Most fuel-efficient cars in South Africa

May 27, 2022
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With petrol prices expected to skyrocket once the current tax holiday comes to an end in June, fuel-efficient cars may be more important than ever.

Petrol broke the R20-per-litre mark last year and has since only kept on rising, with current inland prices sitting at R21.84 a litre for petrol 95.

There are several ways to reduce your fuel consumption, from more efficient driving practices to fuel-saving car features like a stop-start system.

However, buying a fuel-efficient car might be one of the single best ways to reduce your consumption, making those costly trips to the pump less frequent.

We looked through all the vehicles available in South Africa to find the most fuel-efficient cars currently on the market.

The Cars

The benchmark for this list was a combined consumption of 5.0l/100km or better.

This was enough to provide a wide range of models, including small, affordable city hatchbacks like the Suzuki Celerio, up to multi-million supercars like the Porsche Panamera 4 e-hybrid.

Unsurprisingly there’s no shortage of hybrid models that make the cut, with over 20 vehicles averaging incredible consumption figures, with one such example – the Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge – doing an astonishing 1.6l/100km.

Detailed below are the most fuel-efficient cars in South Africa, according to their consumption figures.

Range Rover P510e

  • Consumption – 1.6l/100km
  • Engine – 3.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 375kW/700Nm
  • Starting price – R3,663,000

Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge

  • Consumption – 1.6l/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l supercharged turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 340kW/709Nm
  • Starting price – R1,218,900

Jaguar E-Pace P300e AWD R-Dynamic

  • Consumption – 2.0l/100km
  • Engine – 1.5l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 227kW/540Nm
  • Starting price – R1,300,100

Range Rover Evoque P300e

  • Consumption – 2.0l/100km
  • Engine – 1.5l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 227kW/540Nm
  • Starting price – R1,440,500

Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e

  • Consumption – 2.1l/100km
  • Engine – 1.5l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 227kW/540Nm
  • Starting price – R1,430,700

Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge

  • Consumption – 2.1l/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l supercharged turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 340kW/709Nm
  • Starting price – R1,560,600

Jaguar F-Pace P400e

  • Consumption – 2.2l/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 297kW/640Nm
  • Starting price – R1,658,400

Porsche Panamera 4 e-hybrid

  • Consumption – 2.2l/100km
  • Engine – 2.9l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 340kW/700Nm
  • Starting price – R2,181,000

Range Rover Velar P400e

  • Consumption – 2.3l/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 297kW/640Nm
  • Starting price – R1,887,000

BMW X5 xDrive45e

  • Consumption – 2.5l/100km
  • Engine – 3.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 290kW/600Nm
  • Starting price – R1,581,000

BMW 7 Series 745Le xDrive

  • Consumption – 2.8l/100km
  • Engine – 3.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 290kW/600Nm
  • Starting price – R2,142,000

Land Rover Defender 110P400e X

  • Consumption – 2.8l/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 297kW/640Nm
  • Starting price – R1,707,600

Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid

  • Consumption – 3.4l/100km
  • Engine – 3.0l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 340kW/700Nm
  • Starting price – R2,019,000

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS

  • Consumption – 3.5/100km
  • Engine – 1.8l hybrid
  • Power – 90kW/142+e NM
  • Starting price – R439,000

Honda Fit Hybrid

  • Consumption – 3.7l/100km
  • Engine – 1.5l hybrid
  • Power – 80kW/253Nm
  • Starting price – R498,600

Toyota Prius

  • Consumption – 3.7/100km
  • Engine – 1.8l hybrid
  • Power – 90kW/142+e NM
  • Starting price – R604,100

Fiat 500

  • Consumption – 4.0/100km
  • Engine – 0.9l turbo petrol
  • Power – 63kW/145Nm
  • Starting price – R223,900

Mahindra KUV100

  • Consumption – 4.3/100km
  • Engine – 1.2l turbo diesel
  • Power – 57kW/190Nm
  • Starting price – R240,999

Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid

  • Consumption – 4.3/100km
  • Engine – 1.8l hybrid
  • Power – 90kW/142+e Nm
  • Starting price – R425,400

Jaguar XF

  • Consumption – 4.4/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l turbo diesel
  • Power –150kW/430Nm
  • Starting price –R1,158,584

Mercedes-Benz CLA220d

  • Consumption – 4.4/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l turbo diesel
  • Power – 140kW/400Nm
  • Starting price – R831,099

Suzuki Celerio

  • Consumption – 4.4/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l petrol
  • Power –49kW/89Nm
  • Starting price – R174,900

Lexus UX

  • Consumption – 4.5/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l hybrid
  • Power – 135kW/180Nm
  • Starting price – R775,200

Ford EcoSport 1.5TDCi Ambiente

  • Consumption – 4.6/100km
  • Engine – 1.5l turbo diesel
  • Power – 74kW/205Nm
  • Starting price – R332,500

Lexus ES 300h

  • Consumption – 4.6l/100km
  • Engine – 2.5l turbo-hybrid
  • Power – 160kW/221Nm
  • Starting price – R797,600

VW Polo Vivo 1.0TSI GT

  • Consumption – 4.6/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l turbo petrol
  • Power – 81kW/200Nm
  • Starting price – R317,400

Mercedes-Benz C220d

  • Consumption – 4.7/100km
  • Engine – 2.0l turbo diesel
  • Power – 147kW/440Nm
  • Starting price – R966,599

Renault Kwid

  • Consumption – 4.7/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l petrol
  • Power – 50kW/91Nm
  • Starting price – R170,400

Audi A1

  • Consumption – 4.8/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l turbo petrol
  • Power – 85kW/200Nm
  • Starting price – R456,900

Renault Duster Auto

  • Consumption – 4.8/100km
  • Engine – 1.5l turbo diesel
  • Power – 80kW/250Nm
  • Starting price – R381,900

Toyota Agya

  • Consumption – 4.8/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l petrol
  • Power – 49kW/89Nm
  • Starting price – R192,300

Toyota Rav4 2.5 Hybrid

  • Consumption – 4.8/100km
  • Engine – 2.5l hybrid
  • Power – 163kW/221+e NM
  • Starting price – R663,400

VW T-Cross 1.0TSI

  • Consumption – 4.8/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l turbo petrol
  • Power – 70kW/175Nm
  • Starting price – R368,900

Suzuki Dzire

  • Consumption – 4.9/100km
  • Engine – 1.2l petrol
  • Power – 61kW/113Nm
  • Starting price – R189,900

Suzuki Ignis Auto

  • Consumption – 4.9/100km
  • Engine – 1.2l petrol
  • Power – 61kW/113Nm
  • Starting price – R253,900

Suzuki S-Presso

  • Consumption – 4.9/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l petrol
  • Power – 50kW/90Nm
  • Starting price – R156,900

Suzuki Swift

  • Consumption – 4.9/100km
  • Engine – 1.2l petrol
  • Power – 61kW/113Nm
  • Starting price – R189,900

Nissan Micra

  • Consumption – 5.0/100km
  • Engine – 1.0l turbo petrol
  • Power – 84kW/180Nm
  • Starting price – R313,900

Source: Michael Taylor (Top Auto)

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