Suzuki XL7 vs. the competition

The Suzuki XL7 faces tough competition in the MPV market.

Suzuki XL7 vs. the competition

The Suzuki XL7 has been known for its stylish design, spacious interior, and impressive features. The multipurpose vehicle (MPV) is the perfect companion for both urban adventures and family road trips.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the top competitors of the Suzuki XL7?

    The top competitors of the Suzuki XL7 are the Toyota Rush, the Mitsubishi Xpander, and the Honda BR-V.
  • How much is the Suzuki XL7?

    The Suzuki XL7 is priced at P1.181 million.
  • Powering the XL7 is a robust 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 103 horsepower (hp) and 138 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque. It is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

    Suzuki XL7

    Boasting a seven-seater configuration, the MPV provides ample space for passengers and their cargo. The cabin is equipped with comfortable seating, modern amenities, and user-friendly controls for an enjoyable driving experience.

    Safety features like dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, and rear parking sensors ensure peace of mind for both the driver and passengers.

    The XL7 is priced at P1.181 million.

    With its impressive features, the XL7 is perfect for those looking for a reliable family car, however, in a highly competitive automotive market, it is essential to examine the key competitors that challenge the XL7's market dominance.

    Let’s explore the top three competitors of the Suzuki XL7 — the Toyota Rush, the Mitsubishi Xpander, and the Honda BR-V.

    Toyota Rush

    The Toyota Rush is another popular choice among Filipino families. Its sleek and sporty design catches the eye, while its spacious interior ensures comfort for both the driver and passengers.

    2022 Toyota Rush GR-S

    Under the hood of the Rush is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that produces maximum power of 101 hp and maximum torque of 134 Nm, which are slightly lower than the XL7’s output. However, the Rush offers more transmission options, as it comes in four-speed automatic and five-speed manual variants.

    The Rush has been known for offering a smooth and refined ride. It can accommodate up to seven passengers and comes with multiple airbags, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist control.

    Since the Rush is available in three variants, customers can choose from the budget-friendly base trim which is priced at only P1.012 million. Those eyeing for an upgraded ride can go for the top-of-the-line GR-S variant that retails for P1.196 million.

    Mitsubishi Xpander

    The Mitsubishi Xpander brings a unique blend of styling and functionality to the table, making it an attractive choice for Filipino families.

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    Powering the Xpander is a 1.5-liter MIVEC engine that churns out up to 103 hp and 141 Nm of torque — almost the same figures as that of the XL7. Just like the Rush, the Xpander is also available in four-speed automatic and five-speed manual variants.

    The interior of the Xpander offers a well-designed and comfortable space, with ample room for up to seven occupants and convenient storage compartments. It offers flexible seating configurations, allowing you to easily accommodate passengers or fold down the seats for additional cargo space.

    In terms of safety features, the Xpander is equipped with driver and front-passenger airbags, active stability control, and traction control.

    Pricing for the Xpander ranges from P1.068 million to P1.198 million.

    Honda BR-V

    The Honda BR-V stands out as a strong rival to the XL7. With its sleek design and spacious interior, the BR-V offers a comfortable and stylish ride.

    2023 Honda BR-V

    Underneath its hood is a 1.5-liter petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 119 hp and maximum torque of 145 Nm. The engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, depending on the variant.

    The BR-V features a well-appointed interior and offers ample space, making it a comfortable ride for both driver and passengers. With a host of convenience features and modern technologies, the BR-V ensures an enjoyable driving experience.

    To ensure the highest level of safety, the top-of-the-line variant of the BR-V comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver assistance systems, which includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assist system, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, auto high beam, and lead car departure notification.

    The BR-V is priced from P1.090 million to P1.390 million.

    Verdict

    The Suzuki XL7 faces tough competition in the MPV market. With rivals like the Toyota Rush, Mitsubishi Xpander, and Honda BR-V, buyers have several compelling options to consider. Each of these models offers its unique set of features, pricing, and market presence. When deciding on the ideal family vehicle, it is essential to carefully evaluate factors such as design, performance, interior space, pricing, and overall value.

    Photos from Suzuki Philippines Incorporated, Toyota Motor Philippines, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, and Ruben Manahan IV

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    Seating 8
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    Power Steering Yes
    Yes
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    Air Conditioner Yes
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    Rear A/C Vents Yes
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    Adjustable Seats Yes
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    6-Way Driver & 4-Way Front Passenger
    Yes
    Foldable Rear Seat Yes
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    60:40 Tumble
    Headlamp Type Halogen
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    LED
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
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    Driver Airbag Yes
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    Parking Sensors No
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