This article focuses on the best cars for first-time buyers in Kenya. It’s definitely everyone’s dream to own a car at some point in life. To some, owning a car is considered a luxury while others consider it a necessity.
There are quite important factors to consider before purchasing a car, especially if you are a first-time buyer. These factors include affordability, maintenance, resale value, performance, fuel efficiency safety and use/purpose of the car.
Here is a list of the best cars for first-time buyers.
1. Honda Fit
Honda Fit is one of the best cars for first-time buyers especially for those on a tight budget. It is a 5 seater hatchback that is reliable, safe, fuel-efficient and easy to maintain. It has a 1.2 to 1.5 litre 4 cylinder engine with an estimated consumption of 14.5 kilometres per litre.
2. Nissan Note
Nissan Note is a highly spacious hatchback and one of the fuel-efficient Nissan cars that you can own. It is also one of the popular types of cars used in the cab or taxi industry for taxi-hailing apps such as Uber, Bolt and Little.
3. Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza is a hatchback that is more of a sports car with improved power, exceptional fuel economy and highly reliable.
4. Mazda Demio
The Mazda Demio is actually one of the most popular cars in Kenya. It is affordable, reliable,fuel-efficient and easy to maintain. It is also one of the best cars to use in the taxi industry.
5. Toyota Passo
This is a sub-compact car that is favourable for a first-time buyer who is considering factors such as fuel efficiency, affordability, reliability and low maintenance costs.
6. Mitsubishi RVR
This is a good car for first-timers looking for an SUV with exceptional features of a 4×4. It is an ideal car for those who are not on a tight budget as the car is not quite cheap.
7. Toyota Vitz
The Toyota Vitz is also a popular car in Kenya that is mostly associated with ladies. It is a modern hatchback that suits the needs of first-time buyers and those on a tight budget. It is very affordable, fuel-efficient and cheap to maintain.
8. Toyota Auris
The Toyota Auris is a 5-seater car that is quite spacious, very reliable, fuel-efficient and has excellent safety features.
9. Mazda Axela
The Mazda Axela is one of the best brands of Mazda cars for first-time buyers. It is a spacious hatchback with excellent features such as reliability, comfort and fuel efficiency.
10. Volkswagen Polo
The VW Polo is a small compact hatchback that is very comfortable and has top-notch safety features with an amazing interior. It is a reliable car for first-time buyers looking for comfort.
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