The Toyota RunX has always been the sporty alternative to the bigger and conservative looking Corolla. As a hatchback, it has a youthful yet mature appearance, and it’s not every day that the hatch variant of a vehicle looks as good as the RunX does.
There are many reasons why one would want to find a Toyota RunX for sale, for starters, the Japanese brand is renowned for its reliability and producing vehicles that often outlive their owners. If reliability is at the top of your list, you can tick that off immediately. Although the RunX was launched nearly two decades ago here in South Africa, it's still an attractive looking vehicle and many of them are still running today.
What’s nice about looking for a Toyota RunX for sale is that it was launched with a few model variants, giving customers plenty to choose from. The engine options range from a 1.4-litre petrol – this is the go-to variant if fuel economy is what you need from a vehicle. Next is an engine which is the perfect middle ground, a 1.6-litre petrol. This is generally the displacement people opt for regardless of the vehicle brand or model. Finally, there’s a 1.8-litre variant which is the biggest in the RunX range and is only available in the sporty RSi trim level. By the way, you can choose between five trims when looking for your pre owned Toyota RunX: R, RT, RS, RX and the top-spec RSi which we've already mentioned. In the 1.4 and 1.6 engine variants, Toyota installed a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.8 was given an additional cog making it a six-speed manual. Regardless of the engine size or spec level you choose, a RunX comes for sale with aircon for those scorching summer days when rolling down the windows just isn't enough, an audio system with CD player, and of course a trip computer to monitor your mileage as well as fuel consumption. ABS, airbags, electric windows and mirrors are all features you’ll find from the RS trim upwards.
Despite being a smaller version of the Corolla, the Toyota RunX can still happily function as a family car and a stylish one at that. It boasts a reasonably spacious interior with enough leg and shoulder room for its occupants, tall front seat passengers may find that the seat doesn't go back enough for a full stretch. Boot space may not be the largest in its class, but thankfully that rear seat does fold to provide additional room and allowing you to load larger items. Speaking of storage space, a Toyota RunX for sale comes with a glove compartmentthat is a rather large, enough to fit all your in-car must-have items safely and out of sight. There is also a small bin in the center console for storing more of those little items.
When testing a Toyota RunX for sale, finding your ideal driving position is important as this will determine whether you'll be comfortable or not. Fortunately, RunX cars for sale offer a height-adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, helping you find that perfect seating position. Once driving, power is sent to the front wheels and yes, the engines do require some revving out to extract peak performance from them. The RunX handles well through corners and you'll be able to have some fun when the road starts to curve.