Fuel prices skyrocketed in the past year with local retail being Ksh 165 per litre while diesel is Ksh 177 per liter as of January 2023 from Ksh 113 to Ksh 132 respectively in 2021.
Keeping in mind the high demand for taxis, many private car owners/ business owners are looking to invest in cars that are best when it comes to fuel economy.
We have listed down a few car models that will save you money on the pump.
1. Honda Fit
The Honda Fit is quite common on Kenyan roads due to its reliability and affordability. The car also has a hybrid option that consumes an average of 2.7 liters per 100 Kilometers which means roughly 37 Km/l
Prices for these cars range from Ksh 700,000 to Ksh 2M
2. Toyota Auris
The hatchback which is solely an all-wheel drive has been in production since 2013. The unit is offered in hybrid, petrol, and diesel forms, making it a reliable and practical car to own.
The unit consumes an average of 14-15km/l which is quite impressive.
3. Mazda Demio
The Mazda model may not have a hybrid option, but it is among the most fuel-efficient cars in Kenya. The Demio has minimal maintenance, it provides excellent fuel economy, and has two available petrol engines with a capacity of 1.3l to 1.5l
The average consumption is 7 to 7.9 liters per 100 km, with prices ranging from Ksh 800,000 to Ksh 1.5M
4. Nissan March
The Nissan March is not only spacious, but it also impresses even on rough terrain and this is due to the presence of high execution suspensions that smoothen out the driving experience.
To top it all the average consumption for the car is 14.3Km/l
Prices for March range from Ksh 800,000 to Ksh 1.5 million.
5. Volkswagen Golf
German cars are known to be guzzlers but the Golf beats all odds. The hatchback is fun to drive, accelerates fast and it also consumes an impressive 6 liters per 100 Km.
The market price range from Ksh to Ksh 1.5 million to Ksh 2.8 million
At the end of the day, as a car owner, you want to buy a car that will save you some cash. Choices you make as a potential car owner could also determine the amount of fuel your car consumes.
Consider buying cars that have smaller engines or horsepower, ask for fuel-efficient features in the car i.e. aluminum wheels, and lastly buy smaller cars that will save you both money buying and fueling.
At Autochek, we have a wide variety of smaller cars that will definitely go easy on your hard-earned money.