6 frame Japanese SUVs for the price of Toyota RAV 4
Many users associate Japanese cars with reliability, especially if these cars are frame SUVs. However, such solutions can hardly be called affordable: as a rule, their price tag goes beyond 2-3 million conventional units. Today we will try to figure out which Japanese frames can be called the most affordable. All of the listed options have a recommended price tag no higher than that of the maximum version of the Toyota RAV 4, which has been in demand in recent months. Its cost, by the way, is 2.66 million rubles.
I would like to note right away that the article was written after the March fall of the dollar, but even before the revision of prices.
So, the first option is a real frame with excellent cross-country ability and a recommended price of 1.44 million rubles. After these words, the thought arises – what’s the catch? Are you really talking about new cars? The catch, in fact, is that this is a Suzuki Jimny, a good car, but overly compact. It is difficult to call it a solution for every day, rather a car for the soul.
But among the more expensive and spacious solutions, it is worth taking a slightly broader look at the concept of a “frame SUV". The bottom line is that if you want a relatively inexpensive large frame car with four-wheel drive, then the Mitsubishi L200 pickup is the first contender. For the basic version with a 2.4-liter diesel engine (154 horses at 380 torque), they will ask from 2,069,000 conventional units. However, for the version with automatic transmission, you will need to pay 2.4 million. In general, this is a very large car with a length of 5.22 meters with a clearance of 20-22 cm (depending on the version).
Next on the list is the classic Toyota Fortuner frame SUV. Theoretically, you can find a version in the Standard configuration with a 2.7 liter engine for 166 horses and a manual gearbox. Price – 2.28 million rubles. The dimensions of the SUV are not too decent, but not too impressive: the length is 4.8 meters. Fans of automatic transmissions will have to pay about 2.6 million rubles.
The next frame car is Toyota Hilux. And it’s a pickup again. According to the company, for 2.33 million you can purchase a version with a 2.4 liter diesel engine (150 horsepower and 400 torque) and a manual gearbox. An automatic gearbox paired with a 2.8 liter diesel engine will cost 2.66 million already. The price tag is approximately comparable to the maximum configuration of the new Toyota RAV 4.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Classic Japanese frame SUV. Without all sorts of trade-ins, the basic version with a 2.4-liter diesel engine on the mechanics falls into the price category under consideration. Its price is 2.45 million. But for a bunch with an automatic transmission, you need to pay a little more than 2.7 million rubles.
And finally, the Land Cruiser Prado. For 2.55 million, the company provides a complete set with a bundle of a 2.7-liter gasoline engine for 163 horses and a manual box. In general, the car can be called a living classic. However, about 3 million will be asked for the version with the “automatic” box.