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Best Vehicles For Sale in Kenya

vehicles for sale in Kenya

Kenya in eastern Africa owns one of the largest and most stable economies in Africa. However, it also has a relatively good developed infrastructure. Therefore, the automobile demand in Kenya is relatively high. Also, there is a considerable market, both for old and new cars.

If you are thinking about purchasing a new car in Kenya, here’s an overview of some of the best vehicles for sale in Kenya. After taking a quick look at the country and the market for vehicles, especially new cars for sale in Kenya. We will look at some models you can purchase at the best possible rates. 

Nissan Murano


The Nissan Murano is an SUV that has been highlighted since December 2002. The only available engine for the Murano is from other Nissan models. The engine has a capacity of 3.5 liters (VQ35DE). Nissan 350Z also uses the same engine. The V6 offers a solid displacement of 3498 cm³ while it delivers 172 kW (234 hp). 

The maximum torque of the Turano is 318 Nm at 3600 rpm. Therefore, the highest speed that the Murano can accelerate to is about 200 km per hour. Regarding fuel consumption, the Nissan Murano needs about 10.9 l for 100 km. However, a brand new Murano model is available at roughly 40k $US in Kenya. 

Toyota Land Cruiser P/U


The most successful and most sold vehicle in Kenya in 2021 was the Toyota Land Cruiser P/U. The Land Cruiser was originally an off-road vehicle built by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota in 1951. Each Land Cruiser model designation consists of a J (for SUV), a number (for generation), and two letters before the J (engine code).  

The number behind the generation indicates the model variant (e.g., short or long version). During its production time, the Land Cruiser was made in different variants. The engine capacity ranges at about 4. L, the transmission is manual, and the fuel type is Diesel.  

The Toyota Landcruiser P/U has 2 seats and offers over 2 m of space to load weight up to a ton, making it perfect as a commercially used vehicle for various professions. As a new car, you might be able to get the car for about 30.000 $US. 

Toyota Hilux


Another Pickup from Toyota that is quite popular in Kenya is the Toyota Hilux, one of the most successful and popular models among the vehicles for sale in Kenya. First built in 1968, the Hilux has been constantly improved and counts as one of the market’s most reliable and durable pickups. In the basic configuration, the Hilux has rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive has also been available since 1979.  

Mazda CX-9


The Mazda CX-9 is an SUV with up to seven seats by the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, which was first presented on April 12, 2006. It is powered by a 3.7L V6 MZI petrol engine (initially a 3.5L V6). A 6-speed automatic transmission is available. The front and rear axles are driven, optionally just the front axle. 

The CX-9 was mostly constipated for the US market and is not available in the European market except for Russia. The maximum power of this Mazda SUV is 170 kW (231 hp), with a maximum fuel capacity of 74 liters. Visually, the SUV follows the Mazda-typical Kodo design and looks quite beefy. 

The front is a massive radiator grille with narrow LED headlights. Customers can choose between 18 and 20-inch rims. In Kenya, it is possible to purchase a new CX-9 for a price of roundabout 41k $US. 

Honda Pilot


The Honda Pilot was built in 2002. However, now it is available to different generations. The car is an SUV with a 3.5-liter V6 engine of 280 hp. The maximum torque of the engine is 356 Nm C. At the same time, the more affordable trim levels come with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic. 

Moreover, the higher lines up to the top-of-the-line (“Elite”) offer four-wheel drive. It boosts pulling power to 2.3 tons, and a nine-speed automatic, which pairs nicely with the 280 HP powerful six-cylinder, works together. 

The four-wheel drive versions of the Pilot have efficient and electronically controlled but hydraulically operated rear axle differential. However, it does not only distributes the power between the front and rear axles but as well between the left and the right rear wheels. 

In off-road use, the system works solidly, but only with some delay. When the front wheels spin, the engine power is only transferred to the axle with more grip. A new Honda Pilot is available in Kenya for 40 to 45k $US. 

Nissan Note


The Hyundai Kona is a sport utility vehicle (SUV). South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai assembles these cars. The SUV offers a choice of petrol, hybrid and electric drives. An N version with 280 hp is also in the range. The Hyundai Kona is available with different engines. 

The simplest variant is a one-liter three-cylinder with 120 hp. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder is available in “N Line” and “Prime” equipment lines. All-wheel drive is also included in some models. The Kona was first presented to the public in June 2017. 

In November of 2017, the car was officially launched on the market. For an SUV, the Kona has a rather moderate length, depending on the model, between about 4m to 4.2m. For approximately 4.9k $US, you may find a new Hyundai Kona for purchase in Kenya. The older and more equipped versions are already available at around 40 to 45k. 


Kenya is known to have a vast automobile market offering the best vehicles for sale in Kenya. These perfectly assembled cars include Japanese models. They are very attractive choices for anyone trying to find an affordable new car for a given budget. 

You may have to do some research and compare different offers before making your decision. It is because some resellers may have special offers. However, the cars in this article are just a selection from a wide choice of new vehicles for sale in Kenya.