Top 5 Most Affordable and Fuel-Efficient Cars in South Africa

  • South African customers value affordability and fuel efficiency while considering buying a new car.
  • As a result, the market has a variety of options for them.
  • Here are the top 5 most affordable and fuel-efficient cars in South Africa.

Here is the list of the top 5 most affordable and fuel-efficient cars in South Africa. Affordability and mileage are at the top of the priority list for most car buyers in SA. In fact, it is the case with most markets in the world. That is why most mass-market carmakers focus on these two things the most. Let us take a look at these cars here.

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Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in South Africa

Suzuki S-Presso

First on this list is the Made-in-India Suzuki S-Presso micro SUV. Indian buyers also prioritize these two factors which is why this model is popular there as well. It comes powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 50 kW and 90 Nm of peak power and torque and is powerful enough for everyday usage and promises an impressive fuel economy of 4.9 l/100 km. The prices start at R156,900.

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Suzuki S-Presso South Africa
Suzuki S-Presso South Africa

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Mahindra KUV100

Then there is the Made-in-India Mahindra KUV100. It is a small SUV that boasts a rugged build quality and a sturdy body. It comes powered by a 1.2-litre engine that makes 61 kW and 115 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the front wheels. The prices for the KUV100 start at an attractive R167,999. The fuel economy is 5.9 l/100 km.

Mahindra KUV100 South Africa
Mahindra KUV100 South Africa

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Renault Kwid

Don’t be surprised to see yet another Made-in-India car on this list. The Renault Kwid is priced at an attractive R174,400. It offers a 5-year warranty and 1-year full coverage insurance making it a great option for all those looking for low maintenance costs and peace of mind. The Kwid comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is peppy enough for the urban environment with a total output of 50 kW and 91 Nm. The fuel economy is 4.7 l/100 km.

Renault Kwid South Africa
Renault Kwid South Africa

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Suzuki Celerio

The Suzuki Celerio hatchback is the next car, also Made-in-India on this list of the most affordable and fuel-efficient cars in South Africa. The price of this hatchback is a cool R174,990. It comes powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine making 49 kW and 89 Nm of peak power and torque paired with an automatic transmission. It has a fuel consumption of just 4.2 l/100 km.

Suzuki Celerio South Africa
Suzuki Celerio South Africa

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Hyundai Atos

The Hyundai Atos is the final hatchback on this list. It comes with a 1.1-litre 4-cylinder engine that makes a decent 50 kW and 99 Nm of peak power and torque. The fuel consumption of the Atos is a great 5.7 l/ 100 km. The prices for this compact hatchback start at a cool R183,500 in SA. Let us know which product on this list of the most fuel-efficient cars in South Africa would you opt for and why.

Hyundai Atos South Africa
Hyundai Atos South Africa

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