2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Feb 05, 2021

Crossover competitors spar for spec sheet supremacy.

In this article...

  1. 1. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Which gives the most features for the price?
  2. 2. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Exterior
  3. 3. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Interior
  4. 4. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Engine and Performance
  5. 5. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Safety
  6. 6. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Variants
  7. 7. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Conclusion

1. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Which gives the most features for the price?

If you aren’t living under a rock, then you’ll know that the crossover market has boomed to epic proportions in the past few years. Here in the Philippines, more and more manufacturers are coming in and introducing exciting and affordable new models to eke out a piece of the crossover pie. 

One of the first to do just that is Geely with the Coolray. At several points in 2020, The Coolray managed to cleave out large chunks of the crossover market.

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In June 2020 alone, the Chinese company sold 154 Coolrays. July 2020 also saw a rise at 292, and then surpassing 1,000 units in August 2020. 

On the other hand, another Chinese car company has been rocking the boat in the local market. In 2020, Chery Auto Philippines returned to the local market with a lineup of competitive crossover models.

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Later on, in January 2021, the company introduced the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, a feature-rich model poised to directly compete against the likes of the Geely Coolray. 

A picture of the Geely Coolray and Chery Tiggo 7 Pro head to head

Let's find out which crossover is better on paper

So, this begs the question, which crossover model is better on paper?  Let's find out by letting these model’s top-spec variants spar against each other in a spec sheet battle. That’s the Geely Coolray Sport 1.5 DCT and the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro 1.5 CVT

2. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Exterior

Size-wise, the Geely Coolray is 4,330 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, and 1,609 mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,600 mm, a minimum ground clearance of 196 mm, and a curb weight of 1,355 kg. 

A picture of the Geely Coolray

The sporty, and youthful Geely Coolray

In comparison, the Tiggo 7 Pro is 4,500 mm long, 1,824 mm wide, and 1,746 mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 163 mm, a wheelbase length of 2,670 mm, and a curb weight of 1,465 mm. 

Overall, the Chery branded crossover is the larger and taller vehicle. It is also significantly heavier than the Coolray. It does have less ground clearance though.

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro has a more mature, but still adventurous look to it

For exterior amenities, the Coolray Sport gets LED headlamps and taillights, halogen signal lamps, front fog lamps, a spoiler, power-folding side mirrors with turn signal repeaters. This variant of the Coolray also rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. 

Meanwhile, the Tiggo 7 Pro has all those features but it does have LED turn signal lights. It also has the same size of wheels.  

Geely CoolrayChery Tiggo 7 Pro

Which has the better-looking side profile? The Geely Coolray (left) or the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro (right)?

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3. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Interior

Inside, both the Coolray and Tiggo 7 Pro can fit in five occupants including the driver. To keep their passengers comfortable, they’re both equipped with automatic air-conditioning with rear air vents.

The seats themselves are covered in leather, and the driver’s seat can be adjusted electronically. 

Inside the Geely Coolray Sport

Inside the Geely Coolray Sport

For the driver, both of these models have tilt and telescopic adjustments for their steering wheels. Both also have a digital gauge cluster and trip computer, a push to start button, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlamps.

In terms of on-board entertainment, the Coolray Sport and the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro are equipped with a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Both are capable of connecting to phones via USB, Bluetooth, but the Chery-made crossover does come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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A look into the interior of the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

The interior of the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

For speakers, the Tiggo 7 Pro has more at six, while the Geely Coolray Sport has four. 

4. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the Geely-branded crossover is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-3 engine. It can make up to 177 horsepower and 255 Nm of torque, and it is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The said gearbox has paddle shifters, and power is sent to the front wheels. 

Comparatively, the Tiggo 7 Pro uses a 1.5-liter four-banger that can make up to 145 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission with a gear lever for its manual mode.  

Overall, the Geely Coolray is significantly more powerful than the Tiggo 7 Pro. It might also prove to be sportier since it has paddle shifters.  

Other than that, these two crossovers both use a MacPherson strut front suspension. The Chery crossover however uses a multi-link rear suspension, while the Geely has a torsion beam type rear suspension. Both use disc brakes all around.  

Specs
Geely Coolray Sport
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro
Engine
1.5-liter inline-3 turbo
1.5-liter inline-4
Fuel
Gasoline
Gasoline
Horsepower
177
145
Torque
255
210
Transmission
7-speed DCT
CVT

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5. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Safety

For safety, both the Coolray and Tiggo 7 Pro are both up to snuff with modern safety equipment. These two are equipped with anti-lock braking with electronic brake distribution as well as stability and traction control.

Parking both crossovers would not be a problem since the Coolray and the Tiggo 7 Pro comes with front and rear sensors, and a 360-degree view camera. Both also come with an engine immobilizer with a car alarm, as well as a tire pressure monitoring system.

However, the Coolray Sport comes with an active park assist feature. With this device, the Coolray can park itself. It also comes with a speed-sensing door lock, which is absent on the Chery Tiggo 7.

When it comes to passive safety, however, the Tiggo 7 Pro has more airbags numbering at six. In comparison, the Coolray Sport has four.
 

6. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Variants

Geely Coolray Variants
Price
Coolray Comfort 1.5 DCT
Php 978,000
Coolray Premium 1.5 DCT
Php 1,088,000
Coolray Sport 1.5 DCT
Php 1,198,000

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Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Variants
Price
Tiggo 7 Pro 1.5 CVT
Php 1,198,000

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7. 2021 Geely Coolray vs Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Conclusion

While the Coolray takes it to the next level, and to some degree, it is a crossover that breaks the mold. It stands out by having active park assist at its price point, and it's one of the few crossovers with an inline-3 that can make that amount of power.  

Comparatively, the Tiggo 7 Pro is a more conservative take. Sure, it has a lot of bells and whistles too, but it uses a more common inline-4, and a more common CVT. Then again, the Tiggo 7 Pro is far larger than the Coolray, and this might translate into more interior space. 

Geely Coolray rearChery Tiggo 7 Pro rear

Which rear end strikes your fancy?

So, which one is the better car specwise? Well to sum it up, the Coolray is more high-tech, while the Tiggo 7 Pro is more spacious. Either way, both offer a lot for their price.  

The Coolray however, can cater to a wider budget range since it has three variants. Comparatively, the Tiggo 7 Pro only has one variant, and it has an identical price tag with the top-spec Coolray Sport. To find which is better for you, we urge you to take both for a test drive. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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