Nowadays, used cars offer excellent performance, impressive reliability, good fuel efficiency, and space without costing a lot of money. Though used cars often lack some latest features, it’s not a big issue these days, provided it is in good condition and offers a comfortable and safe driving experience.
Now, let us talk about the Most Popular Used Cars in DRC Under $2,000.
Toyota RAV4 (SUV) $1,890~
The Toyota RAV4 is a five-door SUV that was produced and manufactured since 1994 by Toyota with five successive generations under its nameplate. The RAV4 features SRS airbags, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power steering, automatic window, 16-inch alloys wheels, lane departure warning, traction control, anti-lock braking system, and Toyota Safety Sense package. The RAV4 comes with a 2.4L 2AZ-FE straight-4 engine producing power and torque of 124 kW (169 PS) at 6300 rpm, 224 Nm (165 lb-ft) at 4000 rpm; and a 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 engine producing power and torque 200 kW (272 PS) at 6200 rpm, 333 Nm (246 lb-ft) at 4700 rpm mated either with a four-/five-/six-/seven-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or CVT.
Toyota Probox Van (Van) $1,900~
The Toyota Probox is available in a five-door van and station wagon with a front-wheel / four-wheel drivetrain that was first manufactured in 2002 by Toyota. The Probox van comes fitted with SRS airbags, air-conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, keyless entry, AM/FM, power windows, power steering, brake assist, vehicle stability control, and traction control. The Probox is equipped with a 1.3L 1NR-FE straight-4 petrol engine producing power 70 kW (95 PS) at 6000 rpm and a 1.5L 1NZ-FE straight-4 petrol engine producing power 80 kW (109 PS) at 6000 rpm powered by a CVT or four-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Alphard (Mini Van) $1,470~
The Toyota Alphard is a five-door minivan with a front-wheel / four-wheel-drivetrain that was first released in 2002 by Toyota. The Alphard can accommodate seven or eight passengers and is now in its third generation. It is fitted with advanced features which include a smart entry and push start system, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, cruise control, brake assist, climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power steering, and power windows. The Alphard comes fitted with a 2.5L 2AR-FE straight-4 petrol engine producing power 182 PS (134 kW) at 6000 rpm and torque 235 Nm (24.0 kgm) at 4100 rpm, and a 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 engine producing power 280 PS (206 kW) at 6200 rpm and torque 344 Nm (35.1kgm) at 4700 rpm attached to a six-speed ATF U660E automatic or seven-speed super CVT-i automatic transmission.
Toyota Noah (Mini Van) $880~
The Toyota Noah is a five-door minivan that was first marketed in 2001 with a seven / eight-seat capacity and is available in a front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout. The Noah offers large space for passengers and cargo with great features including the Toyota Safety Sense C which consists of automatic high beam assist, collision warning, and lane assist. Also include Toyota’s T-Connect system with 10-inch infotainment display, Noah Panoramic Live Sound System with eight speakers, ABS, EBD, intelligent parking assist system, and cruise control. The Noah comes with a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE Valvematic straight-4 petrol engine producing power and torque 152 PS (112 kW) at 6100 rpm, 193 Nm (19.7 kgm) at 3800 rpm; and a 1.8L 2ZR-FXE straight-4 petrol hybrid engine mated to a 5JM AC synchronous motor and e-CVT.
Toyota Crown (Sedan) $1,210~
The Toyota Crown is a four-door sedan with a four-wheel / rear-wheel drivetrain that was released in 1955 by Toyota and is already in its fifteen generations. The Crown comes fitted with some impressive standard features which include vehicle stability control, brake assist, traction control, cruise control, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, blind-spot monitoring system, power steering, and intelligent parking assist. The Toyota Crown sedan is powered by a 2.0L 8AR-FTS straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine producing 173 kW (235 PS), 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 engine producing 149 kW (203 PS), and 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 engine producing 232 kW (315 PS) mated either with a six-speed automatic or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Nissan X-trail (SUV) $1,360~
The Nissan X-trail is a five-door SUV that was first released in 2000 by Nissan with a front-wheel-drive / four-wheel-drivetrain. The Nissan X-trail is known for its reliability, practicality, and efficiency along with its innovative features which include airbags, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, power windows, power steering, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, and satellite navigation. The X-trail also features four straight-4 petrol and turbocharged engines: a 1.3L HR13DDT turbocharged, 1.6L MR16DDT turbocharged, 2.0L MR20DD, 2.5L QR25DE, and three straight-4 diesel engines: 1.6L R9M, 1.7L R9N, and 2.0L M9R. These engines are attached either with CVT, six-speed manual, or seven-speed DCT.
Toyota Carina (Sedan) $1,980~
The Toyota Carina is a four-door sedan that was first manufactured in 1970 until December 2001 by Toyota with seven successive generations. The Carina is the sedan counterpart of the Celica and is originally built on the same platform. It comes with some notable standard features including driver and passenger airbags, an anti-lock braking system, air conditioning, power windows, centralized door locks, and seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters. The Carina is equipped with a 1.5L 5A-FE petrol engine producing power 100 PS at 5600 rpm, and torque 137 Nm at 4400 rpm; 1.8L 7A-FE petrol engine producing power 115 PS at 5400 rpm, and torque 155 Nm at 2800 rpm; 2.0L 3S-FE petrol engine producing power 135 PS at 6000 rpm, and torque 181 Nm at 4400 rpm; and 2.2L 3C-TE turbo-diesel engine producing power 94 PS at 4000 rpm, and torque 206 Nm at 2200 rpm. All engines can be paired either with a 4-speed-automatic, 5-speed manual C56, or 6-speed short shifter manual C160 transmission.
Toyota Corona Premio (Sedan) $1,840~
The Corona Premio is the tenth generation four-door sedan of the Toyota Corona that was introduced in 1996 until 2001. The Corona Premio comes fitted with standard features which include driver and passenger airbags, a side-impact bar, an anti-lock braking system, air conditioning, power windows, a CD player, and seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters. The Corona Premio is equipped with a 1.6L 4A-FE engine producing power 105 PS (77 kW) at 5600 rpm, 14.2 kgm (139 Nm) at 4400 rpm torque; a 1.8L 7A-FE engine producing 115 PS (85 kW) at 5400 rpm, 15.8 kgm (155 Nm) at 2800 rpm torque; and a 2.0L 3S-FE engine producing 145 PS (107 kW) at 6000 rpm, 20.0 kgm (196 Nm) at 4400 rpm torque, attached to a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.
Toyota Raum (Mini Van) $1,380~
The Toyota Raum is a five-door mini MPV available in a four-wheel / front-wheel drivetrain that was first produced in May 1997 with two generations. It comes with good fuel consumption, a spacious cabin, an impressive number of interior features, and an affordable price. The Toyota Raum standard features include airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, power windows, power steering, brake assist, air conditioning, tilt steering mechanism, privacy glass, front fog lights, seatbelt with pretensioners, and force limiters. It is also fitted with a 1.5L 1NZ-FE VVT-i straight-4 engine producing a power and torque of 109 PS (80 kW) at 6000 rpm, 141 Nm (14.4 kgm) at 4200 rpm attached to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota IST (Hatchback) $1,660~
The Toyota IST is a five-door hatchback available in a four-wheel / front-wheel drive option that was first introduced in 2002 until 2016 by Toyota. The Toyota IST is known for its classy and luxurious interior with an impressive number of features which includes six airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, leather steering wheel, air-conditioning, brake assist, power locks, power windows, seatbelt with pretensioners, and force-limiters. The Toyota IST comes equipped with a 1.5L 1NZ-FE straight-4 petrol engine with power 109 PS (80 kW) at 6000 rpm and a 1.8L 2ZR-FE straight-4 petrol engine with power 132 PS (97 kW) at 6000 rpm powered by a CVT or four-speed automatic transmission.
Japanese used cars always maintain their excellent condition to provide great performance on the road and give a pleasant driving experience. Most used cars are installed with impressive features and offer outstanding fuel efficiency at an affordable price which makes them more popular in the automotive sector. For more details on how to avail of affordable used cars, you can visit the BE FORWARD store.
Written by: Esther Abranilla