The best cars to spend your money on in 2019!


Let's face it, with the hundreds of choices facing car buyers each year, you can get lost in the glitz and the glitter. This is an expert guide on the top rated cars in 2019!

Thinking of buying a car even as the year aproaches its end? You will need information on how and what car ranks the best in 2019 in order to make an informed choice? Courtesy of Naijacarnews, you can now see the best cars of 2019 in one place!


Money in your pocket, which car to buy in 2019?

How to rate the best cars of 2019

The ranking is based on two sources:

  • Published reviews from realistic automobile critics like major newspapers, magazines and automotive websites
  • Third party sources.

The criteria used to crown the winning cars from the third party sources are:

1. Quality

Under quality, these were evaluated:

  • Performance

Car handling, braking, acceleration, ride quality and qualitative performance measure, was critically considered

  • Interior

Interior comfort, features, cargo space, styling and built quality of the cars was considered.

  • Critics rating

The overall tone and recommendation from reviewers was taken into consideration.

  • Safety

How well the car works under US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, emergency automatic braking, lane keep assess, and forward collision warning was examined.

  • Reliability

Vehicle Dependability Study and Initial Quality Study of the cars were looked into.

  • Fuel Economy

The combined mpg estimate for base trim with an automatic transmission was checked out in each car. The fuel economy standard was roughly 6000 miles of driving on vehicles.

  • Cargo and Towing or Hauling

This comes directly from the site of the manufacturers of each car.

  • Awards

The number of awards each car has under its name is an added advantage for recommendation by the reviewers. The higher the number of the awards, the higher the recommendations it received.

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2. Value

The overall value that is considered here has to do with the dealership price and road-worthiness price. The dealership price is the discounted price, while the road-worthiness (ownership data) price includes fuel, repairs and insurance that accrue to the car.

A vehicle must prove to be outstanding, be an all-around performer, and live up to the reviewer’s stringent road-testing regime and exhibit stellar predicted reliability, safety and consumer satisfaction. For top honors, cars that come with standard and automatic emergency braking, usually qualify. The reason is because automatic emergency braking has been proved to reduce crashes and save lives.


Many factors such as performance and safety make a car a good or not so great buy

Best rated cars in 2019

After the above-mentioned, the following cars were deemed worthy to stand among the best in 2019:




Price of winner car

Best 2- Row SUV

Ford Edge

Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

₦12,398,400 - ₦15,670,800

All trim drive costs ₦576,000 more on each trim

Best 3- Row SUV

Hyundai Santa Fe

Volkswagen Atlas

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

From ₦9,747,000​

Best Compact SUV

Kia Sportage

Mazda CX-5

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

₦8,766,000 - ₦11,790,200

Best Luxury 2 row SUV

Lexus RX Hybrid

Cadillac XT5

Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350


All wheel adds ₦504,000 to each trim

Best Luxury 3-Row SUV

Acura MDX

Acura MDX Hybrid

Infiniti QX60

Infinity QX60

₦15,840,000 - ₦16,488,000

Best Luxury Compact SUV

Acura RDX

Lincoln MKC

Audi Q5

Acura RDX

₦13,536,000 - ₦16,452,000

Best Minivan

Kia Sedona

Chrysler Pacifica

Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

₦10,800,000 - ₦16,200,000

Best Compact SUV

Nissan Kicks

Mazda CX-3

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona

7,196,400 - ₦9,900,000

Best Compact Car

Kia Forte

Honda Civic

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

₦5,936,400 - ₦8,276,400

Best Large Car

Toyota Avalon

Chrysler 300

Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Avalon Hybrid

₦13,158,000 - ₦15,480,000

Best Luxury Midsize Car

Lexus ES Hybrid

Acura TLX

Lexus ES

Lexus ES

₦14,310,000 - ₦15,942,600

Best Luxury Small Car

Genesis G70


Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger

₦11,844,000 - ₦18,000,000

Best Midsize car

Honda Accord

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

₦8,640,000 - ₦10,800,000

Best SubCompact Car

Kia Rio

Toyota Yaris

Honda Fit

Honda Fit

₦5,828,400 - ₦7,387,200

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Brief specifications of 2019 winning cars

1. Nissan Murano

  • 3.5 Liter V-6, CVT Standard.
  • Five- seat mid-size cross over SUV.
  • Front or all-wheel drive.
  • Apple carplay, android Auto Standard.
  • 8-inch multimedia screen.
  • Combined MPG 24.
  • Standard automatic emergency braking.
  • Ride quality, smooth with 20-inch wheels.
  • Backseat legroom.


2019 Nissan Murano has good legroom and decent fuel economy

2. Kia Sorento

  • Upscale cabin with user-friendly infotainment system.
  • Comfortable first two rows of seats.
  • Smooth ride.
  • Low starting price.
  • Driver assistance features.
  • Eight-speed transmission.


2019 Kia Sorento rocks a good infotainment system

3. Honda CR-V

  • Generous passenger space.
  • Immense cargo hold.
  • Comfortable ride.
  • Great fuel economy estimates.
  • Automatic transmission.
  • FWD, AWD drivetrain.


Roominess and great fuel economy specs make the 2019 Honda CR-V a bargain

4. Lexus RX350

  • Attractive cabin with top-quality materials and construction.
  • Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth.
  • Advanced safety features come standard.
  • Wide cargo bay.

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Top class safety features as standard and good interior design sum up 2019 Lexus RX-350

5. Infiniti QX60

  • Decent Cargo capacity.
  • Intuitive technology.
  • Renamed trim levels.


Infiniti QX60 is among 2019's best offerings

6. Acura RDX

  • Balanced ride.
  • Good fuel efficiency.
  • Plenty of technology.
  • Abundant space in its upscale cabin.
  • Comfortable ride.


Great and smooth riding is what you get with the 2019 Acura RDX

7. Honda Odyssey

  • Spacious comfortable seats in all rows.
  • Intuitive infotainment system.
  • Good driving dynamics.
  • Well built interior.


Good seats, roomy cabin define the 2019 Honda Odyssey

8. Hyundai Kona

  • Potent turbocharged engine option.
  • Agile handling.
  • Upmarket cabin.
  • Intuitive infotainment system.
  • All-electric model debuts.


2019 Hyundai Kona has great tech and an electric powertrain going for it

9. Kia Soul

  • Spacious upscale cabin.
  • Roomy cargo area.
  • Energetic available turbocharged engine.
  • Long warranty length.
  • Excellent predicted reliability rating.
  • New standard 5-inch touch screen, voice recognition and rearview camera.


Small, yet roomy,and reliable. What mre could yu ask for in the 2019 Kia Soul?

10. Toyota Avalon Hybrid

  • Smooth ride.
  • Spacious seats.
  • Upscale cabin.
  • Above average predicted reliability rating.


"E" for excellent ride experience for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

11. Lexus ES

  • Comfortable, quiet, spacious cabin.
  • Upscale cabin materials.
  • Smooth well-controlled ride and handling.
  • Outstanding predicted reliability rating.


It doesn't get better than the 2019 Lexus ES with superb handling and A++ reliability ratings

12. Kia Stinger

  • Dynamic handling.
  • Large trunk.
  • Intuitive infotainment system.
  • Potent engine lineup.


Apart from an intuitive electronic system, you enjoy great cargo space with the 2019 Kia Stinger

13. Toyota Camry

  • User-friendly infotainment system.
  • Lots of standard driver assistance features.
  • Good gas mileage.
  • Easy to drive.
  • Standard apple carplay.


The Camry does not disappoint this year with good handling, safety, and solid drive experience

14. Honda Fit

  • Upscale spacious interior.
  • Versatile roomy cargo area.
  • Impressive amount of technology and safety features.
  • Excellent fuel economy.
  • Automatic high beams.


Honda standard safety features, good fuel economy and roominess are what you get with the 2019 Honda Fit 

You can look closely at the above cars and just pick your desired choice, according to your bank account.

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