CarExpert unveils the best 4WD SUV in 2023, Australia’s leading new car marketplace, has launched its first 4WD SUV Award series, honouring SUVs that are redefining driving capabilities while offering comfort and suitability to the everyday buyer.

This year’s award-winners represent the crème de la crème of large four-wheel drive sport utility vehicles, having met the entry criteria which called for three row SUVs with low-range, plus navigating a series of gruelling tests in challenging terrain.

The large SUV class is among the top three most popular vehicle segments in Australia, often competing with the small SUV for the title, however the added practicality of a third row makes it a top option for Aussie families.

The CarExpert Best 4WD SUV Awards were judged on performance across three key categories with one overall winner crowned for triumphing across all judging categories.

2023 CarExpert 4WD SUV Award Winners:

Best 4WD SUV 2023

Land Rover Defender

Best 4WD Off-Road SUV

Overall Winner: Nissan Patrol

Best Four-Cylinder: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Best 4WD Performance SUV

Overall Winner: Lexus LX

Best Four-Cylinder: Ford Everest

Best 4WD Towing SUV

Overall Winner: Land Rover Defender

Best Four-Cylinder: Ford Everest

CEO for CarExpert, Damon Rielly, said “we are really proud to provide Australian car-buyers with honest and independent reviews that are based on the most rigorous and thorough testing. In contrast to other awards which may only consider vehicle specifications or a brief test drive, consumers can be more confident in anything that carries a CarExpert award badge.

We’re also the only automotive reviewers in Australia to produce such in-depth and transparent coverage of our testing regime. The investment we have made in time and resource to produce these awards is unlike any other. It has culminated in hours and hours of video footage, terrabytes of data and dozens of written articles.

Consumers recognise the depth we go to in our reviews and it’s plain to see why we have recently surpassed four million monthly website visits according to industry tracker, Similarweb. In so doing, we have overtaken the more established competitors to record 24% more visits than the likes of Drive and CarsGuide in the most recently available data.”

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