The top brand new cars priced from Php 700k to Php 1 Million

Updated Apr 17, 2020 | 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
 
suv-car
mpv car
 
Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT
Php 968,000
Toyota Avanza 1.5 G MT
Php 957,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLX Plus 1.5G MT
Php 999,000
Honda Mobilio 1.5 E MT
Php 968,000
Suzuki Vitara GL AT
Php 913,000
Suzuki APV 1.6 GLX MT
Php 808,000
Suzuki Ertiga
Php 728,000 to Php 988,000
MG ZS
Php 818,000 to Php 998,000
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend Ambiente MT
Php 920,000
 
hatchback car
 
Toyota Yaris 1.3 E MT
Php 890,000
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT
Php 760,000
Honda Brio RS “Black Top” CVT
Php 742,000
Kia Picanto 1.2 EX AT
Php 745,000
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX CVT
Php 899,000
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 E MT
Php 999,000
Vios 1.3 E Prime MT
Php 886,000
Hyundai Reina/Kia Soluto top variants
Php 748,000/Php 735,000
Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GLX AT
Php 978,000
Nissan Almera 1.5 E MT
Php 735,000
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT
Php 785,000
 
 Pick up truck
 
Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT
Php 939,000
Isuzu D-Max RZ4E LT 4x2 MT Blue Power
Php 967,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 MT Calibre MT
Php 989,000
Foton Thunder 4x2 MT
Php 988,000

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)

Toyota Avanza 1.5 G MT - P957,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Avanza 1.5 G MT
Body Type
Mini MPV
Engine
1.5 L Inline-4 Gasoline
Power
103 Horsepower
Torque
136 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 957,000
Review

A picture of the Toyota Avanza G

The Avanza G is just slightly positioned upwards of the base variant so it isn't as basic

While we couldn’t include the indestructible Innova on this list due to its starting price, the Toyota Avanza, despite not having a body on frame, is an equally robust MPV that’s built to last.

From the chassis to its engine, all it needs is its periodic maintenance and some tender loving and it just might last for hundreds of thousands of kilometers. And that folks are a great freaking deal.

Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT - P968,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT
Body Type
Compact SUV
Engine
1.5 L Inline-4 Gasoline
Power
103 Horsepower
Torque
136 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 968,000
Review

A picture of a white Toyota Rush 1.5 E

We've got to give it to the Rush, it's 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 rookie MPV/SUV might just be the thing for you. Toyota Rush also has a similar engine and chassis as Avanza thus it will provide the same level of robustness as its brother.

And guess what, this particular variant’s got rear-wheel-drive and a 5-speed manual. If that isn’t sporty, then the writer of this article can eat his own shorts.

Suzuki Ertiga GA 1.5 MT Black Edition - P728,000

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 728,000
Review

Ladakh tour by Maruti Ertiga

Another MPV that we’ve raved about before is the Suzuki Ertiga. It’s less conspicuous than the Rush and all of its variants, including this one, can actually fit in seven people with room to spare. How much? For its default configuration, the Ertiga 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, of note is 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 GLX CVT - P899,000

Specifications
Name
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX CVT
Body Type
Hatchback
Engine
1.2-Liter Petrol Engine
Power
82 Horsepower
Torque
113 Nm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Price
Php 899,000
Review

The Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX CVT is many things but one thing is glaringly obvious; it’s pretty affordable. While yes, there’s the cheaper Celerio, this particular model of the Swift is just the right mix of affordability and on-board tech.

A picture of a Swift GLX in red.

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

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

Honda Brio RS “Black Top” CVT - P742,000

 

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 742,000
Review

Honda Brio 2019 Philippines Review & Road Test || Is it worth P598K for a city car?

Despite being a relative newcomer to the ever-competitive Philippine subcompact market, the Brio has been shaping up to be our choice of the 2019 car of the year.

Why?

It’s affordable, it has just the right amount of power to weight ratio, it looks great for its price, and its CVT isn’t some slippery mess when you want to drive aggressively.

A picture of the Honda Brio RS

The Honda Brio, especially the RS might hold up a candle to the stylishness of the Swift though

Mitsubishi Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT - P760,000

Specifications
Name
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX 1.2 CVT
Body Type
Hatchback
Engine
1.2-l Inline-3 gasoline
Power
78 horsepower
Torque
100 Nm
Transmission
CVT
Price
Php 760,000
Review

A picture of the Mirage GLX

Like its bigger G4 brother. 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’s also smaller than the G4 in lieu of a trunk. So yeah, maneuvering through traffic and parking can be a bit easier.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a car that you'd want if you do not want any drama. Regardless, it does have some styling cues that we like.

In comparison to the Brio and the Swift however, the Mirage doesn’t have a sporty bone in its body. It does have a 7-inch touchscreen linked to a decent 4-piece speaker set so there’s that.

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
Sub-compact sedan
Engine
1.2 Liter Inline-3 Gasoline
Power
78 Horsepower
Torque
100 Nm
Transmission
continuously variable transmission
Price
Php 785,000
Review

A picture of the Mirage G4 sedan on a road.

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. While yes, 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. Also, the interior’s not bad. Do be prepared for somebody roll when cornering though.

Toyota Vios 1.3 E Prime MT - P886,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Vios 1.3 Prime
Body Type
Sub-compact sedan
Engine
1.3 Inline-4 DOHC Gasoline
Power
98 HP
Torque
123 Nm
Transmission
5-speed MT
Price
Php 886,000
Review

We chose the 1.3 E Prime MT for several reasons. First is that it doesn’t break the Php 900k mark. Second is for its price, it hits the sweet spot in terms of the number of features like the added body kits for the Vios Prime variants and the surprising number of safety equipment.

A picture of the Toyota Vios.

While many have nicknamed the Vios using DC characters. We also like to call it Terminator because it just won't die

Note though that this doesn’t have the sprightly 1.5 liter that comes aboard that G and the G Prime, instead, it has a more fuel-efficient but less powerful 1.3-liter. Otherwise, the Toyota Vios is known to be reliable regardless of variant.

Kia Soluto 1.4 EX AT/Hyundai Reina 1.4 GL AT - P735,000/P748,000

Specifications
Name
Kia Soluto 1.4 EX AT/Hyundai Reina 1.4 GL AT
Body Type
Sub-compact sedan
Engine
1.4-liter inline-4 Gasoline
Power
94 HP
Torque
132 Nm
Transmission
4-speed automatic
Price
Php 735,000 (Soluto EX)/Php 748,000
Comparo Review

Hyundai Reina vs Mitsubishi Mirage G4: Subcompact sedans battle!

As the newcomers to the block, the Kia Soluto and the Hyundai Reina has become noteworthy due primarily to their very affordable price tags. It also helps that these two, despite their prices, aren’t ugly at all. Quite far from it actually.

In terms of features, there’s nothing groundbreaking at all with these twins but if have to talk about their interiors, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well built and how roomy it is inside. Great stuff from the Koreans.

Oh yeah, so far, they’re probably the two cheapest 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 DSL 4x2 MT - P939,000

Specifications
Name
Toyota Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT
Body Type
Truck
Engine
2.4 L inline-4 Diesel
Power
147 HP
Torque
343 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 939,000
Review

A picture of a Toyota Hilux J.

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

While this isn’t the Hilux with the higher ground clearance and the fancy-looking wheels, nor does it have a touchscreen, the simple-looking Hilux J is still a Toyota Hilux. It’s essentially indestructible and due to its rear leaf-spring suspension, it can carry huge amounts of cargo. That’s something that many “sportier” trucks in the market today can’t do.

Isuzu D-Max RZ4E LT 4x2 MT Blue Power - P967,000

Specifications
Name
Isuzu D-Max RZ4E LT 4x2 MT Blue Power
Body Type
truck
Engine
1.9 L RZ4E Inline-4 turbo diesel
Power
148 HP
Torque
350 Nm
Transmission
5-speed manual
Price
Php 967,000
Review

A picture of the D-Max J.

The D-Max LT is simple yet as rugged as its more expensive brothers

Like the Hilux J, this Isuzu D-Max is a simple version of the model. Its insides are clad in fabric with a lot of plastic, and it only has a 2-din audio system.

What’s going for it, however, is it still has the brilliantly powerful RZ4E-TC engine and a robust leaf spring suspension system for its rear which enables it to carry a considerable amount of load.

Nissan Navara 4x2 MT Calibre - P989,000

Specifications
Name
Nissan Navara 2.5 L 4x2 Calibre MT
Body Type
Truck
Engine
2.5 liter inline-4 turbocharged diesel
Power
160 HP
Torque
403 NM
Transmission
6-speed manual
Price
Php 989,000
Review

A picture of a Navara Calibre MT.

Unlike most base truck variants, the Navara Calibre has a bit of styling to make it stand out

Like the two above, the Navara 4x2 MT Calibre is a simplified version of the Navara. It rides lower than the other variants, has fewer interior features, but otherwise, it still has some of the trappings of a Calibre model like some decals on its sides, a 238 mm high ground clearance, a rear-view camera and a great looking set of 16-inch wheels.

If that’s still too rich for your blood, then you might want to check out our article listing the best brand cars priced below Php 700k.

Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.