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Top 5 SUVs under PHP 4 million

  • Jun 19, 2018
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MANILASports Utility Vehicle, or SUV in short, is the latest trend. Earlier SUVs had a boxy design. They were large metal bodies just made to stuff as many people or things inside it as possible. But not anymore, cause with the latest developments in various fields, SUVs have become modern, they look fantastic and they have a plethora of features to offer. Also their design has evolved to be more aerodynamic in nature, and they have become a much safer means of transport. Today, there are a number of SUVs available in the market that one can buy. Here are the top 5 SUVs that you should look at under PHP 4 million.


1- Toyota Fortuner




Toyota Fortuner



Available in the price range of PHP 1.59 million to PHP 2.24 million, the Toyota Fortuner is the most affordable entry in our list. We had to include this one because, over the years of its existence, it has displayed ruggedness, reliability, and performance - the three primary aspects which Toyota is known for.


The Fortuner has got its fair share of upgrades and the latest model is really a looker. From every angle it looks muscular and tough. It is a massive SUV, and it leaves its footprint everywhere it goes. There are 7 variants of the Fortuner with 3 engine options - a 2.7-litre petrol that produces 163 hp and 245 Nm of torque, a 2.4-litre diesel engine with 147 hp on tap and 400 Nm of torque, and a 2.8-liter diesel engine, which is the most powerful in the lot, that has 174 hp of power and 450 Nm of torque. Toyota has provided the option of choosing a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission and of course, that will depend on which variant you are going for.


There are 7 color options - Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Freedom White, Grey Metallic, Avant Garde Bronze, Attitude Black Mica and Phantom Brown Metallic - in which the Fortuner is available. If you are in the market looking for a reliable and premium SUV without spending a fortune, then the Toyota Fortuner is the best choice for you.


2- Ford Explorer




Ford Explorer



An SUV from the house of Ford implies good looks, powerful engine, and latest features. The Explorer is all those and a bit more. Its massive stance, bold looks, and wide body demand instant attention and respect. It is the front of the Explorer that depicts a SUV attitude the most and the LED DRLs just enhance that character. Looking all mean and tough from the outside, the Explorer is just the opposite from the inside. Be it the hustle-bustle of city traffic or the rocky terrain of the mountains, the luxurious interior will cocoon you in comfort from the environment outside.


Under the hood of the Ford Explorer is a massive 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine that has been tuned to churn out 370 PS of power at 5,000 revs and 475 Nm of torque at 3,000 revs. You also have an option of going with a less powerful 2.3L EcoBoost engine which produces 274 PS at 6,500 revs and 408 Nm at 3,000 revs.


Available in three color options - Tuxedo Black, White Platinum, and Magnetic - the price of the Ford Explorer starts from PHP 2.75 million and goes all the way up to PHP 3.12 million.


3- Toyota Land Cruiser Prado




Toyota Land Cruiser Prado



This SUV in our list probably does not need an introduction. The Land Cruiser Prado is one of the most capable off-road SUVs that we recommend. There are two engine options available for this mighty SUV. The first one is a 3.0L diesel unit that produces 163 PS of peak power at 3,400 revs and generates a peak torque of 410 Nm at 2,800 revs. This engine is available in either a 5-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission. The other one is a 4.0L 6-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 275 PS of max power at 5,600 revs and 381 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 revs. This is mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox. 


Toyota has provided the Land Cruiser Prado with a magnificent-looking front grille with vertical slats. This combined with the DRLs and the angular headlights, let the others know that it is the Prado approaching. The overall stance of the SUV is very muscular and gives you so much confidence that you will not hesitate in steering it off the road.


The interior of the Prado has been greatly improved over the years. The seats provide great comfort, and the ride quality is supreme. The refinement of the engines is commendable, resulting in extremely less cabin noise. The 3-way climate control keeps you cool, and the cooling console box keeps the temperature of your beverages in check. There is more than sufficient amount of space for everyone.


The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has a price range of PHP 3.18 million to PHP 3.92 million. There are four color options available - Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Dark Steel Mica and Grey Metallic.


4- Honda Pilot


Honda Pilot



Launched in the Philippines in 2012, Honda Pilot was quick to gain the attention of the masses. Its large dimensions and an imposing front end makes its presence prominent. Honda’s signature LED DRLs along with the LED projector headlamps gives the Pilot a distinctive appearance. The design and shape of the DRLs are somewhat similar to the shape of the tail lights of this grand SUV.


The interior of the Pilot is a luxurious affair. The materials used are of top quality and everything feels premium. The all-black color scheme gives a sporty ambiance inside the car. The design of the interior is such that it properly utilizes all the space available. That is why Honda claims that the Pilot can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably, with room still left for some luggage. And to make sure that all the passengers are safe, Honda has also provided many safety features like Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), along with Driver and Front Passenger Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, and Blind Spot Information (BSI).


Honda has provided the Pilot with its new Earth Dreams Technology Direct Injection 3.5L V6 i-VTEC engine. It produces 284 PS of max power at 6,200 revs and a peak torque of 353 Nm is generated at 5,000 revs. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and the Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) All-Wheel Drive System. This advanced powertrain promises a spirited yet assured drive at every turn.


With a price tag of PHP 3.38 million, the Honda Pilot comes in only a single variant - 3.5 EX-L AWD. However, there are four different color options - Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Dark Cherry Pearl and White Diamond Pearl.




5- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited




Jeep Wrangler Unlimited



If you are someone who likes to have adventures, loves off-roading, and need a big vehicle to finish all the family-related errands, then we have got you covered. It is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that will happily fulfill all your needs, demands, and weekend getaways. It has got this amazing classic look that reminds us of the old Jeep models. However, there are numerous modern elements that have been added to keep the Wrangler Unlimited updated and ready to go anywhere.



Like they say, ‘It’s the journey and not the destination that matters the most’, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited makes sure that you enjoy each and every moment of the journey. It is an all-rounder. It is easy to drive on the tarmac, you can even get groceries as it can accommodate a lot of stuff in its large cargo bay and it is an off-road beast too. Its massive 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine has got a healthy 284 horsepower and 347 Nm of torque. There is also a 2.8L diesel engine that produces 200 hp and a peak torque of 460 Nm. It comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission and Jeep’s Command-Trac 4WD system. This package will take care of every and any kind of terrain you plan to go.



And it is not like you will be sitting in a cage. The interior of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited provides ample amount of storage space with comfortable leather-trimmed seats and driving ergonomics. Jeep has successfully kept the NVH levels to a minimum. So it does not matter where you are taking this monster, it will make sure that irrespective of the outside environment, the occupants are in a comfort zone. It is a premium SUV, and you will not forget that while driving.



The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is available in two variants - Sport, that comes with the 3.6L engine, and Rubicon, with the 2.4L diesel. The former will set you back by PHP 1.99 million, whereas the latter is priced at PHP 3.36 million. Both the models come with 10 color options - Black, Anvil, Copperhead, Bright White, Baja Yellow, Granite, Hydro Blue, Dune, Firecracker Red and Billet Silver.

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