Toyota Mark X Prices in Kenya- Specs, Buying guide, reviews

One of the luxurious cars from Toyota in the Kenyan market is Mark X. This makes it one of the top choices among Kenyans since Toyota vehicles are generally easy to maintain. In this article, we will cover Mark X in detail. Things we will look at include models available, prices of Toyota Mark X in Kenya, full specs of the car and some buying tips at the end.

Toyota Mark X

The car has been in production since 2004 by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. It stands as a luxurious vehicle that is also very stable with high engine power and fast acceleration. The car is among the few from Toyota that compete with those from Germany such as BMW 5 series and Mercedes Benz C200.

Toyota Mark X Specs

Mark X cars come in different models, when a new model is released, it comes with new features. However, there are specs that define all Mark X models, let’s look at them below picked from the latest models of cars.

1. Toyota Mark X exterior

Mark X is a saloon car that has an attractive exterior design that is loved by most young drivers.

Mark X front view

Below is a list of features from the outside:

  • The car has 4 doors(two for the front and two for rear seats)
  • The ground clearance is 6.1 inches which is slightly below the 6.5 inches required on Kenyan roads
  • Comes with LED headlights
  • Higher grades come fitted with fog lights and alloy wheels, standard grades have steel rims
  • You are going to get a range of colors to pick from when it comes to Toyota Mark X

2. Toyota Mark X interior specs

The car has a spacious and luxurious interior design as we will see in this section.

Toyota Mark X interior

Here is what you get on the inside:

  • The car is a 5 seater(two at the front and three at the back)
  • For child seats, you can use the anchors that the car comes with
  • The legroom is spacious and okay for all seats except for the center seat on the second row. The legroom of the seat is interfered with by a raised transmission tunnel
  • The boot space is medium just like in most saloon cars and can only carry medium-sized luggage
  • Mark X also has more storage compartments in its cabin, this includes cupholders, door panels compartments and a dashboard compartment
  • Seats and mirrors are heated
  • Most models have leather seats
  • The car is fitted with a rare camera
  • Keyless entry is also an additional feature
  • For safety purposes, the car is fitted with Airbags
  • Lastly, Mark X comes with a Navigation system

3. Toyota Mark X engine

Just like we mentioned before, Mark X comes with a very powerful engine.

Mark X engine

The following are the engine specs:

  • The engine capacity is between 2500cc and 3500cc
  • When it comes to fuel consumption, the average for the 2500cc is 12.9Km/L while that of 3500cc is about 10.2Km/L
  • The 2500cc accelerates from 0 to 100Km/h in about 8.4 seconds while the 3500cc accelerates from 0 to 100Km/h in about 6.5 seconds
  • The power of the engine ranges between 203-321pcs making it a very fast car
  • You can choose between an All Wheel Drive(AWD) and a Two Wheel Drive(2WD)
  • Most models have a 6-speed automatic transmission or a Continous Variable Transmission(CVT) gear type
  • Also, recent models have a GR V6 engine
  • The Tank capacity is 71 Liters

Additionally, the Mark X cars come with other features such as traction control, stability control, active headrests, rain sensors, an Anti-brake control system and laser cruise controls.

Prices of Toyota Mark X in Kenya

Here is a price list of the recent Mark X models that are available for sale in different parts of the country including; Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Thika and other major towns in Kenya.

  • 2015 Model- Ksh 1.9M
  • 2016 Model- Ksh 2.1M
  • 2017 Model- Ksh 2.4M
  • 2018 Model- Ksh 2.7M
  • 2019 Model- Ksh 3.2M
  • 2020 Model- Ksh 3.6M
  • 2021 Model- Ksh 4.0M

Above are an average of the market price. The cost might vary depending on various factors. It is obvious that a brand new Mark X will not cost the same as a Second-hand one. The cost will also depend on who you are buying from, additionally, importing and buying locally will result in different costs.

Toyota Mark X buying guide in Kenya

In this section, let us look at tips you can apply to get the best value for your money when buying your Mark X car. First, you should have a clear budget, it should also include all costs that you are to be incurred including the purchase price and additional costs such as insurance payment and payment of any profession that you might involve when buying the car such as a lawyer or mechanic.

boot

Next, have a list of features that you want for your Mark X, it is good to have a clear understanding of what you want exactly. Decide whether you want a new or secondhand car, also, decide whether you want to import or buy locally. At times, importing a car can be less cheap, this is because locally available vehicles on car yards have additional cumulative costs that the seller is most likely to push to the clients such as security and carwash costs. For imported vehicles, you will have to wait for long before getting your vehicle.

For anyone looking for a low fuel consuming Mark X, a 2500cc is better, however, a 3500cc is more powerful. The 2WD also consumes less fuel than the 4WD, however, the 4WD/AWD is best suited on rough roads.

Purchase stage

Here are some things you should check for before completing the purchase:

  • Ensure that the car is in good general condition
  • If the vehicle is secondhand, it is advisable to use a mechanic to do the inspections
  • Check the documents and only pay when satisfied, the chassis number and engine number should be what is in the logbook
  • Also, ensure that the car starts smoothly

Some of the problems that have been reported by Mark X users include, gear shift problems, car failing to start, engine smoking, vibration and high fuel consumption. All these can be solved easily by timely service.

Also, see other luxurious Toyota vehicles such as Toyota Kluger and Toyota Crown.

Toyota Mark X maintenance in Kenya

Most parts of the Mark X engine are shared among other Toyota cars, Mark X is hence easy to maintain compared to its competitor vehicles.

spare parts

Here are tips you can apply to ensure that the vehicle gives you a long service life:

  • Read the Owner’s manual to ensure that you understand every instruction on the use of the vehicle
  • Take the vehicle for service after every 5,000 Kilometers
  • You can increase the ground clearance to ensure a smooth drive even on speed bumps
  • Make sure you check for oil and coolant levels frequently and top up if low
  • Use the recommended transmission fluid
  • Replace worn out fuel filters and ensure you use clean fuel
  • Drive carefully

Above is a look at the Toyota Mark X, we hope that you find this article helpful. Cheers!!

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