How much is 18 seater bus in Nigeria? Toyota HiAce vs. Nissan Urvan comparison review (Update in 2020)

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Are you looking for a 18 seater but having no brand name to search for? Check here for our suggestions and answer how much is 18 seater bus in Nigeria!

1. Comparison of 18 seater bus for sale in Nigeria

There emerge a variety of 18 seater bus for sale in Nigeria, but which one should you go for? Actually, there are only two most popular 18 seater bus models for you to consider. This is because other models are hard to find and there aren’t many options to select. Meanwhile, Toyota HiAce Commuter and Nissan NV350 Urvan offer quite a good few of variants with a diverse price range.

Understanding this, presents a comprehensive comparison between these 2 models before unveiling the answer for “How much is 18 seater bus in Nigeria?” And the Toyota HiAce bus model we pick here is the HiAce Commuter 3.0 MT which can accommodate 18 passengers at once.

Toyota HiAce Commuter 3.0 MT vs. Nisan NV350 Urvan: Powertrain
 Criteria Toyota HiAce Commuter 3.0L MT Nissan NV350 Urvan
 Engine size (L)  3  2.5
 Displacement (cc)  2982  2488
No. of cylinders 4 4
No. of valves 16 16
Transmission 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Layout Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Maximum output 136 hp at 3,400 rpm 129 hp at 3,200
Maximum torque 300 Nm at 2,400 rpm 36 Nm at 2,000 rpm
Acceleration rate (from 0 to 100 km/h) 20 seconds NA
Maximum speed (km/h) 140 NA


Ladies and gentlemen, please spare an applause for Toyota HiAce Commuter!

Toyota  HiAce Commuter 3.0 MT vs. Nisan NV350 Urvan: Fuel economy
 Criteria Toyota HiAce Commuter 3.0L MT  Nissan NV350 Urvan
Fuel type Diesel  Diesel
CO2 emissions (g/km)  210  220
Fuel capacity (L) 70 65
Fuel consumption (L/100km) 8 8.3
Range (km) 875 NA

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Toyota  HiAce Commuter 3.0 MT vs. Nisan NV350 Urvan: Dimension
Criteria Toyota HiAce Commuter 3.0L MT Nissan NV350 Urvan
Length (mm) 4,695 4,695
Width (mm) 1,695 1,695
Height (mm) 1,980 1,990
Wheelbase (mm) 2,570 2,555
Turning circle (m) 10 10.4
Ground clearance (mm) 185 195
Maximum cargo (L) 6,000 6,000
Number of doors 5 4
Number of seats 15 - 18 18


And here comes the formidable Nissan NV350 Urvan!

Toyota  HiAce Commuter 3.0 MT vs. Nisan NV350 Urvan: Safety and other feature
Criteria Toyota HiAce Commuter 3.0L MT Nissan NV350 Urvan
Driver’s airbag yes yes
Front passenger’s airbag yes no
EBD & ABS no no
Wheel size 15 inch 15 inch
Wheel type Steel Steel with cover
AC system Dual manual control Manual AC with 12 independent vents
Entertainment 2-DIN CD, Tuner, MP3, USB with remote control, 2 speakers AM, FM, CD, MP3
Connectivity Aux and USB NA
Warranty (for brand new)

100,000 km

3 years

100,000 km

3 years

Power steering yes yes
Power window yes yes

Amazing customization work of Toyota HiAce by Japanese!!!

2. 18 seater mini bus price in Nigeria

The price of 18 seater buses varies greatly depending on brands and model years. To provide you with organized information on 18 seater minibus price in Nigeria, we will classify the list into three: Toyota Hiace 18 seater price, Nissan NV3500 Urvan price and other model prices.

2.1 Price of Toyota HiAce bus in Nigeria (18 seaters)

The table below indicates the price of used HiAce 18 seater bus for sale in Nigeria only. Should you want to check all price ranges of Toyota HiAce product line regardless of new or used vehicles, please read Price of Toyota HiAce Hummer bus in Nigeria.


HiAce and Coaster - the adorable siblings from Toyota

In case you are considering between 18 seaters or larger midibuses, you can check out Toyota Coaster bus price in Nigeria with further research for reference.

Price of Toyota HiAce bus in Nigeria (18 seaters)
Model Price
Used Toyota HiAce 18 seater bus 2008 price 4 million - 9 million
Used Toyota HiAce 18 seater bus 2009 price 6 million - 10 million

>>> You can buy an affordable tokunbo Toyota HiAce from Cotonou if you learn this Cotonou cars buying guide: buying steps & price

2.2. Price of Nissan Urvan NV350 (18 seaters) in Nigeria

Fortunately, Nissan Urvan versions can be found quite easily on Nigerian car markets. You can choose from several model years with tangible differences in pricing. All of these models for sale in Nigeria are second-hand buses.

Price of Nissan Urvan NV350 18 seaters in Nigeria
Model Price
Used Nissan Urvan NV350 bus 2005 price 1.4 million – 2.5 million
Used Nissan Urvan NV350 bus 2006 price 1.4 million – 2.5 million
Used Nissan Urvan NV3500 bus 2007 price 2 million - 4 million
Used Nissan Urvan NV3500 bus 2010 price 2.2 million - 9 million
Used Nissan Urvan NV3500 bus 2014 price 7 million - 12 million

2.3. Other 18 seater bus prices in Nigeria

The following models are collected from different online car markets. Because the number of variants for sale is limited, we put here the exact model year we’ve found.

Model Price
Mazda 18 seater bus Starting from 950,000
Mitsubishi L300 Delica 2005 price 2 million - 4 million
Volkswagen Transporter T4 price Starting from 1.8 million
Kia Pregio 2005 price 700,000 - 1 million


Volkswagen Transporter T4 stands out from the background

>>> You might also like to read: Toyota HiAce Vs Nissan NV350: Clash of the giants

3. How minibus differs from other types of vehicles?

Has anyone ever asked you to distinguish a minibus and a minicoach? Do they differ from each other in terms of engine configurations or bodywork?

Actually, they are the same. Microbus, minicoach or sometimes van are just different alternatives of minibus. So, what is exactly a minibus?

Minibus refers to a special type of motor vehicle that is able to carry more passengers than a MPV (multipurpose vehicle or minivan), often from 8 to 30 seats. Minibuses are usually installed front engines while some adopt low-floor technology. Interestingly, larger minibuses are called midibuses. Midibuses are placed between minibuses and full-size buses.

Among different types of vehicles, minibuses might be the most versatile with countless usages thanks to their medium transport capacity. You can easily find microbuses in public transport forms like: transit buses, demand responsive transport, taxicabs, airport buses or share taxis. Also, they can be utilized by authorities or such special organizations as hospitals and transit operators in paratransit services. Finally, hardly can any other type of vehicle surpass the popularity of minibuses in transporting clubs, schools, tourists or community groups.


Minibuses are among the most versatile in the automotive world

Ways to build a minibus

There isn’t any specific bus manufacturer that produces minibuses right from the beginning. Actually, minibus is built from various ways, including:

  • Converting a van design: Hyundai H350, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Toyota HiAce, Volkswagen Crafter,…
  • Building a specific body to a light truck chassis or a semi-completed van: Ford Transit, Isuzu Elf
  • Purposely designing a vehicle served as a minibus: Hino Liesse, Isuzu Journey, Toyota Coaster,...

The last thing you should note when intending to buy a minibus is some countries require additional class of driver’s licence for this type of vehicle. To check whether this is mandatory in Nigeria, please refer to our post on frequently asked questions about national driving licence.


Above is just a brief review on minibus definition and its general price in Nigerian market. There's no fixed answer to How much is 18 seater bus in Nigeria because each model has its own pricing, based on different production year, variant and car condition. To pick an ideal second-hand minibus, you should come to see the vehicle directly, know how to inspect its condition and test drive around the area with different terrains to make sure it's working well. Should you are still between minds, refer to our Car prices for more information!

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Hassana Obi is an automobile writer and editor at She prides herself on hundreds of informative and entertaining articles on Nigerian traffic regulations, car prices and celebrity car collections. When Hassana is not writing, she is a teacher and philanthropist.

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