Top 10 city cars for the money in 2017

Updated Oct 29, 2022

If you want to survive in small roads and terrible traffic in the Philippines, owning a city car is definitely a wise choice.
City cars have a number of advantages over other vehicle types that make them very attractive for the right buyer, for example: better mileage, easy to park and drive, lower cost and especially, better performance for price.

For those reasons, you certainly want to reconsider and take a look at some of vehicles we recommend below:

1. Chevrolet Sonic

Not only does the Chevrolet Sonic look good, it also offers advanced safety features, innovative technology and an available 1.4- liter turbocharged engine.
Chevrolet Sonic angular front view

Chevrolet Sonic

With the choice of a sedan for sale or hatchback for sale, it’s time to conquer the road and have some fun with your new city car. The price is very fair, ranging from ₱ 718,888 to ₱ 828,888.
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2. Ford Fiesta

The new hot-hatch design, small size, ease to drive and value for money make the Fiesta a favorite vehicle for city moving.
Ford Fiesta angular front view

Ford Fiesta

The new Fiesta variants in the Philippines is powered by either a 1.0L EcoBoost or a 1.5L gasoline engine, paired with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed PowerShift transmission.

Its price goes from ₱ 755,000 to ₱ 905,000 for hatchback version.

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3. Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is a widely-popular sub-compact hatchback in the Philippines.
Honda Jazz angular front view

The Honda Jazz is a widely-popular sub-compact hatchback in the Philippines.

Possessing a cabin for 4 people along with an ample space for luggage and accessories, the Jazz certainly is an ideal city car to every Filipino car enthusiasts. Besides, the car can also remain a strong resale value after a long time of use.

The vehicle is sold with a price tag ranging from ₱ 793,000 to ₱ 998,000.

4. Hyundai EON

The Hyundai Eon is also one of the very popular sub-compact cars in the country.
Hyundai Eon angular front view
The Hyundai Eon is also one of the very popular sub-compact cars in the country. 

In spite of its small body, the hatchback still has a space for 4 people, with an extra room to spare for a lot of traveling bags and other small stuffs.

Around ₱ 500,000 is actually a bargain price for such a usable and convenient city car.

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5. Kia Picanto

Despite having a youthful and energetic appearance, the Kia Picanto hatchback is considerably enhanced in the visual, comfort, and technical aspects. Specifically, onboard entertainment was also updated with a larger LCD screen, improved MP3 player device synchronization, and updated analogue radio antenna reception.
Kia Picanto angular front view
Kia Picanto 

You can afford this car at a price of ₱ 575,000 for MT variant and ₱ 650,000 for the AT one.
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6. Mazda 2

Available in both hatchback and sedan version, the Mazda 2 attracts car lovers with its sleek look, superior performance and outstanding features such as a 3.5-inch entertainment system (7-inch touchscreen with rotary commander for the SkyActiv R) and digital gauges. Better yet, it offers 280L of luggage space, expandable to 950L with rear seats folded flat.
Mazda 2 angular front view

Mazda 2 attracts car lovers with its sleek look.

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The Mazda is priced from ₱ 748,000 to ₱ 991,800.

7. Mitsubishi Mirage

The new Mirage of Mitsubishi presents a balance between visual and function. Especially, it is the only model in its segment to be equipped with ISOFIX seats and 3-point seatbelts for the rear passenger in the middle. Besides, a touchscreen and GPS navigation system are also available.
Mitsubishi Mirage angular front view

The new Mirage of Mitsubishi presents a balance between visual and function. 

The customers can get this car with a budget from ₱ 560,000 to ₱ 720,000.

8. Suzuki Ciaz

Suzuki Ciaz angular front view

Suzuki Ciaz

In spite of being a subcompact sedan, the Suzuki Ciaz has a slightly bigger size than the competitors from its segment in the Philippines. Able to accommodate five people with spacious luggage trunk, and an attractive price from ₱ 738,000, the Suzuki Ciaz is well worth considering.

9. Toyota Wigo

The Wigo is now one of the best selling cars in the Philippines. Apart from a sporty look with eye-catching angles, the car also gives an ample amount of legroom for the backseat passengers and other standard features like an iPod player with navigation display, airbags, alarm system and ABS.

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Toyota Wigo angular front view

The Wigo is now one of the best selling cars in the Philippines. 

Furthermore, the hatchback is very fuel efficient with a 1.0L 65 hp engine. Have you ever believed that you can buy this car with only ₱ 475,000?

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10. Volkswagen Polo

The Polo hatchback offers a classy look, a fun and sporty ride at a great price, but still features the important details.
Volkswagen Polo angular front and rear view

The Polo hatchback offers a classy look.

The cabin is the leather-covered steering wheel with multi-function display, Livon seats and large cargo space with the backseats folded. The Volkswagen Polo car also comes with airbags, ABS and rear park distance control.

With only ₱ 950,000, you can possess the hatchback of the German premium car brand.

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