Some cars can be pretty expensive. Upscale types like Mercedes, BMWs, and Audi cost up to 10 million and over. Such car types and models are out of your league if you are a tight budget guy like me. At least for now. Maybe you will afford a Mercedes 200 tomorrow. However, this does not mean you will be jumping into Matatus forever. You can buy a cheap car in Kenya for as low as 500,000 Ksh.

Such cars do not have the comfort and social status the exotic models offer. But, you will enjoy driving it and avoid the crazy public transport in Kenya. Furthermore, cars were designed to get you from point A to point B.

10 Cheap Cars you Can Buy in Kenya Today

Honda Fit

Honda Fit is famous for fuel efficiency. Its 1.2 or 1.5 engine types consume regular petrol at a rate of about 12 kilometers per liter. The front wheel drive and a five sitter comes with incredible trunk space and spacious cabin. Also, the rear row folds to fit with the floor to create more luggage space. With improved safety features like anti-lock-brakes, pretensioner seat belts, and its body shape; the car can endure collisions even with huge vehicles.

Launched in 2001, Honda fit in a series of seven. Its current Market price is between 600,000 Ksh to 900,000 Ksh.

Toyota Vitz

Toyota Vitz is a sport hatchback that came into the Kenyan market in 1999. The five seater comes in either front wheel drive or All-wheel-drive. Like the former, it has a roomy interior with enormous trunk space for a mini car. With a 1300 cc or 1500 cc engine, you can drive for 15 kilometers on a liter of petrol. Also, Toyota Vitz is equipped with safety features like ABS, stability control and SRS airbags. It had a crash test rating of 4 star by the Euro NCAP car safety rating.

Toyota Vitz sells at 600,000 to 1,000,000.

Mazda Demio

The Mazda company has manufactured this model since 1996. The low maintenance, sparkly exterior mini car’s latest model has gained a lot of popularity among Kenyan ladies. It is voted as the best economy car with readily available cheap spare parts. Mazda Demio has fuel efficiency of 16 kilometers per liter. Also, it has a beautiful and roomy interior with an eliminable rear row for more trunk space.

Mazda Demio’s market price ranges between 700,000 Ksh to 900,000 Ksh.

Subaru Impreza

A close competitor to Mitsubishi Lancer models and the like, Subaru Impreza is among cheap cars you can buy in Kenya Today. Subaru Impreza was launched in 1992 and is now in it’s 5th generation. Subaru lovers adore the Turbocharged engine, speed, and great bad terrain and wet area performance. If you love camping or live in a rugged neighborhood, Subaru Impreza is a good choice.

Subaru Impreza has a market price of between 500, 000 to 2 million.

Toyota Auris

Toyota Auris is a new car model by the Toyota Corolla company. It comes in a 5 sitter version with either a 1.3 liter or 1.8 liter engine. It has a roomy interior and a brilliant exterior design. Toyota Auris makes it to the cheap cars in Kenya list with a market price of 800,000 Ksh to 1.2 million.

Honda Stream

The Honda Stream was launched by Honda in 2000 October. The MPV features a powerful 1.8 liter engine, firmer shock absorbers, and a rear anti-roll bar. Also, it comes with alloy wheels that reduce weight, improved suspension tuning , and a tailgate spoiler that enhances handling and acceleration.

Honda Stream is a cheap car you can buy in Kenya with a market price of 700,000 Ksh to 1.3 million.

Toyota Belta

A saloon car and an improvement of Vitz,  Toyota Belta was launched in 2005. Exports began in 2006. The car has a beautiful exterior design and a fine interior. Also, like other sedans it is built to offer roomy cabins and trunk. Toyota Belta comes with a powerful engine and good fuel efficiency of 22 kilometers per liter.

As for the market price, you are looking to pay 600,000 Ksh to 900,000 Ksh. 

Toyota Probox

Honestly, I did not expect the Probox to miss the list of cheap cars in Kenya. It is one the most popular cars in Kenya. Business people love it for its massive trunk space. Also, the third row can fold to fit with the floor if you have more luggage.  With a Toyota probox, the engine can have a rating of 1.3 or 1.5 cc per liter. It consumes fuel at a rate of 12 kilometers per liter.

You can buy a Probox at 500,00 to 800,000 Ksh.

Nissan March

Nissan March is a mini car model of the Nissan automobile company. Its 3rd generation comes with many improvements including more interior space. Instead of the creepy interior size of the past, the car is now taller and wider. This achieves more head room, recliner seats that are comfortable even for old people in wheelchairs and more luggage space.

Also, this model comes with 3 cylinder 1.0 liter or 1.5 liter engine. It consumes fuel at 21 kilometers per liter.

Nissan March is also among cheap cars in Kenya with a market price of 400,000 Ksh to 800,000 Ksh depending on its production year.

Toyota Premio

Toyota Premio was launched in 2001 replacing Carina an old Toyota model of 1974. This model comes with powerful engines types ranging from 1.5 to 2.1 liters. Premio can achieve a speed of 185 kph. Also, it is equipped with safety features like ABS, electronic brake distribution, brake assist and so on.

Our list is full of mini cars, I though to let the premio slide.

Toyota Premio is a cheap car considering the quality and retails from 900,000 to 1.8 million Ksh.

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