The Steed 5 vs the P-Series

GWM’s commitment to innovation shines brightly through our diverse range of bakkies, catering to all tastes and lifestyles. Prominent contenders in this lineup are the GWM Steed 5 and the GWM P-Series.

Great Wall Motors (GWM) has quickly earned a solid reputation for producing reliable and durable vehicles. GWM’s commitment to innovation shines brightly through our diverse range of bakkies, catering to all tastes and lifestyles. Prominent contenders in this lineup are the GWM Steed 5 and the GWM P-Series. This outstanding range of vehicles includes the: 

Let’s have a closer look at some of the key differences between these two vehicle ranges to help you decide which one suits you best.  

Introducing the Steed 5 and the P-Series 

Design and Exterior 

    The Steed 5: The work-oriented Steed 5 offers you a classic functional designed bakkie with a strong focus on reliability, ruggedness, and practicality. Its sturdy boxy silhouette, robust bumpers, side steps and protective cladding make it a prime no-nonsense workhorse. 

    The P-Series: The innovative P-Series bakkies embody a more modern design, with sleeker, aerodynamic styling, sculpted body panels, chrome accents, and LED lighting for a more sophisticated appearance. The GWM P-Series interior’s upscale appearance makes it as suitable for a night on the town as it is for a job site! 

    Performance and Powertrain 

      The Steed 5: Under the hood, the durable Steed 5 typically offers a range of diesel engines that deliver ample power and torque for urban commuting and light hauling.  Fuel efficiency and long-term reliability are this vehicle’s watchwords, and both manual and automatic transmissions are available. 

      The P-Series: With a wider selection of diesel and petrol engines, the P-Series GWM offers strong acceleration and impressive performance in various driving conditions. It provides greater power and torque for heavier loads and towing, and advanced technologies like turbocharging optimise performance and fuel economy. The GWM P-Series specs also include a choice of manual or automatic transmissions with advanced features like paddle shifters. 

      Interior Features and Comfort

      The Steed 5:Inside, the GWM Steed 5 interior prioritises functionality and durability, as well as comfort. It offers ample head, shoulder and legroom, as well as storage. Standard features include power steering and air-con, comfortable seats, and a basic infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and USB ports.  

      The P-Series: The P-Series elevates your travel experience with a more refined interior and sound insulation for a quieter ride. It’s available with leather upholstery and heated seats. Its state-of-the-art infotainment system comes with touchscreen display, smartphone integration, and nifty navigation features.  

      Safety and Advanced Features  

        The Steed 5: This bakkie comes equipped with essential safety features like ABS, airbags, remote central locking and stability control. The double cab offers a really impressive menu of safety features that includes ABS, EBD, TPMS, rear parking sensors, speed-sensitive door locking, as well as automatic collision door unlocking.   

        The P-Series: The P-Series goes above and beyond with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Its advanced features include adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, traction control and automatic emergency braking. Doors are automatically unlocked after a collision, and advanced sensors and cameras enhance the driver’s overall awareness and confidence. 

        Off-Road Capability

          Both bakkies offer good off-road capabilities. The Steed 5, with its part-time 4WD and decent ground clearance, can handle light off-road trails and challenging conditions.  The P-Series, however, takes the lead as regards off-road capability. With a more sophisticated 4WD system, selectable drive modes, enhanced suspension, underbody protection and features like hill descent control, it’s a true-blue off-road warrior! 

          Pricing and Value Proposition  

            The Steed 5, with its competitive pricing that starts around R250,000, is a budget-friendly choice that prioritises practicality and solid value for money. Steed 5 fuel consumption is an impressive 7.6L/100km! 

            Reflecting its enhanced features, technology, and performance, the P-Series bats in a more expensive league, with the GWM P-Series price starting at around R350,000. However, this higher initial investment is justified by its advanced features, comfort, and resale value.  

            Customer Reviews and Feedback 

              Steed 5 owners are very upbeat about its practicality, reliability, durability, and value. Some wish for more advanced features, but overall satisfaction is high among those who prioritise practicality and good value for money.  

              GWM P-Series reviews by owners show they appreciate its modern design, advanced features, and refined driving experience, both on and off-road. Though some owners are concerned about its higher price, many feel that its advanced features, superior performance and capabilities justify the investment. 

              In conclusion, choosing between the GWM Steed 5 and the GWM P-Series depends entirely on your priorities and budget. If you want a reliable, affordable workhorse with decent off-road capabilities, the Steed 5 is a solid choice for you. However, if you crave modern design, advanced technology, superior performance, and a more refined interior, the P-Series will exceed your expectations! 

              Whatever your choice or preference, GWM Plumstead, GWM Table View and GWM Table Bay Mall in Sunningdale are your dealerships in Cape Town! With our wide selection of Steed 5 and P-Series models, expert guidance, and our free 10-year, 1-million km warranty exclusive to Thorp, we’ll ensure you find the perfect bakkie for your needs and budget in the Western Cape.