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SUVs are defined as vehicles built on a body-on-frame chassis and in most cases, are based on pickup trucks. Due to this, SUVs are robust vehicles that can do well on many different kinds of terrain. Nowadays, modern SUVs have also become one of the more popular choices for Pinoy families due to their size, large seating capacities, and significantly comfortable interiors.
Do note though that SUVs come in many sizes like mid-size, full-size, and mini-SUV, each with different seating and cargo capacities. Also, modern SUVs are every bit as robust as earlier examples and some models can still do well off-road despite being high-tech and luxurious.
The most affordable SUV models here in the country are as follows:
Model: Suzuki Jimny
Starting at Php 1,055,000, the Jimny is an off-road capable, mini-suv made by Suzuki.
Inside, it’s a bit utilitarian but it does comfortably seat four and it does have modern amenities like a touchscreen head unit, dual front airbags, etc.
It’s not the most powerful, but the Jimny is one of the best off-roading vehicles you can buy today.
Model: Isuzu mu-X
With its entry-level variant starting at Php 1,300,000, the Isuzu Mu-X is a popular midsize SUV here in the country due to its large seating capacity, power, and durability.
Also, the RZ4E engine in several of the Mu-X’s variants is one of the most fuel-efficient diesel engines available to an SUV model in the market today.
Model: Nissan Terra
Starting at Php 1,524,000, the Terra was introduced here in the country back in 2018.
It was late to the mid-size SUV competition, but regardless it is selling quite well due to its relatively affordable price, its handsome good looks, and its powerful engine.
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Here are the most popular SUV models available here in the Philippines:
|2||Mitsubishi Montero Sport||P1,565,000|
These figures are taken from the Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy run conducted in Clark, Pampanga in 2018 except for the D-Max RZ4E:
8.6 km/l City
13 km/l highway
Isuzu Mu-X RZ4E
15 km/l (Combined)
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
14 km/l (Combined)
13.9 km/l (Combined)
12 km/l (Combined)
12 km/l (Combined)
SUVs are one of the most popular types of vehicles here in the Philippines. They’re robust, comfortable, powerful, and all mid-size models have a seating capacity of seven. That is particularly important due to the family-centric lives of Pinoys.
If you’re looking for a brand new SUV, we can provide you with updated Philippine prices through our price list. At Philkotse.com we also have a list of the latest Philippines promos for SUVs offered by hundreds of dealerships throughout the country.
If you want to dig into detailed specifications and learn more about the SUV models here in the Philippines, you can also check out our SUV review articles.
And lastly, you can also visit our cars for sale section, which itself has a useful car loan calculator tool to keep on top of your budget.
Happy shopping with Philkotse.com.
In 2020, the Toyota Fortuner get a total of 8,494 units sold, making it the top-selling SUV in the Philippines.
What's the difference between a premium and standard SUV? A premium SUV rental offers more space and features than a standard SUV. While a standard SUV usually seats 5 people, a premium SUV has room for 7-8 passengers and offers more bells and whistles.
The initials SUV stand for sport utility vehicle but that doesn't really explain a great deal about the car. The first examples were big, rugged machines that were sturdy and fitted with four-wheel drive, which meant that they could travel off-road.