The best value cars on the Australian market have been named by Wheels Magazine with the list emphasising the continued changing of the guard in the local market.
There are no Holdens or Fords in the 10 winners named by the magazine which picked the best "bang for your buck" across a range of categories.
Even market leader Toyota has failed to crack top spot on the podium though its premium Lexus brand has taken out one of the prizes.
Japanese and European brands have shared the spoils with Mazda, Mitsubishi, Kia, Volvo, Skoda and Volkswagen all among the winners.
In the mainstream sedan category, the traditional stomping ground of the Holden Commodore and the Ford Falcon in years gone by, the Skoda Octavia 110 was named the best buy.
The Kia Picanto S was named the best hatch and the Mazda CX-3 Neo the top value small SUV.
The judges chose their Gold Star Cars based on a range of criteria including purchase price, fuel economy, insurance costs, depreciation, servicing costs and warranties.
"When you consider a car is one of the biggest single expenses in your life, and certainly the most complex product you'll buy, it's nice to know you're at the head of the pack and have made the smartest possible choice," Wheels editor Alex Inwood said.
"From small cars through to Utes and luxury sedans, the winners of these categories identify which motorists have achieved the greatest possible return on their investment."
WHEELS MAGAZINE BEST VALUE CARS 2019:
* Small SUV - Mazda CX-3 Neo
* Medium SUV - Mazda CX-5 Maxx
* Large SUV - Mitsubishi Outlander ES
* Premium SUV - Volvo XC60 D4 Momentum
* Duel Cab Ute - Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium
* Mainstream Hatch - Kia Picanto S
* Premium Hatch - Mini Cooper
* Mainstream Sedan - Skoda Octavia 110 TSI
* Premium Sedan - Lexus IS 300h
* Performance - Volkswagen Polo GTI
Australian Associated Press