What is a 7-seater Car?
Most seven-seaters are SUVs, and while many of these don’t offer quite the practical appeal of a true multi-purpose vehicle, they are smartly thought-out machines with a spacious and flexible interior to cater for growing families.
Affordable 7-Seater Cars In South Africa
Best Affordable 7-Seater Cars to buy in the south Africa:
Renault Triber 1.0 Expression (from R224 999)
One of the newer vehicles on this list is also the least expensive. The Renault Triber offers a lot of space and versatility for the money. It’s also a genuine 7-seater car, with even the rearmost seating row offering enough room for average-sized adults.
The base trim is bare, although a basic USB/Bluetooth-compatible audio system, front electric windows, ABS and two airbags are included as standard.
Volkswagen Caddy Kombi (from R433 400)
The 5th Generation Volkswagen Caddy has much more space and a whole new interior design. This is one of the best-looking Caddy yet. The entry-level Caddy has a short wheelbase, but the 7-seat selection is optional.
The entry-level 1.6 petrol engine churns out 81 kW and 152 Nm and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, returning a decent claimed fuel consumption of 7.3 L /100km.
Mitsubishi Xpander (from R355 995)
The often forgotten Xpander offers one of the most affordable 7-seat new vehicle packages in the local market and is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 77kW/141Nm and is available with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox.
The Xpander excels with its turning circle, akin to a smaller vehicle. Inside, the Xpander is rugged but doesn’t compromise on comfort, making it great for daily family commutes.
Suzuki Ertiga (from R273 900)
Now into its second (local) generation, the latest Suzuki Ertiga is a bit more powerful and even more versatile than the old model. It’s also rather more expensive than the cheapest three cars on this list, but that extra money gets you into a completely different world of extra class and refinement.
Like the Go+ and Triber, the Ertiga is based on a smaller, mass-market car (in this case, the Swift), but unlike Datsun (and like the Triber), Suzuki reworked it from top to bottom.
Toyota Rumion (from R301 400)
As the Ertiga’s mechanical twin, the Rumion offers an incredibly similar package to the Ertiga GL. However, the Suzuki is slightly cheaper. The Rumion comes with the same 1.5-litre 77kW/138Nm four-cylinder petrol engine as the Suzuki Ertiga.
Toyota has adjusted trim levels and specifications to suit its model range. With the current generation Rumion, some new aesthetic, safety, and convenience upgrades exist.
What is the most affordable MPV in South Africa?
Renault Triber: R226 999
Its new generation hi-tech 1,0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine generates 52 kW of power with 96 N.m of torque.
At some point, the Renault Triber was the country’s most affordable MPV, a compact seven-seater that can carry passengers in relative comfort.