5 Best Cars for Small Businesses

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Small businesses generally do not have much retained profit and may go for reasonably priced vehicles that are versatile, reliable, safe, and fit for the jobs they were bought for.

Whether you are looking at one car or a fleet, we have put together our top five choices for the best business cars to consider:

1. Toyota HiAce

A popular people mover known for its humongous amount of interior space, the HiAce is the sales leader in Australia's mid-sized commercial van market. It is ideal for businesses that provide public transportation and those that need to regularly transport a lot of staff to and from the office. It can comfortably accommodate as many as seventeen people in the Commuter version destined for private bus use.

Toyota HiAceSource: toyota.com

Boasting a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, the HiAce delivers more power and torque. On the road, it provides a smooth ride, laden or unladen. Paired to a six-speed automatic, the engine shifts smoothly up or down the ratios and generally gets its job done without delay.

When it comes to powertrain, the HiAce boasts a sumo-like 2288kg, which makes it unlikely to get overburdened. It also has plenty of power in reserve and can effortlessly haul itself up through the steeper parts of a short hill climb.

The HiAce is available at a price range from $38,640 to $70,140.

2. Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mirage is Australia's cheapest new car with a price that kicks off at $12,250. It is ideal for entrepreneurs who, while in need of a car to meet with clients and business partners, don't want to spend too much money on the new ride.

Mitsubishi MirageSource: mitsubishicars.com

The small hatch is also surprisingly spacious because of its upright body and foldable rear seats. It is also safe with an ANCAP five star rating. The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine provides 57kW of power and 100Nm of torque, which can be paired to a 5-speed manual or an optional CVT auto. With just 890kg of weight, the car doesn’t need that much power or fuel. In fact, it has a low fuel consumption rate of just 4.8L/100km, helping you save more on fuel purchase.

The car also comes with a 5-year/100,000km warranty and free roadside assistance, which will come in handy when your budget for repair and maintenance gets tight.

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3. Ford Ranger

For business owners that require 4WD capabilities in a commercial vehicle while also seeking comfort and functionality, the Ford Ranger is a great buy. One of Australia’s best-selling utes, the Ranger is engineered for all environments and all job demands, from hauling heavy cargo to towing a trailer to driving across tough terrains. Like other modern pickup trucks, it also stays stable and secure at all speeds and bumps, even when carrying heavy cargo.

Ford RangerSource: ford.com

Packed with an extensive list of standard features, the Ranger is recognised for its durable design, sizable tray, radar cruise control, first-in-class driver safety aids, proven engine performance, and various other segment-leading technologies.

4. Kia Carnival

Currently priced from $42,990, the Carnival has a bigger size and more practical shape than your typical large SUV. It can comfortably accommodate several people with its 3 rows and up to 8 seats. It is ideal for businesses that transport both people and cargo.

Source: kia.com

Plenty of cutting-edge innovations have also been fitted in the vehicle to keep occupants in comfort and control, as well as safety features to keep the driver and passengers safe while on the road. Among the safety upgrades are a comprehensive suite of driver aids on all variants, including automated emergency braking, lane departure warning and radar cruise control. The car has also been updated with a refreshed styling, additional interior features, revised dynamics, and lower fuel consumption.

Kia Carnival is now available in four model grades with a choice of either a petrol-powered V6 or a turbo-diesel four-cylinder.

5. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

If your business involves constantly making short trips, the Outlander PHEV is for you. One of the best low emission green cars in the market, the hybrid car is cheap to run and easy to drive. Aside from its impressive environmental performance and green credentials, it also offers ground-breaking technology and better safety and comfort.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVSource: mitsubishi-motors.com.au

The 2020 Outlander PHEV comes with a new driveline and updated specifications. The pricing starts at $50,990 drive-away for the Outlander ES, making it the most affordable plug-in hybrid SUV


Choosing among the best commercial vehicles in the market can get overwhelming but it should not be. To make a strategic purchase, simply weigh up your budget and needs.

If you think your budget is not enough to purchase the ideal car for your business needs, there are various car loan deals to consider. These vehicle financing options can help you own and use the vehicles you need outright without the hassle of saving money for their purchase.

Positive Lending Solutions can assist with your commercial vehicle financing. Simply to one of our Car Loan Experts today at 1300 722 210.

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