2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Review | Philkotse Philippines

Updated Apr 28, 2021

Editor's: 4.0/5
Blending classiness with sportiness.
2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Review | Philkotse Philippines

In this review...

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Tech & Safety
  5. Engine & Performance
  6. Fuel Efficiency
  7. Verdict
  8. Variants & Price
  9. Color Options
  10. Specs

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Introduction

The crossover segment in the Philippines has been growing since the emergence of Chinese car brands. Aside from having an attractive price tag, Chinese-made crossovers that are sold in the local market come with a unique design, notable performance, and improved built quality. 

One of the vehicles that prove that point is the 2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, a five-seater compact crossover. The Tiggo 7 Pro is the latest addition to Chery Auto Philippines’ local model lineup. It was launched last January 2021, and it could be considered as the best-looking Chery in the local market yet. So, what can the Tiggo 7 Pro offer? Can it make you forget the stigma towards Chinese cars? Here’s a full review to help you answer that. 
 

4.0/5

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro 2021 Review

How we do our reviews
  • aesthetics
    4.50/5

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

  • Safety & Technology
    4.0/5

    Number of safety & tech features, consistency during usage

  • Performance
    4.0/5

    Power delivery, acceleration, transmission, suspension, handling

  • Comfort & Practicality
    4.0/5

    Overall Ride Comfort, Space, Storage Areas

  • Value for Money
    4.0/5

    Sticker price vs overall package

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Exterior Review: Classy with a hint of swag

The 2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro comes with a bold and striking exterior design. It has the right balance of aggressive character lines and distinctive design detail that gives the vehicle a classy look with a hint of swag. It also shows that Chery’s design language is headed in the right direction. 

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

The front end of the vehicle is fitted with slim LED headlights that are accented by blacked-out trims. The Tiggo 7 Pro’s headlight design sort of carries a sinister look especially when it’s viewed upfront. It also has an angular bumper that’s integrated with LED daytime running lights, giving the vehicle a muscular look. But what stands out the most is the Tiggo 7 Pro’s unique grille design, which creates a 3D-like appeal. The grille also gives an illusion that the Tiggo 7 Pro’s fascia is floating that adds to the overall classy exterior of the vehicle.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro side

Euro car vibe

Turning at the side, the Tiggo 7 Pro has distinct character lines that give the vehicle a Euro car vibe. It also has prominent fender flares that add volume or thickness to the vehicle’s side profile. The thing I like most is the addition of black cladding since it complements well with the Teal exterior paint of the vehicle. It also comes with power-folding mirrors, roof rails, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, and a ground clearance of 163mm.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro rear

The Tiggo 7 Pro has a well-composed stance

The 2021 Tiggo 7 Pro’s rear has a sleek design that’s highlighted by the wraparound LED taillights. The taillights are connected by a bar that makes it look like one single piece, another design detail that I like. It also has a spoiler with third brake light, a muscular bumper, and pseudo dual exhaust pipes. While it makes the rear of the vehicle sportier, I prefer to have those exhaust pipes functional.

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2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Interior Review: Premium-like cabin

The Tiggo 7 Pro’s interior has a premium vibe, and the classy exterior look is extended into the vehicle’s cabin. It features design elements you usually see on high-end or luxury cars, which is a plus considering its price point.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro dashboard

The Tiggo 7 Pro has a neat dashboard layout

The dashboard is filled with soft-touch materials, which is a common feature among Chinese-made crossovers available in the market today. It also comes with ambient lights that react to music. Yes, this car has a funky side to it. You’ll also appreciate the seamless design integration of the dashboard and the center console, which gives the cabin a straightforward and modern layout. 

Placed right at the center is the 10.25-inch infotainment system, which is in a floating type design. The Tiggo 7 Pro’s also equipped with Mercedes-like touchscreen climate controls that add to the vehicle’s overall premium-like cabin. But, it takes quite a bit of getting familiar with it since it’s quite difficult to locate and adjust the fan speed when you’re driving.   

The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, which is nice to grip. It is also integrated with buttons for the audio, phone, and cruise control. It has tilt & telescopic adjustment, which makes it easier for you to set it in your most preferred position. The Tiggo 7 Pro also has leather seats. Of note, the front seats come with a power adjustment.  

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro panoramic sunroof

The panoramic sunroof adds flavor to the interior

Chery also wanted to make the Tiggo 7 Pro’s cabin a modern one. As such, it comes with an electronic gear shifter, an electronic parking brake, and an auto brake hold. To add flavor to the interior, it also has a panoramic sunroof. These features are also seen in one of the Tiggo 7 Pro’s rivals, the Geely Azkarra.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro rear seats

Look at that space

The rear seats offer generous leg- and head-room, which is one of the selling points of the Tiggo 7 Pro. The rear seats can accommodate up to three individuals. For maximum comfort, having two individuals standing 5’8” at the back is most recommended. More importantly, the rear cabin comes with aircon vents behind the center glove box.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro cargo space

It comes with a power tailgate

You can easily fit an assortment of items in the Tiggo 7 Pro’s cargo. Chery says it has 475 liters of cargo space when the rear seats are up. It can accommodate a week’s supply of groceries, three to four medium-sized luggage, a baby stroller, three ice coolers, among many others. Of note, this crossover is also equipped with a power tailgate. 
 

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Tech & Safety Review

The 2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is equipped with several tech and safety features considering its price point. This vehicle comes with an N95 cabin air filter, which filters out viruses and bacteria. It also has a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen that’s integrated with Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link for Android Auto.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Apple CarPlay

Seamless smartphone integration

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to connect your smartphone to the infotainment screen via a USB port. It will be activated by simply plugging in your phone’s charger cable to the USB port. You can access Spotify, Waze, Messages, among others using the vehicle’s touchscreen. 

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro 360-degree view camera

360-degree view camera

The Tiggo 7 Pro’s touchscreen doubles as a reverse camera, which comes in handy when you’re parking the vehicle. Aside from a reverse camera, it also comes with a 360-degree view camera. The said feature helps to make your drives safer especially when you need to drive through tight streets or spaces. It does however turn off automatically as the vehicle start to gain speed.

One of the features that you’ll appreciate in the Tiggo 7 Pro is its wireless mobile charging, placed beside the electronic gear shifter. You can charge your smartphone by simply placing it on top of the charging pad. In case your phone is not compatible with the wireless charging pad, there’s a USB charging port. On the other hand, this vehicle also has a 7-inch digital instrument cluster.

In terms of safety, the Tiggo 7 Pro is equipped with driver and front passenger airbags as well as front side airbags. It also has an anti-lock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist, traction control, hill assist, and descent control, and tire pressure monitoring system. Plus, of course, front and rear sensors that go with the 360-degree view camera.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Engine & Performance Review

The Tiggo 7 Pro is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 145 hp and 210 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission with 9 simulated gears. It also has two drive modes: Eco, and Sport.   

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro engine

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine

The engine delivers adequate power. It accelerates well and gives you enough power to drive through uphill roads with ease. The power and acceleration of the Tiggo 7 Pro’s engine also give you confidence when you need to overtake slower vehicles. But the thing that I like most about the Tiggo 7 Pro is its smooth transmission, which gives you a relaxed driving experience. I also find it better as compared to the six-speed dual-clutch transmission found on the Chery Tiggo 8.     

The Tiggo 7 Pro also comes with a light steering feel, which is beneficial when you’re driving within the city as it can lessen driver fatigue significantly. It also allows you to park the vehicle without a sweat. In addition, it responds well even to minimal driver inputs but I wish that it gets firmer than it is when driven at highway speeds. 

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro front

The Chery Tiggo 7 has a striking front end

In terms of ride comfort, the Tiggo 7 Pro gives you a pleasurable ride. It can absorb road impacts within reason, which results in a comfortable drive. It’s also stable when driven on the open highway while outside noise is reduced to a minimum.     

The 2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro comes with two driving modes: Eco, and Sport. As expected, the Eco mode gives you a tamed and relaxed drive. On the other hand, the Sport mode delivers a more exciting drive as the engine shifts at higher RPMs. The Sport mode also gives you a better throttle response. 
 

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Fuel Efficiency

The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro registered a fuel economy of 9 km/l while I was driving around the city at an average speed of 40 km/h. Out on the open highway, I was able to get 15.4 km/l while driving at an average speed of 90 km/h.

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Philippines: Verdict

The Tiggo 7 Pro is indeed a vehicle that can make you forget the stigma towards Chinese cars. It comes with a stunning exterior design, a premium-like interior layout, a notable engine performance, and a bunch of tech and safety features. This vehicle clearly shows that Chinese cars have gone a long way, and have improved significantly when it comes to design and overall built quality. 

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro front

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

The 2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is priced at Php 1,198,000, which undercuts the top-spec variants of its segment rivals such as the Geely Azkarra (Php 1,598,000) and the MG RX5 (Php 1,298,000). Of note, the Tiggo 7 Pro and other Chery vehicles for sale in the Philippines come with the following: a 10-year Engine warranty, a five-year General Vehicle warranty, a three-year Preventive Maintenance package, and a three-year Roadside Assistance.    

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2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Variants & Price

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Price & Variants in the Philippines

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro 

Php 1,198,000

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Color Options

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Color Options

Brilliant Teal, Blazing Black, Radiant Red, Sporty White

2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: Specs

Overall

Make

Chery

Name

Tiggo 7 Pro

Body Type

Compact Crossover

Dimensions & Weight

Lenght 

4,500mm

Width

1,824mm

Height

1,746mm

Wheelbase 

2,670mm

Engine & Transmission

Type

1.5-liter Turbocharged Gasoline

Fuel Type

Gasoline

Transmission

9-speed CVT

Horsepower

145 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque

210 Nm @ 1,750-4,000 rpm

Suspension

Front 

Macpherson indepent Strut

Rear

Multi-Link indepent

Brakes

Parking Brake

Electronic

Front

Ventilated Disc

Rear

Disc

Capacities

Fuel Tank

51L

Wheels 

18-inch Alloy

Exterior

Headlamps

LED

Taillignts

LED

Daytime Running Lights

With

Roof Rail

With

Power Side Mirros

With (Auto Fold)

Door handles

Dark gray metallic

Interior

Infotainment Touchscreen

10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Speakers

6

Seat Material

Leather

Steering Wheel

Leather

Aircon

Dual Zone

USB Port

Equipped

Wireless Mobile Charging

Equipped

12V Accessory

Equipped

Safety & Technology

Airbags

6

Electronic Anti-Theft

With

Anti-lock Braking System

With

Electronic Brake-force Distribution

With

Emergency Brake Assist

With

Brake Override System

With

Electronic Stability Program

With

Hill Descent Control

With

Hill Hold Control

With

Traction Control

With

Emergency Signal System

With

Seatbelt Reminder

With

Cruise control

With

Martin Aguilar

Martin Aguilar

Author

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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