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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.