Our editorial team has concluded its selection of Top 12 Best Buys for 2024 ahead of the year making this a definitive guide for prospective buyers seeking a new set of wheels. Have a look at our selections below and click on each article link for more details and information.
Boasting impressive sales numbers and a proven yet frugal 1,2-litre motor, the Suzuki Swift kicks off the Top 12 Best Buys for 2024 in the Budget Car category.
In a segment dominated by value-for-money propositions, our editorial team chose the Toyota Urban Cruiser as the Budget Crossover winner.
While hatchbacks may be losing market share to their taller and more utilitarian SUV counterparts, our small car winner remains South Africa’s best-selling passenger car. Here is why the Volkswagen Polo reigned supreme.
Practical packaging and stylish aesthetics are a must in the Compact Crossover segment. Our winner; the Renault Captur is well equipped at competitively priced from R469 999. See what took the runner-up spots below!
One of the most contested segments locally, mainstream marques vie for a piece of the Midsize SUV pie. Our editorial team has selected the well-equipped Kia Sportage as the winner.
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Serving as a default executive option for premium buyers, it is the BMW 3 Series that claims the title of Premium Midsize Car.
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Serving as a more plush offering to value for money SUVs, it was the BMW X1 that took the crown of the Premium Midsize SUV.
On the rise with buyers, Adventure SUVs have slowly earned more appeal with weekend travellers seeking something rugged enough to handle urban potholes. The Ranger-based Ford Everest is our choice. Can you guess what the runners-up are?!
Being overtaken by raised-ride-height offerings from the contending brands, the Luxury Car segment still remains an ultimate showcase of ability in opulence, comfort and innovation. For that, we have selected the Mercedes-Benz S-Class as category winner.
In terms of presence, there is arguably no greater than a Luxury SUV. Within this segment, the current Range Rover Sport will hold the crown until next year.
Coming in all shapes and sizes, with engines mounted in several configurations, the title of Performance Car goes to the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
Double-Cab Bakkies: Evolving into modern machines capable of comfortably hauling families around, the Ford Ranger takes the title of best Double-Cab Bakkie.