Every year more and more people decide on buying a car. Everyone has their own reasons for buying and criteria. Nevertheless, the purchases made by Nigerian drivers during 2018 show that there are clear favorites among vehicles. The most common picks are:
- Toyota Camry.
- Lexus Rx 350.
- Honda Accord.
- Mercedes Benz C300.
- Nissan Pathfinder.
Each of these cars is represented by several generations in Nigeria which differ by specifications and often by design, and sometimes even several modifications within one generation. We decided to take a look at the latest models of the cars mentioned above, analyzing the reasons for and against buying.
Safety Sense-P standard includes pedestrian detection and dynamic cruise control keeping a driver away from dangers.
Spacious luggage compartment with folding back seats.
Several engine options with the sufficient fuel economy.
Easy to drive, particularly thanks to the innovative infotainment system.
Innovative climate control system.
The spacious interior is comfortable for tall drivers, and seats are well-cushioned.
Smooth automatic transmission.
Some drivers find the infotainment system complicated to figure out.
Very sensitive driver assist features can get troublesome and annoying sometimes.
Engine runs noisily during acceleration and driving at a high speed.
Driving in a sports mode makes a car feel heavy.
Price: from N 350,000.
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Lexus Rx 350
The list of comfort features includes automatic climate control, a nine-speaker audio system, real-life traffic information, and a stylish dashboard.
Advanced driver assistance with smart cruise control, rearview camera, pedestrian detection, lane departure warnings, and blind spot monitoring.
High-quality interior with adjustable seats and faux leather finishing.
Above-average reliability compared to the other vehicles in the class.
Eight-speed automatic transmission and powerful engine ensure the smooth driving experience.
Customization features with adaptive suspension and sports trim drive.
Five-star safety and the highest crash test score.
Sports model and premium features package are available.
The fuel economy is above average.
The infotainment system doesn’t provide smartphone connectivity, which is bad news for those who take frequent long road trips.
The luggage compartment is not spacious enough – it is below-average.
Price: from N 2,300,000.
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Improved engine and ten-speed automatic transmission.
An elongated wheelbase with the increased interior space which adds extra room for transporting bulky items and more legroom in the rear set.
Active safety and driver assist technology comes as standard – with adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, forward collision warning season, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera.
Improved user-friendly infotainment system with manually-adjusted knobs.
The construction has become lighter, while the suspension – more adaptive.
Built-in Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity features.
A hybrid model is available.
V6 engine options are not available though it is still in high demand.
The coupe is not available either.
A new vehicle has a higher price tag compared to the other models of the same class.
Price: from N 250,000.
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Mercedes Benz C300
Three different body styles – coupe, sedan, and convertible.
Plug-in hybrid variant comes with a bunch of standard features and a special engine and transmission modification.
High-quality materials used for the interior – well-stitched leather upholstery, durable locks, and wood panels.
A powerful engine paired with the nine-speed automatic transmission.
Remote start and keyless entry have become the standard features, as well as a rearview camera.
LATCH child seat is user-friendly – the straps are easy to reach and secure.
Five-star safety rating and the advanced set of safety features.
Sports models can’t provide the smooth ride.
The rear seat feels cramped regardless of a body style you choose.
Infotainment system controls are difficult to comprehend and use.
Price: from N 2,000,000.
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Enhanced safety features – the collision warning system, emergency brakes, rear door alert, and back up camera that come as standard; five-star safety rating.
Intelligent mobility features make changing lanes and adjusting to the traffic flow much easier.
Spacious interior can accommodate seven passengers providing ultimate comfort.
Roomy luggage compartment with the under-floor storage area.
The powerful engine provides confident handling on the high speeds.
Smooth transition and suspension guarantee a pleasant driving experience.
Upper trim-levels are less expensive compared to the other vehicles in the class.
Four model and package options provide drivers with the exact kit they are looking for.
Upgraded eye-catching experience.
Only V-6 engine is available, although drivers got used to having more options.
The quality of lower trim levels is cheap-looking.
Rough handling in off-road conditions.
Price: from N 450,000.
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