These are the 10 cheapest SUVs for sale in South Africa right now

While it has become next to impossible to buy a new car in South Africa for less than R100,000, prices for the popular suburban utility vehicle have also climbed steadily, leaving the lower-end of the market open to new, cheaper entrants.

According to the latest statistics released by Naamsa, more established names like the Land Rover Discovery, Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and Toyota Prado continue to dominate the luxury SUV segment.

However in the lower-end segment, names such as “Mahindra”, “Chery” and “JMC” are beginning to gain traction, while also filling an affordability gap in the market.

BusinessTech looked at the cheapest utility vehicles for sale in South Africa right now.


The cheapest variants of specific car models have been selected so as to cut back on repetition. All prices were sourced from Duoporta.

In compiling the list we followed Duoporta’s classification of an SUV as well as Mirriam Webster’s definition which is “a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis”. 

Rank Vehicle Priced from
1 Mahindra Thar 2.5CRDe R219 995
2 Mahindra TUV300 1.5CRDe T8 R229 995
3 Chery Tiggo 1.6 TXE R239 995
4 Haval H2 1.5T City R244 900
5 Mahindra XUV500 2.2CRDe W4 R279 995
6 JMC Landwind 5 2.0T Lux R289 880
7 Mahindra Scorpio 2.2CRDe S10 R291 995
8 Renault Kadjar 96kW TCe Blaze R299 900
9 Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Visia R331 900
10 Kia Sportage 2.0 Ignite R365 995

Mahindra Thar 2.5CRDe – Priced from R219,995

Mahindra TUV300 1.5CRDe T8 – Priced from R229,995

Chery Tiggo 1.6 TXE – Priced from R239,995

 Haval H2 1.5T City – Priced from R244,900

Mahindra XUV500 2.2CRDe W4 – Priced from R279,995

JMC Landwind 5 2.0T Lux – Priced from  R289,880

Mahindra Scorpio 2.2CRDe S10 – Priced from R291,995

Renault Kadjar 96kW TCe Blaze – Priced from R299,900

Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Visia – Priced from R331,900

Kia Sportage 2.0 Ignite – Priced from R369,995


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