If you are looking for best family SUVs to buy in Nigeria, check out these fantastic 5!


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Looking for the perfect Family SUV for your Nigerian family outings or travel? Well, we got some suggestions; Come check them out!

Cars come in different sizes and types and are designed for different purposes. There's a special class of vehicles that always perfectly fit the transportation needs of you and your family. In this article, we are going to be showing you the best family SUVs to buy in Nigeria.

Every Nigerian child has had that experience of having to visit the market with Mummy to buy new shoes for school. Well, I remember always coming back home sulking because Mummy refused to buy me fancy shoes. Leaving the wide array of shiny designer shoes available, she always managed to find the most rugged one that the market had to offer.

Her reason was simple: I would have to wear them to school every day so they had to be tough enough to withstand my rough use, including running around and playing soccer at break time with my friends. And just like shoes, certain cars are better for certain things than others. And if you plan on settling down and starting a family or probably have one already, you are covered with this guide to family SUVs.

Since we still expect more models in 2020, we are going to be making our review limited to 2019, thus we will be discussing the best Family SUVs of 2019.

In case you don't know, SUVs (short for Sport Utility Vehicle) are a class of automobiles that have both elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive drivetrains.

Without further ado, the best Family SUVs of 2019 are:

1. 2019 Toyota Highlander

The Nigerian automobile market is flooded with different makes and models of Toyota automobiles and it's not difficult to see why. These cars are rugged, have an impressive build, and altogether are great performers. The 2019 Highlander doesn't disappoint.

The Highlander with its unibody construction is a sight to behold and you will surely have heads turn your way in admiration, driving this impressive automobile around. The SE trim sports blacked-out headlights, taillights, wheels, and fog lamps. It's available in  LE, LE Plus, SE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum trim levels.


Pure class of the 2019 Toyota highlander

The Highlander boasts a soft, luxurious ride and for a motor vehicle that can sit up to eight passengers comfortably, it really handles well. You get to conveniently move all your family members at once.

An interesting feature of the 2019 Highlander is the security system and gadgets that come with it. The security and safety system include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic high-beam headlights among others.

This crossover SUV is also quite fuel-efficient with its 306-horsepower, V-6-powered engine and you can check it out in the video below:

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2. 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Despite its fancy looks and build, the Chevvy Traverse does not in any way sacrifice the essential details that belong to a full-size SUV.

Pulling up the hood of the SUV, you will discover, to your pleasure, a 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 310 horsepower and returns of 22 mpg.

The SUV is large and roomy with three rows of seats that can comfortably accommodate about seven or eight people. It's just as spacious as most large sedans!

Although in different trim levels, you should be able to find a power-adjustable driver’s seat, second-row captain’s chairs, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth seats and a 7.0-inch touchscreen in whatever level you buy.


Large and roomy, the 2019 Chevrolet traverse is the ideal family SUV

If you and your family travel often and have to transport traveling boxes, household items, picnic materials, among others, the Traverse is simply a good fit for you. Behind the third row of seats is 23 cubic feet of cargo room that is unbelievably spacious. Hold on, the good news isn't just yet over. There's the option of folding the third row flat, which increases the trunk space more than 58 cubic feet. You could fit in just any traveling necessity in the space.

In terms of safety, Chevrolet fits in the Traverse the safety equipment expected among family crossovers. All models are fitted with airbags for belted passengers, a rearview camera, and traction and stability control systems. If you're willing to pay more, you could also make your Traverse even safer. On high-end models, you would find automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.

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3. 2019 Honda Pilot

Next on our list is the 2019 edition of the Honda Pilot. Setting it apart from other family SUVs, this three-row crossover SUV is characterized by an exceptional blend of utility, comfort, and safety, which makes it an essential family automobile.


one of the best; the Honda pilot

Whichever trim level you want to buy, whether it’s the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, or Elite, you are sure to find the Pilot using a luxury-grade 280-horsepower V-6. Even further, the LX, EX, and EX-L trims use a 6-speed automatic transmission that pairs well to the V-6. You can be assured of high performance without compromising speed.

Lifting the hood of the car and peering into it, you would discover a wonderful inner. The Pilot houses eight comfortable seats spread across three rows. There is also an automated option on some trims, where at the press of a button, the second row slides out of the way for better access to the third row.

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4. 2019 Mazda CX-9

The distinguishing feature of the CX-9 is the ease and comfort it offers in driving with the light-but-direct steering and handling.

Hardly spotting straight lines, the CX-9 is a curvy beauty with a sleek front end, sporty silhouette, and tapered rear coupled with big wheel arches. The SUV also has beautiful LED running lights.


Don't you just love the Mazda cx9?

As is traditional for Mazdas, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is quite invested in performance. All CX-9 models possess a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, providing power that puts it at par with many of its competitors on the market.

The CX-9 is also not low on tech. The SUV offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on Touring and above, 3 years of SiriusXM satellite radio, weather, and traffic, and new optional displays, power features, among others.

The 2019 CX-9 comes in trim levels such as Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trims, and front-wheel drive is standard on all models.

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5. 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia broke into the Nigerian market with models such as the Kia Picanto a few years ago. Kia, however, is beginning to give its competitors in the automobile market a run for their money. One of their models that will no doubt make the brand a household name in Nigeria is the 2019 Kia Sorento.

Although not outrightly luxurious, the Sorento's cabin is dressed in nice upholstery and is also incredibly well-organized. On the dashboard is a 7.0-inch smart touchscreen, with climate controls arranged below. Available on the high-end trims are toggle-style switches for the available heated and cooled seats.


Kia made a strong market statement with Kia Sorento

Being a mid-size SUV, the Kia Sorento is not as roomy as its competitors in this post. Interestingly, Kia used body-on-frame for the original Sorento in 2003 and has since then shifted to the unibody crossover approach.

One feature to look forward to in the Sorento is its solidity. On almost all of its trim levels, Kia makes good use of acoustic glass and sound deadening. This gives you an enjoyable driving experience with little noise disturbance from outside. You can also have a mini karaoke competition with your family without disturbing other vehicles if you're in traffic. The materials used for the Sorento also have a pleasant low sheen and most surfaces have a soft luster, absent in most of its rivals.

In conclusion, next time you plan to hit the market, you might want to consider any of these best family SUVs to buy in Nigeria, if you are looking for a family automobile. These are truly part of the best SUVs you can and should buy in Nigeria because they will serve you well!

Table of cars for sale!

Best SUVs to buy in Nigeria
N/O Model
 1  2019 Toyota Highlander
 2  2019 Chevrolet Traverse
 3  2019 Honda Pilot
 4  2019 Mazda CX-9
 5  2019 Kia Sorento


>>> Maybe you are not married or looking for a family SUV, check out these Best mid-size SUVs for Nigerians & 9 new compact SUVs you can buy in Nigeria

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Testimony Olajire is a witty and innovative content writer with Naijauto.com. He creates top quality educative content on automobiles that readers can both relate with and enjoy. He has a keen interest in understanding what lies under the hood of any car, practical driving and safety tips, automobile history and managing automobile-related businesses; all in the Nigerian context.   

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