The Toyota Vanguard is one of Toyota’s signature automobiles. This efficient, rugged, and remarkable vehicle is a member of the third generation of the popular Toyota RAV4. Since its launch over a decade ago, the Vanguard has been a revelation in the automobile market, boasting among the most sought after Toyota vehicles as well as one of the most rated SUVs in the current market.
With a lot of user-friendly features and scintillating functionality, it is quite easy to see why the vehicle has worked its way into the hearts of automobile lovers in Kenya.
Throw in a pair of tinted glasses on a Toyota Vanguard and you are ready to move around the town in a completely anonymous and incognito mode. With this smart SUV, you get premium comfort, an awesome feel, and the right kind of image, regardless of where you are going. The Toyota Vanguard packs a lot of punch in the aesthetic appeal department as well. It comes with a modern look.
The Vanguard was released as an extension of RAV4. It takes the shape of the popular SUV, although it is smaller in exterior and slightly varies in design and body. The uniqueness of the vehicle shows with its revised front-end bodywork, which consists of revised grills, bonnet, bumper, and headlamps. This SUV has been favored for being a tad high above the ground, which makes it ideal for navigating through h rough terrains, one feature that makes the vehicle even more popular in Kenya.
Let us take a look at this vehicle and how much it goes for in the current market.
Brand New Toyota Vanguard Prices in Kenya
Toyota Vanguard was among Toyota’s best inventions in terms of brands and you’d expect it to be expensive. A definition, of modern-day SUV, this sedan gives you a feel between the very expensive Range Rover Sport and the not-too-expensive Hyundai Santa-fe.
Judging by its remarkable features and breath-taking characteristics though, you wouldn’t expect anything less from this road-friendly vehicle.
Toyota stopped the production of this sedan in 2013 and has since then seen its brand new version run out of stock.
Prices of Used Toyota Vanguard in Kenya
For a brand still relatively new to the market, getting a used version, whether foreign used or locally used, is a bargain. These versions are cheaper than the brand new versions and maintain almost similar efficiency and functionality, provide the used version is still very much fine. Toyota is known for manufacturing classic and rugged vehicles and the Vanguard is one, good news for lovers of used vehicles.
The list below shows the prices of used Toyota Vanguard in Kenya in the current market. These prices are affected by the condition of the vehicle, currency exchange rate at the time of purchase, custom clearance tariffs, and other similar factors.
Foreign Used Vanguard Prices in Kenya
- 2009 & 2010: KSH 1.1 million – KSh1.6 million
- 2011 & 2012: KSH 1.7 million – KSh2.5 million
- 2013: KSH 2.5 million – KSh2.9 million
Locally Used Toyota Vanguard in Kenya
- 2009 & 2010: KSH 700, 000 – KSh1.3 million
- 2011 & 2012: KSH 1.4, 000 – KSh2 million
- 2013: KSH 1.8 million – KSh2.2 million
Quick Overview: The Toyota Vanguard
The third generation of RAV4 vehicles was released in two versions; a short wheelbase model and a long-wheelbase model. Being a member of the third generation of Toyota RAV4 vehicles, the Vanguard made a staggering breakthrough in the automobile market. The concept was generally welcomed by SUV lovers and instantly climbed to be among the most sought after Toyota SUVs.
It is also the first generation of RAV4 vehicles to be offered in both regular and extended versions. Essentially, this means that the vehicles came with versions that had the spare wheel at the rear and other versions that didn’t have those. The Vanguard is also still available in both four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants, although most countries actually offer the all-wheel-drive version.
The Vanguard also got a little bit of a redesign back in 2009, with updates including a new engine, a redesigned front end, and a back end with a slight change. Sadly, the Vanguard was discontinued by Toyota in 2013, with the company opting instead to go with the Harrier XU60.
What you’ll love about the Toyota Vanguard
Fuel Economy: If you are the type of driver who is more concerned about the ability of the vehicle to hold and make use of fuel (and considering the price of fuel, we all are!), then you’ll be glad to know that the Toyota Vanguard actually has one of the best gas mileage ratings for a non-hybrid SUV with all-wheel drive.
Interior: The interior of the vehicle is actually pretty admirable as well. The Vanguard comes with much more rear seating space than a lot of SUVs its size. The second seats are even able to split, side backward or forwards (depending on what you want) in order to provide for more cargo space. The trunk cover also has quite a lot of additional cargo space.
Handling: While on the road, you’ll feel more like driving a tall car than you’re driving an SUV with this one. The vehicle comes with easy handling (especially considering its size!) and it is also pretty agile. The vehicle also has an incredible ability to absorb shock, which means you will be able to enjoy your ride without feeling the brunt of potholes and other road imperfections. You get proper front visibility, thanks to large side mirrors that are able to make up for the thick rear pillars.
Safety: As regards safety, the Vanguard provides standard Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRAC).
What you might not like about the Toyota Vanguard
Front Seats: If you’re the type of person who takes long trips, you might not like the fact that the front seat doesn’t provide much comfort for long trips.
Interior Materials: While the interior compartment of this vehicle definitely has a lot of space, the materials seem rather low quality, they’re prone to wear and tear easily, and there’s a high chance that you might be spending on replacements sooner rather than later.
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