Looking for double cab bakkies for sale that won’t let you down? We take a look at some of the biggest brand double cab bakkies on South Africa’s roads, giving you an overview of what you can expect in terms of power, torque and price.
The tougherer Toyota Hilux
Toyota introduced a number of new model line-ups this year, the Toyota Hilux for sale being a popular one to hit South African streets. Tough and pretty, the Hilux double cab models boast advanced safety, cool tech and a new generation of advanced engines.
The exterior of these double cab bakkies from Toyota sports aggressive, bold lines with striking features that will most definitely make its presence known. An aggressive front grille, halogen headlamps, sculpted wheel flares and a frame reinforced to make it even tougher than before, are just some of the distinctive design style you can expect.
Just because the Hilux is a bakkie designed to work hard, it doesn’t mean that comfort is non-existent. Depending on the model you choose, you can expect everything from a seven inch touchscreen audio system, a four-spoke steering wheel with all the controls at your fingertips, increased legroom and all the storage room you could ever need.
In terms of safety, you get a new reinforced frame, up to seven airbags, Brake Assist (BA), ABS, EBD, Active Traction Control, Hill Assist Control, Trailer Sway Control and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) to name but a few safety features.
At the heart of the Toyota Hilux for sale you will find the newly developed engine designed to increase engine output and capacity. Low speed torque, and Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), an engine speed matching transmission speed for smoother, uninterrupted gear changes, and smooth acceleration are just some of the perks you can expect to find in these double cab bakkies.
|Hilux Models||Displacement||Maximum Output||Maximum Torque||Acceleration (0 -100 km/h)||Top Speed||Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle)||Toyota Hilux Price starting at:|
|2.7 VVTi RB SRX MT||2694 cm³||122 kW @ 5 200 rpm||245 Nm @ 4 000 rpm||12.1 seconds||180 km/h||10.7 litres/ 100 km||R 385 800|
|2.4 GD-6 RB SRX MT||2393 cm³||110 kW @ 3 400 rpm||400 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 000 rpm||13.2 seconds||175 km/h||7.1 litres / 100 km||R 442 700|
|2.4 GD-6 4X4 SR||2393 cm³||110 kW @ 3 400 rpm||400 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 000 rpm||13.2 seconds||170 km/h||7.3 litres / 100 km||R 462 500|
|2.4 GD-6 4X4 SRX MT||2393 cm³||110 kW @ 3 400 rpm||400 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 000 rpm||13.2 seconds||170 km/h||7.3 litres / 100 km||R 468 800|
|2.8 GD-6 RB Raider MT||2755 cm³||130 kW @ 3 400 rpm||420 Nm @ 1 400 – 2 600 rpm||11.2 seconds||180 km/h||7.6 litres / 100 km||R 490 700|
|2.8 GD6 RB Raider AT||2755 cm³||130 kW @ 3 400 rpm||450 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 400 rpm||10.8 seconds||175 km/h||8.0 litres / 100 km||R 508 500|
|4.0 V6 RB Raider AT||3956 cm³||175 Kw @ 5 200 rpm||376 Nm @ 3 800 rpm||9.44 seconds||180 km/h||11.8 litres / 100 km||R 527 400|
|2.8 GD6 4X4 Raider MT||2755 cm³||130 kW @ 3 400 rpm||420 Nm @ 1 400 – 2 600 rpm||11.2 seconds||180 km/h||7.6 litres / 100 km||R 554 600|
|2.8 GD-6 4X4 Raider AT||2755 cm³||130 kW @ 3 400 rpm||450 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 400 rpm||10.8 seconds||175 km/h||8.5 litres / 100 km||R 573 500|
|4.0 V6 4x4 Raider AT||3956 cm³||175 Kw @ 5 200 rpm||376 Nm @ 3 800 rpm||9.44 seconds||180 km/h||11.8 litres / 100 km||R 621 600|
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The newest Ford Ranger Double Cab
Another top competitor on South African roads, the Ford Ranger for sale entered the market with a redesigned look, aggressive stance on the road and innovative tech.
Looking at the exterior of the Ranger double cab bakkies you will find an ultra-high strength chassis, automatic headlamps, a 230 mm ground clearance, wide sidesteps, a muscular front end with a chrome grille, defined lines and a look that will not soon be forgotten.
Offering ample space, the interior of the double cab Ford Rangers are something that should definitely not go unnoticed. A dual TFT instrument cluster, ample storage space, an innovative centre console, Automatic Shift on the Fly (4WD), interior lighting and reduced noise and vibration levels are standouts.
Higher end models are also equipped with SYNC, a connectivity system created in partnership with Microsoft.
In terms of tech, the Ford Ranger has a rear view sensor and camera, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and an adjustable speed limiter, to name but a few features. Safety was also not overlooked with these double cab bakkies.
From tyre pressure monitors, automatic wipers and ABS with EBD, to Hill Launch Assist, Roll-over Mitigation, Trailer Sway Control and Adaptive Load Control, to name but a few features, you are covered.
The Ranger double cab has a starting price of R 290 900 for the 2.2 TDCi double cab base model, going up to R 604 900 for the 3.2 TDCi Wildtrak.
|Ranger Double Cab Models||Displacement||Maximum Output||Maximum Torque|
|2.2TDCi 4X2 Hi-Rider (Base)||2198 cc||88 kW @ 3 700 rpm||285 Nm @ 1 500 – 2 300 rpm|
|2.2TDCi 4X2 and 4x4 Models||2198 cc||118 kW @ 3 700 rpm||385 Nm @ 1 500 – 2 500 rpm|
|3.2TDCi 4X2 and 4x4 Models||3198 cc||147 kW @ 3 000 rpm||470 Nm @ 1 500 – 2 750 rpm|
|3.2TDCi 4X2 WILDTRAK Models||3198 cc||147 kW @ 3 000 rpm||470 Nm @ 1 500 – 2 750 rpm|
If you have a more restrictive budget, remember that you can also opt for used bakkies for sale instead of finding the newest models. Junk Mail boasts a robust motoring section, ensuring that you will find the right bakkie at the right price.
A Nissan Navara for every job
Tough and available with a range of powerful diesel engines, the Nissan Navara for sale is not only tough, but sleek as well. Designed to deal with tough conditions, the Navara double cab bakkies are capable off road machines.
The interior of the Navara gives you the luxuries you would expect to find in a SUV. With storage compartments and a high quality audio system, higher end models sport Climate Control, Premium Connect, a high resolution touchscreen and a 7 speaker BOSE sound system, to name but a few interior features.
Available with extras and accessories designed to give this double cab bakkie a look that is not to be forgotten, the lines and design style stands out by itself. With a greater ground clearance, the lines and details like the raised hood profile give models a confident and intimidating stance on and off road.
The 4×4 models in the Navara line-up also sports a towing capacity of 3 000 kilogrammes.
In terms of tech, these double cab bakkies for sale come with the Nissan Induction Control System (NICS), a Continuous Valve Timing Control System (CV TCS), ABS with EBD, Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) to name but a few outstanding features.
|Nissan Navara Double Cab Models||Displacement||Maximum Output||Maximum Torque||Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle)||Nissan Navara Price starting at:|
|2.5 dCi 4x2 MT (XE Diesel)||2488 cc||106 kW @ 4 000 rpm||356 Nm @ 2 000 rpm||8.7 litres / 100 km||R 395 900|
|2.5 dCi 4x4 MT (XE Diesel)||2488 cc||128 kW @ 4 000 rpm||403 Nm @ 2 000 rpm||9.0 litres / 100 km||R 448 900|
|2.5 dCi 4x2 MT (LE Diesel)||2488 cc||120 kW @ 4 000 rpm||403 Nm @ 2 000 rpm||8.3 litres / 100 km||R 466 900|
|2.5 dCi 4x4 DC AT (LE Diesel)||2488 cc||140 kW @ 4 000 rpm||450 Nm @ 2 000 rpm||9.0 litres / 100 km||R 535 900|
|3.0 dCi V6 4x4 AT V9X (LE Diesel)||2488 cc||170 kW @ 4 000 rpm||550 Nm @ 2 000 rpm||9.3 litres / 100 km||R 686 900|
PS: Keep an eye out for the new Nissan Navara expected to hit South African tar in the first quarter of 2017. We can expect all models to sport a 2.3 litre turbo diesel engine delivering a power of 140 kW and a torque of 450 Nm.
Stay tuned to the Junk Mail Blog for ‘Big brand bakkies for sale in South Africa (Part 2)’ when we talk a little more about the VW Amarok, the Isuzu KB, the Mazda BT50 and the Mitsubishi Triton.