In a country like Nigeria where the hustle is real and the grind never ceases, there is a need for you to get the best car that will save you some more money. This involves getting a car with a good engine, good tyres, a car which is capable of moving on all terrains particularly on/off-road due to the untarred roads in Nigeria and, more importantly, a fuel-efficient car that will save you money particularly with this harsh economy. As it is most noticeable, Nigerians often want cars that are fuel-efficient and would not create a hole in their budget, hence, we have carefully researched this content to provide you with some of the best and most fuel-efficient cars in Nigeria.
We do hope you can get something off our list.
Toyota Camry 2008
Toyota cars are famous for reliability and fuel efficiency
This highly-rated Toyota Camry is one uncomplicated car that gives you value your money. With its 210 horsepower V-6 3.3-litres engine, this car is sure to do the job you need. The standard audio JBL speaker and navigation system give it a “just right” comfortable feel. While it does not give the acceleration you may desire, it does do well in terms of durability.
The average Toyota Camry is fuel-efficient for about 9.8km/l to 13.6km/l. We chose the Toyota Camry 2008 to it because of its unique beauty and its ability to get the job done. The average price of the Toyota Camry 2008 for sale is about 1.5- 3.1 million naira depending on the grade you would like. Not bad for a car of that quality.
2018 Mazda 6
Aside from looking classy, it is also very fuel-efficient
The 2018 Mazda 6 has part of its features a 2.5-litre 187 horsepower engine with a 6-speed automatic gearbox to give you a not so aggressive speed. It has good handling features with firmer steering that gives the driver greater control. Its 17-inch alloy wheel and LED lights serve to beautify this car, though the same compliment cannot be given to the interior.
With a fuel consumption average of 8.8-9.4l/100km, the 2018 Mazda 6, like most fuel-efficient cars, is just adequate. You can get this car for the price range of 9.7- 19.5 million naira on the Nigerian market. Not bad for a relatively new model, if you ask me.
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Kia Forte 2010
The Kia Forte 2010 is well known for power and safety, in addition to fuel efficiency
Why the Kia Forte 2010, you might ask? Well with an average fuel consumption rate of 10.7-14.5km/per litre, we consider the Kia Forte good enough for our list. The 2010 model is even more impressive not just for it classy and attractive look, but because for a compact car it comes with a 176 horsepower 2.4-litre and a 2.0-litre and 153 horsepower engine, giving lovers of the car elegant options to choose from.
For safety, the Kia Forte 2010 brings to the table an electronic stability control, dual-seated mounted airbags, front headrests and anti-lock brakes with brakes assist. The stiffness of the hydraulic steering when at low speed and lightness at higher speed showcase a weakness in the car but the excellent performance of its four-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmission more than covers-up for this weakness. It can be purchased within a price range of 2.5- 3.5 million naira.
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2006 Toyota Corolla LE
The Corolla never misses any list of most fuel-efficient cars
This car is perhaps the most popular among middle-income earners in the country. This is so because the average Toyota Corolla's fuel consumption is about 10-13.7km/litre. This car apart from being fuel efficient is also popular for its handling, comfortable interior space and general quietness. With the Corolla 2006, you get 1.8-litre 126 horsepower four-speed automatic or manual transmission making it the right family car for you. Its anti-lock braking system and electronic brakeforce distribution system serve to provide steering control and maintains braking pressure, thus, enhancing its safety measures. The price of this car can be between a modest 2.4-3 million naira.
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2013 Hyundai i10
Though compact in size, the 2013 Hyundai i10 boasts of five doors which can carry 5 passengers. It has a 1.2-litre 86 horsepower engine and can travel up to 171km/h making a good enough car.
The 2013 Hyundai i10 is a good choice for taxi service
But you know that’s why it is not on our list, right? This car fuel-efficiency capability ensures that it consumes fuel at an average of 5-6.9 litre/100km. The 4 speakers, AUX capabilities, CD player and USB compatibility all serve to provide entertainment and make you enjoy your drive. The car also has an engine immobilizer coupled with a central locking and alarm system to help secure itself against intruders.
The average price of a 2013 i10 Hyundai for sale is between 800 thousand- 1.7 million naira.
Mitsubishi Mirage 2014
Choosing the Mitsubishi Mirage 2014, you have to put up with the noise
The Mitsubishi Mirage 2014 journeys about 11.2-17.3km/ litres which makes it hard to ignore when compiling a list of some of the most fuel-efficient cars in the country. In addition to his fuel-efficiency, the Mitsubishi Mirage with its 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine with 74 horsepower and a speed of up to 180km/h, the Mirage may just be what you need. It comes in a five-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The car has the capacity for fur passengers and for a light car, the brakes are quite solid and work very well.
The glitch with this car is that sudden manoeuvres such as lane changes could cause it a bit difficult and it generates a lot of noise for the little momentum it gathers. The Mirage is a car worth having for running short errands. It goes for a price range of 7-10 million naira.
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Hyundai Sonata 2011
The Hyundai Sonata has a 2.4-litre 198 horsepower V-6 engine can get a speed of up to 210km/h. The car comes with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission. The Sonata provides you with low road noise and is very easy to handle. The Sonata has been a designated a large car which means it has plenty of room for comfortability. It showcases a 16.4 cubic feet of trunk space allowing you to fit your luggage conveniently when going on long road trips. The anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control are also built in to add safety to this car.
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It averages about 8.5-13.9km/L, which for a large car is pretty modest if you ask me. It goes for about 11-13 million naira for brand new and about 3.5-8 million for foreign-used.
So that’s it for our list of some of the most fuel-efficient cars you can get in Nigeria. We should remind you though that prices are most times subject to the exchange rate. But we have done our best to help you get the best cars out there. Good luck as you hunt for that car of your dream.