Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa

New cars are becoming increasingly expensive here in South Africa, but the good news is there are still a few brands that offer a fair amount of choice and affordability.

We compiled a list of car brands that have at least five models in their line-up that cost less than R400,000.

Suzuki was the clear winner with ten cars on offer – including hatchbacks, crossovers, sedans, and an MPV.

Toyota came in second with seven vehicles, meaning all five of Toyota’s cheapest cars made it onto the list, as did the ever-popular Corolla Cross and Hilux models.

Finally, in third place, are Renault and Hyundai – each of whom has five cars on offer.

Both brands offer a range of hatchbacks and crossovers that you can buy for less than our listed cut-off price.

This includes small hatchbacks like the Kwid and Atos – both of which can be purchased for less than R200,000.

Another comparison is between the Duster and Creta, representing good entry-level options for those interested in the crossover vehicle category.

The cars

Below are four car brands in South Africa that have at least five different models for sale under R400,000.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and there are other brands that have fewer than five vehicle ranges that also fall within the price bracket.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Suzuki – 10 models

S-Presso – R156,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Celerio – R174,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Swift – R189,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Dzire – R189,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Ignis – R204,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Baleno – R227,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Ertiga – R247,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Ciaz – R251,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Vitara Brezza – R255,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Jimny – R326,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Toyota – 7 models

Agya – R192,300

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Starlet – R225,200

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Rumion – R258,000

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Urban Cruiser – R272,200

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Corolla Quest – R298,400

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Hilux – R313,300

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Corolla Cross – R360,400

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Hyundai – 5 models

Atos – R183,500

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Grand i10 – R204,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Venue – R266,500

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


i20 – R285,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Creta – R395,500

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Renault – 5 models

Kwid – R170,400

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Triber – R193,400

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Kiger – R204,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Clio – R309,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


Duster – R342,900

Brands with the most entry-level cars in South Africa


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