What Is The Best Value For Money SUV In South Africa

What is an SUV?

A sport utility vehicle is a car classification that combines elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive.

There is no commonly agreed-upon definition of an SUV and usage of the term varies between countries.

What Is The Best Value For Money SUV In South Africa?

1. Renault Kiger – From R224 999.

The new Renault Kiger is the cheapest compact SUV you can buy right now and is offered 2 engine choices including a naturally-aspirated 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine with 52 kW and 96 Nm as well as a more powerful turbocharged 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine with 74 kW and 160 Nm.

2. Nissan Magnite – From R227 900

Nissan’s Magnite small SUV is offered with either a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre petrol engine with 53 kW and 96 Nm of torque (in Visia, Acenta, and Acenta Plus trim) or a more powerful 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine delivering 74 kW and 152 Nm of torque (in Acenta, Acenta Red Edition and Acenta Plus trim). Buyers have the choice between a 5-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

3. Citroen C3 – From R229 900

Citroen has introduced the new C3 to market to woo local buyers and the newcomer comes fitted with a naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine with 61 kW and 115 Nm of torque and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

4. Mahindra XUV300 – From R259 999 

Mahindra launched the new XUV300 compact SUV segment back in 2019 and the Indian firm recently gave the model a specification update.

The XUV300 is offered with either an 86 kW / 300 Nm 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine or an 81 kW /200 Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine.

A 6-speed manual is the only transmission on offer and the XUV300 is offered in either W4, W6, or W8 trim and can also be had in Special Edition (SE) guise.

What is the most economical SUV in South Africa?

Top cheapest SUVs to maintain in South Africa 2023: Affordable

  • GWM H5 cars.
  • Honda CR-V vehicles.
  • Mazda CX-3 machines.
  • Suzuki Ignis automobiles
  • Hyundai Venue cars.
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser cars
  • Kia Sonet vehicles.

What SUVs are available in South Africa?

Hyundai - South Africa


  • Creta. From R 446 900.
  • KONA. From R 509 900.
  • Santa Fe. From R 892 900.
  • Tucson. From R 572 900.
  • Venue. From R 314 900.
  • PALISADE. From R 1 121 900.
  • Grand CRETA. From R 497 900.

Which car is the most fuel-efficient in South Africa?

Fiat 500

Overall, the most fuel-efficient petrol-powered car on the South African market is the Fiat 500, which only sips about 4.0ℓ/100km on average.

That means it can go 25 kilometres on one litre of petrol. Below are 12 of the most fuel-efficient petrol-powered cars you can buy in South Africa as of May 2023.

How much is a Hyundai 7-seater SUV in South Africa?

Price The South African pricing for the Hyundai Palisade is as follows:

Hyundai Palisade 2.2D 4WD Elite 7-seater – R999,900 Hyundai Palisade 2.2D 4WD Elite 8-seater – R999,900 Each purchase includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty with an additional 2-year/50,000km powertrain warranty, a 7-year/105,000km service plan.