Cars have over time become a basic tool that people need to run their daily errands, take children to school, or just transporting oneself to work, without having to go through the stress of using two or more Public transport vehicles to get to your workplace.
With this development, the demand for cars has continued to increase in Kenya, with most people preferring budget vehicles to help them move around. Among the factors mostly considered by the owners before buying these cars is their affordability and their spare parts availability, among other essential features.
We bring you a list of the 5 most popular, and most commonly used cars on Kenyan roads;
This is a car that is not new on Kenyan roads and needs no much introduction. It is also known as Mazda 2. The Mazda Demio is loved because of its flashy styling, peppy engine and competitive pricing making it hard for anyone to ignore.
Since it’s a hatchback, it has plenty of space with comfortable seats. If you are looking for a small car that you can also carry a decent amount of luggage, Mazda Demio is your car.
It’s Price ranges from Ksh 700,000 to 900,000.
This is another car that needs no introduction. The popular station wagon is loved and hated in equal measure. Those who love it appreciate its practicality, thanks to its massive boot and fold-flat rear seats.
Among the things loved by owners of the Probox is fuel efficiency as it is a 1.5-litre VVTi engine. Availability of affordable spare parts also plays a big role in making the Probox a contender in this segment.
It’s price ranges from Ksh 700,000 to 900,000.
BMW 3 Series
Loved by most young people, the BMW 3 Series chassis is its strong point. The well-appointed cabin is loaded with features like the Dynamic Stability Control, Cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control among others.
Its price ranges from Ksh 1.6 million.
If there’s a car that breaks the record of having the most memes, it’s definitely from the Subaru family. That notwithstanding, this practical family crossover (Subaru Forester) shares its foundations with the rally-bred Impreza, paired to symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and legendary ‘boxer’ engine makes it a winning package.
It’s price ranges from Ksh. 1.4 million for the entry-level to 2.5 million for the top specification version of the Subaru Forester.
Land Cruiser VX
The Toyota Land Cruiser VX is one of the cars that come with a defined sense of comfort, thanks to the kits it comes with including air-filled suspensions among others. The Land Cruiser VX utilizes its robust chassis, suspension and a powerful V8 turbo diesel engine that produces 615Nm of torque.
This car is known to be owned by a specific class of people. With 60 years of heritage. It’s price ranges from Ksh 5 million to 10 million.
The choice of these models is mostly influenced by their retail prices, maintenance cost and class. They are also well built to withstand different weather conditions and the tough Kenyan roads.