2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Review | Philkotse Philippines

Updated Nov 26, 2021

Editor's: 4.0/5
The Tiggo 2’s ticket to the Big League.
2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Review | Philkotse Philippines

In this review...

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Tech & Safety
  5. Engine & Performance
  6. Fuel Economy
  7. Verdict
  8. Variants and Price
  9. Spec Sheet

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Review: What’s in a Pro?

Going 'pro' means a lot of things. But for Chery, the Tiggo range isn’t a stranger to this designation.

Case in point: the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro that was released earlier this year. This car is definitely one of the cars that have the best value for the money. Its sheer size alone doesn’t match its price, more so considering the multitude of features it carries inside the car.

Now, Chery Philippines is extending the ‘Pro’ designation to the smallest vehicle in the range, the Tiggo 2. Can we expect the same value on this new top-spec model? I drove one for this 2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro review.

4.0/5

Chery Tiggo 2 2022 Review

How we do our reviews
  • aesthetics
    4.0/5

    Overall exterior & Interior design, build quality, form vs function

  • Safety & Technology
    4.0/5

    Number of safety & tech features, consistency during usage

  • Performance
    3.5/5

    Power delivery, acceleration, transmission, suspension, handling

  • Comfort & Practicality
    4.0/5

    Overall Ride Comfort, Space, Storage Areas

  • Value for Money
    4.5/5

    Sticker price vs overall package

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Exterior Review: New face, all too familiar

A picture of the front of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro

The all-new Tiggo 2 Pro from the front

Remember the Tiggo 7 Pro I mentioned earlier? The Chery Tiggo 2 Pro adopted the same intricately designed grille, making the two Tiggo fascias look almost identical. If not for the split headlight design, the two would be hard to differentiate – though, I must say that the strip LED DRLs up top and low halogen headlight placement made the smaller crossover look eerily similar to a popular Korean vehicle.

A picture of the side of the Tiggo 2 Pro

Check out the Tiggo 2 Pro's side profile

That said, the Tiggo 2 Pro’s side profile and rear are taken from the non-Pro Tiggo 2, save for the new piano black trim that links the two C-shaped LED taillamps. The two-tone finish of the wheels looks good, plus the presence of disc brakes on all fours is surprising at this price point.

A picture of the rear of the Tiggo 2 Pro

The rear looks sleek and modern

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2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Interior Review: Changes appreciated

In contrast to the literal facelift and new deviations on the outside, the Tiggo 2 Pro’s cabin benefits from a major revamp. The dashboard is more driver-centric this time, while the plastic-riddled cabin gets soft-touch materials on the door panels and the chunky leather D-shaped tiller. The various textures on the dashboard polymers are definitely welcome, giving you the illusion that you’re driving a pricer car. Although, I must reserve my praise on the heft of piano blacks present as they don’t typically age well.

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro's front cabin.

The Tiggo 2 Pro's cockpit

As for the seats, it’s a combination of leather and fabric. Chery has added a seat height adjuster this time around, which was a welcome feature given the lack of telescopic steering wheel adjustment. The instrument is more unified looking as well, with the white-on-black theme with orange accents emanating a clean appeal.

A picture of the Tiggo 2 Pro's rear cabin

It's rear cabin has ample room for legs and elbows

Horizontal space at the front is fair enough for the car’s size, but don’t expect the same at the back. The Tiggo 2 Pro can seat five with a few comprises; much better to keep it at four, average-sized people for a cozier transport.

Cargo space is deep and decent, plus the non-flat lip isn’t a problem as loading height isn’t exactly that high.

A picture of the Tiggo 2 Pro's trunk.

More than enough for groceries, or some luggage for a day or two out of town

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro: Tech & Safety Review

The Tiggo 2 Pro’s 9-inch infotainment system is a huge selling point for its young target market, and I appreciate the integration of Apple CarPlay this time around. Android users are relegated to a QD link, however.

A picture of the Tiggo 2 Pro's steering wheel

A closer look at the Tiggo 2 Pro's steering wheel

Chery retained the very convenient cruise control feature, that’s a plus, as are the all-power adjustments, including the power-folding side mirrors. These are great features to have at this price point, along with the reverse sensors and camera with dynamic guidelines.

Dual front airbags, immobilizer, ISOFIX child seat tethers, and three-point seatbelts for all occupants complete the set of safety and security features.

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro: Engine & Performance

The most notable change in the Tiggo 2 Pro’s powertrain was the shift from a conventional 4-speed torque converter to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro's gear shift lever

The Tiggo 2 Pro's gear shift lever

That said, the CVT aided in increasing the Tiggo 2 Pro’s cabin refinement because of smoother drives. However, power delivery was stale at mid-range speeds (an expected CVT trait) so overtakes should be done with good measure. The 108hp and 140Nm torque from the naturally aspirated 1.5-liter gasoline engine wasn’t exactly squat, but they weren’t sent very well to the front wheels. The Tiggo 2 Pro’s brakes could also use some help as you need to press harder before getting a good bite.

Beyond these, the Tiggo 2 Pro’s handling was among the things I love about the car. The steering had great feedback and was decisive, which made drives on winding roads feel safe. The suspension’s also as stiff and forgiving as the non-Pro Tiggo 2, giving the crossover a car-like ride.

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro: Fuel Economy

The biggest benefactor with the switch to CVT was theoretically the vehicle’s fuel economy. Good thing that reflected during my real-world tests.

I was able to get 10.6 km/l in the city, in mixed heavy and light traffic situations. On the highway, the Tiggo 2 Pro read 20.4 km/L at an average speed of 90 km/h. Those are impressive numbers and a 2-5 km/l improvement from the 4AT-equipped Tiggo 2.

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Review: Verdict

What does it mean to go pro? In sports, it means entering the Big League, which then means more expectations but more talent fee, I suppose. For gadgets, that means getting a lot more features to go with the design upgrade.

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro

The new Tiggo 2 Pro also comes with a 10-year engine warranty.

The Chery Tiggo 2 Pro hits both for an introductory price of P818,000 (P838,000 non-introductory price) – less than P50,000 more than the non-Pro version of the nameplate. It certainly is an upgrade, hitting all my expectations for a top-spec version – a ticket to the Big League doesn’t come with a huge price.

Overall, if you’re looking for a small crossover as your first vehicle, the Tiggo 2 Pro should definitely be on your list. Chery Philippines throwing in a 10-year engine warranty, a 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a 3-year free preventive maintenance service with every unit is just a bonus.

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro: Variants and Price

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Variants

Price

Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT

Php 838,000

2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Review: Specs

Overall

Make

Chery

Name

Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT

Body Type

5-door crossover

Dimensions and Weight

Length

4,200mm

Width

1,760mm

Height

1,570mm

Engine and Transmission

Type

1.5-liter gasoline

Max Power

108 horsepower

Max Torque

140 Nm

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

Chassis and Suspension

Brakes (Front/rear)

Disc/Disc

Suspension (Front/rear)

MacPherson strut/Torsion beam

Wheels and Tires

16-inch alloy wheels

Exterior

Halogen type headlamps

LED daytime running lights

LED Taillights

Rear-spoiler

Roof rack

Interior

Leather and Fabric Seats

Push-to-start button

Leather steering-wheel

Nine-inch touchscreen with QD Link and Apple CarPlay

4-piece speaker system

Manual Air-conditioning

Safety and Security

Dual-front airbags

Anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution

ISOFIX

Reverse camera and rear parking sensors

Alarm and engine immobilizer

Jacob Oliva

Jacob Oliva

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Jacob is a motoring journalist and the Content Manager of Philkotse.com. A recipient of the Henry Ford Awards in 2019, he currently has a column under Wheels, the motoring section of The Philippine Star. He's also an editor for Motor1.com, a leading global automotive website.

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