What are the 7 most reliable cars in Nigeria?

06/22/2021

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It is really difficult to find a car that will never stress you in Nigeria. This article is going to provide you with the 7 most reliable cars in Nigeria. Read on to discover!

Every class in school has that one student that will never be caught making noise or causing trouble(s) with anyone. This is the same way we have cars that will never stress you in this life no matter what you do with them even with all the problems that cars go through in Nigeria.

Today, we would be talking about the cars that were made to make their owners happy every day in Nigeria.

Not like these cars are perfect, there are just some things about them that make the car very desirable and should be considered the most reliable cars in Nigeria.

7 most reliable cars in Nigeria

1. Toyota Corolla

Hmmmmm Corolla! All my friends know that I am always the first to insult a Corolla anytime I see one and that is because it is the only perfect car I know of for Nigeria. The Corolla is that one car that will never spend unnecessary extra time in the mechanic workshop. In fact, they rarely break down. 

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Toyota Corolla in all its glory

I am talking about a 1995 - 2006 Toyota Corolla though. From 2007, Toyota compromised on the interior quality of Toyota Corollas and it has never been as valuable as the older ones. 

A Toyota Corolla model between 2002 and 2007 is bulletproof and that is why you see it all over the place which has started to become annoying to people that notice cars on the road. Tbh, the Toyota Corolla leads the most reliable cars in Nigeria list. 

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This Corolla is where the build quality of Corolla started to drop 

I have done a 30 Corolla count in two minutes before on the Third Mainland Bridge of Lagos and I totally get it. People love to spend money on what they are sure would be very valuable to them. 

The only issues with Corollas in Nigeria are that they are increasing in purchasing price because there is too much money chasing after them in the car market of Nigeria. The value of the 2002 - 2007 Toyota Corolla keeps climbing up and that is just somehow. Corolla is literally like gold today.

2. Toyota Prados 

Toyota Prado is one Toyota SUV that just cuts across everything nice when you are analyzing a full-size SUV. The Toyota Prado from 2009 till 2021 has been running on the same kind of engine variation and it has never been problematic for once to its Nigerian users.   

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Toyota Prado is the car for CEOs in Nigeria 

Another thing that puts this car on this list is the fact that you can easily facelift any Toyota Prado from 2010 to look like a 2021 (latest model) with a couple of millions of Naira.

Do not also forget that the Toyota Prado is a full-size luxury SUV that is also very economical.

Availability of parts and seasoned technicians for the Toyota Prado makes it the go-to SUV for the leaders of the co-operate world in Nigeria. Everybody wants a car on the most reliable cars in Nigeria list and the Prado is just perfect. 

3. Mercedes-Benz GLK 

The Mercedes-Benz GLK is a compact SUV that Benz only produced for one generation between 2008 and 2015. I don't think any luxury compact SUV will ever be as successful as the GLK in Nigeria. If Benz used their sales number in Nigeria to make decisions, I can bet that the GLK would never have been cancelled.

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GLK is a compact SUV I wish never got cancelled 

This SUV had only one trim, the GLK350 and it had an almost perfect engine. The GLK just suited a lot of special needs of Nigerians like maximum chilling A/C, leather seats, high ground clearance, premium interior entertainment, Mains switch in some models, etc.

The GLK has been replaced by the GLA and the GLC which isn't doing well in Nigeria at all. Not because the GLA or GLC is not one of the most reliable cars in Nigeria but because it stole the GLK's spot.

The most important reason why the GLK is on this list is that the SUV never breaks or fails to proceed. The GLK is one of the most reliable cars in Nigeria by Mercedes-Benz.

If you are a lover of compact SUVs, do not think twice before going for the GLK. 

4. Kia Accent 

This is the only car on this list that has a special clause to its 'non stressing' character. It must be bought brand new. 

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An Accent is a car for everyone 

When a Kia Accent is bought brand new, you have 10 years of not fixing or working on anything as long as you maintain the car properly. The Kia Accent is one of the only Korean cars that has a long life span like this. 

The Kia Accent was made to serve its owners. It is like the Korean version of the Toyota Corolla; in fact, the Kia Accent is one of the few Hyundai cars that have resale value followed by the Hyundai Sonata.

The best thing about the Accent is its incredibly low gas mileage no matter how fast or slow you drive it. The gas mileage in reviews is even higher than what it is in real life.

5. Honda Civic 

This car in Nigeria is an underdog sadly. You can only see the Honda Civic in its full glory when you go to the Nothern part of Nigeria.

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Honda is a proper city car

Honda Civics from 1995 till date has one of the most reliable drive-trains ever. Also, I have never seen a Honda Civic with that ball-joint failure problem in Nigeria. People just avoid the Civic for no concrete reason.

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Honda Civic from the past is still very much relevant today

If you follow up the Japanese car culture properly, you would find out that the Honda Civic has life and can take any form of modification. In addition to all these, it drives and looks better than a Toyota Corolla of the same year. It is also cheaper to acquire in Nigeria too because it is not properly valued. 

6. Lexus ES350

The Lexus ES350 from 2007 - 2021 is one of the best mid-size luxury sedan cars produced in the world today and it is the best mid-price range luxury car you can buy in Nigeria.

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The Lexus ES350 is the perfect entry-level Luxury Car 

Unlike the Lexus IS and GS, the ES doesn't have any known problem or re-occurring fault. The Lexus ES also ages very well, and I know this is why every Nigerian is trying to buy this car.

Safe to say the Lexus ES is one of the most reliable cars Lexus has ever made. The car is very easy to modify/facelift. I saw a 2008 Lexus ES350 with a 2020 model front fascia and it was extremely amazing. 

7. Toyota 4runner 

The Toyota 4runner remains the most reliable SUV in the history of SUVs in Nigeria, which is also one of the reasons why the 4runner is so popular with the Nigerian.

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The solid Toyota 4runner 

4runners are very much under talked about because they don't look the most attractive when it comes to matters of an SUV. Only owners of Toyota 4runners know that this SUV will never stress you in Nigeria.

I currently drive one and I don't think I would ever sell it because it is the best mid-size SUV for Nigeria.

Conclusion 

I have successfully listed these cars that you can just buy and drive in Nigeria without any fear of problems occurring. This article can also be called the most reliable cars in Nigeria to an extent. 

Even when a serious problem occurs, it will be easy to fix/rectify with your technician.

Having said that, you should check out our website Naijauto.com for more tips and advice on anything car related in Nigeria. 

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Crank - the head of content for 234DRIVE is a mechanic/car enthusiast/car vlogger that writes and creates relatable motoring experiences. Whenever he lays his hands on any car, he reviews them in depth. He calls himself the 'Educative Car Guy'.

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