CAPE TOWN - The 2013 SA Car of Year finalists were chosen by a limited number of South African motoring writers who have narrowed the list down from hundreds to 12 models. Vehicles will be judged in the metal in February 2013 for their aesthetics, build quality, ergonomics, fuel consumption, safety, handling, performance and - most important - value for money.The winner will be announced in March 2013. RANGER EDGES AHEADCurrently our voting booth has garnered 12729 votes as readers vote for their Car of the Year.Ford's Ranger is in the lead with 3595 followed by the Kia Rio (2663) and BMW 3 Series (1495).Toyota's 86 is in fourth place with 1186 votes followed by the Hyundai i30 (994) and Range Rover Evoque (987) in fifth and sixth place respectively.In last place is Toyota's Yaris hybrid with 134 votes.Current Reader Car of the Year standings: 1 2012 Ford Ranger 3.2 XLT 4X4 Double Cab Diesel AT 3595 votes2 2012 Kia Rio 1.4 TEC Hatch MT 2663 votes3 2012 BMW 3 Series 320i Automatic 1495 votes4 2012 Toyota 86 High Spec 6MT 1186 votes5 2012 Hyundai i30 1.8 Executive 994 votes6 2012 Range Rover Evoque Si4 Dynamic 5-door 987 votes 7 2012 Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 405 votes8 2012 Porsche Boxster 456 votes9 2012 Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T Tekna (Leather) 373 votes11 2012 Opel Meriva 1.4T Cosmo 201 votes 10 2012 Lexus GS 350 EX 240 votes 12 2012 Toyota Yaris 1.5 HSD Xs 134 votesFinalists' image galleryTell your friends and local motoring clubs to back their brand by voting for their Coty favourite.Share your thoughts in our Readers' Comments below. Which vehicle should be crowned the 2013 Car of the Year? Email us and we'll publish your feelings on Wheels24.Check out our home page voting booth where you can vote for you favourite ride in our Readers' Car of the Year.