Top 10 SUVs in South Africa: A buying guide

Posted on Jan 8, 2021 by Staff Writer

Rateweb | South Africa


Thinking about buying an SUV? Rateweb‘s top ten SUVs in South Africa is a great place to begin your research. Buying a car is a whole lot more complex than just scrolling through a list. Which one is best for your budget? Does it fit your style?

For those reasons, we put together a buying guide, showing you the top ten SUVs in South Africa and we will then break it down by cost categories. These will include base price, fuel efficiency, and car insurance. Our goal at Rateweb is to assist you to make better choices, we hope this article helps you do just that.

Top 10 Best Selling SUVs for 2021

RankingSUVPrice ZAR
1Toyota Fortuner525,700.00
2Ford EcoSport292,600.00
3VW T-Cross363,800.00
4VW Tiguan472,300.00
5Kia Seltos377,200.00
6Toyota RAV 4454,900.00
7Hyundai Creta385.500.00
8Hyundai Tucson465.500.00
9Renault Duster292.200.00
10Honda CRV420.000.00
Ford EcoSport

That is just the list of the best selling SUVs. There is obviously an issue of price barrier for some. Do not fret if the best selling ones are not within your range. We are now going to look at the cheapest SUVs.

Top 10 Cheapest SUVs in South Africa for 2021

RankingSUVPricing in ZAR
1Mahindra KUV100178,300.00
2Haval 1199,700.00
3BAIC X25238,900.00
4Mahindra Thar241,400.00
5Mahindra TUV300259,300.00
6Renault Captur263,500.00
7JMC Landwind267,200.00
8GWM H5267,800.00
9Honda BR-V283,700.00
10Renault Duster292,200.00
Renault Duster

Outside the top ten, that also make the list of the cheapest SUVs in South Africa are the Haval H2, Ford EcoSport, Haval H6, Suzuki Jimmy, Fiat Panda, Opel Crossland X and Suzuki Vitara. However, if you’re only looking at the cheapest SUV in South Africa, then the Mahindra KUV100, Haval 1, and the BAIC X25 should be high on your list.

Top 10 Most Fuel efficient SUV in South Africa

RankingModelFuel Consumption
1Honda CRV LX-2WD7.8 L/100 km
2Toyota RAV4 LE FWD7.9-8.3 L/100 km
3Hyundai Kona Essential7.9-8.5 L/100 km
4Nissan Rogue S8.2 L/100 km
5Mazda CX-5 GX8.6-9.2 L/100 km
6Hyundai Tucson Essential9.1 L/100 km
7Volkswagen Tiguan Trendline9.5-9.8 L/100 km
8Ford Escape S10.2 L/100 km
9Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo11 L/100 km
10Jeep Wrangler Sport12 L/100 km
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo


These are the top ten best SUVs in South Africa in terms of the different categories we listed above, which include the best selling, cheapest and fuel efficiency. If you looking to get yourself a good SUV vehicle this year, this article will surely help you get an idea of where to start looking.


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