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Pickup trucks are favored by my people here in the Philippines for many reasons. Most trucks here have body-on-frame construction, which makes them tough enough for off-roading and carrying lots of cargo.
The pickup truck’s cargo bed is also ideal for a lot of different purposes ranging from literally carrying your business and even for leisure activities like camping. Most are propelled by powerful and efficient engines, which also make pickup trucks great for long-distance hauling, and for going on far-flung vacation spots.
And lastly, modern trucks, despite being primarily designed for utilitarian purposes, are actually quite comfortable inside. Some newer models even have high-tech safety features and driver-assist technologies so they’re quite safe too.
Due to these qualities, pickup trucks in the Philippines are highly sought after. These cars also have some of the lowest depreciation rates in the Philippine market. So yes, apart from being useful for business, they’re great investments in themselves too.
Please find below the most affordable pickup truck models here in the country according to auto experts at Philkotse.com:
Model: Isuzu D-Max
This variant of the D-Max is one of the most affordable pickup trucks in the Philippines, and yet it doesn’t compromise on build quality, thus ensuring reliability and toughness.
For this variant, it is powered by the 1.9-liter RZ4E engine which can make up to 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.
Inside, it’s pretty basic, but it does come with a manual air-conditioner, a radio tuner with MP3 and a CD player, dual front airbags, and a decent ground clearance of 195 mm.
Model: Toyota Hilux
Another popular pickup truck, possibly the most popular, is the Toyota Hilux, and its cheapest trim is the Hilux J: a simple, but still macho-looking Hilux variant that’s powered by a 2.4-liter diesel engine. The said engine can make 147 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque, and a five-speed manual sends power to its rear wheels.
Inside, the Hilux J has dual front airbags, a knee airbag, a 2-DIN entertainment system with 4 speakers, and a manual air-conditioning system.
The Hilux J also has steel wheels and a single color option.
Model: Nissan Navara
The base model Navara is also a popular truck due to its robustness, great build quality, and the power it makes.
In fact, the Navara’s base model might be the most powerful among base models due to its very powerful 2.5-liter diesel. It makes 163 horsepower and 403 Nm of torque.
It’s also a rear-wheel drive with a 4x2 layout and a six-speed manual is its only transmission option.
Here are the most popular pickup truck models available here in the Philippines. You can widen your search to more affordable options with used trucks for sale by owners, 4x4 trucks for sale, 6x6 trucks for sale, 2 seater trucks for sale by visiting our Trucks for sale section on Philkotse.com.
|1||Toyota Hilux||From ₱829,000|
|2||Ford Ranger||From ₱1,032,000|
|3||Isuzu D-Max||From ₱807,000|
|4||Nissan Navara||From ₱929,000|
|5||Mitsubishi Strada||From ₱815,000|
|6||Chevrolet Colorado||From ₱1,199,888|
|7||Mazda BT-50||From ₱1,350,000|
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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:
Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 L AT
Nissan Navara 2.5 L AT
Ford Ranger 2.2 L AT
Isuzu D-Max RZ4E
13 km/l (traffic)
Pickup trucks are some of the most versatile vehicle class and more and more models and variants are being introduced here in the Philippines. Pickups offer great value and practicality for entrepreneurs, while still offering the basic comforts for a family vehicle.
If you’re looking for a brand new pickup truck near your location, Philkotse.com can also provide you with updated Philippine prices through our price list. Trucks for sale in Subic, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo city are some of the most-searched locations on our website. Also included is a list of the latest Philippines pickup truck promos for you to enjoy.
If you want a deeper understanding of pickup trucks, you can also visit our car review section where we dig deep into a model’s specifications.
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.
This largely depends on who will be using the second row. If you have children above 10, a crew cab configuration should be more suitable.
Yes. Since crew cabs are equipped with bigger doors and body, their production costs are higher than those of double cabs.
If you have a tight budget and do not have to deal with different terrains in your daily driving, then a 4x2 vehicle is more suitable. However, even though coming with higher price tag and maintenance cost, 4x4 vehicles are more powerful when it comes to wet and loose surfaces as well as off road situations.