By: Shehu Idris

Taking the Nigerian problem into perspective we decided to undertake a research of some cars which were built for the terrible conditions prevalent in Nigerian roads. Here are 10 cars we found out were built for Nigerian roads. Be warned…dem cost…thank God for second hand sha.


1. Toyota Sequoia


The Toyota sequoia is one of the toughest cars you can find on the road. The Toyota sequoia is built to withstand and navigate all sorts of the difficult landscape, such as hilly terrains, pot holes, speed bumps, and muddy landscape.

It’s sleek body shape construction and spacious interior makes this car quite eye catching.

The Toyota sequoia costs about $40,000 which is over N12 million if you do the conversion correctly with today’s dollar-naira rate.


2. Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro


The guys who designed the Toyota 4Runner had the bad road network of Nigeria in mind when they built this rugged vehicle. The Toyota 4Runner TRD comes with a set of huge tires, off-road suspension, and a high ride height that gives you the feeling of superiority when riding on the difficult Nigerian landscape.

The Toyota 4Runner TRD is quite spacious and would do great as a family SUV too. The price is on the high side, though. It costs nothing less than $38,000 (i.e. N12 million) to acquire this ride.


3. Acura RDX


The Acura RDX is a masterpiece that was created for off-road travels. The pot-holes on Nigerian roads will constitute an insignificant hitch when the Acura RDX is on the move. The car has all the specifications that befit a car suited for the technologically advanced 21st century.

The Acura RDX comes with a powerful turbocharged gasoline engine, powered by 4 cylinders. This is a car built for Nigerian roads.

Pricing starts at $30,000.


4. Nissan Xterra Pro-4X



The Nissan Xterra Pro-4X is one of a kind when it comes to cars built to withstand difficult road conditions. The Nissan Xterra Pro-4X is one of the first cars you’ll spot in any Nissan showroom. One feature that endears one to the Xterra is the 265/75R16 tires which are built to withstand any sort of rough terrain. Another feature that helps the Xterra overcome poor road conditions, is the high suspension that comes with its trim body shape.

The Nissan Xterra Pro-4X is also known for its low gas consumption. Pricing for this car begins at $26,000.


5. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited series


These Jeep series are simply irresistible. Instead of shelling out tons of cash to fund cars which will sooner than later be destroyed by bad Nigerian roads, a pick of any of the Jeep wrangler unlimited series will do. Some astounding members of these series include Wrangler Unlimited WILLYS WHEELER, Wrangler Unlimited Sports, Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear, the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara etc. All these cars go for below $35,000.

Saying that these cars are built to withstand off-road conditions is an understatement. These are a really strong set of cars.

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