×

We've got news for you.

Register on DispatchLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Petrol price biting? These are SA’s 10 most fuel-efficient SUVs

A list of the most fuel-friendly crossovers and SUVs under R500,000

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid.
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid.
Image: Supplied

SA’s fuel prices were hiked to record levels in June, with the inland price of 95 unleaded petrol rising to R24.17/l while 50ppm diesel is up to R23.22/l.

It now costs about R300 more to fill up a small car than it did a year ago, a situation which may drive some cash-strapped consumers to consider trading in their cars on more economical options.

With SUVs and crossovers the fastest growing segment in SA, accounting for 48% of new-vehicle sales, we’ve rustled up a list of the 10 most fuel-efficient examples you can buy.

Many of SA’s most frugal SUVs are premium petrol-electric hybrids that cost well over R1m, but they aren’t affordable to most, so we have listed only vehicles that retail for less than R500,000.

Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid XS

Price: R425,400

Power plant: 1.8l petrol-electric

Power and torque: 90kW/142Nm

Fuel consumption: 4.3l/100km

Ford Ecosport diesel.
Ford Ecosport diesel.
Image: Supplied

 

Ford EcoSport 1.5 TDCi Ambiente

Price: R322,500

Power plant: 1.5l diesel turbo

Power and torque: 74kW/205Nm

Fuel consumption: 4.6l/100km

Renault Duster diesel.
Renault Duster diesel.
Image: Supplied

Renault Duster 1.5dCi Zen auto

Price: R381,900

Power plant: 1.5l diesel turbo

Power and torque: 66kW/210Nm

Fuel consumption: 4.8l/100km

VW T-Cross 75kW petrol.
VW T-Cross 75kW petrol.
Image: Supplied

VW T-Cross 1.0TSi 70kW Comfortline

Price: R368,900

Power plant: 1.0l petrol turbo

Power and torque: 70kW/175Nm

Fuel consumption: 4.8l/100km

Kia Seltos diesel.
Kia Seltos diesel.
Image: Supplied

Kia Seltos 1.5 CRDi EX

Price: R438,995

Power plant: 1.5l turbo diesel

Power and torque: 96kW/250Nm

Fuel consumption: 5.1l/100km

Suzuki Ignis petrol.
Suzuki Ignis petrol.
Image: Supplied

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GL

Price: R204,900

Powerplant: 1.2l petrol

Power and torque: 61kW/113Nm

Fuel consumption: 5.1l/100km

VW T-Cross 85kW petrol.
VW T-Cross 85kW petrol.
Image: Supplied

VW T-Cross 85kW Comfortline

Price: R411,400

Power plant: 1.0l petrol turbo

Power and torque: 85kW/200Nm

Fuel consumption: 5.3l100km

Renault Kiger petrol.
Renault Kiger petrol.
Image: Supplied

Renault Kiger 1.0 Life

Price: R204,900

Powerplant: 1.0l petrol

Power and torque: 52kW/96Nm

Fuel consumption: 5.3l/100km

VW Taigo petrol.
VW Taigo petrol.
Image: Supplied

VW Taigo 1.0 TSi

Price: R429,900

Power plant: 1.0l petrol turbo

Power and torque: 85kW/200Nm

Fuel consumption: 5.4l/100km

Ford EcoSport petrol.
Ford EcoSport petrol.
Image: Supplied

Ford EcoSport 1.0T Trend

Price: R358,700

Power plant: 1.0l petrol turbo

Power and torque: 92kW/170Nm

Fuel consumption: 5.4l/100km

TimesLIVE

Support independent journalism by subscribing to the Sunday Times. Just R20 for the first month.


subscribe

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.