Johannesburg - There’s an all-new Toyota Rav4 in town and it’s hoping to steal back some sales thunder from popular rivals like the Hyundai Tucson and Volkswagen Tiguan.
But how does it compare to its rivals in pricing terms?
As the illustration below shows, the new SUV is priced towards the upper end of the spectrum but in most cases, particularly at the top of the range, it is rather well appointed.
At the lower end it’s Ford’s Kuga that wins the affordability contest, with the cheapest auto model coming in below the R400 000 mark, while most rivals including the Rav4 hover around the R430 000 mark. The Mazda, at R410 500, appears to offer the best balance between price and features.
Raise your budget to the R500 000 mark and you get mid-to-high spec models, but in Subaru’s case you can acquire the flagship Forester at this price point and it is lavishly equipped, featuring the full entourage of Subaru EyeSight driver assistance gadgets. Yet while the Subaru is the best appointed for the money, it is let down by an underpowered drivetrain and less than amicable CVT gearbox.