9 reasons why Isuzu MU-X is one of the most favorite SUVs in the Philippines

Jun 19, 2017 | Same topic: Car owners speak up
These might be small details yet we believe they are significant enough to make the Isuzu MU-X be one of the best-selling vehicles in the Philippines.

Let’s find out what Filipino drivers love about this 7-seat SUV from Isuzu.

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1. Fuel economy

It goes without saying that one of the most outstanding features of the Isuzu MU-X is its fuel efficiency. According to some test runs, it can travel 9km per liter in city with an average speed of 16km/h and 15km per liter when driven on highway conditions. These numbers are quite impressive for a mid-size SUV which is able to fit up to 7 people and carry a considerable amount of luggage at the back.


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2. Comfortable seats

Interior of the Isuzu MU-X
The MU-X seats remain comfy even after a couple of hours on the road

We know you can’t agree more with this pleasing feature. Unlike its aggressive and sporty appearance, the Isuzu MU-X offers comfortable seats which still remains comfy to both driver and passengers even after a couple of hours on the road. The second row can fit three adults comfortably while the third row isn’t as big but it’s still good for two adults or three kids.

3. Generous cargo space

When it comes to cargo flexibility, the 7-seater allows the third row seats to be folded flat when not in use so that it can release more space. This feature is particularly useful for weekend adventure or long range holiday travel which usually requires a decent room for luggage.

Cargo space of the Isuzu MU-X when the third row folded flat
The Isuzu MU-X offers generous and flexible cargo space

4. Smooth everyday ride

Isuzu MU-X plying on street
In spite of its big size, the vehicle is still able to pilot through traffic easily

The replacement of a ute’s leaf springs by a multilink coil suspension has added more improvements to the ride of the vehicle. It is quite a pleasant surprise that such car supposed to handle tough terrain can bring really smooth daily driving experience. Poor road conditions such as potholes and cracked surface are no big problem to the MU-X. In spite of its big size, the vehicle is still able to pilot through traffic easily. This is why the Isuzu MU-X is definitely an ideal choice for a driver who is looking for a reliable car that not only can accompany him or her through rough roads but also bring relaxing everyday ride.

5. Easy parking

Shorter wheelbase has made it a lot easier to drive the MU-X in small spots or parking lots, not to mention its big mirrors, reverse sensors and standard rear-view camera. In comparison with Trailblazer, the Isuzu MU-X has a lower nose, which also helps deliver more comfortable parking experiences to driver.

6. Respectable off-road performance

Isuzu MU-X running through water
Isuzu MU-X is a capable off-roader

Although the engine is a bit noisy (which comes as no surprise for a diesel) and vibrational, it is still a capable off-roader. Powered by a 3.0L four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, high-clearance and rear-wheel drive, the Isuzu MU-X is truly a robust partner, particularly for difficult roads with obstacles such as big rocks or large humps. Its body is based on a ladder frame chassis supported by four-wheel driving fans, which plays as a steel skeleton allowing a good level of rigidity and torsional strength for the vehicle. Drive can be converted from two to four wheels with a high and low range.

7. Beautifully and smartly designed gauges

If you own or ever drive an Isuzu MU-X and happen to be a detail-oriented person, you would agree with us that the manufacturer has equipped it with beautifully and smartly designed gauges. This is partly thanks to the LED backlight effect but mainly it is the spotlight shining on them at night that creates the illusion that the digits are carved in metal. It is also worth mentioning here the nice shade of red released from all the control lights when driven at nighttime.


Gauge of the Isuzu MU-X
The manufacturer has equipped MU-X with beautifully and smartly designed gauges

8. Entertaining overhead-mounted 10-inch screen

a 10-inch screen mounted on the ceiling of the Isuzu MU-x
A 10-inch screen mounted on the ceiling and a sound system two speakers in the roof are available as standard for the top-of-the-line variants

A 10-inch screen mounted on the ceiling and a great sound system two speakers in the roof (available as standard for the top-of-the-line variants) have given both the second and the third-row passengers a cinematic experience. Riders will find this feature especially entertaining during long trip or traffic congestion.

9. Reasonable price

Isuzu MU-X on road
The 7-seat SUV of Isuzu comes with a four wheel drive while most competitors can only offer a two wheel drive

Priced from P1,268,000 to P1,838,000, the brand-new Isuzu MU-X offers a lot more than what most of its rivals could do. At this price range, the 7-seat SUV of Isuzu comes with a four wheel drive while most competitors can only offer a two wheel drive. Not to mention those plus points listed above, the MU-X is indeed an appealing purchase to Filipinos motorists who are in search of a powerfully built vehicle to take them to places that only a serious off-road partner could handle.

Please check the table below for the latest Isuzu MU-X 2017 prices in the Philippines:    

Variants Fuel Type Transmission Price
Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS 4X2 MT Diesel Manual ₱1,268,000
Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS 4X2 MT (Silky Pearl White) Diesel Manual ₱1,278,000
Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS-A 4x2 MT Diesel Manual ₱1,378,000
Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS-A 4x2 MT (Silky Pearl White) Diesel Manual ₱1,388,000
Isuzu mu-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT Diesel Automatic ₱1,508,000
Isuzu mu-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT (Silky Pearl White) Diesel Automatic ₱1,518,000
Isuzu mu-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT (Black Series) Diesel Automatic ₱1,548,000
Isuzu mu-X 3.0 LS-A 4x4 AT Diesel Automatic ₱1,788,000
Isuzu mu-X 3.0 LS-A 4x4 AT (Silky Pearl White) Diesel Automatic ₱1,798,000
Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS-A 4x4 AT Diesel Automatic ₱1,828,000
Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS-A 4x4 AT (Silky Pearly White) Diesel Automatic ₱1,838,000