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The 5 cheapest full-size SUVs you can buy

The SUV market in South Africa is well-stocked, with prices spanning from just over R200,000 to upwards of R15 million.

To find out how little have to pay to get yourself into a new, full-size SUV, we turned to TopAuto Car Prices – the one-stop destination for all the new car prices and specs in the country.

The results are listed below.


Kia Sportage 1.6GDI Ignite

The Kia Sportage received an extensive update in early 2020, which targeted looks, features, and price.

This model is the entry-level variant, which sports all-round electric windows, cruise control, LED headlights with daytime running lights, manual air-conditioning, and an 8-inch infotainment display that supports Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety systems comprise ABS, airbags, hill start assist, downhill brake assist, and rear parking sensors – which guarantees a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

Driving the Sportage is a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 97kW and 161Nm, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

This brings combined fuel usage to 7.7l/100km, with a top speed of 170km/h.

The Kia Sportage 1.6GDI Ignite has a South African starting price of R452,995 – which includes a 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, a 5-year/90,000km service plan, and 5-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.


Jeep Compass 1.4T Longitude

In South Africa, Jeep offer the fourth-cheapest full-size SUV.

It offers a 7-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, all-round electric windows, ambient lighting, and a multifunction steering wheel.

It’s also fitted with rear parking sensors, emergency braking, cruise control, and front and passenger airbags, giving the Compass a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

Under the hood is a 1.4-litre, turbo-petrol motor that generates 125kW and 250Nm. Power is handled by a 6-speed manual transmission, and drive is sent to the front wheels only.

Combined fuel consumption is rated at 7.4l/100km, while 0-100km/h acceleration comes in at 9.5 seconds.

The Jeep Compass 1.4T Longitude has a South African price of R399,900 – which includes a 3-year/100,000km warranty and service plan.


Mahindra XUV500 2.2CRDe W4

Mahindra builds a few of the country’s cheapest SUVs, with the XUV500 being the cheapest full-size model.

This entry-level trim comes with a 6-inch monochrome infotainment display that is Bluetooth capable, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, automatic temperature control, cruise control, and electric windows.

It also offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold and descent control, and an electronic stability program with rollover mitigation which assures the XUV500 a 4-star ANCAP safety rating from “2012 onwards”.

The 2.2-litre, turbo-diesel motor provides 103kW and 330Nm of torque, and drives the SUV through the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

Combined fuel consumption then comes in at 6.5l/100km.

The Mahindra XUV500 2.2CRDe W4 has a South African price of R326,999 – which includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty and a 5-year/100,000km service plan.


Haval H6 1.5T Luxury

The Haval H6 is China’s top-selling SUV, according to the company.

This H6 comes standard with a Bluetooth-capable audio system, synthetic leather seats, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, and all-round electric windows.

In terms of safety, it achieves a 5-star Chinese NCAP safety rating and offers front, side, and curtain airbags; a reverse camera with parking sensors; ABS with brake assist; an engine immobiliser and alarm; and automatic door locking with collision-sensing unlocking.

At the front lies a 1.5-litre, turbo-petrol motor that delivers 105kW and 202Nm of torque – mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that drives the front wheels.

This will let the H6 reach a top speed of 180km/h, while using petrol at a rate of 8.5l/100km.

The Haval H6 1.5T Luxury has a South African price of R304,900 – which includes a 5-year/100,000km warranty, a 3-year/45,000km service plan, and 5-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.


JMC Landwind 5 2.0T Lux

The cheapest full-size SUV in South Africa comes from the Chinese brand JMC, in the form of the Landwind 5.

It boasts a radio system, electric windows with an automatic windows closer, front and rear reading lights, power outlets, and a demister.

This is in addition to park distance control, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and an anti-theft immobiliser.

There are no official crash test results for this vehicle, but a 2016 review from News24 stated that it achieved a 2-star Euro NCAP rating.

At the front lies a 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol motor that produces 140kW and 250Nm, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

This motor drives the front wheels only, and achieves a combined fuel consumption of 8.5l/100km, along with a top speed of 185km/h.

The JMC Landwind 5 2.0T Lux has a South African price of R199,995 – which includes a 3-year/100,000km warranty, a 5-year/100,00km service plan, and 24-hour roadside assistance.


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