Top 10 Best Value SUV in Australia 2023

By Alexi Falson
Updated on 14 Mar 2023 First published 02 Mar 2023
image for Top 10 Best Value SUV in Australia 2023 There are two things that Australians absolutely love: SUVs, and getting a bargain.

With SUVs exploding in popularity, we’ve seen new entrants big and small from pretty much every major manufacturer on the planet, which is a good thing for buyers looking for a value pick here in Australia.

With so many options out there, though, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of SUVs on the market, so we’re here to help you out with our list of the ten best-value SUVs on sale in Australia in 2023.

Genesis GV70

2023 genesis gv70

Starting from $68,500*

While it might seem bizarre to start our list of value SUVs with a premium vehicle, however, the Genesis GV70 offers a driving experience that is on par with far more expensive SUV packages, making it by far the value-pick for the premium segment.

The GV70 offers buyers a choice of three engines, as well as a battery-electric variant that can travel up to 445km of range on the WLTP cycle, meaning there’s a heap of variety within the lineup.

Inside, the GV70’s cabin is stylish, comfortable, and practical, offering buyers a heap of premium features in even the base model that makes it an undeniable value pick in the Australian SUV landscape.

Kia Sportage

2023 kia sportage gt line

Starting from $32,795*

While the Kia Sportage range might be absolutely bulging with different engine and trim level choices, the entry-level Sportage S remains one of the best-value SUVs in Australia.

The Sportage’s cabin is spacious and practical thanks to Kia’s practical designs that make it perfect for growing families, with the added bonus of a large 543L boot.

Standard equipment for the cheapest member of the Sportage family includes 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Mitsubishi Outlander

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Starting from $37,240*

If you’re in the market for an absolute bargain within the seven-seat SUV segment, look no further than the latest-generation Mitsubishi Outlander, which is one of the few seven-seat SUVs you’ll find at this price point.

The entry-level Outlander ES comes in a five-seat layout, so large families will need to step up to the Outlander LS which offers three rows of seating, and a generous amount of both cabin head and legroom, with boot space ranging from 163L to 478L.

Standard equipment for the seven-seat Outlander LS includes automatic LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, keyless entry, roof rails, and a 9.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Hyundai Tucson

2023 hyundai tucson

Starting from $35,150*

While prices are continuing to creep north, the Hyundai Tucson remains an undisputed heavyweight when it comes to offering buyers great value in the midsize SUV segment.

While there’s a seemingly endless number of options within the Tucson lineup, the entry-level Tucson 2.0 petrol offers such a comprehensive and family-friendly package that there’s little need to step further up the range.

Inside, the cabin is practical and stylish, with a heap of legroom in the second row and a generous 539L boot that makes it a strong family performer and a great value pick within the Australian SUV landscape.

Mazda CX-5

2023 mazda cx-5

Starting from $36,110*

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most recognisable names in the midsize SUV segment, and there’s good reason for this - since its introduction the entry-level CX-5 has proven a great value SUV that makes you question the need to spend any more money.

In its latest form, the entry-level CX-5 Maxx comes powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 115kW of power and 200Nm of torque that offers fuel economy figures of 6.9L per 100km.

Standard equipment for the CX-5 Maxx includes 17-inch alloys, automatic LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.


2023 mg hs

Starting from $31,990*

MG’s rise to prominence has been built on offering Australian buyers a great value SUV, and the HS is perhaps the best example of MG’s generous approach.

Prices for the entry-level MG HS undercut its rivals, often significantly, while offering few sacrifices when it comes to engine performance and a generous features list.

The cheapest member of the HS family, the Excite, comes powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 124kW of power and 250Nm of torque, with fuel economy figures standing at 7.3L/100km on combined cycle.

MG includes a heap of features as standard, and sweetens the deal for Australian buyers with a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Kia Sorento

2023 kia sorento

Starting from $47,650*

If you’ve got a growing family that demands an SUV big enough for seven people, the Kia Sorento is a great value pick that comes backed by a seven-year warranty.

The Sorento lineup is split into three model grades, with no less than four engines on offer including hybrid and plug-in hybrid premium variants for buyers looking for a fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV package.

For budget-conscious buyers, the entry-level Sorento S comes packing acres of interior space and a generous features list that includes 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, blind-spot monitoring, and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

GWM Haval H6

2023 gwm haval h6

Starting from $33,990*

GWM has used a similar strategy to MG when it comes to penetrating the Australian SUV market, with the Haval H6 remaining one of the most impressive value options for midsize SUV buyers.

It comes powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces a healthy 150kW of power and 320Nm of torque, with the added bonus of a dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive variant at the top of the range.

Standard equipment for the entry-level H6 Premium includes 18-inch alloys, keyless entry, LED headlights, and a pair of 10.25-inch displays - one for the driver and one for the infotainment system.

Honda CR-V

2023 honda cr-v

Starting from $35,900*

The Honda CR-V has become a favourite among Australian families, with Honda maintaining a healthy value proposition with its fifth-generation CR-V thanks to its practical interior, healthy features list, and reasonable asking prices.

The CR-V range comes with an option of two engines, as well as a front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configuration, both of which receive a smooth CVT automatic transmission and return fuel economy figures ranging from 7.0L to 7.6L/100km on a combined cycle.

Standard equipment for the entry-level CR-V Vi includes 17-inch alloys, cruise control, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control and a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Toyota RAV4

2023 rtoyota rav4

Starting from $39,760*

We’ll close our list with the most well-recognised names in the midsize SUV world, the Toyota RAV4, which has recently been updated with hybrid engines across the range, including the base model.

The RAV4 range features your choice of three trim levels, each paired with a normal petrol engine and a clever hybrid drive system that drops fuel economy figures to just 4.7L/100km, as well as the added bonus of an all-wheel-drive range-topper.

The cheapest member of the RAV4 family comes well-equipped, receiving 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a rear-view camera with front and rear parking sensors, and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

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* Prices accurate at time of writing.


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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