Kia Sorento named best car of the year by Drive magazine

Off-road SUV costing up to $67,000 is named car of the year as a 'practical all-rounder' while a Chinese-made 4WD is the surprise best value vehicle Australia's best cars have been revealed with a number of surprising results Drive's Car of the Year 2021 awards are broken up into 25 different categories  The Kia Sorento which retails between $47,000 to $64,000 took top spot 

By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 09:02 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 09:02 BST, 1 May 2021

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Australia's best cars have been revealed with a Korean-made SUV the surprise overall winner across numerous categories.

The definitive list was made by an expert judging panel who road-tested hundreds of new models comparing comfort, performance, and value.

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Drive's Car of the Year 2021 awards were broken up into 25 different categories but the overall winner was the Kia Sorento. 

The surprising pick is large SUV that retails for between $47,000 to $64,000 before on-road costs.

Drive's Car of the Year 2021 awards were broken up into 25 different categories but the overall winner was the Kia Sorento (pictured)

Drive's Car of the Year 2021 awards were broken up into 25 different categories but the overall winner was the Kia Sorento (pictured) 

The car with the best value overall was the MG ZS range (pictured) with a With a drive-away entry-point of $21,990

The car with the best value overall was the MG ZS range (pictured) with a With a drive-away entry-point of $21,990

Drive Car of the Year 2021 Awards: 

Best City Car: Volkswagen Polo

Best Small Luxury: Car Winner: Audi A3

Best Small Car: Toyota Corolla Hybrid Hatch

Best People Mover: Kia Carnival

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Best Medium Luxury Car: BMW 3 Series

Best Medium To Large Car: Toyota Camry Hybrid

Best Large Luxury Car: Audi A6

Best Upper Large SUV: Nissan Patrol

Best Upper Large Luxury SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLS

Best Medium SUV: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Best Light SUV: Ford Puma

Best Large SUV: Kia Sorento

Best Off-Road SUV: Land Rover Defender

Best Sports Performance SUV: Audi RSQ8

Best Small Luxury SUV: Volvo XC40

Best Large Luxury SUV: Volkswagen Touareg

Best Medium Luxury SUV: Volvo XC60

Best Small SUV: Skoda Kamiq

Best Van: Toyota HiAce

Best Dual Cab

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