Choosing the right car suitable for the road you ply every day is very important. Driving on Nigerian roads can be worrisome yet fun from the bumpy roads to the waterlogged areas and extremely sandy roads. These roads are capable of giving your day a twist of fate.

The rainy season is gradually setting in and it’s advisable to prepare yourself adequately with the right car, just so you don’t get stuck in flooded roads, mud-fest or a quicksand.

Below are the top 5 cars in Nigeria suitable for Nigerian roads. They are all Four-Wheel Drive SUVs (4WD) and will take you places this season without stopping or getting stuck even on the worst roads.

Let’s get right into it.

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV known on Nigerian roads for its strength, durability & reliability. The RAV4 is also loved for its versatility, from its portable & chic body styling to its adequacy in withstanding rocky and waterlogged roads without breaking down or getting stuck.

The RAV4 is equally affordable and very easy to maintain. Their parts are easily accessible and they have a low fuel consumption.

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a midsize truck-based SUV which doubles its ability as a family car and also an off-road enabled SUV. The Explorer has a trucklike shape enhanced with carlike features and a refined ride quality enabling them to withstand rocky roads without the hassle. Their fuel efficiency is relatively average but saves fuel than most SUVs.

Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is one of Nigeria’s most favourite SUVs due to its durability to withstand any road and their spare parts availability in the Nigerian market. The Highlander also serves as a family car that transports up to 8 passengers comfortably. They’re capable of manoeuvring extremely sandy roads & waterlogged areas effectively. The Highlander’s fuel efficiency is relative, which makes it one of the few SUVs with low fuel mileage. The Highlander is very reliable and would last you a while if properly maintained.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is also a compact crossover SUV usually found on Nigerian roads. The Honda CR-V is one of the few Honda SUVs that are capable of embarking on Nigerian roads without any issue. They’re equally competent enough to manoeuvre waterlogged roads without getting stuck right in the middle. The Honda CR-V is relatively affordable and has a low maintenance cost. 

Lexus RX 350

The Lexus RX 350 is one of the few luxury midsize SUVs that are relatively affordable. The RX 350 is capable of handling Nigerian roads without costing you a fortune when they eventually break down or get stuck. The Lexus RX 350 offers a decent amount of luxury giving you comfort and convenience when manoeuvring bad & rocky roads.

These top 5 cars mentioned above would definitely give you peace of mind any moment and little or no worry as far as they’re maintained properly.

We assure you there won’t be any cause for your vehicle to break down or get stuck while navigating on Nigerian roads.

You can also check out a few Safety Tips while Driving in the Rain and Car Care Tips on how to take care of your car.

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