Cheapest cars in Kenya: What is the cheapest car you can buy in Kenya with Ksh 800,000 or less? This is a common question.
Do you know you can buy a car for just Ksh 200 000? Owning a car in Kenya is not a miracle as long as you can afford between Ksh 200,000 to Ksh. 500,000. But as you plan to buy one, remember some costs come with this move, including fuel and maintenance.
Before deciding on which car ownership is how efficient it is in terms of fuel consumption, one thing to note is how efficient it is. It would help if you settled on a car that consumes not more than Ksh. 300 per day.
You can buy the following Cheapest cars in Kenya at between 300,000 – 800,000 ksh:
The car was made famous by Maina Kageni during one of his morning shows. He ridiculed the car, and most ladies wouldn’t date a guy driving one. The car has a small engine with less than 1000 cc. It comes in either a 3 or 5 doors compact and costs between Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 700,000.
2. Toyota Belta
Developed from the Toyota Vitz and they are similar in many ways, including the 1000 cc engine and 109 horsepower. The only difference being that the Belta is a saloon. It costs between Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 800,000.
3. Honda Fit
It is a small hatchback made by Honda, also known as the Honda Jazz, and is one of the valuable cheap cars in Kenya. It has five doors and 4 plus 1 seat. It came to the market in 2001 and has made good profits for the company. The engines range from 1.2 to 1.5 Litre. It costs between Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 900,000.
4. Nissan Cube
The Nissan Cube is a mini MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) produced by Nissan since 1998. The car is not sold by the Nissan dealership in Kenya, DT Dobie. Most are from Japan or the UK. The Cube has a 1.4 and 1.5-liter engine. It costs between Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 600,000.
5. Toyota IST
This is another cool vehicle among the cheap cars in Kenya. It is a subcompact car from Japan by Toyota, also Known as the Urban Cruiser. It is not for the African market, but most are imported from Japan or the UK. It has a 1.3 and 1.5 Litre engine with 5 doors. It costs between Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 1,000,000, depending on the model year.
6. Mazda Demio
The Mazda Demio is a supermini manufactured and marketed globally by Mazda since 1996, currently in its fourth generation. The third generation Demio earned the 2008 World Car of the Year title. It has a 1.5 Litre engine and ranges between Ksh 500,000 to Ksh 700,000. This is arguably the best of the cheap cars in Kenya.
7. Toyota Auris
It is relatively new in the market. Most consider it the replacement to the Toyota Allex, and to some extent, it might be true. However, Allex’s actual replacement is the Toyota Blade which is an upscale sister of the Auris. The Toyota Auris is a compact hatchback derived from the Toyota Corolla. They come in 3 or 5 door hatchbacks with a 1.3 to 1.8 Litre engine. It costs between Ksh 800,000 to Ksh 1,200,000.
8. Nissan March
It is a supermini car produced by Nissan in Japan, in production since 1982. For some time, March was Nissan’s smallest production car. They come in 3 or 5 door versions with 1.0 to 1.5 Litre engines. Most seen around are the third generation, but currently, the car is in its fourth generation. It costs between Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 800,000, depending on the model year.
9. Toyota Probox
Just like the Vitz, the Probox is also a butt of jokes in the country. It doesn’t stop the car from being a favorite among business people who prefer it due to its abundant space and fuel economy. It is a five-door station wagon with a 1496 cc engine. It is most famous as the vehicle of choice used to transport Miraa (Khat) from Meru. One Leaky Thuita Gichagu of Kenya owns 1,000 Probox units for ferrying the crop. It costs between Ksh 500,000 to Ksh 800,000. While the car is among the best selling cheap cars in Kenya, it is highly degraded.
10. Subaru Impreza
There are a lot of negative associations pinned on those who drive this car. Some (read Njoki Chege) say they are childish or reckless. But truly, it is a worthy car. If you are looking for a cheap, economical, and fast car, the Subaru Impreza is your best bet. It is the closest one on this list to those nice cars from your glossy childhood magazines.
The Subaru Impreza is a compact automobile that has been manufactured since 1992 by Subaru. It comes in four-door saloons and five-door hatchbacks. The engines range from 1.5 Litre to 2.5 Litre, but the majority on our streets, which are third generations, are 1.5 and 1.8 Litres. It costs between Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 2,000,000, depending on the model year.
We hope this list of the Cheapest cars in Kenya has been helpful to you!