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Battle of affordable SUVs: Suzuki XL7 vs. Toyota Rush

Battle of affordable SUVs: Suzuki XL7 vs. Toyota Rush

As a newcomer in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) scene in the country, the Suzuki XL7 did not fail to give a good impression to car browsers and buyers as it is well-equipped with outstanding features.

To see if this recently launched Suzuki vehicle measures up with the current SUVs in the Philippine market, we compare it to one of the best-sellers in this category: the Toyota Rush.

Although these two SUVs are produced by two different Japanese car brands, the Suzuki XL7 and Toyota Rush have very similar attributes.

Both vehicles sport a muscular and polished look that makes them ready to take action in any adventure. When it comes to dimensions, the Suzuki XL7 is a little bit bigger. The Toyota Rush is available in six bold colors, while the Suzuki XL7 comes in five body hues.

These two SUVs boasts modern interior features. They are equipped with numerous cabin compartments where you can conveniently store your handy essentials. Both vehicles also provide expandable cargo space if ever you need to bring more cargo along.

When it comes to entertainment, the Suzuki XL7 offers a more advanced audio system which is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

As for performance, both vehicles use fuel-efficient 1.5-liter engines. The Suzuki XL7 delivers a maximum power output of 103hp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 138Nm at 4,400rpm. Meanwhile, the engine of Toyota Rush produces an output of up to 102hp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of up to 134Nm at 4,200 rpm.

To heighten the Suzuki XL7’s performance on the road, it is constructed with a firm Heartect platform which gives it a smoothly curving frame that is also capable of enhancing collision protection.

To guarantee the safety of the occupants, both the Suzuki XL7 and Toyota Rush are both equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) function. Adding to Suzuki XL7’s safety technologies are the electronic stability program (ESP), hill hold control, and rear parking sensors. On the other hand, the Toyota Rush has a vehicle stability control feature which comes with traction control, hill start assist, and emergency stop signal.

In the chart below, we compare the Suzuki XL7 with the top trim of Toyota Rush.

SPECIFICATIONS

Suzuki XL7 GLX AT

Toyota Rush 1.5 G AT

Overall Length (mm)

4,450

4,435

Overall Width (mm)

1,775

1,695

Overall Height (mm)

1,710

1,705

Wheelbase (mm)

2,740

2,685

Tread (mm)

Front: 1,515

Rear: 1,530

Front: 1,445

Rear: 1,460

Ground Clearance (mm)

200

220

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)

1,730

1,870

Minimum Turning Radius (m)

5.2

5.2

Seating Capacity

7

7

Engine Model

K15B

2NR-VE

Number of Cylinders

4

4

Number of Valves

16

16

Displacement (cc)

1,462

1,496

Bore and Stroke (mm)

74.0 x 85.0

72.5 x 90.6

Compression Ratio

10.5

11.5 : 1

Maximum Output (hp / rpm)

103 / 6,000

102 / 6,000

Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

138 / 4,400

134 / 4,200

Fuel Supply System

Multipoint Injection

Electric Fuel Injection (EFI)

Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters)

45

45

Transmission

Four -speed automatic transmission

Four-speed Automatic (Gate Type) Transmission

Suspension

Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring

Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil Spring

Front: MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer

Rear: Axle Type with Five-link

Brakes

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Drum, Leading and Trailing

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Drum, Leading and Trailing

Tires

195 / 60 R16

215 / 60 R17

Wheels

16-inch Polished Alloy

17-inch x 6-1/2J Alloy

Headlamps

With

LED with Line Guide

Front Grille

Black with Chrome

Chrome

Front Foglamps

With

With

Antenna

Mounted at Front of Roof

Fin Type

Rear Combination Lamps

LED Type

LED with Line Guide

Roof Rail

With

With

High Mount Stop Lamp

LED Type

LED Type

Instrument Panel Ornament

Carbon Fiber Patterned

Two-tone with Chrome

Steering Wheel Material

Three-spoke Leather

Three-spoke Leather

Steering Wheel Switch

Audio and Phone

Audio and Telephone

Accessory Outlet

Three

Three

Seat Upholstery Material

Fabric

Fabric

Driver Seat

Sliding, Reclining, and Height Adjust

Sliding, Reclining, and Height Adjust

Front Passenger Seat

Sliding, Reclining, and Height Adjust

Sliding and Reclining

Second Row Seats

60:40 Split Single-folding

60:40 Split, One-touch Tumble, Slide

Third Row Seats

50:50 Split Tilt Down Folding

50:50 Split Tumble

Rear Head Restraints

Second Row (x2) and Third Row (x2)

Second Row (x3) and Third Row (x2)

Air Conditioning

Front: Automatic

Rear: Manual

Front: Automatic

Rear: Blower

Pollen Filter

With

Without

Push Start System

With

With

Audio System

10-inch Touch Panel Audio Display with Bluetooth and USB Connectivity

Seven-inch Touch Screen Display Audio with CD / MP3, AUX, Bluetooth, and Weblink Connectivity for iOS / Android

Speakers

Four, with Front Tweeters

Eight

Seatbelt Warning

Driver and Front Passenger (Lamp and Alarm)

Driver, Front and Rear Passengers (Lamp and Buzzer)

Fuel Level Warning

With

With

Door Ajar Reminder

With

With

Key Remind Warning

With

With

Back Sonar

Without

With

Rear Parking Camera

With

With

SRS Airbags

Driver and Front Passenger

Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, and Curtain Shield

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

With Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Function

With Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Function

Seatbelts

Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner, Force Limiter and Height Adjuster (x2)

Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3), Center Two-point Lapbelt

Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter (x2)

Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

Child Lock Protection

Rear Door

Rear Door

Isofix Child Seat Anchorages

With

With

Child Seat Tether Anchorages

With

With

Immobilizer

With

With

Side Impact Door Beams

With

Without

AT Shift Lock / Key Interlock

With

Without

Rear Parking Sensors

With

Without

Remote-control Door Lock

With Hazard Lamp Answerback Function

Smart Entry

Available Body Colors

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

Silver Mica Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Bronze Mica Metallic, Bordeaux Mica Metallic, White, and Black Metallic 1

Price

P1,073,000

P1,100,000

 

Photos from Suzuki Philippines and Toyota Motor Philippines

 

Suzuki XL7 vs Toyota Rush Comparison

Suzuki XL7
  • ₱1.073 Million
Toyota Rush
  • ₱983,000 - ₱1.1 Million
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