Top brand new cars priced from P700K to P1-million

Updated May 14, 2021 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

To aid the noobie or even veteran car buyers, here's a list of the brand new cars below P1M (price from 700K). Check out now!

Buying a vehicle is a big life decision. And to those who have already bought one, you know this to be true. Why?

Well, there are many things you to consider financially. Like, can afford the car that you want? As such, we here in Philkotse.com will once again guide you to specific car models that might be suited to your budget range, specifically the brand new cars below 1M.

Body Types
Car models
Price
Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT
Php 983,000
Toyota Avanza 1.5 E AT
Php 919,000
Honda Mobilio V 1.5 CVT
Php 968,000
Suzuki APV 1.6 GLX MT
Php 813,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GA MT
Php 738,000
MG ZS Alpha 1.5 AT
Php 998,000
Ford EcoSport 1.5L Trend MT
Php 799,000
Toyota Yaris 1.3 E AT
Php 973,000
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT
Php 765,000
Honda Brio RS “Black Top” 1.2 CVT
Php 735,000
Kia Picanto 1.2 EX AT
Php 745,000
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL CVT
Php 819,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT
Php 970,000
Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 AT
Php 733,000
Kia Soluto 1.4 EX AT Php 755,000
Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GL MT
Php 823,000
Nissan Almera 1.5 E MT
Php 735,000
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT
Php 785,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 J 4x2 MT
Php 952,000
Isuzu D-Max LT 1.9 4x2 MT
Php 987,000
Maxus T60 Pro 2.8 4x2 MT
Php 998,000

Note: The listed models above are chosen for their popularity and for their significant sales volumes. If you’re looking for a model not listed above, go to our cars for sale section to broaden your search. Also, we’ll only be picking three models from each car body type from the list above.

1. Top 3 best MPV/SUV cars below P1M (price from P700K)

Ford EcoSport 1.5L Trend MT - P799,000

Specifications
Name
Ford EcoSport 1.5L Trend MT
Body Type
Subcompact crossover
Engine
1.5 L Gasoline
Power
121 Horsepower
Torque
150 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 799,000

Ford EcoSport front view

Ford's entry-level vehicle

Introduced in the country in 2014, the Ford EcoSport is one of the first subcompact crossovers to further expand its segment with the features and size it offers for its affordable pricing. The American car brand is offering the model with a starting price of Php 799,000 for the Trend MT variant and goes up to Php 1,190,000 for the top-spec EcoBoost Titanium AT variant.

Powering this Ford EcoSport variant is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that can make 121 hp and 150 Nm of torque. For a more powerful and more fuel-efficient engine, Ford Philippines is also offering the top-of-the-line variant that uses a 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine capable of making 123 hp and 170 Nm of torque.

Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT - P983,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT
Body Type
Compact SUV
Engine
1.5 L Inline-4 Gasoline
Power
102 Horsepower
Torque
134 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 983,000
Review

Toyota Rush front view

We've got to give it to the Rush, it is a stylish SUV styled vehicle whose price won't break your bank

If you’re in the market for something larger and sportier, then the Toyota Rush might just be the thing for you. It also has a similar engine and chassis as Toyota Avanza, thus it will provide the same level of robustness as its MPV brother. For the 2021 model, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) now offers it with a 7-seater configuration as standard for all variants.

In addition, this small SUV got a rear-wheel-drive layout and a 5-speed manual transmission. All the said features make the Rush a great value-for-money vehicle for its price that ranges from Php 983,000 to Php 1,100,000.

Suzuki Ertiga GA 1.5 MT Black Edition - P738,000

Specifications
Name
Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 MT Black Edition
Body Type
Compact MPV
Engine
1.5 L Inline-4 Gasoline
Power
103 Horsepower
Torque
138 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 738,000
Review
Suzuki Ertiga front view

One of the most practical options in the local market

Another MPV that we’ve raved about before is the Suzuki Ertiga. One can say that it is less conspicuous than the Rush. However, the best feature it can offer is its 7-seating configuration at an affordable price. For its default configuration, the Suzuki MPV has 153 L of trunk space. Fold those rear seats though and it can expand up to 803 L.

The Suzuki Ertiga is also quite durable and it can actually take on rough roads with no issues at all. Also, take note that this particular variant is the 1.5 MT Black Edition which, as the name implies, has a dark-themed interior. This makes it a bit more resistant to stains which is a boon to those who have little kids.

2. Top 3 best hatchback cars below P1M (price from P700K)

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL CVT - P819,000

Specifications
Name
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL CVT
Body Type
Hatchback
Engine
1.2-Liter Gasoline Engine
Power
82 Horsepower
Torque
113 Nm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Price
Php 819,000
Review

Suzuki Swift front view

The Swift, apart from affordable, is also one of the more stylish hatchbacks currently on the market

The Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL CVT is many things but one thing is glaringly obvious, it is pretty affordable and sporty-looking. While yes, there’s the cheaper Suzuki S-Presso and Celerio in the brand's Philippine lineup, this particular model of the Swift is just the right mix of affordability and on-board tech.

Suzuki Swift, in general, is also known for its “go-kart” like handling. A quality that car enthusiasts really like about this vehicle. Essentially, it is the more practical, more reliable, and cheaper Japanese version of the Mini Cooper.

Honda Brio RS “Black Top” CVT - P735,000

Specifications
Name
Honda Brio “Black Top” CVT
Body Type
Hatchback
Engine
1.2 L SOHC i-VTEC
Power
89 Hp
Torque
110 Nm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Price
Php 735,000
Review

Honda Brio RS front view

The RS variant comes with a sportier appeal

The Honda Brio is the Japanese car brand's entry-level vehicle and the more affordable hatchback option to the newly-introduced Honda City Hatchback. With the RS "Black Top" variant, it comes with a sportier look thanks to the addition of variant-exclusive exterior features such as the gloss black front grille, RS design rear bumper, RS design side sill garnish, and a black top paint.

Under the hood, the entry-level hatchback is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that is capable of generating 89 hp and 110 Nm of torque. Since it comes with a small engine displacement, the Brio offers good fuel efficiency especially if the engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Mitsubishi Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT - P785,000

Specifications
Name
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT
Body Type
Hatchback
Engine
1.2-liter Inline-3 gasoline
Power
78 horsepower
Torque
100 Nm
Transmission
CVT
Price
Php 785,000
Review

Mitsubishi Mirage front view

Mitsubishi boasts the Mirage's good fuel economy

Like its bigger Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan counterpart, the Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT is an affordable car that will reliably get you to where you need to with the least amount of fuel possible. It is also smaller than the G4 in lieu of a trunk. As such, maneuvering through traffic and parking can be a bit easier.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is the brand's entry-level model. As for the pricing, the base Mirage GLX 1.2 MT comes with a price tag of Php 704,000, while the top-spec Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT is priced at Php 765,000.

3. Top 3 best sedan cars below P1M (price from P700K)

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT - P785,000

Specifications
Name
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT
Body Type
Subcompact sedan
Engine
1.2 Liter Inline-3 Gasoline
Power
78 Horsepower
Torque
100 Nm
Transmission
continuously variable transmission
Price
Php 785,000
Review

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 front view

Same with the hatch version, the Mirage G4 is a reliable and fuel-efficient car. No-fuss no muss

Despite having only four cylinders that its competitors in the sedan market segment, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a model that we cannot ignore. It’s popular, it’s affordable, and it doesn’t screw around when it comes to fuel efficiency. The engine can be anemic especially on the low end. However, that very same three-cylinder can return you an amazing 14 to 20 km/L city driving.

Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT - P970,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT
Body Type
Subcompact sedan
Engine
1.5-liter Inline-4 DOHC Gasoline
Power
106 HP
Torque
140 Nm
Transmission
Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Price
Php 970,000
Review

Toyota Vios G Philkotse Review

The Toyota Vios continues to be one of the most trusted partners of car buyers as it ended up as the best-selling unit in the Philippines last 2020. It comes with practicality and reliability that most Filipinos need for their every mobility needs. Under the hood, this Vios G variant is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that makes 106 hp and 140 Nm of torque.

For a more enhanced Vios, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has launched the new GR-S variant which comes with a sportier exterior and interior design exclusive to this variant only. This is, however, priced at Php 1,020,000 so you might want to save more cash to be able to avail of the brand's latest addition.

Kia Soluto 1.4 EX AT/Hyundai Reina 1.4 GL AT - P755,000/P733,000

Specifications
Name
Kia Soluto 1.4 EX AT/Hyundai Reina 1.4 GL AT
Body Type
Subcompact sedan
Engine
1.4-liter inline-4 Gasoline
Power
94 HP
Torque
132 Nm
Transmission
4-speed automatic
Price
Php 755,000 (Soluto EX)/Php 733,000 (Reina GL)
Comparo Review

Hyundai Reina vs Mitsubishi Mirage G4: Subcompact sedans battle!

The Kia Soluto and the Hyundai Reina have become noteworthy due primarily to their very affordable price tags. It also helps that these two, despite their prices, come with better styling. In terms of features, the Korean car brands designed the interior well and provided good cabin space. Additionally, they are two of the most affordable models available right now to come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

4. Top 3 best trucks below P1M (price from Php 700k)

Toyota Hilux 2.4 J 4x2 MT - P939,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Hilux 2.4 J 4x2 MT
Body Type
Pickup truck
Engine
2.4 L inline-4 Diesel
Power
148 HP
Torque
343 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 952,000
Review

A picture of a Toyota Hilux J.

Toyota Hilux J is also a great platform to start building a modified truck

If you wish to own a workhorse vehicle, then the Toyota Hilux J should be added to your wishlist. For one, it is built by Toyota so reliability is never an issue. Moreover, it is priced under the P1-million mark so affordability is also offered. Powering the Toyota Hilux J is a 2.4-liter diesel engine capable of generating 148 hp and 343 Nm of torque.

Isuzu D-Max LT 1.9 4x2 MT - P987,000

Specifications
Name
Isuzu D-Max LT 1.9 4x2 MT
Body Type
Pickup truck
Engine
1.9 L Inline-4 diesel
Power
148 HP
Torque
350 Nm
Transmission
6-speed manual
Price
Php 987,000
Review

Isuzu D-Max front view

A true workhorse from Isuzu

Like the Toyota Hilux J, this Isuzu D-Max LT 1.9 is a simple version of the model. Inside, the cabin is dominated by fabric with a lot of plastic. Well, if this is going to be used as a business mover, then Japanese car brand Isuzu must conduct cost-cutting measures to make this variant as affordable as possible.

Under the hood, this variant is powered by a 1.9-liter RZ4E-TC 4-cylinder diesel engine capable of generating 148 hp and 350 Nm of torque. It is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission with a reverse lock-out which provides a safer shifting to reverse gear.

Maxus T60 Pro 2.8 4x2 MT - P998,000

Specifications
Name
Maxus T60 Pro 2.8 4x2 MT
Body Type
Pickup truck
Engine
2.8-liter inline-4 turbocharged diesel
Power
148 HP
Torque
360 NM
Transmission
6-speed manual
Price
Php 998,000

Maxus T60 front view

One of the newest contenders in the pickup truck segment

Launched in the country in the first quarter of 2020, the Maxus T60 is poised to provide a rugged and aggressive model in the pickup truck segment. It is the first-ever Chinese pickup truck to score a 5-star rating on the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) thanks to its safety features which include driver and front passenger airbags, electronic stability program (available on 4x4 AT variant only), an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), reverse sensor and camera, tire pressure monitoring system, and more.

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Know more about Toyota Vios 2021

Toyota Vios

<p><a href="https://philkotse.com/toyota-philippines-price-list" title="Toyota Philippines">Toyota Motor Philippines</a> introduced the Toyota Vios in 2002. This subcompact sedan is made at Toyota&#39;s plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Currently, the Philippine-spec Toyota Vios is offered in nine variants. Prices for the Toyota-made sedan ranges from Php 681,000 to Php 1,020,000. The Toyota Vios subcompact sedan gets two engine options, two transmission options, and a whole host of comfort and safety features. The said model is also available in a wide range of color options. This includes Black, Red Mica, Pearl White, Thermalyte, Blackish Red, Alumina Jade, Freedom White, Grayish Blue, and Super Red.</p>

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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