These days there are so many cars to choose from that selecting a new ride can be a pretty daunting task. And because they can cost more than your current savings, you don’t want to rush into making a decision and end up with a dreaded lemon. To make your life easier, we’ve lined up the best options to meet your needs.
Road-Trip Ready: Audi Q5
Who’s it for? The avid traveller who needs space, but doesn’t want to compromise on comfort.
What makes it great? One thing Audi definitely knows how to do is make a great SUV. The new Q5 (launched at the end of last year) is a stylish SUV filled with refined comfort that makes for a practical family car and the perfect road-trip ride. Even rear passengers are catered for with separate air vents and plenty of legroom so there’s no chance of cramped limbs on that long journey.
The boot boasts 550-litres of luggage space and the seats fold down in a 40/20/40 split for all sorts of loading options. By ticking the options box for Adaptive Cruise Control, you can make those journeys even more comfortable by not having to worry about accelerating or breaking – let the car do it for you. Just remember you still have to steer and keep your eyes on the road!
Price: From R704 000
Also Consider: Mazda CX-5
A winner in the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, the Mazda CX-5 offers excellent build quality, practicality and a balance of comfort and safety features that’s hard to beat at its price. It was also chosen as one of three 2018 World Car of the Year finalists. From R386 600