5 Car Alternatives to the Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Car Alternatives to the Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Car Alternatives to the Toyota Corolla Quest

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So, you’re considering the Toyota Corolla Quest, a reliable and popular choice here in South Africa, starting at R414,800 for the 2024 model year. Good for you! But before you sign on the dotted line, have you explored some of the other excellent options available in 2024?

The Quest is great, no doubt, but the competition is fierce, and you might find a car that suits your needs and budget even better. Let’s take a closer look at five strong contenders that offer compelling alternatives to the Quest, each with its own unique strengths and a few trade-offs to consider.

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1. Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GL

  • What sets it apart: The Ciaz is the undisputed champ when it comes to fuel efficiency. You’ll be amazed at how far you can stretch a tank of petrol in this car. Plus, the rear legroom is surprisingly generous for a car in this class.
  • Key Features: Keyless entry and start, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), rearview camera, automatic climate control, push-button start.
  • Suzuki Ciaz to Corolla Quest: The Ciaz will save you a significant amount compared to the Quest (around R135,900.00  or 33% less), and your passengers will appreciate the extra legroom. However, the interior materials might not feel as upscale
  • Price (est): R 278,900

Read Full Review: Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GL – Review – Pros And Cons

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2. Honda Ballade 1.5 Comfort

  • What sets it apart: If safety and a comfortable ride are your top priorities, the Ballade is a fantastic option. It comes with Honda’s reputation for reliability and, on higher trims, the Honda Sensing safety suite, which is packed with advanced features to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.
  • Key Features: Modern touchscreen infotainment (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), Honda Sensing safety suite (adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, etc. on higher trims), comfortable seating, ample trunk space.
  • Honda Ballade to Corolla Quest: The Ballade might cost slightly less than the Quest (around R24,300.00 or 6% less), and the added safety features and smooth ride could be worth considering.
  • Price (est): R 390,500

Read Full Review: Honda Ballade 1.5 Comfort – Review – Pros And Cons

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3. Hyundai Accent 1.6 Fluid

  • What sets it apart: The Accent is a stylish contender with a well-equipped interior and Hyundai’s impressive warranty package (5 years/150,000 km). It also boasts a modern and tech-savvy interior.
  • Key Features: 8-inch touchscreen infotainment (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), wireless charging, LED daytime running lights, available sunroof, rearview camera, automatic climate control.
  • Hyundai Accent compared to Corolla Quest: The Accent is notably cheaper than the Quest (around R74,900 or 18% less), offering a more contemporary look and more features for your money.
  • Price (est): R 339,900

Read Full Review: Hyundai Accent 1.6 Fluid – Review – Pros And Cons

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4. Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4 Trendline

  • What sets it apart: A popular and affordable choice, the Polo Vivo offers solid build quality and a range of efficient engines.
  • Key Features: Reputation for reliability, good resale value, various trim levels to suit different needs and budgets.
  • Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4 Trendline compared to Corolla Quest: The Polo Vivo is notably cheaper than the Quest (around R130,500.00 or 31.5% less ) and offers agile handling. However, it may lack some of the Quest’s modern features and interior space.
  • Price (est):R284,300

Read Full Review: Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4 Trendline

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5. Mazda2 Sedan 1.5 Dynamic

  • What sets it apart: The Mazda2 Sedan offers a spirited driving experience with sharp handling and a premium-feeling interior, thanks to Mazda’s focus on quality materials and design.
  • Key Features: Mazda’s Kodo design language, agile handling, high-quality interior materials, available advanced safety features (adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning), premium Bose audio system (on higher trims).
  • Mazda2 Sedan compared to Corolla Quest: The Mazda2 Sedan offers a more engaging driving experience and a luxurious cabin. However, it’s only slightly cheaper than the Quest (R54,900.00 or about  13.24% less) and might not be as spacious.
  • Price (est): R 359,900

Read Full Review:  Mazda2 Sedan 1.5 Dynamic

The Choice is Yours

Choosing the best alternative to the Corolla Quest ultimately comes down to your individual needs and preferences. Consider your budget, priorities, and desired features, and don’t hesitate to test drive each option to get a feel for what suits you best.

Disclaimer: We’ve done our best to gather accurate pricing information for the entry-level models as of May 2024, but car prices can fluctuate. Be sure to double-check with your local dealership for the most up-to-date figures.

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