South Africa’s best luxury SUVs to own and repair – BMW vs Mercedes vs Audi

The inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide, published by the Automobile Association (AA), reveals parts pricing for over eleven categories of vehicles in South Africa, including sport utility vehicles or SUVs.

It also covers parts pricing for service parts, maintenance parts, and body repair parts.

“After careful consideration of the parts needed across these three sub-categories, we identified several common parts which consumers may need to consider over the lifetime of their vehicles.

“Based on this, we collected pricing from dealerships in Gauteng to ensure fairness in the comparisons across each of the different categories of vehicles we selected. In terms of the vehicles themselves, we looked at popular and, where possible, similarly priced models in each category,” said the AA.

The guide includes 63 vehicle types, including a range of SUVs that grow in popularity as a segment. The AA has broken down the SUV category into three segments: family SUV, Executive SUV, and Luxury SUV.

For luxury SUVs, it included German brands Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW, while also including Lexus, Land Rover, and Range Rover. All vehicles range between R1.35 million and R1.5 million.

For service parts, the Lexus came out tops, at just over R10,500, with the BMW second at around R12,750, while the Mercedes was recorded to be the most expensive, double the price of the Audi, at around R21,500.

For maintenance parts, the Lexus again trumped the BMW, while the Mercedes again was by some margin the most expensive vehicle in this category. And for all parts, the Land Rover beat out the Range Rover and Lexus, while the Mercedes was the most costly.


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South Africa’s best luxury SUVs to own and repair – BMW vs Mercedes vs Audi