Holden Commodore VF named one of Australia's best cars

The winners of the Australia's Best Cars awards have been announced, and a proudly Australian-built car is right there in the mix.

As the only local name on the list of winners, the Holden Commodore VF claimed the award in the Best Large Car Under $60,000 category, as announced by the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA).

The Commodore VF is manufactured in South Australia, and RAA Senior Manager for Mobility and Automotive Policy Mark Borlace said it was "little wonder" the Commodore VF fully deserved the plaudits.

"The winning vehicles are the best of the best in their categories and perform consistently high in all assessment areas," he said in a November 19 statement.

"The VF Commodore is arguably the ultimate evolution of the range which began in 1978."

It was the Commodore's exceptional ratings across the board that enabled it to win the award. Mr Borlace explained that the car earned top marks for ergonomics and was equal top in a host of areas, including safety, environment, build quality and performance.

However, Mr Borlace added that it wasn't just the "creature comforts" that helped set the Commodore VF apart. A host of safety features including six airbags and ESC and ABS control mean that the car is as safe and sturdy as it is practical.

It also boasts the latest in driver assistance technologies, from Blind Spot Alert and Reverse Traffic Alert systems to Hill Start Assist, parking sensors and reversing cameras.

All VF sedans and wagons from 2013 onwards have been awarded the maximum five ANCAP stars, providing that extra bit of reassurance for the safety-conscious fleet manager.

If you're looking for one of the top cars in the country for your fleet while supporting the local economy at the same time, the Holden Commodore VF is one of the best options available.