Top 10 best Cars built for Nigerian roads

Top 10 best Cars built for Nigerian roads

There is no doubt that driving in Nigeria is only for the strong hearted and strong willed, if you live in Nigeria, especially Lagos, then you can also attest to this.  The roads in Nigeria are mostly filled with potholes, broken, badly maintained or seldom properly maintained. You can understand why to drive in Nigeria; you need to be equipped physically, mentally, and with the best car best built for Nigerian roads.

Bearing this knowledge in mind, there are some cars that fare better on Nigerian roads than some other cars. This has nothing to do with the design of the car, the model, but it has everything to do with its type of engines, durability, fuel consumption rate, ruggedness.

Not all fancy or luxury cars are built for Nigerian roads, so if you do not want to buy an expensive car or even a budget friendly car, and end up spending thousands of Naira trying to maintain the car or service the car, then this article is right for you. Here are the top 10 best cars built for Nigerian roads.

Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

This car is known for its large body and reliability. The Nissan Pathfinder is a four-wheeled Sport Utility Vehicle, made up of four doors, big enough to seat up to seven persons at once. It is best suited for Nigerian rods because it is an SUV, and most SUVs can survive bumpy rods and are rugged, and this car is rugged. Some of its features are; the four-wheel brake system, 284hp, 3.5 Litres v-6 engine. The Nissan Pathfinder has a remarkable off-road ability that makes it a very suitable and widely sought-after car.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

This car is widely known for its off-road performance. It is a brand made by Jeep, and its design proves that it has the capability to survive Nigerian roads. If you often ply roads that are filled with potholes and bumps, which make you, want to drive off-road, this car is perfect for you in Nigeria. It is made up of two-doors, a four wheel brake system fuel economy rate of 17/25 mpg city/hwy, 3.6 litre v-6 engine, 285hp, and available spare parts. It also has Electro-hydraulic power assist steering, and gas-pressurized shock absorbers to help in the midst of potholes.

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Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia is widely popular in pothole filled areas, especially in Lagos State. The Sequoia is made of large wheels, large size, which can seat up to 8 persons at once, the fuel economy of hwy mp est 17/combined mpg 15/mpg city est 13, 5.7 litre v-8 engine, gas mileage of 13 mpg city/17 mpg hwy.  It also has nice exterior design and it is built for large families.

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Land Range Rover Sport


This car also has large wheels, high ground clearance, and engines that can ply through any pothole filled road without causing the car damage. Some of its features include four-wheel brake system, engine capacity of 3.0L/183, fuel economy at est hwy: mpg 28, city: mpg 22, a cruising range of city: mi 499.40, hwy: mi 635.60. It also has an amazing off-road performance, large in-built space for comfortability, a great audio system, and other amazing features that ease the stress with navigating Nigerian roads.  

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla 2015 price in Nigeria 2020

If there was a car that could become a Nigerian citizen, it would be the Toyota Corolla. Not only is this car very popular on Nigerian roads, but it has also been nicknamed various names by its Nigerian users.   Given the ever rising traffic state in Nigeria, especially Lagos, buying fuel is always a hassle. If you want to reduce the number of times you spend money on fuel on one trip then this car is perfect for you. It is not an SUV, it is a saloon car with other capabilities but its ability to store and manage fuel remains its star quality best suited for Nigerian roads.

Volkswagen Golf

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The Volkswagen Golf is one of the oldest brands of cars in Nigeria, but despite its size or manufacture date, this car has proven to be very suitable for Nigerian roads. It is affordable, has a four motion all-wheel-drive system, drives mode selector that allows for off-road driving. This car was certainly designed and built for Nigerian roads because of its many fine qualities.

Mercedes Benz G-class

Mercedes-Benz G 350 BlueTEC

Apart from its obvious provision of comfortability to its drivers and passengers, the Mercedes Benz G-class from its design and build-up shows that it is fit for Nigerian roads. It may not be as affordable as the other cars on this list and may come with a heavy price tag, but the comfortability this car provides sure makes it mouth-watering.  Some of its features include: a four-door all-wheel vehicle, 5-passenger seats, fuel economy rate of mpg 11 for cities and highways, 4.0 Litre turbocharged 8-cylinder engine, size of the front tyre is P325/55VR22, and the size of the rear tyre is P35/55VR22.

Toyota Camry

2021 Toyota Camry

This car brand also largely patronized by Nigerian brands is one suited for Nigerian roads. The Toyota Camry, like the Toyota Corolla, can economize fuel properly and is good for long-distance journeys. For a saloon car, it has a good exterior body that protects it in the case of an accident, rugged, easy to drive, and also has enough room to accommodate its passengers.

Toyota Avalon

2014 Toyota Avalon

This car is best suited for Nigerian roads because it is built with some amazing safety features that help to protect the driver and passengers in case of an accident or bad roads. It is also popular because its v-6 engines have the ability to run through at any time of the day without wearing out on any type of road.

Toyota RAV4

2020 RAV4

This vehicle boasts of an upgraded AWD system with a rear-axle torque vectoring that allows its driver to carefully maneuver any type of road, especially Nigerian roads.   

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