• We highlight a few pre-owned SUVs under R150 000 listed on the Autotrader dealer classifieds.
• SUVs are one of the most popular body type vehicles in SA.
• Mileage is set under 100 000km.
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SUVs have never been more in demand as it is now with automakers continuing to mil the rewards reaped in a saturated market, but it's what South Africans love most - next to bakkies of course.
Whether compact or premium, there seems to be an option for everyone but with monthly budgets getting tighter, forking out the goods for a new vehicle is often not feasible.
Besides the obvious benefit of having more space, most offerings are incredibly frugal and boast decent ground clearance for the odd trips across elevated surfaces.
In the budget
Using the Autotrader finance calculator, a vehicle with a purchase price of R150 000, no deposit and taken over 60 months will result in a monthly repayment of approximately R2 970.
Buyers tend to already have an idea of which make and model they want. Ford, Hyundai, Suzuki, and Renault all have low mileage, and good value-for-money offerings listed on the Autotrader dealer classified - though only five could be chosen across South Africa.
Wheels24's Charlen Raymond says: "It's a tough old world for hatchbacks and sedans. Not because of reasons requiring rocket science to be explained, but because of something, or some things, a lot more apparent: crossovers and SUVs."
For those with growing families and not wanting to break the budget on a brand-new set of wheels, these pre-owned SUV options under R150 000 are worth a look.