5 of the most searched for MPV models in ZigWheels PH

5 of the most searched for MPV models in ZigWheels PH

MPVs are commonly used as family vehicles because of the functional space that they offer. It is also a good choice for those who love going on long-distance trips, as it provides the comfort, versatility, and safety needed when traveling.


  • What are the five most searched MPV models in ZigWheels Philippines?

    The five most searched MPV models in ZigWheels Philippines are Toyota Innova, Toyota Avanza, Suzuki Ertiga, Mitsubishi Xpander, and Suzuki XL7.
  • What makes the MPVs popular among Filipinos?

    MPVs are commonly used as family vehicles because of the functional space that they offer.
  • We take a look at the five most searched brand-new MPV models on ZigWheels Philippines and see what makes them popular among our readers.

    Toyota Innova

    Toyota Innova is arguably the most popular MPV in the Philippines. It is proudly made at the production plant of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Since it was introduced in the country in 2005, the Innova has undergone numerous improvements and innovations.

    Toyota Innova is powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine that produces 174 hp and 360 Nm of torque. The driver can select between two drive modes: Eco and Power.

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    The Innova comes in six variants: V AT, G AT, G MT, E DSL AT, E DSL MT, and J MT.

    Toyota Innova features a dynamic front grille and striking side turn signal lamps that provide a bold and sporty impression. The V grade offers improved visibility, as it comes with LED headlamps, LED front fog lamps, and daytime running lights. Meanwhile, the rear combination lamps on the V and G grades are accentuated by a black outline redesign. 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted on the V variant, while 16-inch alloy rims are included on the G and E variants. The J variant, on the other hand, comes with 16-inch steel rims.

    The Innova also comes with smart technologies that enhance the in-cabin comfort and convenience. The V grade comes with a Smart Entry system, allowing easier access to the cabin. The Innova’s infotainment system can be connected to a smart device through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Audio controls are also built into the steering wheel, allowing the driver to manage the playlist while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

    Another V-exclusive feature is the premium captain seats  on the second row. The V grade can accommodate up to seven people, while the other variants can seat eight people.

    The top variant is also equipped with SRS airbags for the driver, the driver’s knees, the front passenger, and on the side and curtain. All variants come with three-point ELR seatbelts, anti-lock brake system with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist control. The V and G grades come with additional driver assistance features such as reverse camera and clearance back sonars.

    The Innova upholds its reputation as a family-friendly vehicle by including child restraint system features like Isofix and tether anchors.

    The Innova comes in seven color variants: White Pearl Crystal Shine, Blackish Red Mica, Silver Metallic 1, Super White II, Alumina Jade Metallic, Black 1, and Red Mica Metallic.

    Pricing for the Toyota Innova ranges from P1.186 million to P1.774 million.

    Toyota Avanza

    The Avanza, which made its Philippine debut in 2006, has established itself as a hallmark of versatility and reliability that is ideal for Filipinos’ mobility needs. This MPV can accommodate seven people with extra space for luggage and other essentials.

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    The third generation of the Toyota Avanza was launched last March. TMP describes the 2022 Avanza as the MPV that is “fit for the fam, guaranteed to bring the joy of driving and more happiness on the road.”

    The Avanza comes in four variants: G CVT, E CVT, E MT, and J MT.

    Toyota Avanza features a “sleek and active” look, with a trapezoidal Material Black front grille, split-type LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, and pronounced character lines. The G variant is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, the E variant has 15-inch alloy, while the J variant is fitted with 15-inch steel.

    The seats can be configured into a Long Sofa Mode, wherein the first-row seats can either fold back to meet the second-row, or the second-row seats can fold forward to provide a footrest for the third-row passengers.

    Additional convenience is provided by the Avanza’s push start button system, 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display, and auto-fold side mirrors.

    The Avanza is also equipped with an eight-inch display audio. Similar to the Innova, the Avanza’s audio system can also be connected to a smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Other audio functions include AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, and USB. The Avanza is equipped with four speakers.

    Avanza’s 1.5- and 1.3-liter engines, combined with the new front-wheel drive platform, deliver excellent fuel efficiency.

    To ensure safety on the road, the Avanza comes standard with advanced safety features such as blind spot monitor (BSM) and rear cross traffic alert (RCTA).

    The Avanza comes in six body colors: Greenish Gun Metal Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic 4, Black Metallic 1, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Black Metallic 1, and White 2.

    Pricing for the Toyota Avanza ranges from P813,000 to P1.039 million.

    Suzuki Ertiga

    Suzuki Ertiga is elegantly designed to make a strong statement. It features a tall and wide nose, a defined shoulder line, deep curves, and an aerodynamic body.

    Suzuki Ertiga

    The Ertiga is also equipped with stylish headlamps, large rear combination lamps, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

    The Ertiga features a sophisticated black interior that gives the vehicle a luxurious impression. Its spacious cabin, furnished with fully adjustable seats, is perfect for the whole family.

    Among the Ertiga’s interior highlights are the D-shaped steering wheel and the eight-inch multimedia audio touchscreen.

    What makes the Suzuki Ertiga perfect for long-distance family trips are the convenience features such as USB port, accessory sockets, seat height adjuster, and bottle holder.

    The cargo space can carry up to 153 liters of luggage if the third-row seats are raised and up to 550 liters of luggage if the third-row seats are folded.

    Under the Ertiga’s hood is a 1.5-liter K15B engine that produces 103 hp and 138 Nm of torque. It comes in four-speed automatic and five-speed manual variants.

    The Ertiga’s compact petrol engine delivers spirited response and excellent fuel efficiency. It produces minimal noise and vibration, providing a smoother ride.

    In order to improve driving performance, the Ertiga is built on the light and rigid Heartect platform, which provides a smoothly curving frame that is more integrated and rigid. It also helps in improving fuel efficiency by reducing weight.

    Ertiga's outstanding aerodynamics were achieved through computer-aided engineering and wind tunnel testing.

    The Ertiga was built with Suzuki’s advanced Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) body, which effectively minimizes damage in the event of a collision. The front end is specially designed to reduce head and leg injuries in case of a collision with a pedestrian.

    The Ertiga comes in seven body colors: Magma Gray Metallic, Burgundy Red Pearl, Brave Khaki Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Radiant Pearl Red, and Prime Cool Black.

    Pricing for the Suzuki Ertiga ranges from P853,000 to P1.003 million.

    Mitsubishi Xpander

    Mitsubishi’s best-selling model, the Xpander, just got its latest iteration last May. 

    The new Xpander features a sporty, head-turner exterior styling accentuated by Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield front face that exudes power. It is equipped with new T-shaped headlamps, LED combination tail lamp, electric folding side mirrors, and two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels.

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    The Xpander’s interior features an ergonomic design with premium materials. The second row comes with a foldable large center armrest, giving the occupants captain-like seats. The armrest now comes with cup holders, but if it is raised, the second row can accommodate three occupants.

    There are also numerous storage spaces inside the cabin, making the Xpander perfect for daily drives. There are side door bottle holders, seat pockets, storage for wet items, and front seat under tray. The center armrest also comes with a tissue holder.

    The Xpander is also equipped with a Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

    The Xpander is powered by a 1.5-liter MIVEC engine that produces 103 hp and 141 Nm of torque. The engine delivers a powerful performance with less fuel consumption.

    The engine is mated to a dependable four-speed automatic transmission that distributes power to the wheels while maximizing fuel economy.

    The Xpander is the only model in its class with cruise control, a feature that makes it easier to maintain speed even when the driver releases their foot from the accelerator. This, together with the electronic parking brake, helps reduce driver fatigue.

    To ensure stability on slippery surfaces, the Xpander comes with active stability control (ASC), which automatically adjusts engine output and applies braking force at the wheels if they lose their grip.

    Another advanced safety feature is the emergency stop signal (ESS) system that automatically flashes the hazard lights if the driver brakes hard to warn vehicles behind. This helps reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.

    The Xpander features Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body. Crumple zones, which are energy-absorbing portions built into this engineering design, absorb energy in the event of collisions. This also provides added protection to the occupants. Damage is reduced since force is safely directed away from the cabin and distributed throughout the RISE body instead.

    The Xpander comes in five color options: Blade Silver Metallic, Graphite Gray, Quartz White Pearl, Red Metallic, and Jet Black Mica.

    Pricing for the Mitsubishi Xpander ranges from P1.05 million to P1.18 million.

    Suzuki XL7

    Although the Suzuki XL7 features crossover design elements, the fact that it is based on the Suzuki Ertiga makes it an MPV.


    Suzuki XL7 is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine generates 99 hp and 138 Nm of torque.

    On the inside, the Suzuki XL7 is equipped with a 10-inch touch panel audio with Bluetooth function, keyless push start system, automatic air-conditioning system, heater, and pollen filter.

    In terms of safety features, the Suzuki XL7 is equipped with SRS dual front airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), high-mount LED stop lamp, and rear parking sensors.

    The XL7 comes in four color options: Brave Khaki Pearl, Rising Orange Pearl Metallic, Magma Gray Metallic, and Snow White Pearl.

    The Suzuki XL7 is priced at P1.138 million.

    Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines Inc., and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation

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