It is lauded for being spacious; it does not break down quickly, and it is very economical when it comes to fuel consumption. The only downside shared by many users is that the car is not powerful enough for the Kenyan terrains. A 1500 cc is Estimated to go 18 km on a litre of petrol.
2. Mazda Demio
Mazda Demio has an edge over the Vitz because of its contours that make it look elegant. On average, a used Demio costs about 600,000 Ksh depending on the maintenance and mileage.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, Mazda has vehicles that vary in engine capacities from 1000 cc onward making it another economical choice. Spare parts for the Mazda are also readily available.
This comes in variations of the 1300 cc engine and the 1500 cc engine. Estimated to go 15 KM on a single liter of Petrol.
This cars goes for between 500,000 Ksh – 1,000,000ksh on most online car selling platforms making it one of the most affordable to purchase. However, it is not very efficient on fuel consumption. Upon research, most users of this vehicle attested that its breakdown rate is higher compared with Toyota or a Mazda. Another point to note is that Nissans are not aesthetically gifted, and the resale value is also low. The 1500cc Nissan Wingroad is estimated to go 13Km on a liter of Petrol.
4. Toyota Vitz
Toyota Vitz is affordable, fuel efficient, and cost effective when it comes to wear and tear. Also, there is the massive availability of spare parts in the country which makes repairs quiet affordable.
When it comes to fuel consumption, Toyota Vitz is very fuel efficient. Toyota has the highest resale value of all vehicles in Kenya.
A Toyota Vitz Comes in variations of 1.0 litre (3 cylinder 996 cc), 1.3 litre (4 cylinder 1296 cc), 1.5 litre (4 cylinder 1497 cc). The 1300 cc is estimated to go 19.6 KM on a single litre of Petrol. The 1300 cc is estimated to go 19.6 KM on a single litre of Petrol.
5. Volkswagen Golf TDI
When it comes to the breakdown rate and fuel consumption, the Volkswagen takes the day easy. It is more durable than all the other Japan built machines.
On Kenyan roads, you are likely to spot the VW Golf TDI. It costs on average 800,000 Ksh to purchase an older model. The newer models costs way more.
For Volkswagen Golf TDI, the 1.6 L Diesel Engine goes 20KM on a single liter of fuel.
6. Hyundai i10
The original version of the i10 was released in the last quarter of 2007. The five-door hatchback has a wheelbase of 2,380 millimetres and stands at 1,550 millimetres tall. It is 3,565 millimetres long and 1,595 millimetres wide.
It has several different versions including; the 1.1-liter Epsilon i4 petrol, the 1.1-liter CRDI VGT U-line i3 diesel, and the slightly higher end 1.2-liter Kappa i4 petrol. Customers can also choose between a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-door automatic version.
7. Toyota Probox
Toyota probox 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. It costs between Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 900,000.
8.Top Affordable Cars in Kenya: Subaru Impreza
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 majority on our streets, which are third generations are 1.5 and 1.8 Litres. It costs between Ksh 700,000 to Ksh 2M depending on the model year.
9. Toyota IS
Toyota IST is a subcompact car from Japan by Toyota, also Known as the Urban Cruiser.
It is not from the African market but most are imported from Japan or the UK. It has a 1.3 and 1.5 Liter engine with 5 doors. It costs between Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 1M depending on the model year.
10. Nissan Cube
The Nissan Cube is a mini MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) produced by Nissan since 1998. The car is 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 litre engine. It costs between Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 850,000.
Buying yourself is a luxury that is worth it. It cuts on your transport fee especially to those who move a lot due to their jobs. There are several affordable cars in Kenya and most Kenya car dealers allows you to pay in instalments. For more updates on cars, visit our Bizna Kenya website.