If you are looking for a car of less than 300 thousand pesos, this interests you. Small, cheap and efficient vehicles are an endangered species. City cars , hatchbacks and small sedans, which for decades dominated the streets of Mexico, have gradually been displaced by SUVs.
But this change has not only transformed the type of vehicles we see on the streets, but also the number of zeros that come on their price tags and the number of liters of gasoline that drivers must pay at the gas station.
Although the crossovers and SUVs are nearly identical mechanically to equivalent sedans and hatchbacks, and in most cases are even based on the same platform, their price is between 40,000 and 90,000 pesos more than that of an equivalent sedan or hatchback.
A hatchback, like the Mazda 2, costs 323,900 pesos, while the CX-3 crossover, which is mounted on the same platform, is worth 366,900 pesos, according to prices listed on the brand’s website.
A compact sedan, like the Kia Forte, which currently costs about 351,900 pesos, is almost 90,000 pesos cheaper than the Sportage compact SUV, which shares the same platform, which starts at 439,900 pesos. Honda CR-V is sold at 559,900 pesos, while the Civic sedan with which it shares structural elements costs 422,900 pesos.
In addition to a higher price tag, crossovers and SUVs often have higher gas mileage than their equivalent sedans and hatchbacks, even if they have the same engine and similar-sized gas tank.
For example, a Tiguan and a Jetta have the same engine and a similar tank (the Jetta’s is 55 liters and the Tiguan’s is 58), but the SUV will spend approximately 3,000 pesos more on gasoline during a year because it is 322 kilos heavier, according to data from the brand and estimates from the government portal Ecovehiculos.
What cars cost 300 thousand pesos?
Some fuel – efficient citycars , hatchbacks and sedans with prices below 300,000 pesos still survive the avalanche of SUVs. According to data from the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (Conuee) and the price lists of the brands, these are the 10 most economical and cheapest models in the Mexican market: