Geely Coolray: How does it stack up against its rivals? 

Updated Aug 02, 2021 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

It is one of the more powerful crossovers in the market today. 

Back in 2019, the Geely Coolray literally burst into the local crossover market. Since then, it has gained a following as it provided a lot of features for a fairly affordable price. Case in point is the Coolray Sport variant, which is one of the few crossovers in its price range that comes with an automatic parking assist system. The said feature enables the Coolray to literally park itself. It is also among the more powerful models in its segment. 

A picture of the Geely Coolray

The Geely Coolray

But how does the Geely Coolray fare against its rivals? 

Geely Coolray: Summary of specs 

In terms of size, the Geely Coolray is 4,330mm long, 1,795mm wide, and 1,609mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,600mm, and a ground clearance of 196mm. The top-spec model then comes with automatic LED headlamps. The rest of the variants get halogen headlamps, though all trims come equipped with LED taillights, and front fog lamps. 

A picture of the Geely Coolray parked in a park

The Coolray's angular front end is a head turner

Like most of its rivals, it can comfortably seat up to five occupants. Standard on all trims is a 10.25-inch touchscreen with QD link smartphone connectivity software, cruise control, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a push-to-start button, and automatic air-conditioning. The top-spec model gets a sunroof, and power-adjustable driver’s seats. Moreover, only the top-spec Coolray Sport gets leather seats. 

As for safety, the Coolray comes standard with anti-lock braking, six airbags, traction and stability control, ISOFIX child seat tethers, speed-sensing door locks, among others. The higher trim levels add on to those with a tire pressure monitoring system. The higher-spec Coolray Premium and Sport meanwhile has active park assist. 

All Coolray variants are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3 engine. At most, this mill is capable of making up to 177 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels via a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). The said tranny also has paddle shifters. 

A picture of the interior of the Geely Coolray

Its interior looks futuristic, and is full of soft-touch surfaces

Before reading on, do check out our Geely Coolray review. It offers a deeper look into the said model, and our opinions on the car when we took it out for a test drive. 

The price for the Geely Coolray ranges from Php 978,000 to Php 1,198,000. 

Geely Coolray vs Ford Territory 

When comparing the Geely Coolray vs the Ford Territory in terms of size, then the Ford is the larger vehicle. This is because the Territory has a length of 4,580mm, a width of 1,936mm, and a height of 1,674mm. Its wheelbase is also longer at 1,674mm. However, it has slightly less ground clearance at 180mm. 

As for exterior equipment, both variants of the Territory are on par with the top-spec Coolray Sport. It comes standard with automatic LED headlights, front fog lamps, and LED taillights.  

A picture of the Territory on the road

The Ford Territory

Inside, the Territory can also seat up to five. Like its Geely rival, it also has a push-to-start button, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, and automatic air-conditioning. It even has a similarly sized 10-inch screen, albeit the Territory gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, all variants of the Ford model come standard with leather-clad seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a sunroof. 

Moving on to safety, the Ford model also comes with anti-lock braking, six airbags, traction and stability control, speed-sensing door locks, as well as ISOFIX child seat tethers. Besides those though, the top-spec Territory Titanium+ also has several driver-assist features like a blind-spot detection system, lane departure alert, and hill-start assist. And yes, the top-spec Territory is also kitted with an active park assist system just like the top-spec Coolray. 

A picture of the interior of the Ford Territory

Like its Geely rival, the Territory likewise gets a modern interior

Under the hood, the Ford Territory utilizes a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that can generate up to 141 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque. It makes just about the same torque as the Geely model, but it produces less horsepower. And instead of a dual-clutch automatic, it uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a gear lever controlled manual mode.  

The price of the Ford Territory ranges from Php 1,199,000 to Php 1,299,000. 

Geely Coolray vs Kia Stonic 

In comparing sizes, the Kia Stonic is slightly shorter than the Geely Coolray with its overall length of 4,100mm. It is also narrower with its width of 1,735mm, and has a lower height of 1,533mm. Its wheelbase length is also shorter at 2,570mm, and it also has less ground clearance at 185mm.  

As for exterior equipment, the Stonic gets less than the Coolray as it only has halogen headlamps as standard. However, it is equipped with front fog lamps, and LED taillights.  

A picture of the Kia Stonic

The hip and youthful-looking Kia Stonic

Like its Geely rival, the Stonic can also fit up to five people. As compared to the Coolray, it features a more basic interior with its fabric seats, manually adjustable driver’s seat, and tilt only steering wheel. Like the Coolray though, the top-spec Stonic also has a push-to-start button, automatic air-conditioning. Its eight-inch touchscreen also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is unavailable to the Geely crossover. 

If we compare the Geely Coolray vs the Kia Stonic in terms of safety, then the latter has fewer features. As with most modern models, it does come standard with anti-lock braking, two airbags, stability control, ISOFIX child seat tethers, and hill-start assist. 

Under the hood of the Stonic is a 1.4-liter inline-4 gasoline powerplant that can churn out 97 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. Like the Coolray, it uses a DCT. Albeit it only uses a gear lever for its manual mode. And suffice to say, the Coolray makes significantly more power and torque than the Kia model. 

A picture of the interior of the Kia Stonic

The Stonic's cockpit

Of note, the Stonic is also one of the few crossover models in the market right now that can come with a manual transmission. To be specific, it is a five-speed manual gearbox and it is only available on the entry-level Stonic LX. 

Pricing for the Kia Stonic ranges from Php 735,000 to Php 925,000. 

Geely Coolray vs Hyundai Kona 

Another rival of the Geely Coolray in the local crossover market is the Hyundai Kona. Like most of its competitors, this Hyundai crossover can seat up to five and it also uses a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. 

In terms of size, it is shorter than the Coolray as its length measures 4,165mm. It also has less height at 1,550mm, and has less ground clearance at 170mm. Then again, it is barely wider at 1,800mm.  

A picture of the exterior of the Hyundai Kona

The Kona has a lot going for it looks-wise

Like the Geely model, the Hyundai-made crossover also comes standard with front fog lights, and LED taillights. It does, however, have halogen headlamps.  

As for interior features, the Hyundai-made model comes standard with a manual air-conditioning system, a tilt-only steering wheel, a manually adjustable driver’s seat, a 2-DIN Mono LCD radio, and fabric seat covers. It is basic when compared to the Coolray, especially the Coolray Sport. Like the Coolray though, it also has a push-to-start button, and cruise control. 

While the Hyundai Kona doesn’t have driver-assist features like the higher-spec Coolray, it does come standard with anti-lock braking, stability and traction control, ISOFIX child seat tethers, a tire pressure monitor, speed-sensing door locks, among others. 

A picture of the interior of the Hyundai Kona

Inside the Hyundai Kona

Propelling the Kona is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can make up to 147 horsepower and 179 Nm of torque. It then uses a six-speed automatic transmission that comes with a gear lever controlled manual mode. Compared to the Coolray’s turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-3, the Kona’s engine makes less horsepower and torque. 

The Hyundai Kona GLS 2.0 AT is the only variant for the said model in the Philippines. Currently, it has a price tag of Php 1,188,000. 

Geely Coolray vs Toyota Rush 

While the Toyota Rush isn’t a crossover per se, it falls within the same price range as the Geely Coolray. It also features an SUV-like design and so many people will consider it as a rival to the Geely model. 

Being more of an MPV than a crossover SUV, the Rush is outright larger than the Coolray. To be specific, it has a length of 4,435mm, a width of 1,695mm, and a height of 1,705mm. It also has a longer wheelbase length at 2,685mm, and significantly more ground clearance at 220mm. 

A picture of the Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush is the only rear-wheel-drive and seven-seater model on this list

As for exterior equipment though, the top-spec Rush is a match with the Coolray. It also has LED headlights, LED taillights, and front fog lights.  

Moving on to interior features, the Rush also provides a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, automatic air-conditioning, and a push-to-start button. It does lack the power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, and sunroof that are available on the Coolray Premium and Sport.  

Furthermore, the Rush has a smaller seven-inch touchscreen. The said screen also comes with smartphone mirroring software. Then again, all variants of the Rush can carry up to seven people thanks to its third-row seats. 

For safety, the Rush has seven airbags, ISOFIX child seat tethers, stability and traction control, hill-start assist, anti-lock braking, and speed-sensing door locks. The Toyota isn’t high-tech as the Coolray as it doesn’t have much driver-assist features. 

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Rush

The Rush features a simple but well-arranged and spacious interior

In comparing the Geely Coolray vs the Toyota Rush in terms of engine power, then the Geely provides more. Sure, the Rush’ 1.5-liter mill has one more cylinder than the Coolray, but it can only make 102 horsepower and 134 Nm of torque. That output is then sent to the Rush’s rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. And yes, the Coolray’s tranny also has more gears to work with. The Toyota Rush has a five-speed manual transmission version, whereas the Coolray can only come with DCT. 

Speed isn’t the Rush’s trump card. Instead, it uses a very sturdy platform that consists of half of a body-on-frame chassis, and half a monocoque chassis. The Geely Coolray and most crossover models in turn, use a lighter but less robust full monocoque chassis. 

Currently, the Toyota Rush’s price ranges from Php 983,000 to Php 1,100,000. 

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Know more about Geely Coolray 2021

Geely Coolray

The Coolray is a subcompact crossover that marked the return of Chinese automotive juggernaut Geely to the Philippine market. This model comes in three variants which are the Comfort Turbo, the Premium Turbo, and the Sport Turbo. Physically, all variants are the same size at 4,300 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, and 1,609 mm tall. The engine across all variants is a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline with a power output of 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque. It also features LED daytime running lights and headlights for the top-of-the-line Sport variant. The Coolray’s cabin is decked in black and accented with red design details on the dashboard and the seats. It also comes with 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment that sits at the center of the car. For additional safety and convenience, the Geely Coolray has a park assist feature and a 360-degree camera view.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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