.

Kia and Hyundai secure value for money victories in this year’s motoring awards

One way Australians can cut costs is to invest in a car brand that excels in the area of value for money. We’ve used our customer satisfaction ratings to help you shop around for the right car, for the right price.

Both Kia and Hyundai achieved this year’s Most Satisfied Customers Award – Car Value for Money. Kia is also an award-winner in the area of after sales service this year, while Hyundai notably received this same award last year and the year before. Congratulations to both brands for their respective accolades in our 2013 Motoring Awards.

In terms of value for money, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Hyundai, Holden, Suzuki, Ford and Nissan all received four star ratings, while BMW finished with three.

Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 7,500 Australian consumers over a number of months to measure their satisfaction across a range of motoring products and services. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group – in this case, 2,026 people – who had bought a new car from a dealership in the last three years and rated value for money.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands that received three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10.