5 Best Compact SUVs to Buy in Kenya

1. Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is an exceptional car both aesthetically and technologically. It strikes a perfect balance between elegance and brawn which appeals to both a masculine and feminine clientele.

Pros: Affordable, Universal appeal, fun to drive, affordable
Cons: Unproven reliability in the Kenyan market. Needs time.

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2013 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

2. Toyota Vanguard

The Toyota Vanguard is a versatile and functional vehicle that can serve both small and large families. It is a bigger version of the Toyota RAV4 and has been sold in the Japanese market since 2007. In Kenya, its popularity has been gaining steadily due to its off-road appeal and 7 seater capacity.

Pros: 7 Seater, Spacious, Reliable
Cons: No longer in production

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2012 Toyota Vanguard

Toyota Vanguard

3. Subaru Forester

From its modest beginning as an all-wheel drive station wagon, the Subaru Forester has steadily evolved into the legitimate SUV it is today. It outperforms most of its rivals thanks to the ingenious symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and the choice of engines that include the turbocharged DTI engine that propels the Forester from 0 to 100 km/hour in 7.5 Seconds

Pros: Capable Off-Road, Powerful, Reliable
Cons: Expensive to maintain

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2013 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

4. Nissan X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail is a crossover SUV that has been in the market since 2001. It’s Nissan’s first crossover SUV and is a popular choice for many buyers who are drawn by its affordability and utility.

Pros: Affordable, cheap to maintain, spacious boot
Cons: Basic

Read the full review here: https://topcar.co.ke/vehicle/2013-nissan-x-trail-review/
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2013 Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

5. Honda CRV

The Honda CR-V is medium sized crossover SUV that has long been regarded as a reliable and affordable family car. Though not as popular as its rivals such as the X-Trail and Vanguard, it packs a powerful punch in terms of performance, build quality, interior space and off-road capability. It underwent a major redesign in 2011 that emphasized on aerodynamic performance, modern aesthetics, a new 4WD system and fuel efficiency

Pros: Comfortable, reliable, efficient
Cons: Low resale value

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Buy the Honda CRV here: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/search/vehicle?make=91&model=127&year=0

2013 Honda CRV

Honda CR-V

Above are the top 5 all time compact SUV that are popular in Kenya. We left out quite a lot of popular cars such as the Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota Harrier due to the above being voted as the overwhelming favorites.

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