If there is a love that cannot die, it has to be Filipinos’ love for their families and their MPVs.
Filipinos are naturally family-oriented, so it’s not hard to see why they would be attracted to SUVs and MPVs. Because families of five or more are common in the Philippines, many prospective car buyers are drawn to vehicles that have a wide range of family-friendly amenities and can carry a larger amount of people and luggage. Extended families are quite common here as well, so Filipinos find the low step-in height practical for grandparents. Most of all, families with little bundles of joy will need space to easily ingress and egress without too much hassle.
If you’re on the lookout for an MPV, check out Carmudi’s list of the best MPVs in the Philippines 2017 below.
There is a lot to like about the new Suzuki Ertiga more than its sleek and sophisticated looks. First, its roominess. With a wheelbase of 2,740 mm, seven people can fit inside this MPV and still have 113 liters of space for cargo at the back. Secondly, the Ertiga’s seating versatility. Depending on the variant, the second-row seats have a 60:40 split-folding capability while the third-row seats can 50:50 split-fold for additional space. Lastly, the Ertiga offers a decent amount of standard technological amenities for its top variant like the Android OS infotainment system, keyless entry system, driver and passenger airbags, and six 3-pt. ELR seatbelts plus center lapbelt for the 2nd row seats. Overall, the Suzuki Ertiga is a substantial MPV.
Suzuki Ertiga prices Philippines:
- 2017 Suzuki Ertiga GLX A/T: P918,000
- 2017 Suzuki Ertiga GL A/T: P799,000
- 2017 Suzuki Ertiga GL M/T: P759,000
- 2017 Suzuki Ertiga GA M/T: P665,000
To those looking for a cheaper family-hauler alternative from Toyota, this one is your best bet. Price-wise, the base level trim Avanza is almost P250,000 cheaper than the cheapest Innova available. If you’re particularly worried about its capacity, know that its higher trims can also seat seven like the Innova. Additionally, the Avanza’s second and third-row seats also offer more space for luggage by having a 50:50 split and tumble capability. Although there are differences between the two in terms of size. The Avanza is more like a mini-Innova since the Innova is still bigger in all dimensions. If you can’t afford the Innova, the Avanza is a good alternative for a family car with its affordability, decent features, and performance.
Toyota Avanza price Philippines:
- 2017 Toyota Avanza 1.3 J M/T: P675,000
- 2017 Toyota Avanza 1.3 E M/T: P764,000
- 2017 Toyota Avanza 1.3 E A/T: P807,000
- 2017 Toyota Avanza 1.5 G M/T: P883,000
- 2017 Toyota Avanza 1.5 G A/T: P926,000
Ultimately, the Mobilio does its job as a people carrier with strong points in functionality and practicality. As with other MPVs, the Mobilio is a great choice for large families since it also offers flexible seats for seven. With its third row tumbled, the MPV can give a generous 470 liters of trunk space and 521 liters if it’s folded. Feature-wise, you can get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system for its top-of-the-line variant, while you can get standard safety features like driver and front passenger dual SRS airbags and 3-pt. ELR seatbelts for all trims. Though the best thing about the new Honda Mobilio can be found under the hood, as its 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine and top-spec’s CVT give you a very good driving experience. In a nutshell, the Honda Mobilio offers a decent amount of amenities for its price.
Honda Mobilio prices Philippines:
- 2017 Honda Mobilio E M/T: P822,000
- 2017 Honda Mobilio V CVT: P892,000
- 2017 Honda Mobilio RS Navi CVT: P982,000
Who can forget one of the Philippine’s favorite and best-selling MPVs? For its latest iteration, the new Innova offers a spacious cabin big enough for passengers to relax comfortably during the ride. Due to its dimensional upgrades, the interior is now more spacious with a higher headroom, so taller passengers can finally sit without feeling uncomfortable. Additionally, this MPV doesn’t lack in family-friendly features. The top variants of the Innova get captain seats, seatback tables, engine start/stop button, and automatic climate control. More importantly, the new Innova is also safer with new additional airbags. If you’re looking for the total practical package in a vehicle, the all-new Toyota Innova ticks all the boxes when it comes to your practical needs.
Toyota Innova prices Philippines:
- 2017 Toyota Innova V A/T: P1,445,00
- 2017 Toyota Innova G Dsl A/T: P1,349,000
- 2017 Toyota Innova G Dsl M/T: P1,269,000
- 2017 Toyota Innova E Dsl A/T: P1,222,000
- 2017 Toyota Innova E Gas A/T: P1,120,000
- 2017 Toyota Innova E Dsl M/T: P1,142,000
- 2017 Toyota Innova J Dsl M/T: P1,021,000
Although not very well-known, the Haima V70 1.5 T Deluxe didn’t bag the Best MPV of 2016 without a reason. This Italian-designed MPV offers a decent amount of amenities for just a little more than 1 million pesos.
For its price, there are several luxurious features that are perfect for family use. Aside from a leather steering wheel and imitation leather seats, parents will appreciate the 8-inch multifunction LCD touch screen for entertainment purposes and the ISOFIX system in the second row for their kids. Additionally, the V70 is equipped with power windows, sliding second row seats, and 5/5 folding third row seats for convenience. If you’re dubious, know that the driver and front passenger airbags, cruise control, hill start assist System, traction control system, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, and electronic stability program are some of the safety features it’s equipped with. What sets it apart from the other trim of the model are the power sunroof, anti-key self-locking function, and electric steering column lock. Truly, this MPV is the epitome of “affordable luxury.”
Haima V70 price Philippines:
- 2017 Haima V70 1.5L Deluxe A/T: P1,099,000
This one is a front-runner, if we’re talking about its image, that is. With a longer and sleeker look, undoubtedly, Carens’ design language appeals to the eyes. But what’s more to love about the Kia Carens aside from its appearance? Its practical seating versatility and 1.7-liter engine of course! Linked to six-speed automatic and manual transmissions, these make the Carens fun to drive. Any variant of the Carens also has a 60:40 split, sliding, and flat-folding second-row and a third-row that can fold flat and split 50:50, so there’s more option for utility. Need more space for the luggage? Just fold the third-row down. If there are more passengers, this one has an available seven-seating capacity, although adults may admittedly be uncomfortable at the back.
The Carens has a nice set of features, as well. For the highest level trim, you can get a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic aircon, active eco, bluetooth and iPod-ready speakers, 10-way seats with lumbar support and cushion extension, full leather seats, rain sensor, Electronic Stability Program, and dual airbags.
Kia Carens price Philippines:
- 2017 Kia Carens 1.7 LX 5-seater: P1,195,000
- 2017 Kia Carens 1.7 LX 7-seater: P1,270,000
- 2017 Kia Carens 1.7 EX 7-seater: P1,525,000
Refined and clean-looking, the Touran is another great choice for driving on our streets. Design-wise, it isn’t as stylish as the Carens or 5008, but rest assured that your passengers will stay comfortable and safe during your journey. Aside from premium quality materials, the Touran is equipped with a lot of convenient amenities inside to deliver a good experience for your passengers. They’ll never get bored with the RCD 310 entertainment system with eight speakers. Additionally, they can also make use of the tumbling second-row seats and fold down third-row seats to fit their luggage in. On the other hand, Volkswagen doesn’t skimp on safety features, either, as this one comes with driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, standard Electronic Stability Program with anti-slip regulation and Electronic Differential Lock, ISOFIX, and Park Distance Control with rear sensors.
Volkswagen Touran price Philippines:
- 2017 Volkswagen Touran Comfortline 2.0 TDI DSG: P1,775,000
- 2017 Volkswagen Touran Highline 2.0 TDI DSG: P1,989,000
The Honda Odyssey is the Car and Truck of the Year Philippines Awards Night winner of the Premium MPV of the Year category. Need we say more? What we liked about the Odyssey is that it comes with a nice set of features for its price. The 8-seater is especially a bang for the buck, although with some features removed compared to the other trim. Admittedly, you might miss the leather seats, the power sliding door for the driver side, and the 9-inch rear entertainment system.
Even so, the Odyssey EX 8-seater still shares some luxurious features with its 7-seater counterpart aside from the generous 351 liters of luggage space behind the third row and the 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine with Earth Dreams Technology. The 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth connectivity is still present, as well as the power windows and door locks, reverse camera, and the fold-flat third row magic seats. In terms of safety, the features installed remains unchanged compared to the 7-seater trim.
Honda Odyssey price Philippines:
- 2017 Honda Odyssey EX CVT: P1,953,000
Kia Grand Carnival
The Kia Grand Carnival is as grand as its name suggests, but it’s not exactly cheap. For a cheaper alternative, consider its new 11-seater variant released last year. Albeit with less luxurious features like sun roof, leather seats, smart power tailgate, parking assist system, and push start/stop button, the new 11-seater Grand Carnival still has some amenities that you would appreciate having.
Entrance and exit is made easier with just a switch of the power side door feature. On the other hand, those with young’uns will appreciate the stainless technology cloth replacing the leather seat material, as this special type of cloth will make stains and accidental spills easier to clean. Most of all, the 11-seater variant also has the seating versatility its sibling is known to have, so you can easily arrange the seats to fit your cargo.
Kia Grand Carnival prices Philippines:
- 2017 Kia Grand Carnival 2.2 LX 11-Seater: P1,995,000
As far as looks go, the Peugeot 5008 is pretty far ahead. This one opts more for a curvy look with its impressive use of lines and details, and yet it’s as elegant as the French come. Truly, the 5008 can be likened to an elegant curvy woman during the Renaissance period in medieval Europe, making exterior styling its strongest point.
More than its looks, what you’ll like about this MPV is that it offers enough amenities to make every trip with your family bearable. Convenient features inside that your passengers will appreciate include multifunctional head-up display, automatic dual zone air conditioning, rear window sunshades, multicolor LCD entertainment system, leather seats, and panoramic sunroof with tinted glass. On the other hand, the 5008 comes with six airbags and standard assistive systems like Electronic Stability Program, ABS, parking camera and sensor, electric child lock, and standard seatbelt indicator warning. Performance-wise, with its 163 hp 2.0-liter diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, this is a car that you’ll absolutely enjoy driving.
Peugeot 5008 price Philippines:
- 2017 Peugeot 5008 Allure: from P2,190,000