by Mutimba Musonda in Zambia
Africa is known to have a terrain that is very unique in terms of its versatile weather patterns and climatic changes. With these kinds of weather patterns the demand for SUVs, with their rugged off-road and on-road capabilities, continues to increase as their popularity grows. Here, we take a closer look at 3 of the most popular used Toyota SUVs that Africans love to import from Japan.
Breakdown of Africa’s Favorite Used Toyotas
Here are the fuel economy, key features, and used BE FORWARD pricing for the Toyota Land Cruiser, RAV4, and Harrier, all summed up into one neat little package.
|Model||Fuel Consumption||Key Features||Avg. BF Price|
|5.5 - 7.7 km/l||Power steering|
|Toyota RAV4||10.6 - 14.9 km/l||Keyless entry|
Auto-off halogen headlights
|Toyota Harrier||9.1 - 11 km/l||Leather seats|
Vehicle skid control
Rear view camera
Toyota Land Cruiser
All the components of the Toyota Land Cruiser are made to withstand the most rigorous terrains of the world and I must say that with a humble budget, it is easy to get a hold of one on sites such as BE FORWARD. This legendary SUV has a frame and body structure that is fully built to withstand any terrain in the world, while a strong and wide underbody offers a great amount of protection. Apart from that, the frame also contributes to improved handling and comfort ride, working hand in hand with the suspension.
This SUV has a very spacious interior with enough sitting capacity for up to 8 people. Other accessories that can be found are power steering, power windows, A/C, airbag, and more. However, available features and accessories can differ across various models. This model mainly comes in four-wheel drive but don’t be surprised to see a 4×2 model. In terms of its performance on and off the road I can mention here that it’s one of the best, as its superior performance and raw power in wet and sandy areas are unmatched.
Another popular SUV that is worth mentioning here is the Toyota RAV4. This compact medium-sized SUV is known for its fuel efficiency and easily accommodates small to medium families. The popularity of this model is primarily due to its low maintenance costs, low fuel consumption, and overall versatility. The interior of the model is roomy and comfortable, with Toyota having created enough legroom to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers. Other features include power steering, power windows, A/C, ABS function, airbags, and more.
Exterior features of the RAV4 include a surprisingly stylish and modern design, which was also built in order to reduce air friction when driving, as well as the convenience of a higher ground clearance. Although the RAV4 has undergone a number of aesthetic changes in recent years, it still offers the unique touch of being a car that’s meant to be enjoyed and accommodating.
The next SUV on the list is the Toyota Harrier. This SUV comes with an engine capacity of 2,990cc, and an automatic transmission. The standard features of a Harrier include a luxurious leather interior, alloy wheels, power steering, power windows, A/C, ABS, airbags, and power seats. The interior leather of a Harrier is nicely designed to blend with the rest of other non-leather material.
Like most other SUVs on the market, the Harrier comes in four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive, with a sitting capacity of 5. Other features that might be included are an added sunroof, rear spoiler, jack, spare tire, wheel spanner, and grill guard. This luxury SUV also performs great both on and off road, as its ideal for most kinds of African terrain.
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