10 affordable cars to be used as a taxi in the Philippines

Jun 08, 2017 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
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When looking for a car which you intend to utilize as a taxi, there are a lot of factors to consider such as reliability, utility, ease of maintenance and especially, the affordability.

In this article, we highly recommend 10 cars for the money that will be your perfect companion when you enter the taxi business.

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1. Isuzu Crosswind XS

angular front of the Isuzu Crosswind XS

The Isuzu Crosswind XS car can be used as a taxicab because of its time-tested durability, seating versatility and roomy cargo space

The rise in popularity of MPVs is a reflection of how Filipinos are family-oriented and practical. The Isuzu Crosswind XS car can be used as a taxicab because of its time-tested durability, seating versatility and roomy cargo space. In spite of the lack of airbag system, a price tag of ₱ 770,000 will fairly make you satisfied.

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2. Hyundai Accent 1.6 GL M/T

This is one of the most popular choices for most budget-conscious, beginning drivers, and those who are finding a taxi cab in the Philippines as well.
Angular front of the Hyundai Accent

This is one of the most popular choices for those who are finding a taxi cab in the Philippines as well

Coming with both sedan and hatchback body, the interior space is enough for 5 passengers. Moreover, the Hyundai Accent also gets updated features such as 1-DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3 entertainment system with USB port, aux-in and 4-speakers.

In particular, engine performance, fuel efficient and almost low-maintenance should be added to reasons why this car is a wise choice for taxi drivers.

The Hyundai Accent is priced at around ₱ 748,000.

3. BYD F3 1.5 M/T

The BYD F3 is one of the top selling compact sedans in Chinese market. Though it’s not very popular in our country, you could definitely consider it as a taxi with less than ₱ 700,000.
Angular front of the BYD F3

One thing which makes the BYD F3 suitable for taxi drivers is a taxi meter connector

Apart from standard features like other sedans, one thing which makes the BYD F3 suitable for taxi drivers is a taxi meter connector. Even, it is also offered with a standard side impact beam and seatbelt reminder in addition to ABS with EBD.

4. Mitsubishi Adventure TX

angular front of the Mitsubishi Adventure TX taxi
The Mitsubishi Adventure TX can carry more than 7 passengers

This wagon is specifically marketed by Mitsubishi towards the taxi fleets. With a wheelbase of 2620 mm, a spacious legroom and a generous space for passengers’ luggage, it is certain that the Mitsubishi Adventure TX can carry more than 7 passengers. Affordability is a notable plus, with its price starting at around ₱ 690,000.

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5. Toyota Avanza 1.3 J M/T

The Toyota Avanza is a 7-seater MPV that can be a great choice for either a family car or a taxi. Despite its low price of ₱ 675,000, this MPV is fully furnished with standard features air conditioning, CD/MP3 player with AUX-in, USB port and 2 speakers. Even, Toyoto offers it driver and passenger airbags, ABD with EBD, rear door child lock protection and ISOFIX child restraint system.
angular front of a Toyota Avanza taxi

The Toyota Avanza is a 7-seater MPV that can be a great choice for either a family car or a taxi

The roomy cabin and spacious luggage trunk of the Avanza make it available for 5 people with large luggage. ₱ 675,000 is definitely a bargain price to take advantage of this car.

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6. Kia Rio 1.2L LX 4DR M/T

Not only does the Kia Rio own a subtle sporty look, it also has the right size and weight for the busy city roads in our country. Besides, Kia also gives it a comfortable interior space, an ample trunk capacity, and a very user-friendly driving mechanism with a fuel-efficient engine.

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a red Kia Rio on the road

Not only does the Kia Rio own a subtle sporty look, it also has the right size and weight for the busy city roads

If those reasons are not enough, you had better think of its price. For around ₱ 700,000, you can possess a new car which is easy to wriggle in the city and easy to earn money as well.

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7. Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT

Angular front of an orange Toyota Vios

The Toyota Vios is one of the best-selling cars in the Philippines today

The Toyota Vios is one of the best-selling cars in the Philippines today. We don’t need to waste more time discussing this vehicle. Thanks to its stylish exterior, ample size, fun colors, variant options, fuel economy, low maintenance cost and a low starting price for a sedan, the Vios offers great value for money. Especially, for the 1.3 Base MT variant, it costs you only ₱ 600,000. With this price tag, the Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT will truly allure lots of taxi operators.

8. Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GX 1.2 M/T

This is the sedan version of Mitsubishi's well-loved hatchback – the Mirage. The base trim has the same cabin space as the hatchback but with extra trunk space.
Angular front of the Mitsubishi Mirage G4

The base trim has the same cabin space as the hatchback but with extra trunk space

Priced at ₱ 573,000, the Mirage sedan may address the concern of many Filipinos who are looking for an affordable taxi. Furthermore, it’s very fuel efficient with an excellent mileage of up to 21 km/L.

9. Suzuki Swift Dzire GA 1.2 L M/T

angular front of the Swift Dzire

A large cabin and a generous 314 liters of trunk space can make the Swift Dzire a great pick for a taxi cab

Apart from the classy appearance and good performance, a large cabin and a generous 314 liters of trunk space can make the Swift Dzire a great pick for a taxi cab. Particularly, this ₱ 568,000 sedan even comes with dual airbags, child-proof rear door locks, immobilizer, side impact beams and defogger.

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10. Tata Indigo Diesel

a Tata Indigo Diesel taxi
The Tata Indigo Diesel is considered as the next standard for taxi cabs

Considered as the next standard for taxi cabs, one of the most outstanding features of the Indigo is its fuel economy (20km/L). Aside from this, ₱ 525,000 is absolutely a low price to pay for this sedan.

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