5 cars with LED headlights under P1-million

Updated Sep 30, 2021

If you want brighter road illumination from your car, you might want to check out this list.

Introduction

LED headlights are considered as the better option as compared to halogen headlamps. The reason for this is that this type of headlight is more efficient, providing more light and less heat for the same amount of energy as used in halogen headlamps.

Toyota Vios headlights

A feature commonly seen on higher-end models

However, the production cost is higher if automotive manufacturers decide to integrate LED headlights into their models. But despite that fact, there are still few cars that manage to offer LED headlights without breaking the bank.

So without further ado, here are five cars that offer LED headlights in the local market. Take note, we have only included models with variants that fall under the Php 1-million mark.

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Toyota Vios

Competing in the subcompact sedan segment, the Toyota Vios 2023 is the top sales contributor for the Japanese automaker. The price for the Toyota Vios in the Philippines ranges from PHP 681,000 to PHP 970,000. A total of 10 Toyota Vios cars is offered, with the top-of-the-line Vios GR-S variant coming with a Toyota Vios Philippine price tag of PHP 1,020,000. Two engine options are available in the range, which can be connected to either a 5-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Dimensions-wise, the subcompact sedan spans 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, and 1,475 mm in height. The main rivals of the Toyota vehicle include the Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, and Nissan Almera.

The Toyota Vios is not only the best-selling model in the Japanese automaker's lineup, but the entire Philippine market. It serves as a reliable and dependable subcompact sedan for those who are looking for a daily driver. Also, the Vios is proudly Philippine-assembled which supports Filipino automotive workers. Now, the vehicle is competing in its respective class head high using the refreshed body released by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) in the country last 2020.

₱ 686,000 - ₱ 1,035,000

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1. Toyota Vios

There’s plenty to like about the country’s best-selling model for the longest time which is the Toyota Vios. The small sedan offers a wide array of variants to cater to the different mobility needs of Filipino car buyers. And for the higher-spec G variant priced at Php 970,000, you can benefit from its 3-tier LED headlamps.

Toyota Vios front view

This shows the model's versatility

The 3-tier LED headlamps are paired with LED line guide daytime running lights (DRLs), LED front fog lamps, integrated turn signal into side mirrors, and LED rear combination lamps with line guide. If you have the budget, the top-spec Toyota Vios GR-S offers the same set of lighting for Php 1,020,000.

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Toyota Vios

Competing in the subcompact sedan segment, the Toyota Vios 2023 is the top sales contributor for the Japanese automaker. The price for the Toyota Vios in the Philippines ranges from PHP 681,000 to PHP 970,000. A total of 10 Toyota Vios cars is offered, with the top-of-the-line Vios GR-S variant coming with a Toyota Vios Philippine price tag of PHP 1,020,000. Two engine options are available in the range, which can be connected to either a 5-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Dimensions-wise, the subcompact sedan spans 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, and 1,475 mm in height. The main rivals of the Toyota vehicle include the Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, and Nissan Almera.

The Toyota Vios is not only the best-selling model in the Japanese automaker's lineup, but the entire Philippine market. It serves as a reliable and dependable subcompact sedan for those who are looking for a daily driver. Also, the Vios is proudly Philippine-assembled which supports Filipino automotive workers. Now, the vehicle is competing in its respective class head high using the refreshed body released by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) in the country last 2020.

₱ 686,000 - ₱ 1,035,000

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2. MG 5

Next up is one of the Toyota Vios’ competitors in the subcompact sedan segment, the MG 5. At a price of Php 938,000 for the top-of-the-line Alpha variant, you get LED headlamps. The lower-end variants come with projector headlamps with leveling instead, with a price that ranges from Php 658,000 to Php 848,000.

MG 5 front view

Making a statement in the market

The MG 5 is also equipped with automatic on/off headlamps, daytime running lights (DRLs), and LED taillights. All the said features create a modern appeal for the British-bred small sedan. Other notable features in the Alpha variant include an electric sunroof and cruise control.

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MG 5

The MG 5 2023 is a five-seater, front-wheel-drive sedan. Locally, this model from MG Philippines has four different variants. These include the MG 5 Core 1.5 MT, MG 5 Core 1.5 CVT, the MG 5 Style 1.5 CVT, and the MG 5 Alpha 1.5 CVT. The prices for these range from Php 658,888 to Php 938,888. 

All trims of the MG 5 use a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, which is rated to make up to 112 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, it either uses a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission. Power is then sent to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, the MG 5 comes with a length of 4,601mm, a width of 1,818mm, and a height of 1,489mm. It also has a ground clearance of 118mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,680mm. 

Locally, the subcompact MG 5 sedan competes against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Changan Alsvin, Nissan Almera, Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Reina, Kia Soluto, Volkswagen Santana, Hyundai Accent, Honda City, Suzuki Ciaz, among others. 

₱ 658,888 - ₱ 938,888

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3. Mazda2

Third on the list is yet another subcompact sedan, the Mazda2. Mazda Philippines is offering this model with one variant only priced at Php 995,000. This is the same case for its hatchback counterpart, that is if you want a bit more cargo space.

Mazda2 front view

Premium-looking small sedan complemented by LED headlights

As you might have already guessed, the Mazda2 is equipped with LED headlamps with auto-leveling. What the auto-leveling feature does is it automatically adjust the beam of the LED headlamps depending on the direction you’re heading to. With this, the road will always stay illuminated for better safety.

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Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 Philippines is the smallest sedan in Japanese automaker Mazda Philippines’ model lineup. This subcompact sedan features Mazda’s newest version of the Kodo design language. Its rounded edges and lines around the body follow suit with the brand’s larger models. The exterior of the new Mazda2 Sedan features sleek design details, which gives it a distinctive and athletic look. The five-seater subcompact sedan is equipped with Mazda’s latest technology that includes a touchscreen infotainment system, active driving display, automatic climate control, and the G-Vectoring Control Plus. Under the hood, the new Mazda 2 is powered by a 1.5L SkyActiv-G 16-valve gasoline engine mated to a 6-Speed Automatic with Sport Mode. Only one variant of the nameplate is offered in the Philippines, which is the Mazda 2 1.5 SkyActiv-G Elite AT. It is available in the following colors: Snowflake White Pearl, Soul Red Crystal, Jet Black, Titanium Flash, and Eternal Blue.

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4. Toyota Rush

Making a somewhat surprising entry to the list is the Toyota Rush. The model is installed with LED headlamps with a line guide. However, only the base Rush E MT variant falls under the P1-million mark at Php 983,000. Meanwhile, the higher-end variants are priced at Php 1,023,000 to Php 1,100,000.

Toyota Rush front view

7-seater with a flashy lighting setup

The lighting system of the Toyota Rush E MT also comes with front fog lamps, an LED-type high mount stop lamp, and LED rear combination lamps with a line guide. Other exterior features for this variant include a chrome radiator grille, rear spoiler, rear reflector, rear window defogger, fin-type antenna, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

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Toyota Rush

The Rush 2023 is Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s entry to the local competitive multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment. Considering its relatively large size and affordable pricing, the MPV is regarded by some as an entry-level SUV to the Japanese car brand. Toyota Rush Price in the Philippines ranges from PHP 983,000 to PHP 1,176,000 with 3 different variants. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.5-liter 2NR-VE inline-4 DOHC gasoline engine that makes 102 hp and 134 Nm of torque. This engine can be connected to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Dimensions-wise, the Rush spans 4,435 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, and 1,705 mm in height. In the local market, this vehicle from Toyota Philippines competes against the likes of the Mitsubishi Xpander and Honda BR-V.

There are many SUV-like features that the Toyota Rush offers such as a relatively high ground clearance rated at 220 mm and its new seating configuration that makes seven as standard across all variants. It is considered as one of the best value for money especially for those who wish for a relatively affordable family car. In other markets, the Toyota Rush is called the Daihatsu Terios due to the Japanese automaker's partnership with Daihatsu Motor.

₱ 1,012,000 - ₱ 1,176,000

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5. Toyota Avanza

Last up on the list is yet another model from the Japanese automaker, the Toyota Avanza. This vehicle is the brand’s entry into the MPV segment. Take note, all variants of the Avanza come with LED headlamps except for the base J variant which is equipped with halogen headlamps instead.

Toyota Avanza front view

The Avanza won't back down from the competition

This means that the Avanza Veloz, G, and E variants are installed with the said feature. But only the E variants are priced under the P1-million mark at a price that ranges from Php 876,000 for the MT option to Php 919,000 for the AT option. Moreover, the Avanza E variants’ side turn signal lamps are integrated into the headlamps.

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Toyota Avanza

The 2023 Toyota Avanza is a seven-seater MPV, which is now in its third-generation model. Locally, there are four trims for this MPV. These include the Avanza J 1.3 MT, the Avanza E 1.3 MT, Avanza E 1.3 CVT, and the Avanza G 1.5 CVT. Toyota Avanza 2023 Price Philippines starts at ₱833,000 for the entry-level J 1.3 MT, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Avanza G 1.5 CVT is priced at ₱1,059,000

Under the hood, the new Avanza either gets a 1.3-liter inline-4 gasoline, or a larger 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At max, the 1.3-liter mill can make up to 97 horsepower and 122Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter can produce up to 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque.  

There are two transmissions available to the 2023 Toyota Avanza. Depending on the variant, it either gets a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission with a gear lever manual mode. As of this new third-gen version, the Avanza is now a front-wheel-drive vehicle. 

Size-wise, the new Avanza has a length of 4,395mm, and a width of 1,730mm. The Avanza G comes with the tallest height at 1,700mm. The E meanwhile comes next with its height of 1,690mm, while the J is the shortest at 1,665mm. All comes with a wheelbase length of 2,750mm. 

Locally, the Avanza rivals the likes of the Suzuki Ertiga, Mitsubishi Xpander, Honda BR-V, among others. 

₱ 833,000 - ₱ 1,059,000

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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