Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra Comparo: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated May 17, 2022

Siblings go head-to-head.

In this article...

  1. Crossover duel
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Crossover duel

In the Philippine market, Geely in the recent years has definitely come out strong. It now has a lineup of four different models, each of which is targeting particularly competitive segments. It is, however, still relatively new to the local scene.

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To this end, some are yet to be familiar with their models. Some might even not know the difference between the Geely Okavango and the Geely Azkarra.

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So to clear that up, an Azakarra vs Okavango comparison is needed. And to make sure it highlights each of the model’s features, we’ll be comparing the top-spec Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT against the Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT.

Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Exterior

To begin, be aware that these two crossovers belong to different classes. The Okavango is a midsize crossover, whereas the Azkarra is a compact crossover. To this end, the latter is the larger model. Both however are five-door models.

A picture of the Geely Okavango Urban Plus

The Geely Okavango Urban Plus

Size-wise, the Okavango is 4,835mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,785mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,815mm, and a ground clearance of 194mm.

A picture of the Geely Azkarra Luxury

The Geely Azkarra Luxury

In turn, the Azkarra is 4,544mm long, 1,831mm wide, and 1,713mm in height. Its wheelbase length then spans 2,670mm, and it also has a ground clearance of 163mm.

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

Dimensions

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

4,835mm

Length

4,544mm

1,900mm

Width

1,831mm

1,785mm

Height

1,713mm

2,815mm

Wheelbase

2,670mm

194mm

Ground clearance

163mm

As said above, the Okavango is clearly larger overall. It also has more ground clearance, and it has a longer wheelbase as well.

A picture of the side of the Geely Okavango

The Okavango Urban Plus from the side

In terms of exterior equipment though, both are pretty much on par with each other. Both come with LED headlamps, LED turn signal lamps, LED taillights, as well as a rear spoiler. Both models also ride on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

A picture of the side of the Geely Azkarra

A view of the Azkarra Luxury's side

The Okavango however, does come with roof rails and front fog lamps. Both of these features are absent on the Azkarra.

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

Exterior Equipment

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

LED

Headlights

LED

With

Daytime Running Lights

With

LED

Turn signal lamps

Sequential LED

LED

Taillights

LED

With

Front fog lamps

None

With

Roof rails

None

17-inch

Wheel size

17-inch

Alloy

Wheel type

Alloy

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Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Interior

Like most midsize models in the local market, the Okavango is able to seat up to seven. The Azkarra meanwhile can seat only five occupants.

A picture of the interior of the Geely Okavango Urban Plus

Inside the Geely Okavango Urban Plus

Both, though, are kitted out with plenty of niceties like a push-to-start button, automatic climate control with rear vents, a digital gauge cluster, electronically adjustable front seats, leather seat covers, among others.

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

Interior Equipment

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

Leather

Seat Material

Leather

Eletronic

Driver’s seat adjustment

Electronic

N/A

Steering wheel adjustment

Tilt and Telescopic

Automatic

Air-conditioning type

Automatic

Push-button

Ignition

Push-button

With

Power liftgate

With

7

Seating capacity

5

For infotainment headunits though, the Okavango Urban Plus gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen with QDLink Smartphone mirroring, whereas the Azkarra Luxury is equipped with a larger 12.3-inch headunit that also comes with smartphone mirroring. Of note, both Geely vehicles don’t come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

To this end, the smaller vehicle gets a larger touchscreen. For speakers, the one on the Okavango is linked to an eight-piece speaker set, while the one on the Azkarra gets six speakers.

A picture of the Geely Azkarra's interior.

The Azkarra Luxury's cockpit

Other convenience features found on both the Okavango Urban Plus and the Azkarra Luxury are power-folding side mirrors, power liftgates, and automatic headlamps. The larger model does come with rain-sensing wipers, which are not available on the Azkarra.

Lastly, the Azkarra Luxury also gets a wireless smartphone charger. This nifty little feature though, is absent on the Ovakango Urban Plus.

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

On-board Tech

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

10.25-inch touchscreen

Infotainment system

12.3-inch touchscreen

QDLink smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth, USB

Connectivity options

QDLink smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth, USB

8

# of speakers

6

With

Power folding side mirror

With

With

Rain-sensing wipers

None

None

Wireless charger

With

Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Engine and Performance

When comparing the Geely Azkarra vs the Okavango in terms of horsepower, most people will assume that the larger vehicle will get a larger engine. That however, isn’t the case.

A picture of the Okavango's engine bay.

Note that the Okavango gets a transversely mounted 1.5-liter inline-3 gasoline hybrid engine

That’s because both of these models actually use the same 1.5-liter inline-3 gasoline engine with a mild hybrid system. In both models, even the output figures are identical. Specifically, it can produce up to 190 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque.

Both the Okavango and Azkarra also use the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The Okavango though, is a front-wheel-drive model, whereas the Azkarra is an all-wheel-drive.

The smaller crossover also gets paddle shifters, while the larger one gets a simpler gear lever for its manual mode.

A picture of the Azkarra's engine bay.

The Azkarra gets the same hybrid engine, but it is longitudinally mounted

Moving on to suspensions, both the Okavango and Azkarra use a MacPherson strut for the front. The larger model does use a torsion beam type rear end, while the Azkarra utilizes a multi-link rear end.

Braking for both models are then handled by disc brakes for all four wheels. Both also come with electronic parking brakes with an auto-hold function.

Specs

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

Engine

Inline-3 gasoline w/ mild hybrid system

Inline-3 gasoline w/ mild hybrid system

Displacement

1.5-liters

1.5-liters

Transmission

Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Horsepower

190 horsepower

190 horsepower

Torque

300 Nm

300 Nm

Drivetrain

Front-wheel-drive

All-whee-drive

Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Safety

As one would expect from modern crossovers, both the Okavango and the Akzarra come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, tire pressure monitoring, an engine immobilizer, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, speed-sensing door locks, cruise control, and a security alarm.

The Okavango Urban, though, does come with six airbags, while the Azkarra gets seven airbags.

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

Safety Equipment

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

6

Airbags

7

With

Antilock with EBD

With

With

Reverse camera

With

With

Cruise control

With

With

Hill-start assist

With

With

Stability control

With

With

ISOFIX Child seat tethers

With

With

Speed-sensing door locks

With

With

Tire pressure monitoring

With

With

Engine immobilizer

With

With

Security Alarm

With

Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Price

Geely Okavango Variants

Price

Okavango Comfort 1.5 DCT

Php 1,218,000

Okavango Urban 1.5 DCT

Php 1,388,000

Okavango Urban Plus 1.5 DCT

Php 1,488,000

Geely Azkarra Variants

Price

Azkarra Luxury 1.5 DCT

Php 1,628,000

Geely Okavango vs Geely Azkarra: Conclusion

From that comparison above, a car buyer’s choice is now pretty clear cut. If you’re looking for a family car with plenty of room, go for the Okavango.

A picture of the rear of the Geely Okavango

Do you think the Okavango looks great from the rear?

But then if you’re a young and hip bachelor, or if your immediate household is relatively small, then you can do well with the Azkarra Luxury.

Do note though that the Azkarra is arguably sportier than the larger model. That’s because while they can make the same amount of power, the Azkarra is definitely lighter and nimbler than the seven-seater crossover. Moreover, the Azkarra is marketed as the more premium vehicle among the two.

A picture of the rear of the Geely Azkarra

Or do you prefer the Azkarra's rear end?

For more car comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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