The Year's Awards Go To...


Volkswagen Golf 1.5 96kW eTSI

The best balance of fuel-efficiency, handling and versatility.


Category Champions

Small SUV

Volkswagen T-Cross

Small in size, big on equipment, great to drive.

Compacts Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 96kW eTSI

The best balance of fuel-efficiency, handling and versatility.

Compact Sedan

Skoda Octavia 1.0

We all need a sedan which prioritises comfort, fuel economy and space. This is it!

Compact SUV

Mazda CX-5

Expressive styling, quality interior, and of-course, we love a car that can handle well.

Premium Compact SUV

BMW X1 sDrive16i

BMW's new premium SUV is loaded with tech, has improved quality, and is versatile too.

Premium Compact Sedan

Audi A3 Sedan 1.0 MHEV

Bold in styling, the A3 now comes with a Category A-friendly MHEV powertrain.

Junior Executive Sedan

BMW 318i

BMW's Junior Executive sedan returns with an infotainment update. And it still drives well.

Junior Executive SUV


The X3 is definitely a crowd favourite. It now gets MHEV tech.

Family-sized SUVs

KIA Sorento

Winner for the second time. The Sorento's hybrid drive, and heaps of features, makes it a very attractive family SUV.

Compact EV


MG has definitely done something right, as we loved its handling and drivability.

Small EV

MG ZS Trophy

MG's smallest SUV brings easy EV ownership to the masses.

Premium EV

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo's compact EV offering marries comfort with quite excellent premium build quality.

Judging Criteria

We have put together an extensive list of cars which we have tested, digging in to how well they are built,
how they tick, and how practical or justifiable they really are. All this to aid you in your next buying decision.

Judging Criteria 1

How well they are built

We all love a car that is well screwed-together.

Judging Criteria 2

How they suit their purpose

Does it do what it says on the box.

Judging Criteria 3

How much value they bring

Does it benefit you both in a tangible and intangible way.