Battle of the workhorses: Kia K2500 vs. Isuzu Traviz

Both the K2500 and the Traviz are solid contenders in the local commercial vehicle market.

Battle of the workhorses: Kia K2500 vs. Isuzu Traviz

The Kia K2500 and the Isuzu Traviz are two popular commercial vehicles, offering versatility and reliability for various business and personal needs.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the body options for the Kia K2500?

    The K2500 is available in five body configurations: Single Cab and Chassis, Closed Van, Kargo, Single Cab Dropside, and Double Cab Dropside.
  • What are the body configurations available for the Isuzu Traviz?

    The Traviz is available in four body applications: Utility Van, Dropside Truck, Aluminum Van, and Refrigerated Van.
  • Let’s compare the features and performance of these two reliable workhorses.

    Exterior

    While the K2500 may not turn heads with its looks, it exudes a certain rugged charm. Its boxy shape and muscular lines give it a no-nonsense appeal, reflecting its practical nature.

    Kia K2500

    The Traviz also features utilitarian yet sleek and streamlined design, making it reliable on city streets as it is on the job site.

    Isuzu Traviz

    We give this round a tie since both vehicles feature practical designs that meet the requirements of various businesses.

    Interior

    When it comes to interior comfort, the K2500 and Traviz strive to provide a pleasant driving experience. Both vehicles offer spacious cabins that accommodate passengers comfortably.

    The K2500 comes with folding bench type vinyl seats, manual air-conditioning system, and two speakers.

    Kia K2500

    Meanwhile, the Traviz has a tuner radio with two speakers, a reverse warning buzzer, and an optional air-conditioning system.

    Since both commercial vehicles offer a comfortable cabin for both the driver and the passengers, we give this round another tie.

    Engine

    Powering the K2500 is a 2.5-liter intercooled turbocharged engine that churns out up to 128 horsepower (hp) and 255 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

    Kia K2500

    On the other hand, the Traviz is equipped with a 2.5-liter diesel engine that delivers 76 hp and 176.50 Nm of torque. Its engine is also mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

    Isuzu Traviz

    We give this round to the K2500 since it produces higher output compared to the Traviz.

    Body options and pricing

    The K2500 is available in five body configurations: Single Cab and Chassis, Closed Van, Kargo, Single Cab Dropside, and Double Cab Dropside. Its pricing ranges from P1.02 million to P1.210 million.

    Kia K2500

    On the other hand, the Traviz is available in only four body applications: Utility Van, Dropside Truck, Aluminum Van, and Refrigerated Van. It is priced from P987,000 to P1.047 million.

    Isuzu Traviz

    Although it is priced higher, the K2500 wins this round as it is available in more body options, making it suitable for a wider range of businesses.

    Verdict

    The Kia K2500 is the clear winner of this commercial vehicle battle. With its comfortable interior, powerful performance, and wide range of body configurations, the K2500 is guaranteed to serve your business well.

    However, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative that still gives a reliable performance and ensures durability, then you can go for the trusty Traviz.

    Whichever option you choose, both the K2500 and the Traviz are solid contenders in the local commercial vehicle market.

    Photos from Kia Philippines and Isuzu Philippines

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    Torque 343 Nm
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