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5 full-size SUVs you can buy for R500,000

It’s becoming more and more difficult to find an affordable, full-size SUV in South Africa as crossovers are starting to dominate the sub-R500,000 segment.

The past few years have seen new car manufacturers enter this end of the market, including the likes of Haval with its H6 and Chery with the Tiggo 8 Pro, which both offer substantial feature sets for their asking prices when compared to their direct competition.

However, longstanding value-for-money brands are still in the running, too, and buyers also have the choice between Subaru, Kia, and Mahindra with the Forester, Sportage, and XUV500 – though the latter is soon to be replaced by the more luxurious, and likely more expensive XUV700.

Depending on your needs, these vehicles may be more attractive than similarly-priced crossovers as they offer larger cabins, more packing space, and generally stronger engines, making them ideal for families, adventure seekers, as well as those who are just looking for the highest levels of practicality in their budget.

In current market conditions, the five SUVs detailed below are your best options for a sizeable new all-purpose vehicle under a half-million rand in South Africa.


Haval H6 2.0T Premium

  • PriceR466,900
  • Power – 150kW/320Nm
  • Fuel consumption –  7.4l/100km
  • Warranty – 5-year/100,000km warranty, a 5-year/60,000km service plan, and 5-year/100,000km AA roadside assistance.


Mahindra XUV500 2.2CRDe W10

  • PriceR475,999
  • Power – 103kW/330Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.4l/100km
  • Warranty – 5-year/100,000km warranty, a 5-year/110,000km service plan, and 5-year/100,000km AA roadside assistance.


Kia Sportage 1.6GDI Ignite

  • PriceR489,995
  • Power – 97kW/161Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.7l/100km
  • Warranty – 5-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, a 5-year/90,000km service plan, and 5-year/unlimited-kilometre roadside assistance.


Subaru Forester 2.0i – R496,000

  • PriceR496,000
  • Power – 115kW/196Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.6l/100km
  • Warranty – 5-year/150,000km warranty, a 3-year/75,000km service plan, and 5-year/150,000km roadside assistance.


Chery Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6TGDI 290T Distinctive – R496,900

  • PriceR496,900
  • Power – 145kW/290Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.0l/100km
  • Warranty –  5-year/150,000km general warranty, a 5-year/60,000km service plan, 5-year/unlimited-kilometre roadside assistance, and a 10-year/1,000,000km engine warranty.


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