20 Best cars to buy in Kenya under Ksh 1 million 2023/2024

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In Kenya there are specific cars you can buy for less than Ksh 1 million.Most of them are used cars with mileage of 50,000-300,000kms.Used cars are always cheaper than new cars.

The good thing about cars costing below Ksh 1 million is that they consume less fuel compared to expensive cars. Cheap cars are also not expensive to insure.

Below is the list of best cars to buy in Kenya for less than Ksh 1 million:

  1. Nissan wingroad

Engine: 1500cc                               

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1200ksh/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: reasonable performance with flexible boot area with remote control for rear seats.

Cons: small fuel tank restricts range.

  •  Mazda Flair

Engine: 650cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1000ksh/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: it has a lower fuel consumption and excellent driving experience.

Cons: it has a cramped interior and MRCC doesn’t function at crawling speed.

  • Toyota Celica

Engine 1800cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1300ksh/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: fuel economy and with confortable seats.

Cons: issues with the engine and component

  • Nissan X-Trail

Engine: 1995cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1300ksh/100km

Accommodates 7 people.

Pros: spacious interior and good level of safety.

Cons: cargo space is small.

  •  Toyota Camry

Engine: 2400cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1600ksh/100km.

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: its reliable, holds value well and it offers a roomy, comfortable interior.

Cons: its conservative styling with oil consumption in earlier models

  •  Toyota Ipsum

Engine 2400cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1500ksh/100km

Accommodates 7 people.

Pros: it has a large tank, reliable and fuel economy.

Cons: it has a sliding passenger doors which need a lot of improvement.

  • Nissan Note

Engine 1200cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1100ksh/100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: it has spacious interior, excellent fuel economy and affordable to maintain.

Cons: the 1.2L naturally aspirated engine is underpowered.

  •  Suzuki Alton Glx

Engine: 658cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1000ksh/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: its low maintenance and very economical on fuel.

Cons: not spacious so not suitable for a families.

  • Nissan Advan

Engines: 1500cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1100ksh/100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pro: affordable with a functional interior.

Cons: less power and cargo space.

  1.  Toyota Axio

Engine: 1500cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 2000kshs/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: a very fuel efficient car [1500cc] does18.2Km/L and affordable spare parts.

Cons: sluggish acceleration on the 1500cc.

  1.  Honda fit

Engine 1300cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 2000kshs/100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: excellent visibility and specious.

Cons: poor soundproofing and sensitive to lateral winds,

  1. Toyota Probox

Engine 1500cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 2000ksh/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: affordable to maintain and with excellent fuel economy.

Ideal for small businesses.

Cons: low rent interior.

  1.  Nissan Dayz

Engine: 650cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1500ksh/100km

Accommodates 4 people.

Pros: spacious interior with good fuel economy.

Cons: handling is not so ideal at high speed.

  1.  Toyota Vitz

Engine: 1300cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 2000kshs/100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: reliable and great fuel economy does 18Km/L.

Cons: has low ground clearance.

  1.  Suzuki Wagon R

Engine: 650cc

Fuel consumption:  approximate of 1200kshs/100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: it’s ideal for families, good fuel economy and spacious interior.[1000cc]

Cons: it’s not very common in Kenya so spare parts not readily available.

  1.  Toyota Ractis

Engine: 1300cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1800ksh /100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: spacious interior and excellent fuel economy. [1300cc]Consumption 18.2Km/L

Cons: has noisy cabin at high speed.

  1. Suzuki Swift GlK

Engine: 1200cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 2200kshs/100km

Accommodates 5 people.

Pros: its low maintenance and its spacious.

Cons: the cargo space is small and it is slow on steep hills.

  1. Mazda Bonga

Engine 1800cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1900kshs/100km.

Accommodates 8 people.

Pros: its low maintenance, reliable workhouse and allows you to remove the seats for more luggage room.

Cons: the seats are not comfortable for long travels.

  1. Mazda Demio

Engine 1300cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 2000kshs/100km.

Accommodates 5 people.

       Pros: excellent fuel economy, affordable maintenance and functional interior.

       Cons: cargo space is 13.3 Cubin feet, which is small for hatchback.

  • Nissan Blue Bird

Engine 1500cc

Fuel consumption: approximate of 1500kshs/100km

Accommodates 5 people

Pros: its fuel economic and it look very stylish and luxurious.

Cons: it’s not spacious.