Battle of the Bakkies: SA’s hottest bakkies for sale

Interested in getting your hands on some of the best bakkies for sale in South Africa? As South Africans we have a host of stunning single and double cab bakkies for sale, each one with its own set of benefits.

The top selling bakkies in South Africa range to include names like Toyota, Ford and Isuzu. Because we South Africans have a pick of the litter when it comes to bakkies, we have the benefit of choosing a bakkie that best meets our requirements.

toyota hilux bakkie

Image Source: Toyota South Africa Website.

Want to learn more about each of the popular bakkies for sale in South Africa and what makes them so popular? Read on for the current top selling bakkies in South Africa and make your pick.

Toyota Hilux

An extremely popular option in South Africa is the Toyota Hilux for sale. The standard Hilux DC 2.7 VVTi RB SRX is a double cab and has a range of petrol and diesel offerings for all your needs.

The Hilux is a powerful and sleek bakkie that can handle anything the South African terrain can throw at it. With its lightweight design and active height control, you are in charge of customising it to your needs and terrain you find yourself in.

As for the power options, the 2TR-FE engine has a maximum power of 122kW @ 5200 r/min and maximum torque of 245 Nm @ 4000 r/min. It also has a manual 5-speed transmission, as well as eco and sport mode options, together making it a powerful drive, perfect for a range of terrain.

The going price is from R385 800, and it varies according to model, type and performance options you choose.

It’s range of features and quality offering have made it one of the most popular single and double cab bakkies for sale.

If you would like to learn more about the Hilux, be sure to read ‘The New, Ruggedly Tough Toyota Hilux’ post.

Ford Ranger

Another hugely popular offering is the Ford Ranger, with its sleek new look, redesigned touches as well as a host of new technology and features to make your job easier is what makes it so popular.

With its range of safety options, from hill assist, cruise control and a speed limiter, you’ll know that you’ll have complete peace of mind when taking the Ford Ranger for sale on any trip.

The 2.2 TDCi diesel engine and 3.2 TDCi diesel engine options are adapted for a range of needs and each offers a powerful way to get around. The 3.2 TDCI engine offers a powerful output of 147kW and torque at 470Nm, this coupled with the electronic powered steering assist and the range of features including hill descent control and water wading capabilities mean you can rely on your Ranger, anywhere and anytime.

The Ranger goes from R221,900 – R597,900 depending on the make and model you choose, and you can customise a range of options to best suit your lifestyle and needs.

See how the Ranger matches up to the Hilux by reading our ‘Toyota Hilux vs. The Ford Ranger’ post.

Isuzu KB

If it’s strength and power you are looking for then the Isuzu KB Double Cab is a great offering. It’s rugged, powerful and a great option from Isuzu.

Any Isuzu KB for sale has a 2.5 litre diesel engine and with features like satellite navigation, parking and brake assist, a rear view camera, electronic stability control, a range of 16, 17 or 18-inch wheels and much more, you’ll be ready for wherever you find yourself.

With a 1092kg payload and 3,500kg towing capability, you can handle any situation with ease.

It also offers keyless entry, on the LX Double Cab, which is ideal for all those of you in the market for double cab bakkies for sale.

The starting price is R344,400 and it differs depending on the model and make you choose. If you would like to learn more, why not read our ‘Get Style and Substance in the Isuzu KB 300’ post.

The Chevrolet Utility for sale

The latest generation Chevrolet Utility for sale has kept it’s distinctive look, with a unique twist. You’ll find crisp lines and a sleek overall look.

You’ll find dynamite comes in small packages and this Chevrolet is no different, with great performance, a host of safety and convenience features.

You can choose from either a 1.4 or 1.8-litre engine, with a power output of 68kW and 120Nm of torque and a fuel economy of 7.2-litres per 100km. It may be small but it’s a powerful entry-level bakkie.

The Chevrolet Utility bakkie has both driver and passenger airbags, collapsible steering column technology and crumple zones to ensure a wide range of safety options.

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Image Source: Chevrolet South Africa Website.

The Utility is cost effective and affordable. The Chevrolet packs a punch and starting at R 159,800, it’s a great way to experience and get your start in bakkies.

Check out our ‘Chevrolet Utility: A class-leading workhorse’ for a closer look at these bakkies for sale.

Nissan NP 200

The Nissan NP 200 is a bold and sleek offering, and is just one of Nissan’s quality bakkies out there.

The NP 200’s a great choice and with it’s bold look and rugged design, you can take on any terrain.

There are three choices of engines, from petrol to diesel as well as 5-speed manual transmission for power and control and to help you in any situation. You can choose from an 8 or 16-valve petrol engine or K9K turbo diesel, each with their own unique power output and torque offering. All of which are powerful and guaranteed to get the job done.

A host of features include ABS, remote locking, airbags, as well as a CD and MP3 player, aircon and a large interior, with 300 litres space behind the seats, as well as a payload of 800kg. Making it ideal for you, passengers and all you’ll need on any journey.

nissan np 200 bakkie

Image Source: Nissan South Africa Website.

With a starting price of R157 900 it is one of the most affordable options on the market.

Learn more about these nifty bakkies by reading our ‘Nissan NP200: A tough work horse’ post.

Nissan Hardbody

Another great offering from Nissan is the Nissan Hardbody, you can choose from single or double cab bakkies for sale, as well as two-wheel and four-wheel drive, to fit in with your needs.

There are two petrol options available, the 2.0-litre engine with its power output of 84kW and 169Nm of torque or the 2.4-litre engine, with a hefty power output of 105kW and 205Nm of torque.

The double cab option has seating for 5 people, remote keyless entry, aircon, an entertainment system meaning it is designed with both people and processes in mind, ensuring comfort for all.

With 16-inch alloy wheels, ABS, overfenders and a roll bar among the safety features, you can go anywhere and know your Nissan NP 3000 will get you around safely and securely.

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Image Source: Nissan South Africa Website.

The Nissan Hardbody for sale starts at around R173 900, you can choose between a range of Nissan NP300’s for sale, to suit your lifestyle.

Land Cruiser 79

In the market for a Land Cruiser for sale? Then the Land Cruiser 79 Double Cab may just be for you.

The strong and durable offering is sleek and rugged, with mud guards, over fenders and a rear towing hook for all your needs.

The 4.0 litre petrol engine has a power output of 170 kW @ 5200 r/min and torque of 360 Nm @ 3800 r/min, making it powerful and ready for any journey.

These bakkies for sale boast a range of features including ABS, an extended front bumper, a rear differential system and a host of features suited for the outdoors.

The double cab option allows for 5 people in total and with the TAS 300 navigation system, aircon, smartphone connectivity and much more, you can ensure each drive will be a great one.

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Image Source: Toyota South Africa Website.

Looking for a Land Cruiser? You can find a range, and as they start at R530 200 and range to around R645 400, you can choose which best suits your needs.

Discover more about this Land Cruiser by reading our ‘The iconic Land Cruiser 79 that handles like a dream’ post.

Volkswagen Amarok

If you’re a Volkswagen fan and looking for double cab bakkies for sale, then the Amarok is one for you.

The 2.0 TDI Trendline 4×2 model offers a 6-speed manual transmission, with ABS, power steering. While the engine has a power output of 103kW, with 3500 Nm of torque, meaning it’s powerful and efficient.

It range a range of optional 17, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels, as well as brake assist, hill start, park distance control and much more.

You can also choose a communications package, multi-function display and a range of technical add ons to suit your needs.

Looking for a Volkswagen Amarok for sale? The 2.0 TDI Trendline 4×2 starts at R468,700 and is a great offering from the renowned manufacturer.

Nissan Navara

Interested in a Nissan Navara for sale? It’s a highly flexible and extensive range, with single, double cab options and a range of diesel engines to best suit your needs.

The Nissan Navara has a host of powerful engines to choose from, from the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine with a power output of 170kW and 550Nm of torque available. That’s not all, as the 2.5-litre engine has a range of specifications, with a power output of 128kW and 403Nm of torque, among many options. It’s all about your needs and fitting in.

It has three different driving modes, optimised suspension, an electronic locking rear differential and much more, to keep you secure and ready to handle any terrain.

nissan navara

Image Source: Nissan South Africa Website.

It also has a host of features including the Utility-track system, which helps with loading and unloading of the bakkie. It can tow 3000kg and with its 905kg payload, you can take, tackle and be ready for anything.

In the market for awesome bakkies for sale? Whether you are looking for single or double cab bakkies for sale, Auto Mart is the place to shop!

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