Whether it is used or brand new, Japanese-made cars are undoubtedly one of the most popular and best-selling models in the international automotive sector. They do not just offer great fuel efficiency, practicality, and reliability but also a budget-friendly price. Now, let us take a look at the Most Popular Used Cars in Jamaica Under $1,500.
Toyota Voxy (Mini Van) $1,020~
The Toyota Voxy was introduced alongside the Toyota Noah in 2001 with a front-wheel / four-wheel-drive layout. It is a five-door minivan that can accommodate seven or eight passengers and is now in its third generation. The Voxy minivan comes with amazing features for the safety and convenience of the occupants which includes SRS airbags, the Toyota Safety Sense C with high beam assist, lane assist, and collision warning. Added with air conditioning, power windows, an anti-lock braking system, and Toyota’s T-Connect system with a 10-inch infotainment display, online services, and a rear parking camera. It is powered by a 2.0L 3ZR-FE straight-4 and 2.0L 3ZR-FAE Valvematic straight-4 engine with CVT producing 158 PS (116 kW).
Honda Step WGN (Mini Van) $800~
The Honda Stepwgn is a five-door minivan first introduced in 1996 and is now in its fifth generation with a four-wheel / front-wheel drivetrain. Offering some of the notable features for the convenience and safety of the occupants it includes the HONDA Sensing system with lane-centering assistance, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation system, and collision mitigation braking system as well as the Honda smart parking assist system. It comes with a 1.5L L15B VTEC direct-injection turbo engine with a power of 150 PS (110 kW), a torque of 203 Nm (20.7 kgm); and a 2.0L R20A with a power of 150 PS (110 kW), a torque of 193 Nm (19.7 kgm) powered by Continuously Variable Transmission.
Honda Fit (Hatchback) $780~
The Honda Fit is a five-door hatchback first released in 2001 and also called the Honda Jazz in other international markets with a four-wheel / front-wheel drivetrain. It is currently in its fourth generation featuring great fuel efficiency, practicality, and some notable innovative system including SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, hill start assist function, traction control, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, power steering, and seat belt with pretensioners and force limiters. The Honda Fit is powered by a 1.3L L13B engine with power and torque of 73 kW (100 PS), 119 Nm (12.1 kgm); and a 1.5L L15B engine with power and torque of 97 kW (132 PS), 155 Nm (15.8 kgm) attached to a CVT, five-speed, or six-speed manual.
Toyota Noah (Mini Van) $1,250~
The Toyota Noah is a five-door minivan that first debuted in 2001 alongside the Toyota Voxy with seven or eight-seat capacity and is available in a front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout. It comes with some advanced safety and convenient features consisting of driver and passenger airbags, Toyota Safety Sense C, Toyota’s T-Connect system with Noah Panoramic Live Sound System and a 10-inch infotainment display as well as intelligent parking assist system, power windows, power steering, air conditioning, smart entry system, and multi-function steering wheel. It is equipped with a 1.8L 2ZR-FXE petrol-hybrid engine coupled with 5JM AC synchronous motor and e-CVT producing power and torque 99 PS (73 kW), 142 Nm; 2.0L 3ZR-FAE Valvematic petrol engine generating maximum power and torque 152 PS (112 kW), 193 Nm with CVT.
Nissan Ad Van (Van) $1,090~
The Nissan AD is available in a five-door subcompact van which was first produced in 1982 with a front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout. It is currently in its fourth generation and offers great reliability, practicality, efficiency, performance, and standard features which include driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and force limiters, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution system, power windows, power steering, and air-conditioning. It comes with a 1.2L CR12DE straight 4 engine producing 66 kW (90 PS), 1.5L HR15DE straight 4 engine producing 82 kW (111 PS), 1.6L HR16DE straight 4 engine producing 80 kW (109 PS), and 1.8L MR18DE straight 4 engines. All engines are powered by a four-speed automatic or CVT.
Isuzu Elf Truck (Truck) $1,750~
The Isuzu Elf is a two/four-door medium truck available in a two-door standard cab, two-door crew cab, and four-door wide cab which was first produced in 1959 up to the present by Isuzu. It is also referred to as the Isuzu N Series in other international markets and is currently in its sixth generation. It is one of the best-selling trucks in the automotive market and is known for its reliability, high-quality, safety, and efficiency with standard features consisting of airbags, power steering, anti-lock braking system, power windows, power steering, and air conditioning. It is equipped with a 5.2L 4HK1-TCN turbo-intercooler diesel engine producing power of 114 kW (155 PS) at 2600 rpm, 419 Nm (42 kgm) at 1600 – 2600 rpm with a six-speed manual.
Toyota Wish (Mini Van) $1,240~
The Toyota Wish is a five-door minivan produced from 2003 until 2017 with two successive generations and is available in a front-wheel / four-wheel drivetrain. It is one of the most popular MPV in the market and offers great fuel efficiency, practicality, performance, and impressive standard features. It includes airbags, cruise control, vehicle stability control, an anti-lock braking system with emergency brake assist, and electronic brake-force distribution as well as traction control, power windows, and air conditioning. It is powered by a four-speed automatic or seven-speed Super CVT-i with a 1.8L 2ZR-FAE engine producing power and torque of 142 hp at 6400 rpm, 176 Nm at 4400 rpm; and 2.0L 3ZR-FAE engine producing power and torque of 156 hp at 6200 rpm, 196 Nm at 4400 rpm.
Toyota Mark X (Sedan) $1,270~
The Toyota Mark X is a four-door mid-size sedan first launched in 2004 with a four-wheel / rear-wheel drivetrain. It has been produced for two generations and is known for its reliability, performance, efficiency, and affordability. The Mark X is also equipped with impressive features which include driver and passenger airbags, autonomous emergency brake, pre-crash safety system, cruise control, electronically adjustable shock absorbers, lane departure warning, power steering, and an automatic self-parking system. It comes with 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 generating power of 149 kW (200 hp) and 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 generating power of 236 kW (316 hp) attached to a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
Nissan Caravan Van (Van) $1,340~
The Nissan Caravan is a four or five-door light commercial van with a rear-wheel / four-wheel drive layout that was produced from 1973 up to the present and is currently in its sixth generation. It is also marketed as the Nissan Urvan or Nissan King Van in other international markets. The Nissan Caravan comes with numerous notable features including brake assist, keyless entry, an emergency city brake, power windows, and three-point seatbelts with emergency locking retractors. It is fitted with 2.0L QR20DE and 2.5L QR25DE straight 4 petrol engines producing power and torque 147 PS (108 kW), 213 Nm; and 2.5L YD25DDTi straight 4 with intercooler and turbo diesel engine producing power and torque of 129 PS (95 kW), 356 Nm attached to a five-speed automatic or five-speed manual gearbox.
Toyota Isis (Mini Van) $1,470~
The Toyota Isis is a five-door minivan produced from 2004 – 2017 with a seven-seat capacity which was manufactured by Kanto Auto Works. It is available in a front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout featuring sliding doors, driver and passenger airbags, vehicle stability control, brake assist, traction control, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake-force distribution. It is equipped with a 1.8L 2ZR-FAE straight 4 gasoline engine producing 143 PS (105 kW) at 6200 rpm, 17.6 kgm (173 Nm) at 4000 rpm; and a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE straight 4 gasoline engine producing 152 PS (112 kW) at 6100 rpm, 19.7 kgm (193 Nm) at 3800 rpm coupled with a four-speed automatic or CVT gearbox.
The cars above are all in excellent condition with impressive reliability, efficiency, performance, and offer a fun and enjoyable driving experience at an affordable price. You can visit the BE FORWARD store for more affordable and available used cars.
Written by: Esther Abranilla