The people have spoken. Which are the best cars to buy? We present you our findings for Cars of Malaysia 2019.

Cars of Malaysia was created in 2018 with the aim of being a comprehensive buying guide for consumers.

 

The objective was to create not just a car award, but to aid consumers in their purchasing decisions. Hence, all new cars on sale are considered, and in each category of car, we shortlist the three best choices.

 

This year, we are giving consumers a voice, and we have invited our readers to vote their selections in a one-month window from 1st to 30th May 2019.

We asked how happy these owners are with their current cars.

 

On a scale of 1 to 5, owners were asked to rate how happy they are with their current cars.

 

The findings show a rather high level of satisfaction with their cars among owners.

 

From our pool of results, we were then able to see the relative levels of satisfaction from owners of different brands.

CARS OF MALAYSIA 2019

- THE RESULTS -

PREMIUM COMPACT CARS

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Audi A3 Sedan

Mercedes-Benz CLA

Others in category

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, BMW 1 Series, MINI 5 Door, MINI 3 Door, BMW i3s

Diving deeper into the numbers, we were also able to see the actual voting patterns of consumers. By converting the number of votes into a percentage, we can gauge how owners of various brands voted in relation to others as a whole.

 

On average, more than 80% of respondents rated their happiness levels at 4 or 5 out of 5, and less than 4% expressed genuine unhappiness with their cars with ratings of 1 or 2.

And the results….

 

A car launched earlier doesn’t become bad over the turn of a year, and there really isn’t one car that fits all requirements in every segment. These considerations form the bedrock of our evaluation process, and it is why Cars of Malaysia looks at all new cars on sale and three best cars are announced for each category.

 

We have decided to give our readers their say for this year and hence opened the outcome to a public vote over the period of a month. We segregated cars to 30 categories based on their vehicle type and price positioning. Voters are asked to select the best three cars of each category, and we tally the outcome.

±10

votes

CITY CARS

Perodua Myvi

Kia Picanto

Proton Iriz

Others in category

Perodua Bezza, Perodua Axia, Proton Saga

±616

votes

COMPACT HATCHBACKS

Honda Jazz

Toyota Yaris

Mazda2

Others in category

Volkswagen Polo, Peugeot 208, Kia Rio

±389

votes

COMPACT SEDANS

Honda City

Mazda2

Toyota Vios

Others in category

Volkswagen Vento, Proton Persona, Nissan Almera

±380

votes

FAMILY CARS

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Altis

Mazda3

Others in category

Volkswagen Golf, Hyundai iOniq, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Cerato, Peugeot 308, Proton Preve

±82

votes

PREMIUM FAMILY CARS

BMW 3 Series

Audi A5 Sportback

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Others in category

Lexus IS, Audi A4, Kia Stinger, Jaguar XE, MINI Clubman, Infiniti Q50, Subaru Levorg, Subaru Outback

±13

votes

EXECUTIVE SEDANS

Mazda6

Volkswagen Passat

Toyota Camry

Others in category

Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Peugeot 508, DS 5, Proton Perdana

±234

votes

PREMIUM EXECUTIVE CARS

BMW 5 Series

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Volvo S90

Others in category

Lexus ES, Lexus GS

±1,308

votes

EXECUTIVE GRAN TOURERS

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz CLS

Others in category

Jaguar XF, Maserati Ghibli

±514

votes

LIMOUSINES

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

BMW 7 Series

Porsche Panamera

Others in category

Lexus LS, Maserati Quattroporte, Jaguar XJ

±772

votes

LUXURY FLAGSHIPS

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Ghost

Aston Martin Rapide

Others in category

Bentley Flying Spur, Bentley Mulsanne

±303

votes

COMPACT MPVs

Honda BR-V

Perodua Alza

Toyota Sienta

Others in category

Toyota Avanza, Proton Ertiga

±370

votes

MID-SIZED MPVs

Nissan Serena

Citroen C4 Spacetourer

Toyota Innova

Others in category

Proton Exora

±67

votes

LARGE MPVs

Toyota Vellfire

Honda Odyssey

Toyota Alphard

Others in category

Kia Carnival, Hyundai Starex, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Weststar Maxus G10, Mercedes-Benz Vito

±132

votes

COMPACT SUVs

Mazda CX-3

Subaru XV

Honda HR-V

Others in category

Toyota C-HR, Perodua Aruz, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C3 Aircross, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Captur, Toyota Rush, Haval H2, Haval H1

±437

votes

PREMIUM COMPACT CROSSOVERS

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Range Rover Evoque

Others in category

Lexus NX, BMW X2, MINI Countryman, BMW X1, Audi Q2

±418

votes

MID-SIZED SUVs

Mazda CX-5

Honda CR-V

Proton X70

Others in category

Volkswagen Tiguan, Peugeot 3008, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Renault Koleos

±522

votes

PREMIUM MID-SIZED SUVs

Volvo XC60

Toyota Harrier

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Others in category

BMW X3, Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery Sport

±25

votes

PREMIUM SPORTS SUVs

Porsche Macan

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Range Rover Velar

Others in category

BMW X4, Jaguar F-Pace

±593

votes

FAMILY SUVs

Toyota Fortuner

Nissan X-Trail

Peugeot 5008

Others in category

Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X