For less than a million naira, you can get a clean cheap car in Nigeria. In this article we have listed all the cheapest cars in Nigeria. We reached out to a few dealers to give us the updated prices of these cars.
Do you know that you can own a cheap Lexus car? Yes, you read that right. There are several beautiful Lexus cars, Mercedes cars, Peugeot cars, Honda cars, Volkswagen cars and Toyota cars that you can get for pocket friendly rates.
Although a good number of persons buy cars for mobility and comfortability, other factors considered when choosing a car to buy. In most parts of the world, people buy car as a form of status. Whatever reason you want a car for, there’s no need to worry about the prices. We’ve got you covered.
We’ve indexed the current prices of cars in Nigeria, so you don’t have to conduct series of research to find the cheapest cars in Nigeria.
These are cars that’d give you a premium feel for a relatively cheap amount. You can buy a car without spending all your savings. That way there will still be enough funds for maintenance and emergency repairs.
How to buy cheap cars in Nigeria
There are always opportunities to buy a cheap car in Nigeria. You would get the cheapest car deals when you buy it from people that have an urgent need for the cash, people that are desperate to sell, individuals with bad loans, and people that are relocating abroad. I have seen mouthwatering car deals in the past from people relocating abroad.
When you buy a cheap car, it is usually not difficult to maintain. Cars that cost over ₦5,000,000 are usually more expensive to maintain. If you need a cheap car, you need to look for opportunities around you; from social media networks, forums and websites that offer cheap cars.
Having taken the time and effort to curate the cheapest used cars in Nigerian markets, here is our top 10 cheapest cars in Nigeria alongside their prices. The list is in alphabetical order.
Top 10 Cheapest Cars in Nigeria Price List (Updated May, 2020)
|Rank||Car||Price in Nigeria|
|1||Honda Accord 2007–2009||₦900,000 – ₦1,250,000|
|2||Honda CR-V 2005–2006||₦750,000 – ₦900,000|
|3||Lexus RX300 2001||₦1,100,000|
|4||Mercedes Benz C300 2000–2010||₦1,050,000 – ₦2,200,000|
|5||Nissan Xterra 2000–2009||₦350,000 – ₦900,000|
|6||Peugeot 406 2008||₦650,000|
|7||Toyota Camry 2003–2009||₦900,000 – ₦1,600,000|
|8||Toyota Corolla 2004–2005||₦1,000,000 – ₦1,400,000|
|9||Toyota Sienna 2001–2005||₦950,000 – ₦2,000,000|
|10||Volkswagen Golf 3 & 4||₦400,000 – ₦650,000|
Note: This is the price list for Nigerian used cars, the cost of getting a foreign used car is slightly higher. In most cases, you may have to add an extra ₦300,000 to ₦500,000 to get the foreign used (tokunbo) ones.
1. Honda Accord
Honda Accord is one of the most demanded cheap cars in Nigeria. Every year there is an increase in demand for this car because of its simplicity and low cost of maintenance.
As a result, it is also one of the most purchased cars in the country. If you would like to get a used Honda Accord, don’t let anything hold you back. It’s easy to ride.
Another reason many Nigerians like the Honda Accord is because of its low consumption of fuel.
The way the engine is designed it does not consume much fuel compared to other products. The size of the vehicle is also family friendly. Whether as a single individual or a family person, you would enjoy this car.
The only challenge with the Honda Accord is that it doesn’t do so well when used on deplorable roads. However, only a few cars would survive very bad roads.
Price of Honda Accord in Nigeria
The price of Honda Accord 2007 is about ₦900,000, while the Honda Accord 2009 cost about ₦1,250,000.
2. Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V is another cheap Honda product in Nigeria. The car is compact and usually compared with Toyota products. Well, Honda is a Japanese product too.
The Honda CR-V is known for its low fuel consumption and spacious design. It is good for a large family. And can also be used to carry loads. The car has safety features that meets the automobile market standards.
Price of Honda CR-V in Nigeria
The price of Honda CR-V (2005 model) is about ₦750,000, while the Honda CR-V (2006 model) cost about ₦900,000.
3. Lexus RX300
The Lexus RX300 is one SUV that you can get at a pocket friendly rate. This is another cheap car you can get in Nigeria if you are a lover of SUVs. If you love Lexus’ luxury feel, then you can have a look at this car. Although the price is low, you are sure to get a very clean design and fancy interior.
I’m a huge fan of Lexus cars, they’ve become very common on Nigerian roads. Thanks to how meticulously designed it is. The Lexus RX300 is the cheapest of its siblings, however, RX330 and RX350 couldn’t make our list. They are far more expensive, but worth the price.
Price of Lexus RX300 in Nigeria
The Lexus RX300 (2001 model) is sold for about ₦1,100,000 in Nigeria.
4. Mercedes Benz C200
Yes, a Mercedes Benz made it to our list. The Mercedes Benz C200 is one of the cheapest cars in Nigeria. The cheap variants are the ones released between 2000 to 2007.
The recent versions are a bit expensive. You can get a Mercedes Benz (2000) for less than a million naira. While the 2007 version is sold for a little above a million naira.
Like every other Mercedes Benz, the C200 comes with the alluring aesthetics. The design is beautiful and offers several features as well. You can still be classified as a Benz owner. You know, the pride that comes with owning one of these rides.
Mercedes Benz is not only recognised in Nigeria, its automobiles are well known around the world.
The Germans are know for precision and you can find this in every Mercedes design. The vehicles are also durable. The only challenge is that some users complain of high consumption of fuel.
If you are of the school of thoughts that there are no cheap Mercedes Benz, you couldn’t be more wrong.
Price of Mercedes Benz in Nigeria
The price of Mercedes Benz C200 (2006 model) is about ₦850,00 in Nigeria. While Mercedes Benz C300 (2000 model) cost ₦1,050,000 and the C300 (2010 model) cost about ₦2,200,000.
5. Nissan Xterra
Nissan Xterra is another SUV that you can buy for less than a million naira. The car is one of the cheapest SUV in Nigeria. As a Japanese product, the car is solid, but have a very low second hand value. The Nissan Xterra is one of the most popular Nissan product on Nigerian roads.
Price of Nissan Xterra in Nigeria
You can get the Nissan Xterra (2000 model) for about ₦350,000 in Nigeria. The 2009 model of Nissan Xterra is more expensive as it costs about ₦900,000. Both cars cost less than a million naira.
6. Peugeot 406
This one is a classic. The Peugeot 406 is a car that is described as vehicle that came before its time. It is a machine at full speed, and it is completely balanced. The vehicle is also very durable. I used to have drawings of older versions of this car.
The car is capable of enduring long distance travel. The design is very beautiful. Back in the days, it was a pride for a public officer to have the Peugeot 406 as an official car.
Price of Peugeot 406 in Nigeria
The Peugeot 406 (2008 model) cost about ₦650,000 in Nigeria. You can get lower versions of the car for lesser than that amount.
7. Toyota Camry
If you have spend some years in Nigeria, then you would know that the Toyota Camry series is one of Nigerian’s favourites. The Toyota Camry is one of the cheapest cars in Nigeria. It is also a hot selling product. You can find a Camry on a car stand today and find that stand empty tomorrow.
If you would like to have a durable car while having some space, then this is the car to go for. The cars are classy, and the interiors are fine. Whether you are a young man who just made a good amount of money or a family man, the car serves your needs.
Toyota Camry is also known for having a solid engine, that rarely disappoints. This is one vehicle that does well to survive on Nigerian roads. The older versions of Toyota Camry are usually pocket friendly.
Price of Toyota Camry in Nigeria
The price for Toyota Camry (2015 – 2017 models) is between ₦1,700,000 – ₦4,100,000. While the for other older versions;
|Toyota Camry (2010 – 2014)||₦1,400,000 – ₦2,800,000|
|Toyota Camry (2003 – 2009)||₦900,000 – ₦1,600,000|
|Toyota Camry (1997 – 2002)||₦450,000 – ₦1,050,000|
|Toyota Camry (1992 – 1996)||₦380,000 – ₦750,000|
The average market price for getting a Toyota Camry in Nigeria is from ₦1,100,000 to ₦2,800,000.
8. Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is closest competitor to the Toyota Camry. The Corolla cars are also more expensive that the Camry contemporary.
In Nigeria, the Corolla has a very high demand. I have witnessed several Corolla sale deals go within minutes. A Toyota Corolla car that is released the same year with a Camry car is usually more expensive than the Camry counterpart.
Toyota Corolla is well known for its durability. The car is strong for Nigerian roads. The mini sedan is also known for having mostly minor problems.
It rarely develops severe problems for its users. However, that is when it is well maintained by the user. The good news is the it is easy and cheap to maintain.
Ever since the launch of Corolla many years back, it has given many competitors a run for users money. Every year, a new Corolla model is released with fancy new features.
Price of Toyota Corolla in Nigeria
The price for Toyota Corolla (2004 model) is a little above a million naira. While the Toyota Corolla (2005 model) cost about ₦1,500,000. The lower versions of the car cost far lesser.
9. Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna is a multipurpose Toyota product. The Sienna is known to be a durable SUV. As a spade bus, the car is also good for a really large family. It could be used in terrible terrains, like Nigerian roads. They are more likely to survive the gallops.
Since it was released over two decades ago, the car have been highly demanded in Nigeria. The car is not very fancy, but users buy it for durability.
Price of Toyota Sienna in Nigeria
The price of a Toyota Sienna (2001 model) is ₦950,000 in Nigeria. While the Toyota Sienna (2005 model) cost about ₦2,000,000.
10. Volkswagen Golf 3 & 4
There was a time I really wanted to get a Golf 4, I was working with a budget and I needed one of the cheapest cars I could get in Nigeria. I know a lot about this car because I did my research.
The vehicle parts are readily available in the spare parts markets. The Volkswagen Golfs Series one of the cheapest car models in Nigeria. The car is small in size, but covers up with its might. It is a car for a single individual or a small family.
There was a time when the Golf series was hot cake in Nigeria. Well, these vehicles are still worth your money. You have lesser worries when you buy a cheap Golf car.
Price of Volkswagen Golf in Nigeria
The price of Volkswagen Golf 3 is about ₦400,000 for the second hand used in Nigeria. While the Volkswagen Golf 4 cost about ₦650,000 in Nigeria.
Prices of the cheapest cars in Nigeria
The list below shows the price of second cars in Nigeria. If you need a cheap car, then check out the list to see which appeals to you.
Well, the price may vary a little depending on the model, where you are buying from and where you are based. However, this is to give you a general view when you are going to buy a car in Nigeria.
|Car||Price in Nigeria|
|Acura MDX 2010||₦2,100,000|
|Acura MDX 2012 (Registered)||₦2,600,000|
|Acura TL 2004 (Tokunbo)||₦1,200,000|
|BMW 7-Series 2007 (Registered)||₦1,200,000|
|Ford Edge 2008||₦1,450,000|
|Ford Explorer 2006||₦800,000|
|Ford Explorer 2010||₦1,750,000|
|Honda Crosstour 2010||₦2,100,000|
|Honda CRV 2008||₦1,050,000|
|Honda Pilot 2005||₦900,000|
|Honda Pilot 2010||₦2,100,000|
|Land Rover Discovery||₦1,900,000|
|Land Rover Freelander||₦1,800,000|
|Land Rover LR3||₦1,350,000|
|Land Rover LR4||₦1,550,000|
|Range Rover Sport||₦2,800,000|
|Range Rover Sport 2012 (Tokunbo)||₦4,800,000|
|Land Rover Vogue||₦1,950,000|
|Lexus ES 300 2003 (Registered)||₦1,200,000|
|Lexus ES 300 2002 (Tokunbo)||₦1,600,000|
|Lexus ES 330||₦1,900,000|
|Lexus ES 350||₦2,400,000|
|Lexus RX 300||₦1,200,000|
|Lexus RX 330||₦1,800,000|
|Lexus RX 350||₦2,400,000|
|Mazda CX-7 2008||₦1,200,000|
|Mercedes Benz C200 (Tokunbo)||₦1,250,000|
|Mercedes Benz C-Class||₦1,700,000|
|Mercedes Benz E-Class||₦1,800,000|
|Mercedes Benz G-Class||₦1,750,000|
|Mercedes Benz GLK||₦2,400,000|
|Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 (Registered)||₦2,700,000|
|Mercedes Benz ML||₦2,100,000|
|Nissan Sentra 2013||₦1,550,000|
|Toyota Corolla 2010||₦2,200,000|
|Toyota FJ Cruiser||₦1,400,000|
|Toyota Highlander 2004 (Registered)||₦1,300,000|
|Toyota Sienna 2006 (Tokunbo)||₦1,900,000|
|Volkswagen Passat CC 2011||₦1,600,000|
It is possible to find cheap cars in Nigeria. However, you need to keep your eyes opened to opportunities around you. Whether you want a saloon car or an SUV, you can find very cheap cars in Nigeria. Interestingly, rates tend to differ depending on the year the car was released, and where you got the car. You can get a cheap car from a car stand or from the Internet.