Honda Legnd for Salee in Nigeria
Also known as the Acura Legend, Acura RL and Daewoo Acadia in some countries, the Honda Legend is a two door or four door mid-sized luxury car produced by Japanese automaker Honda. It has been in production since 1985 and has seen five generations since its initial production year, and has improved over its almost two decades of production in style, engineering and ride satisfaction. Widely popular in the North American, European and Asian markets, it is also a customer favourite in Africa, especially in Nigeria. Here, there are a host brand new, fairly used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Honda Legends plying both city and country highways. In the market for a reasonably priced Honda Legend of any year of production and body design? Check out Nigeria’s leading online automobile marketplace Carmudi Nigeria for listings of the Honda Legend available locally.
What to know when buying a Honda Legend
Performance and Specifications of the Honda Legend
Starting from a 2.0 litre V6 engine in 1985, which was also available in other litre capacities, the current Honda Legend models in production feature either a 3.5 litre or 3.7 litre V6 engine. With three trim levels available; base, L and LS, and the Coupe having only the L and LS, all three trim levels were fitted with the same engine, which has the capacity to produce 200 - 230 horsepower and 201 lb-ft of torque. This power is transmitted via the three transmissions fitted into the Honda Legend; a four speed automatic, a five speed manual or a six speed manual transmission. In terms of fuel economy, the Honda Legend has seen improvements. Coming from a not so fantastic average fuel economy of 10 mgp (miles per gallon) in 1991, to an average of 18.0 mpg in 1995, and the more recent years of production having an average rating of 20 mpg.
How is the design of the Honda Legend?
The design of the fifth generation Honda Legend takes exterior design to another level. Sleek, elegant and eye popping, it is a show stopper anywhere it is seen. With a new grille, 18” alloy wheels and padded body kit, it is an impressively designed vehicle. The Coupe version makes one feel like they are in a very large sports car, as the back end is smaller and fits into the large trunk. Previous generations were also produced to give the driver a sense of style and quality, with each generation offering a new grille and bumper design to give it a unique and upbeat look. The interior design of the Honda Legend has always been one of quality and poise. The newly added GS and limited SE trim levels provided new and improved interior distinctions which varied slightly from other trim levels. Depending on the year of production, you would basically be provided with the following; Bose stereo with a CD changer, a centre digital control screen, leather seats, full power accessories, a power driver seat with memory foam, a sunroof, steering-wheel audio controls, heated seats, power passenger seat and keyless ignition.
What are the best/stand out features of the Honda Legend?
Consumer preferences vary with regard to their favourite features in vehicles. With the Honda Legend, most drivers like the fact that it performs just as well as it looks. With the introduction of the 2014 fifth generation, which is only available in hybrid and Sport, you not only get a sleek design, but also state-of-the-art engineering and fuel efficiency. Previous models were applauded for their performance ratings, especially in the later years of production, the interior design also making it both luxurious and plush, yet providing you with the power and functionality you need. The only down side of some of the Legend models is the leg and headroom found in the two door coupe layouts.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Honda Legend in Nigeria
With the Honda Legend, a vast number can be found in the Nigerian automobile market. Most, if not all of the Honda Legends found in the country were imported, either as brand new or tokunbo (foreign used). The tokunbo versions are always in good condition, and can perform as good as a brand new one. The only difference is the odometer reading. The Nigerian used Honda Legends, which have already been registered in the country are also in good condition, depending on the previous user. They are usually cheaper, because the value of the vehicle drops as soon as it has been registered in the country.
The best Honda Legend year to buy
Any generation of the Honda Legend in good road condition is a very efficient and road worthy car. However, improvements are made annually to these vehicles, and if you are looking for the best Honda Legend to purchase, we would recommend the 2015 fifth generation production year. As sleek and elegant as it is, it also provides you with a fast ride and fuel efficiency with the hybrid version. Depending on your vehicular preferences and technological usage, you could opt for an older version of the Honda Legend.
Honda Legend Price in Nigeria
Looking to purchase a Honda Legend in the Nigerian automobile market? A brand new Honda Legend can cost as high as N9,000,000. For the quality and performance it provides, it is actually a good price. However, there are cheaper options, and below is an estimated price range of previously owned Honda Legends depending on factors such as odometer readings, port of entry, maintenance culture and the general state of the vehicle.
·Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Honda Legend for sale in Nigeria
2014 Honda Legend – Date Honda Legend: N3,500,000 – N7,000,000
2004 Honda Legend – 2012 Honda Legend: N1,800,000 – N3,000,000
1995 Honda Legend – 2004 Honda Legend: N800,000 – N1,400,000
· Nigerian Used (Registered) Honda Legend for sale in Nigeria
2014 Honda Legend – Date Honda Legend: N2,500,000 – N5,000,000
2004 Honda Legend – 2012 Honda Legend: N1,300,000 – N2,400,000
1995 Honda Legend – 2004 Honda Legend: N500,000 – N1,200,000
1990 Honda Legend – 1995 Honda Legend: N400,000 – N600,000
Overall impression of Honda Legend
With good ratings in automobile review websites, the Honda Legend is an impressive vehicle to own and drive. Elegant, powerful and functional, it faces competition from the Japanese produced Toyota Avalon and the American produced Ford Fusion. The Honda Legend might bare a close resemblance to the Acura RL, because Acura is its close family relative, but it provides a cheaper alternative to the luxury trade mark the Acura is. If in the market for a luxury mid-sized sedan, the Honda Legend should be on your list.