Top 8 seven-seat vehicles for Filipino families

Updated May 05, 2021 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

More seats, more fun.

The more, the merrier. Filipinos love to travel in groups, which is why seven-seater vehicles are popular in the Philippine market. Cars such as MPVs and SUVs are two of the most common seven-seater cars that are among the preference of Filipino car buyers. Here are eight seven-seater vehicles available in the market.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport: Php 1,568,000 starting price

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Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport is a seven-seater midsize SUV that’s available in four variants. It has a starting price of Php 1,568,000 for the Montero Sport GLX 2W variant. The top-spec GT 4x4 AT can be had for Php 2,298,000.

All variants of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport are powered by a 2.4-liter diesel engine that generates 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. Of note, only the entry-level Montero Sport is available with a manual tranny. 

It is also fitted with Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design that gives the Montero Sport a striking, aggressive, and bold appeal. Sharp character lines are integrated throughout the vehicle, which adds to its well-composed stance.

Toyota Innova: Php 1,186,000 starting price

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Toyota Innova

The Toyota Innova is one of the best-selling cars in the Philippines. Last year, this MPV registered more than 7,000 units sold. The facelifted 2021 Toyota Innova shares a bit of similarity to the new Hilux due to the grille design. Speaking of which, the Toyota Innova now gets a larger grille that comes with horizontal slats.

All variants of the 2021 Toyota Innova are powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine. The engine can be mated to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual transmission delivers 168 hp and 343 Nm of torque while the automatic gearbox puts out 172 hp and 360 Nm.

Isuzu mu-X: Php 1,350,000 starting price

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Isuzu mu-X

The Isuzu mu-X is a seven-seater midsize SUV that comes with a starting price of Php 1,350,000 for the RZ4E LS 4X2 AT variant. It comes with a bold and commanding stance that’s further highlighted by the SUV’s grille and bumper design. Under the hood, the Isuzu mu-X can be powered by two diesel engine options depending on the variant. The first option is a 1.9-liter diesel engine that delivers 148 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The other option is a 3.0-liter engine that puts out 175 hp and 380 Nm of torque.

Honda BR-V: Php 1,038,000 starting price

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Honda BR-V

The Honda BR-V is a seven-seater crossover SUV that’s available in three variants with a starting price of Php 1,038,000. It comes with an aggressive, bold, and composed demeanor. Stepping inside the cabin, you’ll be greeted with a black interior theme along with gloss black and silver accents. The BR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine that delivers 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Ford Everest: Php 1,738,000 starting price 

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Ford Everest

Another seven-seater SUV on the list is the Ford Everest, which is one of the popular models in the local market. It is available in four variants with a starting price of Php 1,738,000. The top-spec Everest Titanium+ variant is priced at Php 2,299,000. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter Biturbo diesel engine that delivers 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Geely Okavango: Php 1,208,000 starting price

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Geely Okavango

The Geely Okavango is a crossover SUV that comes with a confident and proud stance especially its front end. The Okavango is fitted with sharp-looking LED headlights that are integrated with daytime running lights. It is available in three variants with a starting price of Php 1,208,000 while the mid-spec trim is at Php 1,328,000, and the top-of-the-line variant is at Php 1,478,000. The Okavango is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that features a 48-volt Electric Motor Synergy (EMS) mild hybrid system. It generates 190 hp and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

Maxus G50: Php 948,000 starting price

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Maxus G50

The Maxus G50 is one of the vehicles that compete in the tightly contested MPV segment. It is available in four variants with a starting price of Php 948,000. The overall exterior design of the Maxus G50 doesn’t look like the typical MPV we have in the local market. Instead, it has this minivan-type of vibe going on, which makes it look more premium. The automatic variants of the G50 are powered by a 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine that delivers 167 hp and 250 Nm of torque. While the manual trim gets a 1.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that puts out 150 hp and 230 Nm of torque. 

Suzuki Ertiga: Php 738,000 starting price

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Suzuki Ertiga

The Suzuki Ertiga is a seven-seater MPV that has eight variants with a starting price of Php 738,000. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that generates 103 hp and 138 Nm of torque. The engine can be mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, depending on the variant.

Martin Aguilar

Martin Aguilar

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Martin is the Content Editor of Philkotse. His love for cars first started when he got a remote-controlled toy as a birthday present. Then, Martin’s interest in cars was further developed through his family’s humble collection of Japanese cars.

Martin started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before joining Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

Aside from his interest in cars, Martin loves to read crime-thriller novels, play basketball in the virtual world, eat tapsilog, and go for random road trip adventures.

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