Buying a 7-seater car can signify many things like a response to a growing family or a sign that fortune is coming in one’s career. 7-seater cars in the Philippines are one of the most practical and versatile car choices in the Philippines considering most Filipinos are family oriented.
Generally, most 7-seater cars that are built and designed in great quality are priced with a relatively higher price tag. However, there are 7-seater cars available in the Philippine market that are bang for the buck.
If you are looking for a relatively affordable 7-seater car, then read on. Here are eight 7-seaters in the Philippines that you can buy under Php 1,500,000.
Toyota Innova (Php 1,036,000 – Php 1,694,000)
It is no surprise that Toyota is an automotive powerhouse in the Philippines. The Japanese carmaker caters various vehicles to various buyers at different price points.
One of the most successful vehicles Toyota brought to the country is the Innova. In fact, the Toyota Innova is arguably the most popular vehicle in the local MPV class.
The Innova continues to be one of TMP's best selling unit
The 7-seater MPV is powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine that produces 171 hp at 3,600 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 1,200 – 3,400 rpm. As for safety, the Innova comes with seven airbags, an anti-lock braking system with EBD, traction control, and rear parking sensors.
Toyota Avanza (Php 743,000 – Php 1,077,000)
Another 7-seater in the Toyota lineup is the Avanza. The Avanza was first introduced in 2003 and is considered as one of the most popular MPV in the ASEAN region. It has a starting price of Php 743,000, and it comes with a stylish exterior and a relatively spacious interior.
The Avanza is an MPV that offers practicality and affordability
Under the hood, the Toyota Avanza is powered by either a 1.3-liter gasoline engine capable of generating 93 hp and 120 Nm of torque or a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that produces 103 hp and 136 Nm of torque.
Toyota Rush (Php 968,000 – Php 1,100,000)
The Toyota Rush came in hot last year as an entry-level SUV to the Toyota lineup. It shares a lot of similar design cues with the Toyota Fortuner that made the Rush look relatively stylish for its price.
Among all the Toyota vehicles in this list, the Rush is probably the vehicle with the best looking exterior design.
The Rush is also known as the Daihatsu Terios in other markets
The Rush comes with two seating options, 5-seater and 7-seater. The 5-seater Rush, or the E variants, has a price that ranges from Php 968,000 to Php 1,008,000.
While for the 7-seater Rush, or the G variant, is priced at Php 1,100,000. It may not be the best in terms of interior space, but the Rush comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, push start button, and a reverse parking camera.
Isuzu mu-X (Php 1,268,000 – Php 1,680,000)
The Isuzu Mu-X offers strong off-road styling, great off-roading performance, and generous interior space. Of note, Isuzu offers only two passenger vehicles locally, one is the mu-X and the other is the D-Max pickup.
One can expect that the mu-X is built in good quality since it is developed by both Isuzu and General Motors.
Its nameplate is an acronym for the phrase "Mysterious Utility eXtreme."
The mu-X comes with two engine options. The first engine option is a 1.9-liter 4-cylinder in-line diesel engine RZ4E-TC engine that is capable of producing 148 hp at 3,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm to 2,600 rpm.
The other engine option is a larger 3.0-liter 4-cylinder in-line diesel 4JJ1-TCX engine capable of generating 175 hp at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm to 2,800 rpm.
Honda Mobilio (Php 895,000 – Php 1,085,000)
Honda is known to produce quality and affordable cars in terms of exterior design and engine performance. When looking for a 7-seater car, one can never go wrong with the Honda Mobilio.
Despite its affordable price tag, the Mobilio managed to keep a sporty, composed, and a bold exterior look. On the other hand, Honda Cars Philippines offers the top-spec RS Navi CVT that comes with sportier body kits.
Never go out of style on the road with a Mobilio
Powering the Honda Mobilio is a 1.5-liter Chain Drive SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 120 hp at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm.
The engine is coupled to either a 5-speed manual transmission or an Earth Dreams Technology continuous variable transmission (CVT), depending on the variant.
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Suzuki Ertiga (Php 738,000 – Php 993,000)
The Suzuki Ertiga is the most affordable 7-seater vehicle on this list. Despite its affordable price tag, the Ertiga still offers reliability, practicality, versatility, and generous interior space. It offers 550 liters of luggage space if the 3rd row is folded.
You will get your money's worth with the Ertiga's space and affordable price tag
All Suzuki Ertiga models are powered by a 1.5-liter K15B 4-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 103 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Ertiga has a measurement that spans 4,395 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width, and 1,690 mm in height.
Mitsubishi Xpander (Php 999,000 – Php 1,175,000)
The Mitsubishi Xpander instantly caught the eyes of many car enthusiasts due to its sharp-looking exterior features. It comes with four variants priced at Php 999,000, Php 1,075,000, Php 1,110,000, and Php 1,175,000.
The Xpander succeeded the renowned Adventure in the local Mitsubishi lineup
Under the hood, the Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Mitsubishi Xpander Cross (Php 1,255,000)
The Mitsubishi Xpander and the Xpander Cross don’t really have a lot of difference except for more cosmetic upgrades. The Xpander Cross offers a sportier and a beefier exterior appeal than the regular Xpander.
With all the cosmetic upgrades in place, the Xpander Cross now looks more like an SUV rather than an MPV.
Do you think the upgrades are worth the extra dime?
It is still powered by the same engine found in the regular Xpander. As for safety, it comes with driver and front passenger airbags, child safety locks, anti-lock braking system with EBD, active stability control, emergency stop signal system, and hill start system.
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