Are you looking at various cars for sale in Kenya to pick out the most suitable one for you? Once you’ve spent some time on the internet, you’ll discover that there are many possibilities available. This blog has listed some of our favorite SUVs that are the best value of money and will serve you well.
1. Ford Explorer
With more than three decades under its belt, Ford Explorer continues to impress. To this day, Ford’s first SUV is still the best-rounded model the company has ever produced. There’s no better option than Explorer when it comes to family cars. The base XL trim costs $33,100, but we suggest families upgrade to the XLT. On the XLT’s list of standard safety features are features like automatic LED headlights, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, pedestrian recognition, and blind-spot monitoring, all of which come at the cost of $37250 with four-wheel drive. A 300-horsepower, 24 mpg-equivalent, 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powers the crossover.
Among other things, the Explorer is unique. High-tech features like a power-operated liftgate and rear automated temperature controls are included in the XLT for an affordable price point. In addition, the USB connections in the backseats are only for those passengers. Two captain’s chairs instead of a second-row bench in the XLT make long trips more comfortable and improve access to the back seats.
2. Hyundai Palisade
In 2020, the Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Telluride, a corporate cousin, both made waves in the market. Since then, they’ve grown into the most sought-after midsize SUVs on the market. The Telluride has a younger, rustic appearance, whilst the Palisade has a more upscale appearance and seems more premium. Because of this, the $33,150 price tag is quite a shocker for busy families, but there is plenty of room and conveniences for those that need it. In addition to Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain guarantee, the Palisade’s 291 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 produces 22 mpg and is smooth and quick. The Palisade’s towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.
With a power-folding middle row, power seats, and rear climate controls, the inside of the car is one of the most luxurious for the price. The third row of the Palisade has 37.8 inches of headroom and 31.4 inches of legroom, making it ideal for long road trips.
3. Subaru Ascent
The Subaru Ascent is the company’s greatest large-family SUV, even if it isn’t as well-known as the Forester. Subaru’s all-wheel-drive system, lane-centering, and adaptive cruise control are all standard features on the midsize Ascent. Turbocharged four-cylinder 2.4 liters provide 260 horsepower and deliver an estimated 23 mpg. With a standard Class III hitch, the Ascent’s 2,000-pound trailering capability may be increased to 5,000 pounds.
The Ascent’s sturdy build and resilient materials ensure it can take everything that comes on the road. The Ascent’s Latch child-seat system achieved the IIHS’s highest Good Plus grade, which is the maximum possible.
4. Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is a rugged car to beat for those ready to spend extra money on their family SUV. With a price tag of $35,205, you’ll receive a comfortable, sophisticated SUV that has earned a name and reputation for its dependability, engineering excellence, and forward-thinking approach to car safety. While the standard Highlander is powered by a smooth 3.5-liter V6 that produces 24 mpg, the optional 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid achieves an incredible 36 mpg on the highway. The Highlander has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
Every Highlander model is equipped with a forward-collision warning with pedestrian recognition, lane-keep assist, automatic LED headlights, and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment. There is space for eight people; however, legroom on the third row is a little tight for adults. The Hybrid LE’s standout family amenities include an Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, power liftgate, front/back USB ports, and rear auto temperature controls, all of which are standard.
5. Volkswagen ID.4
In some ways, the Volkswagen ID.4 is the finest family SUV you’ve never heard of before. In addition, it is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV. The German carmaker has been producing electric cars since the 1980s, making it one of the industry’s early adopters. The ID.4, on the other hand, is a ground-breaking crossover SUV for the company, with a whopping 260 miles of range when completely charged. Its powerplant produces the equivalent of 201 horsepower and has a towing capacity of up to 2,200 pounds. Although it’s the most affordable SUV on our list, the ID.4 is the most expensive even in its base model. The body of this powerhouse is a bit miniature.
Because it can only accommodate five people, it is best suited for tiny families. The ID.4, on the other hand, succeeds because of its whisper-quiet operation and wealth of standard technologies. Automatic wipers, front/rear parking sensors, front collision warning, and adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist are all standard features on this car. Wireless device charging and all-digital interfaces are available in the cabin, and the rear seats get an excellent rating. The IIHS found the company’s LATCH child-seat anchors to be satisfactory.
6. Dacia Duster
Dacia’s Duster adheres to the budget brand’s well-established model as a low-cost family car at a reasonable price. But the Duster is more than just an affordable entry-level car; it is also capable off-road and boasts a big cabin. However, even though the lowest Dacia Dusters are front-wheel drive, the 4×4 variants higher up the range continue to offer lower prices than comparable competition cars.
While the current model may not represent the pinnacle of innovative design, either inside or out, it does seem to be of sufficient quality, and the construction quality appears to be of a high standard. If you’re looking for a good deal, the small Dacia is hard to beat.
7. Fiat Panda
In a sea of hulking SUVs, the tenacious little Fiat Panda has shown again and again that size isn’t everything. Far lower weight than an SUV, steel base plates, a higher suspension, black plastic bumpers, wheel arch extensions, and an electronic rear differential gives the Panda a rough appearance backed up by real strength. Take a vacation to the French Alps, and you’ll immediately discover that more people are crossing steep and icy mountain passes in cars like the Panda than in SUVs like the Land Cruiser or Defender, despite the cars diminutive size.
8. BMW X5
Despite being a strong on-road performer, the BMW X5 isn’t well-suited to rougher terrain, including slogging through mud or swamps. Since its introduction in 1999, the BMW X5 has matured into a sophisticated, luxury SUV that, although not quite up to the standards of the very finest SUV on our list, nonetheless has the adequate off-road capability.
If you are considering purchasing an X5 and anticipate traveling across tough terrain, you may want to consider selecting the offroad Pack from the list of the available options. It will cost roughly £2,500, but it will have four selectable driving modes, an electronically-controlled locking differential, and underbody protection.