Best small cars

This big guide will help you compare the bestselling small cars and pick the right one for your next purchase.

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By comparing each car based on facts and the findings of the expert automotive reviewers, we can find out which is the best small car.

Which small car is the best small car?

According to the Finder score, the Mazda 3 is the best small car, followed by the Hyundai i30 and the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

Small car comparison table

ModelFinder scoreBoot size (hatchback)Fuel economy (best model, combined)Body stylesRunning costs
(including depreciation) per week*
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Mazda 383%308 litres5.8l/100kmHatch, sedan$153.27From $21,490

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Hyundai i3082.2%395 litres4.7l/100kmHatch$154.09From $20,990

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Kia Cerato81.25%502 litres6.8l/100kmHatch, sedan$128.55From $19,990

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Volkswagen Golf82%380 litres5.4l/100kmHatch$171.04From $28,993

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Holden Astra81.2%445 litres5.8l/100kmHatch, sedan, Sportwagon$150.73From $21,990

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Honda Civic78.6%414 litres6.1l/100kmHatch, sedan$154.30From $24,990

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Suzuki Swift76%242 litres4.6l/100kmHatch$115.30From $16,990

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Toyota Corolla71%470 litres6.0l/100km non-hybrid

4.2l/100km hybrid
Hatch, sedan$155.50From $26,439

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Ford Focus82%341 litres6.4l/100kmHatch, wagon, crossover$163.08From $29,700

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Prices are for NSW postcode 2000.

*Running costs per week include depreciation, component wear, fuel costs and maintenance. These figures are based on covering 15,000km per year.

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Best small cars in Australia

Small cars are still popular with car buyers, even though SUVs are all the rage. There are a staggering 24 different small car models on sale in Australia as of early 2021. 15 start under $40,000 and 9 are over $40,000. With each model typically having at least two trim options that means there are dozens of different specs to decide upon.

Small cars under $40,000Hybrid available?Electric model available?Performance model available?DriveawayFinder rating*
Alfa Romeo GiuliettaNoNoGiulietta Veloce$39,79277.5% (2)
Ford FocusNoNoFocus ST$43,83282%
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Holden AstraNoNoNoUsed81.20%
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Honda CivicNoNoCivic Type-R$27,11678.60%
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Hyundai i30NoNoi30 N$25,49082.20%
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Hyundai IONIQYes, MHEV and PHEVYesNo$39,00082.20%
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Kia CeratoNoNoCerato GT$23,49081.25%
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Mazda 3YesNoNo$29,25283%
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MININoYesJohn Cooper Works$39,638.8878% (3)
Peugeot 308NoNoNo$38,892Hands-on review
Renault Megane R.SNoNoMegane R.S$61,28279.67%
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Skoda ScalaNoNoNo$27,99081% (3)
Subaru ImprezaNoNoWRX$26,64077.75%
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Toyota CorollaYesNoNo$27,42280.25%
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Volkswagen GolfYesNoGolf GTI or R$35,990 (reported)82.00%
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* Number of scores aggregated in brackets

Best small cars over $40,000

Small cars over $40,000Hybrid available?Electric model available?Performance model available?DriveawayFinder rating
Audi A3 SportbackNoNoRS 3$45,86280.33% (Sport model)
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BMW 1 SeriesNoNoM135i xDrive$52,87976.5% (4)
BMW 2 SeriesNoNoM2 Competition$62,32974% (3) Hands-on review
BMW i3NoYesNo$79,33075% (3)
Lexus CT200HYesNoNo$47,94363% (3)
Mercedes-Benz A-ClassYesNoAMG A 35 or 45$50,202.8878.75% (4)
Mercedes-Benz B-ClassNoNoNo$53,457.8875.75% (4)
Nissan LeafNoYesNo$53,19078.25%
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Renault Megane R.SNoNoMegane R.S$61,28279.67%
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* Number of scores aggregated in brackets

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Summary of some of the best small cars

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Mazda3

The Mazda3 often places as the best-selling small car on monthly sales figures and frequently nets a top-five position for overall market sales. And those strong numbers are well deserved.

The Mazda3 has a modern, minimal interior (though the rear seats and boot are a little snug) and lots of modern active driving safety assists. The pricing is pretty keen too, with a Neo Sport entry-grade model costing $21,490 national drive-away. For the money, you get a reverse camera, a highly reviewed infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, A/C, 16" alloy wheels, cruise control and a push-button start engine.

Standard driving assists include:

  • Dynamic stability control
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Emergency stop signal
  • Hill launch assist
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Smart city brake support
  • Traction control system

Splashing out for the top-spec SP25 Astina, Mazda swaps out the standard 2.0-litre petrol engine for a more athletic 2.5-litre block. The SP25 models have larger 18" alloy wheels, LED automatic head and fog lights, a sunroof, rain sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, smart distance adjusting cruise control, heated front seats and leather upholstery, keyless entry, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, blind spot monitoring, driver attention alert, electric parking brake, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, sat nav and traffic sign recognition. This model costs $33,790 according to Mazda's website.

In short, the Mazda3 has a few foibles, like the cosy rear seats and slightly impeded rear vision thanks to large c-pillars, but it's a great all-rounder that delivers solid value, a comfortable drive and great interior. No wonder it's the bestselling small car in Australia consistently.

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Toyota Corolla

Australia's second bestselling passenger car is the Toyota Corolla. Car reviewers love the edgy, clean and modern styling of the Corolla, with its superb safety features and sharp handling.

Price wise, the base model Corolla, known as the Ascent Sport, costs more than the Mazda3. You'll have to hand over $26,439 for this small car. For the money, you get a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic. Toyota also builds a hybrid version. 16" alloy wheels are standard, like the Mazda3, as is a reversing camera. The Corolla has a larger infotainment touchscreen than its rival, at eight inches compared to the Mazda's seven. Like the Mazda, you also receive a suite of smart driving assists like:

  • Active Cruise Control
  • Pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians (during both day and night) and cyclists (day only)
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic high beams and road sign assists
  • Automatic transmission models also have a lane tracing assistant

Toyota equips the Corolla with a full-size spare wheel on non-hybrid models and the car has seven airbags.

If you want a bit more luxury and convenience, you could purchase a ZR Corolla. It'll cost more, at $34,164. However, Toyota includes a number of styling extras like 18" alloys. The interior has a premium fit-out, with leather upholstery and heated front seats. You also get a heads-up display that shows your current speed, compass heading and navigation directions. The audio system is upgraded with an eight-speaker JBL set-up that has DAB.

It's not the cheapest small car you can buy, but Toyota has a reputation for building solid and reliable cars. The 2019 model is really attractively styled and it's also nice to have the option of a hybrid engine. Some of the negative points the automotive media picked up on include a lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as an average amount of space for rear passengers.

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Hyundai i30

Hyundai's i30 is another top-three car by sales, but it has also won numerous awards internationally. Owners leaving comments online seem very happy with their i30s including one Hyundai technician who was so taken with the i30 that they rushed out to buy one.

There are six models in the i30 range, from the wallet-friendly Go trim to the hot hatch i30 N. An i30 Go starts from $20,990. Buyers have the choice of a 2.0-litre petrol or a 1.6-litre diesel. To bring the drive-away price down, Hyundai bolts on 16" steel wheels with plastic wheel trims. The seats are covered in cloth. Like the Toyota Corolla, you get an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, but unlike the Corolla, it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Hyundai outfits i30 Go models with LED daytime running lights and there's also a tyre pressure monitoring system. The budget model has a keyless entry system and a six-speaker sound system. Exterior mirrors are heated and electrically adjustable.

Like the Corolla and Mazda3, there's cruise control and steering-wheel-mounted controls for your phone and audio. Responding to its nearest rivals, the Hyundai i30 also features a number of safety assists:

  • Brake assist system
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Hill-start assist control
  • Traction control system
  • Vehicle stability management
  • Emergency stop signals
  • Rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

In addition, buyers of the i30 Go automatic can order the optional Hyundai SmartSense suite which warns the driver of possible blind-spot collisions, monitors the driver's attention and incorporates a forward collision avoidance system. The active safety suite also keeps the car in lanes, sounds rear cross traffic warnings and has a smart cruise feature.

If you're willing to spend more, you can go for the top-of-the-range N-Line Premium model. This i30 has a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that turns out a solid 150kW of power. Hyundai bolts on a set of 18" alloy wheels with Michelin Sport tyres. The model has sat nav, wireless smartphone charging, a leather interior and the Hyundai SmartSense safety suite with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The seats are clad in leather and the front seats can be heated or ventilated. There are front and rear parking sensors, as well as a panoramic sunroof. For this particular spec, Hyundai charges $39,425.30.

The i30 has a large model range and reviewers commended Hyundai for the excellent value package. The only area the i30 falls down, according to motoring journalists, is the fact the diesel-engine cars are heavy and sluggish.

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Kia Cerato

The Kia Cerato is closely related to the Hyundai I30, both in its intended target market and components. That's because Hyundai has a large share in Kia and vice versa, so both cars run on the same platform and were styled by the same car designer.

The Cerato is an excellent value car to purchase. Entry-grade S models cost $24,567 drive-away, but at the moment, Kia is running an offer that slashes the price to $19,990, $1,000 less than its Hyundai-badged sibling.

What do you get for your money with the Cerato S? Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a glaring omission on the Toyota Corolla. Kia also equips the base model Cerato with a party of smart driving assists including:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning system
  • Lane keep assist
  • Front/rear parking sensors
  • Rear-view camera with dynamic parking guidelines
  • Daytime running lights
  • Cruise control with steering wheel function buttons

The wheels are 16" in diameter and made from steel. There are electric windows in the front and rear, as well as a manual air-conditioning system. The infotainment system is kitted out with a sizeable eight-inch touchscreen for infotainment and DAB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an iPod-compatible USB input and Bluetooth connectivity. There are controls for the audio integrated into the steering wheel. For the money, it has a lot of features.

If you wish to spend more, there are several different grade Ceratos for sale. The top-of-the-range GT model swaps the 2.0-litre petrol engine from the rest of the range and instead uses a sporty 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. Kia swaps out the six-speed manual gearbox or automatic box from other trims and drops in a seven-speed dual clutch automatic.

Spending more will net you a Cerato GT which has 18" alloy wheels and Michelin Sport tyres, with a GT body kit. In addition to the safety features of the base model, you'll also get things like an auto dimming rear-view mirror, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alerts and autonomous emergency braking that detects pedestrians and cyclists. The headlights are now energy-efficient, bright LED types. Cloth upholstery becomes sports trim leather and the driver's seat can be adjusted electrically in eight ways.

Cerato GTs boast an uprated eight-speaker sound system from JBL. You'll also receive sat nav with traffic information and dual-zone climate control. Rear passengers now have air vents and the front seats can keep occupants more thermally comfortable, thanks to heating and cooling elements. This sporty Cerato will set you back $36,927.70, but is on offer at the moment for $31,990.

The automotive media loved the Cerato's keen pricing, practicality and seven-year warranty. Quibbles they had with the car were mainly limited to resale value and the steering wheel responsiveness.

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Volkswagen Golf

The VW Golf is often regarded as the benchmark for small cars. It's an icon that has earned itself a reputation for being well made, precise handling and lasting a long time. Unfortunately, once something makes a name for itself, prices can often begin to rise.

The VW Golf range starts from $28,993 drive-away and that's quite a lot more than the other bestselling small cars. What do you get for your money?

A 110kW, 1.4-litre, petrol-engined Trendline Golf. This particular model has Volkswagen's fuel-saving BlueMotion technology. The entry model has a six-speed manual gearbox, eight speakers (two more than most rivals by default), 16" alloys (again most rivals install steel wheels to their lowest cost trim), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror (only included on higher spec competitors), cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, a rear-view camera and a selection of smart driving assists like:

  • Driver fatigue detection
  • Front assist with city emergency brake function

The base-spec European styled and built Golf would sit higher up if it were included in its rivals' line-up, both in terms of price and features. If you want a little more comfort and equipment, you could look into the Highline Golf, which has a drive-away price of $40,529. This premium model has a seven-speed automatic gearbox, satellite navigation, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, 17" alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, a panoramic sunroof, parking assist and Vienna leather upholstery.

VW also sells hot hatch versions. The originator of the hot hatch, the GTI, has a more powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine, or for those who desire more, there's the even more powerful R edition Golf.

Why would you pick a Golf? Car reviewers wax lyrical about its excellent handling, infotainment system, interior space and general build quality. They weren't so keen on the pricing of higher-end models and the auto-only option for top-spec Golfs.

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Other small cars to check out

The small car category is highly competitive, in fact, there are literally dozens of different makes to choose from. Here are a few more small cars you should look at:

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Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a striking small car. It has a similar specs sheet to the VW Golf, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker system, LED DRLs and climate control. And that's on a base VTi spec Civic, costing $24,990 drive-away.

Critics praised the Civic's steering, dramatic styling and powerful turbo engine. They felt it suffered from obstructed rear vision (a common problem with many of the small cars, thanks to rollover safety standards and styling conventions) and a slightly noisy engine.

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Holden Astra

The Holden Astra is another small car you should at least try out. Reviewers found this car handled well and is built to a decent standard. The Astra can be specced out with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, or a larger displacement 1.6-litre power plant. Drive-away pricing starts from $21,990 for a 2018 plate model.

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Ford Focus

The Ford Focus has a number of different body styles, with prices starting at $29,700. The small Ford is available as a hatch or wagon model. There's even a cross-country model that has 30mm extra ground clearance, taller tyres and tough plastic body protectors.

Car reviewers rate the Ford Focus highly, which has one of the best infotainment systems on the market, active safety equipment, a comfortable ride and solid after-sales. It was knocked down a little for lacking some of the variations that European models receive and the cabin plastics were said to be hard in places.

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Suzuki Swift

The Suzuki Swift is widely thought to be one of the most fun small cars to drive and is often likened to the original Mini. The Swift is cheap, starting at $16,990 for a 3-door GL Navigator. For the money, you get an infotainment system with a sat nav, reversing camera and smartphone connectivity.

It also has cruise control, privacy glass and 16" alloys. That makes the Swift one of the best value propositions in our guide. Compared with other small cars, this one is pretty small and is classified as a light car. If you plan on using your car for a lot of driving around town and don't need to carry a lot of stuff, this is a great little car to own.

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What to look for in a small car

Price

Research shows in this segment of the car market, price is the key deciding factor for purchasing a car. With so many different models to choose from that's fair enough. There are no total lemon models out there, but remember some are better than others. For example, one car might be extremely fuel-efficient, but not have so much space in the rear for passengers. For another, the reverse could be true.

Generally, small cars are pretty cost-effective and because there are so many, there will always be a dealer somewhere doing an offer on a model, meaning you can get a bargain.

Running costs and fuel usage

Generally speaking, small cars are light and have lower displacement engines, returning favourable fuel economy. Opting for a model with eco-technologies like Volkswagen's Bluemotion-equipped Golf will help you save even more fuel at the pumps.

According to the RACQ, the Kia Cerato S hatch with a 2.0-litre engine will lighten your wallet the least over five years. This car also had the lowest running costs per km in cents at only 44.57.

For the most economical fuel user, look to the Hyundai i30 Active with the 1.6-litre diesel. This model costs just 6.40 cents per km in fuel. The fastest depreciating model is Toyota's Prius, which sheds on average $90.40 per week in value when covering 15,000kms per year.

One other thing to note, generally, the higher-spec you go, the more a car weighs. That can result in a lower fuel economy for the top-spec models, though this isn't always the case.

Smart driving assists

Cars are getting smarter with each model and yearly revision. The latest technology allows cars to monitor your attention levels, assist you in braking, avoid accidents, help to keep you in your lane and even maintain a safe distance to the car in front while in cruise. These nifty features can help reduce fatigue on longer journeys and make your car that little bit safer.

In-car comforts

Once upon a time, you were set for in-car entertainment if you had a tape player. Then it became a CD player. Nowadays, you can get infotainment systems that sync with apps from your smartphone, playing music via Bluetooth, all on a large tablet-esque screen. A few even have wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

Car seats have also progressed, with integrated heating and cooling, plus if you carry your kids in the back frequently, you'll want a model that has rear A/C vents and privacy glass.

Because there are so many models on the market, you can be quite discerning and hold out for cars that have well-designed and well-equipped interiors to suit your needs.

Sporting edition

Almost every carmaker in our guide produces sports and performance versions of these small cars. So if you'd like that bit extra oomph, sharp exterior styling and a contoured, purposeful interior, have a look at a performance model. This way, you'll have an ideal daily driver for commuting and shopping, but at the weekend you have a car you can take to a track day or just go for a blip down a winding coastal road.

Practicality

Just because a car is small, doesn't mean it can't be practical. If you need to carry more, the majority of car makers offer a variation of body styles. There's the ubiquitous hatch, perfect for city dwellers and multi-storey car parks, or you could go for a sedan or wagon if you need to lug around more stuff.

In some of these cars, carrying five adult passengers may be a tall ask, so viewing them as a four-seater with an occasional spare seat will go a long way. Something else to bear in mind is many motoring journalists found the rear c-pillars on modern hatches can be quite chunky and impinge rearward vision.

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An unsecured loan up to $55,000 you can use for a range of purposes and pay off over up to 7 years. Note: Majority of customers will get the headline rate of 12.69% (13.56% comparison rate) or less. See Comparison rate warning in (i) above.
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 7.91% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
An unsecured loan up to $55,000 you can use for a range of purposes and pay off over up to 7 years. Note: Majority of customers will get the headline rate of 12.69% (13.56% comparison rate) or less. See Comparison rate warning in (i) above.
NRMA Used Car Loan
From
6.24%
(fixed)
6.94%
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.24% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.24% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Symple Loans Personal Loan
From
5.75%
(variable)
6.47%
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
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Name Product Roadside Assistance Accidental Damage Storm Choice of Repairer Agreed or Market Value
Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2019 Finder Award for the Best Value Car Insurance, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost plus you will get 15% discount on first year's premium when you take out a policy online. Budget Direct’s claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
Virgin Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Finalists for the 2019 Finder Awards for Best Value Car Insurance, Virgin Comprehensive provides a good level of cover for a decent price. Get 15% off on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new eligible comprehensive car insurance online. T&Cs Apply.
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: With Coles comprehensive car insurance, you'll earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. Also, get up to $200 for damaged or stolen groceries.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Bingle Comprehensive
Market
Finder's summary:Bingle consistently comes up as one of the cheaper insurers out there. It only covers the basics, so you don't get to choose your own repairer, you're not covered for personal items in the car and unless you add it as an option, you won't get a hire car if your car is stolen. But this keeps its premiums low.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a low-cost option that covers them for the basics.
Woolworths Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Woolworths catches our eye due to some unique perks like a price-beat guarantee, where it'll beat any current comparable comprehensive renewal notice if you're over 25. You'll also get 10% off your grocery shop once a month and can add roadside assistance onto your policy for just $7.35 per month.

Who it might be good for: Woolworths shoppers and those that want to take advantage of its price-beat guarantee.
Stella Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Stella’s a female-focused insurer. It'll cover you if your car is damaged as a result of domestic violence. It offers higher cover for baby gear than most, with up to $2,000 cover for prams, strollers and child seats. Get $50 cash back when you purchase online between 1 April – 30 June 2021 using the code STELLA50. T&C apply.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a female-centred car insurance policy (it will cover men too).
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be with optional extras like choice of repairer and the option of agreed or market value. Plus you can also earn Qantas Points for joining and paying your premium. Sign up today and earn up to 20,000 Qantas Points (points awarded will be based on your premium). T&Cs and eligibility apply.
Australia Post Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Australia Post car insurance offers comprehensive cover for things like theft, fire, new for old replacement and emergency accommodation and transport. Cover also extends to anyone who uses your car, not just you. Get a $100 gift card when you buy a policy. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: If multiple people use the one car and you don’t want to worry about listing all drivers.
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