7-seater SUV showdown: Toyota Veloz vs. Suzuki XL7

7-seater SUV showdown: Toyota Veloz vs. Suzuki XL7

Despite being a newcomer in the local sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment, the Toyota Veloz did not fail to please car browsers and buyers with its impressive features.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much is the Toyota Veloz?

    Pricing ranges from P1.185 million to P1.225 million.
  • How much is the Suzuki XL7.

    The Suzuki XL7 is priced at P1.098 million.
  • To see what makes it different from the current SUVs on the market, we compare this new Toyota vehicle to one of the well-known three-row SUVs in the country, the Suzuki XL7.

    Both vehicles feature a robust and sleek exterior that makes them fit for any adventure. The Toyota Veloz is slightly longer, but the Suzuki XL7 is slightly taller.

    These two SUVs are designed with contemporary interiors. Both of them come with a number of cabin compartments where you can conveniently store essential items. Both vehicles also have expandable cargo areas in case you need to bring luggage or other large items.

    Toyota Veloz has an edge in terms of in-car entertainment since its display audio can be connected to a smartphone through Apple Carplay or Android Auto.

    Both vehicles are powered by fuel-efficient 1.5-liter engines. The Toyota Veloz produces a maximum power of 106ps at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 138Nm at 4,200rpm. Meanwhile, the Suzuki XL7's engine generates 101ps at 6,000 rpm and 138Nm of torque at 4,400rpm.

    The Suzuki XL7 is built on the robust Heartect platform, which provides a gently flowing structure that can also improve collision protection.

    To ensure the safety of the passengers, both the Toyota Veloz and the Suzuki XL7 come with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability program (ESP), driver and front passenger airbags, Isofix, and LED high mount stop lamp.

    Adding to the safety technologies of Toyota Veloz are the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features, which includes Pre-collision System (PCS), Automatic High beam (AHB), and Lane Departure Alert (LDA). 

    We further compare the two SUV models on the chart below:

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Veloz V CVT

    Suzuki XL7 GLX AT

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,475

    4,450

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,775

    1,775

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,700

    1,710

    Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)

    190

    200

    Seating Capacity

    Seven

    Seven

    Engine Type

    Four-cylinder, Inline, 16-valve, DOHC with Dual VVT-i

    Four-cylinder, 16-valve K15B

    Displacement (cc)

    1,496

    1,462

    Maximum Power Output (ps/rpm)

    106/6,000

    101/6,000

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    138/4,200

    138/4,400

    Fuel Type

    Gasoline

    Gasoline

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

    43

    45

    Transmission

    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

    Four-speed Automatic Transmission

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring

    Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil Spring

    Brakes

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Discs

    Front: Ventilated Disc

    Rear: Leading and Trailing Drum

    Tires and Wheels

    205/50R17 Alloy

    195/60R16 Polished Alloy

    Spare Tire

    Full Spare Alloy

    Polished Alloy

    Headlamps

    Split-type LED

    With

    Clearance Lamp

    LED with Line Guide

    Without

    Position Lamps

    Without

    With Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

    Front Fog Lamps

    With

    With

    Outside Rear View Mirror

    Power Adjust and Auto Retract, with Welcome Lamp

    Electrical Adjust

    Side Turn Signal Lamp

    With LED Sequential

    With

    Windshield Wiper

    Front: Intermittent

    Rear: Intermittent with Reverse Link

    Front: Two Speed Low/High, Intermittent, with Washer

    Rear: Without

    Rear Window Defogger

    With

    With

    Rear Combination Lamp

    LED

    LED

    Back Door Garnish

    With LED Line Guide

    Chrome

    Rear Spoiler

    With

    Without

    Overfenders

    With

    Without

    Roof Rail

    With

    With

    Antenna

    Fin Type

    Mounted at Front of Roof

    Seat Material

    Fabric + Synthetic Leather

    Fabric

    Seat Type and Adjustment

    Driver: Six-way Manual Adjust

    Front Passenger: Four-way Manual Adjust

    Second Row: 60:40 Tumble, Slide with Long Sofa Mode and Recline

    Third Row: 50:50 Tumble Down and Long Sofa Mode

    Driver: With Height Adjuster and Slide and Recline Function

    Front Passenger: With Slide and Recline Function

    Second Row: Slide and Recline

    Third Row: 50:50 Split Tilt Down-folding

    Instrument Panel

    Two-tone (Black and White)

    Carbon Fiber Pattern

    Economy Meter

    With

    Without

    Steering Column

    Tilt and Telescopic

    Tilt-adjust

    Steering Wheel Material

    Leather

    Leather

    Steering Wheel Switch

    Audio, Multi-information Display, Drive Mode, and PVM

    Audio and Hands-free Phone

    Sun Visors

    Driver: With Ticket Holder

    Front Passenger: With Vanity Mirror and Lamp

    Driver: With

    Front Passenger: With Vanity Mirror

    Parking Brake

    Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold

    With

    Cup Holder

    Front: Two

    Rear: One

    Front: Two

    Rear: Without

    Bottle Holder

    Front: Four

    Rear: Eight

    Front: Two

    Rear: Four

    Illuminated Entry System

    With

    Without

    Keyless Entry

    Smart Entry

    Without

    Ignition System

    Push Start

    Push Start

    Drive Mode Select

    Eco, Normal, and Sport

    Without

    Air-conditioning System

    Front: Auto

    Rear: Manual

    Front: Auto

    Rear: Manual

    Pollen Filter

    Without

    With

    Audio System

    Nine-inch Display Audio

    10-inch Touch Panel Audio

    Smartphone Connectivity

    Apple Carplay and Android Auto

    Without

    Audio System Function

    AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, and Voice Command

    Bluetooth

    Wireless Charger

    With

    Without

    USB Charger

    With

    With

    12V Accessory Outlet

    Two

    Three

    Pre-collision System (PCS)

    With

    Without

    Automatic High beam (AHB)

    With

    Without

    Lane Departure Alert (LDA)

    With

    Without

    Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)

    With

    Without

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

    With

    Without

    SRS Airbags

    Driver, Front Passenger, Side, and Curtain Shield

    Driver and Front Passenger

    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

    With

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

    With

    With

    Hill-start Assist Control (HSA)

    With

    Without

    Hill Hold Control

    Without

    With

    Seatbelts

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner, Force Limiter, and Height Adjuster

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x2) with Two-point Center Lapbelt

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

    Seat Belt Reminder

    With

    With

    Isofix

    With

    With

    High Mount Stop Lamp

    LED

    LED

    Emergency Brake Signal

    With

    Without

    Anti-theft System

    Immobilizer, Indicator, and Alarm

    Immobilizer and Alarm

    Camera

    With Panoramic View Monitor (PVM)

    Rear Parking Camera

    Back Sonar

    With

    With

    Body Colors

    Dark Red Mica Metallic, Black Metallic 1, Purplish Silver Mica Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl Mica

    Brave Khaki Pearl, Rising Orange Pearl Metallic, Magma Gray Metallic, and Snow White Pearl

    PRICE

    P1,225,000

    P1,098,000

     

    Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines, Inc.

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    Toyota Veloz vs Suzuki XL7 Comparison

    Toyota Veloz
    • ₱1.21 - 1.25 Million
    Suzuki XL7
    • ₱1.138 Million
    Veloz vs XL7

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