10 Of The Best Cars To Bring To Your Road Trip to Baguio

10 Of The Best Cars To Bring To Your Road Trip to Baguio

Baguio City has been a popular tourist destination due to its cool climate, scenic views, and rich culture. It is a perfect place for a road trip, offering a wide range of attractions that cater to every type of traveler. Whether you're a foodie, nature lover, art enthusiast, or adventure seeker, Baguio has something for you.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Do I need an all-wheel/four-wheel drive car for a Baguio road trip?

    While an all-wheel/four-wheel drive car is not necessary for a Baguio road trip, it is highly recommended. This is because the roads in Baguio can be steep and slippery, especially during the rainy season. An all-wheel/four-wheel drive car will provide better traction and stability, making it easier to navigate the roads.
  • Which cars are most suitable for a road trip to Baguio?

    Some of the suitable cars for a road trip to Baguio are Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Honda CR-V, Ford Ranger, Subaru XV, Isuzu mu-X, Nissan Terra, Toyota Innova, Honda BR-V, and Changan CS55 Plus.
  • The city is surrounded by mountains, forests, and waterfalls, making it a scenic drive for any nature lover. It also has a rich culture and history, with various museums and art galleries to explore. Baguio also offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines available in the city's many restaurants and cafes.

    However, not all cars are created equal for the winding and hilly roads of Baguio. We list down the cars that are most suitable for a road trip to Baguio.

    Toyota Fortuner

    Toyota Fortuner GR-S

    The Toyota Fortuner is a popular choice when driving to Baguio because of its power and reliability. It can easily navigate the steep roads and hairpin bends, and its spacious interior provides comfort for long journeys. The Toyota Fortuner also comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense which includes Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert with Yaw Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

    Mitsubishi Montero Sport

    Mitsubishi Montero Sport

    The Mitsubishi Montero Sport is another SUV that can handle the steep roads of Baguio with ease. It also has a comfortable and spacious interior, making it a great choice for families or groups of friends. The Mitsubishi Montero Sport also has safety features such as anti-lock brakes and stability control.

    Honda CR-V

    New Honda CR-V -PH by Ricky Ladia

    The Honda CR-V is another reliable and safe choice for a road trip to Baguio road trips. Its all-wheel drive system provides added traction on steep roads, and its roomy interior ensures comfort for passengers. The Honda CR-V also comes standard with Honda Sensing, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Low Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.

    Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger on the Road SIde

    If you prefer a pickup truck for your Baguio trip, the Ford Ranger is a great choice. It has a powerful engine and can handle the sharp roads with ease. Among the safety features of the Ford Ranger are Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and Lane Centering, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping System, Auto High Beam, and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

    Subaru XV

    2021 Subaru XV Profile Left

    The Subaru XV is another perfect compact SUV for Baguio trips. Its all-wheel drive system gives it more traction on incline roads, and the spacious cabin guarantees passenger comfort. Additionally, the Subaru XV comes with the EyeSight suite of safety technologies, which includes Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

    Isuzu mu-X

    Isuzu mu-X (Photo by Hazel Nicole Carreon) (2)

    The Isuzu mu-X is a dependable and powerful SUV that can easily navigate Baguio's winding roads and twisting turns. The Isuzu mu-X comes standard with Advanced Driver Assist System with Smart Duo Cam, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Turn Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go Functionality, ensuring that every trip is safe and convenient.

    Nissan Terra

    Nissan Terra quarter front close

    The Nissan Terra is a midsize SUV that is also capable of handling Baguio's curving roads and tight curves. The Nissan Terra also offers a roomy interior and comes equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility features such as Intelligent Around View Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Rear View Mirror, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.

    Toyota Innova

    Toyota Innova

    The Toyota Innova is known for its spacious interior that can accommodate up to eight passengers, and its reliability and safety features such as anti-lock brakes, stability control, and hill assist control make it a great choice for your road trip to Baguio.

    Honda BR-V

    2023 Honda BR-V

    The Honda BR-V can also make it to Baguio with ease as the engine capacity of this vehicle is sufficient to climb up steep hills. Moreover, the fuel efficiency of the Honda BR-V ensures that you won't have to stop for frequent refueling on your way to Baguio.

    Changan CS55 Plus

    2022 Changan CS55 Plus

    The powerful turbocharged engine and smooth dual clutch transmission of the Changan CS55 Plus make this crossover SUV a reliable ride for a road trip to Baguio. The Changan CS55 Plus also features a comfortable cabin and comes equipped with Traction Control System, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, and Rollover Mitigation.

    Final thoughts

    Before embarking on a Baguio road trip, it is important to choose a car that will suit the needs of your journey. From engine power to safety features, there are many factors to consider when selecting the right car. Whether you choose to take a leisurely drive or an adventurous road trip, the right car can make all the difference.

    Photos by Dylan Afuang, Toyota Motor Philippines, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, Ricky Ladia, Roy Robles, Hazel Nicole Carreon, Ruben Manahan IV for Carmudi Philippines, and Changan

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