Honda Insight

WOW factor: It is cheap – for a hybrid.

Price: R259 900

So, you love the CR-Z… but it’s expensive and too small? Enter the Honda Insight. Like the CR-Z, it’s a hybrid. But this five-door family hatchback is also spacious and practical (for instance, it offers a whopping 400 litres of loading space). For instance, it can easily seat five adults. Like the CR-Z, it is safe and well equipped. Alas, it’s not quite as pretty as the CR-Z though, and it doesn’t attract nearly as much attention out on the road. Its CO2 emissions rating – at a mere 108 g/km – is very impressive.