Best Family SUV In Kenya

Best Family SUV In Kenya

Below is the Best Family SUV In Kenya

1. Toyota Rav-4

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. This was the first compact crossover SUV it made. RAV-4 originally stood for Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-wheel drive, but this has been changed to Robust Accurate Vehicle: 4-wheel drive.

Overview: The vehicle was designed for consumers wanting a vehicle that had most of the benefits of SUVs, such as bigger cargo room, higher visibility, and the option of full-time four-wheel drive, along with the maneuverability and fuel economy of a compact car. Not all RAV4 models are four-wheel drive though.

2. Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) that’s been manufactured since 1997 by Subaru.

Overview: This SUV remains a favorite of many driving enthusiasts, The Subaru Forester is often highly ranked in most compact SUV rankings. It’s not just spacious and comfortable, it also handles meticulously both on- and off-road.

The Foresters remain popular for their superior traction. And though they may not be eye-catching and are almost always virtually unnoticeable when parked alongside a mid-size SUV like the Honda CR-V. The Subaru forester is way ahead of the Honda CRV the Subaru with its offering of a few extra driver-assist systems. 

3. Honda CR-V


The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda since 1995 

Overview: The CR-V is termed as one of the better small SUVs, thanks to its generous cabin, decent fuel economy, and competent handling. 

The CRV highly competes with the forester but is slightly affordable. Its popularity has been established by its high reliability rankings compared to Forester. More so, he CR-V also comes with a larger cargo area, and slightly higher quality cabin.

4. Honda Vezel


The Honda Vezel ( the successor of  Honda HR-V) is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Honda from 2013

Overview. Looking to score an affordable SUV? this car surely won’t let you down. In our opinion, this family SUV is overall safe, reliable, simple, practical and user-friendly. overall safe, reliable and affordable car. The Vezel is extremely spacious, making it one of the sportier family car in the market.

You may be wondering what’s the difference between the Honda Vezel and the Honda CRV. The HR-V has an impressive amount of rear-seat legroom for a subcompact SUV, but taller passengers may wish for more headroom in the back seats. In addition, the HR-V has firmer seats in both rows, which may not be as well-suited for long road trips.

5. Mazda CX-5


The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV produced by Mazda starting in 2012

Overview: The CX-5 is one of the best small SUVs. Its fuel economy is good but does not a standout. Its handling is responsive and enjoyable, and the steady, submissive ride is among the best in its class. Its maintenance costs are low compared to the average of its class making it one of those with low ownership costs.

Now let’s quickly compare Mazda CX5 to the Subaru forester top of the line. If you are looking for a compact crossover, the Mazda CX-5 offers you more power and a fun-to-drive factor. Surprisingly, the Mazda CX5, offers more power than the Subaru with a turbocharged engine, however on the standard engine, The Subaru forester rolls in more power than the Forester.

6. Nissan Juke (sub-compact SUV)


The Nissan Juke is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan since 2010.

Overview: The Nissan Juke is good to drive but has a not very conservative body design that puts off some buyers. It’s said to have a poor reliability record because some repairs generally aren’t possible and some parts end up needing a total replacement. All the same it’s one of the most affordable (definitely among the top 3) SUVs in the market.

7. Volkswagen Tiguan (A compact crossover SUV)

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover SUV produced by the German automaker Volkswagen from 2007

Overview:  The VW Tiguan is a good SUV with a cargo capacity is above its class average. However, its high price is unjustified compared to other brands with more sophisticated technology.

The VW Tiguan has features resemble the Mazda CX5 a lot. Overall, The Tiguan takes it home because it has more seating and cargo space than the Mazda CX5. 

8. Nissan X-trail (A compact crossover SUV)


The Nissan X-Trail is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan since 2000. It was one of Nissan’s first crossover SUV.

Overview: If you’re in the market for a medium SUV do check out the X-trail. It may be lacking in its interior design and overall sophistication but it’s a practical comfortable ride with active safety features.

9. Toyota Harrier

The Toyota Harrier is a five-seater/passenger compact mid-sized crossover SUV produced by Toyota since December 1997. In some markets, the Harrier was rebranded as the Lexus RX between March 1998 to December 2008.

Overview: This SUV IS popular because it is well raised, easy to maintain and good looking physically. It’s considered as a more road-oriented and upmarket alternative to the Toyota RAV4.

10. Toyota Lexus-RX (A mid-size luxury crossover SUV)

The Lexus RX is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV sold since 1998 by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota. 

Overview: While its not the most fun-to-drive car in its class, it is a good SUV. Its highly reliable with low maintenance and repair costs which means it has lower than average ownership costs. Further, the Lexus RX offers an attractive cabin and is a super smooth ride.

Often Compared to the Toyota Harrier. The two are essentially the same car with different badges and trim because they are made for different target markets. The Lexus however, is more luxurious and boasts larger engines that the Harrier.

11. Toyota Rush (A compact crossover SUV)

Toyota Rush is a re branded version of the second generation Daihatsu Terios. Manufactured by the Japanese brand Toyota.

Overview: Locally available ones have a 5-seat capacity with good ground clearance. Though it gives off the SUV look in appearance, its more compact and affordable. Important to note is that, the Toyota Rush is a petrol-only SUV, powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the Toyota Yaris.

12. Toyota Vanguard (A compact crossover SUV)

Overview: Toyota Vanguard is the longer-wheelbase version of the Toyota Rav 4. The Toyota Vanguard was released for sale in August 2007 as a new medium-class SUV.

It can be called a long body version of Toyota RAV4, but in contrast to RAV4, the concept of the Vanguard was an active and luxurious SUV. The Vanguard was developed mostly focusing on the design, the pleasure of driving, its multi-functionality and a multi-passenger use. Toyota Vanguard has earned a reputation for being a reliable and unpretentious.

13. Nissan Dualis (A compact crossover SUV)

The Nissan Dualis Is also known as  Nissan Qashqai and is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan since 2006. In 2014 the name Nissan Dualis replaced by the new name Nissan Qashqai

Overview: The 5 door suv has a front engine drive and is available as front or four-wheel drive.

The SUV is popular for its affordability, the fact that it makes a great family car and has some off-road


14. Mercedes ML350 (A mid-sized luxury crossover SUV)

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, formerly Mercedes-Benz M-Class, is a mid-size luxury SUV produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz since 1997. 

Overview: This SUV is spacious and comfortable with a deluxe cabin and plenty of legroom. Maintenance is easy, often a bit more expensive than some other brands but nothing too crazy. Its reliability ratings are slightly above average for similar luxury midsize SUVs

15. Volvo CX60 (A compact luxury crossover SUV)

The Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Swedish automaker Volvo Cars since 2008.

Overview: The small luxury SUV is attractively styled and considerately designed. Its complete with a posh interior, comfortable seats, and lots of technology. But is not as exciting to drive as some other luxury compact SUVs.

16. BMW X3 (A compact luxury crossover SUV)

The BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by German automaker BMW since 2003.

For the longest time, it was considered as the first mid-size, exceptional SUV on the market. However, since 2008, The BMW X3 started competing with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class (now renamed to GLC-Class since 2016), and numerous other SUVs in this segment.

Overview: Suitable for drivers looking for a compact shuttling vehicle. The BMW X3 offers chic luxury, generous power, and superior maneuverability at a lower price point.

17. Audi Q5 (A compact luxury crossover SUVs)

The Audi Q5 is a series of compact luxury crossover SUVs produced by the German luxury car manufacturer Audi

Overview: The Audi Q5 is quiet with comfortable cabin features and a top-notch interior. It comes standard as an AWD with a wide range of technology options.

The Q5 is a delightfully relaxing car on long journeys. At high speeds, wind noise is very well subdued.

Often compared to the BMWX3. The Audi Q5 features a more superior ride and handling over the BMW X3. On the other hand, the X3, is comfortable and athletic, plus features rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive as options.

18. Mitsubishi RVR (Recreational Vehicle Runner) (A subcompact SUV)

The Mitsubishi RVR is an SUV produced by Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Moto

Overview: Competing in the sub-compact SUV segment, the new Mitsubishi RVR comes refreshed with a powerful engine, great interior, and astonishing performance.

19. Volkswagen Toureg (A mid size luxury SUV)

The Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by the German automaker Volkswagen

Overview:  A great all-rounder. Boasts the range of tried and tested V6 engines, and therefore remains one of the strongest and most refined SUV cars for sale.

Often compared to the Audi Q7. Both are almost identical in many of their features and neither is cheap. That said the Volkswagen is incredibly styled but the Q7’s engine is smoother and quieter. 

20. BMW X5 (A mid size luxury SUV)

The BMW X5 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by BMW. This was BMW’s first SUV and featuring an all-wheel drive available as either manual or automatic

Overview: This is one of the best vehicles we’ve ever tested. The SUV is quick and easy to drive. Some of the top-of-the-line features in some of the available options is a 600-horsepower turbocharged V8 engine. 

21. Mazda CX3. (A subcompact crossover SUV)

The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured in Japan by Mazda.

Overview: Small and stylish, the Mazda CX-30 is one of the best subcompact SUVs on the market. Not to be confused with Mazda CX-30(see below)

Note that Mazda is dropping the CX-3 from some of its markets listings after the 2021 model year. The CX-3 is smaller and older than the newer CX-30,

22. Mazda CX-30 ((A sub compact SUV)

The Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Mazda.

Overview: This SUV offers space (bigger passenger space and a cargo-friendly rear) and more power compared to the CX3 listed above. Often, this SUV is compared to the Honda HRV / Vezel by many buyers.

The Honda HR-V delivers great value in its pricing and operating costs. Nevertheless, the Mazda CX-30 is for those who want more style, power, and enhancements in a bundle that is more fun to drive.

23.Porsche Cayenne  (A mid size luxury SUV)

The Porsche Cayenne is a series of mid-size luxury crossover sport utility vehicles manufactured by the German automaker Porsche since 2002.

Overview: The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV by design but a sports car by nature that provides a diverse range of powertrains whose power is pointless if it isn’t properly harnessed. The Cayenne’s distinctive strength and beautiful handling traits ensure it lives up to the well-known history of this German brand’s.

It boasts a spacious interior that is varied in customization thanks to Porsche’s extensive list of available options. Now these features can quickly inflate its price, this SUV is definitely a favorite of many in the class of mid-size luxury crossovers that fully engage driving enthusiasts

24. Mitsubishi Outlander (A compact crossover SUV)

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a compact crossover SUV, manufactured by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors from 2001

Overview: The new models of Mitsubishi Outlander are good SUV’s. The Outlander astounds with its self-assured ride and handling, beautiful interior, great infotainment system, and a treasure of standard safety features.

That said, Mitsubishi’s have remained unpopular though they have a lot to offer. Reason is that their buttons and knobs are off placed making the driving experience not fin at all