Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in the Philippines 2018

Sep 10, 2018 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
If you're looking for a vehicle that would help you save money fuel-wise, take a look on our list of most fuel efficient cars in the Philippines in 2018/2019!

A fuel efficient car is a driver’s best friend - especially here in the Philippines where inflation keeps on, well, inflating. Saving up on your car gas will go a long way to improving your financial situation. Purchasing a fuel economy car will also save you tons of time refilling your gas tank. This means more time with your family and other important business you must take care of. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the roundup of the most fuel efficient cars in the Philippines, by 2018/2019 on Philkotse.com. A more clear-cut comparison can also be found at the end of the list, don't miss it out!

1. Kia Picanto

This mini-car has been rated having a modest average of 29.23 km/L fuel efficiency, which makes it one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles currently marketed in our country. Still known as the go-to car for new car owners and drivers, it is also a choice for those who are budget-conscious. It has an ergonomic design surely to make you look good and fun in the city.

Kia made its way through the heart of many Filipinos with its small and affordable models. Despite the small appearance, the Kia Picanto is reasonably spacious, and has a stunning look.

Due to the increase in this year's excise tax, the Kia Picanto price has gone up slightly yet it's still ranked among the cheapest cars in the Philippines.

Review : The All-New Kia Picanto 2018

A man and 2 Kia Picantos 2018

The Picanto is reasonably spacious, and has a stunning look

2. Peugeot 3008

It might be intimidating because it sounds so foreign or new to us - Filipinos. But this car is already rating at 25.39 km/L for fuel efficiency. Whether you dig it or not, it’s no denying that the French exotic exterior is perfectly matched by the Swedish interior finishing its sturdy look.

The Peugeot 3008 has the cabin design and supple ride perfect for the Philippine roads. An all-new Peugeot can be had at P2,590,000 for the base variant and P2,790,000 for the top-spec unit. If this price range is a little too expensive, you can totally take a look at the list of second hand Peugeot 3008 for sale on Philkotse.com where you can find pre-owned 3008 models at as low as P600,000.

Peugeot 3008 front view

The Peugeot 3008 is already rating at 25.39 km/L for fuel efficiency

3. Toyota Wigo

Another product of the Japanese carmaker, the Toyota Wigo boasts a fuel efficiency of 21.5 km/L. It has recently been upgraded for that more handsome, fun vibe both exterior and interior.

The upgrade also made it look more athletic and the engine too which now has 1.0-Liter VVT-i with 65hp and 89Nm. The affordable Toyota Wigo is definitely suited for those who want an economical ride.

Toyota Wigo 2018 pros and Cons Real Drive Review

Toyota Wigo showcased at a car event

The Toyota Wigo has recently been upgraded for that more handsome, fun vibe both exterior and interior

4. Honda Civic

The nameplate is probably one of the most common models in the Philippines, and has remained one of the bestsellers with its superb safety feature. Consumers consider the Honda Civic as one of their most trusted family cars.

With the constantly increasing cost of fuel, its 19 km/L fuel engine has stayed economically-relevant over the years. Have you found enough reasons to go for a Honda Civic?

Honda Civic 2018 in-depth review

Honda Civic angular front

Consumers consider the Honda Civic as one of their most trusted family cars

5. Hyundai Accent Diesel CRDI

Hyundai has remained to be one of the best-sellers in the Philippines auto industry by providing top-notch engines. The Hyundai Accent has a fuel efficiency rating of 16 km/L and its 1.6-liter engine pumps out 136 horsepower, gaining its a slot in the list of most fuel efficient diesel cars 2018/2019 in the Philippines

In addition to fuel economy, it’s also good looking enough to turn heads whenever you're out driving, and is also spacious enough so you can bring your whole family with you while you go on a road trip. 

Hyundai Accent on the road

The Hyundai Accent has a fuel efficiency rating of 16 km/L

6. Toyota Corolla Altis

This top-selling model has been a common nameplate in the car industry because it has so much more to offer than just its balanced package and overall reliability. Equipped with manual transmission and 1.6 L engine, the Altis wants you to grab one and be used as a dependable family car.

What's even better about the Toyota Corolla Altis is that it ticks all the requirements necessary in finding the most suitable car for you. It's not only fuel-efficient, but also reliable in terms of safety features, parts availability and dealership network.

Visit our cars for sale section to check out how much a new or used Toyota Corolla Altis might cost you.

Toyota Corolla Altis 2018 angular front

What's even better about the Toyota Corolla Altis is that it ticks all the requirements necessary in finding the most suitable car for you

7. Toyota Vios

The Toyota Vios that has swept the country by storm released almost a decade ago still lives up to its hype coming in at our list with a rating of 15 km/L. There’s automatic and manual transmission – whatever floats your boat. With a reasonable price tag, both new and used Toyota Vios models are sought after by a lot of Filipino car buyers.

Although the look has somewhat aged or got old (because you see it almost everywhere here), it still is the perfect balance of quality, fuel efficiency, and performance, and is one of the most fuel efficient automatic cars in the Philippines. No wonder why this iconic sedan has topped the chart of best-selling vehicles in the local market for years.

Toyota Vios 2018 at its launch event

The Toyota Vios has swept the country by storm released almost a decade ago 

8. Ssangyong Rodius

The Korean fever can definitely be felt with this ride but don’t be fooled as it’s no softie in the road. It has a rating of 13.5 km/L for fuel efficiency and has a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine that wouldn’t break your budget. 

The Ssangyong Rodius comes to life to be a car for the entire family that lets you drive smoothly and effortlessly assuring that your family is in good hands, or wheels for this matter.

a family and the Ssangyong Rodius

The Ssangyong Rodius is a car for the entire family

9. Suzuki Swift

Suzuki is known to have always produced the most fuel-efficient cars in the globe. The Suzuki Swift runs in 11 km/L in highway conditions and cost just a little more than 600,000 for this variant. Its design may have not changed over the years but it has endured and surive the test of time with its large windshield and high roof.

Suzuki Swift on the road

The Suzuki Swift runs in 11 km/L in highway conditions 

10. Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage's entry into the car industry was definitely a game-changer. Its complete entertainment system and auto-climate eqquipment are just some of the features that make this model worth your money. The rest are just surprisingly impressive, especially for an amount that is more affordable compared to other vehicles.

According to the latest Mitsubishi Mirage price list, you can own an all-new unit of the Mirage from as low as P630k. Other variants set you back from P688k to 790k.

Mitsubishi Mirage 2018 on the road

The Mirage's entry into the car industry was definitely a game-changer

Top 10 most fuel efficient cars 2018/2019 in the Philippines: Verdict

No. Model   Fuel Consumption Price 
1 Kia Picanto  29.23 km/L ₱635,000 - ₱798,000
2 Peugeot 3008  25.39 km/L ₱2,590,000 - ₱2,590,000
3 Toyota Wigo  21.5 km/L ₱542,000 - ₱681,000
4 Honda Civic  19 km/L ₱1,188,000 - ₱1,587,000
5 Hyundai Accent Diesel CRDI  16 km/L ₱785,000 - ₱930,000
6 Toyota Corolla Altis   15.48 km/L ₱961,000 - ₱1,492,000
7 Toyota Vios 15 km/L ₱828,000 - ₱1,110,000
8 Ssangyong Rodius  13.5 km/L ₱1,590,000 - ₱1,290,000
9 Suzuki Swift 11 km/L ₱755,000 - ₱899,000
10 Mitsubishi Mirage  10.6 km/L ₱630,000 - ₱790,000

Amidst the increasing cost of living and skyrocketing prices of fuel, opting for a fuel-efficient car doesn't only make our life easier in terms of daily financial aspect, but also contributes to the environment. In choosing the best car, you must first analyze what you really need. 

It's always important to consider the main reason why you drive (work, travels, etc). Having a car definitely makes your errands more convenient, but we should also take into consideration the number of passengers you are going to accommodate everytime.

Choosing a car named in the list of fuel efficient cars in the Philippines would help you save up fuel, endure traffic jams, and survive various/extreme weather conditions. 

Whether you're a first-time car owner, a father who would usually drive around with his family, or an adventurous type of person who enjoys off-road driving, there is always the perfect type of car for you. You just have to acknowledge what you want, and most especially, what you need.

Source: Hanna Miel Sanchez