19 new compact SUVs you can buy in Nigeria (Photos, Prices & Details)


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If you have been looking for some of the most affordable and best compact SUVs you can buy brand new in Nigeria currently; here are the top 19 ones we recommend.

Just as many already trust Naijauto as their number one stop for everything related to buying and selling of cars in Nigeria, we are here again with another super helpful resource to help you know all of the top new compact SUVs you can buy in Nigeria and their current prices.

Please do keep in mind that the prices we will be listing shortly below are for the brand-new models and still not absolute but rather just average prices that we concluded from various reputable dealership’s listings across Nigeria.

Top 19 compact SUVs in Nigeria & their prices

Some of the cars you will be seeing shortly below might seem unfamiliar to you but believe it or not they are all available for sale on the Nigerian auto market. Here are the top 19 compact SUVs you can buy today in Nigeria;

1. Ford Ecosport (₦9.3 million)

The Ecosport is actually the smallest of all SUV made by Ford Motors. It comes with either a 1.5L 4-Cylinder engine that delivers 108bhp or a 1.5L diesel engine that outputs 90bhp. Also, you can get it as a 4-speed automatic gearbox or a 5-speed manual transmission option. You should expect the starting price of the Ford Ecosport around ₦9.3million. 


The Ford Ecosport is the smallest of all SUV made by Ford Motor company

2. Ford Escape (₦13.6 million)

The Ford Escape is more like the roomier upscale remake of the Ecosport SUV we listed in #1 above.

This Ford Escape compact SUV is now going viral especially among Ford SUV fans in Nigeria who can not really afford the higher premium models from the automaker. Available engine options include; a 2.5L engine that produces 168hp output, a 2.0L EcoBoost 245hp engine, and a 1.5L EcoBoost 180hp engine as well. It also comes either as a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission model. Its average starting price is ₦13.6million.

>>> You can check for its Tokunbo or Naija used car prices here: Ford Explorer and Ford Escape Prices in Nigeria (Update in 2019)


The Ford Escape is the perfect roomier and upscale affordable version of the Ford Ecosport SUV

3. Changan CS35 (₦7.8 million)

If you are seeing this brand name for the first time, don’t be surprised. This compact SUV model is a Chinese product that is gaining quite a lot of attention in Nigeria today because of its proven good quality and durability. As a matter of fact, it is probably one of the most affordable compact SUVs in Nigeria today as brand new.

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The Changan CS35 one of the most affordable compact SUV on the Nigeria auto market today

The Changan CS35 comes with a 1.6L Dual Variable Valve Timing (DVVT) engine in either a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission setup/version. The average starting price of the Changan CS35 is ₦7.8million.  

4. JAC S3 (₦9.4million)

Yes, the JAC S3 is another Chinese compact SUV that is very much available in Nigeria today and its also proving its durability. It has a roomy interior and a compact exterior that makes it fit for family use. It also comes with a 1.6 VVT engine that delivers 118hp mated with a five-speed manual transmission as well as an optional CVT gearbox. You can get the JAC S3 SUV for an average of ₦9.4million starting price.

>>> Recent news about JAC Motors: Volkswagen to buy massive stake in China partner JAC, consults Goldman Sachs


The JAC S3 is also a Chinese compact SUV that is gaining lots of attention now in Nigeria

5. GAC Trumpchi GS4 (₦10.9 million)

Yet another Chinese compact SUV that is trending in Nigeria currently.

This GAC Trumpchi GS4 is one small SUV that says a lot about itself from its outlook alone. If you are among those that still think Chinese products aren’t durable, you might be forced to have a “rethink” with this compact SUV.

Powertrain: 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo engine that produces 150hp matched with a 7G-DCT gear or a 5-speed manual transmission.

Starting Price: ₦10.9million


The GAC Trumpchi GS4 is also another solid, durable and affordable Chinese compact SUV in Nigeria

6. Honda CRV (₦15.5 million)

This is a popular model in the compact SUV segment in Nigeria car market. It has been around for more than 20years now and it is definitely among the highest-ranked SUVs on the market today.

Powertrain: 2.4 iVTEC 4-cylinder engine that outputs 184hp paired with a CVT gearbox or a 9-speed auto transmission option

Starting Price: ₦15.5million

>>> For your reference: Honda CR-V prices in Nigeria - which model year should you go for? (Update in 2019)


The Honda CRV compact SUV is one the highest in ranking on the auto market today in Nigeria

7. Honda HRV (₦9.9 million)

This is the Honda SUV model that was discontinued for over 17years but later brought back now by the automaker. It is such a small, stylish and chic of a compact SUV on the market today.

Powertrain: 1.8 iVTEC engine that outputs 141hp paired with CVT gearbox or a 6-speed auto transmission

Starting Price: ₦9.9million


The Honda HRV is a small, stylish and affordable compact SUV in Nigeria with proven quality

8. Hyundai Creta (₦8.3 million)

The Hyundai is definitely one of the biggest players in the compact SUV segment of the auto market in Nigeria today. The Hyundai Creta is one premium SUV that is praised mostly for its affordability.

Powertrain: 1.6L inline-4 engine that outputs 142hp paired with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Starting Price: ₦8.3million

>>> More details at: [Cheap SUV corner] Hyundai Creta price in Nigeria (Update in 2019)


The Hyundai Creta is a premium compact SUV that is praised for its affordability in Nigeria

9. Hyundai Tucson (₦13.7 million)

If the Creta is a bit lower for you then this Hyundai Tucson is the perfect higher-level compact SUV choice. It’s an SUV that is known for its impressive styling and topnotch features while it still pretty much retains a very modest price tag.

Powertrain: 2.0L inline-4 that outputs 164hp paired with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission

Starting Price: ₦13.7million


Get the Hyundai Tuscon if you desire a stylish compact SUV that is solid, durable and affordable in Nigeria

10. Innoson G40 (₦17.3 million)

If you think its time to start patronizing the locally made automakers then the Innoson G40 compact SUV is your best choice for now. It is a remarkably tough and rugged off-roader with a 4WD that can overcome whatever terrain or road you ride with it.

Powertrain: 2.4L inline-4 petrol engine that outputs 143hp paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox only.

Starting Price: ₦17.3million

>>> Other Innoson model prices can be found here: Innoson cars in Nigeria: overview, pictures, price list 2019 & more


The Innoson G40 is the perfect locally made compact SUV that is tough and rugged enough for Nigerian roads

11. Jeep Compass (₦20.9 million)

It's funny how in Nigeria, people oftentimes wrongly refer to all SUVs as “Jeep” without knowing that “Jeep” is just one popular brand that specializes majorly in making Sport Utility vehicles. The Compass is one of the best compact SUV from the Jeep brand currently on the auto market in Nigeria.

Powertrain: 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 180hp and paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox

Starting Price: ₦20.9million


Jeep Compass is a premium compact SUV that impressively combines a stylish and smallish outlook into one

12. Kia Sportage (₦14.4 million)

The Kia Sportage is one of the pioneer models of small/compact SUV segment that has transformed quite a lot over the years.

Powertrain: 2.0L diesel engine, 2.0 MPi engine with 160hp output, and a 2.4 GDi 4-cylinder engine with 181hp output. Any of these engine options usually comes paired with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox

Starting Price: ₦14.4 million

>>> Both Tokunbo and locally used prices of Kia Sportage in Nigeria are included here: Price of Kia Sportage in Nigeria: from a 2-star to Top Safety Pick of IIHS (Update in 2019)


The Kia Sportage has evolved over the years to remain one of the best compact SUV in Nigeria till now

13. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (₦16.5 million)

Most people only know the Mitsubishi brand for its famous award-winning Pajero SUV model. This Eclipse Cross is one of their best compact SUV models we can recommend for now.

Powertrain: 2.0L 4-cylinder that outputs 150hp paired with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission

Starting Price: ₦16.5million


The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one distinctive-looking SUV that will surely appeal to the younger audience more

14. Mitsubishi ASX (₦15.5 million)

This is another small SUV from the Mitsubishi brand but this ASX is rather more stylish and pleasurable to ride even though it shares quite a lot of things with the Eclipse Cross SUV.

Powertrain: 2.0L 4-cylinder that outputs 150hp paired with either a 6-speed auto or 6-speed manual transmission

Starting Price: ₦15.5 million


The Mitsubishi ASX is the neighbour compact SUV that appeals to a wider audience than the Eclipse Cross

15. Nissan Kicks (₦8 million)

This compact SUV is one that has got a really nice name and comes from the renowned brand, Nissan which is known for its usually affordable products.

Powertrain: 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that outputs 125hp and paired with either the X-Tronic CVT Nissan gearbox or 5-speed manual transmission.

Starting Price: ₦8million


The Nissan Kicks is an affordable stylish compact SUV in Nigeria that is perfect for your day-to-day driving

16. Nissan Xtrail (₦16 million)

The Xtrail compact SUV from Nissan is actually now in its 3rd generation and has been massively improved over the years in size and features while still maintaining reasonable price tags.

Powertrain: 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that outputs 142hp and paired with either a 6-speed CVT or 6-speed manual gearbox

Starting Price: ₦16million

>>> More details at: Latest updates of Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Qashqai prices in Nigeria


The Nissan Xtrail is the only compact SUV in Nigeria that currently features a 7-seat setup

17. Peugeot 3008 (₦16.1 million)

The Peugeot brand in Nigeria has already become a household name after their classic 505 and 504 sedan models ruled the nation back in the days. Today, the Peugeot 3008 is one of the best compact SUV from the brand that we recommend.

Powertrain: 1.2L PureTech engine that outputs 130hp, 1.6L THP engine that produces 165hp, 1.6L BlueHDi engine that outputs 180hp and a 2.0L BlueHDi engine that produces 180hp. All of these engines usually come paired with the efficient and innovative EAT 6-speed automatic transmission system.

Starting Price: ₦16.1million

>>> You may refer to other Peugeot models here: Latest updates on Peugeot price in Nigeria (Update in 2019)


The Peugeot 3008 is one futuristic and highly appealing compact SUV on the auto market today

18. Suzuki Vitara (₦11.5 million)

Many Nigerians might only know the Suzuki brand for producing durable and long-lasting motorcycles but not really cars. Well, they do make high-quality vehicles and one of such is the Suzuki Vitara compact SUV.

Powertrain: 1.6L MPi engine that produces 117hp and usually paired with either a 6-speed auto or 6-speed manual transmission

Starting Price: ₦11.5million


The Suzuki Vitara is a strong and durable compact SUV available on the auto markets in Nigeria

19. Toyota RAV4 (₦24.5 million)

Can there ever be a list of car models being sold on the auto market in Nigeria without at least one Toyota car? Impossible!

Toyota is the leading auto brand in Nigeria today with no need of even explaining its vehicle’s ruggedness, affordability, reliability and ease of maintenance. All of those attributes and many more known with the brand comes with this Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. Although, it is somehow the costliest on this particular list.

Powertrain: 2.5L VVTI engine that outputs 206hp and a 2.0L VVTI engine that produces 170hp. Any of these engines usually comes paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Starting Price: ₦24.5million

>>> If you can't afford a brand new, you can go for Toyota RAV4 2006 price in Nigeria, fuel economy review & used car buying guide


The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most rugged and reliable compact SUV in Nigeria


So, now you know all of the top 19 brand new compact SUVs you can buy in Nigeria today.

Meanwhile, if you are looking to check out other models and probably “used” versions of these SUVs; then you should browse through our massive collections of all available New, Tokunbo, and Nigerian used cars for sale in Nigeria.

>>> Always check for the best car buying tips and detailed car reviews on Naijauto.com!

Oluwaseun Solomon

Oluwaseun Solomon

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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