With most COVID-19 restrictions starting to ease up, more and more companies are mandating their employees to work back to office after almost two years of resorting to the work-from-home arrangement. With this change, some may find it difficult to commute again. Finding the best and affordable cars might be in your mind right now if you’re one of those having that dilemma. Here are some of the suggested auto mobiles that are under one million pesos.
1. Toyota Raize
Toyota Raize has been a recent hit among car enthusiasts because of its sleek design and spacious interior. It’s easy to drive platform has also been praised by car critics, noting its flexibility in urban and rural driving. With a powerful CVT engine, Raize is a serious contender for those who want a decent vehicle, either for work or leisure.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P746,000 – P1.031 million
Available Variants: Toyota Raize 1.2 E MT, Toyota Raize 1.2 E CVT, Toyota Raize 1.2 G CVT
2. Toyota Vios
The Vios has been a staple in many Philippine roads, and you got to hand it to this model because of its reliability and durability. With many variants to choose from, the Vios is certainly a good car to choose if this is your starting car. Newer models are noted for being significant improvements over older models without compromising its overall quality.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P681,000 – P1.02 million
Available Variants: Toyota Vios 1.3 J MT, Toyota Vios 1.3 E MT, Toyota Vios 1.3 E CVT, Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT, Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT
3. Honda Brio
Known for its sleek and chic design, the Honda Brio is Honda’s entry-level offering, perfect for newbie drivers. The latest small hatchback features smaller exterior proportions. But make no mistake, the deceptively large cabin inside is a great surprise for those who have chosen it as their starting car.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P601,000 – P735,000
Available Variants: Honda Brio RS CVT, Honda Brio RS Black Top CVT
4. Kia Stonic
With an exterior design that has bagged many awards, taking one look at Kia Stonic proves that it was worthy to win such awards. Its modern and sleek design is perfect for any city-body who choose to fit in, either in a corporate setup or just want to gallivant around the city. Stylish, elegant and classy, the Stonic has a competitive engine that would stand out among the listed here.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P765,000 – P955,000
Available Variants: Kia Stonic LX MT, Kia Stonic LX AT, Kia Stonic EX AT
5. Honda City
The Honda City is a classic when it comes to subcompact cars, with production that began as early as 1981. Today, the city is still roving around the Philippine roads, with newer models managing to impress and stand out among the rest. The Japanese technology incorporated in modern Honda City models prove to be a good factor for newbies in buying this one.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P848,000 – P1.058 million
Available Variants: Honda City 1.5 S MT, Honda City 1.5 V CVT, Honda City 1.5 S CVT
6. Toyota Wigo
Known as the trusted and ultimate starting car for many Filipinos, settling for a Wigo never fails as it is budget-friendly yet with a very durable and reliable overall design. Known for its simplicity and convenience, the Toyota Wigo is a good purchase especially if this is your first car purchase.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P568,000 – P700,000
Available Variants: Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD S AT
7. Suzuki Ertiga
A seven-seater MPV with an affordable price, some say that settling for an Ertiga is definitely a steal especially for families with kids. Many consider Suzuki Ertiga as a decent choice for the modern Filipino family who can afford to buy a car – dropping the kids to school and going to work on one trip.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P763,000 – P923,000
Available Variants: Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GA MT, Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GL MT, Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GL AT
8. Geely Coolray
With a design that shouts confidence, intelligence and fashionable, the Geely Coolray is definitely here to bring back the fun in driving. Geely has employed over 500 people working on design from all over the world in five key studios: Shanghai, Coventry, Gothenburg, Barcelona and California, not to mention their technology matches this intricate design in terms of efficiency.
Suggested Retail Price Range: P978,000 – P1.197 million
Available Variants: Geely Coolray Comfort, Geely Coolray Premium, Geely Coolray Sport
Note: SRP ranges are taken from zigwheels.ph