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Latest Cars That Will Save You Money On Fuel

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South African vehicle owners have been grappling with a spate of steep increases in fuel prices this year. In June, the price of 93 octane went up to R23,94/L in Gauteng – this despite the temporary fuel levy relief. And it doesn’t end there with prices set to further increase in July.

Filling a car with fuel

We’ve collated three lists of vehicles available on the South African market, from budget, midrange, to high-end prices. The lists include their claimed consumption (up to 5L/100km) and their starting prices.

Note:

  • Consumption figures are based on claimed manufacturer figures.
  • Actual consumption will depend on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, and so on.
  • Pricing is accurate as of May 2022. 

Top Fuel-Efficient Cars in SA Under R300k

Cars.co.za listed a diverse range of the most fuel-efficient cars with an asking price under R300,000.

MAKE & MODEL

CLAIMED CONSUMPTION

PRICES FROM:

Fiat 500 Dolcevita

3.8 L/100km

R223,900

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL Automatic

4.2 L/100 km

R174,900

Mahindra KUV100 Nxt 1.2 D75 K6+/K8

4.3 L/100 km

R240,999

Renault Kwid Automatic

4.4 L/100 km

R170,400

Toyota Agya 1.0 Manual

4.8 L/100km

R192,300

Suzuki DZire / Suzuki S-Presso / Suzuki Ignis / Suzuki Swift

4.9 L/100km

R156,900

Kia Picanto 1.0 Manual / 1.2 X-Line Manual

5.0 L/100km

R195,995

Mahindra XUV300 1.5TD W6

5.0 L/100km

R281,999

Renault Kiger 1.0 Turbo Intens / 1.0 Turbo Zen

5.0 L/100km

R259,900

Source:Cars.co.za

Fiat 500 Dolcevita | Source: Fiat.co.za

Fiat 500 Dolcevita | Source: Fiat.co.za

Top Fuel-Efficient Cars in SA Under R500k

Here, Cars.co.za listed a range of the most fuel-efficient cars which include hybrid vehicles, all with an asking price of under R500,000.

MAKE & MODEL

CLAIMED CONSUMPTION

PRICES FROM:

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS

3.5 L/100 km

R439,000

Honda Fit Hybrid

3.7 L/100 km

R498,600

Fiat 500 TwinAir Dolcevita

3.8 L/100 km

R286,900

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL auto

4.2 L/100 km

R209,900

Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid XS

4.3 L/100 km

R425,400

Renault Kwid Dynamique Auto

4.4 L/100 km

R190,400

VW Polo Vivo 1.0TSI GT

4.6 L/100 km

R317,400

Audi A1 Sportback 30TFSI

4.8 L/100 km

R456,900

Toyota Agya 1.0

4.8 L/100 km

R192,300

VW T-Cross 1.0TSI 70kW Comfortline

4.8 L/100 km

R368,900

Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GA

4.9 L/100 km

R189,900

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GLX auto

4.9 L/100 km

R253,900

Suzuki S-Presso 1.0 GL

4.9 L/100 km

R156,900

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GA

4.9 L/100 km

R189,900

Kia Picanto 1.0 Start

5.0 L/100 km

R195,995

Renault Kiger 1.0 Turbo Zen

5.0 L/100 km

R259,900

Nissan Micra 84kW turbo Acenta Plus

5.0 L/100 km

R379,900

Source:Cars.co.za

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS | Source: HalfwayToyota

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS | Source: HalfwayToyota

Most Fuel-Efficient Supercars in SA

Listed here are vehicles with a price range between R1.2 – R3.7M.

It’s notable that the most expensive car, the Range Rover P510e, is also the most fuel efficient. However, this is not a general rule of thumb as can be seen with the second most fuel-efficient car, the Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge, which also happens to be the least expensive in this list from TopAuto.

MAKE & MODEL

CLAIMED CONSUMPTION

PRICES FROM:

Range Rover P510e

1.6L/100km

R3,663,000

Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge

1.6L/100km

R1,218,900

Jaguar E-Pace P300e AWD R-Dynamic

2.0L/100km

R1,300,100

Range Rover Evoque P300e

2.0L/100km

R1,440,500

Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e

 2.1L/100km

R1,430,700

Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge

 2.1L/100km

R1,560,600

Jaguar F-Pace P400e

2.2L/100km

R1,658,400

Porsche Panamera 4 e-hybrid

2.2L/100km

R2,181,000

Range Rover Velar P400e

2.3L/100km

R1,887,000

BMW X5 xDrive45e

2.5L/100km

R1,581,000

BMW 7 Series 745Le xDrive

2.8L/100km

R2,142,000

Land Rover Defender 110P400e X

2.8L/100km

R1,707,600

Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid

3.4L/100km

R2,019,000

Source:TopAuto

Range Rover P510e | Source: Carmag.co.za

Range Rover P510e | Source: Carmag.co.za

Conclusion

Generally, the smaller the vehicle, the lighter they are on fuel because of their smaller engines. However, this principle applies only to internal combustion engines and not to EVs and hybrids. EVs are, of course, much more fuel-efficient, but come at a much higher price point.

Whatever budget you’re willing to spend on a new vehicle, the immediate and most practical way to save on fuel is to adopt an energy-efficient driving style. The next best way is to regularly maintain your vehicle with checks and services. Supa Quick offers motorists free safety checks across the country – and there’s a convenient Supa Quick service centre near you.

Also read:

Fuel-saving tips
Stress-free driving begins with a positive attitude

Disclaimer: This content is for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of the content.

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