Brian Joss – The SUV market continues to boom in South Africa. Great urban handling with room for the family plus enough off-road ability to cope with rough city streets or a hint of adventure – that’s the mix that appeals.
Gumtree’s Top Five pre-owned, mid-range SUVs come in under R475k. They’re all two-year-old models and they’re all finalists in their category for the 2019 Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards. Each of them offers an excellent balance of price and performance combined with great resale value.
2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T Executive AWD (CVT)
A great all-rounder – as practical as ever with class leading ground clearance, polished driving dynamics, tasteful interior quality, and a turbocharged petrol engine offering improved economy.
2017 Hyundai Tucson 1.6TGDi Elite DCT AWD
Family-friendly practicality combined with all-round good looks. The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine and 7-speed DCT transmission sends power to all four wheels and delivers good performance.
2017 Mazda CX5 2.2DE Active (A)
Well-equipped and attractive with the 2.2-litre Skyactiv Diesel Turbo powerplant providing an impressive combination of smooth performance and decent economy.
2017 Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 RB (A)
This old favourite offers great value considering the space, versatility, practicality and durability it provides. It ages well and retains resale value.
2017 VW Tiguan 2.0TDI Comfortline 4-Motion (DSG)
A great all-rounder that provides enough space and practicality to accommodate most families, while also offering first class comfort. The 2-litre turbo diesel delivers decent performance and fuel economy.
The winners of the Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards will be revealed on October 24.
You can win a car by voting for the People’s Choice Award. Go to: https://gumtree-preowned-awards.com/Voting for more info.
In the top five: Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 RB. Picture: Motorpress