Toyota Harrier Prices in Kenya- Reviews | Specs | For sale | Buying guide

Toyota offers a wide range of vehicles, among them, is the attractive Toyota Harrier a compact crossover SUV. In this article, we will cover all details about this car. This includes the prices of Toyota Harrer in Kenya, features/specs, models available and buying tips for anyone who wants to own a Harrier.

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Toyota Harrier

The car was first introduced in the market by Toyota in 1997. There have been three generations since then, the first two generations had the Lexus RX and Harrier enjoined together in design and features. However, from the third generation of 2013, Harrier was separated from Lexus RX and it now comes with its own unique Specs.

Toyota Harrier Specs

There are different models available for sale in different towns in Kenya including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Thika, etc. Each model comes with added specs from the previous, below, we will see top features that this Harrier cars have.

1. Toyota Harrier exterior

The car has an attractive curved and angular design from the outside. One notable look of the Harrier is the projected front design.

Harrier exterior

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Here is what the exterior design of the Harrier has to offer:

  • The car is 5 doors crossover SUV(two front doors, two for the rear seats and one tailgate)
  • The minimum ground clearance for Harrier models is 5.9 inches
  • Comes with alloy rims
  • A panoramic sunroof
  • The front has sharp LED headlights and the rear is also fitted with LED lights
  • Harrier comes in various colors with the most common being black or white
  • Lastly, Harrier comes with an automatic tailgate

2. Toyota Harrier interior

Toyota Harrier provides a spacious luxurious cabin. Additionally, the inside has adequate light from the sunroof.

Harrier interior

Here is a list of features from the inside of the car:

  • Harrier is a 5 seater( two at the front and 3 at the back)
  • Most models come with leather seats
  • The legroom is spacious and okay even for tall people both in the front and second rows
  • The headroom is great
  • The boot space is enough to carry luggage for the five passengers
  • The cabin has different storage compartments, this includes cupholders, center box, door panels storage and seat jacket pockets
  • Power windows and power locks
  • Has a rearview camera
  • Rear seat entertainment
  • The dashboard comes with various accessories including a touch screen and GPS Navigation system
  • The car is fitted with air conditioners

3. Toyota Harrier Engine specs

Harrier comes with a very powerful engine, Toyota RAV4 might be the closest crossover SUV comparison.

Harrier engine

Below are the engine specs of Harrier models:

  • The capacity is either 2500cc 0r 3500cc
  • The 2500cc accelerates from 0 to 100Km/h in 10.5 seconds while the 3500cc accelerates from o to 100Km/h in 8.5 seconds
  • Fuel consumption on average for the 2500cc is 9Km/L, on the other hand, the 3500cc consumes 11Km/L on average
  • Has AWD/FF drive type
  • The gear transmission type is automatic or CVT(Continous Variable Transmission)
  • The engine power is 150-280pcs(the more powerful the engine is, the faster the vehicle)
  • Has a Tank capacity of 72 Liters

Prices of Toyota Harrier Models in Kenya

Below are the prices of different models available for sale in Kenya.

  • 2015 model- Ksh 3.5M
  • 2016 model- Ksh 3.8M
  • 2017 model- Ksh 4.0M
  • 2018 model- Ksh 4.5M
  • 2019 model- Ksh 4.7M
  • 2020 model- Ksh 5.0M
  • 2021 model- Ksh 5.3M

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Like you will note, Harrier is among the expensive Toyota cars. The prices provided above will however change. This is because of the varying market conditions. For example, each seller/dealer has their own prices. A secondhand car will not come at the same price as a new one, even then, an imported secondhand might be in a better condition than a locally used one hence its cost will be more.

Toyota Harrier Buying guide in Kenya

To get the best value for your money, there are some tips that you can use. You will need to first determine your budget, apart from the purchase price, it must include additional costs such as insurance payment. Now, make a list of specs that you need on your Harrier, also, decide whether you want a new car or a secondhand. Next, you will have to choose between importing or buying locally. Importing a car will mean you will have to wait for long. While buying locally is fast, you might get a car in bad condition especially if is secondhand.

With the above information ready, you can now check for the prices of models with the specs you chose. If the prices are high, you can decide to change some specs so as to get a model that is within your budget. You can also go for a secondhand if you had decided to get a new one. It is important to also compare the price of importing and buying locally and go for the one that suits your budget.

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Also, a Forward Wheel Drive (FF)consumes less fuel than All Wheel Drive(AWD). While most Harrier comes with both drive types, you should use the AWD mode when driving on rough ground, otherwise, use the FF to save on fuel.

Things to check for on a Harrier

Before completing a purchase, make sure you do the following:

  • Check for the general condition of the vehicle
  • If the car is secondhand, use a mechanic to do the inspection for you
  • Make sure you verify the documentation before making payments, the chassis and engine number should be what is in the logbook
  • Be wary of cons, don’t accept online-only deals

Some of the problems reported by Harrier users include gear transmission problems,  air suspension and engine problems such as failing to start and loss of power.

Toyota Harrier Maintenace in Kenya

Just like most Toyota cars, Harrier cars are easy to maintain since most spare parts are available with ease. Here are some tips you can apply to get a longer service period from the car:

  • Make sure you read the Owner’s manual for instruction on the use of the vehicle
  • After every 5,000 Kilometers, take the car for maintenance checks
  • Ensure you use the recommended Automatic transmission fluid to avoid gear problems
  • Always check for the oil and coolant levels and top up if low
  • Drive carefully.

There you have it, that is the overview of Harrier, we hope found the information helpful. Cheers!!

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