Top 10 Most Used Cars in Nigeria

About 20 years ago, there were not many established car brands in Nigeria. In addition to this, only a certain class of people were able to afford cars in Nigeria. Quite interestingly, overtime, a lot has changed. There are now lots of car brands in the Nigerian market with every individual that earns a decent income left with the opportunity to purchase a car.

Due to the fact that every Nigerian now has hopes of getting a car, it will be just perfect to know the available cars and the most sought after cars in Nigeria. This article contains a list of the 10 most bought cars in Nigeria. Knowledge of this, is certainly going to help you make a good choice when buying your own car in Nigeria.

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

You do not need to be an expert at identifying cars to know that this car is the most used car by Nigerians.  Although Toyota was established in 1924 and was introduced to Nigeria in 1965, the Camry only started gaining massive acceptance in the early 2000s. The regular users of Toyota Camry cars range from the slightly rich to those with fairly good incomes.

The incredibly large patronage of Toyota Camry cars is due to its fuel efficiency, the availability of its parts and the ease with which it can be fixed and maintained.

Honda Accord

Honda Accord 2017

It is not a surprise that this is next on the list, it is a Honda model that lots of Nigerians have fallen in love with. Honda Accord unarguably offers you value for your money with each purchase. Although this Honda model is not the most used car in Nigeria, it arguably enjoys more patronage in Northern Nigeria than the Toyota Camry. The Honda Accord appears to be in a healthy competition with Toyota Camry for the Nigerian market.

This car is manufactured by a Japanese company known as Honda motor Co. Over the years, Nigerians have come up with some special names for this model. Some of them are “End of Discussion, Honda Bullet and Discussion Continues”.

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla 2017

This car got very popular with the help of Nigerian banks. This is so because it is the official car model for bank workers. The Corolla is the most patronized Toyota model in the world. However, in Nigeria, it is the second most patronized Toyota model after the Camry and the third most patronized car brand. The Corolla has a very attractive design in addition to being very easily maintained and fuel efficient.

Due to the inability of a whole lot of Nigerians to afford brand new vehicles, the Corolla has won its way into the hearts of Nigerians. This is because of its second-hand value. As a result of this, brand new buyers of this car can always sell it off without really losing much.

Therefore, even if you cannot afford a brand new Corolla, you can always enjoy the quality of the amazing car.

Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

The Sienna is a multipurpose car. It can be used to carry out a whole lot of duties. The Toyota Sienna is the best-selling minivan in Nigeria. It can be used by single individuals. However, this car is perfect for large families. Due to the fact that a lot of Nigerian families are beyond six, the Sienna unarguably is the perfect family car.

One other reason this car is one of the most used cars in Nigeria is because it is used by transport companies. It owes its use by transport companies to its durability, strength and ease of maintenance.

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

The highlander is the most used Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in Nigeria. It is a vehicle that was designed to suit the nature of Nigeria roads. This car is majorly used by people of a certain age 😉 However, usage of this SUV cuts across different social classes. Due to its fuel efficiency and the ease with which it can be maintained, the Highlander has become very popular on Nigerian roads.

The Highlander is a fairly cheap car for what it offers. The price of a fairly used highlander is not far from the price of other top quality sedans. As a result of this, the Highlander is easily affordable.

Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot 2017

There are not many Honda SUVs in Nigeria. Although Honda boasts of quite a number of sedans, the only SUVs are the “Pilot” and “Element”. The Honda Pilot is Honda’s most patronized Sports Utility Vehicle in Nigeria. Although some years ago, this position was occupied by the Honda Element, that is no longer the case. This car provides a very comfortable ride and protects its rider from the discomfort of Nigerian roads. At the moment, the Honda Pilot is the only Honda SUV that is known to the average Nigeria. Although not very affordable, the fairly used model can be afforded by financially comfortable Nigerians.

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder 2017

If you are interested in getting a Sports Utility Vehicle but can’t afford the luxurious ones, this is the car you should go for. The Nissan pathfinder has lasted the test of time on Nigerian roads. This SUV is perhaps more popular than a lot of Nissan sedans.

Although, the Pathfinder does not have a very stylish design, it is just perfect for the SUV loving average Nigerian.

Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra

The Nissan Xterra is known for its bumpy ride. This Nissan SUV is cheaper than lots of sedans of other car brands. You do not need to have a fat account to get and maintain this vehicle. The Xterra is one of the few SUVs that does not provide any form of luxury. It is the perfect car for those that do not have any need for luxury but want an SUV.

Lexus Rx300

Lexus Rx300

This Lexus model has been a regular on Nigerian roads for over a decade. It is the cheapest Lexus SUV in Nigeria at the moment. In addition to being the most popular Lexus model on Nigerian roads, it is cheaper than a couple of Lexus sedans.

Although Lexus Rx300 is a model from a luxurious brand, it does not offer much when it comes to luxury. This is probably a reason it is not very expensive.

Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon 2017

The Avalon is Toyota’s most expensive sedan in Nigeria. This car is considered to be in a class of its own as far as Toyota Sedans are concerned. A lot of people patronize this model because of it is roomy nature in addition to the class it offers. If you cannot afford a good Toyota SUV then you should probably go for the Avalon.

This list makes it obvious that the Toyota brand is a winner in the Nigeria car market. However, you can not go wrong with any of the cars on this list!

Got any thoughts on the Top 10 most used cars in Nigeria? Share in the comments section!

One thought on “Top 10 Most Used Cars in Nigeria

  • February 14, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I totally agree with this list. Toyota Camara is practically everywhere in the Nigerian streets.


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