Toyota Crowned Drive Car of The Year 2020

May 1, 2020

Honest Reviews of The New Toyota Models In Oakleigh, Melbourne

It’s no secret that Toyota is a much-loved brand in Australia, and our models receive praise from drivers all over the globe. But when we have so many vehicles to choose from in the Australian market, it makes sense why selecting your next new car can be a difficult decision. That’s when the expert team at Drive step in to save the day. By providing honest and valuable reviews across almost 100 vehicles, you are given all the information you need when considering which car to buy.

Drive is a trusted, non-bias platform for customers, and the team here at Chadstone Toyota want to share with you our favourite New Toyota winnings from the 2020 Drive Car Of The Year awards.

Winner, Best Medium Car of 2020: Toyota Camry SL Hybrid

Defying expectations, our crowd-favourite Toyota Camry SL Hybrid won first price for Drive’s Best Medium Car of 2020. With an emphasis on the model’s spacious interior and jam-packed safety technology, it was a clear stand out next to the nominations in second and third place. Taking home yet another award, the same model secured Drive’s Best Family Car of 2018.

With a range that starts from $32,347 driveaway for the base line Camry Ascent, the award-winning model comprises of more power and fuel efficiency at a lower cost than the Skoda Octavia RS245 Sedan (second place) and Mazda 6 Atenza 2.5L Wagon (third place). Across the Camry family you are given three advanced engines to choose from, buried amongst a sleek body style which is underpinned by Toyota’s New Global Architecture, skyrocketing the bar of what modern comfort should be.

To experience the difference of a Camry yourself, Contact our Oakleigh team at Chadstone Toyota and book your test drive today.

Winner, Best Sports Car Under $100k of 2020: Toyota Supra

The competition was tough for the 2020 Best Sports Car Under $100k with seven vehicles nominated to be in the running, including the Mazda MX-5, Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang and our very own Toyota 86 GTS Auto. But with a whopping 220KW at 6000rpm of power and a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine, Drive’s expert judging panel crowned the new Toyota GR Supra as first place and never wanted to get off the racetrack (well, we’d have to assume).

Similarly to the winning Toyota Camry, our Toyota GR Supra has continuously won awards since its launch in 2019. Here’s to name a few:

Australia’s Best Car 2019 – Sports Car $62k – $125k
Drive Car of the Year 2020 – Sports Car Under $125k
News Corp Motoring, Best Performance Car 2019
West Wheels Sports Car of the Year 2019
West Wheels Performance Car of the Year 2019

Need we say more? To get your hands behind the wheel of our stand-out Toyota GR Supra, Contact our friendly team.

Winner, Best Medium SUV of 2020 & Drive’s Overall Winner of The Year: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid GX 2WD

Meeting all the checkboxes in the eyes of the Drive judging panel, our eight-time award winning Toyota RAV4 sped to the front of the pack in this year’s competition.

“An improved all-rounder with an added injection of fuel-saving hybrid tech, the new RAV4 GXL looks set to become a favourite with Aussie families.”

– Kez Casey

“… Toyota knows hybrid technology, and the RAV4’s system is both clever and effective.”

– Trent Nikolic

Within the sharp and sophisticated exterior holds a cabin full of Toyota’s class-leading safety features and innovative technology wherever you turn your head. So, whether you’re driving around your Brady Bunch, cruising across Melbourne city or escaping your day-to-day routine for a weekend away, the Toyota RAV4 proves itself as one of the most versatile vehicles on Australian roads.

The popularity of hybrid vehicles is growing rapidly, and Toyota are making eco-friendly motoring more realistic for the everyday Australian. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid allows the driver to go further on a single tank of fuel without the need to plug-in and charge the battery between rides, appointing this model as the most fuel efficient in its category.

Contact Us to book your test drive in the Toyota RAV4 today and turn heads wherever you journey.


We are thrilled to see yet another successful year for Toyota. The news buzzed amongst the enthusiastic team here at Chadstone Toyota as we compared our favourite new Toyota models with those of the judges. Amongst the 12 qualifying categories in the Drive Car of The Year 2020 awards, Toyota was proud to receive 12 vehicle nominations across all categories and take home the winning price for four models, including the overall winner; the Toyota RAV4.

To find out more about the honest Drive reviews and awards, Contact Chadstone Toyota in Oakleigh, Melbourne today.