Nowadays, cars are one of the highest in-demand products in the market, even used cars. And because of the global pandemic, some manufacturers stopped the production of new cars, resulting in the demand for used cars to gradually rising. Just like in the country of Uganda, where used cars are widely known because of their impressive reliability, performance, and economy. In this article, we will talk about the Most Popular Used Cars in Uganda Under $2,000.
Toyota Corolla Fielder (Wagon) $1370~
The Corolla Fielder is a five-door station wagon with a front-wheel-drive / four-wheel-drive layout which was produced in 2001. Because of its excellent performance, fuel economy, styling, and practicality, it became one of the top-selling wagons in the market.
Subaru Forester (SUV) $850~
The Subaru Forester is a five-door SUV available in a four-wheel drive which was first introduced in 1997 and is now in its fifth generation. It is widely known as one of the most reliable, practical, fuel-efficient, and good-looking SUVs in the market. In terms of features, it comes with a pre-collision system, airbags, cruise control, keyless entry, climate control, and lane departure warning.
The Subaru Forester is equipped with a 2.0L H4 turbo-diesel engine with power and torque of 280 PS (276 hp), 350 Nm (258 lb-ft); 2.0L FA20F H4 petrol engine with power and torque of 253 PS (250 hp), 350 Nm (258 lb-ft); and 2.5L FB25 H4 petrol engine with power and torque of 172 PS (170 hp), 236 Nm (174 lb-ft). All engines are available in Lineartronic CVT or six-speed manual transmission.
Toyota Wish (Minivan) $990~
The Toyota Wish is a five-door minivan introduced in 2003 and with two generations. It is a front-wheel / four-wheel drive compact car that offers outstanding fuel economy, performance, and plenty of features including a pre-collision system, vehicle stability control, electronic brake-force distribution system, brake assist, cruise control, xenon headlamps, air conditioning, power windows, airbags, and large boot space.
The Wish minivan is equipped with 1.8L 2ZR-FAE and 2.0L 3ZR-FAE with power and torque of 144 PS (142 hp), 176 Nm (130 lb-ft); 158 PS (156 hp), 196 Nm (145 lb-ft). The engines are paired to a seven-speed Super CVT-i or four-speed automatic gearbox.
Subaru Impreza Sports (Hatchback) $1450~
The Subaru Impreza Sport hatchback was produced in 2011 with Limited and Premium grade models. The Limited grade model comes with a CVT while the premium grade model is mated to a Lineartronic CVT or five-speed manual transmission.
The Impreza Sports also includes some notable features like SRS airbags, seat-mounted airbags, side airbags, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, brake assist, power steering, power windows, and an anti-lock braking system. The available engine is paired to a five-speed / six-speed manual or CVT with 1.6L FB16 H4 producing power and torque of 115 PS (85 kW), 148 Nm (109 lb-ft); and a 2.0L FB20 H4 producing power and torque of 150 PS (110 kW), 196 Nm (145 lb-ft).
Toyota Sienta (Hatchback) $480~
The Toyota Sienta is a five-door hatchback introduced in 2003 and is now in its second generation. It is available in four-wheel or front-wheel drive with impressive fuel economy, spacious cabin, powerful engine, and great features. It includes driver and passenger airbags, power locks, power windows, power steering, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, seatbelt pretensioners, and force limiters.
The Toyota Sienta is fitted with a 1.5L 2NR-FKE VVT-iE four-cylinder petrol engine producing 109 PS (80 kW) at 6000 rpm, 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder petrol engine producing 103 PS (76 kW) at 6000 rpm, and a 1.5L 1NZ-FXE four-cylinder hybrid engine. All engines are available in CVT, six-speed manual, or E-CVT for a hybrid.
Toyota RAV4 (SUV) $1990~
The Toyota RAV4 is a five-door compact crossover SUV available in front-wheel or four-wheel drive which was first introduced in 1994 in Japan and Europe. It is now in the fifth generation and widely known in the automotive market because of its compact yet spacious room, outstanding performance, and excellent fuel economy.
The RAV4 also comes with great standard features including an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, power locks, power steering, power windows, air conditioning, lane departure warning, brake assist, and traction control. The engines available are a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE four-cylinder producing 111 kW (151 PS) and a torque of 195 Nm (144 ft-lb), and a 2.5L 2AR-FE four-cylinder producing power and torque 131 kW (178 PS), 233 Nm (172 lb-ft).
Toyota Mark X (Sedan) $1130~
The Toyota Mark X is a four-door sedan released in 2004 which was available in a four-wheel / rear-wheel drive. It has two generations and is widely known for its reliability, fuel economy, styling, performance, and affordability.
The Mark X features consist of driver and passenger airbags, seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, a pre-crash safety system, autonomous emergency brake, cruise control, lane departure warning, and an automatic self-parking system. It also includes engines with six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission paired to 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 producing 149 kW (200 hp) and 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 producing 236 kW (316 hp).
Toyota Noah (Minivan) $1030~
The Toyota Noah is a minivan with five-door and seven or eight-seat built in 2001. It is currently in its third generation and popular for its spacious cabin, performance, functions, and efficiency. It is currently equipped with standard features including Toyota’s T-Connect system which consist of Noah Panoramic Live Sound System with eight speakers, 10-inch infotainment display, wireless phone charger, rear parking camera, online services, ETC unit, USB/AUX inputs, and Toyota Safety Sense C with high beam assist, lane assist, and collision warning.
The engine available is a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE Valvematic four-cylinder petrol engine producing power and torque of 152 PS (112 kW), 19.7 kgm (193 Nm) with CVT and 1.8L 2ZR-FXE four-cylinder petrol-hybrid mated to 5JM AC synchronous motor and e-CVT.
Toyota Corolla Rumion (Hatchback) $1990~
The Toyota Corolla Rumion is a five-door hatchback produced from 2007 until 2015 with a front-wheel-drive / four-wheel-drive layout. It is known in the market for its style, fuel economy, engine, and practicality.
The Corolla Rumion standard features include driver and passenger airbags, vehicle stability control, power steering, power windows, power door locks, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, air conditioning, and traction control. It is fitted with a 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder producing power and torque of 81 kW (110 PS; 108 hp), 143 Nm (105 lb-ft); a 1.8L 2ZR-FAE four-cylinder producing power and torque of 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp), 175 Nm (129 lb-ft), with Super CVT-i transmission.
Mitsubishi Canter (Truck) $1580~
The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter is a two-door truck and an all-wheel-drive light-duty commercial car released in 1963. It is currently in its eighth generation and manufactured by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation. It is one of the best-selling light-duty trucks and offers standard features such as driver and passenger airbags, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, xenon headlights, and brake override system.
The Canter truck is equipped with 3.0L 4P10-T2 producing 96 kW, with torque 300 Nm; 3.0L 4P10-T4 producing 110 kW, with torque 370 Nm; 3.0L 4P10-T6 producing 129 kW, with torque 430 Nm. All engines are fitted with a five-speed manual or six-speed Duonic dual-clutch transmission.
Used cars also offer reliability, features, performance, economy, affordability, and sometimes more value than other cars. Though it can’t be compared to the latest models’ features and performance, no one can dispute how excellent a well-conditioned used car is. You can visit and browse the BE FORWARD store for more budget-friendly cars.
Written by: Esther Abranilla