On your last R100 and worried about the fuel price? Here's how far SA's most popular fuel-sipping cars will take you
South African motorists faced record-high petrol price increases in 2018 - in October, the overall retail price of 95 ULP for motorists in Gauteng is R17.08 per litre and R16.49/l along the coast.
Earlier in October, Wheels24 published a list of the most fuel-efficient best-selling cars in South Africa. Now we examine how far SA's frugal top-sellers will transport you on a single tank of petrol - as well as how far each is capable of travelling with R100 (5.85l in Gauteng and 6.06l along the coast) worth of fuel.
Making your money work
We've used the Renault Kwid, VW Polo, Suzuki Swift, Datsun GO and the Ford Figo (all best sellers) with claimed fuel consumption between 4.4-litres/100km and 5.6-litres/100km.
Renault's compact Kwid will take you as far as 134km on R100 worth of petrol and it will cost about R476 to fill-up in Gauteng, giving drivers a range of 636km from its 28l tank.
Fuel tank sizes:
Renault Kwid - 28l
Volkswagen Polo - 45l
Suzuki Swift - 37
Datsun GO - 35l
Ford Figo - 45l