The Toyota Rush, while classified as an SUV, takes shape as almost a mixture between an MPV and a compact crossover. While it is undoubtedly unique, that does not mean that it won't experience some depreciation and in this article, we find out which trim depreciates the fastest.
The Toyota Rush made its way onto the local market in 2018. And as some Toyota enthusiasts will point out, it only came in one trim level, however, it was offered with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Both derivatives are powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 77 kW and 136 Nm of torque.
At the time of introduction, the difference in price between the derivatives was marginal, but we want to find out if that is still the case. So, before you get an Instant Offer on your vehicle and start searching for used Toyota Rush models on AutoTrader, here is how much each variant has depreciated.
2018 Toyota Rush 1.5 manual
The best way to describe the Toyota Rush is practical. The 5-seater provides customers with ample head-, leg- and shoulder room and a cavernous 609-litres of luggage capacity. Since the model made its first appearance in 2018, we found some used examples on AutoTrader and compared the current used market prices with the introduction price to find out just how much the model has depreciated.
Price new (2018): R 299 900
Average used price (2022): R 281 492
Average used mileage (2022): 73 097 km
Value retained: 93.86%
2018 Toyota Rush 1.5 automatic
While practicality and utility are the names of the game, by no means is the styling of the Toyota Rush offensive. The sharp angles and modern design language do give the Rush a premium look. The Japanese model is also well-specified as standard, incorporating a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six airbags and an integrated reverse camera and Park Distance Control (PDC).
Price new (2018): R 313 500
Average used price (2022): R 271 095
Average used mileage (2022): 70 894 km
Value retained: 86.47%
If you are in the market for a Toyota Rush and looking for the option that will retain its value the best, the 1.5 manual variant is the one to consider. However, if finding the most affordable used Toyota Rush is your strategy, the 1.5 automatic derivative is the one to look for as it depreciates the fastest.
Ryno FourieRyno started his career capturing press images of the latest and greatest vehicles which have subsequently adorned the covers and pages of prominent motoring titles locally and internationally. After a short stint as a photography lecturer, he once again joined the automotive industry as a sub-editor and photographer for a local publication, however, currently, you will find him spending most of his time in the studio creating written, video, and photography content as part of the AutoTrader content team.View News & Reviews
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